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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

Not even water?

Not even water?

Maya Bensaoud, Staff Writer April 10, 2024

Amongst Islam’s many holidays and practices, the month of Ramadan is arguably the most globally anticipated. Although the entire Muslim world rigorously prepares for this holy month, many in the West...

On April 8 the sun, moon and Earth will align creating the phenomenon known as a solar eclipse. These special glasses are required to look at the sun and remain safe.

Solar eclipse to pass through Missouri, April 8

Ava Beary, Staff Writer April 7, 2024

For the first time in seven years, Missouri will get a glimpse of a total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8. Totality, the time in which the moon passes between the sun and the Earth and completely blocks...

School board members discuss the start time proposal, and later vote

How CPS is organized: a guide

Ella Wampler, Staff Writer April 3, 2024

When it comes to the inner workings of the Columbia Public Schools (CPS) school district, the average concerned citizen may struggle to understand the hierarchy and distribution of powers within the district....

Picture of a sample ballot for the upcoming April 2. Municipal Election. These ballots were emailed to every voter registered in Columbia, MO.

Youth Election Participants to assist in upcoming municipal election

Maya Bensaoud, Staff Writer April 1, 2024

On April 2 Columbia will be holding a municipal election, voting for the Columbia Public Schools (CPS) School Board of Education and City Council Seats. Many students will be participating as Youth Election...

Malia Chievous (11) quickly runs to the basket against Incarnate Word during the 2024 MSHSAA Show-Me Showdown Class 6 Friday, March 15.

RBHS varsity girls’ basketball falls to Incarnate Word Academy 65-41 in Final Four

McKenna Parker and Julia Kim March 16, 2024

The Lady Bruins failed to defeat Incarnate Word Academy’s Red Knights in 2024 MSHSAA Show-Me Showdown Class 6 by 65-41 Friday, Mar. 15. They had to play against the Cor Jesu Academy’s Chargers today...

Paul Atreides (Timothee Chalamet) in Dune: Part Two. Image courtesy of IMDb

“Dune: Part Two” sees large box office numbers, continues compelling story

Ella Wampler, Staff Writer March 9, 2024

This review will contain spoilers for the events of “Dune: Part Two.”  For a refresher on the contents of the first “Dune” movie, see Josiah Anderson’s review of the movie here.  The highly...

Still life photo of a crumpled voting application

Young Americans less likely to vote

Ryan Tunks, Staff Writer March 4, 2024

Young Americans are one of the largest groups in the country’s electorate, but they are also the least likely to turn out to vote.  From 2014 to 2022, Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 had...

Image of Howard-Evans Place prior to its destruction in 1995.

Inadequate district funding metrics perpetuate anti-Blackness, segregation in schools in the Greater St. Louis area

Shubha Gautam, Co-Editor-in-Chief February 28, 2024

A “Garden of Eden” found its place in the center of St. Louis County, and its name was Howard-Evans Place. The neighborhood housing dozens of middle-class Black families lay on twenty-two acres of...

Unengaged students sleep and ignore instruction in freshman advisory.

RBHS freshmen advisories receive mixed feedback

Ava Beary, Staff writer February 28, 2024

Upon entering their high school career, RBHS freshmen are required to take an advisory class as a part of their first-year schedule. The block may be filled by either Advisory 9 or Advisory Plus, the latter...

Ready to pass the ball, junior Malia Chievous (2) is looking for an open teammate. The RBHS Bruins took a 49-47 victory over the Cardinal Ritter Lions with a buzzer beater on Feb. 15.

RBHS varsity girls’ basketball triumphs over Cardinal Ritter Lions 49-47 with buzzer-beating shot

McKenna Parker, Features Editor February 18, 2024

Feb. 15, the Lady Bruins came out on top over Cardinal Ritter College Prep by two points after RBHS sophomore forward/center Jayda Porter’s buzzer-beater.  RBHS varsity girls went into Thursday’s...

History of the heart symbol

History of the heart symbol

Ryan Tunks, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

The heart symbol is an enduring icon, seen in many cultures as a symbol of love. Hearts can be found on a wide range of objects today, and their use dates back over 5,000 years.  Historians debate...

Parasocial relationships highlight importance of healthy consumption of media

Parasocial relationships highlight importance of healthy consumption of media

Jenna Lin, Staff Writer February 13, 2024

There exists a widely accepted truth of modern life: the Internet is everywhere and unavoidable. As the popular saying goes, unless you “live under a rock,” it is nearly impossible to escape its digital...

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