The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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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 Isabel Thoroughman

The price is right: Will pay to play for my children

Katie Whaley May 7, 2019

Why is everyone mad at Lori Laughlin? She was doing what every parent should for his or her children. What is criminal is not her behavior; rather, that she might go to prison for paving the way for Olivia...

Businesswoman working on a report or questionnaire writing notes with a pen, overhead view of her desk with a laptop, paperwork and coffee

Studying with calm songs

Katie Whaley April 26, 2019

Whether it’s an early morning on my Alternate Unassigned Time (AUT) at the public library or after school holed up in my room, I have to listen to background music when I’m studying. My playlist for...

Climate Change by Moy Zhong

Climate in crisis; students speak out

Katie Whaley April 26, 2019

Space: the final frontier. Humans seek out new wonders and oddities deep into the vastness of the galaxy. They boldly send ships to places no one on Earth has ever seen to discover, to understand and to...

Sexual assault leaves lasting impact

Sexual assault leaves lasting impact

Katie Whaley April 23, 2019

In times of imminent danger, when adrenaline shoots into the bloodstream, the heart palpitates in overdrive, and breathing occurs more often and rapidly, the sympathetic sets the body into a state called...

telescope in the desert watching the Great Bear constellation and the milky way

Astronomy teacher reflects on black hole’s significance

Katie Whaley April 18, 2019

April 10, scientists from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) revealed to the public the first real image of a black hole, in a galaxy called Messier 87 55 million light years away from Earth. The image...

Students watch as Student council officer candidates make speeches at the spring assembly Friday, April 5, Photo by Gabi Tella.

Student Council opens treasurer position to its rising juniors

Katie Whaley April 8, 2019

At the spring assembly Friday, April 6, Student Council (StuCo) presented candidates for next year’s student government officers. Students running for president, vice president and treasurer all made...

Exploring online communication with Dr. Brett Johnson

Exploring online communication with Dr. Brett Johnson

Katie Whaley April 3, 2019

Assistant professor Dr. Brett Johnson at the University of Missouri—Columbia discusses the legality of online communication in the First Amendment and with high school athletes. What do you see as...

Art by Reece Furkin

With change in principal comes worries, advice

Katie Whaley April 2, 2019

Every time a change happens there is cause for concern. The principal in many ways is the face of a school. In the many decades RBHS has existed, continuity in principals has been standard, with only seven...

Photos by Allie Pigg, Camryn DeVore, Sophie Eaton, Bailey Stover. Illustrated by Sarah Kuhlmann.

Social media increase accountability, responsibility

Katie Whaley March 26, 2019

In the past six months, Americans have seen public figures come to terms with inappropriate statements and behaviors they displayed back in high school. Through old yearbooks, Americans found documentation...

Why student listening session did not work

Why student listening session did not work

Katie Whaley February 28, 2019

Students may have a difficult time imagining RBHS without principal Dr. Jennifer Rukstad, who has been here since the 2012-2013 school year. Fantasizing a school without Rukstad is difficult not only because...

Advanced Acting class to perform district theater show

Advanced Acting class to perform district theater show

Katie Whaley February 27, 2019

Friday, March 1, RBHS Advanced Acting class will travel to Mexico High School in Mexico, Missouri to compete in a theater district competition. The group will load up the bus at 7:30 a.m. and depart from...

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