Seniors lead team through perseverance, determination

Basketball is the definition of a team sport. Five players on the court must interact in a seamless fashion to effectively protect their own goal and score points in their opponent’s. Injuries and setbacks can ruin a season and cripple a team, but they can also be used to strengthen bonds and push the team to come together even more.

How I met my favorite show: Character relationships create quality sitcom focused on friendship

“She has to spend her summers in North Carolina. She needs to be athletic but preferably play tennis. Once a day she has to take the challenge of crossword puzzles. She has to play some type of instrument and her favorite singer has to be Otis. Her favorite book has to be Love in the Time of Cholera. She has to love old classic movies but most importantly her favorite food has to be lasagna. And once we’re ready for kids the limit is two; a girl and a boy.”

Volume 46, Number 2

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From house to home: Fixer Upper features family friendly fun

“Are you ready to see your Fixer Upper?” star of the HGTV series, Fixer Upper, Joanna Gaines says before revealing to her clients something that will change their lives forever- their dream home. Joanna and her husband, Chip Gaines, carefully select the worst houses in the best neighborhoods of Waco, and surrounding areas to transform them into their clients desires. The show is an adventure filled with style, family, and fun.

Wrestling takes 4th at Dallas meet

The boys varsity and JV wrestling teams competed Dec. 10 at The Wylie East Invitational in Dallas. This tournament contained most of the dominant teams of 5A wrestling in the Dallas area including Rockwall Heath the reigning region 3 and state Champions. The boys varsity finished in 4th place out of 11 teams with 9 […]

Boys swim team tops Brenham in dual meet

The boys’ swim team beat Brenham boys 91-70 on Dec. 7. The Vikings won all three relays with Collin Darnell, Conner Destefano, Joel Coppernoll, Matt Hutchinson, Christian Smith, Ulysses Tirado, Luke Jones and Stanley Yang all contributing. Individual winners for Bryan were Matt Hutchinson in the 200 IM, Collin Darnell in the 500 freestyle and […]

Get in Formation: Beyonce fans experience concert of a lifetime, connect to artist

I witnessed first hand Beyoncé’s groundbreaking Lemonade concert in Houston. I was more than ready to “Get in Formation” by the time the concert started. When she sang her first lyrics, I felt more empowered than ever. Beyoncé’s legendary box began to spin and within seconds, lights were in a frenzy giving the audience a hypnotic high. She stepped out the front of the box, and I felt as if someone was placing cinderblocks on my chest. Her face was overshadowed by her iconic black hat, and her “beehive” began forming around her.

Fairy tale wedding: Art teacher proposal, wedding inspired by fictional interests

Creativity is in every aspect of life, whether we want to admit it or not. Art teacher Samantha Bennett understands that concept well, by taking creativity and making a living with it, but also incorporating it into her everyday life. Whether it be a doodle on a random piece of paper, or her entire wedding, creativity plays an important role in her life.

Seniors no longer ready to leave high school as graduation looms, end of semester approaches

The first day of school this year, all of the seniors posted their “last first day of high school” on every social media. Since freshman year, the thought that echoed through their heads each morning was: “I’m so ready to graduate.” Senioritis began setting in around the first semester of junior year, but things are changing fast. As the end of the first semester looms, I’m starting to question why I wanted to graduate so badly.

Video bloggers inspire, provide guidance for beauty, style

YouTube is used world-wide to upload and watch videos to entertain whatever quirky interest internet users may be into. I find amusement in the beauty and fashion channels like many other young girls. These YouTube bloggers are just average girls who have more experience with things when it comes to beauty tips. The videos serve as a guiding tool for beginners, like myself, who didn’t really have anyone to teach them the basics of beauty.

British comedy series finds success state side, leaves audience laughing

From Jim putting office supplies in jello as a prank for Dwight, to Angela and her cats, The Office is one of my favorite shows on TV. With comedic characters like Michael Scott, Dwight Schrute, and Kelly Kapoor viewers, are sure to laugh at least once. The Office has many great comebacks and great relationships. They definitely stepped out of their comfort zone of American TV when making this show.

