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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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Underclassmen win annual PowderPuff tournament, look forward to coming year

Anjali Noel Ramesh December 5, 2021
After canceling the previous year’s games because of COVID-19 restrictions, the RBHS student council held the annual PowderPuff tournament Thursday, Nov. 2. PowderPuff is a touch football game and is played by anyone not already on the official school football team. Students signed up to participate on a first-come, first-served basis a few weeks prior. The seniors and juniors had teams of 25 each, while the freshman and sophomore classes had one combined team of 25. 
Photo by Bailey Blackburn

Advanced Acting class debuts “The Outsiders”

Julia Kim December 2, 2021
The RBHS Advanced Acting class is set to premiere their first play of the year this Thursday, Dec. 2, followed by three more performances Friday and Saturday. 
Photo by Bailey Blackburn.

Fall musical “Bye Bye Birdie” closes with success

Nora Crutcher-McGowan November 17, 2021

The annual fall musical hit the stage Thursday, Nov. 11, and proceeded with three more performances on Friday, Saturday and a matinee Sunday. This year’s production, “Bye Bye Birdie,” followed a...

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Listening sessions held to address racism incident

Multiple Authors November 15, 2021

After a "disturbing image depicting racism" circulated social media, CPS staff members are holding four listening sessions on Nov. 16 and 17 in the PAC lobby, according to an email from Principal Jacob...

Board member Jeanne Snodgrass calls a three minute recess upon backlash from meeting attendees after the boards unanimous vote to continue COVID-19 mitigations in schools. Photo by Desmond Kisida.

Board of education votes to keep mask mandate in place

Multiple Authors November 11, 2021

The Columbia Public Schools (CPS) Board of Education voted 7-0 to keep the current COVID-19 mask mandate in effect Nov. 8. Several parents and community members came to the Aslin Building to voice their...

Photo by Madison Llewellyn.

RBHS blood drive held to fill local banks

Brandt Stewart November 1, 2021

RBHS hosted The American Red Cross Blood Drive in the auxiliary gym from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct.13. The event was held in an effort to receive blood donations from at least 30 people for Columbia’s...

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Fairytale fashion: best of homecoming spirit week

Allison Kim October 26, 2021

RBHS held its annual homecoming spirit week Oct. 17-22, with lunchtime games, hallway decorations and dress-up days taking place leading up to the homecoming dance on Saturday, Oct. 23. Following this...

Photo by Nora Crutcher-McGowan.

Ag day provides for a unique FFA experience

Brandt Stewart October 26, 2021

Featuring a variety of plants and animals with presenters representing each, this year’s Agriculture day (AG day) hosted by Future Farmers of America (FFA), occurred Oct.19. As an organization, FFA...

Photo by Desmond Kisida.

Student inflicted vandalism leads to bathroom closures and supervision

Josiah Anderson October 6, 2021

Students vandalized several bathrooms in RBHS following a trend from the social media app TikTok that’s sweeping the nation, promoting vandalism and theft, resulting in the closing of multiple restrooms....

Sophomore Olivia Rollison and seniors Mikayla Nelson, Ariah Stevenson and Kelsea Myers hang up the flag. Photo by Desmond Kisida.

RBHS clubs reinstate Black Lives Matter Flag

Multiple Authors September 14, 2021

Various RBHS clubs reinstated the Black Lives Matter flag in the activities office hallway Friday, Sept. 10. Senior Mikayla Nelson, leader of Student Equity Coalition, along with seniors Ariah Stevenson,...

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A Sweet Night of Music to be held May 4

Sarah Ding April 29, 2021

A Sweet Night of Music; a collective music concert put on by the RBHS jazz band and ensemble, symphonic band, woodwind choir, brass choir and percussion orchestra; will take place May 4. The program is...

Photo courtesy of Katherine Cox-Litrell.

Color guard auditions to be held Monday

Sarah Ding April 27, 2021

Auditions for the RBHS color guard will be on May 3 from 4:15 to 5:15 in the band room. The only experience necessary is the clinics held the past four Mondays. “Color guard is both an art and a sport....

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