Students encouraged to prepare early for testing

For students, the junior and senior years are vital in starting to look at college they would like to attend in the future and applying to such colleges. Studying and working hard is something everyone has to do to get that desired score on their ACT and SAT exam.

The Coffee Party: Legality vs Morality

“Why not?” “Because I said so!”

I’m sure most of us have heard these words before, and if you were anything like me, you didn’t accept “Because I said so” as an actual reason not to do something. Yet, so many of us accept this excuse when it comes to the law.

Wise decisions lead to success

For most students, balancing different activities in and outside of school can be a challenge, but for senior Molly Wise, managing the load of academics, art, band and other activities isn’t a problem.

The World according to Abel: Aggiecon

Aggiecon is a convention where you can find a Jedi to your left and a hobbit to your right where all the nightmares of the apocalypse come to life and geeks run free.

Softball team advances to post-season play

The Lady Viking softball team ended district with a 10-2 win against cross-town rival A&M Consolidated. The win also clinched a share of the district championship.

Adoption experience makes for better life

While many children came home to watch cartoons or play outside, senior Ana Meyer came home at age seven to meet her new parents for the first time. Meyer was adopted after spending several months in and out of foster care.

Journalism student advances to state competition

Senior John Fuller advanced to the state meet by placing 1st in Editorial Writing and 3rd in News Writing at the regional UIL meet in Waco on Saturday. State will be held at the University of Texas in Austin on May 21.

Project Graduation Tickets to go on Sale

Project Graduation is held each year at the Texas A&M Rec Center for current graduates on the night of graduation. The event will last from 11pm-5am on June 2, and students will not be readmitted if they leave.

Girls soccer players named to all-district team

Eight girls soccer members were named to the District 12-5A All-District Team:

Coffee Party: “The Fictitious War on Religion”

As Americans, we pride ourselves in our rights and freedoms that are endowed by our Creator and guaranteed in our stall worth constitution. Above all other rights, Americans have always treasured and valued the freedom of religion, as decreed in the First Amendment.

Lady Viking softball look to clinch a piece of the title in final game

The softball team made quick work of Killeen-Shoemaker on Tuesday in the final regular season home game by defeating the Grey Wolves 15-0 in 4 innings. With the win the Lady Vikings remain in a 3 way tie for first with Consol and Temple. Junior Brittney Jones picked up her 7th win of the season […]

Color guard earns high award internationally

The color guard competed in the last week in Dayton, Ohio where they finished 12th place overall. Going into the competition, the color guard was ranked 24th in their division. They placed 1st in their group to advance through the preliminary round on Thursday, moving them to 16th place overall. They competed again on Friday […]

A Pennie Saved is a penny earned; student earns scholarship

It can be difficult for many students to adapt to the increasing pressures of academics coupled with athletic opportunity. Senior Shavon Pennie has not only adapted, but has also grown stronger from his effort.

ParentalStalkingBook violates privacy

As teenagers still living under our parents’ roof, finding a place to extend your social life online has become more and more difficult. One place where many of us decide to express our social lives is Facebook. With the accessibility of Facebook, we’re able to post statuses about our crazy weekend out with friends and pictures of us having a grand ‘ole time.

As Facebook’s popularity is sprouting and more people are creating accounts though, our privacy is going down, down, down. One specific group of people who ruins that for us. Who am I talking about? Well of course, the people we’re closest to -our very own parents.

Wrong kind of privacy

When you get a friend request on Facebook, you normally think that person is your friend, however, when your parents add you as a friend one would tend to feel as though their parents are trying to play a role that isn’t their place.

TAP program improves teacher, student advancement

The Teacher Advancement Program, TAP, focuses on teacher improvement in order to help students succeed in their classes. TAP has been implemented in other schools within Bryan ISD for years, and this past fall, the program was introduced at Bryan High.

Cap & Gown pick up in Blue Commons

The Balfour representatives will be in the Blue Commons to deliver cap and gowns and invitations during all lunches on April 19 and 20.

