Volume 45 Number 2

Published in December of 2015 by the Bryan High School Norseman in Bryan, Texas. To zoom in or magnify, please use the toolbar at the bottom of the viewing window. Volume 45 Number 2

Good Things – December 2015

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Spirit of humanity burns bright

Students in high school today were either not born yet, or don’t have memories of the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11.

Diving in: Trio of seniors leads swim team

Individual lanes, personal best times, different goals for each swimmer in the pool, yet despite all of that swimming is a team sport meant to create an environment of support and comradery.
And within a team setting it’s important for a leader to step up and lead by example, and the captains of the swim team do just that. With three seniors as captains, Bethany Peterson, Marco Gutierrez, and Addison Ayers have no shortage of responsibilities, hard work, and fun.

Feast summons magical memories through music, food, fun, & family

Feast of Carols returns for its 32nd production this weekend. It’s a magical event put on by the the choir and orchestra students, and transports guests to medieval time. Filling the night with laughter, full stomachs and musical enjoyment.

Senior pictures scheduled for Dec. 14, 15

Seniors who have not taken pictures for the yearbook yet will take pictures on December 14 and 15 in room 6158 (across from the cooking classes). There is no charge to sit for the yearbook pose and students will be able to view their pictures online before purchasing. If a student would like to do […]

Language acquisition inspired by teacher’s passion, experiences

Deutsche Sprache, schwere Sprache. German language, hard language. German teacher Jan Krammer doesn’t want that statement to intimidate students from learning German. With her cultural experience and dedication to teaching high school students a second language, she inspires her students to venture into the world of languages through both words and culture.

Viking theatre advances to Nationals

Viking Theatre competed at the Texas Thespian Convention this weekend where students qualified to attend the National Thespian Competition in Lincoln, Nebraska this summer. Dinner with Friends Duet Acting Caleb Duane and Kassie Gough Empty Chairs at Empty Tables Solo Musical Theatre Max Stratton The Triangle Fire Factory Project Group Acting Ryan Simpson, Nicholas Roman, […]

Band students make all-region, advance to all-state try-outs

Twenty-six students auditioned on Saturday for the All-Region 8 Band where eleven students earned spots: Morgan Torres, Clarinet Malcolm Moore, Tenor Sax Ethan Fabreo, Tenor Sax Jonathan Konderla, Tuba Kendall Callen, Bassoon Jessica Kramr, Piccolo Hayley Sisco, Trombone Alex Tag, Trombone Jason Zuniga, Trombone Francis Hirschler, Trumpet Darius Miranda-Sohrabji, Flute Kendall Callen also earned a […]

Wrestling goes 2-1 at crosstown dual

The wrestling team competed in the B/CS Crosstown duals with Consolidated, CSHS, and Rudder at Consolidated HS. Bryan beat CSHS 48-27, lost to Consolidated 21-44, and beat Rudder 63-12. This match-up brings the varsity record to 6-3 overall and 1-1 in district. Below are the box scores for the matches. Bryan 48 College Station 27 […]

Volleyball team earns district, state honors

THSCA Academic All State Awards 1st Team: Malinda Terry – Texas A&M Nikki Smith – Texas A&M 2nd Team: Katie Scott – Texas State Katie McMath – Texas A&M Jenna Way – University of North Texas Honorable Mention: Halle Banks – Texas State All District Honors 1st Team All District: Hannah Eike Emily Hubacek Madelyn […]

Student leaps into lead role of Nutcracker ballet

Lights on trees, wreaths on doors, mistletoe hung overhead while visions of sugarplums dance in their heads. The Nutcracker is a classic production associated with the holidays and family time. Suzanne’s School of Dance performs the Nutcracker every year in the Rudder Auditorium on the Texas A&M campus. Sophomore Hannah Broussard was named the lead, Clara, in the production.

