Seniors help track team earn second at district, first in area

The runners get set in the blocks and await the sound of the starter’s pistol. BANG. Athletes explode off the line as they look toward the finish. Seniors Miranda Golden and Charnell Gibson advanced to area to help the team win the area championship. While Gibson focuses on the shot put event, Miranda participates in the 4×4, 300 m hurdles, high jump, and occasionally the relays, but out of all of these, the hurdles is her favorite event.

Kickstart program develops well-rounded students through focus on respect, discipline

The Kickstart Kids program started 25 years ago as a way to teach responsibility and character development in addition to building self-esteem by engaging kids in a school-based activity. The program’s tagline is “character through karate” and aims to develop the entire student as it reaches over 8,500 students in 56 schools across Texas. This […]

Sister sister: Pitcher, catcher combo proves successful for team

Some siblings live their lives in an infinite cycle of sibling rivalry, and being twins can fuel those fires even more. While some siblings choose to work against each other, some learn to work together. That is exactly what Jacquelyn and Jessica Adams have learned, and they have been an unstoppable force ever since they first stepped onto the softball field.

Reel fun: Fishing team catches on, provides new opportunities for students

The sun rises over the horizon as the light reflects off the glassy surface of the water. The boat rocks back and forth as the guys watch their corks bob up and down slowly in the water, waiting for that first bite of the morning. Last year, students joined a fishing team that travels around Texas and competes. The tranquility of fishing is mixed with the intensity of competition as they participate as members of the fishing team which is sponsored by Darren Nobles who works at Rudder where he sponsors their team as well.

Spring 2018 finals exemption information posted

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Going the distance: Junior discus competitor earns first at district, sets new goals

Everyone who has played in some kind of sport has set goals for themselves; whether it’s physical, mental, or both. Many times, these goals can take months, even years, to reach. For one junior, Blaine Bright, the goals he set are ready and waiting; just a few more practices combined with continuing dedication, and those […]

Two Broke Girls: Students pinch pennies to make ends meet

Being poor sucks – we’re just going to put that out there. When you’re poor, you can only afford the necessities and there’s very little room for much else. The poverty line keeps moving lower and lower as the distribution of wealth is skewed in favor of the rich who make money off of the working class without them even really trying. This means that there are a lot of low-income families in the United States, and low-income students never really speak up about it because they don’t want to be seen as someone who needs to be pitied.

Advanced academic update night set for May 10

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Band of brothers: Seniors lead wrestling team to state after four years of hard work, dedication

In high school sports, thousands of athletes strive toward the goal of being the best. The reality is, only a few can achieve top honors as head-to-head competition separates the wheat from the chaff. This year’s boys wrestling team came together as a single unit to work toward a single goal – being the best […]

Reed Arena graduation information

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Bases loaded: Viking baseball family creates legacy of support, love of game

Legacy. Generations. Vikings. Family. With nineteen members in the Guest/Kubichek family, blue and silver runs deep. As a pitcher on the Viking baseball team, senior Kobly Kubichek controls the flow of the game from the mound as his teammates look to him for leadership and he finds support from the other eight players on the field. Within his family unit, Kobly experiences many of the same qualities found on the field as each member of his family supports him and cheers him on helping him to the next step in his journey as a baseball player.

Shy-Annes spring show schedule for April 27, 28

Glitter, Gold, and 50 Years of Dancing Magic Date: Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28 Time: Doors open at 6:30 pm, show begins at 7:00 pm Where: Margaret W. Rudder Auditorium at Rudder High School Tickets can be purchased beginning Monday, April 16 and are $10 each Tickets purchased at the door are $15 […]

Guilty pleasure provides escape from high school drama

Middle school is not typically a time anyone wants to remember or look fondly on while living their lives as someone who made it past the wild age of thirteen. When it comes to my own middle school experience… never mind, we’re not going there. Even though I refuse to reminisce on my own middle school days, what’s so wrong with reliving that time in my life through characters in a television show? Disney Channel’s Andi Mack allows audiences to enjoy a sweeter version of teenage life without the edginess of the typical high school show by revolving around younger, silly, heartwarming storylines.

