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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

Bearing News

Decision to overturn Roe v. Wade creates unsafe abortions, exacerbates racial and economic disparities

Decision to overturn Roe v. Wade creates unsafe abortions, exacerbates racial and economic disparities

Zay Yontz, Features Editor May 20, 2022

A Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) draft surrounding abortion laws under the court case Roe v. Wade was leaked May 1. The opinion document voted to strike down the SCOTUS case Roe v. Wade, a...

Girls soccer loses 0-3 to Cor Jesu Academy in last home game

Girls’ soccer loses 0-3 to Cor Jesu Academy in last home game

Zay Yontz, Features Editor May 8, 2022

The RBHS girls’ soccer team faced the highest ranked team in the state, Cor Jesu Academy (CJA), May 6. The team lost 0-3 after playing two 40-minute halves. Scott Wittenborn, the girls’ soccer coach,...

on spring break

on spring break

Zay Yontz, Features Editor March 25, 2022

As spring break approaches, students wrap up school and prepare for the week ahead of them. Whether they are staying at home, traveling or resting from their past weeks of school, students are excited...

Debate team competes at districts, sends 7 to Nationals

Debate team competes at districts, sends 7 to Nationals

Zay Yontz, Features Editor March 21, 2022

The RBHS Speech and Debate team competed at the National Speech and Debate Eastern Missouri districts tournament at Ladue High School this past weekend, March 17-19. The team sent 27 competitors, with...

Darkroom Records creates opportunities for local bands

Darkroom Records creates opportunities for local bands

Zay Yontz, Features Editor March 7, 2022
With an increase in free time because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hickman High School junior Arjuna Raghu took it upon himself to start writing and producing music with his siblings Hickman High School freshman Surya Raghu and  Jefferson Middle School sixth grader Pasha Raghu. Though each member of the band started playing music years ago, Arjuna Raghu said he was on the lookout for a band he could play in, and he found it within his own home.
Art by Lorelai Dohm

Capitalist productivity culture leads to stress, creates unrealistic expectations

Zay Yontz, Features Editor February 7, 2022
From a young age, I always felt productivity was a focal point in my life. Even while growing up through elementary and middle school, I consistently felt the burden of feeling the need to be doing something all the time. Whether it was reading or doing some sort of homework, I felt I couldn’t take a break unless I knew for a fact that there wasn’t something else needing to be done, like studying for a quiz instead of watching a movie.
Critical Race Theory necessary to address white washed curriculum

Critical Race Theory necessary to address white washed curriculum

Zay Yontz, Features Editor February 1, 2022

Despite several initiatives to diversify the textbooks taught in schools, many textbooks have not changed. In regards to the education system,  “whitewashed,” is a term used to explain how many textbook...

Counseling department to hold virtual course fair

Counseling department to hold virtual course fair

Zay Yontz, Features Editor January 25, 2022
The RBHS counseling department will hold a course fair virtually on Zoom Jan. 25 from 5:30 to 7:00pm. The event aims to help students choose their classes for the upcoming year. Each department will have their own Zoom where students and parents can ask questions. Counselor Carrie Mckee said it is important for all students to attend the fair to better understand the available courses.
Principal Sirna presenting sophomore Andrew Hauser at the CPS board meeting Dec. 13. Hauser holds the record for the fastest cross country time of any high school student in Missouri history.

CPS Board of Education votes to update COVID-19 efforts, remove masks Jan. 4

Zay Yontz, Staff Writer December 16, 2021

The Columbia Public Schools (CPS) Board of Education voted to revise the current COVID-19 mitigation policy Dec. 13. The revised plan will remove mask mandates in schools, but will still require them on...

Photo by Salma Alamin.

The future of COVID-19: variants impact the future of the global pandemic

Zay Yontz November 1, 2021

The global pandemic continues to play a recurring role in many people’s lives even as things that are thought to be “normal” are reimplemented like in-seat learning and less preventative measures...

Photo by Desmond Kisida.

Volleyball team dominates Smith-Cotton High School

Zay Yontz September 21, 2021

The RBHS varsity volleyball team won their home game 25-6 against Smith-Cotton High School, Thursday, Sept. 16. The team played strong throughout the entire game with a packed crowd and won all three...

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