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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 Vivian Spear.

Climate change spurs journalistic awakening

Nora Crutcher-McGowan November 4, 2021

For members of Generation Z, the threat of climate change is a life-long presence. Junior Brooke Novinger, co-president of RBHS Conservation Club, said she first heard about the issue in late elementary...

Art by Lorelei Dohm.

Sea level rise caused by world powers leave South Pacific islands vulnerable

Shubha Gautam November 3, 2021

Sandwiched halfway between Hawaii and Australia, Kiribati is a Southern Pacific island nation with 33 islands, the most famous being Kiritimati, sporting the title of one of the largest atolls in the world....

Art by Vivian Spear.

Wildfire smoke spreads across nation, contaminates air quality

Anjali Noel Ramesh November 3, 2021

In the past five years, record breaking wildfires have plagued California, according to the Insurance Information Institute. The amount of land burned by the wildfires are at an all-time high, with over...

Day 79

Day 79

Bailey Stover June 4, 2020

Happy Fourth of June, or is that the wrong month? Today is June 4. Miracle of miracles, I didn’t sleep in until 10 a.m. today. I was happy to break my oversleeping streak, but I still want to work on...

Baby fox. Photo by Sarah Mosteller.

Human activities prove detrimental to environment, increase risk of infectious diseases

Audrey Novinger April 14, 2020

Opinion Amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic that has claimed thousands of lives and spurred restrictions that affect more than one third of the world’s population, environmental sustainability may...

Day 17

Day 17

Bailey Stover April 3, 2020

There’s no rest for the weary. Today is April 3. My body and I have different ideas of how much sleep is necessary to function. It seems 8 ½ hours just isn’t enough. As much as I wished I could have...

Photo illustration of single-use plastics by Sophie Froese.

Plastic pollution ruinous to environment, requires immediate action

Multiple Authors February 17, 2020

Earlier this year, a Sperm Whale was found dead on a beach in Scotland with a 100kg “‘Huge ball’ of nets, ropes, plastic cups, bags, gloves, packing straps, tubing” in its stomach, according to...

Climate change presents hazards for Missouri agriculture

Climate change presents hazards for Missouri agriculture

William Yoo February 3, 2020

Since he began walking, senior Evan Diehls has worked on his family’s Missouri beef farm. Just last year, he started taking on managerial tasks: checking the feed, sorting cattle, working sale dates...

Photo by Sarah Mosteller.

Invasive species threaten Missouri wildlife

Isabella Perkins January 16, 2020

Little decisions like burning coal, using non renewable resources and damaging the planet to dig up oil are all little decisions that contribute to climate change slowly killing off ecosystems, animal...

The Earths lights as seen from space. Image and caption adapted from NASAs Earth Observatory. Credit: Data courtesy of Marc Imhoff of NASA GSFC and Christopher Elvidge of NOAA NGDC. Image by Craig Mayhew and Robert Simmon, NASA GSFC.

What even is climate change?

Emily Dearing December 18, 2019

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Photo by Camryn DeVore

Rainfall effects reveal damp outlook

Ryan Choe December 9, 2019

Like a blanket trapping in heat and causing a massive disruption in our ecosystems, climate change spreads to all corners of the globe.  Companies, houses and cars and other carbon-emitting things burn...

Where the sea meets the sand. photo by Maddie Orr

Is it too late?

Bailey Stover November 22, 2019

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