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papular with the high school crowd. Former Chicago resident and current Bryan High student Kathy Krol says there is less emphasis on alcohol in Chicago among teenagers and therefore, teens don't generally attend the bars serving alcohol. "l was suprised that clubs here allowed people under 21, because in Chicago lbey really check lO's-no one under 2.1 is allowed," Krol said.
Hicksville, the fun your friends are probably having by now, so you
what any self-respecting
mom and dad's cat would do.
Krol added that many special
events such as fairs, music festivals and plays provide entertainment continuous,
is the worst ...oh no!...they're stopping at the historical marker up ahead! Whert will you get back to civilization and the where there's never anything to do?
On a smaller scale, Bryan/College Station is unable to provide many of these acLivities that would seemingly solve the problem. Afcw things such as teen clubs and community
Rob and Judy have been
many more options and choices than the older generations have. Just be-
centers have been tried, but have never quite caught on in popularity. So, Rob and Judy's problem is not as easily solved as if would seem. What then, can be done to keep teens from sitting around with Aunt Myrtle Parchecsi and Uncle Bob playing Saturday on any given
out for two years and every Friday
same question comes up-
what can we do tonight? Does this dilemma sound famili~for most Bryan-College Station teenagers, the same options arise every single weekend: bowling, skating, movies, erc., etc., etc. Many people would think that living in a college town would offer-even really true? Approximately do you participate 20 students were in on the weekasked the question, "What activities ends?" The results show that the majority of these students prefer college-type activities such as dance such as bowling clubs, yell practice, etc., over high sehooltypeactivuies or skating. Some students feel that these reo suits show Lhat B-eS teenagers arc growing up too fast because they live in a college town, while others feel that their weekend activities depend largely upon their friends. Still others feel the change in entertainment is due to otherfactors. that because of techguarantee-a variety of options. but is this
cause theoptions areavailable though, doesn't mean that they are mentally
or emotionally ready for the responsibilities lhatgoalongwith of entertainment," Selcer said. The influence of Texas A&M University on the weekends of local teenagers is tremendous. Because of the university, teenagers have access to clubs and college activities that would not be readily available in a town without the college influence. Perhaps as evidence of this, the Texas Alcholjc Beverage Commission (TAB C) handed out S72 MTP's in the Brazos Valley during the last calendar year. T ABC agent Mike StaDonahoo said the majority of these were issued in Bryan/College lion. In other towns and cities, the focus of weekend activities alternative entertainment differs greaUy. For example, in Chicago, an is offered and serve newer forms teacher Mary
night, or at the other extreme, partying with Biff and Buffy at the Tri Della Tri toga luau and being hauled home courtesy of the Brazos County SheriJl's Department? Could it be that teenagers simply want to grow up faster and experience new activities geared for their lege-age counterparts
Perhaps the city councils of both communities should be challenged to look for ways to keep the teenagers happy yet safe.
in many ways, are
the reflection of the community and its standards. It's time someone took notice. --contribullng to this story were Sarah Hall, Zone Morse, Angie Cooper. Sabrina Court, Mandy Dover, Robln Pope. Oralia Herrerra, and Amy Schmiedeke
in the form of "Juice Bars,"'which cater to 15-21 year aids non-atcohofic drinks. These Juice Bars are extremely
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BY ADRIAN FLORES Taking a liberal view of the Constitution could very well be a solution to some of the problems America faces right now, or least clear up a few disputes. If one were to take a literal interpretation on the whole freedom of speech thing, that ,would mean that anyone could say whatever they darn well pleased, whenever they felt the urge. So, in other words, one could rip to shreds another person andlor subject with absolutely no respect. To take away someone else's right in order to pursue your own rights needs a few limitations. People have argued thatthe Ku Klux Klan has every right to exist and voice their views. I also have the right to choose not to hear their backwards ideas, but if an annual KKK barbecue is held in the town square, I think that maybe my rights might be trampled. It isn't always just a question of how to approach the Constitution, but also a matter of instilling a few morals bere and there. A strict following still might not be the answer. One can't always follow somethirlg to the extreme correctness because somewhere alongJthe line itjust isn't going to float. No law is perfectly laid down and is 100% correct. If so, then we wouldn't have the problems we have now. It is stated that everyone has the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. If someone's pursuit of happiness depends on the invasion