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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

Art by Lorelei Dohm.

First Amendment freedoms facilitate proactive conversations, progress

Anjali Noel Ramesh November 6, 2019

Current senior and Co-President of Young Democrats Amanda Kurukulasuriya proudly participated in the first ever Columbia March for Our Lives on March 25, 2017, along with other RBHS students. The protest...

Photo by Emily Franke

CPS changes Algebra 1 course availability

Ji-Sung Lee December 9, 2018

As of the 2018-19 school year, sixth graders can no longer enroll in Algebra 1.  Dana Hibbard, Columbia Public Schools (CPS) mathematics coordinator, said CPS administration made the decision. The change...

Librarian Jill Macy pushes a book cart down a quiet aisle of Daniel Boone Regional Library (DBRL). Very few students wer present Wednesday night, Sept. 19, at DBRL.  Photo by Sophie Eaton.

Libraries strive to serve evolving community needs

Ji-Sung Lee October 5, 2018

The hum of the air conditioning. The bustling of homework papers. The turning wheels of the cart carrying the yet-to-be shelved books. These are the typical sights and sounds of a library, yet with constantly...

Free feminine hygiene products in bathrooms

Free feminine hygiene products in bathrooms

Amanda Kurukulasuriya September 20, 2018

It started with a civics project and a sneaky period. Freshman Shruti Gautam was going about her day when her menstrual cycle caught her unprepared and she had to borrow a pad from a friend. She found...

Teacher salary schedules revised for next fall

Teacher salary schedules revised for next fall

Anna Xu May 21, 2018

Columbia Public Schools is scheduled to face change in teacher salary schedules starting in the fall. After the CMNEA (Columbia Missouri National Education Association) salary committee approved the alterations,...

Fears develop with age, interactions

Fears develop with age, interactions

Emily Oba April 11, 2018

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]luffy, white puffs of clouds twist into different shapes as a kid looks up at the sky; for many children they use the clouds to hone their imagination, but for senior Kaelyn Kovarik...

Photo illustration by Muhammad Al-Rawi

In crisis, drug abuse doesn’t discriminate

Maddie Murphy February 19, 2018

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter Cody Marshall graduated from Jefferson City High School in May of 2010, his life was on a downward spiral. All of his closest friends packed up and moved to college, spreading...

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Honored celebrities do have real lives

Jordyn Thompson February 14, 2018

We all make mistakes; however,whenever a celebrity is accused of a crime or mistake, it has more backlash from the public then any common person. Although crimes versus mistakes are two different meanings...

Culture shock: individuals adapt to surroundings, embrace foreign customs

Culture shock: individuals adapt to surroundings, embrace foreign customs

Ann Fitzmaurice November 14, 2017

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]rom the beginning of Sunni Islam in the Middle East to Saudi Arabia formally adopting the ideology as the state religion when it officially became a modern kingdom in 1932, women have...

New year motivates students to change

New year motivates students to change

Emily Oba January 18, 2017

[dropcap style="light" size="4"]T[/dropcap]he new year can mean different things to people. For some it could symbolize a fresh start to a better year. With this opportunity of a blank slate, people make...

Words on words: changing for better or for worse

Words on words: changing for better or for worse

Alice Yu January 7, 2016

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born Jan. 30, 1882 and ranks as one of my favorite U.S. presidents. He was elected to office four times, serving from 1933 to 1945. The most notable successes of his presidency...

AP Biology students Mariah Fitzpatrick, Clara Brand, Hannah Chen and Clayton Warder mingle with each other during a break from class. This year, administrators requested teachers to add more physical activity during classes this year.
Photo by Jae Rhee

Students more active in class upon administrative request

Nikol Slatinska October 7, 2015

The words of sophomore Tracey Singer’s biology teacher faded in the back of her mind as she dozed off in the middle of class. It was hard to stay focused on one subject for more than an hour and a half,...

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