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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 Nora Crutcher-McGowan.

on receiving a COVID-19 vaccine

Nora Crutcher-McGowan April 29, 2021

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, issued for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Dec. 11, 2020, is currently the only vaccine available for those between the ages of 16...

Seniors Arren Mallot, Willian Vandyke and Sandro Pereverzev sit in the atrium during the first week of school Thursday, Jan. 21. Photo by Ana Manzano.

on the first day back in-person

Nora Crutcher-McGowan January 24, 2021

After the Columbia Public Schools (CPS) Board of Education voted to bring high school students back in-person through a hybrid model on Jan. 11, students prepared for the return to RBHS after vacating...

Art by Lorelei Dohm

on the Biden inauguration

Amira McKee January 14, 2021

A fter Congress certified the 2020 Electoral College votes despite riots Jan 6, national security officials have implemented new security measures for President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration Jan....

on returning to in-person instruction

on returning to in-person instruction

Amira McKee January 13, 2021

The Columbia Public Schools (CPS) Board of Education voted to return students to in in-person learning on a 5-2 decision Jan 11. Although students may opt to remain in virtual learning, elementary schools...

Photo by Isabella Perkins

on ‘Friends’ reunion episode

Isabella Perkins March 9, 2020

Matthew Perry, Courtney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc all recently posted a photo on Instagram from their 1995 Rolling Stone photoshoot. The photos were all captioned...

photo by Inyoung Kim

on Missouri public schools moved back

Inyoung Kim March 2, 2020

Missouri’s 57th governor, Michael L. Parson, signed a bill July 11, 2019 that will extend the summer break of 2020 for most Missouri students.  Bill HB604 will force Missouri public schools to begin...

on Juul advertisements targeting young audiences

on Juul advertisements targeting young audiences

Chris Bodendieck February 25, 2020

Popular e-cigarette maker Juul is facing multiple lawsuits, after reportedly purchasing ads on children sites, including popular websites such as Cartoon Network,, and In the past,...

on racism surrounding Coronavirus

on racism surrounding Coronavirus

Meghan Thomas February 6, 2020

First identified in Wuhan, China, 2019-nCoV, also known as the 2019 Novel Coronavirus has infected more than 20,000 people and more than 20 countries worldwide. Originally reported in China, the virus...

Art by Desmond Kisida

on Byte vs. TikTok

Desmond Kisida February 3, 2020

The well-known video hosting mobile app, Vine, shut down in December 2016. Users on Vine created six-second-long, looping videos and shared them for the world to enjoy. Vine had been declining in active...

Fans mourn Kobe Bryants death at a vigil at Staples Center on January 26th, 2020. Used with permission by Fred Kearney

on Kobe Bryant’s background

Allison Kim January 31, 2020

[penci_text_block block_title_align="style-title-left"]NBA legend Kobe Bryant was one of nine people who passed away in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday, January 26, 2020. Bryant’s...

RBHS Chinese class prepares to create a video for the Chinese Festival. Photo by Daniel Kang.

on Confucius Institute

Daniel Kang January 27, 2020

After almost nine years of partnership, the University of Missouri — Columbia (MU) plans to end their partnership early in August, six months before its scheduled end. The University of Missouri cut...

Oscar nominated movies Joker, Little Women, and 1917

on Oscar nominations

Nora Crutcher-McGowan January 27, 2020

With the 92nd Academy Awards set to air on Sunday, February 9th on ABC and nominations released, Oscar critiques and speculations are upon us. The controversial drama “Joker” is leading the number...

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