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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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First Amendment freedoms facilitate proactive conversations, progress

Anjali Noel Ramesh November 6, 2019
Students utilize their First Amendment freedoms to generate change in their communities, using their voices to promote positive progress.
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.
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
With constantly innovated technologies, re-thinking library spaces is certainly in the near future.
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
Fears can change because one has more experience and recognizes the risks of the world around him or her.  
Photo illustration by Muhammad Al-Rawi

In crisis, drug abuse doesn’t discriminate

Maddie Murphy February 19, 2018
A study from the National Institute on Drug Abuse reveals that many people don’t understand why or how someone could become addicted to drugs.
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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 they both are judged from others.
Culture shock: individuals adapt to surroundings, embrace foreign customs

Culture shock: individuals adapt to surroundings, embrace foreign customs

Ann Fitzmaurice November 14, 2017
Small changes in gestures impact the etiquette that individuals see in different countries.
New year motivates students to change

New year motivates students to change

Emily Oba January 18, 2017
The start of a new year reminds students to reflect back on the year. Resolutions are supposed to be kept for the whole year, but people often break them.
Words on words: changing for better or for worse

Words on words: changing for better or for worse

Alice Yu January 7, 2016
As the season of resolutions descend on us, remember that any change can be helpful in personal growth.
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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