Wrestling goes 2-1 at crosstown dual

The wrestling team competed in the B/CS Crosstown duals with Consolidated, CSHS, and Rudder at Consolidated HS. Bryan beat CSHS 48-27, lost to Consolidated 21-44, and beat Rudder 63-12. This match-up brings the varsity record to 6-3 overall and 1-1 in district. Below are the box scores for the matches. Bryan 48 College Station 27 […]

Volleyball team earns district, state honors

THSCA Academic All State Awards 1st Team: Malinda Terry – Texas A&M Nikki Smith – Texas A&M 2nd Team: Katie Scott – Texas State Katie McMath – Texas A&M Jenna Way – University of North Texas Honorable Mention: Halle Banks – Texas State All District Honors 1st Team All District: Hannah Eike Emily Hubacek Madelyn […]

Student leaps into lead role of Nutcracker ballet

Lights on trees, wreaths on doors, mistletoe hung overhead while visions of sugarplums dance in their heads. The Nutcracker is a classic production associated with the holidays and family time. Suzanne’s School of Dance performs the Nutcracker every year in the Rudder Auditorium on the Texas A&M campus. Sophomore Hannah Broussard was named the lead, Clara, in the production.

Wrestling teams goes 2-1 in first quad meet of season

The Vikings hosted their first quad match of the season against Georgetown, Katy Cinco Ranch, and Vista Ridge High Schools. The Vikings opened with a win against Georgetown 43-33 and in the second match they met Vista Ridge and dominated 48-12. The Vikes fell in their last match against Cinco Ranch 45-30. This brings the […]

New doesn’t mean better: Christmas classics should remain untouched

Waking up to sounds that fill my hearts with joy and laughter signifies a wonderful time of year- Christmas. Hearing my favorite Christmas song, which has been sung generations, warms my heart. Christmas It seems to be the best time of the year. Every time I change the radio station there’s another old Christmas tune. My eyes begin to sparkle until I hear a spin on the beat, a person freestyling, and an artist that is struggling to hit every note to sound better than the next. I realize with horror that it’s not an old classic, but a new remix.

Swimmers place at Bob Stallings meet

Bryan High Swimmers competed at the Bob Stallings Invitational on Friday, Nov. 13. Four individuals advance to finals from prelims: Joel Coppernoll, Julia Cook, Maddie Foreman, and Marco Gutierrez. Joel placed 9th in the 500 free (5:00.01) and 16th in 100 back (59.82). Julia placed 1st in both 50 free (23.06 sec) and 100 free […]

Wrestling team dominates Cy Fair

The wrestling team wrestled a in a dual match-up on Thursday afternoon against Cy Fair High School. The Vikings dominated with a 54-22 win. Pins were earned by Larry Duron @ 120 lbs David Frazier @160lbs Ezra Hernandez @ 195 lbs Cooper McCall @170lbs Derrick Hernandez @ HWT Wins were earned by: Aaron Salinas @ […]

Christmas wish list: Finding unique, affordable gifts this holiday season

Christmas is a time to celebrate, spend time with family, give and receive presents, and eat all the food we can. However, most people find themselves struggling with one simple thing the presents. I’ve been through it countless times, the holidays come around, stores are booming with sales, and everyone’s eager to receive the best presents in the world, but the ideas are nowhere to be found. It seems that every time I don’t have the money or a reason to buy presents for my loved ones, presents are jumping off the shelves, but when confronted with decisions of what to choose for that oh so special Christmas gift, the ideas are less than ample.

Educational topic absent from state curriculum

Sex education in Texas mainly focuses on abstinence, but that mindset is only forcing many sexually active teenagers to be ill-prepared. Enforcing the idea of abstinence only education, only creates a taboo framework where some teenagers want to have sex because they are told not to. Sex isn’t just a religious or moral issue, there is a level of education that must take place so young people can make responsible choices. When students are uninformed, they may not make the best decisions for themselves. Out of sight, out of mind is an interesting approach, but sex is already on teenager’s mind so it should be part of education.

Trick-or-Tree: Movie provides transition from buckets of candy to milk, cookies

It is Halloween, or is it Christmas? Many people (much like myself) are still bummed out about Halloween being over. Now that it’s almost pointless, and kind of pathetic, to still be watching Halloween movies, it’s time for the inevitable switch to the insurmountable pile of Christmas movies that has been idly waiting in the back of the closet along with all the dusty tree ornaments and stockings.

