Students set sights on sky

Then you hear the sound of shotguns firing and a sudden crash of shattering clay. This might be a frightening experience to some, but to competitive skeet shooters, this is just a typical practice.

Shop with Kroger, contribute to the PTSO

Students, Parents, Teachers and Community Members can now donate to the PTSO by using their Kroger Plus cards via the Kroger Neighbor to Neighbor Program. After linking one’s Kroger Card to the Neighbor to Neighbor program, a portion of the purchases made will be contributed to a fund that later distributes money to the PTSO.

Tennis star ‘serves’ others

To some, tennis is just a hobby or a sport, played just to exercise. But that’s not the case for one particular senior mixed-doubles tennis player.

Sophomore Class meetings held on Wednesdays

The Sophomore Class Council, which plans and hosts the Sadie Hawkins dance, will meet each Wednesday after school in room 2223 from 3:45 to 4:05 after school. The Class of 2014 will also plan associated fundraisers to prepare for Sadie Hawkins, and can address other concerns that the Sophomore Class may have.

GO Center provides scholarship, application aid

Life after high school may be a daunting question for anyone, luckily there is a place for the questions to be answered. The GO Center is a place for students to go to plan for college and career fields that they may be interested in pursuing.

FFA fundraises for ‘Five Hundred in Five Days’

During this week, the FFA and Agriculture Department will be collecting money for the Radio MASH effort with the goal of raising five hundred dollars throughout the week.

FFA members will be collecting money at lunches and is accepting donations throughout the week.

Long-sleeve Go Big Blue t-shirts and sweatshirts on sale now

The PTSO began selling this year’s long-sleeved Go Big Blue T-Shirts and Sweatshirts in purple, hot pink and gray on November 18 during all lunches. Sweatshirts are on sale for $20 each, with long-sleeved T-Shirts on sale for $12 each.

Consider power of words when speaking

We hear it everywhere we go. Countless times in the hallway, in the classrooms and maybe even at home, it’s frequently heard. Do you know what I’m talking about? Cursing.

Varsity Boys Basketball falls to Stoney Point

Playing at home last night, the Viking Basketball team fell to Stony Point with a final score of 67-35.

Holiday Feature: Happy Thanksgiving

“In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President […]

Like Clockwork: Cafeteria personnel

If a small child asked “What is a lunch lady?”, the initial response would probably be, “they’re the ones that serve people food in cafeterias.”

However, this is only one of the many tasks they do. So much more goes on behind the scenes that students don’t think about.

ASVAB tests students for career aptitude

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is an exam that students may take to measure their strengths, weaknesses and potential for future success. ASVAB is provided by the military, and testing will occur on December 6 at 8:15.

Students who are interested in taking the exam should sign up in the GO Center by November 30.

You are what you eat, it’s not a myth

Obesity. It’s an epidemic, we’ve been told, and the facts are there to back it up. Since 1980, the percentage of adolescents who are obese has almost tripled, according to the CDC.

Government agencies and medical researchers can tell us that we need to lead better, healthier lifestyles and impose rules that enforce such assessments, but these rules are futile if we don’t actually make the decisions for ourselves.

First Six Weeks Honor Roll

The extended honor roll for the first six weeks has been released. The full listing of students who have made All As or All As and One B can be downloaded here.

Music de’notes’ odd ensemble

Our generation cannot live without music. Any place you find teens, you’ll also find iPods in their hands and headphones in their ears. One thing you see often, though, is that music often creates groups that people feel they need to fit into, based on the wide variety of genres people enjoy.

Coaching experience caters to classroom chemistry

Former coach Eric Eike has been bringing sports into the classroom for 25 years, teaching with the same philosophy he applied on the field.

Volume 41 Number 4

The Volume 41 Number 4 print edition of The Norseman was published on November 18, 2011.

Fall Final Exam Schedule released

Students will be taking final exams for their fall courses from Wednesday, December 14 to Friday, December 16. Exams for periods 5, 6 and 7 will be held on Wednesday and exams for periods 1 and 2 will be held on Thursday, with the remaining exams for periods 1 and 3 held on Friday. Students will be dismissed from school at 12:55 on Thursday and Friday, with a normal release time on Wednesday.

Coldplay energizes new album

Think about one of the greatest bands in the world coming out with a new album after three years. A band with fifty million albums sold worldwide changing the way the world views alternative music and millions of fans having no idea what to expect other than pure greatness.