Fall exam schedule announced

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Wrestling teams goes 2-1 in first quad meet of season

The Vikings hosted their first quad match of the season against Georgetown, Katy Cinco Ranch, and Vista Ridge High Schools. The Vikings opened with a win against Georgetown 43-33 and in the second match they met Vista Ridge and dominated 48-12. The Vikes fell in their last match against Cinco Ranch 45-30. This brings the […]

New doesn’t mean better: Christmas classics should remain untouched

Waking up to sounds that fill my hearts with joy and laughter signifies a wonderful time of year- Christmas. Hearing my favorite Christmas song, which has been sung generations, warms my heart. Christmas It seems to be the best time of the year. Every time I change the radio station there’s another old Christmas tune. My eyes begin to sparkle until I hear a spin on the beat, a person freestyling, and an artist that is struggling to hit every note to sound better than the next. I realize with horror that it’s not an old classic, but a new remix.

Swimmers place at Bob Stallings meet

Bryan High Swimmers competed at the Bob Stallings Invitational on Friday, Nov. 13. Four individuals advance to finals from prelims: Joel Coppernoll, Julia Cook, Maddie Foreman, and Marco Gutierrez. Joel placed 9th in the 500 free (5:00.01) and 16th in 100 back (59.82). Julia placed 1st in both 50 free (23.06 sec) and 100 free […]

Wrestling team dominates Cy Fair

The wrestling team wrestled a in a dual match-up on Thursday afternoon against Cy Fair High School. The Vikings dominated with a 54-22 win. Pins were earned by Larry Duron @ 120 lbs David Frazier @160lbs Ezra Hernandez @ 195 lbs Cooper McCall @170lbs Derrick Hernandez @ HWT Wins were earned by: Aaron Salinas @ […]

Christmas wish list: Finding unique, affordable gifts this holiday season

Christmas is a time to celebrate, spend time with family, give and receive presents, and eat all the food we can. However, most people find themselves struggling with one simple thing the presents. I’ve been through it countless times, the holidays come around, stores are booming with sales, and everyone’s eager to receive the best presents in the world, but the ideas are nowhere to be found. It seems that every time I don’t have the money or a reason to buy presents for my loved ones, presents are jumping off the shelves, but when confronted with decisions of what to choose for that oh so special Christmas gift, the ideas are less than ample.

Educational topic absent from state curriculum

Sex education in Texas mainly focuses on abstinence, but that mindset is only forcing many sexually active teenagers to be ill-prepared. Enforcing the idea of abstinence only education, only creates a taboo framework where some teenagers want to have sex because they are told not to. Sex isn’t just a religious or moral issue, there is a level of education that must take place so young people can make responsible choices. When students are uninformed, they may not make the best decisions for themselves. Out of sight, out of mind is an interesting approach, but sex is already on teenager’s mind so it should be part of education.

Trick-or-Tree: Movie provides transition from buckets of candy to milk, cookies

It is Halloween, or is it Christmas? Many people (much like myself) are still bummed out about Halloween being over. Now that it’s almost pointless, and kind of pathetic, to still be watching Halloween movies, it’s time for the inevitable switch to the insurmountable pile of Christmas movies that has been idly waiting in the back of the closet along with all the dusty tree ornaments and stockings.

Wrestlers earn 1st place at invitational

The boys and girls varsity wrestlers competed in the Bobcat Invitational where they tied for 1st with Clearbrook High School. Boys Individual Placers: 1st place 106lbs Aaron Salinas 1st place 113lbs Larry Duron 2nd Place 170lbs Cooper McCall 2nd Place 106lbs Andres Gonzalez 3rd place 126lbs Cody Murph 3rd place 145lbs Caden Scott 3rd Place […]

Good Things – November 2015

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‘Fall’ing into fa la la: Most wonderful time of year can’t get here soon enough

The sound of steaming hot water for hot chocolate, sleigh bells ringing in christmas songs, flashing colorful lights up and down different neighborhoods, being woken up by the smell of gingerbread cookies, tacky Christmas sweaters, and the exciting Black Friday advertisements for preparation of Christmas gifts. Christmas time can’t get here any quicker.

