Seniors help track team earn second at district, first in area

The runners get set in the blocks and await the sound of the starter’s pistol. BANG. Athletes explode off the line as they look toward the finish. Seniors Miranda Golden and Charnell Gibson advanced to area to help the team win the area championship. While Gibson focuses on the shot put event, Miranda participates in the 4×4, 300 m hurdles, high jump, and occasionally the relays, but out of all of these, the hurdles is her favorite event.

Kickstart program develops well-rounded students through focus on respect, discipline

The Kickstart Kids program started 25 years ago as a way to teach responsibility and character development in addition to building self-esteem by engaging kids in a school-based activity. The program’s tagline is “character through karate” and aims to develop the entire student as it reaches over 8,500 students in 56 schools across Texas. This […]

Sister sister: Pitcher, catcher combo proves successful for team

Some siblings live their lives in an infinite cycle of sibling rivalry, and being twins can fuel those fires even more. While some siblings choose to work against each other, some learn to work together. That is exactly what Jacquelyn and Jessica Adams have learned, and they have been an unstoppable force ever since they first stepped onto the softball field.

Reel fun: Fishing team catches on, provides new opportunities for students

The sun rises over the horizon as the light reflects off the glassy surface of the water. The boat rocks back and forth as the guys watch their corks bob up and down slowly in the water, waiting for that first bite of the morning. Last year, students joined a fishing team that travels around Texas and competes. The tranquility of fishing is mixed with the intensity of competition as they participate as members of the fishing team which is sponsored by Darren Nobles who works at Rudder where he sponsors their team as well.

Spring 2018 finals exemption information posted

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Going the distance: Junior discus competitor earns first at district, sets new goals

Everyone who has played in some kind of sport has set goals for themselves; whether it’s physical, mental, or both. Many times, these goals can take months, even years, to reach. For one junior, Blaine Bright, the goals he set are ready and waiting; just a few more practices combined with continuing dedication, and those […]

Two Broke Girls: Students pinch pennies to make ends meet

Being poor sucks – we’re just going to put that out there. When you’re poor, you can only afford the necessities and there’s very little room for much else. The poverty line keeps moving lower and lower as the distribution of wealth is skewed in favor of the rich who make money off of the working class without them even really trying. This means that there are a lot of low-income families in the United States, and low-income students never really speak up about it because they don’t want to be seen as someone who needs to be pitied.

Advanced academic update night set for May 10

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Reed Arena graduation information

Please click here for a list of items prohibited by Reed Arena during graduation. Information about seating, parking, and live streaming is also included.

Bases loaded: Viking baseball family creates legacy of support, love of game

Legacy. Generations. Vikings. Family. With nineteen members in the Guest/Kubichek family, blue and silver runs deep. As a pitcher on the Viking baseball team, senior Kobly Kubichek controls the flow of the game from the mound as his teammates look to him for leadership and he finds support from the other eight players on the field. Within his family unit, Kobly experiences many of the same qualities found on the field as each member of his family supports him and cheers him on helping him to the next step in his journey as a baseball player.

Shy-Annes spring show schedule for April 27, 28

Glitter, Gold, and 50 Years of Dancing Magic Date: Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28 Time: Doors open at 6:30 pm, show begins at 7:00 pm Where: Margaret W. Rudder Auditorium at Rudder High School Tickets can be purchased beginning Monday, April 16 and are $10 each Tickets purchased at the door are $15 […]

Guilty pleasure provides escape from high school drama

Middle school is not typically a time anyone wants to remember or look fondly on while living their lives as someone who made it past the wild age of thirteen. When it comes to my own middle school experience… never mind, we’re not going there. Even though I refuse to reminisce on my own middle school days, what’s so wrong with reliving that time in my life through characters in a television show? Disney Channel’s Andi Mack allows audiences to enjoy a sweeter version of teenage life without the edginess of the typical high school show by revolving around younger, silly, heartwarming storylines.