of someone else's, there has to be a restriction. Naturally, the si.tuations are going to require separate decisions because not every incident is the same. People are often afraid to even listen to someone try to explain what it is they think needs reform because they automatically brand questioning the Consrimition "Un-American" and therefore, communist which ~ be horrible. If anything is considered a break from the norm it's automatically "communist" which isn't always the case. We've always been taught that our government is the best and all others are wrong. That's not necessarily true and neither is the concept of Communism nearly as horrible and death inducing as we've been progra.rpmeJi ~. ~~eve., Qpe,,-~ndedn~ss can sO\Jle~, I I P I ., I I times.!qd tD'bettel! solutions or I~t lel\d,he!p'i~~ I j • J ( } 11 JI I hahd: ., r I J I r J I· II I r : I: 1I • I: !l i 1 \;! 1 ,,. :'J i j r . I 11 • : I: i J , it! ",,1:1 ;1" Thomas Jefferson is know as the father of our Constitution. People say if Jefferson was living today he would rewrite the Constitution. It is also said that people are taking advantage of the Constitution. This, is not true. All people want to do is to change the Constitution so it will benefit them more than it will anybody else. Take the 2 Live Crew incident concerning certain lyrics in a rap they composed. The government censored their album for anyone under the age of eighteen, The Constitution states there is not to be any censorship. The Constitution states there is freedom of speech, but the government denied 2 Live Crew of their freedom. So does this mean that the Constitution only applies to certain people or just certain things? Are there any limits to how far our constitutional rights can proceed? If so, why didn't Jefferson say anything about who the Constitution referred to? Actually, he did It says the Constitution applies to everyone. It also states
that we have therightto bear arms, In some states
~eDCly 10Penascola,Flori4aa pro..life;shotand killed. clocto.: 'Who performed abortions, bn't it a nUle ironk'thitlOmcone. 'who figbt. to' preserve lives would take one awayT .' •~ The abortion i sue seems to have taken I.new luI'lL Insteadoffigbtiog for the right for a baby 10be bom or for women to be Ibldo control tbeir bedies it bu become a fight On a playground for a bunch' litCle kids.. Apparently no one seems to care about the issues tbat origin"ly sparked tbe whole controversy, but instead are usiog it as a decision maker on which Rlf-righteous group will prevail over the olber. No lo.nger are the feelings ofthe mother oflbe child put into cmuideratioD. Atf;rst. both tbe Pro-lirers and tbe Pro-choicen seemed to ,,·.ot to provide opron. and comfort (or those in trouble. However, now it seem thlt tbe two groups are using these people 81 pawns in an emotiooal glIDe of chess. Both sides 5Ctin mOR: concemed about "Winning the Game" than about tbe credibmty of the pros and aiDS presented bY' either organization. The morals that were first quemon.ed about abortion seem to have taken a backbumer to the moral. that are being used to abolage the otber ide. II's time to either drop the game or start piaying all fair as you want the laws to be.
..... Norseman Editorial Board ,
Courts need tOI start cODl1icting criminal, not innocent teenagers
it is illegal to carry a gun into the state. Some people think that taking a liberal view of the Constitution will solve some of today's problems. Really, if you stop and take a look, it is the source of the problem. By not taking the proper actions with one thing, will most likely lead you to do this more often. It is like the old saying: "Give 'em an inch and they'll take a mile."
The First Amer1dmcnt says we all have the
Is there something wrong with a judiciary system when criminals are free to roam the streets because the courts are all tied up with tedious little cases? There must be something a little bit wrong because this happens today. While the courts should be convicting some hardened criminal, they choose to prosecute some innocent high school student for ...overdue library material. Dayou know who that could be? While the courts spend the people's tax dollars on a tedious case like this, some hooligan is out there, free to commit more crimes. Even though this is a waste of tax mOney, the courts are taking
a case like this to trial. A case like this is just so hard to believe, but according to a judge this is done quite often. So, no one really knows bow many tax dollars are wasted on other similar cases like this. There are probably other ways to handle this sort of case than to take it to court Why can't the "criminal" just pay the $75 fine and returning the overdue item? That would seem much easier than dragging it in front of a judge . Something really needs to be done about things like this that wastetax dollars. Thatmoneycould be used for more constructive things in the community than prosecuting someone with overdue library material.
freedom of speech. This means we have have the right to say whatever we want or the right not to say anything at all. However, if'you were court
and want to use your right and Dot say
anything in your defense, which is perfectly legal, you would be held in'contempt of court ..Is this not an example of how one thiog leads to another?
