The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

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Anti-bullying fails to solve issue

Brandon Kim January 9, 2020

Countless anti-bullying posters lined the walls of our elementary and middle schools, re-hammering stale slogans already plastered to the back of our brains. “Don’t be a bully.” “Don’t be a...

Art by Lorelei Dohm.

Our words have an effect

Olivia Peters December 18, 2019

Ever since I was a little girl my family taught me one main thing: treat others the way you want to be treated; with respect and kindness. As I’ve gotten older, I expected people to become more mature...

Art by Lorelei Dohm.

Public embarrassment, humiliation detrimental to health, development

Bailey Stover November 6, 2019

When junior Avory Gilbert was 10, she received her scoliosis diagnosis. She had to wear a back brace in sixth grade, and when that did not work, she underwent surgery. Her condition worsened when she returned...

Art by Rachel Stevens

Panic at the VSCO: yet another way to put down girls

Sarah Ding October 11, 2019

If you listen closely in the jungle that is high school, you might hear the howls of screeching chairs pulled out from under desks, the teachers sighing as they grade their 50th assignment of the day or...

School administrations vs. bullys

School administrations vs. bully’s

Jordyn Thompson April 12, 2019

From the documentary Bully on Netflix, Jordyn Thompson talks about the horrific bullying stories of children who have committed suicide or deal with abuse at school every day. She strongly pushes that...

Art by Isabel Thoroughman

Antagonizing, agonizing realities

Ann Fitzmaurice November 1, 2018

Students reflect on traumatic, troubling experiences in academic, familial settings Walking through the hallways, sophomore Owen Dack feels comfortable. As an open homosexual who prefers they/them pronouns,...

Feature photo by Saly Seye

Middle school lessons: You aren’t always the victim

Saly Seye May 9, 2018

Without a doubt, I can assert the worst three years of my life took place in middle school. Seriously. I’ve said I would rather be waterboarded than go through the awkwardness, the physical and emotional...

Feature photo by Avantika Khatri

Bullying brings detriment to students

Caedmon West May 12, 2017

[dropcap style="flat" size="5"]S[/dropcap]choolyard bullying has taken on a new meaning in recent years with tragic results hitting close to home. A middle school girl named Rylie Wagner in Hallsville,...

Smith-Cotton suicides bring awareness to mental health, bullying

Smith-Cotton suicides bring awareness to mental health, bullying

Grace Vance April 30, 2017

The reaction “Get rid of Norton! Get rid of Norton!” A sign in the crowd reads, “Kids’ lives matter.” One may infer this situation is a gathering protesting a new bill or a policy. This was,...

Curtright endures hardships by endless joy

Curtright endures hardships by endless joy

Cassidy Viox April 28, 2017

Despite experiencing bullying and low confidence in his old Indiana school, senior William Curtright has true happiness now that he lives in Columbia and learned where his worth comes from. Holding onto...

New anti-bullying law induces felony charge

New anti-bullying law induces felony charge

Ji-Ho Lee February 5, 2017

In an age of improved technology and social media, messages, comments and opinions can be distributed  nearly instantly. In turn, many high school students become victims of bullying and harassment that...

New bill aims to protect students, attacks cyberbullying

New bill aims to protect students, attacks cyberbullying

Ashley Tanner December 11, 2015

infographic by Stephanie Kang [dropcap color="#" bgcolor="#" sradius="0"]S[/dropcap]even in 10 young people are victims of cyberbullying, and 37 percent of those who have been bullied experience it on...

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