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.

Categories: Features, Sports

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.

Categories: Entertainment

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.

Categories: Features, Sports

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.”

Categories: Features

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.

Categories: Entertainment

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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