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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 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 the school 10 months before.
Art by Devin Hall

The Sweaters is the band from your local town that’s actually not bad

Ana Manzano December 1, 2020

On Feb. 28 2019, Columbia band The Sweaters released their debut EP “Focus and Ask Again”.  “Say It’s Alright” amassed over six thousand streams on Spotify in the past year. The EP was a starting...

Overexposed: Action photography, still life and political activism

Overexposed: Action photography, still life and political activism

Parker Boone October 29, 2020

In the premiere episode of "Overexposed" senior Ana Manzano and senior Parker Boone talk about their experience taking photos for Bearing News. They talk about their stories at photo events and what their...

The girls volleyball stands, watching Hannibal High School warm up at their game Thursday, Oct. 8. Photo by Ana Manzano.

RBHS Athletics deals with COVID-19 guidelines, game cancellations

Ana Manzano October 17, 2020

Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) and its Sports Medicine Advisory Committee released its guidelines and recommendations for sports and activities last summer amid the COVID-19...

Senior middle hitter Kelly Barnes and senior outside hitter Emma Roush jump to block Hannibal High Schools Bella Falconer at the varsity volleyball game Thursday, Oct. 8. Photo by Ana Manzano.

RBHS volleyball looks to postseason after defeating Hannibal High School

Ana Manzano October 9, 2020

The RBHS JV volleyball team stepped off the court after winning their game, and the varsity team quickly replaced them. As music blasted through the speakers the girls did their pregame dance, and warmups...

RBHS football volunteers rearrange the masks players wear at the JCHS game Friday, Sept. 11. Photo by Ana Manzano.

RBHS football player tests positive for COVID-19, Friday game against Battle cancelled

Multiple Authors October 7, 2020
The RBHS football team chose to cancel this Friday’s football game against Battle High School because of safety concerns after a RBHS player tested positive for COVID-19.
Senior Bryce Jackson breaks a tackle from two Capital City Defenders on his third touchdown of the game Sep 17. Photo by Parker Boone

Bruins football wins in high-scoring affair

Ana Manzano September 20, 2020

The bruins football team won a high scoring game against the Capital City Cavaliers Sept. 18. They played on an unusually empty field, on an atypically cool night, against a team they had never faced in...

Abby Hay (10) catches the ball pitched to her by Ella Schouten (12). Only being a sophomore Hay’s talent shone through making her the starting catcher for varsity softball. Hay caught the entire game with no errors. Photo by Emma Hake.

Bruins softball defeats Capital City in tight victory

Ana Manzano September 15, 2020

In a tense game, the Bruins eventually won their match against Capital City High School (CCHS) 2-1, bringing their record to 5-0. Both teams championed strong pitchers that struck out batters for the first...

Art by Rachel Stevens.

4 photographers, 1 model: Competition enhances creativity, inspires versatility

Multiple Authors April 15, 2020
Photographers Camryn DeVore, Parker Boone, Sophia Eaton and Ana Manzano participated in a four photographers, one model competition to hone their skills.
Biting my nails

Biting my nails

Bailey Stover April 10, 2020
Senior Mary Kate Grossmann shares her experience as a nail biter, explains how she quit and discusses what prompted her to finally stop.
Juul and vape photo by Camryn DeVore, Ana Manzano.


Bailey Stover March 31, 2020
Junior Lola Gingerich shares why she first began Juuling, what it was like and what made her want to quit. Gingerich shares her thoughts on deterring ads.
Junior Xavier Sykes jumps over a member of the Lakers team at the sectionals game Wednesday, March 11. Photo by Ana Manzano.

Boys’ basketball wins sectionals, moves on to quarterfinals

Ana Manzano March 14, 2020

Sometimes eight minutes can make all the difference in the world, at least it did for the boys’ basketball team at their sectionals game Wednesday, March 11. After two overtime periods, The boys won...

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