Literacy leads to learning

It’s understandable that high school teens don’t have a desire to read anything other than the text messages and tweets on their phones, because many of the reading requirements set by schools and English teachers are classic novels that aren’t relatable or even interesting to their generation.

Volume 45 Number 4

Volume 45 Number 4

Second annual Viking Wall of Honor nominations requested

The Viking Wall of Honor is seeking nominations for the second annual award. The goal of the award is to honor and acknowledge employees who have served Bryan High School and made an impact on the students and school.

Jack of all trades: Senior utilizes creative talents for self-expression

Creating art, singing opera, and creative writing provide an outlet for senior Lauren Bernal. Beginning in the sixth grade, Lauren found her passion for art creating simple drawings.

May Good Things

May Good Things by Bryan High School Norseman

More than meets the eye: Ordinary activities not always easy, take hard work, dedication

Whether it’s writing, playing sports, or making good grades some people find things easier than others. I find small talk difficult. I just can’t chit-chat with people, if there’s not a real topic, the conversation soon devolves into awkward staring. Some people just find things easier than others. However just, because things seem easy to […]

Going the distance: Senior shot put competitor advances to state, earns fifth

Up stairs. Down stairs. Wind sprints. Exhausting work for any athlete, but an average day for senior Chassidy Rusk. Though she doesn’t run in any track events, she is a part of the shot put team and it’s much more than hurling an 8.8 lb. steel ball down the field.

Literacy leads to learning

It’s understandable that high school teens don’t have a desire to read anything other than the text messages and tweets on their phones, because many of the reading requirements set by schools and English teachers are classic novels that aren’t relatable or even interesting to their generation.

Team player: Center fielder’s positive attitude dominates on diamond

The feeling of anticipation rises as players and fans watch as the neon ball zips through the night sky and sails toward the centerfield fence right before it lands soundly in senior Morgan Chavarria’s glove for the final out of the inning.

Senior Superlative Winners

Mr. BHS – Cecil Banks Miss BHS – Halle Banks Class Favorite Boy – Cedric Johnson Class Favorite Girl – Rowdie Bright Most Athletic Boy – Jordan Driver Most Athletic Girl – Rebecca Adcock Senior Gentleman – John Pustejovsky Senior Lady – Kendall Callen Most Handsome – Coleman Pruitt Most Beautiful – Ashley Brown Most […]

Art show scheduled for this weekend

The BHS senior art show will take place on Saturday, May 21 from 5:00-7:00 pm at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church located at 906 George Bush Drive in College Station. AP and IB senior art work will be on display and the IB Film “A Time to Remember” can also be viewed during the show […]

Art of distraction: Adult coloring books provide escape

At the ripe ol’ age of 15, I often look back nostalgically on my days of school-mandated naptime, the addict-like rush of joy that comes with recess, and most of all: insurmountable collections of coloring books. In kindergarten I was fond of scribbling lines of crayon into the printed outline of Disney princesses and random zoo animals, both inside the lines and out. There has always been something about coloring books that takes an insane amount of focus and determination for a young child, and shoving a crayon into a child’s hand and putting a coloring page in front of them has proven to be one of the most effective ways of buying parents and teachers a few moments of silence.

One senior ad space available in 2016 yearbook

There is currently one senior ad space available in the 2015-2016 yearbook. The space is $100 and can include up to two pictures and a message to your senior. This is the only space available and will be not be held for payment. To inquire about this ad, please contact Rebecca Dominy at 209-2580 or […]

From Little League to collegiate play, baseball player realizes dream

Standing on the pitcher’s mound, dirt blowing at the pitcher’s feet, all eyes on him, but he’s only focusing on the batter standing sixty feet away. The crowd grows silent, no one breathes for the game is too intense and the pitcher needs one more strike. Senior Landon Minor carries the weight of the pressure […]

Faculty members honored by superintendent

The 212 degree award is an award that recognizes employees who go above and beyond their duties. Water is hot at 211 degrees, but at 212 degrees water turns to steam which is powerful enough to move a locomotive. This year head monitor Lester Banks and science teacher Colleen Holmes were two of ten district employees recognized with this honor by superintendent Tommy Wallis.

