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Billingsley challenges standard ‘one stunt at a time’

Billingsley challenges standard ‘one stunt at a time’

Abby Turner, 4E Voices Editor

November 15, 2017


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Cheer may be widely considered as an all girls sport, but junior Hayden Billingsley is shattering that stereotype one stunt at a time. Billingsley is the sole male member of the Bartlesville Cheer squad. As well as participating on the school cheer team, he also participates in competitive cheer, and helps...

OSU professor, Andrine Shufran, named the Entomological Foundation Medal of Honor

OSU professor, Andrine Shufran, named the Entomological Foundation Medal of Honor

Rachel Brown

November 13, 2017


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Though 25 percent of Americans report being afraid of insects, for Andrine Shufran insects are the norm. She was honored with the Entomological Foundation Medal of Honor at the Entomological Society of America’s annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, Sunday, Nov. 5 for her outstanding work at Oklahom...

The face behind the Fine Arts Center

Lauren Szmutko

February 13, 2017


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The Fine Arts are prominent in Bartlesville.  The community is known for its appreciation of all forms of art, especially in June for OK Mozart.  However, this appreciation starts with young students within the school system.  Bartlesville High School Fine Arts Manager Seth Weimer maintains the facility...

Higgs finds future in acting, voice through writing

Rachel Brown

November 1, 2016


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For some, acting and singing on stage may frazzle nerves or instill fear, but for senior Josh Higgs, performing is normal, even invigorating. Higgs got involved in the performing arts when he chose to try band in the fifth grade. He played percussion and sang in choir. He moved to Bartlesville his fr...

Meet Gunner

Meet Gunner

Nick Washum

September 28, 2016


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He’s cute! He’s blonde! He’s brown-eyed! And…he’s hairy. This is Gunner, the service dog in training. Senior Kaitlyn Cole has been training her dog Gunner to be a service dog for six months. He is a 1 year old yellow lab who loves people and is motivated by toys. Cole is training Gunner...

Hannah Aldrich’s journey with her mom’s cancer experience

Alex Merrifield

September 23, 2016


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Hannah Aldrich Feature March 19, 2015-A day that turned 2016 junior homecoming candidate Hannah Aldrich’s life upside down, as she found out her mother, Mary Schenck, had been diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. Aldrich was in Chicago on her freshman year choir trip, but did not receive the...

DeAndre Young’s football career is just beginning

Destiny Harris

September 23, 2016


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Sophomore DeAndre Young has been selected as a sophomore homecoming candidate. This is his second time being a candidate. Young is a sophomore on varsity football; he plays a major role for our football team as the starting running back. “Being on varsity is very fun,” Young said. “Having to...

Prerna Priyadarshini: Senior homecoming nominee

Collyn Combs

September 23, 2016


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Prerna Priyadarshini is a first year homecoming candidate, who is one of six girls representing the senior class. Priyadarshini was born in India and moved to the United States when she was 6, along with her sister, Priyanka, and her twin brother, Pranoy. “It was fun living in India,” she said....

Exchange Student Q&A: Aaron Liang

Megan Hays

September 7, 2016


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Where are you from? “China.” What is your impression of America so far? “I think the schedules are really different, in China we study every subject in one class. Here, we have to move around.” How are the people here? “I think they are really polite and friendly.” What is somethin...

High school student becomes soccer coach

Ashlynn Robbins

May 9, 2016


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A herd of girls sprint down the field. The Hurricane is calling the ball and making connections easily getting past the other team’s defense. High school senior and Tulsa Soccer Club Hurricane’s (TSCH) soccer coach, Carly Gillman watches from the sideline overcome with satisfaction. Gillman does...

Afghan We Can: Razia’s Ray of Hope hosts fundraiser

Rachel Brown

November 4, 2015


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CNN Hero Razia Jan and award-winning filmmaker Beth Murphy visited Bartlesville Saturday Oct. 17, 2015, for Afghan We Can, a local fundraiser benefiting Razia's Ray of Hope Foundation and the Zabuli Education Center in Afghanistan. Razia's Ray of Hope Foundation was founded just after Sept. 11, 2001,...

The Olympic Trials: Senior Haley Downey makes it

Ashlynn Robbins

November 3, 2015


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As she pulled herself out of the pool and looked at the clock, senior swimmer Haley Downey was overcome with happiness. She had won first place in the 200 Breaststroke, but that was not even the best part. Downey had qualified for the Olympic Trials, something a Bruin swimmer has never done before. The B...

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