Wrestlers standout at national tournament

Senior Laura Hawk and sophomore Jenna Goen traveled to Oklahoma City to compete in the USAW Girls High School National Championships.

Bad decisions influenced by poor friend choice

Distancing yourself from the wrong crowd may be hard for some people, but succeeding in life depends on taking the right path to obtain your goals. As much as people argue against it, your friends do define who you are and which path you take in life.

Lady Vikes move into tie for first

The Lady Viking softball team moved into a first place tie in district 12-5A with a pair of big victories Friday and Saturday.

Soccer player leads through example

High school is the time when most students explore what they want to do in their life and what they are good at. For senior Joey Wilder soccer plays a key role in who he is and what he is passionate about.

Staple items hold wardrobe together – Tops

Fashion is one of the easiest and exciting ways to express yourselves, whether you’re a teenager in high school or a middle-aged teacher with kids. What you decide to put on in the morning is part of how you are defined as a person.

Staple items hold wardrobe together – Bottoms

Now on to the bottom half of an outfit. Whether you like it or not, denim is a must have. Without explanation, jeans are probably the most practical clothing item found in one’s closet. However, jeans are frequently disliked because they’re perceived to be uncomfortable. Personally, I don’t think there’s a reason to blame jeans for this problem since there are so many different kinds. If your jeans are uncomfortable then you haven’t found the right pair yet, keep looking.

Styles may change, but standards should stay the same

Over time, things change – people change, feelings change, and customs change. One of these very much changed customs is respect.

Students compete at academic meet, journalism team advances to region

The UIL Academic District competition was held Saturday, March 24 at Belton High School.

Ready, Set, Teach prepares students for classroom

To some people, teaching seems to be just another profession that involves kids. For others, being a teacher isn’t just a job – it’s a commitment that takes patience, a passion for being with kids, and a love of teaching.

Fourth 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.

Scholarly students finds success through music, academics

Most of us excel in at least one area of expertise, but there are those select few that go above and beyond, excelling in nearly everything they commit to. One such student is senior Landon McGee.

Softball swings big over Spring Break

The Lady Vikings are now 17-3, 4-1 in district.

Intramural competition scheduled

Students interesting in participating in the Intramural Tournament must submit their entries to Coach Rose Gregg or Lester Banks by March 30.

Fans stunt artists’ growth through selfish acts

Musicians have never been able to gain more exposure than now with the use of the internet. Websites and social networks such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr have made it possible for some artists to gain quick and widespread popularity.

Senior ads due Friday

Parents of seniors interested in reserving space in the 2012 yearbook must submit the ad form and money by Friday, March 23. The form can be downloaded by going to the yearbook web page. If you have any questions regarding the ad, please contact Rebecca Dominy at 209-2580 or via email at rebecca.dominy@bryanisd.org.

The world according to Abel: Secret Prison

Time after time, I think what’s the use?

How can anyone hear anything I say?

My voice shall fade away like everything else I thought this school meant to it’s students.

Stepping up for a team

Stepping up and starting an organization can take some effort, especially if you’re a student in high school, but senior Samantha Evans didn’t let that stop her.

Finding ‘direction:’ student pursues dreams, named to elite corps

All eyes are focused on one person standing tall and proud on the podium. Everyone is still and silent, waiting for the show to begin.

Beautiful things makes other artists Green with envy

Anthony Green’s music career kick-started with the formation of his post hardcore band Saosin. Popular for their lyrical and musical composition, Saosin quickly rose to fame. The increasing fame and rising conflict over the direction the band was headed led to Green’s departure in 2004.
Green later formed his current band Circa Survive. Alongside his work with Circa Survive, Green embarked on a solo project. His first solo album Avalon was released in 2008 and peaked at number 44 on the Billboard 200.

Lady Vikes softball swings into district with two shutouts

The varsity softball team opened district play with a 12-0 win over Belton in five innings. Senior Hannah Parker improved to 4-0 on the season giving up two singles and striking out six. In the first, junior Reagan Boenker started the scoring with a single to bring in senior Meagan Kraatz. Senior Kenna Buxbaum doubled […]

Teacher’s travels impact classroom

At an average high school, you may not expect to meet someone who’s traveled the world, but French teacher Tara Bailey takes her first-hand experiences from traveling and uses them to open her students’ eyes to the world.

Criminal justice student places at region event

Senior Corey Shultz placed second in the first responder category during the state Public Service Association Competition on Fri., March 2.

The Coffee Party: Three-Ring Primary

The circus is in town! Actually, the circus is in the state–10 states.

It’s Super Tuesday folks, and the spectacle that is the Republican Primary season has been nothing short of a Koch Bros. Circus.

AVID applications available

All freshmen are sophomores are invited to apply for the AVID program.

Drillteam and cheerleading more than sideline spirit

Football games are not the only spot where Shy-Annes and cheerleaders perform. Some may not know that these groups also participate in a spring competition season.

Broken vow disappoints movie goers

We’ve all seen the previews – our hearts melted, and we’ve been dying to see the movie ever since. If you felt this way about The Vow and haven’t seen it yet, lower your expectations.

Health occupation organization provides additional resources for students

Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) is an organization focused on bringing students with an interest in the medical field together, by providing an opportunity to learn more about the medical practice.

Power lifters advance to region

Five power lifters qualified for the regional championships this weekend at Dripping Springs High School. The top two in each weight class advance to the state meet.

DJ Diversity: Singing to the wrong beat

Dubstep; One of yet another teenage trend that goes from being the hottest thing on the block to “those songs with weird beats”. Don’t get me wrong, dubstep is one of the greatest contemporary music genres of our time, but by incorporating it into practically every song that is released, its sacredness has gone to waste.

Princess Project provides prom dresses

The Princess Project of B/CS provides free prom dresses to juniors and seniors of the Brazos Valley that would otherwise not be able to attend their prom for financial reasons. There is no cost to the young ladies and the organization is supported 100% by donations for the community.