The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

Source: National Institute of Health

CPS coronavirus plan necessary, but too rushed

Columbia Public Schools (CPS) superintendent Dr. Peter Stiepleman announced yesterday all CPS public schools will close March 18 through April 12 in an email to CPS staff and parents. The measure aims...

Inflexible deadlines worsen quality of education

Inflexible deadlines worsen quality of education

The Rock and Bearing News Staff February 20, 2020

Deadlines control students’ lives. The specter of late work deductions or even worse, a zero, force students to figure out a way to manage their time that often result in stressful, unhealthy work management. The...

Art by Snowy Li

Online classes allow for procrastination, cheating

The Rock and Bearing News Staff January 14, 2020

Missouri introduced the Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program in 2019, expanding the amount of online classes students can take to a virtually infinite amount. The bill benefits schools that...

RBHS counseling put up popular college t-shirts in the science wing. (Photo by Will Cover)

Affirmative action proves vital for diversity

The Rock and Bearing News Staff November 4, 2019

During the Civil Rights Movement, President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order in 1961 mandating the government to “take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and that employees...

Hardening measures won’t increase safety, waste money

The Rock and Bearing News Staff September 27, 2019

In the last five years, there have been 25 shootings at a U.S. high school that resulted in at least one fatality. RBHS’s hardening policy, which mainly includes converting to a single entrance with...

Editorial policy

Editorial policy

The following is the editorial policy for Bearing News. Editorial Board: The paper’s editorial board, made up of the Editors-In-Chief of The Rock and Bearing News and the...

About Us

Bearing News is an original news website published from Rock Bridge High School in Columbia, Missouri. It was first launched in the 2011-2012 school year by the staff of The Rock, newspaper, and Flashback, yearbook....

Art by Reece Furkin

Be prudent when posting

As homey and comfortable as social media feels to teenagers, adolescents should be aware of the implications of their future posts. In 2018, 70 percent of employers used social media to screen candidates...

Art by Valeria Velasquez

AP World needs modification, not division

The Rock and Bearing News Staff October 18, 2018

With the College Board’s coming upheaval of the Advanced Placement (AP) World History, this year’s freshmen and every class after may miss out on decades of history education. This past summer, the...

FCC vote on net neutrality could spell devastation

FCC vote on net neutrality could spell devastation

The Rock and Bearing News Staff December 12, 2017

Money is, has been and always will be the filament for pursuit of new grounds. Profit has always driven companies to adjust policies. In the instance of net neutrality, however, greed is one step from...

We need new solutions to improve reading

We need new solutions to improve reading

The Conference Board of Canada identified reading as a fundamental employability skill for all individuals. The Columbia Public Schools (CPS) Social Studies and English Coordinator Nick Kremer said, however,...

Voters deserve chance to vote for marijuana

Voters deserve chance to vote for marijuana

The Rock and Bearing News Staff December 24, 2016

Rights are the foundation of the United States of America. The right to vote, the right to free speech and the right to bear arms are all essential components in both the identity of the individual American...

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