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SPN Take Five for March 11, 2019

SPN Take Five for March 11, 2019

Aiden Powell, Producer

March 12, 2019


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Here is this week's announcements program, which a feature on Bixby High School's two Academic All-Staters.

Clogging Leads to Opportunities

Clogging Leads to Opportunities

Lily Diagostine, Reporter

January 29, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

When David Kincaid asked his wife, Dyan, if she thought they should pack up their family and move to Thailand in 2010, her reaction was, “Sure, why not?” Her spontaneous attitude was long in the making because her optimistic approach to new opportunities had previously led the Bixby resident to winning a national championship in two-...

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The Bixby school board suggested changes to the bell schedule and removed an outdated corporal punishment rule at a meeting last week.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...

A Victory for Spider-Man

A Victory for Spider-Man

Nate Husen, Reporter

January 22, 2019


Filed under Reviews, Top Stories

I’m going to be frank: When I saw the first trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse , I didn’t have high expectations. Sony Pictures Animation’s last effort before this one was the Emoji Movie and we all know how that turned out. Fortunately, it has become clear that judging a movie by...

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


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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...

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...

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