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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

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Future HHS principal Mary Grupe reflects on time at RBHS, education journey

Nora Crutcher-McGowan, Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2022

RBHS assistant principal Mary Grupe is set to be the next head principal of Hickman High School (HHS), after an announcement from Columbia Public Schools (CPS) in March and subsequent approval by the Columbia...

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Balanced diets lead to healthy status among students, boost performance of athletes

Brandt Stewart, Sports Editor April 12, 2022

Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and  many forms of cancer. These conditions are the long-term effects of a non-balanced, low nutrient diet that results from receiving less than adequate amounts...

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Civics studies classes introduce students to politics

Josiah Anderson, Staff Writer March 21, 2022

One of the key questions RBHS Civics Studies classes ask is “What makes an effective citizen?” From this question stems seemingly endless avenues of discovery, from researching the past to analyzing...

TikTok sounds: TikTok influences popular music, changes industry

TikTok sounds: TikTok influences popular music, changes industry

Allison Kim, Op/Ed Editor March 9, 2022

TikTok, the short-form video social media platform owned by Chinese tech giant ByteDance, has seen massive growth in the past four years since the app’s launch in 2017. TikTok was the most downloaded...

Music industry mishandles substance abuse

Music industry mishandles substance abuse

Ketti Horton, Staff Writer March 9, 2022

The music industry is a place beaming with talent, yet so many seem to be taken too soon. Included in this phenomenon is the strange, coincidental group of musicians who all died at the age of 27, collectively...

Music aides therapy, promotes stress relief, relaxation

Music aides therapy, promotes stress relief, relaxation

Anjali Noel Ramesh, Editor-in-Chief March 7, 2022

A 2019 study by professor of psychology Daniel Müllensiefen at Goldsmiths College, University of London found 74% of those surveyed listened to music to reduce stress and were successful in doing so....

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Musicians in our midst

Shubha Gautam and Brandt Stewart March 7, 2022

Aidan Ryan, senior pianist/tenor singer In the early life of senior Aidan Ryan, the piano was the spark that ignited his zeal for music, also then guiding him to address a newfound intrigue in singing;...

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RBHS teachers share music of their youth

Josiah Anderson, Writer March 7, 2022

Turning on the radio in the present day, the ears of Americans are greeted with hip hop and pop, whose roots could be found in the beginning of softrock in the 1970s. Prior to the pop genre popular today,...

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.
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Music shapes individualism, personal style changed

Laís Campos March 7, 2022

Music can influence behavior and personal style in many different ways. Not only can it shape our sense of self by providing immediate sensory impressions of physique, time and sociability, but music also...

The impact of Omicron: variant heightens risk of infection, targets disabled communities

The impact of Omicron: variant heightens risk of infection, targets disabled communities

Julia Kim, Staff Writer February 2, 2022
First identified in Botswana and South Africa in November, the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus has surged around the world over the past two months and now accounts for 99.9% of new infections in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The pandemic continues to play a recurring role in people’s lives, and Omicron poses new risks toward able-bodied and disabled people in the new year.
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Minorities experience more pressure in educational environments, during COVID-19 pandemic

Lais Campos November 11, 2021

Even with the introduction of vaccinations, the COVID-19 outbreak continues to have far-reaching health and economic consequences for the American public, including students, according to Pew Research...

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