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BY SHARYLE CRAIN Remember back in the good 01' days when drugs were only taken for illness, marriage was forever. and sex was taboo? Yes, those were the dayswhen Leave it to Beaver, The Pard ,.>:;< 1 dUD tri gerami)" an nappy ays minutes to Jock up. They have to were hip, and almost everyone lock the back door, side door (if wanted to be a part of the "All you have one), garage, make sure American Family." all the windows are secure, and Well, quit dreaming about then when they finally get to the those days. They arejust a thing of fror\~door, they have to lock three the past. Now we are moving on to different types of deadbolts. bigger and better things. .Wouldn't you hate to lose those They are definitely bigger.But keys? " are they really better? Think about And that is just one of the . b erore you m ak eanysnappyan d many examples I could give you. It s: rash decisions. While I'm on the war path, let Putting aside the convenience me just mention another example of all our modem equipment, are of how our society has changed for all the changes really, orth it? the worse. I'll be the first 10 adnnt the Marriage. It's not a hard conmodem conveniences we have to- cept. Marriages were something day are wonderful, evena blessing. that was sacred. Youjust didn't get But are the changes that came with hitched because you thought it them really worth the trouble? might be fun. Now we have 24 I don't think that the U.S. hour marriage services. It's like a should hibernate from society, I'm fast food restaurant-drive up, just trying to say that we really place your order, and boom, you're .. don't have to live like hoodlums all the time. , Takecrime.forjnstance.Back . in the good 01' days people could leave their house without· locking the door. Now a person can't even 80 across the street without locking up. It takes a person twenty
the exact expression I would use. , All of us have known at least Day aftor day we go through one person who has this smell that the same routine: - get up, take a just tantalizes you. This is not to sbower, get ~ come to scl1ool, say that the smell that luke has and of course, go to those ever-so- tantalizes me or anything, Isimply lovely six clas~cs with a 'O-minute happen to like the way Luke smells. break for ludch. What a fulfilled I Other smells I find rather atlife we studbnts leadl tnictive are the smell of roses, grass As an added bonus to my day, freshly moistened by rain, ObesI add one more thing to my ever so sion for men, Realities by Liz exciting routine: sniffing my friend Claibomeand many more, but those are all the one's I wish to name! Luke's clothes. • Have you ever noticed that for Ok, by this time I've probably 'everylikethcreisadislike;jus~like freaked out abeut half of you that are reading this column. but don't for every point there is a counter worry-Pm not a freak or anything. point? The same holds true for It is just thardertain smells attract smells. me and luKe's "clothes seem to carry A few of the smells dislike One of~ attrhttin.g smclls.'Nuff' are: said! Cigarette smoke What's. the smell you ask? I Cooking liver (yukI!!) Well. if you have ever smelled Dirty baby diapers Cooking Menudo acombination of Downy and Gain, then you know that even alone ...an d many more. So the next time you and your these are some of the best smelling friends get together and find you laundry detergents and softeners you can use". but when you put have nothing to do, (this would those two together. Wow! come in handy as a good conversaHave you ever heard of the tien startcr)start talking aboot some shampoo Gee YOI" Hair Smells of the smells you find interesting. Terrific? Well take out the Hair You might be surpised to find out and put in Clothes and you've got what smells some of your friends like or dislike.
Thi~gs pleasing to the nose Bring back the days of morals and values
BY LORElTAARISPE married, And with every kind of disease you can think of running around, even if you're married, yay still can't be safe. Sometimes I just have to stop and ask myself Gosh where is everyone's morals?(Probably in a gutter). Don't gel me wrong, I'm not trying. to sound prudish, butreal!y, when are some of these people going to stop? When you think about the situali on, it's really scary. If it has gotten this badjust since the 50's, ji11a~lne'how 'it's going to be in another 30 years? I'm sorry, but then again, maybe I'm not. I truly don't want my kids growing up in this disruptive kind of an environment. It's getting so bad in some arcas that it's not even safe to go to the mailbox anymore. Okay, so maybe I'm exaggerating just a bit. But it is really horrible to think how the morals and values of the people in our country have dramaticallydcclined from a few years back.