Senior pictures scheduled for Dec. 13, 14

Photo Texas Photography will be on campus Tuesday, December 13 and Wednesday, December 14 for senior pictures. Seniors who have not taken a picture should sign up with Mrs. Dominy in room 6160. Pictures will take place in room 6158. There is no sitting fee for a yearbook only shot. There is a $15 sitting […]

Founding fathers shouldn’t be forgotten with currency changes

While many features differ from country to country, there are a few things that every country has in common. One of those is currency. Despite all of the flaws and problems that money can cause, it is necessary to keep a country running smoothly. Since money is such an instrumental part of a well-functioning nation, […]

American Idiots revived: Green Day returns to roots with Revolution Radio

Starting in 1987 and hailing from Anaheim, California, the punk rock band Green Day has influenced the minds of teenagers for three decades. Over the years of international success with young and old demographics, the plethora of songs cover a range of topics from punk-rock love songs to political statements that resonate with not only the band members, but their audience.

All the world’s a stage: Theatre program performs play, playwright attends

The lights blind senior Caleb Duane as he takes the stage. He feels the familiar rush of adrenaline as a hush falls over the audience. Caleb is used to performing to both crowds large and small, but this time it’s different. This time he is performing for the shows creator. This time he portrays a character with the writer, who originally brought this true story to stage, sitting in the audience.

Ball is life: Junior leads basketball team to success as veteran player

Walking into the gym on a cold Tuesday night, there’s a basketball pounding the floor and a crowd roaring at the game they’re watching. The Bryan High varsity boy’s basketball team is led by 6’2”, 180 pounds of pure toughness, junior Zach Nutall who averaged 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists last season as a sophomore, and is constantly improving his averages and the team’s success.

Walk for Water: Senior creates project to raise awareness, money for Guatemalans

A young boy crawls out of bed before dawn, puts his bare feet on the rocky ground, and starts his treacherous 2.3 mile journey to get clean water. As he fumbles through the darkness, his body begins to ache and beads of sweat form on his brow. When he finally reaches his destination, he fills […]

Rugged race: Student pushes limits mentally, physically during cycling race

For thirty days she was isolated from the outside world, only able to see long dirt roads and forgotten trails through the Continental Divide. The race stretched on for 2,768.4 miles as she faced dehydration, starvation, lightning storms, and isolation. Junior Lina put her body and mind through the toughest experience she ever faced when […]

Students earn honors at TAMU derivative bee

Five members of the math club competed at the annual TAMU derivative bee earlier this month. Students include Kaitlyn Montgomery, Patrick Blumenthal, Will Schultz, Lois Warden, and Rachel Paholek. Patrick Blumenthal qualified for finals and Kaitlyn Montgomery placed third.

Senior package deadline extended

The deadline to order a senior package, which includes a yearbook, prom ticket, and project graduation ticket has been extended until Friday, December 9. The package price is $100 and saves students over $25. Checks can be made payable to BHS Yearbook. If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Dominy at 979-209-2580 or by […]

Senior picture retakes schedule for Dec. 13, 14

Seniors who did not take a picture during the summer, should have signed up through their English class to take pictures on either Tuesday, Dec. 13 or Wednesday, Dec. 14. Pictures will be in room 6158 (across from the cooking classes) on blue campus. There is no charge for a yearbook only shot and seniors […]

Dancers earn all-region honors

Six Shy-Anne members earned one of the 12 spots available for the all-region drill team. The following dancers earned the honor: Captain – Kayla Klose 1st Lt. – Victoria Denena Jr. Lt. – Marissa Minor President – Kirsten Bailey Sophomore – Shelby Bennett Freshman – Emma Turner

New bell schedule after Thanksgiving break

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New student fills top leadership position in student council

When most people move schools, they are nervous about what type of first impression they are going to make on their teachers and fellow classmates. This was a similar experience for senior Ashton Edwards when she moved to Bryan High School from Granbury, Texas during her junior year.

Fall semester exam schedule posted

Fall 2016 semester exam schedule

Videography captures students passion, provides opportunity to create memories

Reducing the pregame, game, and postgame to a short thirty-second segment that tells the entire story takes both talent and dedication. Junior Jeannye Aguilar has found her niche in the video technology class where she excels at transforming big moments on campus into even bigger memories on screen.