Wrestlers earn 1st place at invitational

The boys and girls varsity wrestlers competed in the Bobcat Invitational where they tied for 1st with Clearbrook High School. Boys Individual Placers: 1st place 106lbs Aaron Salinas 1st place 113lbs Larry Duron 2nd Place 170lbs Cooper McCall 2nd Place 106lbs Andres Gonzalez 3rd place 126lbs Cody Murph 3rd place 145lbs Caden Scott 3rd Place […]

‘Fall’ing into fa la la: Most wonderful time of year can’t get here soon enough

The sound of steaming hot water for hot chocolate, sleigh bells ringing in christmas songs, flashing colorful lights up and down different neighborhoods, being woken up by the smell of gingerbread cookies, tacky Christmas sweaters, and the exciting Black Friday advertisements for preparation of Christmas gifts. Christmas time can’t get here any quicker.

Stuff your turkey, not your stockings

As the end of October comes to a close, the spooky Halloween month fades into November. November marks the beginning of two months of the living nightmare that is the Christmas season. Now, you may ask, why does the Christmas season start in November? Well to tell you the truth, it starts in early October, or even earlier. Why does it start so early? It’s because people think they need to feel holiday cheer before it needs to be felt.

Wrestling team opens seasons against Katy Taylor

Varsity Boys Results Bryan 34- Katy Taylor 36 152: Diego Figueroa (KTH) over Thomas Riojas (BRHS) (Dec 5-0) 160: Mudasir Sheikh (KTH) over David Frazier (BRHS) (Dec 7-2) 170: Peyton Jones (KTH) over Cooper McCall (BRHS) (Fall 1:09) 182: Will Ivey (BRHS) over Anthony Balajadia (KTH) (Dec 15-9) 195: Ezra Hernandez (BRHS) over Parker Altman […]

Lady Vikes claim bi-district championship

The Lady Vikes faced the Hutto Hippos in the bi-district match-up and defeated them in four sets: 23-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-19 to earn the Bi-District Championship title. Emily Hubacek led the Viking offense with 20 kills, followed by Hannah Eike who had 16. Katie Scott contributed 27 assists. The defense was also led by Hubacek […]

JV football score updates

College Station 38 Bryan JV 30 Offense: Jermie Townsend 7 yard td run -Rashaud Harvey 2 pt conv Javon Jefferson 61 yard td run -Nathan Carpio PAT Jermie Townsend to Rashaud Harvey 45 yard td pass -Nathan Carpio PAT Townsend 1 yard td run -Townsend to Harvey 2 pt conv Record: Bryan JV 8-1, 5-1 […]

Freshmen football defeats Caney Creek, College Station

Bryan High Freshman Silver team won 6-0 against College Station High School. Scoring for the Vikings: Running back Bryce Rhoads scored from 67 yards out Bryan High Freshman Blue team lost 35-50. Scoring for the Vikings: Quarterback Melvin Brooks from 12 yards Fullback Tymere Crenshaw scored from 1 yard out Running back Joseph Jones scored […]

Orchestra students earn region honors

Eleven orchestra students auditioned for Region Orchestra at Temple High School on Oct. 24. The following students earned a spot at region: Kimberly Lamb – Violin Lois Warden – Viola Kaitlyn Montgomery – Cello Sierra Barber – Cello

Teens responsible for moral code

With the insanity that comes with high school football in Texas, many things happen on the field that could become problematic.

Volume 45 Number 1

Published in October 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 1

Lady viking volleyball finishes district play with a win

The Lady Viking Volleyball teams finished District against the Huntsville Hornets The Freshmen team was defeated 22-25, 22-25. The Junior Varsity defeated Huntsville 25-16, 25-23. The Varsity team won in 4 sets 24-26, 25-14, 25-18, 25-23. Emily Hubacek and Hannah Eike led the offense with 14 and 12 kills respectively. Hannah added 17 assists, and […]

Artist’s music speaks to generation of listeners

Drake is a R&B/Hip-Hop Grammy-Award winning artist. He has reached great heights in recent years by creating powerful moving raps through his soft, meaningful songs. His messages behind his songs always have a point whether it’s going on today or what he thinks will happen soon. His career has key songs that have made an impact on today’s music and young people. All the albums and songs he writes are honest and pure about today’s generation and they will forever be worth hearing, because listeners can relate to them.