Stuff your turkey, not your stockings

As the end of October comes to a close, the spooky Halloween month fades into November. November marks the beginning of two months of the living nightmare that is the Christmas season. Now, you may ask, why does the Christmas season start in November? Well to tell you the truth, it starts in early October, or even earlier. Why does it start so early? It’s because people think they need to feel holiday cheer before it needs to be felt.

Wrestling team opens seasons against Katy Taylor

Varsity Boys Results Bryan 34- Katy Taylor 36 152: Diego Figueroa (KTH) over Thomas Riojas (BRHS) (Dec 5-0) 160: Mudasir Sheikh (KTH) over David Frazier (BRHS) (Dec 7-2) 170: Peyton Jones (KTH) over Cooper McCall (BRHS) (Fall 1:09) 182: Will Ivey (BRHS) over Anthony Balajadia (KTH) (Dec 15-9) 195: Ezra Hernandez (BRHS) over Parker Altman […]

Lady Vikes claim bi-district championship

The Lady Vikes faced the Hutto Hippos in the bi-district match-up and defeated them in four sets: 23-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-19 to earn the Bi-District Championship title. Emily Hubacek led the Viking offense with 20 kills, followed by Hannah Eike who had 16. Katie Scott contributed 27 assists. The defense was also led by Hubacek […]

JV football score updates

College Station 38 Bryan JV 30 Offense: Jermie Townsend 7 yard td run -Rashaud Harvey 2 pt conv Javon Jefferson 61 yard td run -Nathan Carpio PAT Jermie Townsend to Rashaud Harvey 45 yard td pass -Nathan Carpio PAT Townsend 1 yard td run -Townsend to Harvey 2 pt conv Record: Bryan JV 8-1, 5-1 […]

Freshmen football defeats Caney Creek, College Station

Bryan High Freshman Silver team won 6-0 against College Station High School. Scoring for the Vikings: Running back Bryce Rhoads scored from 67 yards out Bryan High Freshman Blue team lost 35-50. Scoring for the Vikings: Quarterback Melvin Brooks from 12 yards Fullback Tymere Crenshaw scored from 1 yard out Running back Joseph Jones scored […]

Orchestra students earn region honors

Eleven orchestra students auditioned for Region Orchestra at Temple High School on Oct. 24. The following students earned a spot at region: Kimberly Lamb – Violin Lois Warden – Viola Kaitlyn Montgomery – Cello Sierra Barber – Cello

Teens responsible for moral code

With the insanity that comes with high school football in Texas, many things happen on the field that could become problematic.

Volume 45 Number 1

Published in October of 2015 by the Bryan High School Norseman in Bryan, Texas. To zoom in or magnify, please use the toolbar at the bottom of the viewing window. Volume 45 Number 1

Lady viking volleyball finishes district play with a win

The Lady Viking Volleyball teams finished District against the Huntsville Hornets The Freshmen team was defeated 22-25, 22-25. The Junior Varsity defeated Huntsville 25-16, 25-23. The Varsity team won in 4 sets 24-26, 25-14, 25-18, 25-23. Emily Hubacek and Hannah Eike led the offense with 14 and 12 kills respectively. Hannah added 17 assists, and […]

Artist’s music speaks to generation of listeners

Drake is a R&B/Hip-Hop Grammy-Award winning artist. He has reached great heights in recent years by creating powerful moving raps through his soft, meaningful songs. His messages behind his songs always have a point whether it’s going on today or what he thinks will happen soon. His career has key songs that have made an impact on today’s music and young people. All the albums and songs he writes are honest and pure about today’s generation and they will forever be worth hearing, because listeners can relate to them.

Cafeteria remodel promotes school spirit

With the help of the nutrition services department, the silver cafeteria received its first makeover since opening in 2000. “We hoped that purchasing stylish, up-to-date furniture, making some paint changes, and adding custom graphic wall art and column banners would promote school pride and improve the overall aesthetics of the cafeteria,” nutrition service director Sundy […]

Guns & education: Students work with admin to stay safe on campus, look to future as college campus carry laws change

Weapon. Protection. Gun safety. Gun Control. Word choice can shape an argument and when it comes to people’s opinions on guns the debate only becomes more intense as people make decisions on how to keep students safe on campus and when and where to allow people to carry guns. Schools are given the task of […]

