The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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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

Photo courtesy of Shruti Gautam.

Sandeep Gautam and Manisha Jain

Shruti Gautam April 17, 2021

I’m the daughter of two immigrants who navigated a system built against them to come to the U.S. Neither ever knew that they wanted to leave their home country, but they always wanted for both of them...

Photo courtesy of Sophia Eaton.

Touria El Jaoual

Sophia Eaton April 15, 2021

Touria El Jaoual, my mom, grew up in Rabat, one of Morocco's four imperial cities. As a descendent of Moulay Idrissi, a late king of Morocco, she spent the early years of her life living in the palace...

Photo courtesy of Anjali Noel Ramesh.

Shyamala Ramesh and Noel Ramesh Aloysius

Anjali Noel Ramesh April 13, 2021

Although I claim to be more knowledgeable about Sri Lanka than my younger sister, becauseI was born in Sri Lanka and she was born in the U.S., most of my so-called experience comes through the eyes of...

My mom and dad in Hangzhou. Photo courtesy of Sarah Ding.

Zhijian Ye and Shinghua Ding

Sarah Ding April 12, 2021

While I’ve lived in American suburbs my whole life, my parents grew up in rural parts of the Zhejiang province in China. My dad’s father was a government employee and worked in the next town over....

Biting my nails

Biting my nails

Bailey Stover April 10, 2020

[penci_text_block block_title_align="style-title-left"] Mary Kate Grossmann, senior “[It started in] first grade because I hated [my classes], and I was really bored. I just remember the first time I...

Two jobs

Two jobs

Bailey Stover April 10, 2020

[penci_text_block block_title_align="style-title-left"] Chloe James, senior “So, I’ve quit two jobs actually, one at [a restaurant] and one at [a general store] just right down the street. So, [the...

Political action, youth involvement necessary to protect environment

Political action, youth involvement necessary to protect environment

Bailey Stover April 10, 2020

[penci_text_block block_title_align="style-title-left"]In 1892, Scottish-American preservationist John Muir founded the Sierra Club. The environmental protection organization now has roughly 750,000 members...

Social media

Social media

Bailey Stover March 31, 2020

[penci_text_block block_title_align="style-title-left" custom_markup_1=""] Isaiah Spellman, senior “I don’t think people think about what their experience [using social media] is. It’s kind of just...

Juul and vape photo by Camryn DeVore, Ana Manzano.

Vaping

Bailey Stover March 31, 2020

[penci_text_block block_title_align="style-title-left"] Lola Gingerich, junior “[Starting to vape] was kind of a spontaneous thing. I was just with a friend, and I thought, ‘Why not go and buy one?’...

Basketball photo by Camryn DeVore.

Basketball

Bailey Stover March 31, 2020

Desirae Manning, junior “I played basketball. I started in seventh grade. I played at Gentry [Middle School], and I started to play at Rock Bridge. My favorite part of playing — I’m very competitive,...

Tap shoes photo by Camryn DeVore.

Dance

Bailey Stover March 31, 2020

Mikayla Nelson, sophomore “I started dance when I was six just because my older sister did it, so, like, I kinda — my parents were like, ‘Yay. You guys can go together.’ We did tap. I loved tap;...

Photo by Ryan Choe

Local places of worship cancel, adjust services

Ryan Choe March 23, 2020

At least 25 places of worship announced on their online websites that they postponed services after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced March 16 that at least until the end of...

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