Cafeteria remodel promotes school spirit

With the help of the nutrition services department, the silver cafeteria received its first makeover since opening in 2000. “We hoped that purchasing stylish, up-to-date furniture, making some paint changes, and adding custom graphic wall art and column banners would promote school pride and improve the overall aesthetics of the cafeteria,” nutrition service director Sundy […]

Guns & education: Students work with admin to stay safe on campus, look to future as college campus carry laws change

Weapon. Protection. Gun safety. Gun Control. Word choice can shape an argument and when it comes to people’s opinions on guns the debate only becomes more intense as people make decisions on how to keep students safe on campus and when and where to allow people to carry guns. Schools are given the task of […]

Red Ribbon Week dress-up days announced

Monday – Red, White, & Blue – Take a Stand for a Drug Free Land” Tuesday – Jersey Day – “Team Up Against Drugs” Wednesday – Camo Day – “Join the Fight Against Drugs Thursday – Campus Spirit Day (Pro, Collegiate, High School Cap) – “Capture the Cougars” Friday – College T-Shirt Day – “Show […]

TV series gives teens something to ‘Gossip’ about after finding new life on Netflix

“Xoxo, Gossip-Girl”, one of the most adored phrases of an entire decade of teenage girls. The hit CW television series Gossip Girl focused on a preppy private school on the upper east side of New York and more importantly, the characters living the idolized lifestyle of glitz and glamour. In December 2012, Gossip Girl broke […]

Freshman football defeats Willis

The Bryan Freshman Silver team defeated Willis 40-0. Scoring for the Vikings were: Running Back Bryce Rhoads scored from 1 yard, 52 yards, and 31 yards. Quarterback James Petty scored from 32 yards out. Running Back Chris Court scored from 1 yard out. Running Back scored from 1 yard. Kicker Robert Garcia made 2 Extra […]

Lady Vikes fall to Willis

The Lady Vikings faced Willis Wildcats Friday. The Freshman A team couldn’t hold off Willis falling, 14-25 and 19-25. The Junior Varsity team defeated the Wildcats 25-11, 25-22. The Viking Varsity team was defeated in 4 sets 25-20, 23-25, 18-25., 18-25. Natalie Buban and Hannah Eike lead the Viking offense with 13 kills each, with […]

Screams, chills, thrills: Halloween movies reign supreme over other holiday flicks

As the leaves begin to turn and the air gets a little more brisk, we begin to feel the spooky aura all around as October creeps in. With October comes fall favorites like the Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks, the comfort of wearing sweaters 24/7, and of course, the best of all, Halloween. Now if you’re like me and consider yourself a “Halloweenie”, then you totally understand the obsession and love for the amazing holiday. How could someone not love the monsters, candy, insane yard decorations, and most of all, the movies?

JV football dominates three district opponents

Bryan 15 A&M Consolidated 14 Scoring: Javon Jefferson 30 yard td run Tracy Bradford 10 yard td run Nathan Carpio 32 yard fg Defense Standouts: Landon Plagens, Luke Wallis, Nick Reynolds RECORD: Bryan JV 6-0, 3-0 ____________________________________ Bryan JV Blue 16 Huntsville 14 Offense; Jermie Townsend 2 yard td run Nathan Carpio 22 yard field […]

Underclassmen pictures scheduled for Oct. 20

Picture retakes for 9th, 10th, and 11th grades student will take place on Tuesday, October 20 in the large auditorium from 8-12. This will be the final opportunity for 9-11th grade student to take a picture for the yearbook. Order forms can be picked up in room 6160 or the silver front office.

Volleyball score update

The Lady Viking Volleyball teams played the Rudder Rangers. The Freshmen B team defeated the Rangers 25-16, 24-26, 25-21. The Freshmen A team beat Rudder 25-17, 25-20. The Junior Varsity took the Rangers in 2 sets 25-20, 25-20. The Varsity team came couldn’t quite contain Rudder scoring and lost in 3 sets, 15-25, 7-25, 21-25. […]

Homecoming dance tickets available for purchase

Homecoming tickets can be purchased this week during all lunch in the Silver Cafeteria. Advanced ticket prices are $10 and $15 at the door Saturday night.

