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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

Photo by Audrey Novinger

Creative coping: students, teachers use music, art, movement to relax during COVID-19 pandemic

Audrey Novinger May 3, 2020

A brown paper bag from Schnucks. A handful of markers. A stack of Crayola scrapbook paper in a rainbow of colors.  While these may seem like simple supplies, they are exactly the materials freshman Julie...

Baby fox. Photo by Sarah Mosteller.

Human activities prove detrimental to environment, increase risk of infectious diseases

Audrey Novinger April 14, 2020

Opinion Amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic that has claimed thousands of lives and spurred restrictions that affect more than one third of the world’s population, environmental sustainability may...

Junior Audrey Novinger makes homemade pancakes. Photo Doug Novinger.

Day 5

Audrey Novinger March 22, 2020

I woke up to the sound of rain cascading through the trees and smacking the roof of our house. For once, I slept pretty well and only woke up a few times in the night. Rain noises keeps some of my friends...

Photo by Sarah Mosteller.

RBHS health teachers aim to support all students during human sexuality unit

Audrey Novinger March 22, 2020

Note: Health teachers Mitchell Pittman and Amy McKenzie collaborated on the quotes and information included in this story.  At RBHS students have the option of taking in-seat or online health class during...

Junior Audrey Novinger writes while her sister freshman Brooke Novinger draws. Photo by Sarah Ginter-Novinger

Day 4

Audrey Novinger March 21, 2020

I said I was going to finish all my homework today, but I lied. I woke up feeling unrested and groggy from spending the last three days on my laptop, so I decided to take a technology break. After loafing...

Audrey survives on chocolate. Photo by Sarah Ginter-Novinger

Day 3

Audrey Novinger March 20, 2020

Wow, I can’t believe it’s already day three of self-quarantining. That means I’ve spent at least 30, if not more, hours sitting on my heat pad in front of my laptop. Yikes. My biggest critique of...

Junior Audrey Novinger practices her flute. Photo by Brooke Novinger.

Day 2

Audrey Novinger March 19, 2020

Dragging myself out of bed this morning was a painful experience. The world outside was in a dark, stormy mood, and it didn’t help that my curtains were drawn, preventing any light from entering my room....

NHS has not met this school year, not conducted leadership election

NHS has not met this school year, not conducted leadership election

Audrey Novinger March 19, 2020

For the first time, RBHS accepted juniors, yet they haven't been inducted In the fall of 2019, RBHS National Honor Society (NHS), a student-led service organization founded in 1974, accepted, but did not...

Audrey works on her laptop. Photo by Sarah Ginter-Novinger.

Day 1

Audrey Novinger March 18, 2020

Today marked the beginning of online classes after school closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although I have taken several online courses (such as Personal Finance, Health and Physical Education)...

Blue recycling bag. Photo by Audrey Novinger

Waste Minimization Coordinator Ben Kreitner answers questions about city recycling policies

Audrey Novinger March 18, 2020

Recycling is one form of waste disposal that involves collecting materials and sending them through a process that converts them to new products. Some benefits of recycling include a reduction in the amount...

Close up woman hands using sanitizer gel dispenser, against Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

COVID-19 misinformation fuels racist sentiments and reactions

Audrey Novinger March 17, 2020

The number of national coronavirus (COVID-19) cases rose to 3,487 as of Monday, and states including Missouri are taking action against the outbreak. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said the state should be...

Quinn Spear practices percussion in a band practice room. Photo by Audrey Novinger

Students reflect on solo, small ensemble preparation amidst postponed district festival

Audrey Novinger March 16, 2020

For the past few months, students from the Northeast District of Missouri had been preparing music for the district solo and small ensemble festival which would have occurred March 21 at Mexico High School....

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