Viking Wall of Honor award established for teacher recognition

The Viking Wall of Honor will be established to recognize current or retired faculty and staff for their outstanding service at Bryan High School, and their positive and lasting impact on students and other faculty and staff. The original idea was presented at the Campus Performance and Improvement Committee (CPIC) meeting and a sub-committee was […]

Going for the gold: Special education students secure success through athletics, community

Crowds fill the stadium. Students do pre-game stretches and pep talks within their teams. Coaches make sure everyone knows which events they’re competing in and where to go. Athletes line up on the track and prepare to run the 100 meter dash. The competitors take off and, when one crosses the finish line, the crowd erupts and the victor has a mile-wide smile on his face.

But this isn’t a typical track meet: this is the Special Olympics.

80s classic doesn’t live up to hype, seems overly silly

When most people think of movies from the 80s, classics such as The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and, unfortunately, Ghostbusters come to mind. Somehow, over the last 18 years, I had never seen Ghostbusters, but I was excited to watch this classic movie and see what all the hype was about. However, I found out quickly that this movie was one of many that, if you hadn’t grown up watching, it was not going to be your favorite movie of all time. When I was watching this movie, I kept hoping that the 105 minutes would be over soon because of how boring it was.

Getting buzzed in the 6160: Community creates connections, flourishes friendships in high school

Presidential elections, Olympic games, and leap years – four years seem to be a popular time for new things to come about. So much change happens in four years, yet we don’t realize that these changes occur until we look around and see that we are only a couple of months away from graduation and […]

Slam dunk: Senior secures success for basketball team

Getting the ball off the rebound, number 11 sweeps in and sprints down the court. The other end of the court is wide open and the Viking players do their best to protect him as he preps to make an Empire State Building sized jump. Senior Quaylon Newton gets up to the basket and makes a slam dunk with a force that could break the glass of the backboard. All the while the crowd is going wild as the Vikings take the lead in the last few seconds, and win the game.

Udder Success: Junior places at livestock show, unearths love for agriculture field

Bright, blinding lights illuminate the cement hallways of the arena as you make your way to the main floor. “How do I look good enough?” “Have I eaten enough?” “Have I eaten too much?” “What if I don’t get picked during the first round?” “What if I make it to the second round, but the judges don’t like me on the second look?” All of these thoughts surround you as you make it to the dirt floor of the venue, tugging your steer along as he’s making weird noises.

Overworked, stressed students see repercussions from excessive involvement

As the second semester gets into full swing, a major topic weighs heavily on the minds of teachers and students minds – next school year. Seniors are finalizing their decisions for life post-high school, juniors are looking to take SAT and ACT tests, and students might spend hours at a time scavenging through the thick course guide trying to figure out which classes to sign up for before they meet with their counselor. Many of these underclassmen find that teachers, counselors, and parents are pressuring them to take the most advanced classes and get involved in every organization imaginable so their résumés look impressive for colleges.

Viking students shine during Christmas pageant performance

Coming on the heels of a successful showing at the Texas Thespian convention, Viking Theatre scored big again with the success of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, performed on December 5 and 6 in the Blue Auditorium.

Dive into the deep end: Senior makes splash as career continues at D1 school

Stepping up to the block prepping to swim his leg in the relay, senior Harrison Jones puts on his goggles and gets in the zone to dive in the pool as soon as his teammate reaches the wall. Splashes from swimmers, whistles form coaches, cheers from fans, and buzzers surround him, but these distractions don’t phase him as he dives into the pool and earns yet another personal record.

Trainers exercise detection, prevention of concussions

Under the blinding lights of Friday nights and a roaring crowd that pushes players to get the next first down even when they’re at their wits end, the sound of helmets cracking resounds underneath bone-crushing tackles. This is an exciting aspect of the game that thrills fans, but the players sometimes struggle to stand after […]

Hatching success: Restaurant offers delicious menu, comfortable environment for customers

Southern comfort, mouth-watering food, and perfect beyond belief sweet tea. These aren’t just items that are depicted in Southern-centric movies and songs, they’re actual characteristics found at the wonderful, scrumptious Chick-Fil-A fast food chain. 50 years ago, the founder of Chick-Fil-A, Truett Cathy, invented the best thing since sliced bread – the chicken sandwich. This […]

Blinn, BHS benefit from partnership, develop post-secondary readiness

Bryan ISD and Blinn College have worked together for many years to bring college credit to high school students. In the spring, Bryan High and Blinn will begin a partnership that offers more of these courses to students and allows Blinn to use classrooms on Bryan High’s campus.

Freshmen Academy creates success, unity within school

“This is not just a program, this is not something temporary. It is going to have to be a total mindset starting with the 9th grade.”

Assistant principals Chantel Hluchan and Justin Smith, along with counselors Tiffany Giffen and Sondra Junek, are the core administrative staff for the Freshman Success Academy – a new program placed at both Bryan High and Rudder to promote academic and disciplinary success within the freshman class.

Dedication, determination, and delight: Teacher gives all for students, finds reward in education

For the past 27 years, AP English IV and IB English teacher Lisa Prejean has gotten to fulfill a passion for teaching. As Prejean has developed her teaching style, she noted how the higher-level programs, such as Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB), pay off for high school students.

Artwork demonstrate talent, prosperity in showcase

Many students are involved in art programs across the district, ranging from elementary school art classes to IB art here on campus, and find that these courses amplify their talents. As the school year moved forward, the art students were able to showcase their works in Artfest, an annual event held in the Silver Cafeteria.

Olympics heightens pride, builds ambition

When the Olympics come around, a majority of viewers only watch the events they care about and enjoy watching. For some, they watch a sport that they used to play or an intense game that gets their adrenaline pumping just by watching it. For others, they watch to feel in the loop while around the water cooler or at the lunch table. No matter what our reasons are for watching the Olympics, the Games always seem to bring about a heightened sense of nationalism, an interest in new sports, and a newly acquired passion for athletics.

Production brings unity among cast, displays aspects of fine arts

Every day, students come to school and are given piles of assignments to complete that night. After putting on The Sound of Music earlier this month, many students have found that participating in the musical has given them a way to be expressive and build unity between those involved.

Exchange student fulfills dream, enjoys American experience

“When I was about 10, the only thing I could think about was living my own ‘High School Musical’ experience.”

Junior Clara Garcia Castineira is finally getting to live this dream. Clara, an exchange student from Galicia, Spain, says that this journey is something that her and many other students in Spain get to experience.

Feast of Carols stays true to roots, adds extra flare for 30th anniversary

With the holidays rapidly approaching, organizations are preparing for their annual traditions and festivities. The choir department is gearing up for their 30th year of Feast of Carols, a dinner and Christmas concert all centered around a Renaissance theme which will take place on December 12, 13, and 14.

Basketball star shines with positivity, serves as an inspiration for others

Running up and down the court, sweat dripping down her face, the clock ticking down second by second. The intensity of playing basketball has motivated junior Jordan Lopez-Rhodes to be the best that she can be on and off the court.

Theatre scores big, [Title of Show] starts season on a high note

You’re sitting in your apartment, bored with your stagnant life. You’re on the phone with your best friend and you can’t figure out what to do. So, naturally, you decide to write a musical in three weeks and submit it to the 2004 New York Musical Theatre Festival. At least that’s what Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell thought to do.

The Civil Wars creates incredible album in midst of their own civil war

“I never meant to get us in this deep.” The opening line to The Civil Wars’ new CD, The Civil Wars, packs a powerful punch that can be viewed as the singer’s Joy Williams’ and John Paul White’s personal reflection over their past five years.