Viking band students earn top honors

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 8:14 am

Viking band students participated in the region 8 band contest in December. The following students earned top honors Wind Ensemble- Rachel Whitmer, Flute (4th chair overall) Addie Henry, Clarinet (4th chair overall) Kimberly Bosquez, Alto Clarinet (1st chair overall) James Mosqueda, Trumpet (2nd chair overall) Samuel Chagoya, Trombone (4th chair overall) Thomas Gusewelle, Euphonium (1st […]

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Viking band Christmas concert set for Thursday

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 8:13 am

The Viking Band Christmas Concert will be held on Thursday at 7:00 PM at Rudder High School Auditorium. Program: Symphonic Band 2, Directed by Marie DeBellis Holiday Bobsled Run by Robert Sheldon Canon of Peace by Paul Jennings Good King Nutcracker by Michael Story Symphonic Band 1, Directed by Zane Taylor Angels Sing by Bill […]

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Senior ad deadline extended

Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 2:37 pm

The deadline to order a senior ad in the 2014 yearbook as been extended through the end of this semester. Please click the link below for more information. The picture and message can be sent in next semester, but payment must be received before Christmas to reserve the space. Senior Ad Information

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Holiday cheer turns to jeer

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 4:23 pm

The stockings are hung by the chimney with care, the popcorn is strung and draped on the tree, and the sweet melodies of Bing Crosby are playing through the house…but it’s July 1 and others are wondering what’s going on.

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Second Hunger Games movie catches fire at boxoffice

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 8:56 am

Few movies out there truly capture my attention the entire time. It’s extremely difficult for me to get pulled into a film, but there is one very special exception.

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Doctor Who celebrates 50 years of adventure, fans anticipate upcoming system

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 4:00 pm

50 years. 50 years of heroes, monsters, sinister plots, and of course, the Doctor and his Tardis. 50 years ago, a crazy idea was conceived that has continued and evolved. 50 years of Doctor Who.

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Feast of Carols stays true to roots, adds extra flare for 30th anniversary

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 4:00 pm

With the holidays rapidly approaching, organizations are preparing for their annual traditions and festivities. The choir department is gearing up for their 30th year of Feast of Carols, a dinner and Christmas concert all centered around a Renaissance theme which will take place on December 12, 13, and 14.

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Hit show casts spell on viewers with third season

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Haunted houses, insane asylums, and witches, are common things in American Horror Story. For the past three seasons American Horror Story, it has not been for the fainthearted. Since the start of season one, I was hooked, I enjoy horror movies, and have been avidly watching ever since.

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Deck the halls with boughs of discourse

Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm

“Fa la la la la, la la la la.”

It’s December 1st and I’m about to fa-la-la-fall off a cliff as a last resort to escape the Christmas music that’s playing in every public place I walk into.

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Christmas music strikes spirit during holiday season

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:00 pm

With Christmas just around the corner, classic Christmas movies are beginning to pop on television, families are putting colorful lights up around the house, and, best of all, that beloved Christmas music is playing everywhere we go.

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Students quack up: Teacher uses wit, background to keep class focused

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 4:00 pm

A riveting sense of humor, impressive demonstrations, and interactive lessons on the laws of physics are what you can expect in an everyday class with physics teacher Robert Richards, but what students don’t expect is Richards’ unique background and interests.

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Two wrestlers win divsions at Capitol City Classic

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Francisco Vasquez took the 220-pound title at the Capitol City Classic. For the girls, Rhonda Johnson placed third at 119, losing just one match. In Friday’s JV competition, Bryan’s Thomas Riojas and Derrick Green took third and Jian Bergeron placed fourth.

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Fall, spring semester exam schedule released

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 11:58 am

Exam Schedule

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Roadhouse seems more like Rudehouse

Monday, November 25, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Americans are creatures of habit, and one habit we stay true to is our pastimes. America has many pastimes, from baseball to block parties and especially eating out. From coast to coast there are restaurants, fast food places, cafes, and buffets galore!

