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 […]