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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

End of high school prompts reflection, exploration of memories

End of high school prompts reflection, exploration of memories

Nora Crutcher-McGowan, Editor-in-Chief May 19, 2022

The global COVID-19 pandemic framed much of my high school stint. When I try to sort memories or events from the past four years of my life in my brain, I categorize everything into the “before times''...

Photo courtesy of Mary Grupe.

Future HHS principal Mary Grupe reflects on time at RBHS, education journey

Nora Crutcher-McGowan, Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2022

RBHS assistant principal Mary Grupe is set to be the next head principal of Hickman High School (HHS), after an announcement from Columbia Public Schools (CPS) in March and subsequent approval by the Columbia...

on Global Village

on Global Village

Nora Crutcher-McGowan, Editor-in-Chief March 18, 2022

After a week of Global Village festivities, including cultural art and poetry day Tuesday and an international fashion show Thursday, students concluded a week of celebrating the many represented cultures...

Junior Judah Belzer and senior Gram Coalier in Noises Off.

Winter play “Noises Off” brings talented student actors together

Nora Crutcher-McGowan, Editor-in-Chief February 15, 2022

This year’s winter play, “Noises Off,” closed Saturday, Feb. 12, with four performances taking place from Feb. 10 through Feb. 12. “Noises Off” is a 1982 play written by Michael Frayn, a British...

RBHS students walk out to demand return of masks

RBHS students walk out to demand return of masks

Nora Crutcher-McGowan, Editor-in-Chief January 13, 2022

RBHS students walked out of classrooms at noon Wednesday, Jan. 12 to call for the reinstatement of a district-wide mask mandate. The CPS mask requirement ended Jan. 4 after a ruling from the Board of Education...

Photo by Bailey Blackburn.

Fall musical “Bye Bye Birdie” closes with success

Nora Crutcher-McGowan November 17, 2021

The annual fall musical hit the stage Thursday, Nov. 11, and proceeded with three more performances on Friday, Saturday and a matinee Sunday. This year’s production, “Bye Bye Birdie,” followed a...

Photo courtesy of Searchlight Pictures.

“The French Dispatch” effortlessly blends striking visuals with maniacal humor

Nora Crutcher-McGowan November 11, 2021

Wes Anderson’s latest undertaking, “The French Dispatch,” is—if nothing else—charismatic. Doing what he does best, the filmmaker and writer effortlessly blends striking visuals with maniacal...

Art by Vivian Spear.

Climate change spurs journalistic awakening

Nora Crutcher-McGowan November 4, 2021

For members of Generation Z, the threat of climate change is a life-long presence. Junior Brooke Novinger, co-president of RBHS Conservation Club, said she first heard about the issue in late elementary...

Art by Desmond Kisida.

Halloween fosters self-expression with limits

Nora Crutcher-McGowan November 4, 2021

America has its fair share of stuffy rules and social norms, but “Halloween is the one time of year a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girl can say anything about it.” Cady Heron from...

Art by Rachel Stevens.

British royal family drama exemplifies flaws of monarchy governments

Nora Crutcher-McGowan June 2, 2021

The validity of monarchies is historically under question. Some critics even turned to violence to besiege their disdain for such institutions. The French Revolution, for example, famously resulted in...

Photo courtesy of Nora Crutcher-McGowan.

on receiving a COVID-19 vaccine

Nora Crutcher-McGowan April 29, 2021

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, issued for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Dec. 11, 2020, is currently the only vaccine available for those between the ages of 16...

Art by Rachel Stevens.

’80s moral panics pervade society

Nora Crutcher-McGowan April 15, 2021

The rise of the Christian Right in the late 1970s, combined with the Reagan Era of the ‘80s, grasped several aspects of American culture. Mortified parents longed for what they considered a socially...

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