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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

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. 
Americans’ obsessive indulgence in true crime media desensitizes the tragedy of real world events

Americans’ obsessive indulgence in true crime media desensitizes the tragedy of real world events

Shubha Gautam November 9, 2021

“Squid Game,” a dystopian Korean drama on Netflix fixated on individuals fighting to the death over a sum of $38 million, is filled with emotion, violence and crime—it is also set to be the most...

Art by Desmond Kisida.

Halloween fosters self-expression with limits

Nora Crutcher-McGowan November 4, 2021

America has its fair share of stuffy rules and social norms, but “Halloween is the one time of year a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girl can say anything about it.” Cady Heron from...

Art by Vivian Spear.

Billionaires in space: commercial space travel takes over future of industry

Anjali Noel Ramesh November 4, 2021

In an ambitious mission starting a new era of commercial space travel, English business magnate Richard Branson, became the first person to launch into space in a craft funded in part by his own money...

Art by Vivian Spear.

Anti-capitalism defines queer liberation, justice

Julia Kim November 3, 2021

Mainstream Pride, often associated with Pride Month, is one of many movements that pushes for the normalization of the LBGTQ+ community in society today. Some of the many participants of the mainstream...

Art by Desmond Kisida.

Normalization of everything: misapplication of language creates confusion, ineffective activism

Allison Kim November 2, 2021

In the past five years, “normalization,” as a word and idea, has gained currency throughout social media discourse, with people very quickly applying its use to facets of politics and activism. The...

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What to know about the U.S. retreat from Afghanistan, expectations for the future

Anjali Noel Ramesh October 28, 2021

As of Aug. 30, 2021, President Joe Biden successfully removed all United States (U.S.) armed forces from Afghan soil, following former President Donald Trump’s deal with the Taliban, an Islamist political...

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Religious perceptions on abortion contradict America’s founding principle of autonomy

Shubha Gautam October 12, 2021

California passed the Therapeutic Abortion Act on June 14, 1967, becoming the third state that year to drastically revise its abortion legislation after continued pressure from the second wave feminist...

Art by Vivian Spear.

That’s debatable: Should colleges require COVID-19 vaccines?

Multiple Authors September 30, 2021

Vaccine mandates protect the common good, prevent contagious viruses and diseases  Zay Yontz The return of in-person school brought the following question to many colleges and universities: should colleges...

Art by Rachel Stevens.

British royal family drama exemplifies flaws of monarchy governments

Nora Crutcher-McGowan June 2, 2021

The validity of monarchies is historically under question. Some critics even turned to violence to besiege their disdain for such institutions. The French Revolution, for example, famously resulted in...

Colonization of sex: European norms suppress Indigenous culture

Colonization of sex: European norms suppress Indigenous culture

Shruti Gautam April 22, 2021

European colonizers came to the Americas with ambition, bringing along other traits of their land. Through religion and guns, they forced their cultural norms onto the Indigenous peoples. Colonizers were...

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