Crossing over: Teacher transitions back to being student for summer

Many of us look to our teachers as mentors, guides, and in many cases, holders of infinite knowledge who we could only one day hope to possess. Often times we forget that teachers were once students, and have shared many of the difficult feats we face every day. For some teachers, school doesn’t end with the final bell after finals, but instead they trade their teaching caps for thinking caps, and take on the role of a student once again.

Inequality, double standards still exist despite progress

Societal standards for both men and women have become a growing issue now in the day and age of social media and television. A man can run around with his shirt off, but if a woman does it, it becomes indecent. If a man cries, he’s a sissy, but if a woman does it she’s just a normal emotional woman. Men and women are held to such irritating social standards that aren’t fair to the opposite gender, it makes it hard to tell what’s exactly wrong or right.

Spring 2016 semester exam schedule released

2016 spring exam schedule

Online classes sacrifice social interaction, creates lazy lifestyle

Online courses have become a popular alternative to physically attending class. This is good for some people like single working parents trying to go back to school, foreign students who can’t leave their country, or disabled students who have difficulty leaving their home. However, the common factor of laziness takes over many Americans in abusing […]

Generation of apathy finds difficulty in becoming adults

Throughout students years in grade school, they are usually asked what their goals and plans are after they graduate. Teacher usually ask the questions at the beginning of the year so the teacher can know more about the students. Many students will write that they want to be a doctor, a lawyer, a police officer, or any other profession they look up to, but as time gets closer to the end of the school journey into the real world, many have done nothing to take the next step into becoming what they say they have always wanted to be. It’s more something teens just say, instead of actually making an effort to do. Student apathy shines through in how they choose to do things daily, or rather how they choose not to do things.

Giving back: Key Club raises money for Leukemia Lymphoma society

School fundraising, some dread selling products for their campaign or organization, others adore the opportunity to do something for others. Bryan High’s Key Club sponsored fundraisers for the school to help the community. Most recently Pennies for Pasta, Stuck for Bucks, and jeans and athletic wear passes were the focus of the club as they […]

Agriculture student follows in family footsteps

Waking up early in the mornings to feed their animals, putting in hours each day to prepare for the next show, and enjoying every minute of it. That’s the typical life of an agriculture student. Junior Harper Langton’s dedication paid off at Brazos Valley Livestock Contest showing her goats placing second.

Divergent series diverges into gutter

Allegiant, yet another novel from Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth, hit theaters March 18. Fans anticipated the film and hoped it would surpass the disappointment of the last movie. With hopeful hearts, while secretly preparing for the worst, droves of fans attended the premier as they had anticipated the movies release since it was first announced as a series.

Student discovers budding talent through horticulture program

Most art forms live on to last lifetimes; paintings, sculptures, even films stand the tests of time and are still viewed and appreciated years after their creation. One art form that differs from this common characteristic is the art of horticulture, otherwise known as floral design. Although floral arrangements will one day wilt and lose their beauty, designers are no less passionate about their work and still strive to create art through flowers and other plants. Senior Christina Vinson discovered this artform and has prospered in it under the direction of floral design teacher Barbara Volk-Tunnel.

Choir earns sweepstakes award at UIL contest

The Bryan High Choir competed as four different choirs at the UIL Concert & Sight-Reading contest held at College Station High School. Varsity Men – Concert 1-2-1 // Sight-reading 1-1-1 (Sweepstakes) Non-Varsity Mixed – Concert 2-2-2 // Sight-reading 1-1-1 Varsity Mixed – Concert 1-1-1 // Sight-reading 1-1-1 (Sweepstakes) Varsity Women – Concert 1-1-1 // Sight-reading […]

Students earn awards at state art competition

Art students competed at the State VASE Art Competition where the following students earned awards: Grace Wall – Superior Rating Hannah Charanza – Exemplary Rating Jordan Garza – Exemplary Rating Genny Porras – Superior Rating Christina Jones – Exemplary Rating Megan Meade – Exemplary Rating Yadira Gomez-Reyes – Exemplary Rating Alex Salazar – Exemplary Rating […]

Dance, Dance Revolution: Boy breaks new ground joining drill team

Music booming through the speakers, people in the stands cheering, and girls in sparkly outfits are the images usually synonymous with high school drill teams. The Shy-Anne’s are the spitting image of that, only there’s one addition: a boy. Sophomore Andrew Medina is the first male dancer for the Shy-Anne’s team, and is no stranger to dance.

