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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

Seniors take risks, pursue careers in music, entertainment

Seniors take risks, pursue careers in music, entertainment

Alyssa Sykuta May 23, 2013

It’s easy when you’re 16 years old to view high school as that place where students sit down, stare at a Smartboard for eight hours, take tests, and go home. But for many graduating seniors, high school...

As the year draws to a close, seniors in the performing arts programs at RBHS look forward to pursuing their passion in college. Photo by Patrick Smith

Performing arts seniors pursue passion

Alyssa Sykuta May 16, 2013

It’s easy when you’re 16 years old to view high school as the place where students sit down, stare at a Smartboard for eight hours, take tests, go home and come back the next day to do it all over...

Kenny Chesneys Life On A Rock captures island life

Kenny Chesney’s ‘Life On A Rock’ captures island life

Alyssa Sykuta May 4, 2013

Twenty years in the music industry has yet to take a toll on country star Kenny Chesney's ability to please his fans. The 45-year-old singer/song-writer released his 16th studio album, "Life on a Rock,"...

A look at the hail that fell Wednesday, April 17, in Columbia. photo by Trisha Chaudhary

Different forms of fear alter perspectives

Sam Mitchell April 26, 2013

Recent experiences have brought the concept of terror back into the forefront of the news and students' minds. A recent severe weather storm, the Boston Marathon bombing and other incidences introduced...

CAPERS, the RBHS annual talent show, takes place tonight at 7 p.m. in the PAC. Photo by Aniqa Rahman

CAPERS prepares to entertain, fundraise

Alyssa Sykuta April 18, 2013

If all goes as planned, at 7 p.m., the parking lots will overflow, the ticket box in the Performing Art Center lobby will be nearly sold out, and the auditorium will be overflowing with students, teachers...

A new bill proposes stores would remain closed for the day after Thanksgiving, commonly known as Black Friday. The bill aims to encourage people to spend more time with family and friends. Photo provided by Alyssa Sykuta

Bill suggests changes to Thanksgiving plans

Atreyo Ghosh March 7, 2013

The “Black Friday Creep,” the moving up of opening times for Black Friday, grows every year, but a bill proposed by Rep. Jeff Roorda in the Missouri House of Representatives may force some businesses...

The Columbia Public Schools Title I preschool, located in the RBHS basement, serves snacks to its students. The United States Department of Agriculture recently released a new proposal which may change the influence school districts have over snack foods, possibly resulting in healthier snacks next year, including trail mix, diet soda, baked chips and iced tea. Photo by Aniqa Rahman

Lunch proposal expected to establish limits

Alyssa Sykuta March 5, 2013

[heading style="2"]Department of Agriculture aims to replace vending machines, à la carte[/heading] [dropcap style="2" size="3"]S[/dropcap]Six months ago, Columbia Public Schools joined thousands of school...

District looks to new transportation models

District looks to new transportation models

Alyssa Sykuta March 5, 2013

[heading style="2"]A need for reformation[/heading][dropcap style="1" size="3"]F[/dropcap]First Student, the largest busing contractor in the U.S., provides six million students with transportation solutions...

Superintendent supports later start time

Alyssa Sykuta February 6, 2013

[dropcap style="1" size="3"]T[/dropcap]Though the school board has not finalized the decision, Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Chris Belcher has officially taken a stance on the start times debate...

Committee suggests replacement for Advisory

Alyssa Sykuta February 4, 2013

At RBHS, the Advisory experience is one that marks sophomore year. The mandatory one period class every other day is designed to introduce the new students to high school life, build relationships between...

Sophomores and juniors will have an enrollment meeting on Jan. 7 and 8 to prepare for the 2013-2014 school year. Photo by Asa Lory

Enrollment takes place early, students choose courses for next year

Alyssa Sykuta January 7, 2013

Barely into second semester, sophomores and juniors must start making decisions for the coming school year, still seven months away. Juniors will travel down to the Performing Arts Center on Jan. 7 and...

The RBHS jazz ensemble performed in Atlanta, Ga. at the Jazz Education Networks annual conference. Photo by Blaise Vogt

Musicians travel to jazz conference in Atlanta

Alyssa Sykuta January 6, 2013

As many students savored their last days of winter break, the members of the  jazz ensemble set up chairs and music stands in the school band room at 9:00 p.m. on the first day of the new year for a...

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