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Organization gives students safe haven, support

Friday, November 22, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Every Thursday after school, journalism teacher Rebecca Dominy meets with a group of students in room 6160. They don’t work on the newspaper or edit the yearbook, but instead meet for a weekly devotional. The group, Cord of 3, began last year when several students approached Dominy and expressed an interest in participating in an after-school Bible study.

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Drake takes over: Somewhere between psychotic and iconic

Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 4:00 pm

After storming the charts with his flawless Take Care album, Drake sat back and made millions, but his success did not stop there. He continued the late nights in the studio, laying down sick beats and rhymes which are prevalent throughout his new album, Nothing was the Same.

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Gravity pulls moviegoers to theaters

Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Ever since childhood, the night sky has fascinated me. I have always found the planets, stars, galaxies, and vastness of outer space to be a mystery. Recently, I saw a preview for Gravity at the movies, and I knew I had to see it. Although it turned out to be a good movie, it was different from what I expected.

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Wrestling team wins pair of dual matches on road

Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 7:39 am

The wrestling team beat Clear Brook 42-36 and Langham Creek 48-36 on Wednesday at Langham Creek. Against Clear Brook, Bryan’s Aaron Salinas earned a pin at 113 pounds, while Keaun Davison (170) and Adrial Hernandez (285) also won by pin. Cody Murph (106), Thomas Riojas (132), John Quinonez (160), Rafael Turrubartes (195) and Francisco Vasquez […]

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No-sleep November: Student sacrifices free time, rest for annual novel-writing competition

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 4:00 pm

“I think it’s just amazing how you can create something when there was previously nothing, and you can make people feel things that they wouldn’t otherwise feel through written word.” That is the reasoning behind junior Madison Hines’ passion for writing novels, and National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), an annual competition for novelists of all […]

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Wrestlers place at Katy-Cinco Ranch Invitational, Tompkins scrimmage

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 7:31 am

Varsity wrestlers wrestled at the Katy-Cinco Ranch Invitation on Saturday. Rafael Turrubartes (195) took second and teammate Jackson Ross (182) took fourth in their respective weight classes. For the Bryan girls, Rhonda Johnson (119) placed third. Bryan’s JV scrimmaged at nearby Tompkins High School. Bryan will compete in a tri-meet with Langham Creek and Clear […]

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Teacher uses real world experience to create healthy learning environment

Monday, November 18, 2013 at 8:20 am

Hammond-Oliver, a high school for studies on human sciences located on blue campus, holds many opportunities for students, and CNA (certified nurse assistant) and intern teacher Erin Wright believes the school is extremely beneficial.

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Tumblr the land of wonder: Users fear changes with Yahoo acquisition

Friday, November 15, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Tumblr, A place of wonder and self expression. This social media site let people express their emotions without having to type a thing in status form. The beauty of it is that most people are wrapped up with Facebook and other social media sites and don’t necessarily enjoy blogging, so you don’t have to worry from judgement from your peers regarding the things on your Tumblr page.

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Theatre performs Noises Off this weekend

Friday, November 15, 2013 at 11:26 am

The cast of Noises Off will SCREAM if you don’t come see one of their performances this weekend! Friday and Saturday @ 7pm; Saturday and Sunday @ 2pm in the Black Box Theatre. BISD Faculty/Staff are FREE. Adults $8, Students $5. Black Box Theatre. Park by Tennis Courts.

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Technology drains life of teens; must find way to recharge, reconnect socially

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 4:00 pm

2% battery.

Your head shoots up from your little bright screen. You jump to your feet, knock your chair over, leap over the couch, run across the state, over the lava, swim across the Atlantic Ocean, fight off members of a drug cartel, make it past a Pterodactyl without being eaten alive, run straight through WWII safe from the falling bombs, sneak past zombies in an apocalypse, climb over Mt. Everest and finally you reach it — the cherished charger that will give life to your beautiful, beloved cell phone.