One of the small pleasures in life, riding a "Yellowdog"
BY TARA DAYTON It's that time of the day again when [ put my life on the line in the name of school transportation.Yep, it's 3: 15 p.m. and time to make my way down to the old herding station ...aJias THE BUS STOP. Aftertherushtomydelapidated locker to grab my ancient history book. J join the southward migration to~e ~\fs stop. Along the w~y', I pass the Juoky goobers who get; picked up by their folks. " I'm \l.t ~'t:ius stop now, stand-L ing around with' the other dweeb~ I who have to rely on yellow dogs, because our parents don't love us (enter th~ clp~d psychologist). We try'to appear intelligent. and some of us have been practicing this so long that we actually look like we've got a bit of sense. But don't be fooled-most of us wouldn't be; iJb.le to find our w'_y. home if the bus didn't drop us offin front of it.. . . ... The weiners arrive, and one by
one I watch my fellow yellowdoggers disappear. Just when I begin to think that I'm going to have to walk the two miles home, my toileton-wheels pulls up ...whooppeedoo. I shove and squeeze my way through the suffocating herds of cows who have the same idea in mind .. getting a seat. To those who are unfortunate enough to .miss out I 6~!l1 ofthls. fun, an I ~~pty seat IS practic;alLy nonexistent. I t 1 ((get a seat next I to ApeOirJ, who doesn't know what deoderant is and re. aUy ,doesn't dare -, I She's an okay person, though-if you overlook the grunts and whiffs of bad . ~'~'. . ., .tl~ The bus driver ha$tD get out to ~~ the engine, but ~t's only a mmor setback. We re off! Well, at
a rate of 5 miJesan hour, and if we have no stops, I should be home sometime tonight. I sit there, ignoring the jolts and bumps and the stench of leaking gas ... in both meanings of the word, if you catch my drift. Owing the course of our jour-
ney, somebody chokes on a potato chip and puts on a real show by making his skin change all colors of the rninbow.He finally gags and
whoosh-the chip is out, aJong !.lith We screech to a. stop and I whatever he had for lunch. ,'~' stand up, shaking off the hair that We keep a'chuggin', each stop ApeGirl shed aJl over me. I squeeze bringing me closer to home. Va- my way down the narrow aisle of nilla Ice, Jr. is trying to sing a rap the bus, stepping over the feet and song, and in between each verse, he bags that hinder my entrance back tells us about the time that he got into tho SANE WORLD. shot. With a BB gun, probably. Ah-smelltbatair! I am FREE, Jiggle Jiggleheehee. I am a survivor in every that's the sound sense of the word. On the way of Fat Albert's home, I assess my injuries and disrolls as WP hit a I "cqver that I I now minus two am ,..,. ,. l bump. I close fingers, ~ to the bus driver my eyes, click closin~ the door oJ my band as I my three was getting off. I tirfies saf, t I Bur that's 'okay-the pbysical "There's nbth-. Idamage-is nothing compared to the ing like school pennanentemotional scarring I sufbuses , there's fer from. If I ever write an aut.obinqthj ng Ii k,e.. ograph:t OJ?- Ply ~~ (~ I doubt it school buses." because I'm about as interesting as When I open a piece of toilet paper), I'll begin it eyes, I can like this: see my street. "I was a product of the great Nothing has looked better to me' . American System. Riding a since I found that tJas slation wheb' ~,ellowckJg helped to brihgmewhere my dad's car broke down in the I am today .... suffering from postdesert. trauma disorder. 1HANK. YOu. AMERICA!!"
In tum, Matthew and Casey taught the natives how to make bows and arrows. After that brief period of earthly learning, Matthew and his half-pint save the sacred Aborigine from Marison and evil villains. Like any typical romance this movie has a happy ending. This movie is okay, however, it's not something that Iwould suggest you run around town with your head cut off looking for in the nearest video store. But, if you do happen to be browsing and spot it on a dusty shelf, go ahead and pick it up. After blowing off the dust pop it in the VCR, it'll be worth it.
G'day mate, get ready for 'Quigley Down Under'
distance marksman there is.Ironically, Matthew is that one indiCan you imagine being dwnped vidual. in the scorching heat of the A\lstra-, When conflict occurs between lian Outback? This is exactly what Matthew and Marison, the tables happened to Tom SeUeck and his tum and they are now hated enhalf-pint sidekick, Laura San emies. Matthew is ordered off the Giacomo(CaseyCobb),inQuigley land. Down Under, «va,ilable at aUvideo So now Matthew and his halfrental stores. pint, Casey, are out in the desert. Tom Selleck, (Matthew They are almost near death when Quigley),plays thetypical romance the native Aborigines nurse them hero. After be saves the damsel in back to health. distress, he rides the rugged plains Then they spend some quality to his new job. time, while also learning the AbAlan Rickman, (Manson), is origine way of life. an established citizen of Australia The Aborigines taught the men who is looking for the best long- how to hunt for food using a spear.
BY SHARYLE CRAIN
Wake up for the sounds of 'Rave'
BY FR.ANKIE GABRIEL major cities To Doh, let's all tum to KKYS and listen to some more of our all time favorites. that be? Could haps New Kids course! It must please, get lost music. How about little more inten~stj.nZ[1lrI'O'<J:noJre danceable, like of rave?
"I'd go back and live with Flintstones, because I want a Bryontosauras burger." Ernie Ortiz, junior.
"Mid-Ages its mystical kings and stuffarecool." Jeanette Thomas, senior.
"Speed" are the pretty swanky. Many of these songs can only be purchased as 12" records, CD singles, or cassette Maxi-Singles. you may find •. a compilation -x sic. Some cool
"I'd want to go back to the 70's.
Iwant to see what it was like when I was born." Natalyn Smidt, senior.
"The 50's. They had cool cars, cool clothes. It was a lot cooler back then." Robert Sterling, senior.
faster. Hardcorc:l~ra~4;1~imrZ;w average from 130-140 beats per minute (bpm) while house counts around 110-120bpms. This sort of music is mostly played in clubs in
you know what you are looking for, and with some luck, you may find some good choices at Hastings in College Station.
