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End of high school prompts reflection, exploration of memories

End of high school prompts reflection, exploration of memories

Nora Crutcher-McGowan, Editor-in-Chief May 19, 2022

The global COVID-19 pandemic framed much of my high school stint. When I try to sort memories or events from the past four years of my life in my brain, I categorize everything into the “before times''...

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Gilded Glamour: Celebrities walk red carpet at 2022 Met Gala

Ketti Horton, Staff writer May 4, 2022

The 2022 Met Gala theme was In America: An Anthology of Fashion, an homage to all things corsets, boning, feathers and large statement jewelry. It is the latter of a two-part exhibit, with its counterpart...

Photo courtesy of Mary Grupe.

Future HHS principal Mary Grupe reflects on time at RBHS, education journey

Nora Crutcher-McGowan, Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2022

RBHS assistant principal Mary Grupe is set to be the next head principal of Hickman High School (HHS), after an announcement from Columbia Public Schools (CPS) in March and subsequent approval by the Columbia...

TikTok sounds: TikTok influences popular music, changes industry

TikTok sounds: TikTok influences popular music, changes industry

Allison Kim, Op/Ed Editor March 9, 2022

TikTok, the short-form video social media platform owned by Chinese tech giant ByteDance, has seen massive growth in the past four years since the app’s launch in 2017. TikTok was the most downloaded...

Junior Judah Belzer and senior Gram Coalier in Noises Off.

Winter play “Noises Off” brings talented student actors together

Nora Crutcher-McGowan, Editor-in-Chief February 15, 2022

This year’s winter play, “Noises Off,” closed Saturday, Feb. 12, with four performances taking place from Feb. 10 through Feb. 12. “Noises Off” is a 1982 play written by Michael Frayn, a British...

The impact of Omicron: variant heightens risk of infection, targets disabled communities

The impact of Omicron: variant heightens risk of infection, targets disabled communities

Julia Kim, Editor-in-Chief February 2, 2022
First identified in Botswana and South Africa in November, the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus has surged around the world over the past two months and now accounts for 99.9% of new infections in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The pandemic continues to play a recurring role in people’s lives, and Omicron poses new risks toward able-bodied and disabled people in the new year.
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.
RBHS students walk out to demand return of masks

RBHS students walk out 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...

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‘Licorice Pizza’: Fun, melancholic masterpiece

Luke Stagg, Contributor January 12, 2022

Part of the appeal of “Licorice Pizza” is figuring out what it is really about along the way. It is not entirely clear from the start, except maybe one thing: it is probably not a good idea for Alana...

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 concerning cinema, of said perspectives intentionally curated to guide how viewers are meant to engage with the content.

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...

Photo courtesy of inteGIRLS STL/MO.

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...

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