Red Ribbon Week dress-up days announced

Monday – Red, White, & Blue – Take a Stand for a Drug Free Land” Tuesday – Jersey Day – “Team Up Against Drugs” Wednesday – Camo Day – “Join the Fight Against Drugs Thursday – Campus Spirit Day (Pro, Collegiate, High School Cap) – “Capture the Cougars” Friday – College T-Shirt Day – “Show […]

TV series gives teens something to ‘Gossip’ about after finding new life on Netflix

“Xoxo, Gossip-Girl”, one of the most adored phrases of an entire decade of teenage girls. The hit CW television series Gossip Girl focused on a preppy private school on the upper east side of New York and more importantly, the characters living the idolized lifestyle of glitz and glamour. In December 2012, Gossip Girl broke […]

Freshman football defeats Willis

The Bryan Freshman Silver team defeated Willis 40-0. Scoring for the Vikings were: Running Back Bryce Rhoads scored from 1 yard, 52 yards, and 31 yards. Quarterback James Petty scored from 32 yards out. Running Back Chris Court scored from 1 yard out. Running Back scored from 1 yard. Kicker Robert Garcia made 2 Extra […]

Lady Vikes fall to Willis

The Lady Vikings faced Willis Wildcats Friday. The Freshman A team couldn’t hold off Willis falling, 14-25 and 19-25. The Junior Varsity team defeated the Wildcats 25-11, 25-22. The Viking Varsity team was defeated in 4 sets 25-20, 23-25, 18-25., 18-25. Natalie Buban and Hannah Eike lead the Viking offense with 13 kills each, with […]

Good Things – October 2015

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Screams, chills, thrills: Halloween movies reign supreme over other holiday flicks

As the leaves begin to turn and the air gets a little more brisk, we begin to feel the spooky aura all around as October creeps in. With October comes fall favorites like the Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks, the comfort of wearing sweaters 24/7, and of course, the best of all, Halloween. Now if you’re like me and consider yourself a “Halloweenie”, then you totally understand the obsession and love for the amazing holiday. How could someone not love the monsters, candy, insane yard decorations, and most of all, the movies?

JV football dominates three district opponents

Bryan 15 A&M Consolidated 14 Scoring: Javon Jefferson 30 yard td run Tracy Bradford 10 yard td run Nathan Carpio 32 yard fg Defense Standouts: Landon Plagens, Luke Wallis, Nick Reynolds RECORD: Bryan JV 6-0, 3-0 ____________________________________ Bryan JV Blue 16 Huntsville 14 Offense; Jermie Townsend 2 yard td run Nathan Carpio 22 yard field […]

Underclassmen pictures scheduled for Oct. 20

Picture retakes for 9th, 10th, and 11th grades student will take place on Tuesday, October 20 in the large auditorium from 8-12. This will be the final opportunity for 9-11th grade student to take a picture for the yearbook. Order forms can be picked up in room 6160 or the silver front office.

Volleyball score update

The Lady Viking Volleyball teams played the Rudder Rangers. The Freshmen B team defeated the Rangers 25-16, 24-26, 25-21. The Freshmen A team beat Rudder 25-17, 25-20. The Junior Varsity took the Rangers in 2 sets 25-20, 25-20. The Varsity team came couldn’t quite contain Rudder scoring and lost in 3 sets, 15-25, 7-25, 21-25. […]

Homecoming dance tickets available for purchase

Homecoming tickets can be purchased this week during all lunch in the Silver Cafeteria. Advanced ticket prices are $10 and $15 at the door Saturday night.

