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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

Students work jobs to save money, evade boredom; responsibilities affect online learning

Students work jobs to save money, evade boredom; responsibilities affect online learning

Maddie Orr April 8, 2020

Columbia is home to many popular small businesses and local restaurants advertising a variety of shopping and dining options from bingeing burgers at Booches to fawning over fashion at Cha Boutique. On...

Cottonwood Pass on the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.

Faith moves mountains

Maddie Orr March 30, 2020

When I hear or see something that moves my heart and uproots my perspective, my body shakes. The hair on my arms stands on end; chills reverberate from the top of my head to my toes, and I’m intensely...

Art, photo by Lorelei Dohm, Sophie Eaton

Modern-day suffragettes continue historical legacy

Maddie Orr March 24, 2020

[vc_text_separator title="Celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage" title_align="separator_align_left"]In July of 1848, more than 300 women and men from across the country organized in Seneca Falls, New...

Breaking down gender barriers in male dominated sports

Breaking down gender barriers in male dominated sports

Maddie Orr March 18, 2020

[vc_text_separator title="PLAY LIKE A GIRL" title_align="separator_align_left"]When freshman Abby Hay was eight years old, she and her baseball team were competing in a tournament in Kansas City, Mo. As...

More than just a pretty face: the modern battle against beauty standards

More than just a pretty face: the modern battle against beauty standards

Maddie Orr March 10, 2020

“Don’t post that picture of us until I can edit it first,” I find myself telling my friends.  I need to add a filter, adjust the brightness, alter my skin tone and sometimes even whiten my teeth...

‘Welcome to Chechnya’ documents the horrors of Russian anti-gay purge, empowers international change

‘Welcome to Chechnya’ documents the horrors of Russian anti-gay purge, empowers international change

Maddie Orr March 9, 2020

An ocean away a horrific injustice is occurring under Russian supervision: a massacre labeled an anti-gay purge. Since 2017, the Chechen government has been kidnapping, torturing and killing LGBTQ men...

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‘Collective’ manifests vitality of truth, eradication of corruption

Maddie Orr March 7, 2020

As the first film accepted into the 2020 True/False Film Festival, Collective tells a remarkable story of freedom, corruption and the overwhelming power of the truth. Director Alexander Nanau filmed a...

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‘Crip Camp’ exceptionally recognizes past mistreatment of the handicapped, fight for reform

Maddie Orr March 6, 2020

Crip Camp tells a story of humanity, love and inspiration as handicapped Americans fight for human rights in the 1970s. The documentary was beautiful; depicting wholesome stories of teenage romance, human...

Junior Tyra Wilson smiles while being interviewed on stage after receiving the High School Sportswoman award at the WIN For Columbia luncheon on Tuesday Feb. 18, 2020. She said she was surprised to win but is happy to be recognized for her hard work. Photo by Maddie Marrero.

WIN For Columbia recognizes women in sports

Maddie Orr February 24, 2020

The Women’s Intersport Network (WIN) for Columbia Awards held its 23rd annual luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 18 in recognition of the “outstanding female athletes of our community in conjunction with National...

WE GOT NEXT: (Clockwise from front left) Senior Eryn Puett (photo by Camryn DeVore), RBHS alum and current player for Missouri State University Isaiah Mosley (photo by Camryn DeVore), RBHS alum and current professional basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury Sophie Cunningham (photo by Madelyn Stewart), senior Charles Wilson (photo by Ana Manzano), junior Xavier Sykes (photo by Ana Manzano).

Rewriting the record books

Maddie Orr February 14, 2020

Boys look to defend state title On March 16, 2019, a coach with 30 years of experience and a hungry group of boys, six a part of the Class of 2019, came together when the Bruin boys’ basketball team...

Why dont we talk about sex?

Why don’t we talk about sex?

Maddie Orr February 13, 2020

When esteemed author E.L. James illustrated the extremely provocative sex scenes that appeared throughout her novels, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy snatched her audiences’ attention. As a result, Jo...

Collegiate-level athletics arent worth the clout

Collegiate-level athletics aren’t worth the clout

Maddie Orr January 25, 2020

As a child I played more sports than the number of fingers on my hands: soccer, swimming, tennis, golf, basketball, horseback riding, track and field, cross country, softball, dance, cheerleading and gymnastics....

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