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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

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RBHS set to finish paint job mid-summer

RBHS set to finish paint job mid-summer

Josiah Anderson, Writer May 24, 2022

RBHS began the process of painting the interior of the building March 7, 2022. The project is estimated to end sometime in June, after the current school year has ended, but before the 2022-2023 school...

RBHS music departments combined concert concludes year, celebrates achievements

RBHS music department’s combined concert concludes year, celebrates achievements

Allison Kim, Op/Ed Editor May 16, 2022

With the end of the school year fast approaching, the RBHS Music Department held one final celebration of the RBHS chamber orchestra, chamber choir and wind symphony bands' hard work with a combined spring...

Photo courtesy of Caroline Ma.

Army Ants compete at world robotics championships after two-year COVID-19-related cancellations

Anjali Noel Ramesh, Editor-in-Chief April 29, 2022

The Army Ants, a For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Competition team based in Columbia and open to members from the three Columbia Public Schools high schools and...

The Environmental Coalition wraps up initiative to counteract RBHS paper usage

The Environmental Coalition wraps up initiative to counteract RBHS paper usage

Julia Kim, Staff Writer March 24, 2022

The RBHS Environmental Coalition concluded their initiative to offset RBHS paper usage with the non-profit organization, Tree-Plenish, March 16. The club was able to order 92 native tree saplings to plant...

Debate team competes at districts, sends 7 to Nationals

Debate team competes at districts, sends 7 to Nationals

Zay Yontz, Features Editor March 21, 2022

The RBHS Speech and Debate team competed at the National Speech and Debate Eastern Missouri districts tournament at Ladue High School this past weekend, March 17-19. The team sent 27 competitors, with...

Global Village international fashion show makes come back after COVID-19 cancellations

Global Village international fashion show makes come back after COVID-19 cancellations

Anjali Noel Ramesh, Editor-in-Chief March 21, 2022

RBHS English Language Learning (ELL) teacher Lilia Ben-Ayed and over 20 students hosted the annual Global Village fashion show Thursday, March 17 during all A, B and C lunches. A long, elevated runway...

Photo courtesy of Joseph Anderson.

Bruin Girls compete at nationals, adopt mindset changes in face of adversity

Anjali Noel Ramesh, Editor-in-Chief March 9, 2022

The RBHS Bruin Girls competed against 172 teams from across the country in the 2022 National Dance Alliance (NDA) High School National Championships this past weekend, March 4 through March 6, in Orlando,...

Senior superlative nominations open Feb. 28, close March 7

Senior superlative nominations open Feb. 28, close March 7

Josiah Anderson, Staff Writer March 3, 2022

Senior superlatives voting for the RBHS yearbook opened Monday, Feb. 28 and will close Monday, March 7, providing seniors with a week-long window to nominate peers for each superlative. The voting link...

Junior Judah Belzer and senior Gram Coalier in Noises Off.

Winter play “Noises Off” brings talented student actors together

Nora Crutcher-McGowan, Editor-in-Chief February 15, 2022

This year’s winter play, “Noises Off,” closed Saturday, Feb. 12, with four performances taking place from Feb. 10 through Feb. 12. “Noises Off” is a 1982 play written by Michael Frayn, a British...

Counseling department to hold virtual course fair

Counseling department to hold virtual course fair

Zay Yontz, Features Editor January 25, 2022
The RBHS counseling department will hold a course fair virtually on Zoom Jan. 25 from 5:30 to 7:00pm. The event aims to help students choose their classes for the upcoming year. Each department will have their own Zoom where students and parents can ask questions. Counselor Carrie Mckee said it is important for all students to attend the fair to better understand the available courses.
Columbia Public Schools to take 3 days off during omicron surge

Columbia Public Schools to take 3 days off during omicron surge

Julia Kim, Staff Writer January 20, 2022
Superintendent Brian Yearwood announced students will not be in session for three days starting Friday, Jan. 21 as a result of a surge in the latest COVID-19 variant, Omicron. Columbia Public Schools (CPS) Board of Education plans to formally approve these changes at their work session Jan. 20. 
Photo by Ava Schweser.

Show Choir to premiere first concert on Jan. 20

Julia Kim, Staff Writer January 20, 2022
The RBHS show choir will perform their first concert of the year on Jan. 20 in the Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m.
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