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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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Teacher Talking To Students In College Class

CPS holds equity training to create unbiased classroom

Brandon Kim February 29, 2020

Columbia Public Schools (CPS) annually spends $24,460 on equity training, which is learning about how to put aside biases and learn to accept different ideas and cultures. CPS has a partnership with...

Art by Sophie Froese

Sexist parenting practices begin lifelong biases for all

Amira McKee January 15, 2020

I looked up from my carefully constructed Lego space station to see a boy towering above me clad in yellow overalls and a polka dot shirt. “Those aren’t your Legos,” he shouted. I thought, What?...

RBHS counseling put up popular college t-shirts in the science wing. (Photo by Will Cover)

Affirmative action proves vital for diversity

The Rock and Bearing News Staff November 4, 2019

During the Civil Rights Movement, President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order in 1961 mandating the government to “take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and that employees...

on Sinclair Broadcast Group

on Sinclair Broadcast Group

Rachael Erickson April 11, 2018

The aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, a race subject to Russian misinformation spread on social media, saw the rise of the term “fake news.” This phrase, popularized by those on the left...

Student bias affects performance in the classroom

Student bias affects performance in the classroom

Grace Dorsey April 8, 2018

If one were to ask any teacher what her favorite color, food or hobby was, she’d probably reply with ease and confidence. Ask the same teacher about her favorite students, and the question might turn...

Lack of media objectivity causes divide

Lack of media objectivity causes divide

Cam Fuller March 18, 2016

Journalists have always fought for readership and attention, leading to the coverage of outlandish, controversial stories. On rare occasions, such as the one featured in the Oscar Best Picture winner “Spotlight,”...

New bill to improve racial bias in police force

New bill to improve racial bias in police force

Skyler Froese January 28, 2016

Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed (city of St. Louis) co-sponsored the bill to improve Columbia police officer training. The state of Missouri has recently experienced bountiful controversy surrounding...

Feature photo by Maddy Jones

Societal bias discourages women from science

Manal Salim March 15, 2013

Even to this day, women remain trailing behind the leading men in significant parts of education and the workforce. According to a recent study at www.science.nbcnews.com, women make up a mere 21 percent...

Warning: Rated R

Jacqueline LeBlanc May 10, 2012

Film rating system proves unhelpful, bias On a Saturday night, my sister and I lay across my floor, eating popcorn, looking for something to watch.  Eventually, we stumbled upon Tom Six’s horror film,...

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