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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

Photo of RBHS graduation cap and gown.

Columbia Public Schools prohibits individualization of attire at graduation, promotes community achievement

Ava Beary, Staff Writer May 10, 2024

As graduation season approaches for RBHS seniors, graduates seek out the caps, gowns and tassels they will wear at the commencement ceremony. But missing from these outfits are  varieties of academic...

Ahlam Alamin (10) and Aneesh Calyam (9) run a check-in table during RBHSs annual debate tournament, COMO Classic, on Feb. 2.

RBHS Speech and Debate to hold showcase, aim to raise funds and awareness

Natalya Horstmeier, Staff Writer May 9, 2024

The RBHS Speech and Debate team, alongside the Hickman High School (HHS) and Battle High School (BHS) teams, will host a showcase Sat. May 11 to shed light on their performances and raise money for nationals. The...

Photo of Feeding Como flyer. The main event for Feeding Como is May 4, from 12pm-3pm at Bethel Park.

Feeding COMO holds annual potluck, raises awareness for food insecurity

Maya Bensaoud, Staff Writer May 3, 2024

The RBHS Feeding COMO club will be holding a Star Wars themed event  May 4 from 12:00-3:00 p.m.. It will be held at Leech Shelter at Bethel Park and is open to the public. The event’s main focus...

Reid Fairlamb (12) practices his solo for the upcoming school musical, Let it Be, during the April 30. dress rehearsal.

“Let it Be” will debut on opening night May 3 at 7 p.m.

McKenna Parker, Features Editor May 2, 2024

The RBHS spring musical “Let it Be” will have its first performance May 3, followed by showings May 4 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and May 5 at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.  The audition process...

The photo is of the new trash roll carts placed all over town by the City of Columbia.

Roll carts roll out in Columbia

Ava Beary, Staff Writer May 1, 2024

Beginning in March, Columbia’s solid waste collection transitioned to the use of rolling refuse carts and automated collection trucks for residential curbside trash pickup. Ordinance amendments that...

Hundreds protest war in Gaza on MU campus

Hundreds protest war in Gaza on MU campus

Jenna Lin, Staff Writer May 1, 2024

On Mon. April 29, around 300 peaceful protestors marched across the University of Missouri — Columbia (MU) campus to call for a ceasefire in Gaza and demonstrate against the United States’ relations...

Photo of trombone and tuba section at the rehearsal for a band concert.

RBHS holds successful night of percussion

Natalya Horstmeier, Staff Writer April 15, 2024

A percussion concert was held at RBHS Friday, April 12. The concert began at 6 p.m. Friday in the RBHS Performing Arts Center. It entailed 13 pieces of music, many of which were composed by Ivan Trevino...

On April 8 the sun, moon and Earth will align creating the phenomenon known as a solar eclipse. These special glasses are required to look at the sun and remain safe.

Solar eclipse to pass through Missouri, April 8

Ava Beary, Staff Writer April 7, 2024

For the first time in seven years, Missouri will get a glimpse of a total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8. Totality, the time in which the moon passes between the sun and the Earth and completely blocks...

CPS Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education Dr. Helen Porter addresses the school board at the BOE meeting on Dec. 11.

City of Columbia to hold school board election April 2

Ryan Tunks, Staff Writer April 1, 2024

The city of Columbia will hold an election for two seats on the Columbia Public Schools’ (CPS) Board of Education Tuesday, April 2. Polls will be open from 6 a.m.-7 p.m.. The election will feature...

Picture of a sample ballot for the upcoming April 2. Municipal Election. These ballots were emailed to every voter registered in Columbia, MO.

Youth Election Participants to assist in upcoming municipal election

Maya Bensaoud, Staff Writer April 1, 2024

On April 2 Columbia will be holding a municipal election, voting for the Columbia Public Schools (CPS) School Board of Education and City Council Seats. Many students will be participating as Youth Election...

The McKinney Building is a historic downtown location. The building has  recently been purchased by the City of Columbia. Photo by Kaden Rhodes.

City of Columbia hosts first Community Engagement Session for McKinney Building, hopes to gain public insight on the structure’s future

Shubha Gautam, Co-editor-in-chief March 21, 2024

The City hosted their first Community Engagement Session regarding the McKinney Building’s future for all interested Columbia residents Thursday, March 21, 2024 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the structure itself....

Photo of student filling out test bubble sheet. RBHS will hold March Mathness Saturday, March 16.

RBHS to hold March Mathness

Ryan Tunks, Staff Writer March 15, 2024

RBHS will hold its annual March Mathness event Saturday, Mar. 16 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. The event will be put on by the RBHS Mu Alpha Theta chapter and will include a variety of interactive math related...

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