Attending tutorials smart choice for successful students

For a lot of freshman, the transition into high school is not easy. The classes become more difficult and students have to adjust to a new schedule (especially if they do a sport). I’ve struggled with that as well, doing cheer while also balancing AP and pre-AP classes. It isn’t easy and it is very […]

Art students win at Bush Library contest

The following students had winning pieces at the 2018 George Bush Library Art Contest. 2D Category 1st Place – Andrew Cadena 1st Place – Jacklyn Martinez 2nd Place – Ben Ray 3rd Place – Brithany Landeros Honorable Mention – Anna Herbert & Caroline Lafon

Art students earn top scores, advance to state competition

Viking art students participated in the Visual Arts Scholastic Event, hosted here at Bryan High School last month. All students below received a top score of a 4. Regional Winners Ailiyah Flores – 2 artworks both receiving a 4 Ruth Garcia Gabrielle Hadley – 2 artworks both receiving a 4 Madelyn Moore – 2 artworks […]

Sims fosters God-complex, provides gamers with outlet for control

“Miss Martinez I’d like to file a complaint against your creations! Your little Ansel has not only superglued all the computer mouses in the library to the desks but he also superglued the principal’s toupee to the school’s mascot while his sister Erica is going off to nightclubs doing what you hooligans call twerking-on table tops! We eat off those things for goodness sakes! What do you have to say for yourself ?” “…Um Yolo?”

Golfers bring home district honors, advance to region

The Lady Viking Golf team participated in the 18-5A district golf tournament held at Pebble Creek Country Club in College Station last week. On day one, senior Ellie Conrad finished her round with a score of 92 and sophomore Skye Faldyn scored a 123. After round 1 Ellie was sitting 5th individually and tied for […]

Walking Dead breathes new life into zombie genre

Most people think shows about zombies are all the same; they believe that all zombie TV shows and movies centralize around a pandemic and those that aren’t infected attempting to survive. The main focus is the protagonist’s skill and their ability to save themselves in seemingly impossible situations. Although this might be a run-of-the-mill case for many zombie movies, it isn’t for The Walking Dead.

Movement against sexual harassment gains power, provides voice

A voice speaks up in a crowd of silence, giving others the courage to speak for themselves and tell their stories. Soon, a flood of voices, stories, anecdotes, accusations, and more come crashing in. They bring attention to one of the biggest issues facing America. There’s power in numbers.

Grammatical nonsense: Lack of Oxford comma eliminates clarity, precision, happiness

Because English is one of the most widely spoken languages, there are many variations in it. One of the biggest differences is between English in the United States versus Britain. The British spell things strangely, such as spelling “gray” “grey”, “color” “colour”, and “realize” “realise” (they like to avoid z’s for some reason). Perhaps sometimes an American might think that the British way makes sense or a British person might like the American way better, but usually, there is little overlap. However, one rule that both Americans and the British argue about is the serial comma, otherwise known as the Oxford comma.

Lessons learned: Examining time in high school to become better person

I’ve done lots of stupid things, and I’ve paid consequences for decisions I’ve made and for decisions I didn’t make. I’ve suffered from what I’ve done and from what I’ve left undone. I’ve watched things in my life fall apart before my eyes while not having any say in it, and I’ve also watched myself […]

Academic UIL students place at district meet, advance to region

Thirty-six students attended the 18-5A District UIL competition held at A&M Consolidated High School. The following students earned medals in their events. (*advancing to region in April) News Writing 2nd – Shannon Keyser* 4th – Lucy Raleigh 6th – Abby Mendez Feature Writing 4th – Abby Mendez* 6th – Shannon Keyser Editorial Writing 5th – […]

Do. Not. Eat. Tide. Pods.

Viral trends are hit or miss. While some can raise awareness for important issues, like the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, others are dangerous and can cause physical harm, like the cinnamon challenge. What makes people throw all common sense out the window the moment they watch a video on Twitter? People see these trends and […]

Bryan ISD showcase scheduled for April 7

What: Bryan ISD Showcase Date: April 7th at 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Location: S.F.A. Middle School ​Join us as BISD showcases all of their BISD campuses with the community, on April 7, 2018.