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‘Hair’s’ the problem: Basketball player overcomes self-interest to become part of a team

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Dedication: the quality of being committed to a task or purpose. For senior Arthur Vivero his purpose is clear, and his commitment to basketball is an understatement. The rush of the crowd, the suspense of the buzzer, and the pressure to win; that is what fuels him to not only to be his best, but to consistently improve.

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Basketball star shines with positivity, serves as an inspiration for others

Monday, November 11, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Running up and down the court, sweat dripping down her face, the clock ticking down second by second. The intensity of playing basketball has motivated junior Jordan Lopez-Rhodes to be the best that she can be on and off the court.

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Novel idea: Month-long writing project yields novel for teens

Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 4:00 pm

There are so many books in the world and new ones are being printed every day. In our modern society anyone can be an author, all that is needed is an idea, however, have you ever stopped to think about what actually goes into writing a book?

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Hammond-Oliver provides head start for students interested in medical professions

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Do you know what you want to do when you grow up? Do you want to get a head start on your future now, but don’t know how? If you’re interested in the medical field, you’re in luck. Since the early 1990s, Hammond-Oliver has broadened students’ visions for life beyond high school by allowing students to get a jumpstart on their medical careers by taking health-science related courses and gaining hands-on experience early on.

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Choices become complex, outcomes produce repercussions

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Do I want grilled cheese or Chef Boyardee? Should I play outside or watch the next episode of Powerpuff Girls? Do I want pigtails or a giant bow in my hair? What were once time consuming decisions that filled my eight-year-old brain became futile as I grew up. One thing never changed; my decisions were impulsive and pleasing for that time.

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Parent Survey

Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 12:45 pm

The purpose of this survey is to assist your child’s school with their school improvement plans. An important step in the school improvement process is to hear from everyone in the school community including parents and students. Your child will be completing a similar survey at school. You will be asked a series of questions […]

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Summer concerts, music heats up

Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Summer: concerts, traveling, vacations, hanging out with friends. Summer vacation means no school, and no school means doing whatever our hearts desire. For some, doing what our hearts desired this summer was going to some of the biggest music festivals in Texas. Vans Warped tour, Free Press Summer Fest, and Austin City Limits.

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Buban pledges longevity, stability in coming years

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 4:00 pm

“I want this campus to be successful across the board in all areas. That includes academics, that includes fine arts, and that includes athletics.”

The goal of our new principal, Lane Buban, is crystal clear and he has plenty of ideas on how to achieve it.

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Game of the Century

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Bryan/College Station: a small but steadily growing town in the heart of Texas. The adjacent towns that are known by many names, including Aggieland and the Twin Cities, hosted the biggest football game of what feels like the century, at Kyle Field, Pretty cool right? Anywhere you turned your head that weekend there was some kind of Texas A&M memorabilia, from clothing and signs in windows to flags in front of stores and the A&M army trucks driving around the streets; we were just all flaunting our pride in the face of our foe, The support for our hometown team was really amazing and incredible to see.

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Play ball: Youth group uses baseball to spread message

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Giving up a piece of summer vacation isn’t something that most teenagers see themselves doing, but for junior Maria Pope, giving up a piece of her vacation didn’t seem like a loss at all In actuality she found herself gaining something much more special.

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Summer baseball National Champions grow bonds of friendship

Monday, October 14, 2013 at 7:24 am

“I’ve always been pushed. It’s better to be that way because it has taught me to be my best, not only just in baseball but simply in life.”

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A chance worth taking

Friday, October 11, 2013 at 4:00 pm

When I first learned that my family would be moving to Costa Rica for a year so my mom could do research on some dirt she called “soil”, my world as I knew it suddenly seemed to come crashing down. As an utterly furious fifth grader, I could not picture life anywhere other than Bryan/College Station where I had my cool school and my BFF. I told myself that it wouldn’t happen, that it couldn’t happen, that there was no way we could possibly be moving to a foreign country.

