Carrying the weight of the world on her shoulders: Junior keeps positive attitude, strong work ethic to lead by example

While most high school sports are characterized by the cheering fans or screeching whistles, sports like powerlifting are often overshadowed. Powerlifting is a unique sport in which athletes compete in weightlifting competitions in the squat, bench, and deadlift. Junior Shelbie Walker is an example of a student athlete demonstrating her potential in the realm of powerlifting.

Taking it to the mat: Wrestler matures through program, helps team earn district title

As the time ticks off the clock, a wrestler learns what they are truly capable of. The first five minutes of the match takes everything a wrestler has, but all of the weariness fades away when they are down and has to push through the final minute to make sure their hand is raised at the end of the match. Wrestling is an immensely demanding sport and senior Caden Scott has spent the past four years conditioning and preparing for each final minute.

Attitude, work ethic help sophomore score leadership position

Sweat drips down his face. Adrenaline pumps through his body as he sprints up and down the field. A game plan runs quickly through his mind as he decides his next move before an opponent attempts to steal the ball. Once he feels he’s in the right position to go for it, he kicks the ball, and GOAL! Sophomore Frank Rodriguez has earned his team another point.

SkillsUSA and FCCLA competitors bring home medals, advance to state

SkillsUSA and FCCLA competed this weekend. The following students earned recognition: Culinary Keilah Noriega – Culinary Mystery Basket – 4th place – Advances to State Education Jessica Rosalia Ramos – Recycle in Redesign – The Beginning of a Recycled Classroom – Advances to State Audio/Video Mason Haggerty – Short Film Project – Advances to State […]

Girl’s golf team plays in challenging two-day tournament

This weekend the girls’ golf team played in a two-day tournament in Bastrop. The first day the girls played at Wolfdancer Golf Club, this course is in the top 10 toughest courses in the state of Texas. Ellie Conrad (Jr.) shot a 105, and Skye Faldyn (Fr.) shot a 127. Day 2 of the tournament […]

Indoor percussion group places 1st at competition

The Viking Indoor Percussion placed 1st this weekend at the Texas Color Guard Circuit Cypress Falls Competition. VIP ended up at the top of the Scholastic A Class with a score of 74.6. Their next performance will be at the TCGC Championship at Reed Arena on Saturday, April 8th.

Wrestling advances 8 to state tournament

The wrestling team hosted the UIL Region III-5A Championships last weekend. The boys team held the 2nd place spot out of 61 teams until the last match of the night when R.L. Turner High School surpassed them by 2 points. Individually the team had 15 wrestlers in the tournament and placed 12 with 8 advancing […]

Wrestling team wins district

The wrestling team competed in the District 10-5A Championships at Huntsville High School on Saturday where they advanced every varsity boy and girl entered at district to the regional tournament. The boys varsity won the team title with 236 Points. Consol had 196, Rudder 158, CSHS 140, Waller 132, Huntsville 117 and Cameron 35. The […]

Hands free: College Station enforces new law prohibiting cell phone use while driving

Since crashes caused by texting and driving are increasing, cities and states are taking action to prevent these disasters from taking place. On November 9, College Station enacted a new law that makes it illegal to use handheld electronic devices while driving, excluding times when the driver is stopped at a stoplight or is in an emergency situation.

Senior scholarship information due Feb. 20

All local scholarship information must be turned in to the Go Center by February 20. Contact Mrs. Broussard if you have any questions.

Knocking out the competition: Senior follows in father’s footsteps to pursue MMA career

I walk into the ring. I feel numb. I can’t hear the crowd. Every sense is focused on my coach and my opponent. The bell rings and we both head to the center of the mat as the crowd awaits the victor. Senior Jackie Perry explains that he experiences this each time he competes in a mixed martial arts match.

Criminal justice team places 5th at competition

On Sat., Feb. 11, District 7 Skills USA criminal justice students competed in the building search Competition. They placed 5th out of 22 school in District 7. Participants include: Jorge Torres, Isaiah Galvan, Yunior Torres, Caden Batson, and Yamile Sanchez.