Words have consequences: Inappropriate jokes can create fear, unease on large scale

From an early age children are taught that actions have consequences.

When they misbehave, they get in trouble. When they touch something hot, it burns.

But words have consequences, too.

2018 yearbooks order deadline approaching

Yearbooks can be ordered online at www.smart-pay.com or by mailing in the form. Books are currently $65, but will increase in price on March 31 to $75. If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Dominy at 979-209-2580 or via email at rebecca.dominy@bryanisd.org

Senior yearbook ad deadline approaching

Senior ads for the 2018 yearbook are do by Friday, March 23. Checks can be made payable to BHS Yearbook. If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Dominy at 979-209-2580 or via email at rebecca.dominy@bryanisd.org. Click here for the order form.

Diving In: Senior, freshman find success with creation of diving team

It’s 6:30 AM, 34º outside, and the sun still hasn’t broke the horizon yet, but divers are already in the pool working to perfect their craft. Since diving is a part of the swimming overall competition, teams who don’t have any divers do not earn points toward the team competition. Swim coach Glen Williams saw this as a problem the team could rectify and has started developing divers on the team.

Pickles good for athletes: Class hedgehog brings joy on, off the field

When an athlete gets hurt, they go to the athletic training room at the Field House to be assessed and to do rehab, all with the goal of being back on the field or court. What an athlete will find when they enter the athletic training room is that it’s a different culture full of awesome student athletic trainers who drop what they are doing to help injured athletes. When an injured athlete sits on the table to be assessed, they might look down and see a hedgehog rolling across the floor in her ball. That hedgehog is Pickles, the athletic training team’s class pet.

Photography students earn awards at SkillsUSA

The following students submitted pictures for judging at SkillsUSA and earned the place indicated: Natalia Garcia – Good Emily Kapchinski – Good Mercedes Reyes – Good Jillian Saldana – Good Dawson Black – Excellent Demarcus Garrison – Excellent Cedric Johnson – Excellent Leah Koehing – Excellent Mia Macias – Excellent Eduardo Martinez – Excellent Dazianne […]

Weight of world on their shoulders: Senior powerlifters show strength of character in competition, supporting teammates

Beads of sweat break out across their brow. Their jaws are clenched as each second ticks by until they are clear. The judge signals that it was a clean lift and they drop the bar to the ground with a resounding crash. Seniors Kaywin McCall and Mark Vavra work day in and day out to perfect the craft of powerlifting and push themselves further than they ever thought possible.

Childhood hobby evolves into collegiate dream as senior signs with A&M equestrian team

The horse and rider appear to be one as they move around the arena, each anticipating the next move, each relying on the other to perform at their highest level.

Soccer helps senior stay focused on goals

Most people dream of playing in big league sports. For many, it’s only a dream which transforms into watching what could have been from behind a screen. For one boy at Bryan High, that might not be the case. As a child senior Alejandro Gomez enjoyed playing soccer with his family. Alejandro has been solid since day one at Bryan High and has led the team since he started.

Radio Production students advance to state competition

Film and radio students competed in SkillsUSA competition this weekend in Beaumont and the following students place: Madelynn Agnew and Camila Garcia placed 3rd in Radio Production Jimena Castillo placed 4th in Radio Production Mason Haggerty’s short film project advanced to state for the second year in a row

Shy-Annes earn super sweepstakes at weekend competition

The Shy-Annes competed in San Marcos this weekend and earned the following awards: Team Awards Super sweepstakes receiving scores of 90 and higher in ALL three dances. Best in class : Hip Hop received 1st runner up Best in class : Jazz received 1st place Best in class : Modern received 1st place Academic Excellence […]

HOSA students earn honors at area competition

Thirty students combined for both Bryan High and Rudder attended the HOSA Area 2 Spring Leadership Conference in Pearland this weekend, competing in multiple events. The following students earned honors for Bryan High. Abby Murray – 6th in Clinical Nursing Destine Cruz – 4th in Clinical Specialty (1st Alternate for State) Heather Contestabile – 6th […]

