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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

Art by Rachel Stevens.

4 photographers, 1 model: Competition enhances creativity, inspires versatility

Multiple Authors April 15, 2020

The challenge was simple: each photographer had five minutes to take a portrait of 2019 RBHS alumna and current student at Stanford Ilinca Popescu. Each of us picked a location and took photos of the same...

Jumping to conclusions leads to disappointment

Jumping to conclusions leads to disappointment

Parker Boone March 27, 2020

After weeks of talking to a girl, flirting and getting to know her, I finally built up the courage to tell her I liked her. I began the conversation confidently because I thought I knew she was interested...

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...

My friends eye, characterized by her thick eyebrows. Photo by Ana Manzano

Friends’ love, patience lifts animosity at unkind world

Ana Manzano November 10, 2019

The word querencia originates from the Spanish word “querer,” meaning “to want.” Querencia finds its roots in bullfighting and refers to the place in the ring where the bull is the strongest. As...

Isolation invites introspection

Isolation invites introspection

Sophia Eaton October 9, 2019

Sitting at an altitude of 7,120 feet is mind bending. The weather is cool and crisp, and any whisper of wind bites through my gloves like they’re made of parchment paper. I’m short of breath even...

Striving to pose naturally

Striving to pose naturally

Camryn DeVore September 23, 2019

“Get the one where I am laughing.” "I can’t be looking at the camera; it's supposed to be candid.” “Let’s fake smile and look at each other.” These are the comments every time I dare offer...

Keeping things natural in a digital world

Keeping things natural in a digital world

Sarah Mosteller September 23, 2019

Social media warps our definition of the word “natural” by filtering out superficial imperfections and presenting what is left as reality. Manipulated photos have become so common that it is increasingly...

Kindergarten students run across the street in Toyama, Japan, in order to catch the train home from school.
George Frey / Bearing News

From the Far East to the Midwest: Independence, Self Reliance

George Frey April 25, 2019

Here in Japan, children are able to fulfill more real-world responsibilities on their own, and in fact, they are expected to do so. This isn’t because their parents don’t care about their well being,...

Find Your Passion: George

Find Your Passion: George

George Frey March 1, 2019

Composer Leonard Bernstein once said, “Music can be the unnamable, and communicate the unknowable.” Both musicians and listeners use music to not only entertain, but also communicate. With street musicians,...

Find your passion: Camryn DeVore

Find your passion: Camryn DeVore

Camryn DeVore February 21, 2019

assion is one of the strongest emotions felt by any human. An emotion that we often use to label athletes. While we tend to look at the players and analyze their commitment to the sport before anyone else,...

Battling burnout

Battling burnout

Camryn DeVore December 15, 2018

n my time as a photographer, I have faced many challenges, from having trouble learning to shoot things for the first time to finding my own style. The one problem which has been the hardest to overcome...

The flute playing Santa, aka Lamar Roberts, plays his flute under the magic tree to an adoring crowd. Photo by George Frey / Bearing News

Behind the Flute

George Frey December 9, 2018

Living Windows has been a holiday tradition in Columbia for years. The celebration invites the old, young, students and tourists alike to sample local businesses and their products through their intricate...

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