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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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Decision to overturn Roe v. Wade creates unsafe abortions, exacerbates racial and economic disparities

Decision to overturn Roe v. Wade creates unsafe abortions, exacerbates racial and economic disparities

Zay Yontz, Features Editor May 20, 2022

A Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) draft surrounding abortion laws under the court case Roe v. Wade was leaked May 1. The opinion document voted to strike down the SCOTUS case Roe v. Wade, a...

End of high school prompts reflection, exploration of memories

End of high school prompts reflection, exploration of memories

Nora Crutcher-McGowan, Editor-in-Chief May 19, 2022

The global COVID-19 pandemic framed much of my high school stint. When I try to sort memories or events from the past four years of my life in my brain, I categorize everything into the “before times''...

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Crisis, conflict reporting unveils bias in western media

Anjali Noel Ramesh, Editor in Chief May 13, 2022

In a live report from Kyiv, Ukraine Feb. 25, Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) senior foreign correspondent Charlie D’Agata said “But [Kyiv] isn’t a place, with all due respect, like Iraq or Afghanistan,...

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Fetishization drives violence against Asian women

Julia Kim, Staff Writer April 7, 2022

Content Warning: Anti-Asian racism, misogyny, sexual violence On March 16, 2021, eight people were shot and killed by a white man in Atlanta massage parlors, six of the victims being Asian women. The...

Journaling journey, finding tranquility in writing

Journaling journey, finding tranquility in writing

Josiah Anderson, Writer April 6, 2022

Writing has always been an escape for me. Starting in elementary school, I would write because stories would fill my head and cramp the space inside my mind until I wrote them down and released them. The...

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K-Pop industry abuses capitalist practices

Julia Kim, Staff Writer March 7, 2022
Korean pop (K-Pop) has seen a steady rise in popularity, becoming a recognized global phenomenon in the past five to ten years and breaking into the Billboard Hot 100 chart at least eight times since the Wonder Girls became the first K-Pop group to enter the chart in 2009 with the English version of their hit song “Nobody.”
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Capitalist productivity culture leads to stress, creates unrealistic expectations

Zay Yontz, Features Editor February 7, 2022
From a young age, I always felt productivity was a focal point in my life. Even while growing up through elementary and middle school, I consistently felt the burden of feeling the need to be doing something all the time. Whether it was reading or doing some sort of homework, I felt I couldn’t take a break unless I knew for a fact that there wasn’t something else needing to be done, like studying for a quiz instead of watching a movie.
Critical Race Theory necessary to address white washed curriculum

Critical Race Theory necessary to address white washed curriculum

Zay Yontz, Features Editor February 1, 2022

Despite several initiatives to diversify the textbooks taught in schools, many textbooks have not changed. In regards to the education system,  “whitewashed,” is a term used to explain how many textbook...

The female gaze counteracts existing standards in cinema

The female gaze counteracts existing standards in cinema

Allison Kim December 20, 2021

In every visual representation in media  consumed, the creator controls the perspective through which audiences view the work. The female and male gazes are two defined examples, primarily found and discussed...

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Online english renews desire to write

Josiah Anderson, Staff Writer December 13, 2021
Starting in kindergarten, schools drill the basic subjects into the heads of their students. Math is taught starting with simple addition, and by the eighth grade, schools expose students to several branches of math, from pre-algebra to geometry. Likewise, in science, students start with the basics of a simplistic water cycle and cloud types, but by eighth grade are learning astronomy and the basics of biology. Yet, when it comes to English, schools fall short. Instead of introducing newer, increasingly challenging and complex concepts to complement the age of the students, schools seem to repeat the same idea again and again until students are bored out of their minds and, in my case, despise writing. 
The 27 Club glorifies premature death in the music industry

The 27 Club glorifies premature death in the music industry

Shubha Gautam, News Editor December 3, 2021

Jim Morrison, the charismatic lead singer and songwriter for the ‘60s rock band The Doors, was a detached, extremely intelligent loner as a kid who would spend his time agitating reserved peers and devouring...

Development of the metaverse describes a new social media

Development of the metaverse describes a “new social media”

Brandt Stewart, Sports Editor December 1, 2021
L. Bob Rife’s cable television network, which has replaced the phone network, is the entrance into a world of technology, the urban city setting of which is established on a featureless black sphere along the one hundred meters wide “Street,” stretching 65536 kilometers. Users within this online universe are clad in portable terminals and VR goggles, nicknamed “gargoyles,” because of their distorted features. This is the metaverse. Or at least as Neal Stevenson describes it in his dystopian novel, “Snow Crash”, published in 1992. 
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