"The Roman Era because I think it would be cool." Jason Payne, junior.
"Western days because of the adventures." Gary Stansbury,
BHS during the Seventies was the good 01' school days
M,... Lourd_ Gorzyck; Sp&D;.1..I T eacber
Some of you may already know that Iam a 1975 graduate of BHS. As I walk through the halls, I find myself reflecting on the past. Some things are different, others are the same. The building itselfhas had scme renovations. Hall A and B have been extended, and the new gym has been added. The "old" gym used to have its doors in different places. I find myself trying to enter through the windows! Although there have been some physical changes, the overall. appearance has not changed. it is apparent that the student body, st!ur and custodial services have done a wonderful job in keeping the school looking so well. Enough about the buildingstudents usually ask me about clothes, classes and dating in the '70's. I wou Id like to say that I never wore beUbcttoms, but unfortunately, I did! We wore them injunior high, not in high school. We did NOT wear Keds, You were really outdated if you wore Keds, No one wore them! Adidas, Nike's, deck shoes (the ones you wear on boats) and some horrible platform sandals were in style. Girls didn't wear jeans or shorts to school. I remeber my mother making me some very loud plaid slacks. I wore them as much as I • I I possible-I thought I was so cool. I Ici' . Oresses an'd sets were worn J very short, and you definitely could not lean over to get a drink or pick something up off the floor. Guys wore jeans and slacks, and their hair was longer. Some of their shirts were pretty loud, but we thought they were very good looking. I took most of the same classes that are offered today. Most of my classes were called "alternative" classes, but today they are called "honors". Students in the early '70's would date or go out with friends. We would go to the movies, play puttputt golf, bowl, or attend sporting events. Most of us had earlier curfews than students have today, but I think that was a good idea. We couldn't get into trouble or be in the "wrong" place as easily. We also didn't have to make some decisions about right or wrong choices that many students are faced with today. I'm not saying students didn't get into trouble, but it was harder to find it! When I first started teaching here, some people made comments about high school students today.l have found that there are someattitudes that are different from when I was in school, There are students who feel that they shou ld only do an assigrunent if they have to for a grade, instead of to learn or practice a subject. I have seen a more "what's in it for me?" attitude. Some studen, don't seem to want to take respqnsibilities for their actions or inactions (not studying). Although I have come across some of these negative attitudes in some students, Iwas very happy to see many positive attitudes in others. My students want to understand why things are a certain way.They don't want to be fed a bunch of facts, but want to know how these facts apply to their world Most students are polite, respectful and dependable, and they don't like it when others are not. I am very proud to tell others that I enjoy teaching and working with high school students. There are some who are not as mature as as students when I was in high school, but there are I many more T ,I who are well-behaved, positive students who I look forward to seeing excel in the future.
Yeaj-round school, seven-period day voted down by Board
BY ~ EICHHOL TZ
. The Bry~ School Board recently voted unanimously to drop the year-round calendar pilot program for allcast a year due to lack of interest and parents n9t wanting the change. The ptJaram would have requ ired a healthy outlay of money for start-up costs, which would take money away from other needed programs. The lack of facilities wou Id also be a limiting factor in the new program. School board president Jim Bradford called the parental survey "inconclusive." The school board first started talking about the program because of a national trend to have year round school.Using the facilities year round would save tax money, enable the children in elementary schools to retain. the learned information better and graduate students earlier in their lives. Results of the parent survey distributed a few months ago stated that the parents were spJit about the proposal. 810 were for the concept and 753 were against it Of the parents that responded, 213 of them said that they were willing to try the new program but 540 said they would like it at the current campuses. ta2 said they would like to see summerprograms and 810 said they did not want to try the program at all There were major concerns abo~ttheDewprogramsuchasthe absence of a program beyond the elementary school level, reassurance that the program would never become mandatory, and concern that additional costs to fund the variable calendar program would
detract from the funding for other
programs. 10 other recent Board action, the seven-period day was voox:l down by a vote of 4-3 at their regular meeti Ig March 8. It was thought earlie ,. that the Board would approve. the measure and implementation would begin with the 199394 school year. Aftermuchtea.cher input opposing the schedule, however, the Board voted against the seven-period day.