Attending tutorials smart choice for successful students

For a lot of freshman, the transition into high school is not easy. The classes become more difficult and students have to adjust to a new schedule (especially if they do a sport). I’ve struggled with that as well, doing cheer while also balancing AP and pre-AP classes. It isn’t easy and it is very […]

Art students win at Bush Library contest

The following students had winning pieces at the 2018 George Bush Library Art Contest. 2D Category 1st Place – Andrew Cadena 1st Place – Jacklyn Martinez 2nd Place – Ben Ray 3rd Place – Brithany Landeros Honorable Mention – Anna Herbert & Caroline Lafon

Art students earn top scores, advance to state competition

Viking art students participated in the Visual Arts Scholastic Event, hosted here at Bryan High School last month. All students below received a top score of a 4. Regional Winners Ailiyah Flores – 2 artworks both receiving a 4 Ruth Garcia Gabrielle Hadley – 2 artworks both receiving a 4 Madelyn Moore – 2 artworks […]

Sims fosters God-complex, provides gamers with outlet for control

“Miss Martinez I’d like to file a complaint against your creations! Your little Ansel has not only superglued all the computer mouses in the library to the desks but he also superglued the principal’s toupee to the school’s mascot while his sister Erica is going off to nightclubs doing what you hooligans call twerking-on table tops! We eat off those things for goodness sakes! What do you have to say for yourself ?” “…Um Yolo?”

Golfers bring home district honors, advance to region

The Lady Viking Golf team participated in the 18-5A district golf tournament held at Pebble Creek Country Club in College Station last week. On day one, senior Ellie Conrad finished her round with a score of 92 and sophomore Skye Faldyn scored a 123. After round 1 Ellie was sitting 5th individually and tied for […]

Walking Dead breathes new life into zombie genre

Most people think shows about zombies are all the same; they believe that all zombie TV shows and movies centralize around a pandemic and those that aren’t infected attempting to survive. The main focus is the protagonist’s skill and their ability to save themselves in seemingly impossible situations. Although this might be a run-of-the-mill case for many zombie movies, it isn’t for The Walking Dead.

Movement against sexual harassment gains power, provides voice

A voice speaks up in a crowd of silence, giving others the courage to speak for themselves and tell their stories. Soon, a flood of voices, stories, anecdotes, accusations, and more come crashing in. They bring attention to one of the biggest issues facing America. There’s power in numbers.

Grammatical nonsense: Lack of Oxford comma eliminates clarity, precision, happiness

Because English is one of the most widely spoken languages, there are many variations in it. One of the biggest differences is between English in the United States versus Britain. The British spell things strangely, such as spelling “gray” “grey”, “color” “colour”, and “realize” “realise” (they like to avoid z’s for some reason). Perhaps sometimes an American might think that the British way makes sense or a British person might like the American way better, but usually, there is little overlap. However, one rule that both Americans and the British argue about is the serial comma, otherwise known as the Oxford comma.

Academic UIL students place at district meet, advance to region

Thirty-six students attended the 18-5A District UIL competition held at A&M Consolidated High School. The following students earned medals in their events. (*advancing to region in April) News Writing 2nd – Shannon Keyser* 4th – Lucy Raleigh 6th – Abby Mendez Feature Writing 4th – Abby Mendez* 6th – Shannon Keyser Editorial Writing 5th – […]

Do. Not. Eat. Tide. Pods.

Viral trends are hit or miss. While some can raise awareness for important issues, like the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, others are dangerous and can cause physical harm, like the cinnamon challenge. What makes people throw all common sense out the window the moment they watch a video on Twitter? People see these trends and […]

Bryan ISD showcase scheduled for April 7

What: Bryan ISD Showcase Date: April 7th at 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Location: S.F.A. Middle School ​Join us as BISD showcases all of their BISD campuses with the community, on April 7, 2018.

Words have consequences: Inappropriate jokes can create fear, unease on large scale

From an early age children are taught that actions have consequences.

When they misbehave, they get in trouble. When they touch something hot, it burns.

But words have consequences, too.