Wrestling team takes 2nd for boys, 3rd for girls at meet

The boys and girls wrestling teams were in action on Saturday Nov. 12 at the Bobcat Brawl Wrestling Tournament at Cy Fair High School. As a team the boys finished 2nd out of 8 schools and the girls finished 3rd of 8. For the boys, individual medals were earned by the following wrestlers: First place: […]

Ice cream on screen: Students record commercial for Blue Bell

As a Texan, sitting around a bowl of Blue Bell ice cream is nothing short of normal. Whether it be enjoying a sweet bowl of the Great Divide, or sobbing into a half-gallon tub of Cookie Two-Step, Blue Bell is as much a Texas symbol as bluebonnets, armadillos, or cowboys. Two seniors, Caleb Duane and Kassie Gough, earned the opportunity to be a part of the Blue Bell revival after the listeria outbreak damaged their public image. Both students enjoyed the experience as it combined one of their favorite foods with one of their favorite hobbies.

Cross Country finishes season looking to future

The cross country team competed in the district meet where the varsity girls finished 4th, the varsity boys finished 5th, JV girls finished 4th and and the JV boys finished 5th.

Annual golf tournament held to honor former players

The golf team hosted the first annual Maliska/Hicks Memorial Boys Varsity Tournament this year at the Texas A&M golf course. The tournament is named after former Viking players Garrett Maliska, who passed away in 2011 from Glioblastoma Cancer, and John Harden Hicks II, who passed away last November from Glioblastoma Brain Cancer.

Athletes sign to play sports in college

The following students signed to play sports in college next year: ​Saleen Quinonez signs​ to play softball​ with​ University of Colorado Springs at Colorado Springs ​Rachel Agnello signs to play softball with Angelina College Tamaira Armstrong signs to play volleyball at University of Arkansas at Little Rock ​Emily Hubacek signs to play volleyball at Texas […]

Volleyball players earn district recognition, sign to play college ball

Senior Tamaira Armstrong signed to play collegiate volleyball at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and senior Emily Hubacek signed to play at Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi. The team finished the season as Co-District and Bi-District Champions. District 18-5A awards include: MVP of the Year – Tamaira Armstrong Offensive Player of the […]

Wrestling team falls shorts against Panthers

The wrestling team opened its season Wednesday night at Klein Oak High School in Spring. The boys varsity came up a few point short in the loss to the Klein Oak Panthers 27-35. David Frazier (152) earned a pin and Andres Gonzalez (113), Dustine Korzynski (138), Caden Scott (145), Mario Vasquez (195), and Kemonte Ross […]

Autotech program cranks up rigor, preparation

The automotive technology program earned certification from the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) which gave them a distinction shared by only 60 other schools in Texas.

Swimmers compete at Bob Stallings Invitatinal

The swim team competed at the Bob Stallings Invitational Meet at A&M. The girls team placed eighth overall with four first place finishes. Julia Cook led the way with two first place finishes and earned the high point award for the meet. She broke two meet records with times of 48.92 in the 100 freestyle […]

Patchwork pride: Principals mother constructs quilt to capture Viking spirit

What it means to be a Viking can’t be summed up with a single word or item, but instead is made up of many parts to create the whole. Each activity, club, sport, and individual student comes together to make Bryan High a unique place where students are at the center. The idea that the sum is greater than the parts can be seen in the quilt principal Lane Buban’s mother Sharon Buban created for the school. The quilt is made of t-shirts from various groups around the school and will be hung in the Silver Cafeteria area as a reminder of the collective spirit of the Vikings.

Social media initiative rocks: Facebook group looks to spread positivity in community

Society is full of cruelty and negativity, something as simple as a rock could change the way people perceive themselves, others, and the world around them. Inspiration can be found in places of little importance and can dramatically affect a person’s outlook on life. Around the Brazos Valley, a group of people are using rocks to spread a message of positivity and generosity towards one another.

South Korean foreign exchange student experiences cultural differences

Packing, saying good-bye to their family, being the new kid at school, living in a whole different country for an entire school year, staying with a host family, and not knowing what to expect are things foreign exchange students experience while being apart of the program. Junior Daleyeong traveled halfway around the world from South Korea to attend an American school and experience life in a new culture.