Academic Decathlon ends year at state competition
BY LORE'IT A ARISPE
TheAcadcc team brought back first place in the regional competition in Temple in Feburary. The Acadcc team actually consists of three different sections: Honors, Scholastic and Varsity.In Honors are seniors Jonathan Purifoy, Brent Stolle and Mary Stuessy. Scholastic members are seniors Sara Burrows and John Maddox and junior Jason Romero. In Varsityarojuniors Eric DuPont and Stephen Galvin and senior Norman Thormahlen.Thc Acadec teams are headed by teachers Laura Wagner and Carolyn Lampo. This year, competition centered around the study of all of the surroundings of the Pacific Ocean. There are seven academic areas that the students have to master before going to competition. They arc as follows: Economics, Language and Literature, Mathemat-
ics, Science, Fine Arts and the
Social Sciences of the Pacific Ocean environment. At competition, the students are expected to prepare essays, do interviews, make two speeches (one prepared and one impromptu) and participate in Super Quiz. Super Quiz is like a game show. Before competition, the students study the lives of thirty people. At the meet, they are quizzed on every aspect of those peoples' lives. The winners of Super Quiz receive medals just like in every other event. "We have come to realize the importance of studying other cullures," Romero said. Only nine of the twenty-four students in the Acadec class go to competition. The other fifteen students do research for the team, drill them, listen to speeches, critique and, most important of all, give emotional support. "When times get tough. the
team pulls together like a herd of cattle on a cold day," Thonnahlen said. The Acadec team has brought great esteem to Bryan High. "The support ofBISD bas really helped. We have appreciated Dr. Ashburn's and Mr. Ellis' faith in us." Stuessy said. The Acadec team likes to refer to themselves as a 'melting pot' of knowledge. "We're working together to reach a common goal," Burrows said. The team has had great success during the year and bas more competitions to attend. 'We've hadaphenomenal year. This has been a great experience forus all .and we're sure to remember it," Stolle said. The tcam had the pleasure of making it to State competition in Plano. While there the lcam placed 17th out 40 teams at competition.
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Track team prepares for upcoming com petition
BY KA,RL EICHHOL
With the track season coming into full swing, the Vdcing track team has been preparing rigorously for upcoming meets. Patrick Olive( placed first in the 110 high hurdles at the first meet of the y&r on Feb. 20. "This season, we definitely have a much more positive attitude," Oliver said, "We know we'll have to work hard to get four in a row. You don't win meets just for showing up." Ph.illip Madkins placed first
in the long jump and triple jump. Head Coach David Greeno is 'We definitely have a young unsure of the team's chances. team, but the outcome is going to "We have a young team-not a depend on consistency. In the past, lot of seniors, so this year will a great deal of our competing bas probably be a year of surprises, been strictly frpm talent," Madkins hopefully pleasant. The numbers said."Forust()s~cceedandobf:in, Iare really good. We have more another district championship, we people out in track at this point are going to have to compete with than any other time in the fourteen skill this year .1' years I've been here," Greeno said. Jer-emy Gooch placed fifth in' Overall the boy's track team discuss and sixth in shot put. plaoed second in the first meet of "The weight men are working the yearand are now preparing for really hard and we hope to pull their district competition on April some points up for the team." 17. Gooch· said. AIMING HIGH ...Micheal Dove , (left) and Oralia Herrera(right) do their best during the Viking IRelays.photos by Ben Young
Soeeer fa lis sh 0 rt in
first round playoffs
The '92-93 for soccer season has turned out on the upper hand coach Tommie Allmon. In the past few years, Allmon's Vikings have fallen short
playoffs. In 1986 they met Clear Lake and lost. The next glimpse they had was in 1988, but the' Vikings suffered a 0-1 loss to Pasadena Dobie. =Adrian Flores
Individual results are as f01lows:
Girls 1 200-mcdlcy relay-Kristee Keiley,flolley Howell, Travis Donaho IU1dErin Allen, 13Ut; 200-tM - Sarah Bergbreiter,
lOth; 50-£reeslylc - Christie Day, 9th; 500-rreestyle _ Alicia Lightsey, 16th;
Conroe-McCullough which kept them out of the playoffs. This year, three teams were chosen as qualifiers. The Vikings placed second as a districtrunner-upto Conroe. They played John Tyler High School
Swi mmers fin IS h best season ever, Rose 4th at State
The boys swim team's best finish ever in a regional meet came at the Class SARegion IV .. . swim meet at Trinity University. They placed second with the help of Billy Rose, who got two first-place finishes in the IOO-freestyle and lOO-back-
200-freestylerelay-Bergbreiter,Donaho, Howell and Day, 10th; 400-freest)'lerelay-Bergbreiter. Lightsey, Anne-Marie Giardino and Day, 10th. BCiYI 200-medley relay. Billy Rose, Malt Mann, John Morgan. Joey Gytis, 2nd;
50.freestyle - Gyug, 12th;
lOO-butterfly - Morgan, 2nd; lOO-freestyle - Rose, lst;
last Thursday in Lufkin and
lost 0-2. Th is is the t hi rd tim e Allmon's Vikes have seen the
Gyug, lTd; l00-backstroke - Rose, 151; IOO-breaststroke - Mann, 801; 400 freestyle 1'C1ay Ben Young, Mitch I~e,gert, Rob AridrOI1., CIul'1 Moutray,
