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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

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Listening sessions held to address racism incident

Zay Yontz and Julia Kim November 15, 2021

After a "disturbing image depicting racism" circulated social media, CPS staff members are holding four listening sessions on Nov. 16 and 17 in the PAC lobby, according to an email from Principal Jacob...

Board member Jeanne Snodgrass calls a three minute recess upon backlash from meeting attendees after the boards unanimous vote to continue COVID-19 mitigations in schools. Photo by Desmond Kisida.

Board of education votes to keep mask mandate in place

Zay Yontz and Julia Kim November 11, 2021

The Columbia Public Schools (CPS) Board of Education voted 7-0 to keep the current COVID-19 mask mandate in effect Nov. 8. Several parents and community members came to the Aslin Building to voice their...

Art by Vivian Spear.

That’s debatable: Should colleges require COVID-19 vaccines?

Multiple Authors September 30, 2021

Vaccine mandates protect the common good, prevent contagious viruses and diseases  Zay Yontz The return of in-person school brought the following question to many colleges and universities: should colleges...

Sophomore Olivia Rollison and seniors Mikayla Nelson, Ariah Stevenson and Kelsea Myers hang up the flag. Photo by Desmond Kisida.

RBHS clubs reinstate Black Lives Matter Flag

Nora Crutcher-McGowan and Zay Yontz September 14, 2021

Various RBHS clubs reinstated the Black Lives Matter flag in the activities office hallway Friday, Sept. 10. Senior Mikayla Nelson, leader of Student Equity Coalition, along with seniors Ariah Stevenson,...

Photo by Desmond Kisida.

Board of education votes to return students to in-person school

Multiple Authors January 14, 2021

T he Columbia Public Schools (CPS) Board of Education voted 5-2 for elementary students to return to a four-day in-person schedule, and secondary students to return to a hybrid, two-day schedule at their...

Superintendent Peter Stiepleman at the Nov. Board of Education meeting. Photo by Parker Boone.

CPS administration ought to take responsibility for student gatherings, reduce spread of COVID-19

Multiple Authors January 12, 2021

After a Columbia Public Schools (CPS) Board of Education meeting on Dec. 14, CPS administration is scrambling to find new solutions for a transition to in-person classes by updating social distancing guidelines...

Virtual learning creates challenges for students with ADHD

Virtual learning creates challenges for students with ADHD

Multiple Authors January 5, 2021

As students from CPS have switched to virtual learning, they have met many challenges along the way. Although students have gone through a difficult time in this new school year, students with learning...

Staff writers share their New Years related pictures.

Staff writers share their 2021 resolutions

Multiple Authors January 1, 2021

Bearing News and Southpaw writers look back at past resolutions and create new ones for 2021. Shruti Gautam, feature editor My resolution for 2020 was to take more pictures with my friends. This now ironic...

Staff writers share their favorite pictures from 2020.

Staff writers reflect on 2020

Multiple Authors December 30, 2020

Bearing News and Southpaw staff writers reflect on 2020, sharing their experiences with virtual learning and what they learned during quarantine as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Allison Kim,...

A lady gives public comment at the board of education meeting on Nov. 9. Photo by Desmond Kisida.

Niewoehner, CPS teachers express hesitance with in-person return

Multiple Authors November 13, 2020

The Columbia Public Schools (CPS) Board of Education held a session at the Neil C. Aslin administration building on Nov. 9. The Board voted on five different motions related to sending students back to...

Thats debatable: Should the Electoral College be abolished?

That’s debatable: Should the Electoral College be abolished?

Multiple Authors November 7, 2020

Electoral College violates popular sovereignty, suppresses voters Amira McKee The significant divergence between the results of the popular vote and the Electoral College within recent presidential...

A poster from the What About Us? at the RBHS South parking lot on Oct. 19. Photo by Parker Boone.

Students protest virtual learning in RBHS South parking lot

Multiple Authors October 21, 2020

Columbia Public Schools (CPS) parents and students gathered in the RBHS South Parking Lot to object to the Board of Education’s recent decision to keep high school and middle schools virtual as a part...

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