Volume 41 Number 1

Published in August 2011 by the Bryan High School Norseman in Bryan, Texas. To zoom in or magnify, please use the toolbar at the bottom of the viewing window. Volume 41 Number 1

Volume 41 Number 2

Published in September 2011 by the Bryan High School Norseman in Bryan, Texas. To zoom in or magnify, please use the toolbar at the bottom of the viewing window. Volume 41 Number 2

Volume 41 Number 3

Published in October 2011 by the Bryan High School Norseman in Bryan, Texas. To zoom in or magnify, please use the toolbar at the bottom of the viewing window. Volume 41 Number 3

Volume 41 Number 4

Published in November 2011 by the Bryan High School Norseman in Bryan, Texas. To zoom in or magnify, please use the toolbar at the bottom of the viewing window. Volume 41 Number 4

Volume 41 Number 5

Published in December 2011 by the Bryan High School Norseman in Bryan, Texas. To zoom in or magnify, please use the toolbar at the bottom of the viewing window. Volume 41 Number 5

Volume 41 Number 6

Published on January 27, 2012 by the Bryan High School Norseman in Bryan, Texas. To zoom in or magnify, please use the toolbar at the bottom of the viewing window.

Volume 41 Number 7

Published on May 6, 2012 by the Bryan High School Norseman in Bryan, Texas. To zoom in or magnify, please use the toolbar at the bottom of the viewing window

Local food movement takes root

Food. Fruits. Vegetables.

It’s grown by hardworking men and women on farms that blanket the American countryside; where the agrarian roots are more than skin-deep. Or is it?

Bowling Club starts up

In partnership with Grand Station Entertainment, the Bowling Club at Bryan High has formed to compete against corresponding teams at A&M Consolidated and Rudder. Practices began January 17 at Grand Station at 4:00 P.M.

Family overcrowded, under inspection

The Duggar family has 19 children and one on the way, 7.6 times the average family.

Color Guard competes in first competition of the season

Congratulations to the color guard on a job well done Saturday, Jan. 28 at their first competition of the season. They attended the Texas Color Guard Circuit competition at Manor High School and placed 3rd out of about 10 teams from the Austin area in the Scholastic National A division.

Between the Lines: Never Let Me Go

You’d think these kids were just like anyone else in the world. They learn. They play. They engage in intimate conversations. They grow up and share feelings and emotions with each other.

Be the One: get up, get involved

Adults are constantly complaining about their jobs, but do nothing to look for a new one. They complain about the relationships that they are in, but do nothing to make them better. This pattern does not begin out of the blue, but seems to start in high school. Teenagers in the same sense, complain, but […]

Third Six Weeks Honor Roll

The extended honor roll for the third 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.

The world according to Abel: My Daddy

It’s not uncommon for kids today to live with their struggling, single, mothers who are striving to make ends meet and pulling their hair out with stress. My single parent is not an out-of-control mother but a half-deaf, metal head that I call daddy.

A Message from the Principal…

We have completed the first semester of the 2011-2012 school year! As we begin our second semester we must continue to share with you what a rewarding experience this year has been! We have accomplished many things here at BRYAN HIGH SCHOOL this year!

Blinn information meeting set for Friday

On Friday Jan. 27 during all lunches, Blinn representatives will be presenting information to 12th graders on applying to Blinn and applying for scholarships in room 1200.

AcaDec team earns awards at regional meet

The AcaDec Team participated in the Academic Decathlon Regional Competition hosted at Porter High School Jan. 21-22. The team earned 32 Regional medals overall. Honors students: Senior Rebekah Morris – 3rd place in Super Quiz, 3rd place in Language Lit, 3rd place in Economics, 1st place Super Quiz Team Award, 6th place Regional Team Award, […]

Criminal Justice team successful at competition

The Criminal Justice team competed in the Texas Public Safety Association competition at Southside High School in San Antonio on Sat. Jan. 21.

Twilight fades into darkness with fourth movie

I walked into a field of beautiful flowers waiting for him to appear. I had seen him before. He was tall and had gorgeous hair that was at least three feet high…and he sparkled. Maybe that’s what made him look so greasy and in need of a shower.