Freshmen football earns wins against Huntsville, Consol

Bryan Freshman Silver defeated A&M Consolidated 20-6 Scoring for the Vikings: Running Back Bryce Roads scored from 3 yards and another from 25 yards. Quarterback James Petty threw to Jonathan Sparkman from 22 yards out. Petty also had a two point conversion run. Bryan Freshman Blue team defeated A&M Consolidated 34-0 Scoring for the Vikings: […]

Scott Pilgrim vs. the big screen: Popular book, finds success as movie adaptation

In a world where vegans get special powers for being vegan and people can literally burst into coins, a certain Canadian has a hard time getting the girl in Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. This story tells the tale of the awkward and dorky Scott Pilgrim as he tries to defeat the seven evil exes […]

Volleyball player set for success: Leadership on team comes from dedication, perseverance

The ball sails over the net back and forth as two teams fights for the next point. Players work as a single unit to keep the volley going as one player makes a dig, another player sets the ball, and a final player slams it down onto the opposing team’s side of the floor. Junior Maddie Luera has been playing volleyball for eight years and has always enjoyed the competitive nature of the sport.

Making the grade: 55 students named AP Scholars

Pencils racing, hands cramping, pens dispelling ink to a lined page. The overwhelming fear of messing up that no one cares to admit, the feeling of anxiety when the clock is counting down the seconds test takers have left to bubble in their answer sheets or put the last few words of their essays together. […]

Down, but not out: Senior offensive lineman redefines role on team after injury

Players stare across the line at each other waiting for the ball to be hiked. Beads of sweat run down their faces as the tension builds with each word the quarterback yells. The ball sails from the center’s hands into the quarterback’s and the play begins. Each offensive lineman blocks the man across from him. Pushing, protecting the quarterback and the running back coming around the end. But plays, like life, don’t always go as expected. A defensive players peels off his man and slams into the back of one of the offensive lineman’s knees. Pain. Pain, not yardage is gained on this play.

All-American: Cheer captain leads by hard work, motivation

Give me an E, give me an R, give me an I-C-A, Erica! From high toe-touches to sharp cheer motions, Senior Erica Moreno embodies what it means to be a cheerleader; earning the title of All-American cheerleader, and head cheer captain. Erica’s hard work has been recognized by her peers through her election as cheer […]

Bryan High earns 5 of 7 distinctions on STAAR

During the 2014-2015 school year, Bryan High earned 5 out of 7 distinctions on the STAAR test and met all standards for the state’s accountability rating. “The STAAR tests accountability ratings include english, biology, social studies, and math, as well as secondary readiness, which covers how we prepare students for college or technical schools. Principal […]

Marking their space: Seniors paint parking spots for Project Graduation fundraiser

As the class of 2016 awaited the upcoming school year, they looked forward to many of the perks of being a senior, including parking in the closer spaces near the gym, but as schedule pick-up loomed they were informed that that lot would be converted into a staff-only lot. There was a silver lining to the parking situation though. As parents on the Project Graduation committee created a fundraising opportunity that would allow the parking situation to be a little more appealing. For $20, seniors have the chance to purchase guaranteed spots for the entire year and paint them with their own, pre-approved design.

Volleyball sweeps Caney Creek

The Lady Viking Volleyball teams swept the Caney Creek Panthers Tuesday night at Viking Gym. The Freshmen A team won 25-17, 25-18. The JV team won 25-12, 25-11. The Varsity won in three straight sets, 25-19, 25-13, 25-18. Emily Hubacek led the Lady Vikings offensively, hammering down 12 kills and serving 3 aces. Hannah Eike […]

Freshmen football dominates Livingston

The Freshman Football team defeated the Livingston Lions 50-6. Scoring for the Vikings were: Running back Joseph Jones scored twice on two carries, the first from 70 yards out, the second from 77 yards out. Quarterback Melvin Brooks ran for a 15 yard Touchdown, and also threw a touchdown pass to Zavion Logan. Running back […]

Lady Vikes volleyball update

Vs. Livingston The Freshmen A team fell to the Lions in 3 sets, 21-25, 25-22, 22-25. The JV won in 2 sets 25-18, 25-13. The Varsity team also defeated the Lions in 3 sets, 25-15, 25-15, 25-21. The offensive attack was lead by Natalie Buban and Hannah Eike, racking up 11 kills each. Jenna Way […]

Relationship goals: Old, new friends create balanced support system

Relationships are some of the most important factors in people’s lives. Many people do not feel that there is room for both old and new friends and it can cause issues, but both old and new friends have a place in a person’s life.

No win situation: America seen as over-involved, self-absorbed

Lately I’ve noticed a lot of people on Tumblr have started to bash Americans, despite Tumblr being made and maintained by Americans. What bothers me the most is that the non-Americans (and even some Americans) are calling us “ignorant” and “stupid” for not knowing about the world’s problems to the depths that they think we should. One post that really struck a nerve with me was one that stated that Tumblr needed to stop being so “America-centric”.