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Principal newsletter – 1st 6 weeks

Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 10:32 am

Click the link below to view the newsletter. Newsletter

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Science Night scheduled for next Thursday

Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 10:31 am

The Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers and computer science teacher Jason Cordes will be hosting a Science Night (or Noche de Ciencias) on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 6-9 pm in the Blue Cafeteria and Small Auditorium. There will be hands on science and engineering activities for the students and an informational seminar for college preparation […]

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Football field forges friendship, teammates inseparable on, off field

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 4:00 pm

“Around BCS its not just VJ or Logan,” senior VJ Banks said. “We’re two individuals, but one person.” Varsity football duo, seniors VJ Banks and Logan Pottberg have been playing since a tender age, with VJ playing since 6th grade year for Pop Warner football, and Logan for Brazos Valley Patriots. Four years ago the […]

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Pack your bags, it’s YoungLife Camp

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 4:00 pm

“It’s going to be the best week of your life!” I was told numerous times before the day finally came for me to pack my bags and head to Crooked Creek Ranch- a YoungLife Camp in Fraser, Colorado this summer. The best week of my life though? I could hardly think of the best day of my life, let alone the best week, but I remained open-minded to the idea that this could quite possibly be the best week ever.

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Realizations from Romania: Mission trip opens eyes, teaches gratefulness

Friday, October 4, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Summer: a time for heading to the beach, soaking up some sun, going on vacations, and getting away from school for a couple of months. When we think of summer getaways, however, an impoverished area on the other side of the world isn’t exactly the first thing to come to mind. While it doesn’t sound like the typical thing to do while on vacation from school, seniors Cassidy Lovett, Kinsey Craig, and Julia Kwasnica joined their youth group from First Baptist Church on a ten-day mission trip to spread the Gospel in the village of Coman in Romania.

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Young artist launches career, impresses audiences

Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Ella Yelich-O’Connor, a 16-year-old from New Zealand, also known as Lorde, is an alternative pop singer with an electric voice that makes audiences want to roll the windows down and drive fast. For much of her childhood, Lorde worked with Universal to help her develop style and which direction she was going to take her music career. At the tender age of 12, she was scouted by an A&R agent after seeing a video of her singing in a school talent show. By the age of 16, Lorde landed a record deal with T2THEJMANAGEMENT, who she also recorded her debut album with.

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Theatre scores big, [Title of Show] starts season on a high note

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 4:00 pm

You’re sitting in your apartment, bored with your stagnant life. You’re on the phone with your best friend and you can’t figure out what to do. So, naturally, you decide to write a musical in three weeks and submit it to the 2004 New York Musical Theatre Festival. At least that’s what Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell thought to do.

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Following dream leads to teaching success

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Picture your wildest dream – a chance you might take, a place you might go, a thing you might do. If you had the opportunity, would you go for it? In the 1980s, French teacher Michelle Currier had the dream of coming to the United States from Canada, and she followed it.

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Choir students advance to Pre-Area in November

Monday, September 30, 2013 at 7:25 am

Nine choir students earned spots in the All-Region Choir on Saturday in Belton, TX. Lindsey Morehead 5th chair – Soprano 1 Addie Henry 10th chair – Alto 1 Rebecca Peirce 25th chair – Alto 1 Andrew Liner 2nd chair – Tenor 1 Patrick Simmons 15th chair – Tenor 1 Grayson McGee 6th chair – Tenor […]

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Future, questions, uncertainty: Seniors face scary reality of growing up

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Summer has always been carefree for me. The sun kisses my skin, sweets become even sweeter, sweat goes unnoticed, and of course spending every day with my friends is the best part. But the summer after my junior year was different. Sure, it was still a break from school, but seeing my expectations in comparison to my realizations was like a slap in the face.

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Pfeffer serves up success on court, in class

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Volleyball is a very active sport and consumes most your day. For Senior Jessica Pfeffer she has found a way to excel both on the court and in the classroom.

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Miley’s not smiley anymore; Teen idol can’t keep tongue in mouth

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:00 pm

What started off with a seemingly harmless haircut has spiraled into a full fledged change in character. The once sweet and innocent Miley is now more focused on partying and making a scene.

