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District realigns to move to smaller UIL division

Emma Raleigh May 21, 2013

At the beginning of the 2012 -2013 academic year, the Board of Trustees discussed Bryan High School’s move from 5A to 4A. In February, the board constructed a committee to redraw the attendance zones...

Bored with boards, pinners lose interest, focus on needed improvements

Emma Raleigh May 8, 2013

Organization makes us feel in control. When everything is in its place, the world just seems happier. Sorting, sifting, and maybe even pinning all help us feel accomplished and organized. At least that’s...

Musician in disharmony measures decisions, pursues passion

Emma Raleigh May 6, 2013

“Music is really the only thing I see myself doing, I can’t see myself doing anything else. But the only problem is that I’m doing two things.” You don’t choose your passion, your passion chooses...

Gossip Girl, not a secret how good it is

Emma Raleigh April 17, 2013

“Gossip girl here, your one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite.” I never thought I would hear these words without laughing. I mean, Gossip Girl, really? The name sounded...

Overcoming obstacles: Teacher turns tragedy into triumph

Emma Raleigh February 22, 2013

“My mom told them I would live,” world history teacher Patricia Bailey-Jones said. “She told me she didn’t believe God woke me up and brought me out of that burning house just to let me come to...

Dreams transform into nightmares as expectations falter

Emma Raleigh January 30, 2013

I dreamed a dream that when one of the world’s most famous musicals came to the big screen, I would be blown away. I feel guilty for not loving the Golden Globe winning, critically acclaimed Les Miserables...

College a time for new experiences, not more of the same

Emma Raleigh November 12, 2012

The past 12 years of school have led us to this moment: your senior year. The days of naptime are long gone, and soon we wave goodbye to the familiar friday night lights. The next steps will most likely...

Involvement critical to country’s progress

Emma Raleigh October 23, 2012

“Who are you voting for?” It’s a question that some teens answer with excitement and fervor, while others choose to ignore the question altogether. What teens don’t seem to understand is the importance...

Principles, standard raised with new principal

Emma Raleigh September 27, 2012

“A hero is a person who helps someone else. He is always there for me. He never lets me down.” In the eyes of a child, few things mean more to them than their hero. Principal Lamond Dean’s son’s...

TAP program improves teacher, student advancement

Emma Raleigh April 16, 2012

The Teacher Advancement Program, TAP, focuses on teacher improvement in order to help students succeed in their classes. TAP has been implemented in other schools within Bryan ISD for years, and this past...

Fans stunt artists’ growth through selfish acts

Emma Raleigh March 22, 2012

Musicians have never been able to gain more exposure than now with the use of the internet. Websites and social networks such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr have made it possible for some artists...

Teacher’s travels impact classroom

Emma Raleigh March 7, 2012

At an average high school, you may not expect to meet someone who’s traveled the world, but French teacher Tara Bailey takes her first-hand experiences from traveling and uses them to open her students’...

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