Bruins of Rock Bridge

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Multiple Authors

[TS_VCSC_Anything_Grid data_grid_width=”442″ data_grid_space=”5″ data_grid_simple=”false” margin_top=”10″ margin_bottom=”10″][TS_VCSC_Image_IHover ihover_image=”282649″ ihover_style=”square” ihover_square_effect=”effect6″ ihover_square_direction=”from_top_and_bottom” overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ ihover_title=”Sydney Tyler” ihover_content=”“How many siblings do you have?”
“Too many. I have two adopted siblings, two stepsiblings, three half siblings and two biological siblings.”
“If you could tell them anything, what would it be?”
“I would tell Quinn she stole my make up this morning. I would tell Tarnue to quit stealing my food. I would tell Praise thank you for doing my dishes last night. I would tell Reggie thank you for changing my tire last week. I would tell Miles that he’s a loser, it’d be different for all of them and change everyday.” – Sydney Tyler”][TS_VCSC_Image_IHover ihover_image=”282021″ ihover_style=”square” ihover_square_effect=”effect6″ ihover_square_direction=”from_top_and_bottom” overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ ihover_title=”Chris Fischer” ihover_content=”“I have three `{`embarrassing stories`}`. First, I had a colleague stick a snake in an overhead projector, the kind you pull down. I pulled it down and the snake fell down on top of me, and I cussed really bad. I said things I shouldn’t have said in front of a bunch of students. I also was teaching and turned and the back of my pants caught on chalkboard and it completely ripped the seam of my pants, I was wearing really boring white underwear and it was really awkward. When I was in Japan, I had to speak in front of the entire school body so there was around 2000 kids in the auditorium. I walked out and began to speak, and I could tell there was giggling and stuff. Japanese girls have a tendency to giggle, but it wasn’t that kind of giggle, it was the pointing type of giggling. I had not zipped up my pants. So that was awkward.“”][TS_VCSC_Image_IHover ihover_image=”281936″ ihover_size=”full” ihover_style=”square” ihover_square_effect=”effect6″ ihover_square_direction=”from_top_and_bottom” ihover_square_border=”0″ ihover_square_shadow=”false” overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ ihover_title=”Ben Hulen” ihover_content=”“I like my baby. My baby’s pretty chill. He farts a lot. He farts and sharts. `{`My girlfriend and I`}` both found out together, it was like “dang that sucks” and we were just thinking of different options, but it didn’t take too long for us to be okay with it. The first couple months we were scared because my mom was the last person to know. That was kind of scary, just tellin’ our parents. Her mom guessed it, she was like “Hey, are you pregnant?” but my mom didn’t know, so I took her out to dinner and I had to tell her. Everyone was accepting. Well, my mom was like “man you’re a dumbass,” but she got over it. “”][TS_VCSC_Image_IHover ihover_image=”284519″ ihover_style=”square” ihover_square_effect=”effect6″ ihover_square_direction=”from_top_and_bottom” overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ ihover_title=”Leo Zhuang” ihover_content=”“What’s the root of your fascination with engineering?”
“It really makes things make more sense because engineering is so applicable to everyday life. Instead of seeing for example, a door as just a door, you see the hinges and the gears and the doorknob and how everything works. Everything just makes more sense. It’s so physical. In medical, you just have cells that you don’t even know if they’re actually there, but with engineering, everything’s there.“ – Leo Zhuang”][TS_VCSC_Image_IHover ihover_image=”284514″ ihover_style=”square” ihover_square_effect=”effect6″ ihover_square_direction=”from_top_and_bottom” overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ ihover_title=”Alison Schmidt” ihover_content=”“When did you know you wanted to become an orchestra conductor?”
“After I conducted my first concert when I was student teaching, I just felt this adrenaline, this high that I couldn’t get enough of. I just knew that was what I wanted to do. I’ve never felt anything like it and I still feel that way after every concert. Just this exhilaration, just knowing that all this work went into this performance and for the most part everybody gets through it.” – Alison Schmidt”][TS_VCSC_Image_IHover ihover_image=”284515″ ihover_style=”square” ihover_square_effect=”effect6″ ihover_square_direction=”from_top_and_bottom” overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ ihover_title=”Andy Maguigad” ihover_content=”“What was an influential moment in your life?”
“When my mom and dad got divorced, my mom really became my caretaker, and it really showed me what it’s like to be a hard-working person. She’s always just taken care of us all of our life, and when we were kids, all we wanted for dinner were chicken nuggets, and she wanted something healthy, but she would just always make us chicken nuggets.” – Andy Maguigad”][TS_VCSC_Image_IHover ihover_image=”284517″ ihover_style=”square” ihover_square_effect=”effect6″ ihover_square_direction=”from_top_and_bottom” overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ ihover_title=”Evan Buchanan” ihover_content=”“Could you tell me about someone who’s been influential in your life?”