2018 yearbooks order deadline approaching

Yearbooks can be ordered online at www.smart-pay.com or by mailing in the form. Books are currently $65, but will increase in price on March 31 to $75. If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Dominy at 979-209-2580 or via email at rebecca.dominy@bryanisd.org

Senior yearbook ad deadline approaching

Senior ads for the 2018 yearbook are do by Friday, March 23. Checks can be made payable to BHS Yearbook. If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Dominy at 979-209-2580 or via email at rebecca.dominy@bryanisd.org. Click here for the order form.

Diving In: Senior, freshman find success with creation of diving team

It’s 6:30 AM, 34º outside, and the sun still hasn’t broke the horizon yet, but divers are already in the pool working to perfect their craft. Since diving is a part of the swimming overall competition, teams who don’t have any divers do not earn points toward the team competition. Swim coach Glen Williams saw this as a problem the team could rectify and has started developing divers on the team.

Weight of world on their shoulders: Senior powerlifters show strength of character in competition, supporting teammates

Beads of sweat break out across their brow. Their jaws are clenched as each second ticks by until they are clear. The judge signals that it was a clean lift and they drop the bar to the ground with a resounding crash. Seniors Kaywin McCall and Mark Vavra work day in and day out to perfect the craft of powerlifting and push themselves further than they ever thought possible.

Childhood hobby evolves into collegiate dream as senior signs with A&M equestrian team

The horse and rider appear to be one as they move around the arena, each anticipating the next move, each relying on the other to perform at their highest level.

Soccer helps senior stay focused on goals

Most people dream of playing in big league sports. For many, it’s only a dream which transforms into watching what could have been from behind a screen. For one boy at Bryan High, that might not be the case. As a child senior Alejandro Gomez enjoyed playing soccer with his family. Alejandro has been solid since day one at Bryan High and has led the team since he started.

Radio Production students advance to state competition

Film and radio students competed in SkillsUSA competition this weekend in Beaumont and the following students place: Madelynn Agnew and Camila Garcia placed 3rd in Radio Production Jimena Castillo placed 4th in Radio Production Mason Haggerty’s short film project advanced to state for the second year in a row

Shy-Annes earn super sweepstakes at weekend competition

The Shy-Annes competed in San Marcos this weekend and earned the following awards: Team Awards Super sweepstakes receiving scores of 90 and higher in ALL three dances. Best in class : Hip Hop received 1st runner up Best in class : Jazz received 1st place Best in class : Modern received 1st place Academic Excellence […]

FCCLA students win honors at competition

The FCCLA students attended the regional competition where the following students won awards: Que-Aunna Henderson was awarded a certificate for being in the top five for Spotlight on Projects: Outside Our Walls ​Skyla Polk placed 2nd in Say Yes to FCS and advanced to the state FCCLA competition in April Kellianne Cupit, Mikayla Luna and […]

Wrestling team wins region, heads to state tournament

The wrestling team hosted the UIL Region III-5A championships this weekend where the boys finished with 226.5 points 58.5 pts ahead of the rest of the region. Dallas Highland Park was 2nd with 168, Carrollton Creekview was 3rd with 134 and A&M Consolidated was 4th with 120 pts. The girls’ team finished in 8th place […]

Spring 2018 semester exam schedule information

Spring 2018 Final Exam Schedule

Cosmetology students advance to state competition

Cosmetology competed in the SkillsUSA District Competition. The following students earned awards: Hands-on skills: Megan Meade 2nd place in 3D-Nail Art Skills Erica Medrano 4th place in 3D-Nail Art Skills Laura Medina 4th place in Aesthetics Projects Job Exhibits: Best of Show- State Qualified Superior 3D Nail Art- Megan Meade Salon Projects- State Qualified Superior […]

Wrestling team dominates as district champions

The wrestling teams competed in the UIL 10-5A district championships at Waller high school on Feb. 10. The boys varsity dominated the field by winning 8 of the 14 weight classes and finishing ahead of the rest of the teams with 281 points. A&M Consolidated High School finished in 2nd with 205 points and Waller […]

