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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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Crisis, conflict reporting unveils bias in western media

Anjali Noel Ramesh, Editor in Chief May 13, 2022

In a live report from Kyiv, Ukraine Feb. 25, Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) senior foreign correspondent Charlie D’Agata said “But [Kyiv] isn’t a place, with all due respect, like Iraq or Afghanistan,...

Track and field athletes achieve new personal records at Lutheran South Invitational, prepare for postseason

Track and field athletes achieve new personal records at Lutheran South Invitational, prepare for postseason

Anjali Noel Ramesh, Editor-in-Chief May 10, 2022

The RBHS boys’ and girls’ track team competed at the Lutheran South Invitational this past Saturday, May 7. This meet marks the end of regular season and the beginning of the competition for the Missouri...

Photo courtesy of Caroline Ma.

Army Ants compete at world robotics championships after two-year COVID-19-related cancellations

Anjali Noel Ramesh, Editor-in-Chief April 29, 2022

The Army Ants, a For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Competition team based in Columbia and open to members from the three Columbia Public Schools high schools and...

Global Village international fashion show makes come back after COVID-19 cancellations

Global Village international fashion show makes come back after COVID-19 cancellations

Anjali Noel Ramesh, Editor-in-Chief March 21, 2022

RBHS English Language Learning (ELL) teacher Lilia Ben-Ayed and over 20 students hosted the annual Global Village fashion show Thursday, March 17 during all A, B and C lunches. A long, elevated runway...

Photo courtesy of Joseph Anderson.

Bruin Girls compete at nationals, adopt mindset changes in face of adversity

Anjali Noel Ramesh, Editor-in-Chief March 9, 2022

The RBHS Bruin Girls competed against 172 teams from across the country in the 2022 National Dance Alliance (NDA) High School National Championships this past weekend, March 4 through March 6, in Orlando,...

Music aides therapy, promotes stress relief, relaxation

Music aides therapy, promotes stress relief, relaxation

Anjali Noel Ramesh, Editor-in-Chief March 7, 2022

A 2019 study by professor of psychology Daniel Müllensiefen at Goldsmiths College, University of London found 74% of those surveyed listened to music to reduce stress and were successful in doing so....

Senior ad deadline approaches, yearbook staff faces difficulty meeting sales goal

Senior ad deadline approaches, yearbook staff faces difficulty meeting sales goal

Anjali Noel Ramesh, Editor-in-Chief December 16, 2021

In response to the school’s shift away from the use of paper, yearbook and senior ad sales will remain online for the 2021-22 school year. Senior ads are a designated section of the yearbook where family...

Photo by Salma Alamin.

Underclassmen win annual PowderPuff tournament, look forward to coming year

Anjali Noel Ramesh, Co-Editor in Chief December 5, 2021
After canceling the previous year’s games because of COVID-19 restrictions, the RBHS student council held the annual PowderPuff tournament Thursday, Nov. 2. PowderPuff is a touch football game and is played by anyone not already on the official school football team. Students signed up to participate on a first-come, first-served basis a few weeks prior. The seniors and juniors had teams of 25 each, while the freshman and sophomore classes had one combined team of 25. 

Volleyball makes history, looks to improve for future seasons

Anjali Noel Ramesh November 17, 2021

Following a district championship, victories in the sectional tournament and state quarterfinals and a fourth-place finish in the Final Four, the RBHS volleyball team set a new record this year, making...

Art by Vivian Spear.

Billionaires in space: commercial space travel takes over future of industry

Anjali Noel Ramesh November 4, 2021

In an ambitious mission starting a new era of commercial space travel, English business magnate Richard Branson, became the first person to launch into space in a craft funded in part by his own money...

Art by Vivian Spear.

Wildfire smoke spreads across nation, contaminates air quality

Anjali Noel Ramesh November 3, 2021

In the past five years, record breaking wildfires have plagued California, according to the Insurance Information Institute. The amount of land burned by the wildfires are at an all-time high, with over...

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