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Love for special needs ministry creates bonds through smiles, spiritual growth

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Seeing Cody smile means the world to senior Madison Goolsby, along with the smiles of about 30 other disabled kids and adults she works with in the special-needs ministry at Central Baptist Church. Madison began working with the special-needs ministry three summers ago Vacation Bible School.

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Crosstown Showdown T-shirt information

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 11:35 am

Project Graduation 2014 will be selling White Out Consol shirts Oct. 1 – 11 for $12 in the cafeteria during all lunches.

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Homecoming Dance

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 7:47 am

Shy-Annes present the 2013 Homecoming Dance: Midnight Masquerade Saturday, Sept. 28 8:00 – midnight BHS Silver Cafeteria Tickets will be sold during lunches the entire week of Homecoming. $10 in advance $15 at the door All students must show a student ID to enter. UPDATE: Students wishing to invite guests from other high schools to […]

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Pushing the boundaries with the hair on your chiny chin chin

Monday, September 23, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Male students don’t want to look like Si Robertson from “Duck Dynasty”, they just don’t want to risk cutting themselves shaving their mustaches and beards for a random rule. Students can not help that they are growing older and that hair is beginning to grow out on their faces like grass in a field, and some teachers come off a bit hypocritical when they have a beard to the floor and get upset that we have a little peach fuzz on our face, It’s like we are breaking some kind of ancient law punishable by incarceration in county jail.

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Could you be next? Horror film overly gruesome, distracting from plot

Friday, September 20, 2013 at 7:39 am

Arrow through the head? Axe to the face? Try a wire through the throat perhaps? Hope your stomach can handle it, because in this movie you get it all.

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The Civil Wars creates incredible album in midst of their own civil war

Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 4:00 pm

“I never meant to get us in this deep.” The opening line to The Civil Wars’ new CD, The Civil Wars, packs a powerful punch that can be viewed as the singer’s Joy Williams’ and John Paul White’s personal reflection over their past five years.

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Zumba Fitness: dance off the pounds, and have fun doing it

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 4:00 pm

An hour on the treadmill to get a daily workout in sounds like a blast, right? Wrong. That is, unless you’re a running enthusiast – which, truthfully, most of us aren’t. And even for those who are, stationary running still doesn’t sound like very much fun.

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Viking tennis earns win over Cubs

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 7:02 am

The Vikings came from behind against Brenham to capture an exciting 10-9 victory on Friday at the Viking courts. Led by freshman Amina Butt, the Vikings defeated the Cubs for their second victory of the season. Amina won her match in a third set tie breaker by the score of 10-5 giving the Vikings the […]

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ASVAB sign-up now open

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 7:01 am

Students interested in taking the ASVAB must sign-up in the Go Center by November 11. The ASVAB is free fro all 10-12th graders.

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Brazos Valley College Night set for October

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 6:58 am

The annual College Night will be held at the Brazos Center on October 7 from 6-8 pm. Over 100 colleges from Texas and the United States will be in attendance including private and public four year universities, two year junior colleges, technical schools, and even military schools. Register online at www.gotocollegefairs.com Visit the Go Center […]

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Diving into another world provides new experiences

Monday, September 16, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Humans have always dreamed of flying and while we have invented airplanes that is not the same as being able to fly. The closest that we will ever get to true flight is scuba diving. While diving, there are no boundaries other than the ocean floor and the surface. It is possible to go anywhere that you want to, just like flying.

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PSAT testing date set

Monday, September 9, 2013 at 9:42 am

Attention 11th and 9th graders! The PSAT test will be given at Bryan High on WEDNESDAY, October 16th. The cost is ONLY $15 and you can register in the Blue Front office with Mrs. Kveton or Mrs. McCrady. The deadline to register is September 20th. 10th graders, the PSAT test is FREE for you and […]

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Football tickets can be purchased through Athletic Office

Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Viking tickets are sold on game day week each Thursday from 8am to 3pm in the Athletic office and on Friday from 8am to 1:00pm in the Athletic Office. The Athletic Office can be found in the BHS field house. Patrons should enter from the door that faces the Aquatic Center. Any questions or concerns […]

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Viking band to host BBQ dinner before Belton game

Friday, September 6, 2013 at 9:57 am

BBQ dinner tickets can be purchased for the Sept. 13 home game against Belton. Dinner includes brisket, sausage, potato salad, pinto beans, bread, tea, and dessert for $8. Dine-in or drive-up.