Color guard places at Morton competition

The color guard started their competition season on Sat., Jan. 27 at Morton Ranch High School. The JV guard placed 2nd in their class, and the Varsity guard placed 3rd in their class. The Varsity earned a spot as a finalist at the Winter Guard International Houston Regional competition on Sat., Feb. 3, held at […]

Band members earn superior rating, advance to state contest

Band members competed at the UIL Region 8 Solo & Ensemble Contest Saturday at Consol. The following students received a 1st division “superior” rating for their performance. Additionally, the ones that are marked with an asterisk will advance to the State Solo & Ensemble Contest. Jasmine Esquivel – Flute Solo Tera Howell – Alto Sax […]

Game on: Soccer senior’s spirit helps score wins on, off field

Bright lights, goals, black and white checkered balls rolling across the grass. Senior Ryka Shea is in her element. As she passes the ball to the offense, she catches her breath and grins to herself. This is the place she loves to be: on the field with her teammates experiencing the type of adrenaline only a game can provide. Though Ryka always looks for a competitive edge, she also focuses on being positive on and off the field, recognizing that attitude can go a long way.

Greatest show on earth: Big top makes debut on big screen capturing audiences across country

Colorful lights, two-ton elephants balancing on small, round rubber balls, ferocious man-eating lions jumping through hoops, and trapeze artists flying and tumbling in the air ever so gracefully. All together to create the greatest show on earth. The Greatest Showman is an original musical about the origins of P. T. Barnum’s vision to create something new that would eventually become a worldwide phenomenon.

Wrestling season record improves to 27-4

The wrestling team competed at the Burger Center in Austin for its final meet of the season on Saturday. The boys team competed against host team Bowie High School and Lake Travis High School. The Vikings beat Bowie 45-25 and then beat Lake Travis 51-23 to bring their season record to 27-4. The entire team […]

Los Vikingos qualifies for state competition

The Mariachi Los Vikingos varsity and JV attended UIL Solo/Ensemble on Saturday, February 3. Both ensembles qualified to go to state mariachi on Feb. 23. Freshman Audrey Vestal will attend state for solo violin. Abby Terry also received a division one on a grade 1 viola solo.

Hammond Oliver hosts successful blood drive

With blood drive donations at an all-time low around the state due to the flu, Bryan High student and staff members met their goal of 76 successful donors during the blood drive on Thursday, January 25.        

Nine-nine problems but comedy ain’t one

Investigations, perpetrators, sirens, and drama: all essential components to the American cop show. On today’s television networks, shows like N.C.I.S. and C.S.I. dominate the police and crime genre, keeping up with the intense drama that surrounds the life of police officers, detectives, and other types of law enforcement. But what if the life of a cop wasn’t all intense interrogation scenes and old men brooding over cups of coffee and unbreakable cases? Fox’s Brooklyn Nine Nine broke the mold for the typical cop show when it was released in September 2013, trading in the same boring drama for comedy.

Senior ad information for 2017-2018 yearbook

If you are interested in purchasing a senior ad in this year’s yearbook, please click the link and download the form. Forms are also being mailed home this week. Senior Ad Form

TEA 16-17 report card

TEA BHS Report Card

Group offers aid to those in need of financial support

The Princess Project

UIL Academic team earns awards at contest

The UIL Academic team competed in the Brazos Valley Invitational meet on Sat. Jan. 20 at College Station High School. The following students took home awards. News Writing Abby Mendez – 2nd place Shannon Keyser – 3rd place Lucy Raleigh – 6th place Feature Writing Shannon Keyser – 4th place Lucy Raleigh – 5th place […]

YouTuber cooks up hit series with unique take on popular TV foods

In this new age of television and media, there are many breakout tv shows and social media superstars. Binging with Babish is a Youtube channel that combines both of those things, recreating foods from popular tv shows and movies like The Office, Friends, Harry Potter, and Matilda.