Texas looks to the STAARs for new standardized test

Testing reminders and graduation requirement posters will be un-TAKed from walls all over campus over the next three years as the school begins to look to the STAARs for a new standardized testing requirement.

Effective for the Class of 2015, students will be tested using the STAAR, a system of end-of-course exams for students’ core classes, instead of the previously administered TAKS exam.

Blinn on campus for seniors

On Friday Jan. 27 during all lunches, Blinn representatives will be presenting information to 12th graders on applying to Blinn and applying for scholarships in room 1200.

Feel free to bring your lunch with you so that you can eat and get the information you need to get signed up for college. Please see Mr. Estes if you have any questions.

Band pierces through veiled emotions

In 2006, after several failed attempts at a band, Pierce the Veil was formed by brothers Mike and Vic Fuentes along with Jaime Preciado and Tony Perry. Over the last few years, the band has gained a lot of positive attention by being featured in Warped Tour and countless articles and interviews. They are known […]

Locking up the basics for a career in criminal justice

There’s blood spattered on the wall with evidence everywhere and police sirens are blaring in the background. To address these violent scenes, police everywhere hire specialists to solve brutal crimes every day with forensic science. There’s a class at Bryan High to prepare you for that.

NSBE to hold first meeting

Students who are interested in engineering, math and science are encouraged to join the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) on Jan 24 at 4:00 or Jan 25 at 8:00 in room 3238.

Refreshments will be served at all after school meetings. All students welcome regardless of race.

Coffee Party: Because we all need an ‘occupation’

This year, we saw the world give birth to a festive new street tradition in which hundreds of people throughout the nation camped out in their downtown streets and parks. They may look like they’re having fun with their street dancers and Guy Fawkes masks, but these campers are serious business. After all, they’ve finally found something to do with their lives! They’re occupiers and this is their occupation.

Musical tickets on sale now

Tickets for the Fine Arts department’s spring musical, The Wizard of Oz, are on sale now. The show will be from February 3 – 6 at the Bryan Civic Auditorium.

Pre-sale tickets cost $7 for students and $10 for adults. All tickets are $12 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from any cast or crew member, or in the Choir room.

Senior Presentation Meeting, Balfour on Campus

Graduation is approaching for the Class of 2012 and a Senior Presentation meeting will be hosted by Balfour on January 26 in the large auditorium at 8:00 AM. The meeting will provide students with information regarding graduation caps, gowns and senior invitations.

Balfour representatives will be available to take any questions regarding the graduation process.

Helping students find inner beauty

Do you ever have those days when you wake up, look in the mirror and want to cry? Maybe your hair is a little frizzy, you’re breaking out, or you’ve got dark circles under your eyes from staying up late studying.

Mens Soccer wins first tournament

After defeating Humble Summer Creek 3-0, the Boys Soccer team took the championship title of the Willis Kat Cup soccer tournament on January 14.

Vikings place at Academic UIL meet

The Academic UIL team competed in the Midway Invitational on January 14, with the journalism team taking home 1st place honors.

Junior Jenna Williams placed 6th in Computer Applications. Senior John Fuller placed 1st in Headline Writing, 1st in Editorial Writing, 2nd in News Writing, and 3rd in Feature Writing. Sophomore Emily Nash placed 1st in Feature Writing and 6th in Headline Writing. Sophomore Eva Araujo placed 6th in Feature Writing.

People need a NEW years resolution

The start of a new year brings many new things and making new years resolutions is one of those new things that excites people.

Lady Vikes come home victorious

The Lady Vikings began their season as undefeated tournament champions after winning 5-0 against Travis, 3-0 against Reagan, 5-0 against Crockett, Akins 3-0 and Lanier 2-0, never allowing a goal for the entire tournament.

Last chance for senior pictures

Photo Texas Photography will be on campus, in room 6158, on Thursday, Jan. 19 for senior pictures. This will be the final opportunity for seniors to take a picture for the yearbook. All senior students who have not taken a picture should receive notification of their time slot before Thursday. If they do not receive […]

Speech/debate auditions to be held Tuesday

The Bryan High School Speech/Debate team is having Debate and Acting auditions on Tuesday January 17th at 7:30am-8:10am or after school from 4:00pm -5:00pm.

