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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

Students, staff reflect on presenting musical amidst pandemic

Students, staff reflect on presenting musical amidst pandemic

Amira McKee December 22, 2020

With a final virtual broadcast to audience members watching from home, the RBHS theater department concluded its production of the fall musical, Lucky Stiff, Dec. 4. Lucky Stiff follows the story of an...

Art by Snowy Li.

Art flourishes through innovative mediums

Isaac Yontz April 14, 2020

The Institute for the Future and Dell Technologies conducted a study that concluded 85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t been created yet. The fast-paced, evolving technology of the modern...

Junior Allie Bell answers questions about photography Jan. 8. I was there to teach the kids in fifth grade about my experience in the art program, as well was what we have been working on this year in photography specifically, Bell said. I also got to demonstrate how we use our equipment an show some of my work. Photo by Turner DeArmond.

RBHS hosts Fine Arts Extravaganza for CPS fifth graders

Amira McKee January 9, 2020

Gaggles of fifth grade students from throughout Columbia Public Schools (CPS) rotated between the Auxiliary Gym and Performing Arts Center to watch as various RBHS fine arts students presented their work...

RBHS finds unprecedented success at Randy Pierce Winter Classic Debate Tournament

RBHS finds unprecedented success at Randy Pierce Winter Classic Debate Tournament

Amira McKee December 16, 2019

The RBHS Speech and Debate team competed at the Randy Pierce Winter Classic at Pattonville High School and earned fourth place in sweepstakes, Dec. 13-Dec. 14. The tournament organizers, coaches and students...

The Garba Queens perform a folk dance for the audience. Riya Amin, sophomore, lead the dance line. Participating for her second year she said, [India Nite] is a great way to get involved in the community. Photo by Sarah Mosteller.

CAI hosts 28th annual India Nite

Amira McKee October 21, 2019

Performers hailing from all throughout India graced the stage of Jesse Hall Auditorium in celebration of the country’s diverse sounds, colors and culture for the 28th annual India Nite hosted by the...

Technology by Moy Zhong

Artificial intelligence possesses controversial potential

Bailey Stover April 26, 2019

As with a flipped coin spinning in mid-air, the issue of artificial intelligence (AI) is still undecided as to which way it will land: benefit or harm. On the one hand, an article in Forbes, an American...

Consciousness by Moy Zhong

Jobs lost to machines provide space for new opportunities

Isaac Parrish April 26, 2019

Factory workers. Switchboard operators. Bowling alley pinsetters. Robots have already taken over countless jobs once run by people. With recent advancements in artificial intelligence (AI), people are...

Consciousness by Moy Zhong

Biomimicry influences architecture

George Frey April 26, 2019

Next to a tranquil lake in southern Columbia, Keith and Cathy Miller’s home stands on the grassy shore. Several large glass windows compose the exterior of the home, and natural light manages to enter...

Climate Change by Moy Zhong

Climate in crisis; students speak out

Katie Whaley April 26, 2019

Space: the final frontier. Humans seek out new wonders and oddities deep into the vastness of the galaxy. They boldly send ships to places no one on Earth has ever seen to discover, to understand and to...

Exploring online communication with Dr. Brett Johnson

Exploring online communication with Dr. Brett Johnson

Katie Whaley April 3, 2019

Assistant professor Dr. Brett Johnson at the University of Missouri—Columbia discusses the legality of online communication in the First Amendment and with high school athletes. What do you see as...

Photos by Allie Pigg, Camryn DeVore, Sophie Eaton, Bailey Stover. Illustrated by Sarah Kuhlmann.

Social media increase accountability, responsibility

Katie Whaley March 26, 2019

In the past six months, Americans have seen public figures come to terms with inappropriate statements and behaviors they displayed back in high school. Through old yearbooks, Americans found documentation...

Photos by Allie Pigg, Camryn DeVore, Sophie Eaton, Bailey Stover. Illustrated by Sarah Kuhlmann.

The good, the bad and the ugly

Bailey Stover March 26, 2019

Social media use affects adolescent happiness, self-esteem Although today’s adolescents grew up in the age of the internet, the era of social media is more recent than teenagers may realize. Social media...

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