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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

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RBHS seniors reflect on their feelings of preparedness for college

Ryan Tunks, Staff Writer May 8, 2024

As graduation approaches for RBHS seniors, many have begun to reflect on how their time at high school has prepared them for college.    Senior Nourhan Balboula said she feels RBHS has provided her...

Stress, anxiety skyrocket as students prepare for upcoming AP tests

Stress, anxiety skyrocket as students prepare for upcoming AP tests

Emily Weigand, Staff Writer April 18, 2024

As Advanced Placement (AP) tests approach, RBHS students are feeling the brunt of their courseload fall upon them. This time of year can prove to be extremely stressful and overwhelming for AP students,...

Not even water?

Not even water?

Maya Bensaoud, Staff Writer April 10, 2024

Amongst Islam’s many holidays and practices, the month of Ramadan is arguably the most globally anticipated. Although the entire Muslim world rigorously prepares for this holy month, many in the West...

School board members discuss the start time proposal, and later vote

How CPS is organized: a guide

Ella Wampler, Staff Writer April 3, 2024

When it comes to the inner workings of the Columbia Public Schools (CPS) school district, the average concerned citizen may struggle to understand the hierarchy and distribution of powers within the district....

Still life photo of a camera, cooking supplies, and makeup essentials. These represent the careers of videography, the culinary arts, and cosmetology.

RBHS alumni find success outside of college, typical schooling

Josiah Anderson, Editor in Chief March 6, 2024

To be successful, one needs school. That is often the narrative pushed both explicitly and implicitly by American culture and parents around the country. For many kids, college is the end goal from...

Still life photo of a crumpled voting application

Young Americans less likely to vote

Ryan Tunks, Staff Writer March 4, 2024

Young Americans are one of the largest groups in the country’s electorate, but they are also the least likely to turn out to vote.  From 2014 to 2022, Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 had...

Unengaged students sleep and ignore instruction in freshman advisory.

RBHS freshmen advisories receive mixed feedback

Ava Beary, Staff writer February 28, 2024

Upon entering their high school career, RBHS freshmen are required to take an advisory class as a part of their first-year schedule. The block may be filled by either Advisory 9 or Advisory Plus, the latter...

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Climate change’s effect on earth is detrimental, being overlooked

Natalya Horstmeier, Staff Writer February 28, 2024

The 28th United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference was held Nov. 30 to Dec. 12, 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This conference concluded with an agreement that, according to the United Nations, ...

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Scheduling conflicts: what is the master schedule, and how does it impact RBHS students?

Sophie Connell, News Editor February 26, 2024

The master schedule — all the classes at RBHS, their period and students assigned — greatly influences students’ individual schedules, which are released in August. School counselors begin working...

Missouri’s gun law weaknesses remain prevalent

Missouri’s gun law weaknesses remain prevalent

Natalya Horstmeier, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

Missouri has some of the weakest gun laws in the country, ranking the fifth highest rate of gun deaths in the U.S.. According to EveryStat, “the rate of gun deaths in Missouri increased 56% from 2009...

History of the heart symbol

History of the heart symbol

Ryan Tunks, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

The heart symbol is an enduring icon, seen in many cultures as a symbol of love. Hearts can be found on a wide range of objects today, and their use dates back over 5,000 years.  Historians debate...

Photos of the FAFSA and CSS Profile websites. The final deadline for the FAFSA is Jun. 30 and the CSS Profile is Feb. 25.

FAFSA vs CSS Profile

Ema Iwasaki, A&E Editor February 3, 2024

As RBHS students applied to higher educational institutions starting their senior year of high school, many started considering financial aid to help pay off their education expenses. The two commonly...

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