FCCLA students win honors at competition

The FCCLA students attended the regional competition where the following students won awards: Que-Aunna Henderson was awarded a certificate for being in the top five for Spotlight on Projects: Outside Our Walls ​Skyla Polk placed 2nd in Say Yes to FCS and advanced to the state FCCLA competition in April Kellianne Cupit, Mikayla Luna and […]

Automotive team advances to state competition

The automotive team competed in the Skills USA District 7 Automotive contest last weekend where they won the following awards: Automotive Service Contest 1st place – Roland John Heritage 2nd place – Jason Goin 3rd place – Joseph Gonzales Diesel Engine Contest 1st place – Michael Mata Automotive Technology Quiz Bowl Team 2nd place – […]

Wrestling team wins region, heads to state tournament

The wrestling team hosted the UIL Region III-5A championships this weekend where the boys finished with 226.5 points 58.5 pts ahead of the rest of the region. Dallas Highland Park was 2nd with 168, Carrollton Creekview was 3rd with 134 and A&M Consolidated was 4th with 120 pts. The girls’ team finished in 8th place […]

Spring 2018 semester exam schedule information

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Cosmetology students advance to state competition

Cosmetology competed in the SkillsUSA District Competition. The following students earned awards: Hands-on skills: Megan Meade 2nd place in 3D-Nail Art Skills Erica Medrano 4th place in 3D-Nail Art Skills Laura Medina 4th place in Aesthetics Projects Job Exhibits: Best of Show- State Qualified Superior 3D Nail Art- Megan Meade Salon Projects- State Qualified Superior […]

Wrestling team dominates as district champions

The wrestling teams competed in the UIL 10-5A district championships at Waller high school on Feb. 10. The boys varsity dominated the field by winning 8 of the 14 weight classes and finishing ahead of the rest of the teams with 281 points. A&M Consolidated High School finished in 2nd with 205 points and Waller […]

Color guard places at Morton competition

The color guard started their competition season on Sat., Jan. 27 at Morton Ranch High School. The JV guard placed 2nd in their class, and the Varsity guard placed 3rd in their class. The Varsity earned a spot as a finalist at the Winter Guard International Houston Regional competition on Sat., Feb. 3, held at […]

Band members earn superior rating, advance to state contest

Band members competed at the UIL Region 8 Solo & Ensemble Contest Saturday at Consol. The following students received a 1st division “superior” rating for their performance. Additionally, the ones that are marked with an asterisk will advance to the State Solo & Ensemble Contest. Jasmine Esquivel – Flute Solo Tera Howell – Alto Sax […]

Game on: Soccer senior’s spirit helps score wins on, off field

Bright lights, goals, black and white checkered balls rolling across the grass. Senior Ryka Shea is in her element. As she passes the ball to the offense, she catches her breath and grins to herself. This is the place she loves to be: on the field with her teammates experiencing the type of adrenaline only a game can provide. Though Ryka always looks for a competitive edge, she also focuses on being positive on and off the field, recognizing that attitude can go a long way.

Greatest show on earth: Big top makes debut on big screen capturing audiences across country

Colorful lights, two-ton elephants balancing on small, round rubber balls, ferocious man-eating lions jumping through hoops, and trapeze artists flying and tumbling in the air ever so gracefully. All together to create the greatest show on earth. The Greatest Showman is an original musical about the origins of P. T. Barnum’s vision to create something new that would eventually become a worldwide phenomenon.

Wrestling season record improves to 27-4

The wrestling team competed at the Burger Center in Austin for its final meet of the season on Saturday. The boys team competed against host team Bowie High School and Lake Travis High School. The Vikings beat Bowie 45-25 and then beat Lake Travis 51-23 to bring their season record to 27-4. The entire team […]

Los Vikingos qualifies for state competition

The Mariachi Los Vikingos varsity and JV attended UIL Solo/Ensemble on Saturday, February 3. Both ensembles qualified to go to state mariachi on Feb. 23. Freshman Audrey Vestal will attend state for solo violin. Abby Terry also received a division one on a grade 1 viola solo.

Hammond Oliver hosts successful blood drive

With blood drive donations at an all-time low around the state due to the flu, Bryan High student and staff members met their goal of 76 successful donors during the blood drive on Thursday, January 25.        

