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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

Bearing News

CPS bond issue to alleviate overcrowding

CPS bond issue to alleviate overcrowding

Jacob Sykuta April 30, 2018

[dropcap style="flat" size="4"]T[/dropcap]he passage of the Columbia Board of Education’s $30 million bond issue in early April is an attempt to alleviate overcrowding in Columbia Public Schools (CPS)....

RBHS to breathalyze every student at prom

RBHS to breathalyze every student at prom

Jacob Sykuta April 26, 2018

Saturday night, many seniors and their dates will dress fancy, take pictures, eat a formal dinner and then drive to prom to the Hampton Inn and Suites on 1225 Fellows Place. While in the past, students...

Students discuss impact of substitutes in classes

Students discuss impact of substitutes in classes

Jacob Sykuta April 6, 2018

Substitute teachers, commonly referred to as subs, either teach or monitor a school class when the regular teacher is unavailable. Teachers take days off for various reasons, but ultimately, students such...

Teacher staffing ratios different in CPS high schools

Teacher staffing ratios different in CPS high schools

Jacob Sykuta March 30, 2018

For years, there has been a gap between student-to-teacher ratios within Columbia Public Schools' (CPS) high schools. Recently, CPS began trying to address this ratio gap, CPS Community Relations Director...

Tomb Raider reboots, revitalizes unsuccessful series

‘Tomb Raider’ reboots, revitalizes unsuccessful series

Jacob Sykuta March 18, 2018

[dropcap style="flat"]W[/dropcap]hen it was announced that Swedish actress Alicia Vikander would star in a reboot of “Tomb Raider,” playing the chasm-leaping adventurer Lara Croft, many became skeptical...

RBHS discusses requirements for scheduling

RBHS discusses requirements for scheduling

Jacob Sykuta February 27, 2018

With March on the horizon, students look forward to the week-long spring break and the oncoming three-month, summer break afterward. Almost all students take these breaks as a godsend, believing that Columbia...

Black Panther: The best standalone Marvel film since Iron Man

‘Black Panther’: The best standalone Marvel film since ‘Iron Man’

Jacob Sykuta February 19, 2018

[dropcap style="flat" size="4"]U[/dropcap]ntil now, whether they hail from either DC or the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), big-screen superheroes have traditionally been white men. Either having been...

Celebrating Scott Joplin

Celebrating Scott Joplin

Jacob Sykuta February 19, 2018

[dropcap style="flat" size="4"]O[/dropcap]n Nov. 24, 1868 in Northeast Texas, the Joplin musical family welcomed another child to their family. They named him Scott. Florence Givens, Joplin’s mother,...

Student Council prepares for BoardWarming

Student Council prepares for ‘Board’Warming

Jacob Sykuta February 16, 2018

This year’s courtwarming dance brings back childhood nostalgia of playing game night with family members, as the theme takes on board games entitled, “Game On, Rock Bridge! ‘Board’Warming 2018.”...

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Students weigh in on weighted grades

Jacob Sykuta February 15, 2018

As course enrollment and preparations occur for the 2018-2019 school year, students ready themselves for another academic year, only having barely completed half of the current one. They choose among taking...

The Death Cure, a strong finale for a weak franchise

‘The Death Cure’, a strong finale for a weak franchise

Jacob Sykuta January 28, 2018

[dropcap style="flat"]E[/dropcap]ver since the release of the first installment of “The Hunger Games” trilogy in 2012, young adult film adaptations have transformed into a rather dystopian era. “The...

Pimple popping videos rise on YouTube

Pimple popping videos rise on YouTube

Jacob Sykuta January 12, 2018

YouTube has more than 1.5 billion users, making it  one of the most successful social media platforms, as reported by TechCrunch. There are close to 100 million combined views, not of music videos, cats...

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