Belieber Press [Editorial Cartoon]

Sophomore Campbell Herman depicts the state of the modern mass media in his editorial cartoon “Belieber Press”

Serving with determination, making racquet

As players continue to volley back and forth at a rapid pace, there’s not a lot of down time during a tennis match. Competitors must stay on their toes in a sport where reaction and anticipation mean everything.

Tennis also provides an opportunity for students to have a release from the average school day by allowing them to step onto the court and channel their energy elsewhere.

The Teaching Dead: Pt I [Fiction]

It’s been about a week since school started and I’m already ready for winter break. School in general makes me sick. I guess it’s the whole high school thing. I heard sophomore year was the worst, which I’m definitely not prepared for.

Track makes strides toward district competition

The gun goes off, your heart is pounding, and your adrenaline is rushing as you round that final curve with the finish line in sight. For athletes involved in the track program, this is a familiar experience each time they step onto the track.

Getting their kicks on the field; teamwork garners success

As the final games of district competition loom, the boys soccer team looks toward post season play and a chance to play at region.

Young team builds framework for future

While sports take a lot of time, dedication and determination, soccer takes each of these to the next level. Soccer is a lifestyle, and the skills, both physical and mental, take many years to refine.

Talent Show gets start with Key Club

Huddled around the television each Tuesday and Wednesday night, many Americans find themselves glued to the talent showcase that American Idol has become.

Instead of only being able to watch these performers compete on a television screen, students will have the opportunity to watch and cheer on their friends and peers in the school-wide talent show on March 26th.

Crazy For You woos crowd, demonstrates student talent

After countless hours of practice and preparation, members of the fine arts department sang and danced before an enchanted audience in their spring musical, Crazy for You.

Veteran teacher’s athletic roots

Every teacher hopes to leave an impression on the students they teach. Coach Robin Colcchio has achieved that goal in his 16 years with Bryan ISD by not only fostering the minds of students in the classroom and abilities on the golf course, but by helping start the girl’s soccer program during the 1995-1996 school year.

New <3 of G Scholarship honors senior

The <3 of G scholarship was established at the beginning of this semester in honor of senior Garrett Maliska. During Garrett’s freshman year he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, which is a cancerous tumor that develops from nerve tissue. Throughout high school, he has battled the disease and has worked to keep up with his classes through the homebound program.

Balancing Class & Activities: Faculty Perspective

As students, we often forget that teachers and faculty members also struggle to balance their work, family and extracurricular activities, but many teachers are involved in a variety of activities, and have learned how to effectively manage their time and serve as excellent examples, not just to other faculty members, but for students as well.

Balancing Class & Activities: Student Perspective

In high school, students are busy with an array of responsibilities, ranging from school and clubs, to work and spending time with friends. Keeping everything balanced and under control can be difficult, but by learning to manage their time in high school, students can become more prepared for life after graduation.

Mystical series brings magic to reading world

Frequently on the New York Times Best-Sellers list, the Witch and Wizard series, by James Patterson is a great read for your down time, while not caught up in the heavy school work demanded by the spring semester.

The book is a tale of two ordinary teenagers, Whisty and Whit Allgood, who are kidnapped by members of the world’s new government, the New Order, to find out they are considered very “dangerous”, and are witches and wizards.

Staging the next scene of young actors

The Thespian club is an extracurricular group for students interested in the theater arts program. The group works together on performances, UIL competitions and writing, performing and rehearsing for a play that will take place at the end of the school year.

No Ordinary Family breeds extraordinary show

ABC’s newest show, No Ordinary Family, the Powell family is transformed into a family with extraordinary capabilities when an unexpected turn of events occurs.

Family harmony strikes chord, musical passion

While band, choir, and orchestra offer students a place to exercise their musical ability, many may be surprised to see the number of students that are involved in music outside of school.

Green hornet stings box office with action thriller

The Green Hornet, one of the first blockbuster movies of 2011, arrived in theaters January 14 starring Seth Rogen and Cameron Diaz.

Seeds planted in FFA sprout leadership

Future Farmers of America (FFA) has had a local chapter for 80 years. Throughout these years, students have not only learned leadership, but also skills that can help them in their future careers.

Soviet Spektor strays from the mainstream

Are you in the mood for music different from what’s playing on the radio? Try Regina Spektor. Not only does Spektor go against the mainstream of music, but she sounds good doing so.

Cultures converge in Viking melting pot

Learning about new customs, cultures and languages only serves to increase a persons knowledge and understanding of the world.

Students pick up bowling in ‘spare’ time

While many students view the bowling alley as a place to hangout for pizza and fun, students on the bowling team see it as a place where they hone their skills and prepare for upcoming tournaments.

Miami show shines sun on murders

CSI: Miami is now in its ninth season, after it originally premiered in 2002 as a spin-off from the original CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Compared to other spin-offs, this has been the most popular with viewers and is my personal favorite.

On a Budget: Food

Americans, especially the younger generations, are known for eating on the go. The life of a high school student is hectic, so the convenience of fast food is very appealing to many students, but the fiscal and health consequences are often over looked.

New star launches from hip hop household

MTV viewers will know Diggy Simmons as the son of RUN-DMC superstar Joseph Simmons, but these days, the fifteen year old is making a name for himself as a rapping, internet superstar.

Chain reaction: social statuses gone awry

7. 278. 33. 1,892,907. What do these numbers mean? Absolutely nothing. Yet, thanks to Facebook, I’ve been getting nothing but random numbers and letters to people in my news feed.

The Dilemma of Standardized Testing

As Mrs. Willett would say, testing season has arrived. From the TAKS to the SAT, the spring semester of high school is filled with an abundance of standardized testing.

Plugged In: TSA Body Scanners

As technology progresses through time, the security of our personal privacy and safety has come into question. The internet, and thus the ability to post and share personal information, has made the access to such information of others almost ubiquitous and gadgets and gizmos can produce harmful radiation rays that could lead to cancer.

One of the most recent events to raise questions about each of these concerns is the use of full-body scanners by the Transportation Security Administration in airports across the United States.

Athletic Argument; Cheerleading as a sport?

Countless hours of training, a competitive edge, and athletic endurance are the elements that make up a sport, right? Competitive cheerleading involves all of these components, yet many still don’t consider it a “sport”.