Published on Friday, May 22, 2015 by Jesse Baxter
BISD held its 43rd annual Scholarship Night in early May where 131 students received 184 scholarships totaling over $219,000. This year’s ceremony was especially notable since it was the first in which all four high schools in the district were represented. “It is important to have the kind of community support we have because with […]
Categories: Features | Tags: Scholarships, volume 44
Published on Thursday, May 7, 2015 by Jesse Baxter
Water polo has seen a resurgence this year after a six year absence with the formation of a club dedicated to playing and competing. Coaches Jessica Bailey and Travis Kiser oversaw the formation of the club and helped students pursue their interests in the sport.
Categories: News, Sports | Tags: main, Swimming, throwing a ball in water, treading water, volume 44, water, Water polo
Published on Thursday, April 9, 2015 by Jesse Baxter
Mysterious streets, towering cathedrals and churches, foggy forests, and ancient abandoned castles all inhabited by strange yet vicious creatures: the world of Bloodborne. A spiritual successor to the game Demon Souls, Bloodborne takes place in Yharnam, a victorian city overrun by a plague that turned people into beasts. In this game players play as a hunter who tracks down and slaughters beasts, seeking a way to end the corruption.
Categories: Entertainment | Tags: game, main, volume 44
Published on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 by Jesse Baxter
While some people enjoy solitary sports such as swimming, skiing, or golf, others prefer team sports that bring people together, such as football, hockey, or soccer. Senior Gayle Konderla has been on the soccer team since her freshman year and has formed a tight niche with the players while having fun playing soccer.
Categories: Features, Sports | Tags: main, Soccer, Student Spotlight, volume 44
Published on Friday, February 6, 2015 by Jesse Baxter
Everyone has hobbies; something they like to do every once in a while or daily. Every once in a while, someone finds a hobby or activity which fits them perfectly and they fall in love with it from the start. Freshman Jacy Smith found tennis years ago and has been playing ever since.
“Since [Jacy] was about two years old she would drag a racket around the room and play with a balloon,” Jacy’s mother, Jaime Smith, said. “She played in her first competitive tournament was when she was about six.”
Categories: Features, Sports | Tags: main, Student Spotlight, tennis, volume 44
Published on Friday, January 16, 2015 by Jesse Baxter
My hopes were low for the final movie in the Hobbit series, The Hobbit: the Battle of Five Armies, as the other two movies had let me down in story, characters, and believable action. I am sad to say that the third did not break this trend, but it wasn’t horrible.
Categories: Entertainment | Tags: Disappointment, Hobbit, main, Movie, volume 44
Published on Monday, December 8, 2014 by Jesse Baxter
Bryan High hosted a book fair at Barnes and Noble on October 8th in order to raise funds for the English department and to promote literacy in the community.
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Published on Monday, November 17, 2014 by Jesse Baxter
Disney recently released Big Hero 6 in theatres after its inception as a Marvel comic in 1998, giving it a second life. Disney’s recent acquisition of Marvel enabled this as they now have the rights to the story. Overall, it was a good, solid film and contained good messages about problems that most people face at one point or another.
Categories: Entertainment | Tags: Disney, main, Marvel, Movie, volume 44
Published on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Jesse Baxter
Cheers erupt from the stadium as the two teams face off, each knowing the only way to claim the championship is by going through the other. Fifteen seconds later one team is dead while the other team pushes on.
Categories: Opinions | Tags: main, Technology, volume 44
Published on Friday, October 10, 2014 by Jesse Baxter
The student group Vikings Kicking Out Tobacco (VKOT) formed during the spring semester of the 2013-2014 school year through the leadership efforts of junior Cecil Banks.The club has continued to grow this year as six more students were chosen for the state tobacco awareness campaign.
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Published on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 by Jesse Baxter
Scores on the STAAR exam for the 2013-2014 school year are some of the highest scores Bryan High and the district have ever achieved, with five out of six distinctions awarded for academic performance. “The five distinctions are really huge for BHS,” Superintendent Thomas Wallis said. “After being an improvement required school last year with […]
Categories: News | Tags: Bureaucracy, District Performance, interesting, main, staar, STAAR Scores, volume 44
Published on Thursday, May 29, 2014 by Jesse Baxter
I haven’t always been angry at the world. Well, maybe not the whole world; just Mandy specifically. This all started a year ago when that stuck-up device arrived. I used to be the first-rate staple, the Caesar to the classroom’s Rome. But alas, we can’t all be automatic staplers with the newest technology and all the bells and whistles.
Categories: Entertainment | Tags: main, staplers, volume 43
Published on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by Jesse Baxter
Safety is essential when it comes to sports whether it be the Super Bowl or just a couple of friends tossing a ball around. This year, Bryan High exemplified that notion by receiving the Safe School Award from the National Athletic Trainers Association.
