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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

Media stereotypes of LGBT characters set misleading standard, isolate viewers

Media stereotypes of LGBT characters set misleading standard, isolate viewers

Sarah Mosteller April 6, 2020

The American sitcom, “The Middle,” follows a lower middle class family, featuring the middle child Sue, living in Indiana through their daily struggles with a comical yet relatable family dynamic.  In...

Art by Devin Hall

Questionable ideologies turn into damaging mindsets

Sarah Mosteller March 28, 2020

Sitting at my open front desk located near the middle of the classroom in third grade, I guided my pencil across my worksheet, tracing each letter of the alphabet in cursive. As I worked, I felt a repetitive...

Photo from Envato Elements.

Coronavirus isolates but also unifies; an international outlook on the pandemic

Sarah Mosteller March 22, 2020

Students aged 15-20 from around the world share their experiences as they face the COVID-19 pandemic. Many countries are enforcing social distancing, causing feelings of isolation to creep in, but amidst...

Jack Schouten, freshman

Jack Schouten, freshman

Sarah Mosteller March 3, 2020

What do you think is one of the biggest flaws in the American education system? “One of the biggest issues I’ve noticed is the large class sizes because each person learns individually in a different...

Sunday Crane, freshman

Sunday Crane, freshman

Sarah Mosteller February 25, 2020

What do you think is one of the biggest flaws in the American education system? “I feel like the gifted system in Columbia is great, and it teaches kids really important skills, but it also sets them...

Sta Omar, junior

Sta Omar, junior

Sarah Mosteller February 20, 2020

Since 1976, a half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States, every American president has designated the month of February as Black History Month, a celebration and...

Kristian Brown, junior

Kristian Brown, junior

Sarah Mosteller February 18, 2020

What do you think is one of the biggest flaws in the American education system? “In my opinion, one of the biggest flaws I’ve noticed is that [the education system] is more focused on conformity. Most...

Bet Menen, junior

Bet Menen, junior

Sarah Mosteller February 11, 2020

What do you think is one of the biggest flaws in the American education system? “Speaking specifically on learning and the curriculum taught to us by the teachers … I think the grade system is something...

Amya Carson, junior

Amya Carson, junior

Sarah Mosteller February 4, 2020

Since 1976, a half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States, every American president has designated the month of February as Black History Month, a celebration and...

Social medias falsified depiction of natural beauty cultivates damaging mindsets

Social media’s falsified depiction of natural beauty cultivates damaging mindsets

Sarah Mosteller January 31, 2020

Feeling bored one day, I looked up #naturalbeauty on Instagram and found myself staring at a screen full of women with glowing skin, smooth legs, waxed eyebrows and straight white teeth. After I scrolled...

Dick Chen, junior

Dick Chen, junior

Sarah Mosteller January 28, 2020

What do you think is one of the biggest flaws in the American education system? “A big flaw in the American education system is that wealthier students have an unfair advantage to students in a lower...

Art by Snowy Li.

Coming out for clout disrespects LGBTQ community

Sarah Mosteller January 22, 2020

More than 1,000 hate crimes based on sexual-orientation are reported every year. Historic events such as the Orlando shooting, killing 49 at a gay nightclub, or Stonewall, where police violently raided...

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