It ain’t no thang, but a manner thang: Teens should concentrate on manners and habits for future

Sit up straight! No elbows on the table! Chew with your mouth closed! We’ve all heard these obnoxious remarks from our parents and guardians, but our stubborn minds want to reject these orders. Manners can often be thought to be unimportant, but should not be so quickly dismissed.

Volleyball defeats Consol in 4 sets

The Lady Viking Volleyball teams played the A&M Consolidated Tigers Tuesday night in College Station. The Varsity team defeated Consol in 4 sets 27-25, 18-25, 25-17, 25-22. Emily Hubacek led the offense with 21 kills and 3 aces. Hannah Eike backed her up with 12 kills, 22 assists, and 3 aces, with Katie Scott adding […]

Making cents of things: Teens find value in jobs through hard-work, responsibility

A rose gold watch from Fossil, a phone plan for the latest iPhone 6s, or even some new clothes – all things a teen could have without using their parents money, with their own job. Teens can start working as young as 15 with a working permit, and at the legal working age is 16 in Texas. Once a teen hits 16 they should begin applying for jobs and looking to the future.

Melting dreams, happiness: The summer without Blue Bell

In the heat of summer, the only thing that keeps Southerners alive is their beloved Brenham original: Blue Bell Ice Cream. There are days that are emblazoned in the minds of all Texans; one such moment is the tragic day that Blue Bell announced the devastating recall on all of their products: popsicles, ice cream bars, and most importantly, the ice cream itself. The recall was due to a listeria outbreak in multiple factories, causing them to shut down production, along with general Texan happiness and sanity.

Freshman Silver ties Temple Wildcats

The Freshman Football team traveled to Temple to take on the Wildcats on Thursday. The Viking Freshman Silver team tied with Temple 8-8. Scoring for Vikings was Fernando Rangel, who scored on a 5 yard run. Kicker Quinton Walker score on a 2 point conversion. The Viking Freshman Blue team fell to Temple 14-0. The […]

Viking volleyball can’t hold off Cougars

The Lady Viking Volleyball team opened district play Friday night at home facing the College Station Lady Cougars. The Freshmen B Team fell to the Cougars 10-25, 15-25. The Freshmen A Team also came up short 13-25, 24-26. The Junior Varsity team failed to clench their match 22-25, 17-25. The Varsity team came out strong […]

Backpacks and moonlight: Gaining perspective, experience through summer abroad

Suitcase- check. Backpack – check. Multiple forms of currency – check. Passport… Long story, but check.

This summer I traveled to Europe alone for the first time. Most 16-year-old’s parents would never consider allowing them to travel abroad, much less alone, but my parents and sister were born in Bosnia and much of my family is scattered across Europe. Having family live in a different countries has made it difficult to keep in touch with everyone, so my family and I try to go to Bosnia i Hercegovina as much as we can during summer breaks. We are the only ones in our family who live in America, so it’s easier for us to travel to Europe rather than everyone else coming here. Also, it’s a lot easier for Americans to travel out of the country than my family from Europe to get a visa to come to the US.

Fahrenheit 451 cast list announced

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Freshman football wins two against Conroe

The freshman football team played host to the Conroe Tigers Thursday night at Merrill Green Stadium. The Viking Silver team defeated the Tigers 27-0. Scoring for the Vikings were: quarterback James Petty, who scored on a 27-yard run, running back Fernando Rangel scored twice from 26 yards out and 27 yards out respectively, D’ondre Polk […]

Volleyball takes Eagles in three straight sets

The Viking varsity volleyball team defeated the Ellison Eagles in 3 sets 25-16, 25-20, and 25-17. Emily Hubacek lead the Viking offense with 15 kills and Hannah Eike added 10 kills. Katie Scott aided Eike and Hubacek’s attack with 14 assists. Madelyn Luera anchored the defense with 11 digs keep the Eagle’s offense in check […]

Varsity volleyball takes Brahmas in three sets

The Lady Viking volleyball teams faced off against the Bellville Brahmas at home Tuesday night. The Freshman B team fell short 14-25, 8-25. The Freshman A team was defeated 19-25, 16-25. The Junior Varsity team beat the Brahmas in two sets 25-17, 27-25. The Varsity team won in 3 sets, 25-16, 25-21, and 27-25. Hannah […]

Viral trends abuse social media

At the beginning of this year, the Norseman staff looked at wide-spread movements that bring about change, such as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. In looking at that, we were able to see the good and the bad of such movements; viral trends can just be that – a trend that quickly dies – but they can also be educational.