Ag program steers student in positive direction

Early mornings in the barn cleaning and feeding. Watching the sun rise over the trees no matter the weather. Taking care of livestock requires commitment and responsibility. Sophomore Wilsey Wendler has found success in showing steers as an activity which has been passed down from generation to generation.

Athletes advance to area after district track meet

Girls’ Track: Two relays qualified for Area in 1st place (4 x 100, 4 x 200) Rayla Hawkins, Quinteria Johnson, Miranda Golden and Jamie Kennedy Alt. Ty’esha Foley The following students also qualified for Area: Chassity Rusk- 1st place in the shot Charnell Gibson- 4th place in the shot Miranda Golden- 1st place in the […]

FCCLA students earn awards at state competition

Eleven FCCLA students attended the state competition in Dallas where seven students received awards. Gold Medals Abraham Hernandez Keilah Noriega Andrew McComb Silver Medal Amber Boyd Autumn Boyd Bronze Medals Belia Ibarra Mikayla Moore                          

Like a girl: Scouting program builds strong young women

Would you like to buy some Girl Scout cookies? If not, maybe you would like to know more about the Girl Scout program and what lies behind the caramel coated, toasted coconut; a program that builds character, true grit, and important lifelong skills that turn girls into strong women. Though it may not seem like it, Girl Scouts is more than just an operation sneaking into the hearts and stomachs of Americans everywhere through sweet cookies and even sweeter smiles.

2016 April Good Things

2016 April Good Things

Musician makes it ‘Work’: Rihanna continues to top charts

Robyn Fenty, better known as Rihanna, is an international pop singer and songwriter from Barbados. Rihanna first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under New York producer Evan Rodgers in 2003.

2016 April Good Things

2016 April Good Things

March 2016 Good Things

2016 March Good Things

Golfer advances to regional tournament

The Viking boys golf team finished 4th in the District 18-5A golf tournament on Monday and Tuesday. The team of Nick Reynolds, Justin Carver, Devin Mendez, Ryan Wilson, and James Florian shot 338/341 for the tournament. Nick Reynolds finished 2nd as an individual and qualifies for the Region 3-5A golf tournament next Tuesday and Wednesday […]

Art students honored by congressman

Artwork by both Lauren Bernal and Alex Salazar was chosen by Congressman Bill Flores as runners-up for this year’s Congressional Art Competition. The Congressman will honor them at a special reception in Waco this coming Monday. Their pieces will then remain at the Martin Museum in Waco for the remainder of the month in a […]

BHS hosts book fair to benefit classrooms

BHS is hosting a book fair Monday, April 4 – Friday, April 8. All proceeds will go to purchase new books for BHS classrooms. You can shop online by clicking here. For questions, please contact Katie Buckley: katie.buckley@bryanisd.org

Art students honored at capital

Senior Joan Fackler and sophomore Rachel Petry were honored for the selection of their art, Sunday, at the TAEA Youth Art Month Capitol Exhibit held in Austin at the Bob Bullock Texas History Museum. Their artworks were selected for this show from entries across the state of Texas. Joan’s digital art piece went on to […]

Winter sports banquet scheduled for April 11

The Viking Club presents the Bryan Viking Winter Sports Banquet honoring boys basketball, girls basketball, swimming, boys soccer, girls soccer, wrestling and powerlifting on Monday, April 11, 2016 at the BHS Silver Cafeteria. The banquet will begin at 6:00 pm and will be catered by Texas Roadhouse. Additional information included on the attached flyer. Winter […]

Computer science students earn awards at competitions

At Skills USA State Conference in Corpus Christi, Thomas Schwalen, Tanner Davis, and Austin Carter received third place in Interactive Application and Video Game Design. ​On Monday, theUIL Computer Science team, Andre Montague, Cread Dotson, Reilly Davis, and Kristopher Hayes, took 3rd place at the district UIL meet.