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Published on Friday, March 21, 2014 by Jesse Baxter
Frozen, the recent hit movie released by Disney, enthralled millions with its tale of two sisters, betrayal, and ice magic. Overall, I think Frozen is a decent movie with a few flaws, however, the public’s reaction to it is unreasonable. To me it seems that many love the movie to a point of reverence exemplified by how Frozen remained in theaters for months, while the typical movie stays in theaters six to eight weeks.
Categories: Entertainment | Tags: Frozen, ice magic, main, Movie, volume 43
Published on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 by Jesse Baxter
House Bill 5, a state law recently passed by the state Board of Education, is changing computer-science classes by making them count as foreign language credits beginning with the incoming ninth grade class. Despite the bill passing, the details have yet to be finalized by the board, but will be available soon.
Categories: News | Tags: computer, foreign language, main, volume 43
Published on Thursday, January 30, 2014 by Jesse Baxter
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is the second installment in the Hobbit movie trilogy which premiered on December 13, 2013. After being disappointed by the first movie nearly a year ago, I had low hopes for the sequel. Sadly my expectations proved to be mostly true.
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Published on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 by Jesse Baxter
50 years. 50 years of heroes, monsters, sinister plots, and of course, the Doctor and his Tardis. 50 years ago, a crazy idea was conceived that has continued and evolved. 50 years of Doctor Who.
Categories: Entertainment | Tags: main, Television, volume 43
Published on Thursday, November 7, 2013 by Jesse Baxter
There are so many books in the world and new ones are being printed every day. In our modern society anyone can be an author, all that is needed is an idea, however, have you ever stopped to think about what actually goes into writing a book?
Categories: Features | Tags: main, Student Spotlight, volume 43
Published on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by Jesse Baxter
“I want this campus to be successful across the board in all areas. That includes academics, that includes fine arts, and that includes athletics.”
The goal of our new principal, Lane Buban, is crystal clear and he has plenty of ideas on how to achieve it.
Categories: Features | Tags: Faculty Spotlight, main, volume 43
Published on Monday, September 16, 2013 by Jesse Baxter
Humans have always dreamed of flying and while we have invented airplanes that is not the same as being able to fly. The closest that we will ever get to true flight is scuba diving. While diving, there are no boundaries other than the ocean floor and the surface. It is possible to go anywhere that you want to, just like flying.
Categories: Entertainment | Tags: main, travel, volume 43
Published on Friday, May 24, 2013 by Jesse Baxter
Everyone likes to be recognized, whether it’s a simple pat on the back or a Nobel Prize. One of the most memorable recognitions is graduation, but sadly not all students can attend. However, there is an alternative opportunity. Life Skills graduation was started by Bridgenettle Johnson in 1982 and has since brought that special feeling of recognition to those students.
Categories: Features | Tags: main, teacher spotlight, Volume 42
Published on Thursday, May 2, 2013 by Jesse Baxter
Technology shapes everything, from massive corporations to daily life and this influence is especially true in schools. New technology being constantly integrated has changed classrooms greatly over the past few decades.
Categories: Opinions | Tags: main, Technology, Volume 42
Published on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by Jesse Baxter
With so many choices and possibilities after high school, it is easy to become lost. It may be hard to set life goals and do what is necessary to achieve them in high school. For senior Matt Walker, the path is clear.
Categories: Features, Sports | Tags: Football, main, trainer, Volume 42
Published on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 by Jesse Baxter
I was overjoyed when I heard that one of my favorite books, The Hobbit, was being made into a film. I got even more excited when I found out that the film would be split into three parts, allowing each movie to be more detailed. However my hopes were dashed from the opening scene.
Categories: Entertainment | Tags: main, Movie, Volume 42
Published on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by Jesse Baxter
Art teacher Jennifer Easterling was awarded Art Student of the Year earlier this year by the Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) for her work in college. The state level award was given to her at the art convention in San Antonio on November 15th.
Categories: Features | Tags: art, main, teacher spotlight, Volume 42
Published on Monday, November 12, 2012 by Jesse Baxter
Augmented reality Glasses’ sound like something from a science fiction movie. With over a year before they release and a prototype available, Google Glasses are now reality. Project Glass was revealed on August 4th, 2012, and a consumer version is planned for 2014. While this technology has many advantages there is also the potential for misuse by Google.
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Published on Friday, September 28, 2012 by Jesse Baxter
As I walked into school, starting the tenth grade with nerves on edge, I noticed how many people were in the cafeteria. Then I saw the differences; a new principal, televisions in the cafeteria, and even more would be revealed later.
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Published on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 by Jesse Baxter
Nuclear power has been harming the environment through the radiation produced by nuclear power plants. We should decommission our nuclear power plants before they cause more damage than they already have.
Categories: Opinions | Tags: energy, main, nuclear power, Volume 41