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9th-11th Grade Picture Day

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 9:25 am

Picture day is scheduled for Thursday, September 5, in the Blue Cafeteria. 9th-11th grade students will come down with their English teachers. If students need a picture form, they can get one from their English teacher or come by room 6160.

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2013 spirit theme days and pep-rally dates announced

Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 1:57 pm

2013 Spirit Themes

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Senior pictures scheduled for Aug. 14-16

Friday, August 2, 2013 at 2:37 pm

All seniors were mailed information directly from Photo Texas Photography about their scheduled time. Pictures will take place in 6158 on the Blue Campus (first hallway when entering from the Barak parking lot). Wednesday, August 14 9:00-12:00, 1:00-3:30 Thursday, August 15 9:00-12:00, 1:00-3:30 Friday, August 16 9:00-12:00 If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca […]

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Senior packages available beginning Mon., Aug. 5

Friday, August 2, 2013 at 9:31 am

Senior packages will be available to purchase during senior schedule pick-up on Monday, Aug. 5. Packages will include a yearbook, yearbook cover, prom ticket, project graduation ticket, a voucher for a free school ID and other local coupons. Packages will be limited to 100 seniors and will cost $100 with a overall value of over […]

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ISTE 2013 Presentation

Monday, June 24, 2013 at 1:20 pm

ISTE 2013 Presentation

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UPDATE: Final transcripts 2012-2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Update from the Registrar’s Office: transcripts for returning BHS students with GPA/rank reflecting spring credits won’t be available until 6/27/13 due to unforeseen circumstances. Sorry for the delay, and thank you for your patience!

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Final transcripts for 2012-2013 school year

Friday, June 14, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Final, official transcripts for graduating seniors have been delivered to the post office! Updated transcripts for returning BHS students with GPA/rank reflecting spring credits should be available by Thursday of next week. Transcript request forms will be available Monday-Thursday this summer in the front office on Silver.

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Summer schedule pick-up information

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 10:26 am

Dates: August 5-8 (Seniors the 5th, Juniors the 6th, Sophomores the 7th, and Freshmen the 8th) Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m

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Teacher’s passion paves way for students to be honored at graduation

Friday, May 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Everyone likes to be recognized, whether it’s a simple pat on the back or a Nobel Prize. One of the most memorable recognitions is graduation, but sadly not all students can attend. However, there is an alternative opportunity. Life Skills graduation was started by Bridgenettle Johnson in 1982 and has since brought that special feeling of recognition to those students.

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Crawfish season, the best season of the year

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Everyone has their preference when it comes to the seasons of the year. In Texas we all look forward to the time of year when it’s not 100+ degrees outside. I could care less about the temperature-my favorite season doesn’t have much to do with the temperature, but instead, centers around when my parents go […]

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From ‘lol’ to ‘omg’: Cell phones inhibit communication, social skills

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Society today is globally interconnected, where ideas and technology can be shared across the globe almost instantly with the push of a button. At the heart of this constant technological exchange is a device that has spread to six continents and every country on the map – cell phones. Most phones are able to easily fit into pockets or handbags, and the ability to share information almost instantly has become very important. However, most students have taken the technology far beyond their original purpose; so one must pose the question, do people really need these pocket-sized distractions?

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District realigns to move to smaller UIL division

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 4:00 pm

At the beginning of the 2012 -2013 academic year, the Board of Trustees discussed Bryan High School’s move from 5A to 4A. In February, the board constructed a committee to redraw the attendance zones within the district to increase Rudder High School’s numbers and decrease Bryan High’s in order to shift the UIL category of each school.