Indoor percussion and color guard earn bronze at state competition

The Bryan High Color Guard and Viking Indoor Percussion ended their competitive seasons on the winner’s podium this past weekend as State Championship Bronze Medalists in their respective classes. The Bryan Color Guard is the Texas Color Guard Circuit Scholastic National A Bronze Medalist following competition this past Saturday at Reed Arena on the Texas […]

Merc with a mouth: Marvel movie makes mark at box office

Breaking box office records for an R rated movie by earning over $132 million on opening weekend, the friendly neighborhood anti-hero Deadpool made his Marvel movie debut on Valentine’s Day weekend. Crashing his way onto movie screens and into audience member’s hearts, the walking ball of sarcasm and spite made history for being the first R rated movie provided by Marvel.

Senior ad deadline extended until Thursday, March 31

Parents, grandparents, family, or friends interested in congratulating a 2016 senior in this year’s yearbook can do so by purchasing an ad. Pictures and a message can be included. Click here to download the form. Checks should be made payable to BHS Yearbook and mailed to: Attn: Rebecca Dominy 4805 Aldine Drive Bryan, TX 77802 […]

Color guard earns 1st at competition

The color guard traveled to UNT in Denton during Spring Break where they competed in the Winter Guard International Southwestern Championships and scored the top score out of all the teams in the preliminary competition. The top 15 teams advanced to finals where Bryan High earned first place.

Viking Indoor Percussion moves to 1st in class standings

Viking Indoor Percussion competed in their final regular season competition this weekend at James Taylor High School in Katy where they placed 2nd out of 7 groups. Their score of 84.85 pushed them to first in their class in the overall Texas Color Guard Circuit standings. Because of this, VIP will receive a prime performance […]

Indoor percussion places 3rd at competition

The Viking Indoor Percussion attended the Texas Color Guard Circuit Foster High School competition and placed 3rd out of 9 groups where they placed 15 points higher than the competition the week before. They will compete this weekend at the TCGC James Taylor High School show in Katy and then will compete in the Texas […]

FFA students place at Houston Livestock Show

Horticulture Contests: Dining with a Texas Flair – 2 participants Christina Vinson got 1st place out of 100. She received a belt buckle and 1,000.00. Rodeo Cup – 2 participants Photography – 4 participants Container gardens -2 participants Miniscapes – 3 teams of 2 participated Jessica Sheridan and Luis Sanchez placed 9th in this category […]

Color guard places first at competition

The color guard participated in the Texas Color Guard Circuit Katy High School Competition last weekend where they placed first out of 18 groups. They will compete again this weekend at the Winter Guard International Southwestern Championships at UNT and then at the Texas Color Guard Circuit State Championships at Reed Arena on April 2.

BC Calculus students make semi-finals for integral bee

Senior Cooper McCall made it to the semi-final round of the integral bee and senior Bri Nugent made it to the same round during the fall. BC Calculus teacher Donna Miller placed 2nd in the adult category.

Kickin’ it: Senior soccer player supports teammates on, off field

For years, senior Nick Cargo has spent hours playing soccer with his sister, peers from school, and club teammates. Evolving from the little kid who could barely keep up with the ball to the athlete who scored six goals in a single game, Nick has shown that hard work and perseverance pay off.

Resilient Woman: Student’s project inspires, reveals truth of human spirit

There’s more to a woman’s beauty than her outer appearance; a woman can be strong, smart, funny, or anything in between and still be beautiful. Senior Rowdie Bright made it her mission to capture the inner strength and beauty of women with her photography project titled Resilient Women. Rowdie captured raw photos of female students, showcasing their personalities, strength, and natural beauty.

#Goals: Senior earns scholarship to continue playing in college

Training, leading, and determination are some qualities to make a great athlete. By watching her sister play and contributed by playing on her own team, senior Rebecca Adcock has attributed those qualities. Soccer as a physical sport, however it’s also a mental sport. Using the mind to know when to pass the ball, communicate with your teammates and what to do next.

