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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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RBHS health teachers aim to support all students during human sexuality unit

Audrey Novinger March 22, 2020

Note: Health teachers Mitchell Pittman and Amy McKenzie collaborated on the quotes and information included in this story.  At RBHS students have the option of taking in-seat or online health class during...

Why dont we talk about sex?

Why don’t we talk about sex?

Maddie Orr February 13, 2020

When esteemed author E.L. James illustrated the extremely provocative sex scenes that appeared throughout her novels, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy snatched her audiences’ attention. As a result, Jo...

Cultural norms dictate views on sex, sexuality

Cultural norms dictate views on sex, sexuality

Amira McKee February 13, 2020

As the world continues to globalize, unique social and cultural teachings remain common throughout different countries. The varying religious and ideological make-up of international societies create...

Global views on sex translate into differing ages of consent

Global views on sex translate into differing ages of consent

Amira McKee February 13, 2020

Differing social and cultural views on sex and sexuality translate into varied laws,  such as the age at which one can legally give consent to engage in sex. The infographic below describes the national...

Art by Sophie Froese.

Missouri sexual, reproductive health curriculum fails to prepare students

Audrey Novinger February 13, 2020

In 2017, 40 percent of American high school students said they had sexual intercourse at some point in time, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.   Globally, however, “only...

Art by Devin Hall.

Code red: some cycles must end

Audrey Novinger February 13, 2020

“Shark week,” “Niagara Falls,” “the red plague” and “the female monster” are only four of more than 5,000 menstrual euphemisms Clue, the Berlin-based period and ovulation app, recorded...

Teen media consumption shapes sexual development

Teen media consumption shapes sexual development

Amira McKee February 12, 2020

As the internet and its availability grow, products and services become ever more convenient but more than groceries and video games are merely a click away. According to similarweb.com, a website that...

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