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Band spring concert to take place Thursday

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 8:51 am

The Bryan Viking Band Spring concert will take place on Thurs., May 23 at 7:00 PM in the Margaret Rudder Auditorium at Rudder High School. Preconcert chamber music, in the lobby at 6:20 PM, will be provided by our UIL State Solo and Ensemble qualifiers. Symphonic Band program includes: The Great Waldo Pepper March by […]

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Thrills, chills, and shrills: Fear provides weird twist on entertainment

Monday, May 20, 2013 at 4:00 pm

The blood, the screams, and the killings are all aspects of scary movies that churn our stomachs and shake us to our core. Scary movies have long been part of popular culture and they have drawn in people with their horror-based storylines. While not everyone enjoys this kind of entertainment, there are some people that think the more realistic, the better. Movies with vivid pictures of chopped up bodies or realistic storylines help create an atmosphere of fear. It allows people to experience the thrill of danger without actually being in it. But why do people want this? Shouldn’t things that make people cringe be pushed away, especially if these things are plausible in the real world?

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Batter up: Student find focus on field through endurance, dedication

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 11:44 am

The brown dirt, the freshly cut green grass, the stands filled with eager supporters, the smell of nachos and hotdogs in the air… the game of softball. Junior Rebecca Peirce has a love for this sport and what it’s done for her outside of the field.

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Harsh reality makes for powerful motion picture

Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 4:00 pm

42: the only retired number across the league in baseball belongs to a man who changed the entire game and sports in general.

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Dancer has high hopes for college drill team

Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Hearing the crunch of grass under your boots, strutting out and smiling as you sparkle under the Friday night lights, dancing your heart out and then walking away with pride – these are all sensations familiar to a Shy-Anne. To many, drill team is just another school activity, but for senior Shy-Anne captain Tillie Benson, it means so much more. Since she was four Tillie has been a dancer, and dancing has been her dream since the second grade.

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Bored with boards, pinners lose interest, focus on needed improvements

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Organization makes us feel in control. When everything is in its place, the world just seems happier. Sorting, sifting, and maybe even pinning all help us feel accomplished and organized. At least that’s the effect it has on me.

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Students demonstrates positive attitude, perseverance through sport

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 4:00 pm

A person whose behavior or success can be emulated by others: A role model. Senior Zac Slaydon is the definition of a role model not only because of his baseball achievements, but also because of his academic success. And his positive attitude about baseball doesn’t stop at the baseball foul line.

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Musician in disharmony measures decisions, pursues passion

Monday, May 6, 2013 at 4:00 pm

“Music is really the only thing I see myself doing, I can’t see myself doing anything else. But the only problem is that I’m doing two things.”

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Safe Haven: A safe choice

Friday, May 3, 2013 at 4:00 pm

If you’re in search of a movie that both you and your significant other would enjoy, Safe Haven might be just the right movie. This movie is not only a powerful love story but a thriller that will have you jumping out of your seat, biting your nails and crying your eyes out, all at the same time.

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Enhancing education through technology

Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Technology shapes everything, from massive corporations to daily life and this influence is especially true in schools. New technology being constantly integrated has changed classrooms greatly over the past few decades.

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Graduation service information

Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 1:04 pm

The graduation service will be held at Reed Arena on the campus of Texas A & M University at 4:30 P.M. on Saturday, June 1st, 2013.

Categories: News

Dear Diary: Prequal surpasses original series

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Tired of watching Gossip Girl reruns and boring episodes of Pretty Little Liars? This winter the CW introduced The Carrie Diaries, a prequel to the successful Sex and the City tv series.
Sex and the City targets middle aged women who could live vicariously through Samantha, Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte, as the four girls took on Manhattan in the 21st century.

