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SPN Take Five for May 20, 2019

SPN Take Five for May 20, 2019

Rachel Belous, Riley Pruett, Josh Rollo, Lily Diagostone, Ralph Bernhardt, Producers

May 20, 2019


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Here is the last Take Five of the school year, including some memories from seniors and the send-off for Special Olympians to the state meet

JROTC Flag-Folding Ceremony

JROTC Flag-Folding Ceremony

Lily Diagostine, Josh Rollo, Rachel Belous, Riley Pruett, Producers

May 15, 2019


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Bixby High School's JROTC company conducted a flag-folding ceremony and presentation for the family of a veteran who died recently.

Standardized Testing’s Contradictions

Standardized Testing’s Contradictions

Nate Husen, Reporter

May 9, 2019


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

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

Keeping Younger Teens Separated by Grade

Nate Husen, Reporter

April 8, 2019


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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 ...

The Ethics of Photojournalism

The Ethics of Photojournalism

Ralph Bernhardt, Reporter

April 8, 2019


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While photo-manipulation has existed for as long as there has been photography, the digitalization of media and the rise of Adobe Photoshop and other image-altering tools allow anyone to create false images. The computer programs and applications let users create striking images and artistic composi...

Horror Relevance 45 Years Later

Horror Relevance 45 Years Later

Lily Diagostine, Reporter

April 1, 2019


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Carrie, the terrifying novel written by Stephen King and published in 1974, changed the horror genre when it was released in 1974. And just as it struck young people then, teens today can still identify with the book, but with a bit more awareness. With increased pressure from social media for teenag...

Social Pressures Can Lead to Eating Disorders

Social Pressures Can Lead to Eating Disorders

Riley Pruett, Reporter

March 27, 2019


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

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...

Myriad Factors Affect Price of Gasoline

Myriad Factors Affect Price of Gasoline

Lily Diagostine, Reporter

March 27, 2019


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For a product we use everyday, Americans know surprisingly little on the subject of gasoline and its costs. Factors that contribute to local gas prices are numerous and complex. About 20 million barrels of petroleum products are consumed per day, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administrat...

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...

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...

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