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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 2, 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...

This is the sign of the University of Missouri in front on Mizzous campus. Three RBHS seniors are currently committed to the University.

The University of Missouri attracts RBHS seniors

Sophie Connell, News Editor January 31, 2024

While many RBHS seniors anxiously await college acceptances and their decision, some have already committed to the school RBHS knows all about: The University of Missouri — Columbia — (MU). The...

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CPS struggles with staffing shortages

Jenna Lin and Ryan Tunks December 18, 2023

Staffing shortages are a prevalent issue school districts are facing across the nation, and Columbia Public Schools (CPS) is no exception. The district has been struggling with a significant surge in...

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RBHS basketball season short of home games

Ava Beary, Staff Writer December 15, 2023

The RBHS boys and girls basketball teams’ seasons recently commenced with games beginning with the Green & Gold Scrimmage on Nov 14. and 16 respectively. Both teams combined, the Bruins are currently...

Hazel Keithahn (12) and Alexis Doeblin (12) hold up their instruments to be played at the 2024 All-State Orchestra.

2024 All-State Musicians

Ema Iwasaki, A&E Editor December 12, 2023

19 RBHS musicians were accepted into the 2024 All-State Ensembles this year following the auditions Dec. 2 at the University of Missouri — Columbia.  16 band students were selected: Seniors Ainsley...

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College Board changes scoring rubric for AP History exams

Jenna Lin, Staff Writer November 9, 2023

As of Sept. 2023, the College Board has updated the scoring rubric for the Advanced Placement (AP) History exams, including AP World History: Modern, AP United States History and AP European History. These...

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Three Halloween events to explore this year

Jenna Lin, Staff Writer October 28, 2023

Gaudy lawn decorations, countless trunk-or-treats and Michael Meyers are back on the big screen: it is officially spooky season, and the list of local Halloween activities seems to expand by the day. Here...

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