Religion provides strong community, direction for masses

People blame religion for a lot of things that happen in life, but if they aren’t arguing about religion, then they will find something else to argue about. Even if people have different sets of beliefs, many things align within religions and can provide common ground for people to relate. Religion provides a majority of people with direction and purpose of some kind.

FCCLA students advanced to state

FCCLA students competed in Galveston last weekend. The following students will advance to state: Autumn Boyd – Gold Keilah Noriega – Gold Abraham Hernandez – Silver Andrew McComb – Silver Mark Duran – Silver Yamile Sanchez – Silver Rodney Young – Bronze Lorenzo Gomez – Bronze

Photography students advance to state, dominate competition

Photography students competed at the Skills USA competition in Beaumont last weekend. The following students placed (* advance to state): Employment application process: Jacob Barrios – 2nd* Action Skills: Steven Gonzalez – 4th Photography: Taylor Garcia – 4th* Megan Murski – 3rd* Rowdie Bright – 2nd* Bridget Craig – 1st* Projects Rowdie Bright – 1st […]

Graphics students advanced to state competition with SkillsUSA

Graphics students competed at the Skills USA competition in Beaumont last weekend.The following students placed and will advance to state: Valeria Mendoza: Ad design competition – 3rd place – Qualified for State technical exam. Ad design job exhibit – Superior **Best in show** Advances to state Samantha Torres and Valeria Mendoza Promotional Bulletin Board leadership […]

Freeze frame: Photography student captures emotions through digital media

Sweat drips from bodies as they’re pressed together, jumping to the rhythm that will leave them deafened by the end of the set. Smoke from the fog machine pours into the crowd as the lights blind everyone in the venue. The sound coming from the overly huge amps reverberates off every surface it can causing the ground to shake to the beat of the drums. Cellphone flashlights light the darkness of the pit like a galaxy of people. From the roaring crowd of a concert venue to the football stadium, and everything in between, there’s no shortage of opportunities for picture perfect memories to capture and senior Bridget Craig has positioned herself to be part of those moments.

Athletes cope with health issues, persevere to compete

Needles, injections, monitoring. The life of some student athletes revolves around these things as they struggle to maintain normally while dealing with the highs and lows, but most athletes learn to adjust. Students dealing with diabetes on a daily basis must take extra precautions when they are athletes. Senior cheerleader Kendall DeWitt understands the severity […]

Swimmers has golden day at state meet

Sophomore Julia Cook earned two gold medals at the state swim meet in Austin this weekend where she also set two new state records. In the 100-yard freestyle event she recorded a time of 49.27, crushing the old record of 49.63 During the finals for the 50-yard freestyle event Cook just missed her day-old record […]

Computer science students advance to state competition

Computer science students competed in computer programming and video game design this weekend at the Skills USA competition in Beaumont.The following students placed and will advance to state: Interactive Applications and Video Game Design: Austin Carter, Thomas Schwalen and Tanner Davis – 1st place team Computer Programming: Andre Montague – 1st place

Choir to host princess tea party

The Bryan High Choir will host a princess tea party, and YOU are invited! The tea party will take place February 27 in the Bryan High School Commons. This event is for children 12 and under and their parent(s). There will be singing, autographs, pictures, and more! We encourage your child to dress in their […]

Choir students earn division 1 ratings at solo, ensemble competition

Choir students competed at UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest on Thursday, Feb. 18. Of the 110 students that competed: 68 earned a division 1 rating 34 qualified for State

Architectural, engineering students advance to state competition

Architectural and Engineering students competed in the Skills USA District 7 contest at Lamar University in Beaumont where several students placed and advanced to the state meet in Corpus Christi. Architectural Design Project : Russell Oplinger Engineering Design Project : Mariah Guerrero (Best-of-Show) Reed Osburn Computer-Aided Technical Drafting Contest : John Imperial – Second Place […]

Auto technology students advance to state skills competition

Auto technology competed in the Skills USA District 7 contest at Lamar University in Beaumont Texas last week where several placed and will advance to the state competition in Corpus Christi. Diesel engine service technology : Josue Salazar 1st place Alberto Yanez 3rd Place Automotive technology quiz bowl : Team Josue Salazar and Alberto Yanez […]

School safety top priority for administration

The administration has taken steps to ensure the safety of students and staff members at Bryan High by being proactive before any serious incidents occur. Gates have been installed to prevent unwanted people from passing through campus and exterior doors have been locked to limit access to the building.

