The Heist captures audience with originality

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ The Heist is a collection of previously released singles and new songs by the independent rapper-producer duo, and their first album to attain mainstream success. The album benefits from a strong ensemble of guest musicians, catchy hip-hop beats, and a diverse selection of emotional themes, running the gamut from the humorous “Thrift Shop” to the political “Same Love.”

Season of Giving, Season of Hope

Men and women standing outside of stores ringing bells, children’s names hanging on Christmas trees, piles of canned goods stacked at the local food bank – all symbols of goodwill that seems to pour out during the holiday season. With lights, trees, gifts, food, and family, the holiday season is considered the greatest time of the year. But unfortunately, some cannot have a joyful holiday without a helping hand.

Academic team enjoys success at invitational meet

The UIL academic team competed in the Belton Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 8. Senior Noel Tate placed 1st in Computer Applications, while sophomore Andy Ramirez placed 3rd. The Journalism Team consisting of juniors Alanis King, Andrea Mendes, Maurissa Ramirez, Justin Sanders and Emily Nash took home the 1st place team award. Individually, King placed 1st […]

Teacher hopes students act out in class

Many students spend their whole high school and college careers trying to figure out what they want to do with their life, but every once in a while a student knows the direction of their future early on. For theatre teacher Christopher Rogers, this was definitely the case.

End of Watch brings stark reality of police work to big screen

David Ayer’s newest movie End Of Watch, stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña as two Los Angeles police officers, Brian Taylor and Mike Zavala. The movie follows the two cops through their careers as officers, starting off as rookies and making their first huge bust, to starting families.

College Bound: #NoFollowBacks

As we approach the second semester, many of us find ourselves struggling to plan out our futures and make life altering decisions. With college looming around the corner, the decision remains, to stay or to go.

Do Not Pass Go Do Not Collect $200

It’s widely accepted that some sort of punishment is required for individuals who break a law. However, the nature of that punishment is a source of much debate. The most oft used form of punishment is either a monetary fine or jail time.

Journalism program receives statewide recognition from Texas School Business magazine

Texas School Business magazine announced today that Bryan ISD’s high school digital journalism program is one of 12 initiatives to be honored in the magazine’s Sixth Annual Bragging Rights 2012-2013 special issue. Bragging Rights recognizes school districts that have implemented programs that are bettering the lives of students, schools and communities. The special issue, which […]

Giving back offers dual benefits

As we approach the holiday season, we begin to see widespread food drives and donation stands run by the Salvation Army and other organizations to give people the opportunity to donate to the less fortunate in the community.

Exam exemption forms available this week

Juniors and Seniors who think they are eligible to exempt one or more final exams can fill out an exemption form Tuesday, Dec. 4 – Friday, Dec. 7 in the Silver Cafeteria during all lunches. These are the ONLY dates and the ONLY times the opportunity will be available. Exemptions from semester exams shall be […]

The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

Scorpions falling from the sky, fire coming from the surface of the earth, buildings and bridges collapsing, dead animals on the streets, humans eating humans, earthquakes every hour, tsunamis engulfing islands, cars falling through cracks in the streets and down to the center of the scorching earth to be burned, with no mercy on the lives of all 6 billion people living on this planet.

Successful start for wrestling team

The Vikings defeated Langham Creek 45-33 at Klein Collins on Thursday in a tri-meet. The varsity boys, Rafael Aguillar (126 pounds), Cameron McCann (132), Nathan Jimenez (145), Keaun Davison (160) and Francisco Vasquez (220) each won by pin. Carlos Lucio (152), Jackson Ross (195) and Kenny Kelley (heavyweight) won on points. Earning pins for the […]

Band students earn spot in All-Region Band

The following students auditioned and earned a spot in the All- Region Band. The students with an (*) by their name qualified and will compete at the Area auditions in early January for a spot in the All- State Band: Concert Band Devon Merritt, 3rd chair Clarinet Valeria Arriaga, 7th chair Clarinet Gayle Konderla, 9th […]