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”.