Mathematical solutions mimic musical melodies

In African villages, a beat of a drum accompanied by the twang of a thumb piano. In a concert hall in France, sophisticated sounds of a violin sing out as the bow pulls across the strings. In China, the sharp call of a bamboo flute piques the interest of a passerby. In The United States, pop music plays through the window of a passing car. Music is a constant; a unifying force for humanity and though music is different around the world, freshman Joey Hendrix sees music connect the human spirit, transcending language barriers or cultural boundaries anywhere in the world.

Life long quest: One gender’s journey to find the Holy Grail

Finding a pair of jeans that fit just right is like finding the Holy Grail for a girl. Once a girl finds the perfect pair, she has to be prepared to pay a hefty price for the denim that fits over her lower half. Jeans are an essential in any wardrobe, but the struggle is real.

Student art on display at state capital

Two art students will have their work on display at the 2016 Texas Art Education Association Youth Art Month Capital Show from February 29-March 5 at the Texas State Capitol. Sophomore Rachel Petry’s piece and senior Joan Fackler’s piece were both recognized as exceptional pieces of work.

Language acquisition connects cultures, traditions through communication

Imaginary lines create border divisions. Commodity supply and demand creates wealth and poverty. Ideas. Religions. Beliefs. Culture. Customs. All serve as possible means of division, but those barriers can be breached with language acquisition. Being able to communicate with each other is the first step to truly understanding each other.

Wrestlers advance to state meet

The Viking wrestling team placed 3rd as a team at region and qualified 5 boys and 1 girl for the state meet in Austin this weekend. State Qualifiers are: 106 Aaron Salinas 2nd place 113 Larry Duron 2nd Place 138 Thomas Riojas 5th Place (alternate) 160 Cooper McCall 5th place (alternate) 195 Ezra Hernandez 1st […]

February 2016 Good Things

February Good Things

Wrestling advances all members to regional tournament

The wrestling team competed at the District 10-5A wrestling tournament at Huntsville High School on February 6. In the 14 weight classes for the boys varsity, Bryan advances 12 to the regional tournament and the other 2 qualified as alternates. Individual finishes: 106 Aaron Salinas 1st place 113 Larry Duron 3rd place 120 Spencer Pierce […]

Viking Club scholarship application available

The Viking Club will award $1000 scholarships to two (2) graduating seniors who have participated in the Bryan High School Athletic program and whose families have been actively involved in the Viking Club. Please click here to view the requirements and instructions.

Color guard earns first at competition

The color guard team competed at their first competition of the year on Saturday at Morton Ranch High School in Katy where they placed 1st out of 50 teams. They started the season with the highest score of their classification. This year’s show is entitled “The Day After” with a post-apocalyptic theme. The teams next […]

Orchestra members advanced to state solo, ensemble contest

Members of the orchestra competed in the solo and ensemble contest at A&M Consol High School on February 6. The following students qualified for the State Solo & Ensemble to be held at the University of Texas in Austin: Kimberly Lamb on violin and piano, Lois Warden on viola, and a string quartet consisting of […]

Shy-Annes earn awards at dance competition

The Shy-Annes performed three team routines at American Dance/Drill Team Competition at New Caney High School against 39 other teams on Saturday. The team placed 3rd in their division and 7th overall. Senior Destinee Vargas 6th place in her solo event and freshman Victoria Denena 5th place. Other awards included: Team Sweepstakes Gussie Nell Davis […]

