Golf team takes 6th at state

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11:13 am

The Viking boys golf team placed sixth at the state tournment after weather hampered the second day of play. After the first round of play the boys found themselves in second place with a 305, but the second day proved more difficult. “Going into the second day, the wind picked up and the weather conditions […]

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Reality check: Introspection leads to mental, emotional freedom

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Everyone struggles with something, especially in high school. Maybe your grades aren’t exactly what you want or you’re struggling with problems at home or with your friends. Life can be a bit overwhelming, so I want to share what I’ve learned about how to deal with troubling times.

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What service truly means: Soldiers, families face hardships of military life

Friday, April 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm

For many, the world today seems like it is falling apart at the seams. Americans see it on the news every day, terrorists attacking universities in Kenya, museums in Tunisia, the threat of nuclear weapons in North Korea and Iran. With so much conflict, it seems like the easiest thing is to do is change the channel. Click. For some though, there is no turning a blind eye. These are the men and women of the United States military and their families. For them, war isn’t a game that can be paused, they fight so that others can have a fighting chance.

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A+ senior year: Student wins hearts of peers through positive outlook, dedication

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Friday night: bright lights, the crack of helmets as the Vikings score another touchdown, the crowds cheers pulsate like the beating heart of our school, the clock ticks down to the end of the first half, each second raising the excitement in the stadium. Then like an army leaving the field, the football players disappear and are replaced by a new group of students. These are the homecoming king and queen nominees, each chosen for their dedication and service to the school, but only two are chosen to embody the Viking spirit.

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Full court press: Athlete creates kits to combat cancer

Monday, February 16, 2015 at 4:00 pm

As a shooting guard for the lady Viking basketball team, senior Jordan Lopez-Rhodes knows how to reach a goal. However, Jordan’s story doesn’t start or end on the court. Since last year, Jordan and her family have been striving to reach a different goal: helping to ease the suffering of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

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Hollywood, satire, threats: Controversy over The Interview leads to record online sales

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 4:00 pm

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the world, many creatures were stirring as corporate tech giant Sony was preparing to release its controversial film The Interview.

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National unity dwindles, complaints become norm

Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Why is it that many people refuse to say the Pledge of Allegiance? Why can’t a growing number of Americans differentiate between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution? What ever happened to the sense of national pride and unity amongst the American people?

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Vikings forge hammer, create symbol of pride

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Thor’s hammer is a mythological weapon, said to have been wielded by the Norse god of thunder, allowing him the ability to fly and summon lightning against his foes. Thor was seen as a protector of humanity, fighting for what was just and right against formidable enemies; however, only those who were “worthy” could lift the hammer, thus gaining the power of Thor himself. Bryan High students have proved themselves worthy, lifting high their very own Thor’s hammer.

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America called to arms: terrorist group pushes international community

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Fighting again wages in the Middle East as members from a multinational coalition led by the United States battle against extremist militant fighters of the Islamic State terrorist group, often referred to as ISIS, ISIL, or simply IS. Much of the heavy fighting is taking place in Iraq and Syria, where Kurdish ground forces, backed by US led airstrikes, are battling to reclaim lost territory.

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Dream Big: Service organization works with local charity in memory of student

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Eleven years isn’t a long time when looking at the world, but some of the most beautiful things in the world are also some of the most fleeting.

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Fight against hunger: Food bank, school programs provide food for families

Friday, September 26, 2014 at 4:00 pm

A little girl, of about seven, and her mother were standing in the doorway, dressed in pajamas, in the cold. They explained that they were in need of food. Their car was their home, the park bathrooms their showers. The mother then explained about the loss of her husband, and how it left her a widowed stay-at-home mom with a young daughter to take care of. It was one of those moments that changes a person’s life forever, at least it did for food warehouse distributor Jason Galindo, a former Bryan High student.

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From ‘lol’ to ‘omg’: Cell phones inhibit communication, social skills

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Society today is globally interconnected, where ideas and technology can be shared across the globe almost instantly with the push of a button. At the heart of this constant technological exchange is a device that has spread to six continents and every country on the map – cell phones. Most phones are able to easily fit into pockets or handbags, and the ability to share information almost instantly has become very important. However, most students have taken the technology far beyond their original purpose; so one must pose the question, do people really need these pocket-sized distractions?

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Feathers fly at rodeo: Sophomore breaks world record, plans for future

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 4:00 pm

It is no secret that the rodeo culture is still very much alive and well, especially in Texas. With youth moving toward a technical society, students who still take an active part in these agricultural activities are harder to come by. However, Sophomore Tristen Sisson participates in showing livestock, and he recently added an impressive […]

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Weight of the world

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 4:00 pm

When pushed to the limits of their abilities, many students would simply give up and walk away. Junior Michael Cadena is not like most students. When faced with a challenge, he pushes himself as hard as he can, and then a little harder. Michael is active in several sports, including football, wrestling, and track, and while he does well in all, he excels in arguably the hardest of all – powerlifting. Michael is one of the best powerlifters on campus, as well as the state.

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Gun users take fire, punished for crimes they didn’t commit

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 4:00 pm

As more mass shootings take place in America, the topic of gun control becomes more prevalent with the public. In response, President Barack Obama has recently made a controversial proposal to congress regarding the nation’s gun control laws aimed at the nations weapons holders. Now, more than ever, it is critical that citizens are familiar with the second amendment. As a free nation, we must realize that we cannot blame the masses for the acts of the few.

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Gangnam Style set to break one billion view mark

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Music is considered a universal language, a force that is meant to bring people together in celebration of common achievements. Then there is the hit song Gangnam Style. Like it or not, most have heard the trademark beat of Korean Pop single PSY’s hit, and wondered what exactly the lyrics mean. So is this just a passing craze, or will Gangnam Style remain in popular culture for years to come?

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School introduces plan allowing students to bring their own devices

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Last year the school board instituted a zero tolerance technology program on campus. Typing school reports during lunch and texting were both seen as unacceptable and disruptive to the learning environment. Most students were left scratching their heads as to how these two acts could be grouped under the same category of activity. One was quite obviously disruptive and disrespectful, but the other was clearly a positive attempt to get ahead on their studies.

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Withdrawal of American troops will cause chaos in Middle East

Monday, September 26, 2011 at 4:00 pm

President Obama has recently outlined a plan to withdraw the majority of United States forces out of Iraq and Afghanistan by December 2012, which would leave only a small amount of soldiers behind to maintain order in the Middle East.

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