Like Clockwork: Cafeteria personnel

If a small child asked “What is a lunch lady?”, the initial response would probably be, “they’re the ones that serve people food in cafeterias.”

However, this is only one of the many tasks they do. So much more goes on behind the scenes that students don’t think about.

You are what you eat, it’s not a myth

Obesity. It’s an epidemic, we’ve been told, and the facts are there to back it up. Since 1980, the percentage of adolescents who are obese has almost tripled, according to the CDC.

Government agencies and medical researchers can tell us that we need to lead better, healthier lifestyles and impose rules that enforce such assessments, but these rules are futile if we don’t actually make the decisions for ourselves.

Music de’notes’ odd ensemble

Our generation cannot live without music. Any place you find teens, you’ll also find iPods in their hands and headphones in their ears. One thing you see often, though, is that music often creates groups that people feel they need to fit into, based on the wide variety of genres people enjoy.

Coaching experience caters to classroom chemistry

Former coach Eric Eike has been bringing sports into the classroom for 25 years, teaching with the same philosophy he applied on the field.

Volume 41 Number 4

The Volume 41 Number 4 print edition of The Norseman was published on November 18, 2011.

Eyes on the road: Raising awareness about dangers of texting, driving

“Crash!” Shattered windows, a mangled car, blood splattered everywhere, people crowd around the accident, and soon hear sirens from a distance.

Was that text message really worth your life or the life of others?

Like Clockwork: Custodial personnel

Custodians are responsible for much more than just cleaning up after lunch or emptying the trash; they are constantly making sure things are clean and clear in the halls and their workdays are much longer than the typical school day.

Plugged In: Online Classes

For years now, it seems that the entire world has proclaimed online classes to be the savior of public education. “The future is coming!”we’ve been told. Well, if this is what the future entails, I couldn’t be happier that I am graduating this year.

Fun pastime turned competitive

Most people who find themselves splashing in the water do it to pass the time in the hot Texas summer, but some take this pastime to a competitive level. Senior Haley Clark is an example of this. Not only is she a competitive swimmer on campus, but she is also ranked as one of the top five swimmers in the state and one of the top one hundred swimmers in the nation.

By the Ledger: Efficient solutions found to retain staff

ecause one of the highest expenses for a school district is staffing, one area that schools and districts cut down on is in personnel. Although staff layoffs have been avoided, fewer personnel are on Bryan ISD payrolls this year.

One manner by which layoffs are being avoided, while still cutting down the number of staff, is through not re-hiring teachers who left the district last year or retired.