Freshmen football earns wins against Huntsville, Consol

Bryan Freshman Silver defeated A&M Consolidated 20-6 Scoring for the Vikings: Running Back Bryce Roads scored from 3 yards and another from 25 yards. Quarterback James Petty threw to Jonathan Sparkman from 22 yards out. Petty also had a two point conversion run. Bryan Freshman Blue team defeated A&M Consolidated 34-0 Scoring for the Vikings: […]

Scott Pilgrim vs. the big screen: Popular book, finds success as movie adaptation

In a world where vegans get special powers for being vegan and people can literally burst into coins, a certain Canadian has a hard time getting the girl in Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. This story tells the tale of the awkward and dorky Scott Pilgrim as he tries to defeat the seven evil exes […]

Volleyball player set for success: Leadership on team comes from dedication, perseverance

The ball sails over the net back and forth as two teams fights for the next point. Players work as a single unit to keep the volley going as one player makes a dig, another player sets the ball, and a final player slams it down onto the opposing team’s side of the floor. Junior Maddie Luera has been playing volleyball for eight years and has always enjoyed the competitive nature of the sport.

Making the grade: 55 students named AP Scholars

Pencils racing, hands cramping, pens dispelling ink to a lined page. The overwhelming fear of messing up that no one cares to admit, the feeling of anxiety when the clock is counting down the seconds test takers have left to bubble in their answer sheets or put the last few words of their essays together. […]

Down, but not out: Senior offensive lineman redefines role on team after injury

Players stare across the line at each other waiting for the ball to be hiked. Beads of sweat run down their faces as the tension builds with each word the quarterback yells. The ball sails from the center’s hands into the quarterback’s and the play begins. Each offensive lineman blocks the man across from him. Pushing, protecting the quarterback and the running back coming around the end. But plays, like life, don’t always go as expected. A defensive players peels off his man and slams into the back of one of the offensive lineman’s knees. Pain. Pain, not yardage is gained on this play.

All-American: Cheer captain leads by hard work, motivation

Give me an E, give me an R, give me an I-C-A, Erica! From high toe-touches to sharp cheer motions, Senior Erica Moreno embodies what it means to be a cheerleader; earning the title of All-American cheerleader, and head cheer captain. Erica’s hard work has been recognized by her peers through her election as cheer […]

Bryan High earns 5 of 7 distinctions on STAAR

During the 2014-2015 school year, Bryan High earned 5 out of 7 distinctions on the STAAR test and met all standards for the state’s accountability rating. “The STAAR tests accountability ratings include english, biology, social studies, and math, as well as secondary readiness, which covers how we prepare students for college or technical schools. Principal […]

Marking their space: Seniors paint parking spots for Project Graduation fundraiser

As the class of 2016 awaited the upcoming school year, they looked forward to many of the perks of being a senior, including parking in the closer spaces near the gym, but as schedule pick-up loomed they were informed that that lot would be converted into a staff-only lot. There was a silver lining to the parking situation though. As parents on the Project Graduation committee created a fundraising opportunity that would allow the parking situation to be a little more appealing. For $20, seniors have the chance to purchase guaranteed spots for the entire year and paint them with their own, pre-approved design.

Volleyball sweeps Caney Creek

The Lady Viking Volleyball teams swept the Caney Creek Panthers Tuesday night at Viking Gym. The Freshmen A team won 25-17, 25-18. The JV team won 25-12, 25-11. The Varsity won in three straight sets, 25-19, 25-13, 25-18. Emily Hubacek led the Lady Vikings offensively, hammering down 12 kills and serving 3 aces. Hannah Eike […]

Freshmen football dominates Livingston

The Freshman Football team defeated the Livingston Lions 50-6. Scoring for the Vikings were: Running back Joseph Jones scored twice on two carries, the first from 70 yards out, the second from 77 yards out. Quarterback Melvin Brooks ran for a 15 yard Touchdown, and also threw a touchdown pass to Zavion Logan. Running back […]

Lady Vikes volleyball update

Vs. Livingston The Freshmen A team fell to the Lions in 3 sets, 21-25, 25-22, 22-25. The JV won in 2 sets 25-18, 25-13. The Varsity team also defeated the Lions in 3 sets, 25-15, 25-15, 25-21. The offensive attack was lead by Natalie Buban and Hannah Eike, racking up 11 kills each. Jenna Way […]

Students participate in See You at the Pole

Students participated in See You at the Pole Wednesday, Sept. 23 before school. SYATP is a nationally recognized event where student gather to pray for their school, their classmates, and their teachers.

