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A First-Person Glimpse at a Total Eclipse

A First-Person Glimpse at a Total Eclipse

Ralph Bernhardt, Reporter

September 6, 2017


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A total solar eclipse passed across North America on Aug. 21. Upon hearing that Tulsa would experience a 90 percent of the eclipse, I searched for places that would experience more coverage. Northern Kansas or Arkansas looked good – and the drive wasn't too far. Unfortunately, a few days before the...

Bixby MCJROTC Sets Standard of Excellence

Grace Kramer, Sydney Smith, and Karis Konkler

May 22, 2017


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The Bixby MCJROTC program finished its competition season with a state championship, an invitational title and one second place. Junior Ashlynn Johnson, a three-year member and the Unarmed Drill Team commander, said her squad prepared for months because timing is everything in the event or...

Bixby Choristers Hit High-Achieving Notes in Contests

Elizabeth Gwartney, Reporter

May 11, 2017


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Fourteen Bixby High singers earned superior ratings at the recent regional and state Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association contests. Fifteen others received excellent or good ratings in in solo performances, ensembles and music theory. Junior Becky Walters feels that, “Performing at s...

Dress Code Prompts Varied Opinions from All Involved

Anna Hermes, Reporter

May 10, 2017


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Due to warmer weather, recent events at the middle school and Ninth-Grade Center and the upcoming graduation, the dress code has become a major topic of discussion at Bixby High School. The argument over what should be in the dress code and how it should be enforced has highlighted differences in opin...

Bixby Musicians Shine at OSSAA Contests

Elizabeth Gwartney, Reporter

May 9, 2017


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Bixby High band and orchestra members had a significant impact at the recent Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association solo and ensemble contests for instrumental music students at the regional and state levels. This year, 25 soloists and 22 chamber ensembles, ranging from four to 18 students...

Bixby to Reopen ‘Old’ Park in a New Form

Bixby to Reopen ‘Old’ Park in a New Form

Michelle Sandoval, Reporter

April 28, 2017


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The city of Bixby will cut the ribbon Saturday when Charley Young Park opens after many months of construction downtown. The city has organized a kickoff event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to commemorate the park at 50 W, Dawes Ave. There will be music, food trucks and bounce houses. “The park that i...

A Lonesome Bridge with a Misperceived History

A Lonesome Bridge with a Misperceived History

Ashton Leavitt, Reporter

April 27, 2017


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For more than a decade, people have had misperceptions about an old, creepy bridge just south of Bixby. The bridge goes by many names, but many call it the KKK Bridge because it has ropes hanging from the iron rails. People have assumed that with the way the ropes hang that they were nooses. But...

The Importance of a Free Press

Vaishvi Diwanji, Reporter

March 31, 2017


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The constant backlash from President Donald Trump to the press has degraded the media, but it may come as a surprise to readers and viewers that professional journalists themselves are also concerned with “fake news.” People are wary of the media now because of how one-sided reporters may be. S...

Bixby High Musicians and Singers Achieve All-State Status

Bixby High Musicians and Singers Achieve All-State Status

Elizabeth Gwartney, Executive producer

March 23, 2017


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SPN staffer Elizabeth Gwartney recognizes the Oklahoma Music Educators Association all-state winner.

Bixby Students Achieve FFA Distinctions

Bixby Students Achieve FFA Distinctions

Kaylea King, Executive producer

March 23, 2017


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SPN staff Kaylea King's video documents the meaning of FFA to these distinguished students.

The Real History of Bixby, Part I

The Real History of Bixby, Part I

Ralph Bernhardt, Reporter

February 23, 2017


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SPN reporter Ralph Bernhardt discovers that, despite popular historical accounts, Bixby was not founded by Muscogee (Creek) poet Alexander Posey.

Trump’s Ban on the Local Level

Trump’s Ban on the Local Level

Ralph Bernhardt, Reporter

February 6, 2017


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Just about everyone in the United States has heard about President Trump's recent attempt to ban travel between the United States and seven predominantly Muslim countries. While it's been flooding social media and news across the country, few have stopped to think about its affect on Muslims at...

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