Choir students named to TMEA All-State Choir

Two choir members were named to the TMEA All-State Choir: junior Kayla Callen and senior Andres Reyna. This is the highest individual honor a high school choir student can receive. High school students selected to perform in the All-State concerts have competed through several levels of auditions beginning in the fall of 2017 to qualify […]

Second season stranger than first: Netflix original series continues to captivate audiences

CAUTION: Spoilers ahead!
Every nerd’s dream-show finally returned to Netflix for a second season, filled with “Dungeons and Dragons” references, telepathy, and my personal favorite-government conspiracies. If you haven’t guessed what show I’m referring to, then get out from under that metaphorical rock and watch Stranger Things. Season two of Stranger Things just came out and after watching it, I have so many questions.

Cheer squad advances to finals at State Championships

The cheer squad competed at the UIL Spirit State Championships in Fort Worth, Texas this weekend. They competed against over 60 other 5A D1 high schools from all across Texas. BHS Cheer advanced to finals as one of the top 20 teams in the state where they placed 14th overall.

Asking for help sign of strength, not weakness

If there is anything I’ve learned in life so far, it’s to keep going and to seek guidance when I need it, even when it was difficult to ask for help. Regardless of the situation. If I have a stupid question, if I am struggling with something, or if I don’t understand what is going […]

Gaming the system: Nintendo capitalizes on Pokemon franchise with Ultra

In a world where animals have the ability to beat up other animals for either survival or showing their love for their trainer, the world of Pokémon is full of wonder and curiosity. For a little over twenty years, the Nintendo franchise has been enjoyed by children and adults alike, giving them a sense of […]

Enjoyment, passion trump talent when finding a hobby

Natural talent is something continually praised, particularly in today’s society. “That kid’s a natural!” the announcers exclaim. “He was born with this ability!” Many times these “naturals” are lauded for what they can accomplish, but it is often second nature for them. While it is wonderful what they are capable of, it can sometimes discourage other people who do not have any natural talent in that area. Frequently, they end up quitting because they feel like no matter how hard they try, they will never match up to what the others are capable of doing.

Last chance to take senior pictures for the yearbook

Photo Texas Photography will be on campus Thursday, January 18 to do a quick shoot for any senior who hasn’t taken a picture for the yearbook yet. Students will be assigned a time and receive a pass to come down. If they have not taken a picture and do not receive a pass in the […]

Boys’ wrestling team wins at Snakebite Invitational

The boys wrestling team closed out 2017 in the Rio Grande Valley at Rio Grande City High School. On Saturday, Dec. 30 the team competed in the Snakebite Invitational. The team was missing four starters, but took control of the tournament early and never looked back. The boys won the tournament with 190 points which […]

New start, end time begins January 8

The attached bell schedule will begin on January 8 when students return for the spring semester. Schedule

Orchestra students earn region 8 guitar ensemble spots

Carlos Martinez & Fernando Chavarin made Region 8 Guitar ensemble. Carlos is first chair and Fernando is second chair.

HOSA members advanced out of area

Seven Hammond-Oliver students advanced out of the area round of the online testing portion of the HOSA meet. Jessica Garrett (RHS) – 1st out of 22 competitors in EMT Mallory McDonald (RHS) – 1st out of 22 competitors in EMT Alexis Fletcher (RHS) – 6th out of 34 competitors in Forensic Medicine Erwin Juarez-Munoz (RHS) […]

Band members earn honors at TMEA Region

The following students have earned a spot in one of the TMEA Region 8 Bands. They will perform with their respective ensembles on January 20 at Copperas Cove High School. Luke Hubacek, Alto Sax – 3rd Chair Symphonic Band Malcolm Moore, Tenor Sax – 1st Chair Concert Band Mason Cantrell, Trumpet – 2nd Chair Wind […]

Wrestling team takes wins at quad meet

The boys wrestling team picked up a pair of wins on Wednesday night at home where they hosted a quad with Willis, Cy-Ranch, and Rudder High School. The first match of the night was against Willis where the Vikings rolled to a 71-9 win. In the second match the team faced Cy-Ranch and the Vikings […]

Wrestling team places

The Viking wrestling team competed at the Capital Classic hosted by Austin ISD where the boys varsity team finished in 5th place out of 39 teams and the girls varsity finished in 12th place of 28 teams. The boys JV had 10 of the 11 entries place in the top 4. Individual medalist are listed […]