Series blacklists the competition, sets bar for crime shows

Crime shows are on the rise. The show The Blacklist is NBC’s series about a brilliant criminal mastermind who for mysterious reasons begins to help the FBI apprehend serious criminals, is one of the big hits in 2016

Classic western makes quality movie night rental

From gunfighters squarely facing each other on a dusty street and cowboy gangs terrorizing the town, to gambling halls and theaters with a gilt-edged Victorian glamour, and a vigilante lawman finding his true love, the movie Tombstone has it all. Tombstone, which was released in 1993, is an old monumental western, with many modern touches, that is set in Tombstone, Arizona, the boom town and site of the legendary O.K. Corral.

Stretched thin: Yoga helps enhance, body, mind, soul

There are many misconceptions about yoga and many people don’t do it, or are quickly opposed to trying a yoga class, because they’re not flexible enough, don’t have good enough balance, are bad at meditating, or are already physically fit. However, people don’t understand the practice of yoga is a process. It’s not about the final destination, but the transitions and the journey along the way that make yoga a key component in becoming more fit.

Viral trends infect internet: Memes provide humor outlet, connect people through global in-jokes

The Internet is truly a complex and glorious place. At its best, it can be an outlet for creativity and communication, but at its worst it can be a bottomless abyss of terror and confusion. Unless someone has been living under a rock without wifi for the past few years, they are aware of what I like to call the “Golden Quartet” of the Internet: Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and Facebook. All of these apps or websites have commonalities, like their general accessibility, user-friendliness, and instant messaging abilities. Though these qualities are all essential to the apps’ success, there is one item present on all of these social media platforms that they owe much of their credit to, an item that is often taken for granted and somewhat misunderstood: the “meme”.

Volume 46, Number 1

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Stop clowning around

Many have cried foul at the idea of 14-year-olds being charged with felonies for making threats in the name of some menacing clown profile, arguing that a kid’s life shouldn’t be ruined over a prank. Consequences are an important part of life because it is the only way people learn. No matter how many times […]

Disney star continues to mature, set example for teens

Twenty-year-old Zendaya Coleman is known for her acting, dance skills, and beautiful soft-spoken, heavenly voice. Though she got her start on a Disney sitcom Shake It Up, she’s expanded her career far beyond the sparkly Mouse and has grown into a powerful role model for young women.

Audiences flock to Shondaland for thrills, drama

Shonda Rhimes: a name heard round the world. With Netflix booming and people wanting to watch the latest shows, social media is overloaded with information on the newest television series. Rhimes is known for “owning” the ABC channel because of her triple threat TV dramas. Her powerful voice as a screenwriter and television producer has put Shonda on the map for being one of the most successful individuals in the entertainment industry.

College Board recognizes students as Commended National Merit Scholars

Juniors stumble out of bed early in the morning making sure they’re prepared for the hours of bubbling a scantron ahead of them. In their heads, they constantly chant “don’t forget your calculator,” and try to memorize all kinds of tips and tricks their teachers have been drilling them on for weeks. Students move to […]

Viking Theatre, culinary arts group to host dinner theatre

Viking Theatre is hosting a dinner theatre on Thursday, October 27th from 6:30pm – 8:00pm in the Blue Bistro Cafe! BHS culinary arts students will cook the meal as patrons are entertained by theatre students (with some help from the Shy-Anne’s, and a few others in the Fine Arts Department). It’s a Masquerade based on […]

Genetics of band: Marching to the echo of legacy, excellence

“Now introducing the Pride of Bryan, the Bryan Viking Band!” The announcer’s voice booms as the band takes the field and performs their showcase for 7 minutes. Those 7 minutes on Friday nights represent hours of practice. Early mornings and late nights come together into one audience pleasing performance – “Phobia”. The show would not be complete without one of the drum majors, Christine McCall. Christine is in an interesting position to help further the success of the band due to her brother, Cooper McCall also being a drum major last year.

Running man: Senior cross country captain leads team to finish line

Practice starts before the sun rises. Most students are still in bed while the cross country team laces up their shoes and hit the road running. Senior Nathaniel Steel serves as captain on the cross country team and has continued to improve throughout his high school career. After running cross country in middle school, Nathan joined the team in high school to continue his running career.