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Tricky trap: DIY tab terrorizes, traumatizes

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 4:00 pm

It functions as a girl’s dream closet, personal cookbook, future house plan, wedding-day checklist, workout motivation, and everything in between. Most notably, though, Pinterest is the database of basically every “Do-It-Yourself” project known to man (better yet, woman). The DIY projects featured on Pinterest are so enticing and look so very simple, but the fact […]

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Feathers fly at rodeo: Sophomore breaks world record, plans for future

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 4:00 pm

It is no secret that the rodeo culture is still very much alive and well, especially in Texas. With youth moving toward a technical society, students who still take an active part in these agricultural activities are harder to come by. However, Sophomore Tristen Sisson participates in showing livestock, and he recently added an impressive […]

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Spring final exam schedule

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 11:15 am

Click HERE to see the Spring Final Exam Schedule

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Dancer doesn’t let diabetes hold her back

Friday, April 26, 2013 at 4:00 pm

For many cheerleaders and dancers nothing matters other than memorizing a routine, landing the perfect stunt, and winning the competition. For Junior Mackenzie O’Neal, cheering and dancing are more than just being the best she can be, it’s about doing what she loves. Despite the obstacles she has faced and been forced to overcome, she continues to excel at her demanding activities.

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More than just a sport

Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Racing isn’t just a sport. It’s a lifestyle, centered around a sport. Racing is something that gets in your blood, and stays in your gene pool for generations down the line. For those who haven’t experienced racing first hand, racing seems like it is simply “left turns for a few hours”, but it’s so much […]

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Love for sport inspires charitable event to benefit children’s hospital

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 4:00 pm

He’s got a big passion, a big smile, and a big heart. And he’s made a big difference to kids he’s never even met.

Categories: Features, Sports

The Call

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 10:39 am

What if you heard the sound of an intruder? What if you heard the cries of a victim? What if your mistake cost someone their life? These daunting questions were asked in the movie trailer for the recently released film The Call.

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Gossip Girl, not a secret how good it is

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 4:00 pm

“Gossip girl here, your one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite.” I never thought I would hear these words without laughing. I mean, Gossip Girl, really? The name sounded stupid to me every time I heard or saw it, but recently I’ve had a change of heart. Now we all have […]

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Duo narrowly avoids flatline with Heartthrob

Monday, April 15, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Overproducing and a bombardment of synth make for an okay album, unfortunately this is the case for Tegan and Sara’s 2013 album Heartthrob; which incidentally is somewhat of a heartbreak.

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Bigger isn’t always better: Phones performance, capability not linked to screen size

Friday, April 12, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Cell phone screens have become excessively large with no additional benefits. A bulging pocket, the struggle of holding and using it, and being caught attempting to secretly text in class, it seems like no breakthrough has really come from increasing the screen size.

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Band earns 1st division ratings at UIL

Friday, April 12, 2013 at 1:37 pm

The Viking Band competed at UIL this week where the Wind Symphony earned a 1, 1, 1 rating on stage and a 2, 2, 1 rating in sight reading and the Symphonic Band earned a 1, 1, 1, rating on stage and a 2, 2, 2 rating in sight reading.

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Little part of big sports legacy

Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 4:00 pm

“Sports are all I’ve ever known,” senior Brittany Little said. With Brittany’s father being a former professional baseball player and brother playing sports throughout high school, Brittany’s been around athletics since birth. “Ever since I was born, my whole life has revolved around sports, that’s pretty much all I’ve ever known,” Little said. “Since my […]

Categories: Features, Sports

Not alone in new reality

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 4:00 pm

For nine months, I waited. For nine months, I planned and anticipated what was to come. For nine months, I spent most of my time imagining what it would be like to meet my daughter. And finally on January 21 I didn’t have to imagine, plan, or wonder what she’d look like or how she’d make me feel. It all became real. After six hours of contractions and 30 minutes of pushing, they handed me the closest thing to heaven I’ve ever seen. She joined me in this world, and she’s mine. I delivered a piece of perfection.Those two days in the hospital, it all felt like a dream and with the nurses there to help, parenting Aleeya seemed doable.

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Hard work and dedication benefit runner

Friday, April 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm

As a child, games and activities are an important part of everyday life. Whether it be hopscotch, hide n’ go seek, or Simon says, the list probably goes on and on, making it difficult to pick a favorite. For senior Richard Biggs, running was always number one on his list. His love of track started early on and has been progressing ever since.

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