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Viscious Cycle: Reposted Fake News Perpetuates Problems

Viscious Cycle: Reposted Fake News Perpetuates Problems

Rachel Belous, Reporter

January 24, 2019


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According to a Massachusetts Institute of Technology study, fake news is more likely than truth to be posted or reposted on Twitter. Consumers can learn how to spot this misinformation. “People are confident in their ability to spot fake news, but they’re not good at it,” says Heidi Jenkins, Ph.D.,...

Bell Schedule, Old Corporal Punishment Rule Addressed

Rachel Belous, Reporter

January 23, 2019


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The Bixby school board suggested changes to the bell schedule and removed an outdated corporal punishment rule at a meeting last week. The board presented a proposal at the Jan. 17 meeting to begin secondary schools (grades 7-12) at 8:45 a.m. and end at 3:52 p.m. with seven periods. For years, the s...

ELL Needs Keep Rising

ELL Needs Keep Rising

Ava Harper, Reporter

January 22, 2019


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The need for ELL teachers of English Language Learners is only getting higher, especially at Bixby High School, whose only ELL teacher, Terri Sloan, teaches students from all four grades. ELL classes are taught to students who are not native speakers. Some of Bixby 37 ELL students come from diffe...

Winter Storms Pose Perils

Winter Storms Pose Perils

Halli Resinger, Reporter

December 18, 2018


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Natural disasters can happen anywhere in the world and can destroy lives and property. Ice storms, one type of natural disaster, often bring destruction during Oklahoma winters.   Meteorologist Mike Lacy with the Tulsa office of the National Weather Service recalls the area’s most recent signi...

School Safety at Two Campuses

School Safety at Two Campuses

Kinsley Southard, Reporter

December 17, 2018


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Student safety is a top priority across the country, and Bixby and Jenks high schools, often compared to each other, are not exceptions. Both have similar plans in place for armed intrusions. Jenks and Bixby both have locks on all doors, but there are ways students can access buildings without ha...

A Bixby Victory in the State House

A Bixby Victory in the State House

Nate Husen, Reporter

November 26, 2018


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The smoke has cleared, election day is over, and our very own Melissa Provenzano is victorious. The Bixby High assistant principal, who resigned just before being sworn into office in mid-November, is the representative of District 79 in the Oklahoma House. Provenzano says that while she...

Edmondson vs. Stitt

Edmondson vs. Stitt

Nate Husen, Reporter

October 29, 2018


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With the gubernatorial and midterm elections Nov. 6, Spartan Post News has put together a guide for the governor’s race, in which one of the biggest issues is education. John Travers, a U.S. history and federal government professor at Tulsa Community College, provides some professional insight into ...

Tornado Season in Oklahoma

Tornado Season in Oklahoma

Braxton Banks, Reporter

May 2, 2018


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Sophomore journalism student Braxton Banks explains why Tornado Alley is hazardous in the spring.

Bixby High Staffers File for Office

Bixby High Staffers File for Office

Ralph Bernhardt, Reporter

April 24, 2018


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Two Bixby High School employees have announced that they will run for  seats in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Assistant principal Melissa Provenzano, running as a Democrat in District 79, and English teacher Cody Coonce, running as a Republican in District 80, are not the only educators...

Bixby Students Protest Gun Violence, Low Teacher Pay

Bixby Students Protest Gun Violence, Low Teacher Pay

Ralph Bernhardt, Reporter

March 14, 2018


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About 140 Bixby High School students gathered at the campus clock tower Wednesday in solidarity with victims of school violence and underpaid teachers . Chants of “Change! Change!” and “The will of the people will never be defeated!” periodically echoed throughout the crowd. Students...

Bixby Deca Leaders are Recognized at State Conference

Bixby Deca Leaders are Recognized at State Conference

Logan Morton, Reporter

February 16, 2018


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It’s an awesome experience to be on-stage and handed a first-place plaque for hard work and dedication to a club that honors students for their courage and their willingness to learn. This is what happened Tuesday and Wednesday at the state Deca convention in Midwest City. Bixby High School students were among those recognized. Most Bixby students call their Deca colleagues their ...

Flu Season Strikes Bixby

Flu Season Strikes Bixby

AnnRenee Keller, Reporter

February 6, 2018


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Bixby High School has had its share of bad flu cases this winter, but it hasn’t had to shut down because of high absenteeism, which has led other Green Country schools to call off classes on occasion. This season’s flu has been deadly: 92 people have died across the state, including 15 in Tul...

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