Relationship goals: Old, new friends create balanced support system

Relationships are some of the most important factors in people’s lives. Many people do not feel that there is room for both old and new friends and it can cause issues, but both old and new friends have a place in a person’s life.

No win situation: America seen as over-involved, self-absorbed

Lately I’ve noticed a lot of people on Tumblr have started to bash Americans, despite Tumblr being made and maintained by Americans. What bothers me the most is that the non-Americans (and even some Americans) are calling us “ignorant” and “stupid” for not knowing about the world’s problems to the depths that they think we should. One post that really struck a nerve with me was one that stated that Tumblr needed to stop being so “America-centric”.

It ain’t no thang, but a manner thang: Teens should concentrate on manners and habits for future

Sit up straight! No elbows on the table! Chew with your mouth closed! We’ve all heard these obnoxious remarks from our parents and guardians, but our stubborn minds want to reject these orders. Manners can often be thought to be unimportant, but should not be so quickly dismissed.

Volleyball defeats Consol in 4 sets

The Lady Viking Volleyball teams played the A&M Consolidated Tigers Tuesday night in College Station. The Varsity team defeated Consol in 4 sets 27-25, 18-25, 25-17, 25-22. Emily Hubacek led the offense with 21 kills and 3 aces. Hannah Eike backed her up with 12 kills, 22 assists, and 3 aces, with Katie Scott adding […]

Good Things – September 2015

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Making cents of things: Teens find value in jobs through hard-work, responsibility

A rose gold watch from Fossil, a phone plan for the latest iPhone 6s, or even some new clothes – all things a teen could have without using their parents money, with their own job. Teens can start working as young as 15 with a working permit, and at the legal working age is 16 in Texas. Once a teen hits 16 they should begin applying for jobs and looking to the future.

Melting dreams, happiness: The summer without Blue Bell

In the heat of summer, the only thing that keeps Southerners alive is their beloved Brenham original: Blue Bell Ice Cream. There are days that are emblazoned in the minds of all Texans; one such moment is the tragic day that Blue Bell announced the devastating recall on all of their products: popsicles, ice cream bars, and most importantly, the ice cream itself. The recall was due to a listeria outbreak in multiple factories, causing them to shut down production, along with general Texan happiness and sanity.

Freshman Silver ties Temple Wildcats

The Freshman Football team traveled to Temple to take on the Wildcats on Thursday. The Viking Freshman Silver team tied with Temple 8-8. Scoring for Vikings was Fernando Rangel, who scored on a 5 yard run. Kicker Quinton Walker score on a 2 point conversion. The Viking Freshman Blue team fell to Temple 14-0. The […]

Viking volleyball can’t hold off Cougars

The Lady Viking Volleyball team opened district play Friday night at home facing the College Station Lady Cougars. The Freshmen B Team fell to the Cougars 10-25, 15-25. The Freshmen A Team also came up short 13-25, 24-26. The Junior Varsity team failed to clench their match 22-25, 17-25. The Varsity team came out strong […]

Backpacks and moonlight: Gaining perspective, experience through summer abroad

Suitcase- check. Backpack – check. Multiple forms of currency – check. Passport… Long story, but check.

This summer I traveled to Europe alone for the first time. Most 16-year-old’s parents would never consider allowing them to travel abroad, much less alone, but my parents and sister were born in Bosnia and much of my family is scattered across Europe. Having family live in a different countries has made it difficult to keep in touch with everyone, so my family and I try to go to Bosnia i Hercegovina as much as we can during summer breaks. We are the only ones in our family who live in America, so it’s easier for us to travel to Europe rather than everyone else coming here. Also, it’s a lot easier for Americans to travel out of the country than my family from Europe to get a visa to come to the US.