Land down under: Students experience different cultures, gain unique experiences

Lights, sounds, colors engulf the busy streets of the city. Open spaces, green grass, majestic views creating a calming effect in the country. Initially these images seem in contrast, but four BHS students were able to experience both as they traveled to Australia and New Zealand over the summer through Explorica, a non-school related program […]

Once upon a reality: Series creates live action drama with classic fairy tale stories

“And they lived happily ever after” … words that so many of us fell asleep to as children, but as we grow, we may think that it’s foolish to believe that we can have a happily ever after and life only about paying bills, going to school, and having a career. We struggle and we suffer, but is it wrong to think that we can’t have that ‘happily ever after’?

First and goal: Football team finds leadership in senior quarterback

Fall in Texas brings about slightly cooler weather, holidays, and football. Backyards are full of kids learning how to throw a spiral while their friends speed downfield, avoiding random pieces of playground equipment. Most high school athletes get their start joking around and hanging out with friends on the weekends without any structure or real […]

Senior helps lead volleyball team toward undefeated season

As the volleyball team begins the second half of district play, they are undefeated having only lost one set to College Station and sweeping the rest, senior Emily Hubacek serves as a leader on the team. As Emily looks to her collegiate career where she will play at Texas A&M Corpus Christi, she stays focused on the task at hand as the team works to place first in district and go deep into the playoffs.

Students gather for prayer, praise at annual event

As the sun rose over campus on Wednesday, September 28, students gathered around the flagpole at Bryan High School to participate in the annual See You at the Pole event. The event encourages students nationwide to gather at their school’s flagpole to pray for their school, teachers, and fellow classmates as a public display of […]

After the fire: Community leaders help educate seniors by hosting guest speakers

“Do we really have to go outside? Can’t we just close the door and wait in the classroom?” students ask teachers as the alarm sounds signaling a fire drill. The lack of concern and idea that nothing bad could happen to them was the mentality Shawn Simons and Alvaro Llanos aimed to change by sharing their story.

Freshmen boys cross country earns second

The cross country team competed against 72 teams at the McNeil Invitational in RoundRock on October 1. Varsity boys placed 36th Varsity girls placed 38th JV boys placed 31st JV girls placed 39th Freshmen boys placed 2nd Freshman individual awards: Sam Reyes placed 13th Charly Perez 15th Rueben Morales 19th Caleb Peterson 20th Patrick Foreman […]

Swim team competes at Tomball invitational

The swim team competed at the Tomball Invitation on October 1. The girls placed third overall. Swimmers who placed in the top eight for individual events included: Julia Cook – 1st in both the 50 and 100 freestyles Anna Herbert – 2nd in the 500 freestyle K’Lee Rudd – 3rd in 100 back and 8th […]

High school meets standard, questions reliability of standardized testing

For the past three years, Bryan High School has received five out of the seven STAAR distinctions including: reading and ELA, math, science, and social studies indicators, as well as post secondary readiness. The two distinctions the school is still working to achieve are student progress and closing the achievement gap.

We’re all in this together: Disney musical classic for current generation

In January of 2006, children tuned into Disney Channel to watch the new movie, High School Musical, little did they know they would be witnessing the premiere of a classic. High School Musical would soon take over their everyday lives with its sweet, sing-along lyrics and lovable cliche story line.

Girl Scout program helps student experience life abroad

Camping, selling cookies, and badges are things that people normally associate with Girl Scouts. Though these activities are usually at the forefront of what people assume a Girl Scout is, there is a lot more to it than the normal stereotype. It provides opportunities that are not normally available to people. Freshman Emma Turner got to experience one of these opportunities this summer when she ventured on a trip to Europe with other Texas Girl Scouts from the last week of July to the first week of August.

Gotta Catch ‘Em All: Pokemon Go app links multiple generations

Children of the ‘90s dreamed about wanting to be the very best like no one ever was just like Ash Ketchum. The thought of catching a real life Pokemon has been the fascination of fans of the franchise ever since the first set of games came out in 1998. Rumors of an app to make that dream a reality debuted in April 2015 and filled longtime fans with anticipation to finally be able to become a Pokemon master. July of 2016, Niantic and The Pokemon Company officially released the app Pokemon Go for Android and iOS users across the U.S.

