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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

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A Sweet Night of Music to be held May 4

Sarah Ding April 29, 2021

A Sweet Night of Music; a collective music concert put on by the RBHS jazz band and ensemble, symphonic band, woodwind choir, brass choir and percussion orchestra; will take place May 4. The program is...

Photo courtesy of Katherine Cox-Litrell.

Color guard auditions to be held Monday

Sarah Ding April 27, 2021

Auditions for the RBHS color guard will be on May 3 from 4:15 to 5:15 in the band room. The only experience necessary is the clinics held the past four Mondays. “Color guard is both an art and a sport....

Art by Devin Hall.

Pandemic intensifies violence against East Asian Americans

Sarah Ding April 26, 2021

Vincent Chin was a Chinese American man in Detroit out celebrating his bachelor party with his friends on the eve of his wedding, in 1982. Two white autoworkers beat him to death with a baseball bat amidst...

My mom and dad in Hangzhou. Photo courtesy of Sarah Ding.

Zhijian Ye and Shinghua Ding

Sarah Ding April 12, 2021

While I’ve lived in American suburbs my whole life, my parents grew up in rural parts of the Zhejiang province in China. My dad’s father was a government employee and worked in the next town over....

Photo by Desmond Kisida.

RBHS tennis coach Ben Loeb breaks win record

Sarah Ding March 26, 2021

Longtime RBHS tennis coach Ben Loeb secured his 1,139th win on Monday, breaking the coaching record for most dual meet tennis wins in Missouri high school history. Loeb’s wins come from his years of...

Photo by Sophia Eaton.

Reading rehabilitation: A journey back to books

Sarah Ding March 18, 2021

Elementary school was an abysmal experience. I remember having to walk in straight lines, hands behind my back, on the colored tile to get from class to lunch. I remember the sour smell of instant mashed...

Dr. Phillip Cuculich, Cardiologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Photo courtesy of Cuculich.

The heart of healthcare

Sarah Ding February 27, 2021

Dr. Greg Flaker, cardiologist at University of Missouri Health Care, University Hospital On the deeper meaning of the COVID-19 pandemic Dr. Greg Flaker has lived in Columbia since 1968, when he came to...

Dr. Andrew Kinslows class receives the news of his CFAE nomination. Photo courtesy of Jacob Sirna.

RBHS announces CFAE nominees

Sarah Ding February 18, 2021

The Columbia Fund for Academic Excellence (CFAE) committee provides cash awards each year for educators in the Columbia Public Schools district who fall under the various categories for selection. This...

People with physical touch as their love language feel loved when they receive physical signs of affection. Photo by Sophia Eaton.

Understanding love languages proves beneficial to relationships

Sarah Ding February 12, 2021

Senior Audrey Novinger prefers to make gifts for holidays rather than buy them. She’s created watercolors, bookmarks, embroidery, cards, bracelets and beauty products for her friends and family for birthdays,...

Photo by Ana Manzano.

Online shopping demonstrates changes in consumer behavior since COVID-19 pandemic

Sarah Ding February 8, 2021

In the first six months of 2020, online shoppers spent $347.26 billion with U.S. retailers. This was up 30.1% compared to the same period in 2019, according to the latest Digital Commerce 360 analysis...

StuCo seniors hold a meeting over Zoom. Photo courtesy of Shruti Gautam.

StuCo makes changes in election process

Sarah Ding January 13, 2021

After several meetings to discuss changes in how the student council (StuCo) will be run, StuCo officers finally received word of admin’s approval on Dec. 9. Their plans include improvements in the election...

Photo by Desmond Kisida.

Virtual debate, argumentation through screens

Sarah Ding January 3, 2021

Instead of loading onto a school bus and making the long drive to a tournament’s host school in cities such as St. Louis or Springfield, the RBHS Speech and Debate team has stayed right at home to compete....

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