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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

Art by Valeria Velasquez

Say no to fines, yes to education

Ben Kimchi May 7, 2019

Distracted driving is indisputably dangerous. Sending or reading a text for five seconds at 55 mph is the equivalent of driving the length of a football field blindfolded, according to the U.S. Department...

Midnight Traveler preview screens for True Life Fund at RBHS

‘Midnight Traveler’ preview screens for True Life Fund at RBHS

Ben Kimchi February 28, 2019

xcerpts from “Midnight Traveler,” a documentary of an Afghan family fleeing the Taliban, played for RBHS students first block yesterday for the True Life Fund, an effort by the True/False Film Festival...

Illustrated by Moy Zhong.

Worth a shot

Ben Kimchi February 27, 2019

HPV vaccine prevents cervical cancer Cancer claimed 9.6 million lives worldwide in 2018; the disease was responsible for one in every six deaths globally, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)....

Art by Moy Zhong

State fund formula requires restructuring

Ben Kimchi December 19, 2018

A strong public education system is the backbone of equal opportunity for Americans, but when that system grants lower funding to poor schools despite their students’ increased need, it fails to uphold...

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a dazzling work of art

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a dazzling work of art

Ben Kimchi December 16, 2018

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is an artful masterpiece, animated with a beautiful and bright comic-style that is unprecedented in the genre. The concept of the movie presents concerns for moviegoers,...

INFECTED: After school on Oct. 16, Senior Jocelyn Heimsoth works on the yearbook after losing time when the virus locked her out of the yearbook drive. In the aftermath of the virus, her computer needed to redownload essential files such as fonts.

Staff loses admin rights after email virus

Ben Kimchi October 31, 2018

A computer virus that infected Columbia Public Schools (CPS) devices, discovered Oct. 3, caused teachers and staff to lose access to their application files. The virus was device-specific and did not affect...

SHOWCASED MOMENT: Blackwater performs at the Roots n Blues n BBQ festival Saturday, Sept. 29. Photo by Bailey Stover.

Darkroom records studio to come to RBHS

Ben Kimchi October 31, 2018

rofessional-grade recording may soon be readily available for RBHS students. A Darkroom Records’ recording studio, a Columbia-based series of student run recording studios, is in the process of coming...

Info graphic by Sarah Kuhlmann

Stiepleman announces new district virtues

Ben Kimchi October 1, 2018

Trust. Integrity. Collaboration. Transparency. Empathy. Grace. Dr. Peter Stiepleman said the implementation of these six values will guide the school district's decisions and improve Columbia Public Schools'...

Before Roots N Blues N BBQ opens its gates to thousands of visitors, volunteers set up stages and check sound equipment. The  Missouri Lottery Stage is one of two main stages at the festival. Photo by Maya Bell.

12th Annual Roots N Blues N Barbeque kicks off

Ben Kimchi September 28, 2018

This was previously published in "The Rock," Bearing News' sister print publication. The 12th Annual Roots N Blues N BBQ festival kicks off tonight, beginning the weekend of music and food filled with...

Columbia Board of Education considers name change for Robert E. Lee Elementary

Columbia Board of Education considers name change for Robert E. Lee Elementary

Ben Kimchi April 28, 2018

On Sept. 11 last year, the Columbia Board of Education voted to assemble a committee to consider renaming Robert E. Lee Elementary School. Throughout April, the committee accepted name ideas from the community...

RBHS debate team elects co-captains for 2018-19 season

RBHS debate team elects co-captains for 2018-19 season

Ben Kimchi April 28, 2018

On Monday April 23, the RBHS debate team voted to elect juniors Kiren MacLeod and Megan Pullen as co-captains for the 2018-19 debate season. Head Coach Ben Niewoehner has high hopes for their leadership. “I...

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