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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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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''...

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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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. 
Photo by Salma Alamin.

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recipe

Ketti Horton October 26, 2021

My most prominent memories of being a young child are those of fall afternoons. Perhaps it’s because my birthday is in October, or just because I love the changing colors of the trees. Even with the...

Photo by Parker Boone.

Penpals preserve long-distance friendships

Anjali Noel Ramesh April 13, 2021

Living in an apartment complex reserved specifically for graduate students with families like mine provided me with a plethora of playground mates. It seemed I only needed to walk to the nearest apartment...

Photo by Sophia Eaton.

Reading rehabilitation: A journey back to books

Sarah Ding March 18, 2021

Elementary school was an abysmal experience. I remember having to walk in straight lines, hands behind my back, on the colored tile to get from class to lunch. I remember the sour smell of instant mashed...

Art by Rachel Stevens.

Adopting self care habits helps hinder mental pressure

Anjali Noel Ramesh February 12, 2021

Before I started high school, all my older friends talked about was the torment junior year would give me. Standardized testing, high level classes, extracurriculars and mountains of homework were its...

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Brazil to Missouri: pathway to citizenship

Lais Campos January 11, 2021

Immigration in the United States has shown to be a perpetually difficult topic to be discussed. Whether it's on a huge political stage or a common person’s point of view, our arguments and ideas impact...

Staff writers share their New Years related pictures.

Staff writers share their 2021 resolutions

Multiple Authors January 1, 2021

Bearing News and Southpaw writers look back at past resolutions and create new ones for 2021. Shruti Gautam, feature editor My resolution for 2020 was to take more pictures with my friends. This now ironic...

Art by Lorelei Dohm, Photos by Ana Manzano.

Birthdays on the web, isolation brings families together

Anjali Noel Ramesh December 30, 2020

Ihave never been one to host extravagant birthday parties. The last one I can remember involved a massive, carefully constructed Barbie cake I devoured with my other five-year-old friends. I almost never...

Staff writers share their favorite pictures from 2020.

Staff writers reflect on 2020

Multiple Authors December 30, 2020

Bearing News and Southpaw staff writers reflect on 2020, sharing their experiences with virtual learning and what they learned during quarantine as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Allison Kim,...

Peking duck is a traditional Chinese dish often served with  bing. Art by Sarah Ding.

Thanksgiving without the turkey

Sarah Ding November 25, 2020

When most everyone thinks of Thanksgiving food, they picture a shiny, glazed turkey, creamy mashed potatoes and some sort of casserole. This is what I imagine, though it’s been years since my family...

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