Auditions will be located at room 5135 on the blue campus.

Read Between the Lines: The Bell Jar

In high school, teenagers frequently feel as though it’s impossible to uphold a perfect life. They look at each other and wonder how some teens can have it all together, considering how tough high school is. What they may not realize is that things aren’t always perfect beneath the surface.

Student Council helps prevent bullying

Over the years bullying has taken a backseat to other issues. For many people, they see bullying as a problem of the past, when kids got in school

Sadie Hawkins to be held Jan 21

The Sophomore Class will be hosting the 2012 Sadie Hawkins Dance on January 21 from 8:00 PM to 11:45 PM. Tickets, which cost $8/person or $12/couple, are on sale now in the Blue and Silver cafeterias. Tickets at the door will be $10/person. At the dance, prizes will be given for the best-dressed couples/group, a […]

Plugged In: Personal Devices on Campus

It’s clear that students have become more accustomed and efficient with technology then ever before. Computers, smart phones and tablets are consistently used by students at home to do their homework and stay organized with their schoolwork. Yet, these devices are banned from the very place that’s supposed to promote learning and productivity. Of course, […]

Color Guard to hold pancake breakfast Saturday

The Color Guard is having their annual pancake breakfast fundraiser this Saturday, January 14 from 8:00-11:30 am in the silver campus cafeteria. Tickets are $7 (all you can eat pancakes) and are available now or at the door. To go plates are available!

The students will be doing live performances while you eat.

Cheerleaders compete at NCA National Championship

In the intermediate division of the National Cheerleaders Association Competition, the Bryan High Blue Team placed 11th, with the Bryan High Silver Team taking 6th place in the novice division. The silver time also won the “Most Innovative Choreography Award.”

Capturing hearts, minds of students by sculpting relationships

A photograph. A moment frozen in time. A memory captured and preserved in tiny megapixels. Photography is just a a hobby for some, but for art teacher John Burrows photography is a passion.

Scholarship and College Workshop for Gear Up Families

Gear Up will be hosting a Scholarship and College Workshop for students interested in attending college or a technical school on January 19 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Jane Long Middle School.

Additionally, Gear Up will be hosting another college preparation session on January 30 at 5:30 P.M. at the Rudder High School Presentation Room. This session will feature Edward Tarleton and address course management advice, college preparation tips, college application process, graduate school options, graduate school essay strategies and graduate school interview guidelines.

Video game creates world of escape, adventure

The Elder Scrolls franchise has been around for years, but only in recent years has it gained national acclaim and a larger base of players. The last two installments of the series were somewhat popular, but Skyrim represents the birth of a new generation of players who are ready to enjoy one of the best games created in the last decade.

Student excels at Choir All-State competition

Senior Landon McGee has received the highest honor possible for a Texas music student. He placed 5th in the Tenor 2 section and will join with other musicians across the state for three days of rehearsal (February 8-10) culminating in an All-State Choir performance February 11 in San Antonio, TX.

Guard brings color to performances

Every Friday night the Guard adds color to the football field with the marching band, but their year doesn’t end with football season. While the Color Guard is mainly known as an addition to the Friday night football experience, their expertise extends past the lines of school spirit, as they participate in Winter Guard also.

Coffee Party: 2012 and……the new world order

The Mayans may have not been so crazy after all. December 2012, the predicted date of the world’s demise, is inching closer and closer. While the rapture may not be as imminent, it’s clear that 2012 really will usher in a different world than we’ve ever known before.

It seems fitting that 2011, a year that began with the Egyptian Revolution and Arab Spring, ended with the Russian winter, as thousands of Russians stormed the Kremlin this month in protest of Vladimir Putin’s corrupt government.

IB: Understanding TOK

The Theory of Knowledge course (TOK) is one of the central components and requirements of the IB curriculum.
By nature, the course is philosophy-based and challenges the student to examine what they know, and how they know it.

Students will address ‘knowledge issues’ in relation to their other courses to develop a better understanding of the concepts of knowledge and the manner by which such knowledge is acquired.