Chamerica: Bryan High’s most trusted superhero

Better than Christmas: Halloween lasts full month filled with candy, costumes, childhood memories

Along with the leaves and cool breezes, October is a month that gives rise to the Fall spirit. However, that’s not the only spirit that rises in the tenth month of the year. The age old tradition of dressing up in costumes and going house-to-house looking for candy for the sake of a child’s enjoyment is usually what comes to mind when talking about Halloween, but for an ever growing group of people, Halloween is so much more than that. It’s about the scary, the spooky, the freaky, and the weird.And it’s not just one day; it’s the entire month.

Homecoming week festivities planned

Dress-up Days: Monday-“Super Hero Day!” Vikings to the ‘rescue’ Super Hero T-shirts Tuesday-“Short Out” the Trojans-Wear your favorite shorts Wednesday-“Tie Up the Trojans” Wear Tye Dye or a neck tie Thursday-“Injure” the Trojans-wear scrubs, come ‘fake’ injured (band aids, leg wraps,head wraps). Friday-Go BIG BLUE! How Blue can we go? Pep-Rally – 3:10 Friday Shy-Anne’s […]

‘I’m With Her’: Clinton aims to bring experience, stability to White House

It’s 2016. R&B artist Frank Ocean finally dropped an album, ‘90s pop culture sensation Pokemon has made an incredible resurgence, and the extremely successful Democratic nominee for the 2016 presidential election is a woman.

Cross country athletes place at meet

Boys varsity, boys JV and girls JV placed 3rd out of 13 teams. Boys Varsity: Nathaniel Steels placed 10th Mark Hawkins placed 14th Boys JV: Xavien DeLaRosa placed 9th Damian Spikes placed 11th Nathan Phillips placed 12th and Parker Adams placed 14th Girls JV: Rossy Esquivel placed 7th and Lupita Urbano placed

Swim team starts season with win over Huntsville

The swim teams opened the 2016-17 with wins over Huntsville. The girls team won 661-259. Individual winners included :Julia Cook(200 free,100 free), Elizabeth Tag(200 IM, 100 breast), Cat Darnell(50 free, 500 free) and K’Lee Rudd(100fly, 100 back). Relay winners included: Rudd, Tag, Darnell, Anna Herbert, Maya Gutierrez, Lauren Destefano and Cook. The boys won 635-319. […]

Freshmen football defeats Rattlers in Navasota

The Bryan High Freshman Football traveled to Navasota to play the Rattlers. The Viking Freshman team won 54-16. Scoring for the Vikings: Runningback Mark Taplette scored twice from 12 yards and returned a Kickoff 70 yards for a TD. Runningback Jalen Davis scored 4 times from 70 yards, 2 yards, 58 yards, and 2 yards. […]

Veggie tales: Student struggles to deal with criticism of personal choice

On Tuesday, July 29, 2014 I made the decision that would change my life forever. I became a vegetarian, and in that moment the harassment and the ignorance started from my friends and peers. I made a personal decision that day without knowing what kind of reaction I would receive. I watched a video on Youtube that I was recommended called “If Slaughterhouses Had Glass Walls”, and it was life changing. It showed graphic images that no 12-year-old should see, like pigs being beaten with their babies and cows being hung upside down and having their necks slit. It was horrific and educational at the same time.

Summer construction projects lay foundation for future

Students returned to campus this year noticing several big changes including a secure single entrance to campus, a new dining area, and a new press box. These construction projects were funded by a bond passed a year and a half ago and have helped Bryan High in regards to both safety and functionality.

A nation divided: Race for the White House leaves country looking for more options

The President of the United States has many important jobs such as the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, demonstrating hospitality to foreign ambassadors, and appointing the Supreme Court Justices. Looking at the two presidential candidates, some people, including myself, are concerned about the future of this great nation. Around 55% of Americans have said that they want a third party candidate, which demonstrates an overwhelming amount of dissatisfaction in the current choices.

Health officials encourage caution as Zika virus moves into Brazos County

Images of babies born with underdeveloped heads have stricken people across the world with fear at the idea of how much damage a tiny mosquito bite can do. The media contributes to panic any time a potential pandemic arises, first with Swine Flu, then Ebola, and now the Zika virus. Symptoms can be nonexistent to severe in people infected with the Zika virus which makes it all that more dangerous for transmission.