Senior pictures scheduled for Dec. 11, 12

Any senior who did not take a picture with Photo Texas in August needs to sign-up with Mrs. Dominy in room 6160 by Wednesday, Dec. 6. Seniors can do a yearbook only shot at no charge, or pay $15 for a full sitting which includes yearbook, cap & gown, formal, and causals. If you have […]

Senior package deadline extended

The senior package can be purchased by any senior and includes one prom ticket, one project graduation ticket, and one yearbook. The cost of the package is $105 and checks should be made payable to BHS Yearbook. If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Dominy at 979-209-2580 or via email at rebecca.dominy@bryanisd.org. In addition […]

2017 fall exam exemption information

Fall Exemption Information Also note that EOC tested courses can not be exempted during the fall.

Murder mystery: Thespians perform improv whodunit

Murder. A whodunit mystery presented by the theatre department shocked both the theatre group and the audience. Law and Hors d’oeuvres is an improv show put on by the thespian group in the Blue Bistro as a murder mystery dinner theatre. The show was done in an improv style, preventing even the cast from knowing who the murderer was beforehand.

Journalism students place at invitational

Journalism students competed in the MRC invitational UIL meet against 31 other teams. The following students won awards: Shannon Keyser – 2nd Place, Feature Writing and 5th Place, News Writing Abby Mendez – 2nd Place, Headline Writing Lucy Raleigh – 5th Place, Feature Writing Gail Finch – 5th Place, Editorial Writing

Fall 2017 semester exam schedule

BHS Fall 2017 Final Exam Schedule

New hobby is bees knees: Senior finds passion in beekeeping through 4-H spin club

Bees swarm around their white box home as they fly in and out working on their honeycomb. Senior Sydney Wilkinson enjoys the buzzing of bees as she maintains their home and helps foster a healthy atmosphere for them to live. What started as a way to meet a school requirement has transformed into a life-long passion while also helping the environment.

Band makes history, advances to state

The marching band competed in the 5A Area marching contest in Galena Park on October 28 where they advanced to the state contest held on Wednesday, November 8 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

Wrestling falls to Seven Lakes

The wrestling team competed against Seven Lakes High School from Katy last nigh and dropped their opener 33-42. Pins were earned by: 120 Larry Duron 170 JaMarcus Thomas 182 Monyell Nutall Wins were earned by: 113 Andres Gonzalez 145 David Frazier 285 Kevin Duron Desirae Campos won by pin For the JV boys: Pins were […]

Get your head in the game: Senior leads team both on court, academically

The pristine shine of polished hardwood, crowds screaming “Defense!”, coaches yelling for players to watch the ball, and only 30 seconds left on the clock. For senior Wade McGregor, this is the atmosphere that pushes and inspires him to keep coming back to the game he loves to play.

Swinging into action: Girls drive golf team toward successful season

They look down the green with narrowed eyes to block out the sun’s glare. After adjusting the clubs in their hands, they mentally calculate the distance and the amount of force they must swing to get a tiny ball over 300 yards across a field while avoiding water hazards, sand traps, and trees while taking into account the wind. Becoming more confident, they swing, and the balls fly away through the air. For sophomore Skye Faldyn and senior Ellie Conrad, this has become natural.

Taking it to the hoop: Senior posts up in leadership role on team

Working one’s way up to the top requires hard word, dedication, time, effort, and patience. When a sophomore earns their spot on a varsity team, the style of play changes. It’s faster, it’s harder, it’s more aggressive, and it’s overwhelming, but as the seasons pass, the player gains experience and that sophomore who was overwhelmed now leads the team. Senior Charnell Gibson has experienced this in basketball, starting out on the JV team as a freshman and then as a sophomore on varsity. She was immersed in the change of pace and is now leading the charge on the court.