Nine-nine problems but comedy ain’t one

Investigations, perpetrators, sirens, and drama: all essential components to the American cop show. On today’s television networks, shows like N.C.I.S. and C.S.I. dominate the police and crime genre, keeping up with the intense drama that surrounds the life of police officers, detectives, and other types of law enforcement. But what if the life of a cop wasn’t all intense interrogation scenes and old men brooding over cups of coffee and unbreakable cases? Fox’s Brooklyn Nine Nine broke the mold for the typical cop show when it was released in September 2013, trading in the same boring drama for comedy.

Senior ad information for 2017-2018 yearbook

If you are interested in purchasing a senior ad in this year’s yearbook, please click the link and download the form. Forms are also being mailed home this week. Senior Ad Form

TEA 16-17 report card

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Group offers aid to those in need of financial support

The Princess Project

UIL Academic team earns awards at contest

The UIL Academic team competed in the Brazos Valley Invitational meet on Sat. Jan. 20 at College Station High School. The following students took home awards. News Writing Abby Mendez – 2nd place Shannon Keyser – 3rd place Lucy Raleigh – 6th place Feature Writing Shannon Keyser – 4th place Lucy Raleigh – 5th place […]

YouTuber cooks up hit series with unique take on popular TV foods

In this new age of television and media, there are many breakout tv shows and social media superstars. Binging with Babish is a Youtube channel that combines both of those things, recreating foods from popular tv shows and movies like The Office, Friends, Harry Potter, and Matilda.

Choir students named to TMEA All-State Choir

Two choir members were named to the TMEA All-State Choir: junior Kayla Callen and senior Andres Reyna. This is the highest individual honor a high school choir student can receive. High school students selected to perform in the All-State concerts have competed through several levels of auditions beginning in the fall of 2017 to qualify […]

Second season stranger than first: Netflix original series continues to captivate audiences

CAUTION: Spoilers ahead!
Every nerd’s dream-show finally returned to Netflix for a second season, filled with “Dungeons and Dragons” references, telepathy, and my personal favorite-government conspiracies. If you haven’t guessed what show I’m referring to, then get out from under that metaphorical rock and watch Stranger Things. Season two of Stranger Things just came out and after watching it, I have so many questions.

Cheer squad advances to finals at State Championships

The cheer squad competed at the UIL Spirit State Championships in Fort Worth, Texas this weekend. They competed against over 60 other 5A D1 high schools from all across Texas. BHS Cheer advanced to finals as one of the top 20 teams in the state where they placed 14th overall.

Asking for help sign of strength, not weakness

If there is anything I’ve learned in life so far, it’s to keep going and to seek guidance when I need it, even when it was difficult to ask for help. Regardless of the situation. If I have a stupid question, if I am struggling with something, or if I don’t understand what is going […]

Gaming the system: Nintendo capitalizes on Pokemon franchise with Ultra

In a world where animals have the ability to beat up other animals for either survival or showing their love for their trainer, the world of Pokémon is full of wonder and curiosity. For a little over twenty years, the Nintendo franchise has been enjoyed by children and adults alike, giving them a sense of […]

Enjoyment, passion trump talent when finding a hobby

Natural talent is something continually praised, particularly in today’s society. “That kid’s a natural!” the announcers exclaim. “He was born with this ability!” Many times these “naturals” are lauded for what they can accomplish, but it is often second nature for them. While it is wonderful what they are capable of, it can sometimes discourage other people who do not have any natural talent in that area. Frequently, they end up quitting because they feel like no matter how hard they try, they will never match up to what the others are capable of doing.

Last chance to take senior pictures for the yearbook

Photo Texas Photography will be on campus Thursday, January 18 to do a quick shoot for any senior who hasn’t taken a picture for the yearbook yet. Students will be assigned a time and receive a pass to come down. If they have not taken a picture and do not receive a pass in the […]

Boys’ wrestling team wins at Snakebite Invitational

The boys wrestling team closed out 2017 in the Rio Grande Valley at Rio Grande City High School. On Saturday, Dec. 30 the team competed in the Snakebite Invitational. The team was missing four starters, but took control of the tournament early and never looked back. The boys won the tournament with 190 points which […]