Volume 44 Number 1

Published on October 24, 2014 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 44 Number 2

Published in December 2014 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 44 Number 2

Volume 44 Number 3

Published in March 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 44 Number 3

Second on screen, first in our hearts

When I am not spending my time procrastinating writing my incredibly witty newspaper articles, I tend to dabble in the art of writing novels and, occasionally, reading them. One of the many things I have discovered in my writing adventure is that, no matter how exciting or original your plot is, if your characters fall flat, the story falls flat.

Single mom not always a negative label, can be badge of honor

There are many people that come from single parent or broken family homes. I am one myself. Some either live with their mom, dad, or neither. You may even be lucky and have both, but sometimes that isn’t always a good thing. Most parents divorce, because of many disagreements and arguments. Many times, it is the mother doing everything on their own, just like mine.

Viking theatre students host Shakespeare workshop

Click here to view a short video about the workshop.

Fine Arts department to perform In the Heights

Tony Award-winning musical is about family, home and finding where you belong Bryan High School’s ​F​ine ​A​rts Department launches its 2015 spring season with “In The Heights,” by Lin-Manuel Miranda, February 6, 7 & 9. (​Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda Book bu Quiara Alegria Hudes) “In The Heights” by Lin-Manuel Miranda February 6, 7, […]

Broadway classic goes Into The Woods, onto the screen

Damsel in distress meets handsome prince. Boy goes on a dangerous adventure. Girl goes to see her grandmother despite the dangers around her. Those are classic fairytales; but every once-in-a-while, a story strays off the beaten path. The stories of Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, and Little Red Riding Hood are brought together through the telling of the story of the Baker, his wife, and the Witch of the film, Into The Woods.

Stars align in movie adaptation of book sensation

The movie based on an award winning novel, The Fault In Our Stars is about two teens who have different cancer conditions falling in love after meeting at a cancer support group.

Fall sports banquet honors athletes

The Viking football, volleyball, cross country, student athletic trainers, and cheerleaders were honored during the fall sports banquet by their coaches, families and friends for their outstanding participation. Football: KeeKee Johnson – MVP Award Coleman Johnson – Defensive Player of the Year Jared Spivey – Offensive Player of the Year B.J. Ross – Offensive Player […]

Graffiti artists push definition of art

Every brush stroke, pencil sketch, pastel, primary, and secondary color added to artwork signifies something an artist deeply feels. The same goes for writers like the Norseman staff. Every key we press, and article we submit is our artwork, and expresses what we think about a topic. Believe it or not there are many different types of artists. Although there is one type of art that isn’t typically called art: graffiti.

Cursing legitimized, society less flustered

While many of the things society detests are shunned for good reason, some of them just happen to be the most enjoyable to do. Who wouldn’t want to drive 80 on the highway if it meant you could get to your destination faster or bring dry breakfast cereal into a movie theater because you were too hungry to care about distracting other people? But societal constraints on language seems to be the most lenient, and there are times when our language is perforated with terms that most people consider unsuitable for general communication.

Marching band creates own type of family

Speed walking around a football field and blowing through some weird instrument is considered stupid by many people. Although many may say marching band members are insane for wanting to make a bunch of figures and play for eight minutes straight, people should think about the real work behind this insanity.

Hollywood, satire, threats: Controversy over The Interview leads to record online sales

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the world, many creatures were stirring as corporate tech giant Sony was preparing to release its controversial film The Interview.

Overworked, stressed students see repercussions from excessive involvement

As the second semester gets into full swing, a major topic weighs heavily on the minds of teachers and students minds – next school year. Seniors are finalizing their decisions for life post-high school, juniors are looking to take SAT and ACT tests, and students might spend hours at a time scavenging through the thick course guide trying to figure out which classes to sign up for before they meet with their counselor. Many of these underclassmen find that teachers, counselors, and parents are pressuring them to take the most advanced classes and get involved in every organization imaginable so their résumés look impressive for colleges.

Film falls flat with Tolkien fans: Final installment fails to fascinate

My hopes were low for the final movie in the Hobbit series, The Hobbit: the Battle of Five Armies, as the other two movies had let me down in story, characters, and believable action. I am sad to say that the third did not break this trend, but it wasn’t horrible.

Good Things – January 2015

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Student selected as Texas All-State Musician

Senior Thomas Gusewelle, a member of the Bryan Viking Band will perform with the Texas All-State Band in San Antonio, Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as part of the 2015 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention. He was chosen for this prestigious honor through a competitive process held this year […]

Wrestling team dominates in tri-meet

The wrestling team hosted two teams from New Braunfels ISD, New Braunfels HS and Canyon HS, Wednesday night in Viking gym. The team opened the night with a dominating performance against Canyon in a 54-24 match. The Vikes won 10 of the 14 weight classes. In the second match, they faced New Braunfels HS. The […]

Chili’s profit share to benefit Color Guard

The Color Guard will travel and compete in the Winter Guard International World Championships in Dayton, OH in April. Chili’s is holding a profit share night to benefit the Color Guard and will donate 10% of sales on Monday, January 26 from 11 am-11 pm. Customers must mention that they are there to support the […]

Students place at academic UIL invitational

Academic UIL participants competed in an invitational meet this weekend at A&M Consolidated. The following students placed: Computer Applications: 2nd – Austin Carter 3rd – Danielle Van Orman 4th – Cread Dotson News Writing 4th – Andy Ramirez 6th – Jesse Baxter Feature Writing 6th – Robert Morgan Editorial Writing 2nd – Andy Ramirez 3rd […]

Hole in D-1: Senior earns place on UTSA golf team, signs letter of intent

The crowd falls silent as he steps up to the tee. His club slices through the air with a resounding thud as it connects with the ball, sending it sailing down the fairway and onto the green. Senior Dylan Godfrey then makes his way to the ball to secure another par and stay on track to finish among the top competitors.

Final opportunity for senior pictures Jan. 14, 15

Seniors will have one more opportunity to take pictures for the yearbook and the graduation slide show. Photo Texas Photography will be here January 14 and 15. If students would like a full sitting they MUST schedule their appointment for the January 14. For everyone else, this will be a quick shoot opportunity as the […]