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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

Day 36

Day 36

Bailey Stover April 22, 2020

Happy Earth Day! Today is April 22. My dreams have reached an entirely new level of creepy and disturbing. I need to get this off my chest, so bear with me. The dream starts in a wealthy manor in North...

Photo by: Blake Bodendieck

on the conflict with Iran

Blake Bodendieck January 16, 2020

Tensions rose Jan. 2  after President Donald Trump ordered the airstrike that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. Soon after, Iran’s U.N. Ambassador Majid Takht Ravanchi warned Tehran would respond...

Us or Them: Finding the value of citizenship through life in different cultures

‘Us’ or ‘Them’: Finding the value of citizenship through life in different cultures

Anjali Noel Ramesh December 2, 2019

In December 2006, during the midst of a devastating civil war in my home country of Sri Lanka, my parents and I climbed onto a cramped eight seater plane headed to Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka....

Junior Blake Bodendieck, a Unity project volunteer, works with Coreina and Camryn Fullerton Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Roots N Blues festival. Photo by Bailey Stover.

People of Roots N Blues – Blake Bodendieck

Bailey Stover September 29, 2019

RBHS junior Blake Bodendieck moved to Columbia this summer and quickly became involved with Roots N Blues through the Unity project as a way to experience what the city is all about.  How did you...

Atiyah Lane - Photo by Bailey Stover

Teach my history, too

Atiyah Lane May 22, 2019

I get it. Black people were slaves, Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream and Rosa Parks wouldn’t give up her seat for the white man. Every year in every studies class I’ve been in, when it comes to black...

Photo by Envato Elements.

Police brutality in the United States

Jordyn Thompson May 2, 2019

Senior Sydni Brown, who is white, was sitting in a parked car in the Stephen’s park parking lot with her boyfriend, former RBHS student Ray Warren, who is black. When a police car pulled in, they drove...

Four friends pose for a picture in front of the booth representing Brazil. Photo by Allie Pigg.

Life as a woman in America

Reece Furkin March 31, 2019

Bearing News asked several members of RBHS' faculty and staff, "What has your life been like living as a woman in America?"  For privacy, the responses have remained anonymous.     "My...

Feature photo by eastmanphoto

Counseling department opens Missouri Girls State applications

Ji-Sung Lee January 19, 2019

F or the 79th year, the American Legion Auxiliary will hold Missouri Girls State, a week-long camp that creates “a mythical state that the citizens will govern at the city, county and state level,”...

Senior Drew Morris, a politics fanatic, worked for Josh Hawley’s campaign for U.S. Senator this 2018 Midterm Election. In addition to seeing the campaign to its victory, this election was Morris’ first time exercising his civic right to vote.

Brightened by the ballot

Allie Pigg November 9, 2018

On the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 6, as the rest of America had eyes glued to their screens at home, patiently awaiting the results from the 2018 Midterm Election, senior Drew Morris sat in a hotel conference...

Sisyphus - Art by Moy Zhong.

In the rough

Bailey Stover October 16, 2018

ELL students overcome cultural and language barriers to find community in foreign environments. With 2,021 students, 190 personnel and 423 rooms in one building, it is easy for a former janitorial-closet-turned-classroom...

American students should not take education for granted

American students should not take education for granted

Katie Whaley September 26, 2018

Teenagers celebrate snow days, anticipate scheduled breaks and can hardly be more excited than when summer rolls around; it says so on their social medias. Snapchat stories, spam accounts and group chats...

Art by Dzung Nguyen

American culture offers multitude of perspectives

Nikol Slatinska April 29, 2017

What comes to mind first when thinking about American culture? Diversity, individuality and political freedom, or junk food, children with messy rooms and an eccentric pop culture? While the United States...

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