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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

End of Course exams change

Kirsten Buchanan May 14, 2012

Changes are coming to the End of Course (EOC) assessment program, according to an email sent by Nick Kremer, Columbia Public Schools coordinator of Language Arts for grades six through 12. During the next...

TV show helps girl confront bullies

Kirsten Buchanan April 14, 2012

Director of the documentary "Bully" visits RBHS during True/False Film Festival. Subjects from the documentary hosted a Q&A session in the PAC after a screening of the movie during school hours. Photo...

RBHS put on external lockdown, threat unidentified

Kirsten Buchanan April 9, 2012

Updated at 1:18 p.m. The Columbia Police Department has taken over the investigation of the situation that caused the lockdown, said Public Information Officer Latisha Stroer. RBHS administrators learned...

Modern adventurers unearth fun in geocaching

Kirsten Buchanan March 30, 2012

Oftentimes a child will dig for buried treasure, pretending he is discovering gold. Although there are not many treasure chests around Columbia, there are similar boxes called geocaches. As GPS technology...

Construction on Ronald McDonald House continues

Kirsten Buchanan March 19, 2012

When 14-year-old Tosha Meadows had to stay at the University of Missouri—Columbia Children's Hospital four hours from her hometown of Anderson, Mo., her parents did not have to worry about driving to...

Temperatures, roof construction cause distractions

Kirsten Buchanan March 14, 2012

The average high for this time of year is 55 degrees according to The Weather Channel. However, with the weather this week topping 80 degrees, problems are arising as temperatures inside RBHS climb. According...

Lawsuit questions privacy of Facebook

Kirsten Buchanan March 11, 2012

“What’s on your mind?” Facebook prompted a 12-year-old girl in Minnesota in early 2011 before she posted her status. She typed her thoughts indicating she “hated” a hall monitor who was “mean”...

Saved by the bell: Five-minute change to ringing schedules

Kirsten Buchanan March 8, 2012

Students won't be in the wrong place at the wrong time. According to an email sent by Jennifer Mast, the assistant principal in charge of building operations, RBHS is adjusting its bell clocks to be...

Seniors Nikhilesh Sharma, Bill Milanick, Sachin Nair, Jack Schoelz, Emily Smith and Ukiah Johnson discuss plans for the sister school Choula A at last Wednesdays Global Issues meeting. Photo by Avantika Khatri

Clubs collaborate to raise money for Darfuri sister school

Kirsten Buchanan March 6, 2012

During the summer Global Issues began planning to sponsor Choula A, a school in a Darfuri refugee camp in southeastern Chad known as Goz Amer. Through Darfur Dream Team, a program initiated by NBA player...

Senior raises funds for cancer society throughout film festival

Kirsten Buchanan March 2, 2012

While most people turn to the True/False Film Festival for entertainment, senior Savannah Everett, an AP Art student here, has a different goal. She organized for one of the movie venues to host an art...

Sign language provides fresh views

Kirsten Buchanan February 26, 2012

My fingers traced a grin on my face. Smile. My forefinger rotated in a circle by my head. Wonder. I was silently talking — communicating with sign language. I first saw sign language at a rock concert...

Teenagers prepare for wisdom teeth removal

Kirsten Buchanan February 24, 2012

For many teenagers, getting their wisdom teeth out is a quick, if not painless, operation. However, for one 17-year-old Maryland girl, the simple procedure turned fatal. Last April Jenny Olenick died...

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