Student Struggles

Too many times, students aren’t taught about uncomfortable topics until after they have already been exposed to the situation and find themselves struggling to figure things out on their own. In these situations, students frequently blame themselves and flounder under the pressure of a reality they don’t really understand.

Schools take issue with new state accountability system

The state of Texas rolled out a new A-F grading system this year to assess individual schools and districts based on standardized testing results. The complex system of sub-population indicators, categories, and other data gathered on a state level is reduced to a simple letter grade. Educators argue that when presented to the public as a stand alone assessment, is not an accurate representation of student or school success.

Color guard earns honors at two events

The color guard competed at the Texas Color Guard Circuit A&M Consolidated High School Contest the weekend of Jan. 28 where the varsity team placed 2nd in their class. Last weekend they attending the TCGC Cypress Falls High School Competition where they placed 1st. Below are the links to both the JV and varsity performances. […]

Cosmetology students advance to state SkillsUSA competition

BHS Cosmetology students competed at the SkillsUSA district competition this weekend. The following students earned honors: Hands-on skills: Jennifer Villalobos 1st place in 3D-Nail Art Skills Kadejah Murphy 3rd place in Cosmetology Hair Skills All projects/job exhibits will be moving on to state with superior ratings: Ruby Ruiz and Abigail Whisenant – Salon project Reanna […]

Wrestling dominates at dual meet

The viking wrestling team traveled to Austin to compete in the Bulldawg Duals Hosted by Bowie High School on Saturday. The boys swept both matches at the duals to finish the season 23-8 and 4-0 in district. In the first match they wrestled Lake Travis High School and the Vikings dominated 55-22. In their 2nd […]

Viking Indoor Percussion places 3rd at competition

The Viking Indoor Percussion (VIP) group placed 3rd at their first competition of the year held at Pasadena Memorial High School on Saturday.

Mariachi, orchestra members qualify for state

The Los Vikingos Mariachi Band performed at the Region 8 Solo and Ensemble contest on Saturday and received a division one rating qualifying them for the Texas State Mariachi Festival on March 10-11 in San Antonio. Other Students who qualified to go to state at UT Austin: Kimberly Lamb – Violin Michaela Lamb – Viola […]

Swimmers qualify for state

The swim team competed at region this weekend where the following students qualified for state: Relays Julia Cook, Abby Surley, K’Lee Rudd, and Cat Darnell won the 200-medley relay with a time of 1:49.66 Cook, Surley, Rudd, and Darnell won the 200-free relay with a time of 1:39.91 Individually Cook took 1st in the 50 […]

Shy-Annes earn super sweepstakes at competition

The Shy-Annes competed last weekend where they earned the following awards: Social Officers – Kirsten Bailey, Allison Murphy, Josie Newsom – placed 3rd with their Jazz routine Dance Officers – Kayla Klose, Victoria Denena, Adrienne Hampton, Marissa Minor – took home awards for: *Super Sweepstakes – highest scores for all 3 routines *Best in class […]

FCCLA students earn money for projects

    The FCCLA students competed in the Fuel Up to Play 60 Challenge this weekend. The students competed against 28 schools. Skyla Polk and Aalya Foley competed as a team and Sebastian Sanchez and Daylin Kessee competed as the second team. Both teams received a $1000.00 for their project. Sebastian Sanchez and Daylin Kessee […]

Finding worth through reflection, prioritization of self

The dictionary defines self-worth as the sense of one’s own value or worth as a person. However, there are many ways for a person to value themselves and assess their worth as a human being, and some of these are more psychologically beneficial than others.

Whole new world: Student perspectives broadened by foreign travel

Some people dream of traveling the world, while others are content with staying where they are. As a person who has traveled to a different country, I can say I am one who dreams to continue traveling the world. The feeling of not being stuck in one place while seeing new customs, traditions, and cultures makes it worth spending money on a plane ticket. I would love the opportunity to study abroad and think any student who has the chance to should take advantage of it.