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Day 63

Day 63

Bailey Stover May 19, 2020

Freedom at last! Today is May 19. For once I woke up at the completely reasonable time of 9:40 a.m., despite my mother’s best efforts to wake me up 40 minutes prior. I had asked her to make sure I didn’t...

Day 56

Day 56

Bailey Stover May 12, 2020

One down, three to go! Today is May 12. There’s no better way to wake up than by a surprise cuddle with my mom. I’d asked her to get me up at 8:30 a.m. so I’d have plenty of time to do some last-minute...

A standardized test. Photo by EnvatoElements

ACT, SAT cancel April, May exams

Isaac Yontz March 19, 2020

The College Board and American College Test (ACT) company canceled the April 4 ACT and May 2 Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) exams, respectively, March 16; this cancellation comes as an attempt to prevent...

College Board to discontinue several AP Scholar awards May 2020

College Board to discontinue several AP Scholar awards May 2020

Brandon Kim December 15, 2019

The Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar awards program is discontinuing several awards in May 2020. The State awards, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) honors and International AP Scholar awards...

RBHS schedules PSAT, PACT for same date, Oct. 16

Will Cover September 25, 2019

RBHS counseling scheduled both the pre-SAT (PSAT) and pre-ACT (PACT) tests for Oct. 16. This serves as a change from last year when RBHS held the two tests on separate days, which allowed for RBHS sophomores...

Art by Valeria Velasquez

AP World needs modification, not division

The Rock and Bearing News Staff October 18, 2018

With the College Board’s coming upheaval of the Advanced Placement (AP) World History, this year’s freshmen and every class after may miss out on decades of history education. This past summer, the...

WORLD OF LEARNING: AP World History teacher Shawna Matteson supervises her fourth block class Tuesday as they wrap up the first two units on laptops[0-600 BCE]. Photo by George Frey.

College Board to revamp AP World History offerings next year

Ethan Hayes October 1, 2018

During the summer the College Board anounced plans to refashion the structure of Advanced Placement (AP) World History. The change, scheduled for the 2019-20 school year, intends to split the curriculum...

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...

Senior AP art students complete 24 art pieces for graduation

Senior AP art students complete 24 art pieces for graduation

Ashleigh Atasoy April 25, 2014

[vimeo url="https://vimeo.com/92767977" width="200" height="300"] As the end of the year approaches and most activities are beginning to wind down, the Art Department is in the middle of its most hectic...

Standardized test score reports unfair

Standardized test score reports unfair

Nomin-Erdene Jagdagdorj January 6, 2013

According to collegeboard.org, the College Board's "membership of educators" created the SAT in 1926 to "democratize access to college for all students." Each academic year, nearly three million students...

New science curriculum focuses on experimentation, discovery

Stazi Prost September 20, 2012

Students can put their flashcards away because of a recent change in the way educators across the country will teach science. From this school year on, rote memorization will be less important overall...

AP students should not pay for exams

AP students should not pay for exams

Isaac Pasley March 17, 2012

No matter how they cut it, a hard fact of life for high school seniors is that college is expensive. According to U.S. News, the average cost of college in 2010 was about $20,000 for public schools and...

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