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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...

Bixby High Students Attend Inauguration

Bixby High Students Attend Inauguration

Shea Hooper, Reporter

January 25, 2017


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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


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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


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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...

Bixby High Hosts Naturalization Ceremony

Bixby High Hosts Naturalization Ceremony

Rosalie Boyd, Reporter

October 25, 2016


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Twenty-nine candidates for citizenship, ranging from Mexico to Burma, were overwhelmed with sheer happiness, tears of joy, and a gym filled of spirited students cheering them on as each one walked up to receive a naturalization certificate on Oct. 12. Everyone, students and immigrants alike, felt...

Severe Budget Crisis Hits Bixby Schools, but No Teaching Positions Cut

Severe Budget Crisis Hits Bixby Schools, but No Teaching Positions Cut
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Heather Randolph, Reporter

October 14, 2016


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Bixby opened its doors to its first class in 1917, but this year marks a milestone for the senior class and all the other grades because the school district has had severe budget setbacks, but no loss of teachers. The state budget for this school year takes away $67 million from all Oklahoma schools,...

Grassroots campaign launched to “Bridge the Gap” for Bixby Public Schools

Grassroots campaign launched to “Bridge the Gap” for Bixby Public Schools

May 31, 2016


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Bixby Public Schools is facing budget cuts of approximately $1.7 million for the 2016-2017 school year. That equates to approximately $202 less revenue per student from the State. As a result, a group of parents and citizens joined efforts with the Bixby Educational Endowment Foundation (BEEF) to form...

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