stroke. At the slate meet March 19-20, Rosewon fourth place in the 100~ba.okstroke. I I'
First time for everything, softballincluded in UIL
BY LORETTA ARISPE
For the first ~e tJVlI year, softball will be recognized as a UIL sport. The team will now compete in a regular district format, including playoffs, the same in search of opponents. The softball district will be smaller, howeve "_The;:~s,tNt. t are going to be in the same district
as the Bryan Vikings are: Hwrtsville,
A&:M Consolidated and Centerville. Of the four teams in district, only two will advance to district competition. Softball is a relatively new sport for Bryan High. Teams have , been fielded for the past four years. Coach Janice WiUiamson is
as other ccrnpetitive sports at Bryan tIigh·
Being a sport essentially allows for the games to be set up for the team in a regular district. Now, the team does not have to go
optimistic for the season. Flournoy and Kristen Nachlinger. "Both teams have very talented Recently. in a game agaimt TOOlPIe,. girls on them. These girls show a Nachlinger pitched a no-hitter. lot of potential of bettering them"In our first couple ofpmt:S selves as a team, for the team," we played well, but we came up Williamson said. short because of batting errors and So far the varsity team has a mental problems, but we're learnrecord of 5-4 and the N team is ing from our mistakes and plan on undefeated against outside compe- • winning di*ritt for '93,"1 ~ilober tition. They have only lost to the INachlinger said.. other Bryan junior varsity team. ~ This game is not always fun Some of the returning varsity I and games though. players are Michele Lucio, Jodie ''WI1i.M pJaying softball, as willi
any sport, you have to always be on your toes because you're usually going to be backing-up somebody," centerfielder Lucio said. The team asa whele has a great deal of faith and confidence in themselves. "AJthrugh we're a young team [ believe we can \\tin district and make it to state." Lucio ~dded. The team is currently in competition to make it to district.
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Tee [Lab 2«)00to prepare student for technogical world
BY FRANKIE GABRIEL Bryan is preparing for the 2 I st until ry with theconstruction oftheTec1mology Lab 2000Tlol/ the SrnartLab"DI. The lab is scheduledtoopeninSeptemb«, 1993 as the new .school year begins. "The lab is a brand name of equipment that will be able to manufacture products. The actual process used in the lab is the same as in industry today, but the scale is different," manufacturing graphics teacher Bob Jones said. The TransTech Technology Lab 2000 will tum the vocational wing into a "lab of the future". The lab win involve computers in almost all of it functions, which will give students control of the manufacturing process. The computer-managed lab will also give access to areas such
robotics, systems simulations, ~ord processing, satellite technology pneumatic structures. rocketry, aerodynamic testing, simulated flight, hydroponics, superconductivity, space-frame construction, and computer-assisted publishing. The students will be able to go through every step of manufacturing. This includes designing, manufacturing, production, and marketing of the product In this process the student will be doing the exact same process that is used in today's manufacturing world. "The purpose of this lab is to teach technology as it exists in today's world," Jones said. The SmartLab will also teach students to become literate in technology and to develop the skills that will be needed in the 21st-century and beyond. "The lab is going to help the
students unde-rstand the world they live in and they're going to be better prepared ...This will give them a reason to learn ... and get them ex-
cited about their future-be able to understand their future, and Dot be afraid of their future," Jones said. With technology changing
daily, the TechLab 2000 will better prepare its student to keep up with technology's fast pace and help them succeed in the real world.
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Sophomore wins Golden Gloves boxing competition
BY TARA DAYTON For most athletes at BHS, making a career out of their sport is only a vague inkling. But for Juan Lozano, making a career out of boxing isn't just an inkling-it's a fulfledged possibility. The 16 year old BHS sophomore recently won a trophy at the Houston Golden Gloves 1993 Sub Novice, in the 20 I Ibs championship on Feb 17. The Golden.Gloves took place at Chappas Boxing Arena in Houston. "I got interested in boxing because all my cousins like to box, so I joined. Lozano said. Lozano has only been training for three or four months, and says
that his role model is his coach, Darrell Sears. Lozano trains every day for three bours, except on Saturday and Sunday. As partofhis training, Lozano jump ropes. hits the bag, and shadow boxes. Lozano's goal for the future is to become a professional boxer, and so far it lo::,kslike he just might reach that goal.
The Golden Gloves match lasted for one round, .and Lozano feels that the guy he fought against wasn't prepared for the fight. "It was easy. It was like just like fighting a guy off the stn:etsI think be wasn't ready," Lozano said. Lozano isn't concerned with any injuries he might get from box-
ing. For anyone who is interested in taking up boxing, Lozano says to enjoy it, if that's what you like. When he isn't training, Lozano likes to work on can. His next IJ'I3k:b is in April, and that should bring him even closer to meeting his goal ofbecoming a professional boxer.
