• Mental illness affects students’ social, school lives

    Mental illness affects students’ social, school lives

    Olivia Herzog, Editor-in-Chief

    May 23, 2016

    It seems like a normal day in class as students around you do independent work and participate in class discussion. With no warning, the teacher calls on you to answer a question, and you start to panic. Suddenly, you are unable to speak. Your breathing gets quick and shallow; you feel intense pa... READ MORE »»

    Artwork by Noah Wehr

  • Stressed out

    Stressed out

    Olivia Herzog, Editor-in-Chief

    April 7, 2016

    Students arrive at school in a rush, poorly dressed and sipping coffee to make up for their lack of sleep the night before. They nervously take their seats and can do nothing but hope that their last-minute cramming will suffice and result in at least a passing grade on this major exam. Stress ... READ MORE »»

  • Thinking ahead

    Thinking ahead

    Olivia Herzog, Editor-in-Chief

    February 18, 2016

    Seniors return from winter break with smiles and college acceptance letters, but their feelings of success are quickly stifled with worries of their ability to handle the level of stress and difficult changes that college may bring and that high school has not prepared them for. Freshman, sophomores... READ MORE »»

    Junior Jake Keinarth spends some free time in the College and Career Center studying and familiarizing himself with the SAT. He will take the test and assess his college readiness at some point in the near future.

    Olivia Herzog

  • High Score

    High Score

    Olivia Herzog, Editor-In-Chief

    January 4, 2016

    Trying to look past the long, stressful school day, some students return to their homes and immediately turn on an Xbox to become absorbed into the fictional and imaginary worlds that video games provide. This season, new and highly-anticipated video games have become a main topic of conversation.... READ MORE »»

    Seniors Noah Ghormley and Brandon Batot discuss strategies to use in their favorite game, "Summoner's War," and use their free time during off periods and lunch to play.

    Olivia Herzog

  • Students in all extra-curricular activities now subject to random drug testing

    Students in all extra-curricular activities now subject to random drug testing

    Olivia Herzog, Editor-in-Chief

    November 10, 2015

    A UIL academics competitor pays close attention in AP calculus class to help further their knowledge of mathematics in preparation for their upcoming academic meet. Just as the teacher begins a new discussion, the student is abruptly pulled out of the classroom for a random drug test. The district’s... READ MORE »»

    Students in all extracurricular activities must now sign a form agreeing to random drug testing.

    Olivia Herzog

We Asked, You Said:

Tori Carnahan, Sports Editor

One of the most important goals students in high school want to achieve is to get into the college of their choice. College is one of the most important parts in a person’s...  Read More »

May 26, 2016 • 0 comments

Summer Plans

Naomi Falcon, Reporter

Summer is a time of relaxation, fun, freedom and of course, plans for each student. Two months may seem short, but memories will remain and new ones will be remade when re...  Read More »

May 23, 2016 • 0 comments

ISS teacher joins staff

Michelle Gonzalez, Reporter

In a cold, chilly room, silence is golden to ISS teacher Brooke Heckman as she begins her first experience as an ISS teacher. “I became an ISS teacher to get my foot i...  Read More »

May 23, 2016 • 0 comments

AP testing numbers increase by half

May 23, 2016

Wet spring challenges students to stay dry between classes

May 23, 2016

Hewitt departs for job at central office

May 23, 2016

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Adult Coloring Books: A Relief for Stress

Naomi Falcon, Reporter

Coloring has always been thought of as a children’s activity but seeing the pages of an adult coloring book can change the individual's mind. The many lines to color and completed pages on Google show the eye-popping cre...  Read More »

April 11, 2016 • 0 comments

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Hair Trends

Rebecca Maxwell, Reporter

This spring, many new fashion trends are already apparent, especially in hair color. Hair trends are one of the most fun to stay up to date on. For girls, darker browns are becoming more popular altho...  Read More »

May 26, 2016 • 0 comments

New iOS 9 Update Offers New Features

May 26, 2016

Fashion: Boys’ hairstyles

April 11, 2016

Fashion: Jackets make statement, keep out cold

February 11, 2016

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  • Thumbs Up Thumbs Down

      Thumbs Up: No school Family trips and vacations Perfect swimming weather shorter nights/sleeping in Perfect for snocones...

  • Rant and Raves

    Rant- Something that really gets to me are those clingy couples in the hallway who just can’t get enough of each other.  Just walking to class is a...

  • Editor Finds Place on Staff

    High school is an interesting thing. For me, it has brought on both the best and the worst times of my life. Joining the newspaper staff at this schoo...

  • You know what really grinds my gears?

    You know what really grinds my gears?

  • Thumbs Up/ Thumbs Down

    As spring approaches and the seasons begin to change, there are disadvantages and advantages that come with it. This is the perfect kind of weather to...

  • Stress rises as the end of the year draws closer

    Stress rises as the end of the year draws closer

  • It’s Your Say

    “BHS has been preparing me for college by giving me a chance to take college classes and gives me a way to practice college style note taking.” ...

  • Rigorous courses prepare students for college

    With graduation just around the corner, many students are preparing for the next stage in their lives. Whether it is an underclassman getting ready to...

  • Valentines Day

    As February approaches, many students have their valentines dates in mind. For some students, Valentine's Day is exciting and something they can look ...

  • Teens, parents must monitor gaming

    The year is 1977. The second generation of gaming systems has produced one of the most popular game consoles, the Atari 2600. Games such as Pac-Man ar...

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