For the love of the game: Coach returns to same court where she started program over 40 years ago

Four decades ago, Ruth Whiteley started teaching and coaching the girls basketball program at Bryan High. For 10 years she coached the team until she transitioned into a full time history teacher.

Determined to succeed: Senior utilizes discipline to develop in wrestling, military career

When thinking about an army soldier and a wrestler, one would initially think that the two are perfectly different. One is a massive, ripped, shirtless guy yelling at the crowd for glory, and the other is an astute, straight-backed fighter in a camo outfit and a rifle. Learning to fill one of these jobs might seem like it would take up all eight high school classes, there’s so much to learn and train before you’re even close to ready.

Students recognized by local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter for essay contest

The Daughters of the American Revolution honor two students with awards for their essays in February.  Junior Jaci Siegert was honored by the chapter as the overall winner for the Christopher Columbus essay contest.  The contest was open to all students in grades nine through twelve and the prompt asked students to write an essay […]

Heart to heart: Teacher heals from open heart surgery, lasting effects

Shooting pain in the arm and jaw. A general feeling of being ill at ease. Tightness in the chest. Having a healthy heart is something a lot of people bypass and take for granted. It is one of the most important organs and should be cared for. Another important thing to watch out for are the signs of a heart attack. Without knowing the signs, a person could be paralyzed or even die. Luckily for fashion design teacher Rhonda Cupit, she recognized the signs and knew to tell someone to go to the hospital when she felt pain in her jaw and arm.

Up in smoke: Marijuanas medicinal value outweighs societal stigma

There is a social stigma around marijuana, but that stigma is widely inaccurate and has created problems for those who need it to improve their quality of life on a day-to-day basis.

Just for kicks : Senior soccer player enjoys success on field

The opposing team has the ball, and they’re dribbling down the soccer field, getting ready to kick the ball into the net to score. Senior Yanni Vasilakis stands at the center-mid of the field and waits for the ball to be kicked towards him. There’s only a couple seconds left until the game is over and this kick determines the fate of whether or not the team will take home a win. The opposing team kicks a power shot towards the net but he strides towards the ball and kicks it towards the opposing team’s net, leading his team to another victory.

Cosmetology program utilizes former student’s experience to prepare next generation

The cosmetology department has deep roots that have helped ground the program and make it flourish. Teacher Sharonda Williams first started with the cosmetology program in 1989 while attending Bryan High. The program helped her find her purpose and place in life and she continues to strive to help others students do the same.

Teed up: Golfer keeps emotions in check to improve on course

The proverbial cliche about sports is that they are 90% mental, but how does that actually look in practice? Though sophomore golfer Luke Robertson has worked to improve his performance this season through physical practices, he has also focused on the mental and emotional aspects of the game to get an edge over his opponents on the course. Being cognizant about his reaction to each stroke and how the game is played from the first hole to the last has helped him grow as a golfer.

Class act: Theatre troupe advances 18 students to Nationals

In June, the National Championship for theatre will be held in Bloomington, Indiana. All 18 students from Bryan High who competed in qualifying will advance to the National Championship. “It feels great to be advancing to the championship,” theatre director Jacob Justice said. “I’m not surprised that we advanced. We have students that are incredibly […]

Electoral college embodies collage of America

Ah, 2020, the start of a new decade. The summer Olympics are set for Tokyo this year, and the United States has some strong athletes that the country should unify around. But never fear! The presidential election is here to rip that unity apart and destroy any semblance of camaraderie.

Students advance to state UIL in orchestra, mariachi

The Orchestra/Mariachi students participated in UIL Solo/Ensemble contest. The following students qualified for state: Harmony Smith, Violin solo received Division One and qualified for State. Audrey Vestal, Violin solo received Division One and qualified for State. Viking String Quartet-Harmony Smith, Audrey Vestal,Evelyn Mayo,Brandon Acevedo received a Division One and qualified for State Mariachi Los Vikingos […]

Students advance to Texas State History Day

At the Brazos Valley Regional History Fair on Friday, seven BHS students competed. All of them placed and 5 will be advancing to the Texas State History Day in Austin on Saturday, April 25th. Courtney Lamb (10th Grade)Historical Paper – 1st PlaceTopic — The Apollo Soyuz Test Project Brandy Winkle, Maya Richards (10th Grade)Group Website – 3rd PlaceTopic […]

FCCLA students advance to state competition

The following students placed at regional competition for FCCLA and will compete at state in April. Rebekah Byers & Olive Ray- 2nd Place Interpersonal CommunicationsTori Chambers- 3rd Place Sports NutritionCheyenne Cupit, Tabitha Curtiss & Ysidra Yolanda Madujano- 3rd Place Repurpose & Redesign BHS was also recognized for the school with the most students completing all […]

Students advance to state in VASE competition

Students participated in the Regional and Area VASE (Visual Arts Scholastic Event) competition where 50 BHS students competed. Region 6 had a total of 1160 pieces of artwork entered. There were 704 Regional Medal winners.  Going to State for divisions was: Division 1 – 21 pieces, Division 2 – 18 pieces, Division III – 12 pieces, […]

Student retains positive nature, sense of humor despite broken heart

Playing sports, riding roller coasters, drinking caffeine, all things most teenagers take for granted. But for junior Jaci Siegert, each of these poses a potentially-deadly risk.

One in a minion: Illumination falls flat after single successful movie

Animation studios are in a constant battle to get their movies the most attention from the public. Some studios never fail to provide a good movie for their intended audiences. Walt Disney, Pixar, and Dreamworks are all examples of studios that provide good movies quite frequently. On the other hand, Illumination is one of those studios that makes low quality movies just for profit. They don’t really care about making entertaining movies. They simply don’t care about their audience or movies as much as other studios do and primarily focus on marketing.