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Raising animals not as easy as A- B-C
BY SHARYLE CRAIN
Living the nightlife may have one meaning to some people, but when you get up to feed your animals and it's dark and at least 20 degrees outside, nightlife takes on a whole new meaning. You know that you'll end up freezing your fingers off, as well as most of your face. But still-you get up and face the music. Well, at least the sound of your cows, chickens, pigs, or maybe even the sound of a rooster. Most Future Farmers of America (FF A) students face similar chores every day. ''You have to make sure they have feed, water, and a clean pen." sophomore Marc Garrett said. Costs range widely according
to the animals.
ricu lar activity, Hausenfluck said.
"I raise turkeys and it costs about $40 a week." Garrett said. Hard work and long hours are involved in raising an animal, whether it is for show or not.
"It takes a lot of personaJ dedi-
Brazos Valley students showed their animals at the Brazos County Livestock break. There are many benefits in raising an animal. "The kids get a sense of responsibilty from having to take care of their animals. They keep records, so they get skills in record keeping," Hausenfluck said. Other benefits are more personal. "They get a sense of responsibility from having to take care of their animals," Hausenfluck said. According to Hausenfluck when
cation," senior Carla Robinson said Unlike popular belicf, it is not arequirment to wear boots and say y'all every chance you get in order to be a member ofFFA. "FFA is open to anybody interested in agriculture," FFA teacher Terry Hausenfluck said. Most ofthc time and work the students put into caring for their animals is done outside of class. "FF A is a youth organization that goes along with agricultural science programs. It is not really a course, but more of an extraeur-
FF A builds leadership students get
a sense of competitiveness they show their animaJs.
STANDING TALL ....senior Carla Robinson, shown here on her horse "Approvals Impression."shows animals as a member of FF A.
Media Tech students win first place in video contest
Five hundred dollars is a considerable amount of money to most people. Four students in the Media Tech classes have proudly earned that amount for their program by winning a statewide anti-drunk driving video contest . Every year the Texas Alcohol Traffic Safety Education Associa-
tion holds a contest for the best video against driving drunk. The committee selected the video created by Manuel Salcida, Susan Gendron, Adrian Henry, and Thomas Mala, members of Darrel Taylor'S Media Tech class. The video is a depiction of a carload of people and another of a peaceful group minding their own business. The two eventually col-
Lide. The video is rather humorous with the people being made out of pipe cleaners riding in a Barbie sports car and pulled aJong by a string. Despite its humorous approach, the video conveys a serious message: drunk driving kills innocent people. "They [the students] mailed in the video to La Grange," Taylor said. "They caned us up and told us
we had won."
The phone call came on February 13 as the students were at Sam's getting things for the Media Tech Valentine's Dance. They were pleasandy surprised when they returned. "We don't get any of the money," junior Adrian Henry said. "The money goes to Media Tech instead." The students will be presented
with a check on April 16. ''We're going to a banquet in Ft. Worth at the Radisson where we'll be presented the money." senior Thomas Mata said. "Even though the students won't personally receive the money, we're going to take them out and spend , some money on them and try to have a good time," Taylor said. "It'll be fun."
Debate team wins first place in district competition
BY KARL EICIfiIOLTZ The Bryan UIL Cross-Examination debate team won first place in recent district competition, qualifying them to compete at the state meet. Team members arc Kelly Hanson, Cynthia Smith, John Bradford, Jason Lawhorn, Brent Stolle and Micbeal Hoeinghouse. Their debate topic was globaJ pollution. The Viking debate team placed first, second and fourth, with the Hanson-Smith and BradfordLawhorn teams tied for first place allowing them to advance to state WITH VICTORy .... The CX debate team takes a rest after their district meet. (front l-r), Kelly Hanson, Cynthia Smith, (back l-r), Jason Lawhorn, and John Bradford. photo by Annalfdo Jimenez . competition on March 18-20 in out," Bradford said. Austin. The competition can be tricky. In CX Debate, the team is "The affirmative is when you given a topic and a side-pro or support your own case and the con-to that topic, and they debate negative is debating against a case. on that issue. When you agree with it, it gets "The students have fun. but bard. It's fun and kind of a mind work real Iy hard and put in a lot of game," Hanson said. outsid hours to prepare for their Many things can go through competitions," speech coach Diane the debater's minds during compeHartman said. tition. The debate team is given a side "I read our case. I try to have to debate on, regardless of whether fun stay calm and 1don't get nerthey agree on that side or not. vous anymore," Smith said. "It doesn't give me a problem, "After awhile, you don't think because debate is based on logic so much. It's automatic, and you and you have to keep emotions know what to do," Lawhorn said.
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