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

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.

Two wrestlers win divsions at Capitol City Classic

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.

Fall, spring semester exam schedule released

Exam Schedule

Roadhouse seems more like Rudehouse

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!

Organization gives students safe haven, support

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.

Drake takes over: Somewhere between psychotic and iconic

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.

Gravity pulls moviegoers to theaters

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.

Wrestling team wins pair of dual matches on road

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 […]

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

“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 […]

Wrestlers place at Katy-Cinco Ranch Invitational, Tompkins scrimmage

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 […]

Teacher uses real world experience to create healthy learning environment

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.

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

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.

Theatre performs Noises Off this weekend

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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?

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

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.

Choices become complex, outcomes produce repercussions

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.