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

Activities ostracize low-income students

Activities ostracize low-income students

Skyler Froese April 28, 2017

Classism prevalent in school activities, attitudes of uninformed students East coast schools filled with potential Princeton eating club members are the prototype for elitism. In media like The Dead Poets...

Photo by Tyson Jamieson

Athletes consult religion to improve performance

Skyler Froese April 21, 2017

A thick blanket of chlorinated air covers the RBHS girls’ swim team. The back-to-back state champions are looking for a miracle, or at least third place in the final event, the 400-yard freestyle relay....

Unnecessary and offensive: female athletes deemed Lady Bruins

Unnecessary and offensive: female athletes deemed ‘Lady Bruins’

Skyler Froese April 5, 2017

Her heart is pounding. Every time her spikes hit the track, the pain and motivation of the past season throbs in her chest. She bursts through the ribbon. She is the Lady Champion. Wait, what? Well, she...

Food insecurity threatens local community

Food insecurity threatens local community

Skyler Froese April 3, 2017

One in six adults in Columbia regularly faces food insecurity. One in five children will face food security, Janese Silvey, Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri communications coordinator, said....

Hopkins takes off on a cool down jog after a rewarding workout on the track.

Track kicks off season at COMO opener

Skyler Froese March 19, 2017

The boys’ and girls’ track and field teams kicked off their seasons with the COMO Opener March 17 at Battle High School. While the meet wasn’t scored for a winner, the Bruins performed remarkably...

Senior Dalton Phillips works alongside junior Cami Kudrna on the Army Ants Teams robot named Ralph. The Army Ants competed this week at the St. Louis Regional held at Chaifetz Arena in which fifty-two teams representing seven different states showcased varying robots and strategies in hopes of becoming the regional winners to move on to World Championships. Photo by Yousuf El-Jayyousi

Robotics team overcomes obstacles, takes home award

Skyler Froese March 15, 2017

Senior Dalton Phillips and junior Cami Kudrna adjust their team's robot at their yearly competition in St. Louis, MO.  The Army Ants, the Columbia Public Schools robotics team, went marching to St. Louis...

Miss Kiet’s Children elicits joy, pride out of viewers

‘Miss Kiet’s Children’ elicits joy, pride out of viewers

Skyler Froese March 5, 2017

The first and final scenes of Miss Kiet’s Children are identical. The only difference between them is that during the closing shot, I felt sadness that such a joyful and beautiful movie was coming to...

The Grown-Ups provides inside look at the struggles of individuals with Down syndrome

‘The Grown-Ups’ provides inside look at the struggles of individuals with Down syndrome

Skyler Froese March 4, 2017

The words beautiful, moving and thought-provoking barely begin to describe Maite Alberdi's film The Grown-Ups. The documentary follows four adults in Chile at a school for individuals with Down syndrome....

I Am Not Your Negro presents effective analysis of racism in America

‘I Am Not Your Negro’ presents effective analysis of racism in America

Skyler Froese March 4, 2017

Before seeing Raoul Peck’s film, I Am Not Your Negro, I had already heard multiple accounts of the deep commotus that the film inspires in its telling of James Baldwin’s life and observations. Indeed,...

Bruins narrowly miss three-peat, take silver at state

Bruins narrowly miss three-peat, take silver at state

Skyler Froese February 19, 2017

By a mere three-and-a-half points, Lafayette High School denied the RBHS girls’ swim and dive team the chance at a historic three-peat. Although the team battled a variety of new challenges this year,...

Photo by Eléa-Marie Gilles

Social media inspires new trends in makeup

Skyler Froese February 16, 2017

Everyone has something to say about makeup. From a sixth grader asking her mom to let her abuse eyeliner for the first time, to the old woman powdering her face, and all the way up to the highest echelons...

Spirit week concludes with bruins Sunday bests

Spirit week concludes with bruins’ Sunday bests

Skyler Froese February 10, 2017

Photographer Eléa-Marie Gilles Freshman Audrey Guess gets in touch with her inner princess as she wears an opulent tiara as well as a fur stole.  Counselor Rachel Reed proves that she is just as suited...

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