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SPN Take Five for Jan. 7, 2019

SPN Take Five for Jan. 7, 2019

Braxton Banks, Producer

January 7, 2019


Filed under SPN TAKE 5, Top Stories

Here is the first announcements program of the new calendar year.

Winter Storms Pose Perils

Winter Storms Pose Perils

Halli Resinger, Reporter

December 18, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

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...

Bixby GSA: Fighting for Justice

Bixby GSA: Fighting for Justice

Ava Harper, Reporter

December 18, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

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...

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


Filed under News, Top Stories

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...

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.

Lacrosse Slowly Growing in Popularity

Lacrosse Slowly Growing in Popularity

Rosalia Carrillo, Reporter

April 27, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Lacrosse is a sport that was not very popular when a small groups of Bixby students began playing. Many of them were told about the sport by freshman Rachel First. First started to get interested in lacrosse after watching her brother play; she has been participating for five years. At the time n...

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...

Literally Nothing

Literally Nothing

Jake Diagostine, Brittany Marlow and Connor Wright, Reporters

March 28, 2018


Filed under Podcasts, Top Stories

Sophomore Brittany Marlow and freshmen Connor Wright and Jake Diagostine produce their first podcast, with illustrations by Jake.

Spring Fashion

Spring Fashion

Ari Johnson and Emma Warden, Reporters

March 16, 2018


Filed under Podcasts, Top Stories

Freshmen Emma Warden and Ari Johnson produce their first podcast for SPN: spring fashion ... on a budget.

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...

On the Parkland Shootings: One Month Later

On the Parkland Shootings: One Month Later

Rebecca Rayon, Reporter

March 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The 18th school shooting of 2018 occurred in Parkland, Florida, exactly a month ago today. A former student using an assault rifle has been charged with the murders of 14 children and three adults. Many articles written about this school shooting haven’t just said, “former student”; they ha...

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