Helping others heal: Focus shouldn’t just be on US during natural disasters

Since early September, it seems like the US has been ravaged by natural disaster. Our home state was hit by hurricane Harvey, Florida was hit by hurricane Irma, California has been razed by massive wildfires, and more recently a storm developed off the east coast named hurricane Jose. However, a lot of people disregard natural disasters outside of the United States. Such as Puerto Rico, which was hit by Hurricane Maria.

New spin on medical drama leaves audiences rushing to the operating room

“We need an O.R quick! Nurse hand me a 10 blade please, patient’s in cardiac arrest! We’re losing them!” We’ve listened to these medical phrases through series after series on the television screen. One would think Americans would be sick and tired of rewatching the same storyline play over and over again, but a new medical drama The Good Doctor has added a new twist to the story.

Seniors create asphalt masterpieces to showcase personality, creativity, aspirations

For the past three years, seniors have spent the last days of summer vacation painting their parking spots. Senior parking spots have become a tradition, and the parking spots reflect the passions and interests of each student.
Seniors Lina Rice, Matthew Edge, and Maddie Giles each painted their spots themselves and look at them as representations of who they are as individuals.

Forty minutes to win it: Junior wins at 4-H national food competition

One basket, a few ingredients, 40 minutes on the clock. With all of these things, a team of three to five members must create a dish, a cost analysis, a list of its nutritional value, and present the final dish to a panel of judges. Through Texas 4-H, junior Hannah Czajkowski has been given the opportunity to compete in the 4-H Food Challenge and even make it as far as the State 4-H Food Challenge Contest, and winning the National 4-H Food Challenge Contest in October with two other team members.

Girls golf team performs well at Halloween invitational

The girls’ golf team traveled to Hutto on Tuesday, October 31 to play in the Hutto Halloween Invitational. The tournament was made of 121 girls from the Central Texas area. Senior Laura Gonzalez, sophomore Skye Faldyn, and freshman Samantha Alfaro Martinez participated in the event. The girls faced strong winds and cold temperatures throughout the […]

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Not saved by the bell: Learn from past mistakes for fresh start

“No regrets” was my motto last year, and I lived by that. Now that I look back on it, I regret getting C’s and D’s in my classes. I regret lying to all the teachers when I skipped to hang out with my friends. Those people I used to skip with aren’t even my friends anymore. I’ve come to ask myself: “what was the point?” I didn’t gain anything from slacking I did in my classes, even when I did go to them.

Unlocking music genres for masses: Piano Guys use 88 keys to create musical masterpieces

As I scroll down the web page full of music I am supposed to listen to in my lab time for piano, I come across one video that looks like it could be interesting and click it. After a few seconds of watching it, I quickly become fascinated in the music and the skill of the people performing. What’s more, I vaguely recognize the pop song these people are playing but soon quickly realize that there is classical music blended into it. When the video is finished playing, a name pops up across the top of the screen: The Piano Guys. My only thought is this is so different than anything else I’ve ever watched or listened to before. I wasn’t the only one with this fascination. All over the world, millions of people have felt the same way I did, leading the group to receive invitations to prestigious places and events such as Carnegie Hall and the presidential inauguration.

Swim team wins boys, girls duel meet

The Viking boys and girls swimming and Diving team both won dual meet victories against Huntsville Thursday night at the Bryan Aquatic Center. The girls edged Huntsville for the win by a score of 128-126. Individual event winners were Rebecca Hutchinson in the 200 Individual Medley and 100 Breastroke, K’Lee Rudd in the 500 freestyle […]

Feeling so empty, nothing left to give

There is a powerful quote in the workout and school world that states: “Your mind will quit a thousand times before your body ever will”? While that is true for some people, what happens when you’re so motivated that your body gives up first, yet your mind tells you to keep going, to keep pushing – even when that’s not the best option? How do you combat that? How do you listen to your body? How do you give yourself a day off when you’re in constant fight mode to become better and outwork everyone?

