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Seeds of gratitude grow, students reveal benefits of ‘Thankful Thursday’

Emily Franke May 7, 2015

The EEE room is a very homey place, junior Jodie Bappe said, and EEE teacher Kathryn Fishman-Weaver does a lot to make the room as comfortable and positive as possible for students. During fourth hour...

“It’s necessary and awesome because so much of what we learn in history, despite the fact that there are teachers now who are trying to reverse it and make it more inclusive, the fact is that for most of history we have completely disregarded their point of view. The fact that people complain about it... First of all, why does it matter to you because it matters to those whose history has been erased, okay? If you’re not black I feel like you should not complain about it because you don’t understand. Also the fact that you get to learn about so many cool people... So we all learn about Edison and the light bulb and also there’s Tesla who’s super important in electricity, but there’s also a third black man who was really involved in helping Tesla and helping him do his research. Lewis Latimer made a long lasting light bulb and no one knows about him, and you never learn about this stuff because it’s just a race. I don’t know. It’s important and necessary.” -Michele Yang, Senior

RBHS hosts Presidential Scholar Finalist for second year in a row

Emily Franke May 5, 2015

On Monday as senior Michele Yang worked at a computer and EEE teacher Kathryn Fishman Weaver stood at her desk across the EEE room, Weaver heard the “ding” from her computer. Months after finishing...

State resolution aims to give private schools curricular autonomy

Emily Franke May 3, 2015

On Jan. 26, 2015, Sen. Bob Onder (R-St. Charles) presented Missouri Senate Joint Resolution 12 (SJR12). This proposed constitutional amendment passed perfection in the House, and if it passes in both the...

Trapped Inside the Mind

Trapped Inside the Mind

Emily Franke May 2, 2015

[dropcap style="flat" size="5" class="A"]T[/dropcap]he clock strikes at midnight. Hands ruffle through papers and fumble for a pencil. Eyes dart through research articles and feet tap on the ground, counting...

Change with the Times

Change with the Times

Emily Franke April 28, 2015

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Science Olympiad sets record placement at State

Emily Franke April 21, 2015

At 5:45 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, RBHS Science Olympiad Green Team members loaded two buses with contraptions and team members to compete in the State Competition at Westminster University in Fulton,...

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RBHS journalists take home Pacemaker, Best of Show awards

Emily Franke April 19, 2015

[heading size="16" margin="10"]5 students claim individual awards in Write-Offs[/heading]After more than 12 hours on a bus, seven RBHS journalists arrived in Denver, Colorado for the Journalism Education...

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It’s about time

Emily Franke April 15, 2015

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Where art meets journalism on the silver screen

Where art meets journalism on the silver screen

Emily Franke March 19, 2015

  [vimeo url="" width="580" height="380"] This year, thirteen students from RBHS attended the True/False Boot Camp, which is a free program that allows students to get involved...

Proximity cards absent from student wallets

Proximity cards absent from student wallets

Emily Franke March 9, 2015

Months after teachers received proximity cards, Principal Dr. Jennifer Rukstad plans to meet with the CPS administrators March 18 to revisit the topic of cards for students. Dr. Rukstad said student cards...

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Screening at RBHS to kick off True/False festival

Emily Franke February 19, 2015

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Rookies to champions in under a week

Rookies to champions in under a week

Emily Franke February 14, 2015

[heading size=18" margin="10"]RBHS Ethics Bowl competes for first year regional competition, will compete at national level[/heading]Less than a week after putting together a team, senior Humera Lodhi...

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