Swimmer advances to state meet

Fourteen swimmers competed in the regional swim meet at the Texas A&M Rec Center on Friday and Saturday. Julia Cook: 1st in 100 free and 50 free (will advance to the State Swim Meet), also received the Girls Region Athlete of the Meet Award Joel Coppernoll: 6th in 500 free, 7th in 200 free Marco […]

Wrestling team goes 2-1 in last quad meet of regular season

The wrestling team finished their regular season last weekend in Austin at the Burger Center. They competed in a quad match with Austin Bowie, Austin Crockett, and San Marcos High School. Bryan beat Crockett 65-15 and San Marcos HS 46-28, but lost to Bowie 42-33. The teams overall record is 16-8 and 7-1 in district […]

District transfer policy available Feb. 1, deadline March 11

The 2016-2017 student transfer application will open on Monday, February 1, 2016. Please click on the link to access additional documents. For information about the transfer policy click here. For information on how the transfer policy works with UIL eligibility click here.

Wrestling team goes 2-0 at home meet

The wrestling team hosted district teams Humble and Kingwood Park HS Thursday night. The Vikings won both matches, beating Kingwood Park 56-24 and Humble HS 57-19. This moves the Vikings to 14-7 overall and 7-1 in district. Individual results against Kingwood Park HS: Pins 106 Aaron Salinas 113 Larry Duron 1152 David Frazier 160 Cooper […]

Art, technology collide to create new experiences for today’s generation

The creative section of the mind should not be confined. Art is the expression of creativity that also makes the daily life extraordinary and worth living. With that said, art can be viewed in many ways from music, to paintings, to the performing arts, creating a large amount of employment opportunities in order to keep the human mind intrigued. Art seems to influence the current generation the most by encouraging a free-spirited mind. In fact, they may be lost if all art mysteriously vanished. People like art because they feel that it relates to them and how they feel, making them more comfortable with themselves.

America should be place for hopes & dreams, not fear & prejudice

War is bad. It has been sad that war brings a country together, but it mostly tears it apart. Sure people come together to lift each other up and work toward a common goal, but that’s only after family members have been ravaged by war and countries are suffering economically and safety wise.

Sticks and stones become hashtags and subtweets on internet playground

Subtweeting, hashtags, and long paragraphs in the comment section over something completely irrelevant is what most people see today, people of the internet have no chill. Twitter flame wars and internet bullying are just barely scratching the surface of social media controversy, but that doesn’t make them less of a bad thing.

Clashin’ fashion: Individual expression created by thinking outside the box

Growing up, my mom always told me that everything isn’t meant for everyone in the world of fashion as well. Sometimes people should think about how they look in a certain color or how their clothes fit before walking out of the house. Everyone has their own opinions of fashion and everyday people come up with a new style or a new way to wear things, but there are still certain principles that must be followed as people are still judged on how they put things together and how it looks as a whole. With that said, in the fashion world, all rules are made to be broken and who is anyone to judge a person’s self expression.

Viking wrestlers take 3rd at tournament

The wrestling team finished 3rd out of 15 teams at the CSHS wrestling tournament. Individual placers were: 106 Aaron Salinas 2nd 113 Larry Duron 2nd 120 Spencer Pierce 4th 152 David Frazier 3rd 160 Cooper McCall 3rd 195 Ezra Hernandez 1st 220 Kaleb Jenkins 2nd JV Boys were also in action at the CSHS as […]

Wrestling splits at tri-match at home

The wrestling team hosted Conroe and Oakridge High School Friday where they split the matches, beating Conroe 72-3 and losing a close one to Oakridge 31-38. This moves the teams overall record to 12-7 and 5-1 in district. Individual results against Conroe HS Pins 113 Larry Duron 152 Dvaid Frazier 170 JaMarcus Thomas 182 Kamonte […]

Prose competitor places at invitational

Over the weekend the Prose and Poetry Team competed at the Willis High School Invitational Meet. Prose Team: Haven Pottinger, Chadney Ferguson, and Abigail Murray Poetry Team: Ashley Lopez, Elizabeth Dodge, Cecil Banks Ferguson advanced to finals and placed 5th at the meet.

