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Columbia Public Schools to take 3 days off during omicron surge

Columbia Public Schools to take 3 days off during omicron surge

Julia Kim, Staff Writer January 20, 2022
Superintendent Brian Yearwood announced students will not be in session for three days starting Friday, Jan. 21 as a result of a surge in the latest COVID-19 variant, Omicron. Columbia Public Schools (CPS) Board of Education plans to formally approve these changes at their work session Jan. 20. 
Photo by Ava Schweser.

Show Choir to premiere first concert on Jan. 20

Julia Kim, Staff Writer January 20, 2022
The RBHS show choir will perform their first concert of the year on Jan. 20 in the Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m.
on the temporary mask mandate

on the temporary mask mandate

January 15, 2022

Two weeks after the lifting of the mask mandate, Columbia Public Schools (CPS) has temporarily issued it back into order, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 18 until Feb. 4. The reinstitution of the mask mandate...

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‘The Book of Boba Fett’ embodies long-awaited answers to wishes for the Star Wars universe.

Brandt Stewart, Sports Editor January 13, 2022
Fans can now experience the reappearance of their beloved Boba Fett in the Disney+ original series, “The Book of Boba Fett.” The series follows his continued story directly after “Return of the Jedi”, and ascent into power as “daimyo” over the region of Mos Espa, taking the throne of his former employer, Jabba the Hutt. The show maintains the western setting and ideas included in the acclaimed “The Mandalorian” Disney+ series, staying true to the preferences of the fans.
RBHS students walkout  to demand  return of masks

RBHS students walkout to demand return of masks

Nora Crutcher-McGowan, Editor-in-Chief January 13, 2022

RBHS students walked out of classrooms at noon Wednesday, Jan. 12 to call for the reinstatement of a district-wide mask mandate. The CPS mask requirement ended Jan. 4 after a ruling from the Board of Education...

The female gaze counteracts existing standards in cinema

The female gaze counteracts existing standards in cinema

Allison Kim December 20, 2021

In every visual representation in media  consumed, the creator controls the perspective through which audiences view the work. The female and male gazes are two defined examples, primarily found and discussed...

What song are you listening to?

Joan Kwon, Multimedia Editor December 17, 2021

  Student council president Haeam Lee and Op/Ed editor Allison Kim go around RBHS interviewing students on what songs they are listening to. What song are you listening to? Let us know in the...

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Online english renews desire to write

Josiah Anderson, Staff Writer December 13, 2021
Starting in kindergarten, schools drill the basic subjects into the heads of their students. Math is taught starting with simple addition, and by the eighth grade, schools expose students to several branches of math, from pre-algebra to geometry. Likewise, in science, students start with the basics of a simplistic water cycle and cloud types, but by eighth grade are learning astronomy and the basics of biology. Yet, when it comes to English, schools fall short. Instead of introducing newer, increasingly challenging and complex concepts to complement the age of the students, schools seem to repeat the same idea again and again until students are bored out of their minds and, in my case, despise writing. 
Seasonal sounds: RBHS fine arts department to hold winter concerts Dec. 13, 14, 16

Seasonal sounds: RBHS fine arts department to hold winter concerts Dec. 13, 14, 16

Allison Kim, Op/Ed and Commentary Editor December 11, 2021
The RBHS fine arts department has been working diligently since their opening concerts earlier this fall, with the various sections all preparing for their upcoming winter concerts. The bands, orchestras and choirs are to hold their performances in the Performing Arts Center Dec. 13, 14 and 16, respectively. 
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inteGIRLS STL/MO chapter hosts first Winter Contest

Shubha Gautam, News Editor December 7, 2021

The inteGIRLS STL/Missouri chapter hosted their Winter 2021 Math Contest for girls and non-binary individuals comfortable with being placed with girls Saturday, Dec. 4. The student-led group hosted the...

The 27 Club glorifies premature death in the music industry

The 27 Club glorifies premature death in the music industry

Shubha Gautam, News Editor December 3, 2021

Jim Morrison, the charismatic lead singer and songwriter for the ‘60s rock band The Doors, was a detached, extremely intelligent loner as a kid who would spend his time agitating reserved peers and devouring...

Development of the metaverse describes a new social media

Development of the metaverse describes a “new social media”

Brandt Stewart, Sports Editor December 1, 2021
L. Bob Rife’s cable television network, which has replaced the phone network, is the entrance into a world of technology, the urban city setting of which is established on a featureless black sphere along the one hundred meters wide “Street,” stretching 65536 kilometers. Users within this online universe are clad in portable terminals and VR goggles, nicknamed “gargoyles,” because of their distorted features. This is the metaverse. Or at least as Neal Stevenson describes it in his dystopian novel, “Snow Crash”, published in 1992. 
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