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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 Rachel Stevens.

LGBTQ athletes find community within athletics

Bailey Stover February 25, 2020

In sixth grade sophomore Zachary Willmore said he knew he was gay when he memorized all the lyrics to Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass.” While he doesn’t watch sports often, he said Minaj is the closest...

Midnight Traveler provides new look at life as refugee

‘Midnight Traveler’ provides new look at life as refugee

Isaac Parrish March 2, 2019

In Hassan Fazili’s magnificent 'Midnight Traveler,' the first-person perspective of an Afghan refugee is captured in a way that can't be replicated by anyone else. After the Taliban demanded Fazili’s...

Art by Reece Furkin

Students, administration clarify definition of sports, arts, activites

Ann Fitzmaurice February 27, 2019

For two weeks straight in the July heat, sophomore marching band member Ian Hendrickson woke up just in time for band camp, which began at 7:45 a.m. and went until 4 p.m. with an additional three hour...

Cheerleading provides clinic for young athletes

Cheerleading provides clinic for young athletes

Sarah Kuhlmann January 29, 2019

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Senior captains Anel Castro and Aubrey Sanders cheer in sync during their routine. Sanders loves the family her team has become. We have been practicing together since April of last year, Sanders said.  We have had some ups and downs with losing some people, we have persevered. We all know each other’s weaknesses and strengths and we are able to give one another encouragements to keep doing their best in the routine.

Cheer advances to nationals

Anna Xu December 10, 2018

Last Sunday, December 9, the RBHS cheer team competed in Cape Girardeau to qualify to nationals. After an impressive first place finish for their game day routine and a second place for their competitive...

Varsity cheer takes fifth at State championship

Varsity cheer takes fifth at State championship

Emily Oba December 3, 2018

fter placing fourth at the Regionals competition the weekend before, the RBHS cheerleading team competed at the State championship held at Lindenwood University, Sunday, Dec. 2. “I felt very overwhelmed...

Sophomore Ellie Barnett smiles big as she prepares to begin the second part of the Bruins routine. Barnett believes the team is ready to compete at state. This year we have gotten better at mostly everything, Barnett said. If we just don’t get nervous then everything we have will go [to state with us].

Cheer sparkles at state showcase

Allie Pigg November 29, 2018

Story and photos by Allie Pigg Thursday, Nov. 29, the RBHS cheer team took its home floor before a crowd one last time before heading to the state competition at Lindenwood High School this Saturday, Dec....

Members of the cheerleading team perform a routine at the Homecoming assembly Oct. 12. The RBHS football team chose Leukemia as the cause for the 2018 game. The cheerleaders wore orange matching shirts in awareness. Photo by Grace Hervey.

Cheerleading competes at regionals, prepares for state

Ji-Sung Lee November 11, 2018

In Washington, Mo. as the Bruin cheerleaders lined their poms and straightened their bows, the competition season was just beginning. At the regional meet Nov. 10, there were more than 20 teams competing...

Cheer team takes 8th out of 18 teams at state

Cheer team takes 8th out of 18 teams at state

Maddie Murphy November 1, 2017

[dropcap size="4"]D[/dropcap]espite the challenge of several team members leaving the team and adjusting to competing in a new division, the RBHS cheer team placed 8th in the Missouri State Cheerleading...

Senior Elizabeth Curtwright smiles from the sideline as she cheers on RBHS football at the game against BHS on Sept. 1. Photo by Camryn Devore

Cheer squad confident for state competition

Maddie Murphy October 28, 2017

[dropcap style="light" size="4"]A[/dropcap]s the varsity high school cheer season comes to a close, the Bruins are ready to compete at the state level, and varsity Head Coach Kristine Hayes is as confident...

Competitive cheerleading provides more than athletic opportunity

Competitive cheerleading provides more than athletic opportunity

Grace Dorsey January 31, 2017

D uring the past 30 years, competitive cheerleading has undeniably changed. Though schools initially restricted cheerleading to sidelines during college or high school sporting events, it now has a competitive...

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