Eyes on the road: Raising awareness about dangers of texting, driving

“Crash!” Shattered windows, a mangled car, blood splattered everywhere, people crowd around the accident, and soon hear sirens from a distance.

Was that text message really worth your life or the life of others?

Basketball season tips off

The Viking Basketball season is now underway, as the boys’ team played their home opener last night, joining the Lady Vikings who began district play last week on November 8. The Lady Vikes will play at home this Friday while the boys’ team will play away.

Star Wars continues to shine for new generations

Star Wars: some people love it, some hate it. There usually is no middle ground. I am one of those people who is madly in love with it, which is why, when I heard that the complete saga was going to be released on blu ray with 40 hours of unseen footage, I freaked out.

Like Clockwork: Custodial personnel

Custodians are responsible for much more than just cleaning up after lunch or emptying the trash; they are constantly making sure things are clean and clear in the halls and their workdays are much longer than the typical school day.

Read between the lines: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Walking down a hallway filled with strangers, figuring out who to sit with at lunch, trying to fit in with the right crowd. Sound familiar?

By the Ledger: Stretching dollars, equipping students

Although it may be difficult for some to imagine school without all of the school supplies that they were once accustomed, recent budget cuts have forced administrators and teachers to take another look at what equipment and supplementary supplies they can purchase.

Shy-Annes to hold zumbathon

The Shy-Annes will be holding a Zumbathon from 11am to 1pm at the Piranha Fitness Studio on Nov. 19.

Plugged In: Online Classes

For years now, it seems that the entire world has proclaimed online classes to be the savior of public education. “The future is coming!”we’ve been told. Well, if this is what the future entails, I couldn’t be happier that I am graduating this year.

Fun pastime turned competitive

Most people who find themselves splashing in the water do it to pass the time in the hot Texas summer, but some take this pastime to a competitive level. Senior Haley Clark is an example of this. Not only is she a competitive swimmer on campus, but she is also ranked as one of the top five swimmers in the state and one of the top one hundred swimmers in the nation.

Athletes sign letters of intent

Five Viking athletes signed letters of intent Wednesday during National Letter of Intent Signing Day.

Paranormal Activity scares up big audience

Paranormal Activity 3 hit theaters October 21st as the third and last installment of the Paranormal Activity Series that debuted back in 2007.

Like Clockwork: Security personnel

When fights happen or trouble occurs, there are only a few people that are able to handle the situation. Just by walking through campus, many people can be found that are not teachers, but whose only job is to make sure that students are safe.

Choir members advance to region

On Saturday, the choir competed at the Region 8 Pre-Area & 9th/10th grade Region Auditions.

Volleyball team finishes record setting season.

The Volleyball team lost their last match of the season to McKinney Boyd

By the Ledger: Efficient solutions found to retain staff

ecause one of the highest expenses for a school district is staffing, one area that schools and districts cut down on is in personnel. Although staff layoffs have been avoided, fewer personnel are on Bryan ISD payrolls this year.

One manner by which layoffs are being avoided, while still cutting down the number of staff, is through not re-hiring teachers who left the district last year or retired.

Freshman Silver ends season on top

The Freshman Silver football team won their game last night 19-0 against Temple. The Freshmen Blue team fell to Temple by a score of 28-40. The JV team fell to Temple with a final score of 7-40.

Students connect to Washington

It’s not everyday that students get the opportunity to get an inside at the professional side of politics and journalism, but social studies classes got to do just that when the C-SPAN network’s bus rolled into campus on October 25th.

Student survey for campus snapshot

Bryan High School has applied for and received a three year grant to make changes and improvements to the school. With this opportunity, students have been asked to complete a brief survey which will be used to help make decisions about ways to improve BHS.

Like Clockwork: Attendance Personnel

Almost everyone has missed the bus, or slept in and shown up late to school. When they arrive late, the attendance office is where they go. These women have to deal with every grumpy kid that has to get that one tardy that sends them to SAC.

NHS to host blood drive

National Honor Society will sponsor host a blood drive, that benefits The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, on Nov. 7-8 from 7:30-3:30 in Gym 3.

JROTC helps celebrate veterans

JROTC is planning many activities for Veterans Week starting on Saturday, Nov. 5.

Underclassmen picture retakes will be next week

Underclassmen picture retakes will be taken on Tuesday, Nov. 8 in the small auditorium, room 5143.

Students find group where second isn’t always last

After a long Monday of school, students gather in the choir room to pray together and to vent about the positives and negatives of their day. After praying and discussing their day, they watch videos that discuss how God has changed them and the effect he has had on their lives.