Students must bring the balance they owe for to collect their merchandise.

Self expression more than skin deep

Many people see their body as a haven for self expression, and a blank canvas. The choice to alter the way you look by getting a tattoo is a serious decision. In most cases, once done, it can’t be erased.

District FFA convention attendees earn honors

FFA members attended the District FFA convention on Monday, April 9 where sophomore Makayla Cruz was inducted as District Sentinel.

Band sings directly to the hearts of teens

One Direction is a British-Irish boy band from London, England that is made up of five guys: Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, and Louis Tomlinson.

AVID students awarded scholarships

Two AVID students, seniors Nicholas Anderson and Jade Love, were awarded the $20,000 scholarship through the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation’s Dell Scholarship Program.

Prom decoration meeting scheduled for Saturday

All juniors are invited to help with prom decorations on Saturday, April 14. Students will meet at the front of the Blue Campus at 8:30 am and are encouraged to bring family members or friends to help with the decorations.

Mixed doubles team advances to region

Senior Jacob Preston and junior Christine Ehresman qualified for the Region tournament by placing 2nd mixed doubles during the District tournament last week. They defeated Belton in a playback match.

Student skills rewarded with scholarships for baseball

The pitcher walks up to the mound feeling the weight of the ball in his hand. He takes a deep breath focusing in on his target. He tightens his grip on the ball, winds up, and releases. The catcher frames the pitch perfectly as the crowd waits to hear the umpire call strike three. Another win recorded and one step closer to the championship. It’s more than just a game, it is a part of who they are and a career path they look to explore.

World according to Abel:Relationships

A teenager’s first love is the greatest. When you think you’ve finally found a person you believe understands you and accepts you, it’s pure bliss. All the attention and acknowledgement you get from that person makes you so happy, but is this what love is? J

Softball improves to 9-1 in district

The softball team defeated Copperas Cove 10-0 at home on Thursday. With the win the Lady Vikings clinched a playoff spot. It is the 13th straight playoff appearance for the softball team. In the first inning the Lady Vikings scratched out a run when senior Meagan Kraatz scored on a ground-out by senior Kenna Buxbaum. […]

Spring Break trip provides cultural opportunity

For most high school students, spring break is a time to relax and hang out with friends. This year though, several students had the opportunity to visit foreign countries and learn about the culture and history of places like Greece and Italy.

EOC/TAKS tutorials available through departments

Science TAKS Tutorials will be offered each Monday and Wednesday after school from 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm in room 5240 during the month of April.

Parents, volunteers boost support for organizations

A booster club is a group of parents that works toward helping an organization fill gaps in their program. They provide support and help with fundraising so that an organization can get things that the district couldn’t otherwise afford.

Zumba brings fun to the gym

Are you looking for a new workout routine that will make you never want to leave the gym? Zumba, a popular workout routine that incorporates Latin dance moves with a core workout, is gaining popularity in gyms all across America.

Lady Vikes softball moves into first place in district

The softball team is now in sole possession of first place after Tuesday’s victory over Killeen Ellison, 4-2.

Color guard performance scheduled for Monday

The Color Guard will compete in the Winter Guard International World Championships competition next week in Dayton, Ohio.

Changing future by learning about past

While some teachers swear by textbook teaching and rote learning, others open up new avenues of communication in the classroom to reach their students. However history teacher Ruth Whiteley brings a fresh twist to usher the past into the present.

True to fashion, true to yourself

High school is the the place where teenagers discover who they are or who they want to be as a person. However, many teenagers are afraid of being

Student builds relationship while rebuilding car

Anyone can go to a mechanic to get a problem with their car fixed, but how many people can say they have re-built a car on their own? Senior Justice Martinez, with the help of her father, has rebuilt an old El Camino to running condition.

CATE department excels at SkillsUSA competition

Students from autotech, cosmetology, and A/V production competed in the state SkillsUSA events in Corpus Christi where their skills were tested against some of the best in the state.