Girl power: Superhero movies lack quality female leads

In the past decade, heroes like Captain America and Iron Man have dominated the movie industry, with movie franchises like Marvel and DC raking in billions of dollars. But it seems as if female superheros have been left out, and while in the past few years they have gotten a lot better about having diversity in their films, it still seems as though they need some work.

Red Ribbon Week

Monday – Team up against drugs – Favorite Team Jersey/T-shirt Tuesday – Color the world as you travel – Wear as many colors as you can Wednesday – Double up against drugs – Twin day Thursday – Knockout drugs – Wear all black Friday – College T-shirt day

Great outdoors: Females aim to break stereotypes

The sun comes up over the horizon as day breaks and the wilderness awakens. On the banks of the river or hidden within a blind sits a woman waiting to break a societal stereotype by catching a fish or harvesting game. Though strides have been made over the last two decades to combat the ideas that outdoor activities are only for men, many still feel others are surprised when they find out they take part those activities.

Smoke and Mirrors: Students put themselves at higher risk of health issues through use of vapes

Vaping has overtaken students across America with the endless variety of flavors and easy access to products. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, or NIDA, vaping has created a generation of users who don’t know what they’re putting into their bodies; in fact, 13.7% have no clue.

Students register to vote for upcoming election

November 6 is election day across the country. There are 435 empty seats available in the House of Representatives and 35 seats in the Senate along with many statewide and local positions. Those 18 or older and who are registered are eligible to take part in the election have been encouraged to vote.

No “I” in team: Volleyball girls unite as they enter 6A play

Unity. Team work. Single mindedness.

The volleyball team encompasses what it means to work together toward a single goal. After moving up to 6A, the coach and team knew they had to become stronger, faster, and smarter than ever before. The team has risen to their own expectations and has entered district play as a force to be reckoned with.

Multi-sport athletes more physically prepared to avoid injury through whole-body workouts

Athlete safety has become more of a focus in recent years as things like concussions and general physical stamina have come under scrutiny. Prevention is key at any age, but in young athletes it has become the norm to help them prepare their entire body through multiple sports instead of pushing a single activity.

Three and out: Quickness, determination helps middle linebacker lead team

The crowd erupts as they try to distract the offense from their next play, motivating the defensive line to zero in on the ball and bring the quarterback to the ground behind the line of scrimmage. Senior middle linebacker Detarious Turner has become a leader for the Viking defense through experience, determination, and hard work.

Swimming, diving open fall season

The swimming and diving team began their season at the Tomball Fall Kick-Off Invitational at Tomball Memorial High School on Sept. 29. The girls team placed 5th overall and was led by Junior K’Lee Rudd. Rudd won the 100 backstroke and placed 5th in 1 meter diving. Elizabeth Tag placed 3rd in the 100 Breastroke […]

Senior packages available for purchase

Senior packages can be purchased NOW until November 30. Packages are $110 and include a prom ticket (and picture package), a project graduation ticket, and a yearbook. The overall savings of this package is over $35. Please click on the documents for more information. –Checks can be made payable to: BHS Yearbook –The Order Form […]

Head, heart, hands, health: Senior holds 4-H state leadership position

With over 6 million active participants, 4-H is one of the largest youth programs in the country and helps develop leadership, responsibility, and work ethic. Senior Hannah Czajkowski has been involved in the 4-H program since she was 8 years old and in the third grade. After years of participation and dedication to 4-H she has advanced to a statewide leadership role.