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RBHS music departments combined concert concludes year, celebrates achievements

RBHS music department’s combined concert concludes year, celebrates achievements

Allison Kim, Op/Ed Editor May 16, 2022

With the end of the school year fast approaching, the RBHS Music Department held one final celebration of the RBHS chamber orchestra, chamber choir and wind symphony bands' hard work with a combined spring...

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CPS holds equity training to create unbiased classroom

Brandon Kim February 29, 2020
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 The National Conference of Christians and Jews (NCCJ) in Saint Louis, who teaches CPS employees equity training sessions. Michelle Baumstark, the Community Relations Director of Columbia Public Schools (CPS), said CPS sends some employees to Saint Louis to be certified to teach equity lessons back at CPS.
LGBTQ students navigate bathroom struggles

LGBTQ students navigate bathroom struggles

Brandon Kim January 15, 2020
Brandon Kim covers the history of unisex bathrooms in schools and the country, talking to RBHS administrators and students about their experiences along the way
Photo by Will Cover

Anti-bullying fails to solve issue

Brandon Kim January 9, 2020
Years of anti-bullying lessons have caused an oversaturation that ultimately does nothing to solve the problem. Bullying is a serious issue, but we should question if the programs in place are as effective as the creators of these programs say.
College Board to discontinue several AP Scholar awards May 2020

College Board to discontinue several AP Scholar awards May 2020

Brandon Kim December 15, 2019

The Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar awards program is discontinuing several awards in May 2020. The State awards, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) honors and International AP Scholar awards...

Motion Pictures Association of America celebrates 50 years of movie ratings

Motion Pictures Association of America celebrates 50 years of movie ratings

Brandon Kim December 9, 2019
A look into the history of movie ratings and the controversies these can cause.
‘Knives Out,’ a delightful new twist on the classic mystery genre

‘Knives Out,’ a delightful new twist on the classic mystery genre

Brandon Kim November 29, 2019

“Knives Out” is a wonderfully crafted film that leaves the viewer energized when they exit the theater. It is an homage to the old Alfred Hitchcock movies and interconnected puzzles of Agatha Christie's...

‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,’ the movie we need

‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,’ the movie we need

Brandon Kim November 25, 2019
This is a review about "A Beautiful day in the Neighborhood", a heartwarming and inspiring movie.
Art by Sophie Froese

That’s debatable: Is Apple better than Android?

Will Cover November 22, 2019
Although Apple initially dominated the smart phone market with its iPhone, recently Android products have flooded the marketplace to compete with Apple. In this article, Bearing News takes on both sides of the debate over the quality of the options.
Boys swim and dive overcome obstacles, bond with crosstown foes

Boys’ swim and dive overcome obstacles, bond with crosstown foes

Brandon Kim November 13, 2019
Brandon Kim provides a closer look on the boys' swim and dive team, and the practices and camaraderie it establishes among its athletes.
Hollywood makes advances in diversity but should keep going

Hollywood makes advances in diversity but should keep going

Brandon Kim October 27, 2019
Hollywood has made positive strides in diversity in most areas this year, but positive, accurate representation remains vital in today's world.
Middle schoolers hold up their country placards at roll call in the RBHS MUN Conference yesterday. Photo credit: Brandon Kim

RBHS Model United Nations team hosts conference for middle schoolers

Brandon Kim October 20, 2019
A t 8 a.m Saturday, Oct.19, the doors opened in the North entrance, and 14 nervous and excited middle schoolers streamed in for the RBHS Model United Nations (MUN) Conference, which was hosted by the MUN team. They were checked in at a table made of four studies desks, and the conference officially began.
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