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Dress Code Prompts Varied Opinions from All Involved

Anna Hermes, Reporter

May 10, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Bixby High Students Attend Inauguration

Bixby High Students Attend Inauguration

Shea Hooper, Reporter

January 25, 2017

Five Bixby High School students, along with history teacher Randall Briggs, went to Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump as the nation's 45th president. Seniors Ashylin Wainscott and Annastasia Root, juniors Sydney Hooper and Raina Hahn, and sophomore Bailey Proctor witnessed history as Trump and Vice P...

Bixby Senior Selected Again for State Student Advisory Council

Bixby Senior Selected Again for State Student Advisory Council

Grace Kramer, Reporter

January 11, 2017

A Bixby High School senior will travel to the state capitol next week for the second consecutive year as a member of the Oklahoma Student Advisory Council. Sydney Smith will join students from around the state when they gather from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 19 with Oklahoma schools Superintendent Joy...

Stress of Finals Week is Finally Over

Stress of Finals Week is Finally Over

Sarah Duiveman, Reporter

December 21, 2016

Bixby High School students have come to their last week of school before Winter Break –the dreaded Finals Week. During finals week, students press themselves to cram all of the information that they have learned from the semester. I, like many students, became stressed out to the max. Many students...

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