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The Dangers of Stationary Fronts

The Dangers of Stationary Fronts

Braxton Banks, Reporter

November 30, 2017


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Oklahoma’s many weather systems produce heavy rains in the winter and spring, deadly tornadoes, damaging thunderstorms and crippling ice storms – often times many in the same year. They all begin with what are called fronts, which can bring catastrophe if they stall for days upon end. A front i...

Identifying Signs of Student Crisis

Marshal Bates, Reporter

November 28, 2017


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Bixby High School has taken measures to educate students, parents and faculty about the signs of suicide after a Broken Arrow student jumped to his death after a recent football game. That student, Jaymeson West age 16, suffered from long-term depression. Bixby High hosted a community event last mont...

`People Need to Pay More Attention’

`People Need to Pay More Attention’

Ari, Johnson

November 28, 2017


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Every year the rate of suicide rises and Oklahoma is no exception. Teen suicide in Oklahoma is the second-leading cause of death between the ages of 15 and 24. According to the Population Reference Bureau, suicide among teenagers has risen from eight deaths per 100,000 in 1999 to 8.7 deaths per 100,00...

Helping Hurricane-Displaced Animals

Helping Hurricane-Displaced Animals

Emma Warden, Reporter

November 28, 2017


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Hurricane Harvey, a category 4 storm that struck Houston and surrounding areas in late August, left more than 80 people dead and billions of dollars needed for repairing damage. However, people weren’t the only ones affected by this harmful natural disaster; many animals also faced trouble and Oklah...

Bixby Views Varied on Dealing with Gun Violence

Bixby Views Varied on Dealing with Gun Violence

Logan Morton, Reporter

November 2, 2017


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Gun violence is a substantial problem in society and resulted in last month’s mass shooting in Las Vegas that left 58 dead and almost 500 injured. Bixby residents have mixed feelings about what should be done to stem the bloodshed. On average, 93 deaths nationwide occur daily from gun violence, accord...

Oklahoma Isn’t Accustomed to Preparing for Earthquake Damage

Oklahoma Isn’t Accustomed to Preparing for Earthquake Damage

Caroline Lee, Reporter

November 1, 2017


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Natural disasters are nothing new to America. With a land mass of 3.797 million square miles, the United States has had plenty of experience with tornados, earthquakes, tropical storms, hurricanes, droughts and dust storms. In the most extreme weather hotspots, Americans have adapted their lifestyles in a wa...

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...

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