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

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.

‘Bear’ing weight on offense: Senior lineman to play at Baylor University

High school athletes await the day where the college of their dream signs them to play the sports they’ve spent years of their life working to perfect their best abilities, while playing games almost every Friday night against teams that might be bigger and stronger, and keeping that drive and school spirit in mind with every yard line crossed. Senior Ylijaah Hall is experiencing that after Baylor University signed him to play football next season.

School shines on STAAR: High school earns distinctions for fourth consecutive year

This year, Bryan High met standard according to the state by earning five out of the seven possible distinctions the state can award a school for the fourth year in a row.

50 years of dance: Shy-Annes celebrate anniversary year with reunion, traditions

Half a century. The Golden Anniversary. Decades of dedication, school spirit, and the art of dancing, make up the Shy-Annes drill team. This year the team looks to celebrate fifty years with a breakfast, homecoming performance, and spring show involving present and past Shy-Anne members. Over 100 former members will be recognized on the field […]

#tellthestory: Superintendent fosters listening, learning, loving

Dr. Christie Whitbeck walks down the hallway at Bryan High School, just one of more than twenty schools under her supervision. She excels at troubleshooting and has an air of confidence about her – it comes with the job. But she also carries a story. A story unique to her which pushes her. One that involves the passing of both her husband and her son. One that has pushes her to listen – to listen to the stories of the employees who answer to her and the students she serves because she knows they matter.

Classic comic book finds new life as teen drama series

With cinematic universes like Marvel and DC, it’s evident that this particular genre is popular, and as someone who enjoys these movies and shows, I never thought I would find anything else like them. Now enter Riverdale, a spin-off of the classic Archie Comics. The serious tone of the show sets it apart from the light-hearted comics and immerses the viewer into the world of teenaged drama. The show opens with the death of the town’s golden boy, Jason Blossom, and the arrival of the new girl, Veronica Lodge. Upon these circumstances, the town is sent into a turmoil, slowly unraveling Riverdale’s darkest secrets.

See You at the Pole scheduled for Wednesday

See You at the Pole will take place Wednesday, September 27 at the Silver Campus flag pole. It will begin at 7:30 and last until the first bell. This will be a time for students to get together to sing, listen, and pray for the students and teacher at our school. If you would like […]

Keep options open: Students should consider both in, out of state colleges

Juniors and seniors are getting ready for the most stressful time in their young lives. Deciding on where they want to attend for college. The moment in life where they must choose the next path to walk down on in life after high school. It is a subject that many of us would rather avoid, though there is a few who actually look forward to it. As students begin to make their selection and wade through the never-ending list of colleges they believe will best suit them, there’s an issue that sometimes pops up. Do they leave home to experience a new form of independence at an out-of-state school, or stay closer to home at an in-state school and have the benefit of family and friends close by? At first glance, out-of-state can seem pretty scary, but it might not be as bad as it’s made out to be.

Movie shines light on Civil Rights issues, provides varying perspectives

History is taught in many different ways and these ways provide different perspectives of each event. Though it may seem that we know everything there is to know about our world; it is most definitely true (yet hard to admit) that we do not. We isolate ourselves from some of the most impacting events in history. One event that never made it into history books, and was kept a secret by the people who didn’t witness it, was a riot that took place in the heart of Detroit, Michigan. That is until August 4, 2017 when Detroit came out in theaters and provided the world with a secret event that changed the perspective of the social reform movement.

A foot above the rest: Standard system measures up to scrutiny

I have had many different math and science teachers throughout the years, but nearly all of them have made the same claim: the standard system is ridiculous and America should switch to the metric system. The standard system is the units of measurement such as inches and Fahrenheit that are used in the United States, and the metric system uses measurements like centimeters and Celsius and is used in the rest of the world. Every time I hear this claim, I flinch internally. What did all these people have against the standard system? Why would we use it so much if it was completely impractical? Perhaps I was a bit over-attached to the standard system since I grew up with it, and the metric system really was easier to make calculations with…did I have an unreasonable loyalty? Though I had my doubts, as I have grown up and progressed through school, I have discovered many merits of the standard system over the metric.

Baby Driver’s soundtrack provides two hour getaway

I’m not really a fan of action movies. I’ve never really liked the explosions and loud surround sound screeching of tires on pavement and bullets shooting through glass, or the cruelty of the antagonist in a cliche situation in which the female lead is taken hostage. Over the summer I saw a movie that was an exception to that. Baby Driver is a crime-action film from director Edgar Wright who also brought the world movies like Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World adaptation.

Web-slinging disaster: Homecoming not an event to remember

This summer Spider-Man: Homecoming came out in theaters as Hollywood’s love for sequels continues to earn money. Over the years, there have been a total of seven Spiderman movies. Being the superhero fan that I am, I decided to watch this one in theaters. Although the main character Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is very attractive, I still didn’t enjoy the movie like I did the others.

Walk mile in service: Students should experience industry to understand challenges of job

The US Census found in 2013, 1 in 4 high schoolers work part-time jobs during the school year. Many of these jobs are in customer service, whether it’s in the fast food industry, a restaurant, a grocery store, or any other positions that deals with people, and helping customers get what they want or need.

Effort required to improve mind, body, soul

Community service: a necessary evil for embellishing college applications and resumes, or even for impressing your peers and parents. Of course, community service isn’t all bad. In the International Baccalaureate (IB) program students are required to participate in Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS). It sounds like a lot to deal with, and sometimes it truly is. Keeping up with weekly logs, reflections, and evidence can be tedious on top of all of my other assignments, but CAS has helped me stay committed to a task and taught me how to record events for me to reflect on later. It has also highlighted how both the person receiving and the person giving benefit from the act.

Senior panoramic schedule for Sept. 12

Seniors will take the panoramic on Tuesday, September 12 at 9:45. Price Packages: $25.00 – Panoramic $35.00 – Large Laminated Panoramic & One Medium Panoramic $45.00 – Large Laminated Panoramic, One Medium Panoramic, and One Medium ’18 Formation Please be sure to bring payment to purchase and receive your photographs on: Wednesday, September 13 during […]