So you think you can spin-off: Dance show fails to leap over high bar set by original

Every year around the month of May, over ten million viewers across the country gather around their televisions with family and friends to view the season premiere of So You Can Think You Can Dance, a televised dance competition. Last year as I tuned in, I was discontented to see that the producers had changed my favorite television show to a “Stage vs. Street” format, which forced more talented dancers to be eliminated in order to keep the number of “Stage” and “Street” dancers even. However, this year, to even more of my disappointment, I found that the producers had now changed the show to So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation.

Community bonds through tragedy: Students, faculty return to homes following tornado clean-up

Five-hundred students sat at lunch surrounded by sixty feet of glass as a tornado touched down less than two miles away. There was no time to panic as administrators moved to shelter in locations around the school. That was the job entrusted to principal Lane Buban as the tornado moved away from the high school and toward his home.

Junior class to host hamburger dinner

When: Thursday, Sept. 29 before the game against Navasota High School Ribs and sides: $11.00 Chicken and sides: $11.00 Kids ribs and sides: $5.50 Kids Hot dogs and sides: $5.50 Pre-Order meals with the junior class by Tuesday, September 20 Click the link here for more information.

‘Make America Great Again’: Trump looks to keep country safe, prosperous

It’s not a big secret that I am a huge Donald Trump supporter. I’ve been to a rally, I have the hat and shirt, and my truck proudly sports his bumper sticker. While I am not afraid to voice my support about this presidential candidate, a lot of people are. People are fearful that they will be labeled, “racist”, “homophobic”, “bigoted”, and “Islamophobic”. The backlash that comes from voicing one’s support for Mr. Trump is criticized severely in certain parts of the country, and many people have a good reason to be scared of sharing their opinion. Death threats, property damage, violence, and the banning of social media accounts are just a few things that have been experienced this past year by people who support Mr. Trump. On a personal level, last year my brother came home with two Trump bumper stickers and we were both hesitant about placing them on our cars out of fear that our cars would be keyed. If all people do is watch the biased liberal news, there are reasons not to like Mr. Trump, but if one does research on him, they will find that there are many reasons why he would be a great president.

PSAT scheduled for Oct. 19

All 10th and 11th grades students will take the PSAT test at no cost to them on Wednesday, October 19. Any interested 9th grade students can also take the test by registering in the Silver Cafeteria between September 19-23. The cost for 9th graders is $15 and checks should be made payable to BHS. PSAT […]

Testing the water: Cook competes at Olympic Trials

As the swimmers walk out and take the plunge into the pool the crowd goes silent. Each swimmer positions themselves as the officials calls for them to take their mark. A single beep sounds and cheers explode from the stands as the swimmers explode off the walls. So many thoughts and emotions were filling junior Julia Cook’s head as she stood on the swimmer’s block staring down at the water. For Julia, everything was on the line. Competing in the 2016 Olympic trials in Omaha, Nebraska in both the 100 and 200 meter backstroke set the stage for college and a potential future as Olympic swimmer.

Overcoming odds: Paralympians inspire in Rio

Swimmers make a turn on the wall as the people in the stands erupt. They push to edge out the competition as each stroke is more and more taxing. These athletes are the best of the best and as the race comes to an end the swimmers pull themselves out of the pool, many sitting on the side waiting for assistance. Several attach prosthetic legs as they leave the pool and make their way to the podium to hear their country’s national anthem play as they receive their medal. Paralympians are athletes who capture the heart of sports by facing adversity as they pursue their passion.

Protecting pennies makes cents

Recently, opposition has been growing in America against something that has been around since 1787: the penny. Yes, this little, brown, seemingly insignificant coin has been the subject of much debate across the nation. More and more support is growing to get rid of it. Entire websites have been developed with the goal of eradicating the penny. Yet despite all of their effort, these people are wrong. The penny contributes a whole lot more to society than many people realize.

Freshman class to host community movie night

No football game, no problem. Come out and support the Freshman Class of 2020 after the volleyball games. When: Friday, September 16 Time: 8:30 pm Where: Practice Softball Field (beside the baseball field) Cost: Adults $5, Students w/ID $3 Movie: How to Train Your Dragon There will also be popcorn and refreshments available for $1 […]

Aggie allegiance eclipsed by Tiger traditions

Death Valley can only be the name for a campus with promising features. Bursting with festive colors of purple and gold, Louisiana State University can be seen from a mile away. While rivals have evolved over the years. In the past Auburn and Alabama have been considered competitive equals. Now the Aggies have been added to the list. As a Bryan / College Station native, most would assume I’m an Aggie fan, but my allegiance rests with the Tigers.

