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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

Cross country makes in-state season race debut at Gans Creek Classic

Cross country makes in-state season race debut at Gans Creek Classic

Allison Kim, Editor-in-Chief September 27, 2022

After opening up their season with two out-of-state meets, the girls’ and boys’ cross country teams ran their first race in Missouri at the Gans Creek Classic Saturday, Sept. 24.  With over 600...

Track and Field dominates competition, wins district championships

Track and Field dominates competition, wins district championships

Allison Kim, Op/Ed Editor May 17, 2022

RBHS hosted the 2022 Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Class 5 District 4 track meet May 14, with both the boys’ and girls’ teams coming out ahead of eight other teams and...

RBHS music departments combined concert concludes year, celebrates achievements

RBHS music department’s combined concert concludes year, celebrates achievements

Allison Kim, Op/Ed Editor May 16, 2022

With the end of the school year fast approaching, the RBHS Music Department held one final celebration of the RBHS chamber orchestra, chamber choir and wind symphony bands' hard work with a combined spring...

Photo courtesy of Envato Elements

on AP testing

Allison Kim, Op/Ed Editor May 13, 2022

Friday, May 13, marks the conclusion of all 2022 College Board Advanced Placement (AP) exams after two long weeks of testing. From underclassmen taking their first AP tests to upperclassmen adjusting from...

TikTok sounds: TikTok influences popular music, changes industry

TikTok sounds: TikTok influences popular music, changes industry

Allison Kim, Op/Ed Editor March 9, 2022

TikTok, the short-form video social media platform owned by Chinese tech giant ByteDance, has seen massive growth in the past four years since the app’s launch in 2017. TikTok was the most downloaded...

The female gaze counteracts existing standards in cinema

The female gaze counteracts existing standards in cinema

Allison Kim December 20, 2021

In every visual representation in media  consumed, the creator controls the perspective through which audiences view the work. The female and male gazes are two defined examples, primarily found and discussed...

Seasonal sounds: RBHS fine arts department to hold winter concerts Dec. 13, 14, 16

Seasonal sounds: RBHS fine arts department to hold winter concerts Dec. 13, 14, 16

Allison Kim, Op/Ed and Commentary Editor December 12, 2021
The RBHS fine arts department has been working diligently since their opening concerts earlier this fall, with the various sections all preparing for their upcoming winter concerts. The bands, orchestras and choirs are to hold their performances in the Performing Arts Center Dec. 13, 14 and 16, respectively. 
Photo by Bailey Blackburn.

Boys’ and girls’ cross country teams finish second, fourth on state championship podium

Allison Kim November 9, 2021

Looking out into a field of open grass, seven girls and seven boys from the RBHS cross country teams planted their feet firmly inside their boxes marked with white paint, anxiously awaiting the pop of...

Art by Desmond Kisida.

Normalization of everything: misapplication of language creates confusion, ineffective activism

Allison Kim November 2, 2021

In the past five years, “normalization,” as a word and idea, has gained currency throughout social media discourse, with people very quickly applying its use to facets of politics and activism. The...

Art by Vivian Spear

Shark rank: Barbie film series

Allison Kim October 29, 2021

In the second episode of the Shark Rank podcast. Bearing news op/ed and commentary editor Allison Kim, artist Vivian Spear and multimedia editor Joan Kwon discuss and rank their top 10 movies from...

Photo courtesy of Haeam Lee

Fairytale fashion: best of homecoming spirit week

Allison Kim October 26, 2021

RBHS held its annual homecoming spirit week Oct. 17-22, with lunchtime games, hallway decorations and dress-up days taking place leading up to the homecoming dance on Saturday, Oct. 23. Following this...

Photo by Bailey Blackburn.

Cross country fights for second place finish at Gans Creek Classic

Allison Kim September 28, 2021

Stepping up to the line against a total of 64 other teams, RBHS cross country competed at the Gans Creek Classic on Saturday, Sept. 25, with second-place finishes for both the girls’ and boys' teams.  Racing...

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