Viking theatre performs murder mystery event

Viking theatre will host a dinner theatre on November 6 and 7. This year event will be a parody of Law & Order and where the audience has to solve the crime. There will also be special performances by the Jazz Orchestra, Shy-Anne’s, and a few soloists from choir. The menu consists of hors d’oeuvres, […]

Ice ice baby: Winter Olympics dominates mainstream summer games

From blades on ice to skis on snow, the Olympic Winter games is more entertaining to me than the Summer Olympics. It could be because of my emotional attachment to them and the nostalgic value they hold, but they will always melt my cold and frozen heart every time I have a chance to watch them.

Trunk or Treat for Hurricane Relief

Viking Theatre will host a trunk or treating event on Saturday, October 28 from 5-8 pm in the BHS Fine Arts parking lot. Admission = 5 canned goods per person Flier Information

Grow-up, clean-up, show respect

If you’ve ever walked through the cafeteria after the last lunch, you’ve noticed trash littering the floors that were clean right before the stampede of students came through. This is unacceptable in any school, much less a high school full of teenagers who are more than capable of depositing the leftover remains of their lunch […]

Cross Country runner advanced to region

Freshman Kaitlyn Asher advanced to region by placing 8th in the girls’ varsity race at the district meet held on Thursday, October 12 at the Texas A&M Equestrian Center. Other individual finishers included Brendan Mack who earned 13th in the varsity boys’ race and Rossy Esquivel who earned 13th in the girls’ JV race. The […]

UIL Academic Informational

Ice Cream Informational

Underclassmen Retakes

Picture retakes are scheduled for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students on Tuesday, October 31. Pictures will take place in room 6158 for any student who missed pictures or would like to purchase pictures.

Orchestra students to perform at region

Thirty-four orchestra students traveled to Temple High School to audition for region 8 orchestra on Saturday. Eight Bryan students make the Region String Orchestra and will perform at the region clinic/concert on Dec. 9th at Baylor University. Kimberly Lamb – Violin (1st Chair) Madison Potts – Violin Samantha Cruz – Violin Fiona Mikeal – Violin […]

Boys’ swim team defeats Consol at duel meet

The boys’ swim team defeated A&M Consolidated, 147-136 while the girls’ team fell by a score of 164-121 Thursday night at the Bryan Aquatic Center. First place swimmers and divers from Bryan include K’Lee Rudd (200 Individual Medley and 1 meter Diving), Selah Pilkington (50 Freestyle), Ayden Ayers (1 meter Diving and 100 backstroke), and […]

Two Viking cheerleaders earn All-American honors at summer camp

The lights overhead, the crowd cheering, the team pushing for another win – Friday night lights are in full swing. All of this may seem overwhelming, but for senior cheerleaders Jada Moody and Hannah Broussard, it’s the most exciting part of their week. Before the squad could take the field for the season, they attended […]

Leading the pack: Junior steps up in leadership role with cross country team

The alarm sounds. It’s 5AM, and the only option is to wake up and get to practice. So they pushes themselves out of bed, get ready, and beats the sun to the horizon. Day after day. This is the ritual of the cross country team, 56 members who have been undaunted by the early morning practices. With such a big team, team captain junior Nick Defoy has taken charge and became a leader on the team in practice, at meets, and in the classroom.

Cross country team places at Weimar High School Invitational

The cross country team competed Sat., Sept. 30 at Weimar High School against 18 teams. The girls varsity team placed 6th overall, with Kaitlyn Asher earning 9th as an individual. The boys varsity team placed 2nd overall, with Brendan Mack earning 4th, De’Arse Howard earning 13th and Oswalsdo Diaz earning 19th individually; The JV girls […]

Swim team places at Tomball meet

The swim team placed fourth overall at the Tomball ISD Kick-Off Invitational on Sat., Sept. 30. The team was led by first place finishes from Elizabeth Tag in the 100 Breaststroke and Joel Coppernoll in the 500 Freestyle. Other female swimmers who placed in the top 8 were: K’Lee Rudd in the 100 Backstroke(4th) and […]

Sophomore digs position on volleyball team, contributes to team success

Varsity sports are frequently dominated by upperclassmen who have both the skill level and experience to eclipse younger players, but sometimes a young player demonstrates the ability to earn their spot on the team.