College week underway

Monday, Sept. 12 – Students will be given the opportunity to decorate a college related poster. The winner’s poster will be hung in the College Access Adviser’s office for the school year. Tuesday, Sept. 13 – A college application drive will take place in the library from 4-6 PM Wednesday, Sept. 14 – Students and […]

Keeping things in focus: Senior’s vision loss does not deter him from capturing mind, heart through photography

Focused. The picture. The mindset. Each has to be focused when it comes to photography if the desired outcome is to be achieved. Society sometimes attempts to dictate what individuals are capable of when they interpret a challenge as an impossible obstacle, but senior Steven Gonzalez proves that idea wrong. Though Steven faces difficulties because of vision loss he has continued to pursued his passion for photography with creative grace.

Freshman football defeats Magnolia West

Bryan High Freshman Football teams traveled to Magnolia West to play the Mustangs. Bryan Freshman Silver Team ended in a Tie 0-0 following a lightning delay. Bryan Freshman Blue Team won 28-25 Scoring for the Vikings were: Defense forced a safety to start the game Runningback Christian Webb scored from 6 yards Runningback Jalen Davis […]

Just like you like it: Senior’s parking spot, love of Whataburger gains attention on social media

Texans take pride in their state symbols: the armadillo, the yellow rose, the state flag, bluebonnets, Blue Bell, Dr. Pepper, and of course Whataburger. In a town where orange and white paint usually doesn’t gain a lot of support, senior Ross McGregor used the two colors to create a masterpiece every Texan can support. For the entirety of the 2016-2017 school year, Ross will park in his reserved space at school, marked by the familiar stripes of the Whataburger order tents.

Freshmen football teams defeat Brenham, Waller

The Bryan Viking Freshman Football teams played a pair of games against Brenham and Waller. Bryan Viking Silver team defeated Brenham 35-6 Scoring for the Vikings were: Running back Willy Jones scored twice; from 6 yards and 15 yards Running back Chris Johnson scored twice; from 76 yards and 6 yards Running back Cory Lynch […]

Underclassmen pictures scheduled for Tuesday

All 9-11 grade students will take pictures through their English classes on Tuesday, August 30. Picture forms are being sent home this week. If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Dominy at 979-209-2580.

2015-2016 Yearbooks available for pick-up

Students can begin picking up their 2016 yearbooks during lunch on Wednesday and Thursday (Aug. 24-25). After that time yearbooks can be picked-up through Mrs. Dominy.

Senior packages can be purchased Aug 22 – Nov. 11

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Senior portraits set for August 15-17

For general information click here. For schedule click here.

2016 Viking volleyball schedule

Click here to view the 2016 volleyball schedule.

Information on schedule pick-up, Viking Bash, open house

Schedule pick-up: Date: August 9-11 Time: 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ALL Grades no last name Open House: Date: First Day of School, August 22 Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Viking Bash: Date: August 19 Time: 5:00 p.m. Place: Mid-Lot and Gym 2 Pep Rally will start at 5:00 p.m. in Gym 2 followed […]

Literacy leads to learning

It’s understandable that high school teens don’t have a desire to read anything other than the text messages and tweets on their phones, because many of the reading requirements set by schools and English teachers are classic novels that aren’t relatable or even interesting to their generation.

Volume 45 Number 4

Volume 45 Number 4

Second annual Viking Wall of Honor nominations requested

The Viking Wall of Honor is seeking nominations for the second annual award. The goal of the award is to honor and acknowledge employees who have served Bryan High School and made an impact on the students and school.

Jack of all trades: Senior utilizes creative talents for self-expression

Creating art, singing opera, and creative writing provide an outlet for senior Lauren Bernal. Beginning in the sixth grade, Lauren found her passion for art creating simple drawings.

May Good Things

May Good Things by Bryan High School Norseman

More than meets the eye: Ordinary activities not always easy, take hard work, dedication

Whether it’s writing, playing sports, or making good grades some people find things easier than others. I find small talk difficult. I just can’t chit-chat with people, if there’s not a real topic, the conversation soon devolves into awkward staring. Some people just find things easier than others. However just, because things seem easy to […]