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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

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Seniors take risks, pursue careers in music, entertainment

Seniors take risks, pursue careers in music, entertainment

Alyssa Sykuta May 23, 2013

It’s easy when you’re 16 years old to view high school as that place where students sit down, stare at a Smartboard for eight hours, take tests, and go home. But for many graduating seniors, high school...

As the year draws to a close, seniors in the performing arts programs at RBHS look forward to pursuing their passion in college. Photo by Patrick Smith

Performing arts seniors pursue passion

Alyssa Sykuta May 16, 2013

It’s easy when you’re 16 years old to view high school as the place where students sit down, stare at a Smartboard for eight hours, take tests, go home and come back the next day to do it all over...

Kenny Chesneys Life On A Rock captures island life

Kenny Chesney’s ‘Life On A Rock’ captures island life

Alyssa Sykuta May 4, 2013

Twenty years in the music industry has yet to take a toll on country star Kenny Chesney's ability to please his fans. The 45-year-old singer/song-writer released his 16th studio album, "Life on a Rock,"...

CAPERS, the RBHS annual talent show, takes place tonight at 7 p.m. in the PAC. Photo by Aniqa Rahman

CAPERS prepares to entertain, fundraise

Alyssa Sykuta April 18, 2013

If all goes as planned, at 7 p.m., the parking lots will overflow, the ticket box in the Performing Art Center lobby will be nearly sold out, and the auditorium will be overflowing with students, teachers...

The Columbia Public Schools Title I preschool, located in the RBHS basement, serves snacks to its students. The United States Department of Agriculture recently released a new proposal which may change the influence school districts have over snack foods, possibly resulting in healthier snacks next year, including trail mix, diet soda, baked chips and iced tea. Photo by Aniqa Rahman

Lunch proposal expected to establish limits

Alyssa Sykuta March 5, 2013

[heading style="2"]Department of Agriculture aims to replace vending machines, à la carte[/heading] [dropcap style="2" size="3"]S[/dropcap]Six months ago, Columbia Public Schools joined thousands of school...

District looks to new transportation models

District looks to new transportation models

Alyssa Sykuta March 5, 2013

[heading style="2"]A need for reformation[/heading][dropcap style="1" size="3"]F[/dropcap]First Student, the largest busing contractor in the U.S., provides six million students with transportation solutions...

Five reasons to ... Valentines Day

Five reasons to … Valentine’s Day

Alyssa Sykuta February 14, 2013

 Do you love or hate Valentines day? Here are some pros and cons... [heading style="1"]Five Reasons to LOVE Valentine's Day[/heading] I’m a single, teenage girl – I should hate Valentine’s Day,...

U.S. News and World ranked RBHS as the ninth best school in the state of Missouri.

RBHS ranks ninth best school in Missouri

Alyssa Sykuta February 8, 2013

[dropcap style="2" size="3"]A[/dropcap]According to a report released yesterday from U.S. News and World, the students and faculty of RBHS can boast themselves as belonging to the ninth best school in...

Superintendent supports later start time

Alyssa Sykuta February 6, 2013

[dropcap style="1" size="3"]T[/dropcap]Though the school board has not finalized the decision, Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Chris Belcher has officially taken a stance on the start times debate...

Committee suggests replacement for Advisory

Alyssa Sykuta February 4, 2013

At RBHS, the Advisory experience is one that marks sophomore year. The mandatory one period class every other day is designed to introduce the new students to high school life, build relationships between...

RBHS hosts second annual jazz festival

Alyssa Sykuta February 1, 2013

For the second year in a row, RBHS will host the MU/Rock Bridge Jazz Festival on Saturday, Feb. 2. The festival is the result of collaboration between RBHS band director Steve Mathews and University of...

The RBHS jazz ensemble played at the Missouri Music Educators Association conference on Jan. 24 for a crowd of over 500 people. Photo used with permission from Ric Wilborn

Jazz ensemble performs at annual state-wide conference

Alyssa Sykuta January 25, 2013

Rather than sitting down to music stands and instruments during first hour Thursday morning, the RBHS jazz ensemble found themselves loading up a bus with equipment for their day-trip to the Tan-Tar-A...

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