Fahrenheit 451 cast list announced

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Freshman football wins two against Conroe

The freshman football team played host to the Conroe Tigers Thursday night at Merrill Green Stadium. The Viking Silver team defeated the Tigers 27-0. Scoring for the Vikings were: quarterback James Petty, who scored on a 27-yard run, running back Fernando Rangel scored twice from 26 yards out and 27 yards out respectively, D’ondre Polk […]

Volleyball takes Eagles in three straight sets

The Viking varsity volleyball team defeated the Ellison Eagles in 3 sets 25-16, 25-20, and 25-17. Emily Hubacek lead the Viking offense with 15 kills and Hannah Eike added 10 kills. Katie Scott aided Eike and Hubacek’s attack with 14 assists. Madelyn Luera anchored the defense with 11 digs keep the Eagle’s offense in check […]

Varsity volleyball takes Brahmas in three sets

The Lady Viking volleyball teams faced off against the Bellville Brahmas at home Tuesday night. The Freshman B team fell short 14-25, 8-25. The Freshman A team was defeated 19-25, 16-25. The Junior Varsity team beat the Brahmas in two sets 25-17, 27-25. The Varsity team won in 3 sets, 25-16, 25-21, and 27-25. Hannah […]

Open House scheduled for Monday, Aug. 24

Open House will begin in the Silver Cafeteria at 5:30 with Mr. Buban. At 5:45 students and parents will be released to 1st period. They will then follow the school schedule from there as each bell releases to the next period. After 7th period, students and parents are encouraged to join the athletics department as […]

9, 10, 11 grade pictures scheduled for Wed, Aug. 26

Picture packets are being sent home the first day of school through your student’s English class. Please send the form and money back with your student on Wednesday if you plan to purchase pictures.

2015 Volleyball schedule

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2015 Football schedule

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2015 Dress-up day schedule announced

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Spirit Rally to be held Wed, Aug. 19

The Viking Club has partnered with band, cheer, and Shy-Anne boosters to host a Spirit Rally to assist in unifying these boosters and students to grow Viking Spirit. Please come out and support these organizations as well as the football, volleyball, and cross country teams! When: August 19, 6-8 pm Where: Silver Campus Cafeteria Hot […]

Schedule pick-up information

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Senior pictures scheduled for Aug. 19-21

Seniors must take senior picture with Photo Texas to be included in the yearbook. All seniors have been prescheduled for a time slot. If you have any questions please contact Rebecca Dominy at rebecca.dominy@bryanisd.org Pictures will be in room 6158 on Blue Campus. Click here for a schedule.

Senior packages available through Nov. 6

Yearbook – $65 Senior Prom Ticket** – $30 Project Graduation Ticket** – $20 ID Voucher*** – $5 Total – $120 PLUS you get those purchases out of the way SENIOR PACKAGE PRICE- $100 Packages can be purchased in room 6160 with Mrs. Dominy until November 6. OR AT SCHEDULE PICK-UP WITH MRS. KVETON Contact information: […]

Good Things – June 2015

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Teacher creates lasting, influential bond with students

Early in the morning, a student walks into room 6160, the newspaper and yearbook classroom, but they aren’t there to order a yearbook or snap a photo. Tears roll down their cheeks as the weight of the world seems to be bearing down on their shoulders, telling them they aren’t good enough. For many students, this may happen more often than they would like to admit, but it is something that teacher Rebecca Dominy embraces as an opportunity to connect with her students and let them know someone is there for them.

Scholarship nights brings community together

BISD held its 43rd annual Scholarship Night in early May where 131 students received 184 scholarships totaling over $219,000. This year’s ceremony was especially notable since it was the first in which all four high schools in the district were represented. “It is important to have the kind of community support we have because with […]

Viking Wall of Honor award established for teacher recognition

The Viking Wall of Honor will be established to recognize current or retired faculty and staff for their outstanding service at Bryan High School, and their positive and lasting impact on students and other faculty and staff. The original idea was presented at the Campus Performance and Improvement Committee (CPIC) meeting and a sub-committee was […]

Golf team takes 6th at state

The Viking boys golf team placed sixth at the state tournment after weather hampered the second day of play. After the first round of play the boys found themselves in second place with a 305, but the second day proved more difficult. “Going into the second day, the wind picked up and the weather conditions […]

First edition of Bryan High Edda available for download

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Freshman places third at state tennis tournament

On May 13 and 14, freshman Jacy Smith competed in the state tennis tournament at Texas A&M. After rain delay on May 13, and rounds being pushed into May 14, Jacy placed third overall. Following her year’s accomplishments, Jacy and her coach anticipate her goals for next year. With support from her parents and coaches, Jacy will set the bar higher for the following seasons.

