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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

Junior Olivia Henderson takes off of the wall for her 100-yard backstroke. Im not happy with how I started that race, Henderson said. I left my hips in the water because I was afraid of my feet slipping, but it definitely slowed me down. Photo by Turner DeArmond.

Speedo Region VIII Sectionals canceled because of COVID-19 health concerns

Turner DeArmond March 16, 2020

For the past eight months, I have been going to swim practice after school every day, as well as  Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning. My Columbia Swim Club (CSC) teammates and I have spent so much...

Teachers Carrie Stephenson and Abigail Gorsage showing athletic spirit as a marathon runner and hockey player. The art teachers plan to continue going all out for spirit week.  Tomorrow, they will both be country. Photo by Turner DeArmond.

Mathletes vs. Athletes spirit day

Turner DeArmond February 24, 2020

Today’s Courtwarming spirit day was “Mathletes vs. Athletes.” Each day of the week falls under Student Council’s “Throw down” theme.  Members of the student body chose a side to represent,...

A misty-eyed goodbye: Juniors Mara Manion and Elise Henderson embrace senior Ansley Barnes following the conclusion of the meet. After realizing she would never be on a team with Barnes again, Manion broke into tears. Barnes and Henderson quickly hugged her and reassured one other they would always treasure the memories they shared. Photo by Turner DeArmond.

Girls’ swim and dive competes in state championships

Turner DeArmond February 24, 2020

On Feb. 21 and 22, the RBHS girls’ swimming and diving team competed in the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Class 2 State Swimming and Diving Championships at the St. Peters...

Photo by Turner DeArmond.

Claire Pistono, junior

Turner DeArmond February 20, 2020

Since 1976, a half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States, every American president has designated the month of February as Black History Month, a celebration and...

Photo by Turner DeArmond.

No love lost

Turner DeArmond February 13, 2020

From what I see, for many people my age, February is a month filled with happiness and romance. From what I see, a lot of my peers celebrate Valentine’s Day in a romantic haze; sharing awkward kisses...

Senior Ansley Barnes glides through the breastroke leg of her 100-yard individual medley Feb. 8. Barnes swam the 100-yard individual alongside her friend and teammate Reagan Richards. The two were laughing through the race, barely getting enough air to continue swimming. Photo by Turner DeArmond.

Girls’ swim and dive competes in Last Chance Invitational

Turner DeArmond February 10, 2020

On Feb. 8, the RBHS, Hickman High School (HHS), Battle High School (BHS) and Father Tolton Catholic High School (FTCHS) girls’ swimming and diving teams hosted their Last Chance meet at Hickman High...

Photo by Turner DeArmond.

Kierra Pilot, junior

Turner DeArmond February 3, 2020

Since 1976, a half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the U.S., every American president has designated the month of February as Black History Month, a celebration and remembrance...

Photo by Turner DeArmond

Genuine friendship enhances quality of life

Turner DeArmond January 27, 2020

When I first met senior Reagan Richards in the fall of 2015, I would have never thought she would come to be one of my closest companions. We first met through mutual friends at swim practice, and although...

Photo by Sarah Mosteller

Social pressures delegitimize bisexuality

Turner DeArmond January 22, 2020

In seventh grade, I told one of my closest friends that I was starting to experience attraction to the same gender. This was an unbelievably important moment for me, as it was the first time I had told...

Snow provides a reminder of a former home

Snow provides a reminder of a former home

Turner DeArmond December 27, 2019

Ispent the first year of my life in the forgettable state of South Dakota, a place people know for a few things: farming, Mount Rushmore, Native-American history and snow. South Dakota is, in all meanings...

Art by Snowy Li

Timeline: Important events in LGBTQ history

Turner DeArmond December 18, 2019

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A dog, Lexus, dozes on the ottoman of the DeArmond household Nov. 17. Lexus is often found here as it is her favorite spot in the house. Previously, her owners would never let her on the furniture, but they have become flexible in her old age.

Pets provide love, strength, stability

Turner DeArmond November 22, 2019

Since childhood I have always gravitated toward and found comfort in the company of animals. The wordless support they give and the warm affection they offer instills in me a sense of love and happiness...

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