“My friend Nathan See has been really influential, he’s 35 and he moved to Colorado a few years ago, but he was a really great mentor in my life and taught me a lot of my morals. One of the morals he taught me was just love everyone, even when you don’t agree with them, or you don’t think they’re a good person — they still deserve to be loved. When I went to Detroit on a mission trip, there were a lot of people that were smelly and they just weren’t good appearing, but once you talked to them and showed them love, they were good people.” – Evan Buchanan”][TS_VCSC_Image_IHover ihover_image=”284516″ ihover_style=”square” ihover_square_effect=”effect6″ ihover_square_direction=”from_top_and_bottom” overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ ihover_title=”Betsy Schlimme” ihover_content=”“What’s one thing you want to tell the general public about orchestra?”
“It’s not boring. Classical music isn’t boring. It’s just so beautiful and it’s fun to play and it’s fun to listen to. It might not be your thing, but I think it needs to be appreciated and respected.” – Betsy Schlimme”][TS_VCSC_Image_IHover ihover_image=”281863″ ihover_size=”full” ihover_style=”square” ihover_square_effect=”effect6″ ihover_square_direction=”from_top_and_bottom” size_type=”percent” size_percent=”49″ ihover_square_border=”0″ ihover_square_shadow=”false” ihover_circle_border=”0″ overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ ihover_title=”Aidan Brooks” ihover_content=”“When I was young, my mom left. Maybe, I think it was like when I was three. And I think from that point on, I’ve struggled with sort of an identity crisis. Do I really belong, who do I need to be. I know for a long period of elementary school, I lied all the time. I would make things up, be somebody who I wasn’t. Just to fit in. And moving on from that, it became more like trying to find out who I was, and I’m not entirely sure if I am who I am or maybe I’ve reached that conclusion. Or maybe I’m not happy with who I am.””][TS_VCSC_Image_IHover ihover_image=”281779″ ihover_size=”full” ihover_style=”square” ihover_square_effect=”effect6″ ihover_square_direction=”from_top_and_bottom” size_type=”percent” size_percent=”49″ size_align=”left” ihover_square_border=”0″ ihover_square_shadow=”false” ihover_circle_border=”0″ overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ ihover_title=”Gabe Montie” ihover_content=”“I broke up with my girlfriend because she was putting a lot of effort into the relationship and I got out of a really bad relationship a few months back and I didn’t feel like I was able to put the same amount of effort into the relationship as she was so I felt like she deserved better so I decided to end it. I put her ahead of me in that situation. She made me happy and I cared about her, but she didn’t deserve it so I left.””][TS_VCSC_Image_IHover ihover_image=”281700″ ihover_size=”full” ihover_style=”square” ihover_square_effect=”effect6″ ihover_square_direction=”from_top_and_bottom” size_type=”percent” size_percent=”49″ size_align=”right” ihover_square_border=”0″ ihover_square_shadow=”false” ihover_circle_border=”0″ overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ ihover_title=”Zachary Koga” ihover_content=”Do you have a sister?
“Yes, her name is Alexa Koga.”
Do you have a funny story about Alexa?
“No.”
Is she a good sister?
“Yes.”
Do you have any other siblings?
“No. Not that I can think of.””][vc_separator color=”white” border_width=”6″][TS_VCSC_Image_IHover ihover_image=”281559″ ihover_size=”full” ihover_style=”square” ihover_square_effect=”effect6″ ihover_square_direction=”from_top_and_bottom” ihover_square_border=”0″ ihover_square_shadow=”false” overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ ihover_title=”Felix Brightwell” ihover_content=”“I have this cancer tumor in my brain. They removed most of it, but they couldn’t remove part of it otherwise I would probably have severe brain damage so they had to leave that part in and then wait until they would take another MRI scan to see if it had moved to a better position. It took four hours. `{`It makes me feel`}` like a ticking time bomb. I’ve been through a lot since like freshman year started. I’ve been to the hospital multiple times for major depressive disorder and social anxiety and PTSD from a lot of things that have happened to me. Then adding that on top of it I feel like it made my perspective on life worse than it already was. Like, you know, it’s not worth living; I should just kill myself. There’s been times when I was really close to that, like over Christmas break. I was in the hospital for trying to kill myself. My mom found me passed out on the floor cause I had alcohol poisoning. I think that was kind of a turning point, where I hit rock bottom. It’s kind of like a grey area now. I’m not like happy or sad; I’m just like there. `{`But`}` I’m actually kinda glad `{`I’m still there`}`, there’s a lot of things I would probably miss if I wasn’t here, like friends and pizza.“
“][TS_VCSC_Image_IHover ihover_image=”280496″ ihover_size=”full” ihover_style=”square” ihover_square_effect=”effect6″ ihover_square_direction=”from_top_and_bottom” ihover_square_border=”0″ ihover_square_shadow=”false” ihover_circle_border=”0″ overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ ihover_title=”Jadin Heaston” ihover_content=”What’s your biggest fear?