Gotta rock ’em all: Danish rock band with unique sound gains success through multiple genres

Rockabilly, Punk Rock, Rock n’ Roll, or Heavy Metal? Why not all four? Danish rock group Volbeat probably asked the same thing when trying to think of a sound for their band that now has gained worldwide recognition. Despite being mistaken for a Pokémon of the same name by people who’ve never heard of them, the name is actually a mixture of the words “volume” and “beat”.

Wrestling dominates opponents

The wrestling team competed in the THSWCA Class 5A State Dual Championships this weekend where the Vikings went 2-3 on the day, finishing sixth out of 11 teams competing in a team format. Bryan split a pair of matches in pool play, losing 45-27 to eventual champion Frisco Liberty and then beating Houston Davis 78-0. […]

Store Wars: Disney capitalizes on mobile hype through merchandise, memorabilia

It’s finally here, Episode VII of the Star Wars saga: The Force Awakens. Many devoted Star Wars fans could hardly wait to sit down in theaters wearing their fandom t-shirts and carrying their large buckets of popcorn to once again gaze upon the classic introductory paragraph as it floated off into the starry abyss behind it. They couldn’t wait to soak in the entire film with all of it’s explosions, plot twists and turns, and many juicy, important, and devastating cliffhangers leading audiences into the next episode set to release in 2017.

Students earn honors at UIL academic meet

The UIL Academic team participated in an invitational on Saturday, Jan 9 at A&M Consolidated High School. The following students won awards: 1st Place – Computer Apps – Kris Hayes 2nd Place – Computer Apps – Reilly Davis 3rd Place – Computer Apps – Nicholas Demeny 1st Place Team 6th Place – Computer Science – […]

Volume 45 Number 2

Published in December of 2015 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. Volume 45 Number 2

Spirit of humanity burns bright

Students in high school today were either not born yet, or don’t have memories of the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11.

Diving in: Trio of seniors leads swim team

Individual lanes, personal best times, different goals for each swimmer in the pool, yet despite all of that swimming is a team sport meant to create an environment of support and comradery.
And within a team setting it’s important for a leader to step up and lead by example, and the captains of the swim team do just that. With three seniors as captains, Bethany Peterson, Marco Gutierrez, and Addison Ayers have no shortage of responsibilities, hard work, and fun.

Feast summons magical memories through music, food, fun, & family

Feast of Carols returns for its 32nd production this weekend. It’s a magical event put on by the the choir and orchestra students, and transports guests to medieval time. Filling the night with laughter, full stomachs and musical enjoyment.

Senior pictures scheduled for Dec. 14, 15

Seniors who have not taken pictures for the yearbook yet will take pictures on December 14 and 15 in room 6158 (across from the cooking classes). There is no charge to sit for the yearbook pose and students will be able to view their pictures online before purchasing. If a student would like to do […]

Language acquisition inspired by teacher’s passion, experiences

Deutsche Sprache, schwere Sprache. German language, hard language. German teacher Jan Krammer doesn’t want that statement to intimidate students from learning German. With her cultural experience and dedication to teaching high school students a second language, she inspires her students to venture into the world of languages through both words and culture.

Viking theatre advances to Nationals

Viking Theatre competed at the Texas Thespian Convention this weekend where students qualified to attend the National Thespian Competition in Lincoln, Nebraska this summer. Dinner with Friends Duet Acting Caleb Duane and Kassie Gough Empty Chairs at Empty Tables Solo Musical Theatre Max Stratton The Triangle Fire Factory Project Group Acting Ryan Simpson, Nicholas Roman, […]

Band students make all-region, advance to all-state try-outs

Twenty-six students auditioned on Saturday for the All-Region 8 Band where eleven students earned spots: Morgan Torres, Clarinet Malcolm Moore, Tenor Sax Ethan Fabreo, Tenor Sax Jonathan Konderla, Tuba Kendall Callen, Bassoon Jessica Kramr, Piccolo Hayley Sisco, Trombone Alex Tag, Trombone Jason Zuniga, Trombone Francis Hirschler, Trumpet Darius Miranda-Sohrabji, Flute Kendall Callen also earned a […]