Tobacco awareness activities to be hosted by VKOT

May 18 – 19: Pledge Day Students will have the opportunity to sign a pledge to be “tobacco free”. All students who sign the pledge will receive a tobacco free lanyard & ribbon to wear. These students will also have their names placed in a drawing for prizes. If a student’s name is selected, VKOT […]

Viral trends abuse social media

At the beginning of this year, the Norseman staff looked at wide-spread movements that bring about change, such as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. In looking at that, we were able to see the good and the bad of such movements; viral trends can just be that – a trend that quickly dies – but they can also be educational.

Good Things – May 2015

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College vaccine round-up scheduled for Thursday, May 21

Thursday, May 21 3:00-5:30 Brazos County Health Department 201 N. Texas Avenue For more information, please see the attached flyer here.

Catcher steps up to plate to lead team

The sounds of cleats scrape the gravel mix with the cheering crowd in perfect harmony. The bright LED lights illuminate the field like spotlights on the players. The diamond is where most baseball players feel at home, but being out on the field isn’t always so easy. Every team requires a strong leader to get them where they need to be in the game. Teammates and coaches believe senior catcher Holt Van Etten fulfills the role of leader for the Viking varsity baseball team.

Senior earns CNA certification, gains medical experience

Senior Justin Rowe received his Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification while enrolled in the Hammond Oliver program. During that time, he has had the opportunity to experience the duties of a nursing assistant and build upon those experiences for his future career.

Junior sprints to state, secures success for team

As she sets her feet firmly against the blocks, the starter calls the runners to the ready. The familiar chant of “I can do this” echoes in her ears as the starter calls set and points the gun upward. Then BANG, junior Jamie Kennedy flies off of the blocks running the 200 meter dash.

Track team upholds value, importance of veterans, newcomers

The baton of leadership is passed down unto the next generation of the track team. The veterans accept it, with intentions of endorsing what is expected of members and serve as role models. The veterans encourage the rest to step up to replace them and continue the legacy. As the baton progresses into the hands of the new members, revitalized potential emerges to push the team to succeed. The track team exemplifies leadership for new members through veterans and successes of younger members as motivation to the whole team to push themselves and step into the shoes of the adept members, continuing the prophecy of hard work.

Going for the gold: Special education students secure success through athletics, community

Crowds fill the stadium. Students do pre-game stretches and pep talks within their teams. Coaches make sure everyone knows which events they’re competing in and where to go. Athletes line up on the track and prepare to run the 100 meter dash. The competitors take off and, when one crosses the finish line, the crowd erupts and the victor has a mile-wide smile on his face.

But this isn’t a typical track meet: this is the Special Olympics.

Water polo club resurfaces

Water polo has seen a resurgence this year after a six year absence with the formation of a club dedicated to playing and competing. Coaches Jessica Bailey and Travis Kiser oversaw the formation of the club and helped students pursue their interests in the sport.

Key club member named to district position

The Kiwanis Club named junior Lexi Durbin lieutenant governor for Key Club’s district 9W area which covers Bryan, College Station, Navasota, and small towns in the surrounding area. Lexi’s term official begins next year, but has served in the same capacity for a portion of this year as well. Some her duties include attending district-level […]

Advice from the departing: Looking back on my high school years

It’s now that time of year again. A time when the clock winds down to the last days of another seemingly never ending school year. A time where we start planning our trips for the summer and dream about the amounts of sleep we’ll finally have. Although for me this time around, the clock seems […]

All the world’s a stage: Senior finds family, direction through theatre troupe

The curtain rises. The lights shine down on the stage. Senior Katie Svatek walks out and begins to sing as the crowd falls silent. Opening night can shake a performers nerves, but knowing there is a support group backstage can make all the difference both on stage and off.