“Probably being alone, forever.“”][TS_VCSC_Image_IHover ihover_image=”279826″ ihover_size=”full” ihover_style=”square” ihover_square_effect=”effect6″ ihover_square_direction=”from_top_and_bottom” ihover_square_border=”0″ ihover_square_shadow=”false” overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ ihover_title=”Gracye Allen” ihover_content=”What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
“We have this fake pickle and we hide it in the Christmas tree and whoever finds it gets a big bin of cookies.”
Have you ever won?
“Yes. Twice. It was awesome.””][TS_VCSC_Image_IHover ihover_image=”279848″ ihover_size=”full” ihover_style=”square” ihover_square_effect=”effect6″ ihover_square_direction=”from_top_and_bottom” ihover_square_border=”0″ ihover_square_shadow=”false” overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ ihover_title=”Kanisha Green-McClain” ihover_content=”“`{`Mr. Woods is`}` one of my favorite parts about Rock Bridge. He’s hilarious, and he’s always acting up. He’s somebody you can come talk to!”
What’s the funniest thing he’s ever done?
(Mr. Woods makes the Donald Duck noise besides her)
“That! What is that… an impression of Donald Duck!””][TS_VCSC_Image_IHover ihover_image=”274455″ ihover_size=”full” ihover_style=”square” ihover_square_effect=”effect6″ ihover_square_direction=”from_top_and_bottom” size_type=”percent” size_percent=”49″ size_align=”left” ihover_square_border=”0″ ihover_square_shadow=”false” overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ ihover_title=”Graham Ratrmann” ihover_content=”“The last time I cried was sophomore year at wrestling districts in the bowels of the Jeff City High School gym. Then my dad went down there and found me and then I just sat there and cried with him for a pretty long time. I was crying because I had lost in the blood round match to go to state and being a state qualifier was my goal that year and I fell short of that goal. It had kind of been a rough year because I had started out cutting a ton of weight… At 145, I was pretty undersized, and so it was a real heartbreak to lose in the blood round.“”][TS_VCSC_Image_IHover ihover_image=”273703″ ihover_style=”square” ihover_square_effect=”effect6″ ihover_square_direction=”from_top_and_bottom” size_type=”percent” size_percent=”49″ size_align=”right” ihover_square_border=”0″ ihover_square_shadow=”false” overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ ihover_title=”Austin Reed, Social Studies” ihover_content=”“I had no idea `{`what my life would be like.`}` I knew I didn’t want a job where I’d do the same thing every day. I was always kind of spastic and crazy, and so I wanted every day to be different… My life has turned out okay at this point. I’m pretty happy. It’s never what you expect. It’s not necessarily good or bad, it just is what it is. We’re really good at pretending we have plans, but then they never play out the way you think.””][vc_separator color=”white” border_width=”6″][TS_VCSC_Image_IHover ihover_image=”277473″ ihover_size=”full” ihover_style=”square” ihover_square_effect=”effect6″ ihover_square_direction=”from_top_and_bottom” ihover_square_border=”0″ ihover_square_shadow=”false” overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ ihover_title=”Danielle Wu” ihover_content=”“My dad grew up really poor when they grew vegetables in their garden and they farmed stuff in rural China. They built their first home with concrete with his dad and his brother. They were so poor that on their birthdays, they would just get a hard boiled egg and cut it into four pieces because he has three siblings. Each person would have a piece of that egg. All of his siblings worked really hard and studied a lot. That’s why they all got into a university which was pretty hard to get into back then. That’s why they could get out of the countryside and go to like big cities to find job. That’s how he became a surgeon in America.””][TS_VCSC_Image_IHover ihover_image=”269677″ ihover_style=”square” ihover_square_effect=”effect6″ ihover_square_direction=”from_top_and_bottom” size_type=”percent” size_percent=”49″ size_align=”left” ihover_square_border=”0″ ihover_square_shadow=”false” overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ ihover_title=”Alex Parks” ihover_content=”“I’ve always wanted to be the lead singer of a rock band. I’ve always thought that would be awesome! I mean I guess that’s partly because the media glorifies that job, but I really think that would be fun… but I don’t really have the voice for it.“”][TS_VCSC_Image_IHover ihover_image=”269735″ ihover_style=”square” ihover_square_effect=”effect6″ ihover_square_direction=”from_top_and_bottom” size_type=”percent” size_percent=”49″ size_align=”right” ihover_square_border=”0″ ihover_square_shadow=”false” overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ ihover_title=”Emily Mertens” ihover_content=”“I was in the bathroom today…and then, I just went out to wash my hands, and there was this other girl. We kinda made that awkward eye contact through the mirror, like you just kinda glance up and you’re looking at the other person, and she just looks at me and goes, ‘Your dress is really cute!’ and I was like, ‘Oh my god thank you so much! You’re really cute!’ And then she’s like, ‘Thank you!’ And I said, ‘I’m so sorry, I’m just so awkward when people compliment me…!’ And she’s like, ‘No, it’s okay, I’m awkward too!’ And then…we left. And that was a good feeling. To be told I looked cute.“”][vc_separator color=”white” border_width=”6″][/TS_VCSC_Anything_Grid]