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Standardized Testing’s Contradictions

Standardized Testing's Contradictions

Nate Husen, Reporter

May 9, 2019

If you need to graduate from high school, take a test first. If you need college credits, take a test and you might get some. If you want to know which Golden Girl you are, take a test for it. Between the ACT, SAT, end-of-year state testing, Buzzfeed quizzes and innumerable other assessments, it’s clear that the American mind is judged by tests. Whil...

Keeping Younger Teens Separated by Grade

An addition to Bixby Middle School will be for seventh graders.

Nate Husen, Reporter

April 8, 2019

With phase two of the Ninth Grade Center complete and construction of the expanded seventh/eighth center underway, Bixby students will spend three consecutive years insulated from other grade levels. Jamie Milligan, Bixby Public Schools’ executive director of secondary education, says separating ...

Social Pressures Can Lead to Eating Disorders

Tori Kraus

Riley Pruett, Reporter

March 27, 2019

Anxiety and depression are known issues with America’s youth, but many do not know that stress can also contribute to eating disorders. Ms. Tori Kraus, the nurse at Bixby High School, says a significant factor to eating disorders among teens is the “pressure of socializing in school.” She says t...

Working to Comply Disabilities Law

Ava Harper, Reporter

March 27, 2019

The Americans with Disabilities Act, passed in 1991, required changes in buildings, schools and how people treat those with disabilities. Bixby Public Schools have tried for many years to make its facilities accessible. Hayden Snow, facilities manager for Bixby schools, says the importance of acc...

Cyberbullying on the Rise

Cyberbullying on the Rise

Halli Resinger, Reporter

December 18, 2018

Bullying at schools, in many people’s minds, involves physical harm, such as hitting, kicking or pushing someone, such as in the movies West Side Story, Back to the Future, The Outsiders and the Harry Potter series. People can also socially bully others by leaving them out, telling them that they are...

Bixby GSA: Fighting for Justice

The Bixby High GSA participates in the 2018 Homecoming parade.

Ava Harper, Reporter

December 18, 2018

Across the nation, Gay Straight Alliances have provided support systems for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual and queer students since 1998, although Bixby High didn’t begin a GSA until April 2017. GSAs are student-run groups, usually in high schools or middle schools, and create a platform to fi...

A Freshman’s Fitness Ordeal

A Freshman's Fitness Ordeal

Braxton Banks, Rosalia Carrillo and Aiden Powell, Reporters

May 23, 2018

Aiden Powell, assisted by Rosalia Carrillo and Braxton Banks, attempts to get fit.

Hazards of a Freshman

Hazards of a Freshman

Aiden Powel, Reporter

May 2, 2018

Freshman journalism student Aiden Powell provides an entertaining look at the hazards a freshman faces.

No Pig in a Poke at Alt Center

Brassfield student Lora Redding cuddles Stewart Jefferson Brassfield.

AnnRenee Keller, Reporter

March 14, 2018

Many may not know that Brassfield Learning Center has a guinea pig named … wait for it … Stewart Jefferson Brassfield. Teachers at Bixby’s alternative center had students suggest names and they voted 3½ years ago when the pet rodent came to be a full-time resident. Stewart Jefferson Brassfie...

Different States, Different Driving Ages

Different States, Different Driving Ages

Aiden Powell, Reporter

November 1, 2017

If the Bixby Ninth Grade Center were 1,681 football fields east, then all freshmen Spartans could conceivably have hardship driver licenses or learner's permits because Oklahoma's permit age is age 15 ½ while Arkansas’s is 14 years. In Arkansas, you can easily get a learner permit, but most kids ...

Students Create GSA at Bixby High

Members of the newly created Gay Straight Alliance celebrate at their first formal meeting. On the front row (left to right) are  Hanna Doudican, Anna Johns and Neil Woods; on the back row are Kylie Parker, Gabby Wagner, Savannah Price and Vaishvi Diwanji.

Vaishvi Diwanji, Reporter

April 25, 2017

A new club about safety, support and education has become official at Bixby High School. Juniors Savannah Price, Anna Johns, Hanna Doudican and Kylie Parker are responsible for creating the Gay Straight Alliance. The students had their first formal meeting Monday. People are sometimes harassed, har...

The Door To Who Knows Where

The Door To Who Knows Where

Michelle Sandoval, Reporter

April 21, 2017

Doors are structures that allow entrance from one place to another. They can be made of materials ranging from wood to steel, and are often used as metaphors relating to life and its challenges. Every door has a purpose, but some can be found in bizarre places, especially in many buildings at Bixby High...

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