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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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Day 88

Day 88

Bailey Stover June 13, 2020

How long can a nap last for it to still count as a nap? Today is June 13. As I’d intended last night, I slept in until about a quarter after 10 this morning. When I got up, my whole family seemed to...

Art by Snowy Li

Online classes allow for procrastination, cheating

The Rock and Bearing News Staff January 14, 2020

Missouri introduced the Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program in 2019, expanding the amount of online classes students can take to a virtually infinite amount. The bill benefits schools that...

Students assess class offering types

Students assess class offering types

Bailey Stover February 19, 2018

Along with finals, Advanced Placement (AP) tests and making plans for the future, selecting next year’s courses can be one of the most exciting and nerve-racking experiences for students, especially...

Students request classes earlier than previous years

Students request classes earlier than previous years

Emily Oba January 26, 2018

Though the 2018-19 school year starts in fewer than eight months, all junior students recieved their schedule request forms on Thursday, Jan. 11. A week later, freshmen and sophomore received theirs. School...

The entrance to the counseling office

Deadline in second semester gives students little time to change classes

Jared Geyer December 21, 2017

As students return in January, they will only have eight days to switch classes. Jan. 12 is the final date students can switch classes for second semester. Even though switching classes at this time is...

Teachers, administrators review honors contracting curriculum

Teachers, administrators review honors contracting curriculum

Emily Oba December 19, 2017

As part of the departments’ normal process, RBHS social studies and language arts teachers are evaluating the curriculum for contracted honors classes. In 2011 the studies department looked into combining...

Faculty members try to salvage German, Japanese classes

Faculty members try to salvage German, Japanese classes

Nikol Slatinska October 26, 2017

Columbia Public Schools (CPS) administrators and faculty members have created a committee to save German and Japanese programs following the district’s April 2017 decision to phase the classes out of...

A student clings on to sanity as they stare at their future of medical school

Required courses give assistance

Lisa Zhuang May 17, 2017

Once in a while comes along a bright-eyed child who breaks a knee in kindergarten and decides to make it a life goal to become an orthopedic surgeon. Through the course of her education, she stacks her...

Photo by Yousuf El-Jayyousi

Students protest district’s cuts of German 1, Japanese 1

Nikol Slatinska May 1, 2017

Columbia Public Schools (CPS) will not offer German 1 and Japanese 1 language classes next year, Principal Dr. Jennifer Rukstad announced. Teachers of those classes, however, are tenured and will not lose...

Students seek help for standardized tests

Students seek help for standardized tests

Emily Oba April 20, 2017

On Apr. 19, juniors will take the statewide American College Test (ACT). The pressures to do well on this exam is not in vain, because it is an important factor in being accepted into college. With just...

Scheduling system requires update to help students

Scheduling system requires update to help students

Emily Oba March 6, 2017

[dropcap style="light" size="4"]E[/dropcap]lementary school teachers idly ask their kids the question, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?.’ The question gets a little more serious in middle...

Feature Photo by Tyson Jamieson.

Students complain rather than seek help

Ji-Sung Lee February 21, 2017

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]lthough a straight A report card may bring pride to students and parents, most kids know it comes with hours of homework, studying and reviewing.  As faculty constantly teaches new...

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