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Will Patton and Steven Yeun in Minari. Courtesy of IMDb

“Minari” depicts the immigrant story like never before, exemplifying people’s relationship with the “American Dream”

Shruti Gautam March 23, 2021

Lee Isaac Chung’s Minari, a Korean-American movie filmed in Oklahoma, shows the immigrant story in an unprecedented way. During the opening shot, the audience sees people shoved in a car moving up and...

Neuroethics in law, science influences autonomy and crime

Neuroethics in law, science influences autonomy and crime

Shruti Gautam February 25, 2021

A paper published in 2007 discusses the case of FK, a man in his late 50s. FK was arrested for gross lewdness and child endangerment due to public urination near a school. Despite no psychiatric history,...

COVID-19 in indigenous reservations, lack of support and response

COVID-19 in indigenous reservations, lack of support and response

Shruti Gautam February 22, 2021

As of Jan. 25, the Navajo Nation had 27,573 positive cases of COVID-19. Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people make up 0.7% of the US population; however, the group accounted for...

Rami Malek in The Little Things. Courtesy of IMDb.

“The Little Things” disappoints, a failed thriller that tried too hard

Shruti Gautam February 8, 2021

LA’s crime scene is well-represented in Hollywood, with countless movies feeding on the public’s want to consume horrific crime stories. John Lee Hancock, known for “The Blind Side” and “Saving...

Photo by Desmond Kisida.

Virtual debate, argumentation through screens

Sarah Ding January 3, 2021
Instead of loading onto a school bus and making the long drive to a tournament’s host school in cities such as St. Louis or Springfield, the RBHS Speech and Debate team has stayed right at home to compete. Tournaments are all held over National Speech and Debate Association Campus, an online platform for students to compete in, and Columbia Public School (CPS) allows students to use three of their high schools including RBHS, Hickman High School and Battle High School for internet and to be around their peers.
Art by Lorelei Dohm, Photos by Ana Manzano.

Birthdays on the web, isolation brings families together

Anjali Noel Ramesh December 30, 2020
I have never been one to host extravagant birthday parties. The last one I can remember involved a massive, carefully constructed Barbie cake I devoured with my other five-year-old friends. I almost never celebrate my birthday with my family members, all of whom live outside of the United States.
School shootings and gun violence lead to discourse and policies

School shootings and gun violence lead to discourse and policies

Shruti Gautam December 14, 2020

The United States faced a great loss after the Sandy Hook shooting eight years ago, on Dec. 14, 2012. But, the country has faced such incidents before and after that day, including the 1999 Columbine shooting...

Wearing number 1929, senior Matthew Hauser celebrates his Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHAA) state championship victory with his teammates and classmates in the crowd. Hausers point contribution pushed the RBHS boys team to first place in a tense meet.

Boys take home cross country title, girls get fourth in state championship

Shruti Gautam November 10, 2020

[penci_text_block block_title_align="style-title-left" custom_markup_1=""]as the runners lined up on the grass, family members stood in marked boxes six feet apart in the grass, holding their place next...

Bruin bear had a great fall

Devin Hall November 2, 2020

In the first Bruin Bear comic of the school year, Barnky enjoys the fall season with their partner by carving pumpkins, watching movies, and spending time outdoors. Just because covid has made it harder...

City Council discusses COVID-19, community stakeholders, chokeholds

City Council discusses COVID-19, community stakeholders, chokeholds

Shruti Gautam October 31, 2020

The City Council held a regular meeting in the Council Chamber at City Hall on Oct. 19. The session required social distancing and other accommodations in order to be compliant with COVID-19 restrictions,...

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District initiates CPS Prime Delivery Service

Shruti Gautam October 11, 2020
Columbia Public Schools (CPS) started a new initiative to connect schools with students called CPS Prime Delivery Service on Sept. 28.
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Oscars’ new standards: the social role of cinema

Shruti Gautam September 30, 2020
The Academy released new standards for movies to meet in order to be eligible for a Best Picture nomination, citing both representation and inclusion on Sept. 8.
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