Rules & tips for surviving high school if your mom is a teacher [Humor]

1. Be prepared to be in a club they sponsor….even if you don’t want to, 2. All of her coworkers will know your name and face, 3. Her stuents will know your dreams, weird habits, favorite foods and childhood memories, 4. When you get in trouble….., 5. Stuents will always ask you for the test answers or tell you stuff you don’t want to know.

Social Dissertation [Essay]

Do you try on shoes? Well I hope you know what you’re doing. Have you ever put yourself in others’ shoes?

If you look at other people and think negative thoughts toward them; that’s sad. Good and evil lies within a certain disposition of will. It’s only human nature to put yourself at the top of the food chain. Stereotyping is a sickening way to do that.

The Teaching Dead: Part II [Fiction]

Sorry it’s been a while since my last journal entry. A lot of crazy stuff has been going on here at Bryan High since Phranklin and I found out that the freaky teacher, Ms. Eichelberger, is a zombie.

This morning, we all came to school thinking we would have a regular Monday. We showed up to homeroom, but something was missing – there weren’t any teachers in any of the classrooms. Where were they? Running around the school, eating human flesh for breakfast.

Journalist wins top honors at state meet

On Thursday, May 5, junior John Fuller attended the UIL State Academic Meet in Austin.

He competed in both news writing and editorial writing after advancing from region competition in Waco with a 1st place finish in news and 2nd place finish in editorial.

DDR [Cartoon]

Cartoon by the Otaku Club

Project Graduation ticket deadline looming

Seniors planning to attend project graduation on May 28 have one more opportunity to purchase tickets for the event.

PTA parents will be in the Blue Commons again on May 20 for the final day of ticket sales.

These hallways were made for walkin’

With only five minutes for each passing period this year, it has become increasingly important for everyone to get to class in a timely manner.

Yet, many students continue to act as if we have an endless amount of time to rendezvous at the school.

Adjusting to reality, Bureau reveals romance

When 2011 began, there was an expectation that new and better entertainment would come out. One of this year’s new releases, The Adjustment Bureau is a movie that can easily confuse, though it still has good features.

Student cuts up with LOL donation

Today, most people who go to the salon to get a haircut are there for reasons of vanity, but for some people it’s all about giving back. A national program named Locks of Love (LOL), allows people of all ages to snip away their hair to give children who suffer from hair loss self-confidence and pride while battling through multifarious diseases and disorders.

Modern twist on classic fairytale falls flat

We all know the story of Little Red Riding Hood, the tale of a girl in a red cloak who was to take a basket to her grandmother, but ended up being a nice snack for a hungry wolf. This year, a new and slightly twisted version of Little Red Riding Hood came out in theatres.

Technology in the Classroom: History, English, Cooking

A spotlight on how the history, english and cooking classes are using technology.

Technology in the Classroom: Math, Art, Foreign Language

A spotlight on how the math, art and foreign language classes are using technology.

History teacher challenges students to link future to past

Teaching takes a lot of heart, and in Chad Cryer’s case, that statement has an even deeper meaning. The AP United States and IB 20th Century History teacher recently underwent open-heart surgery in the fall of 2010. After seven years of teaching at Bryan High, it was an adjustment to return to the classroom after such an experience.

Faith fosters on-field success

While baseball has served as America’s pastime, to senior Brent Westmoreland, baseball is a passion and a sport that provides valuable life lessons.

Community careers create opportunity for students

A high school diploma grants each student incredible opportunity. Yet many don’t explore the depth and extent of this opportunity in considering potential careers after high school.

One of the most overlooked job paths for high school students is in working for the city, and, as the city undergoes rapid expansion and growth, these jobs are increasingly important.

Praise sung about scholarly athlete

In high school, being involved in different extra-curricular activities while maintaining good grades isn’t always a simple task. While balancing choir, softball and her schoolwork, senior Emily Peirce is a good example of what it takes to succeed in each of these areas.

Students pencil in a troubling new trend

In the past, a high school student might go home after school and read a book for fun. Now, it’s common to find American teenagers sitting in front of the television set, mindlessly watching programs with no educational value. Though there are many ways to learn new things about the world around us, the desire to learn in adolescents is almost nonexistent.

Academics win top focus in student program

Academic Decathlon (AcaDec) is a yearly competition that tests students’ knowledge in multiple categories including art, mathematics and science to name a few. Students compete individually and as a team to advance through the competition.

Students get ‘wild’ with cultural outreach through song, dance

In the vibrant celebration of music and dance, students from diverse backgrounds join together to form Vikingoteo, which promotes leadership, community and friendship while incorporating fun.

Sponsor Alejandro Morales has developed the band based on different cultures and languages.

‘Stereo’types found out of tune with reality

How many people would say that music is their life? I see it every day on Facebook, where someone is talking about their favorite music and how it soothes them, and allows them to escape the stress of everyday life. Sure, each person has their preference, but the music world has so much to offer and the majority of students only listen to a few genres, like the typical pop, rap, country and rock music on the radio.

Class helps students visualize new careers

It’s obvious that the world of animation is getting bigger, as almost everything that is seen on television, in movies and in games was edited or made digitally in some way. For students looking to break into this industry, the animation graphics class is a way to get started.

Beastly scares up positive reviews

This spring, one of Alex Flinn’s best-selling novels, Beastly, made its way to the big screen.

On a Budget: Entertainment and Activities

Students are often complaining about being bored and looking for new forms of entertainment. Unfortunately, finding something affordable to do on the weekend can be tough. While the mall may be a popular hang-out spot, and shopping a fun activity for some, there are many more options that won’t cost an entire paycheck, and can still provide something fun to do.

Program caters to student taste, a recipe for success

The delicious, heavenly smell of food being prepared is a common aroma for anybody traveling down the 6160 hallway. What many students don’t know is, while they get to smell these mouth-watering, edible treats, Brenda Guzman’s catering class is battling against time to prepare food for various customers across the community.

All Grown Up: Fashion

The way we dress not only defines who we are, but also the way people perceive us. People tend to look back on the style of their youth with a grimace, but, parts of it inevitably creep back into the mainstream as years go by. It’s hard to believe that the fashion of the ’90s has made a comeback in today’s society.

Dolled-up toddlers crowned as focus of TLC show

Fake hair, airbrushed make-up, spray tans, and glitter. Beautiful girls cross the stage with hopes of taking home a huge crown. These girls are pageant queens, only, they’re not your average Miss America—they’re toddlers.

On the TV show Toddlers & Tiaras, TLC gives America an inside look at the cutthroat adolescent pageant world. Girls and boys as young as six months old participate in the competitions and prepare with unimaginable measures.

Plugged In: Trains, Public Transportation

Today, many Americans think of trains as bygone technology and artifacts of the Wild West, symbols of rugged cowboys and pioneers. Yet, for the rest of the world, trains are ever-evolving technology and one of the easiest forms of transportation.

Instead of investing in high-speed rail, the United States has focused on fostering interstate highways and air travel. While these forms of transportation can be useful, they’ve put us in a difficult situations like with oil dependency and air travel security. Inter and intrastate train development could not only weaken our dependency on oil, and, reduce our carbon footprint, but provide an alternative, efficient form of transportation that doesn’t involve the hassles that modern-day air travel entails.

Volume 40 Number 4

Published on May 5, 2011 by the Bryan High School Norseman in Bryan, Texas. To zoom in or magnify, please use the toolbar at the bottom of the viewing window