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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

Superintendent Peter Stiepleman at the Nov. Board of Education meeting. Photo by Parker Boone.

CPS administration ought to take responsibility for student gatherings, reduce spread of COVID-19

Multiple Authors January 12, 2021

After a Columbia Public Schools (CPS) Board of Education meeting on Dec. 14, CPS administration is scrambling to find new solutions for a transition to in-person classes by updating social distancing guidelines...

John Potter, a parents of CPS students, speaks in front of the Board of Education on Oct. 12 at the Aslin administration building. Photo by Ana Manzano

Board of Education votes to keep middle and high school virtual, elementary to return Oct. 19

Isaac Yontz October 13, 2020

Columbia Public Schools (CPS) Board of Education held a regular session at the Neil C. Aslin administration building to discuss and vote on sending students back to in-person learning on Oct. 12. After...

Day 86

Day 86

Bailey Stover June 11, 2020

One day down, one to go. Today is June 11. After consistently waking up later than 9 a.m. for the past several weeks, having to get up by 8:40 a.m. was miserable. I was confused and cranky and definitely...

Senior Bailey Stover enjoys a breakfast of French toast, sausage and fruit on her seventh day of social distancing. Photo by Robin Stover.

Day 7

Bailey Stover March 24, 2020

Rain, rain, go away! Today is March 24. I’ve decided the sky has forgotten it’s allowed to be more than one color. For the last few days, morning, noon and night have all looked like identical shades...

Blue recycling bag. Photo by Audrey Novinger

Waste Minimization Coordinator Ben Kreitner answers questions about city recycling policies

Audrey Novinger March 18, 2020

Recycling is one form of waste disposal that involves collecting materials and sending them through a process that converts them to new products. Some benefits of recycling include a reduction in the amount...

A Machine to Live In illuminates divide between culture, industrialization through alternate perspectives

‘A Machine to Live In’ illuminates divide between culture, industrialization through alternate perspectives

Anjali Noel Ramesh March 7, 2020

A Machine to Live In opens with a baritone, reverberating voice describing the plights in creating a single, architectural masterpiece in an area as diverse in culture as Brasília, a space-age metropolis...

D Dees Kettle Korn employees work during the Roots N Blues festival. Photo by Bailey Stover.

People of Roots N Blues – Mark Max

Bailey Stover September 29, 2019

A man of few words, Mark Max, owner of D Dee’s Kettle Korn, described how he first took over the business and what he most enjoys about the festival. How did you first start this business? "Actually,...

Seth Avett playing guitar and singing during the concert. The Avett Brothers performed live at Stephens Lake Park during the Roots n Blues n BBQ festival. Concert photo by Bailey Stover.

How The Avett Brothers kickdrumed into my heart

Bailey Stover October 2, 2018

[spotifyplaybutton play="spotify:user:rbhsbearingnews:playlist:3F0tnWxMze6FsaeHchKkHy"/] The Avett Brothers provide the perfect respite from a frantic world. I ravenously consume music, absorbing its vibrations,...

Senior Gemma Ross pitches to members of her own team during the Green and Gold scrimmage game on Aug. 23. Photo by Maya Bell

Softball kicks off new season with Green and Gold game

Ann Fitzmaurice August 24, 2018

In preparation for its first game of the season on Monday, the RBHS softball team split in half to compete in a Green and Gold scrimmage on Thursday night. While the Gold team won the scrimmage, the event...

Columbia organizes first Autism Awareness Walk

Columbia organizes first Autism Awareness Walk

Will Cover May 1, 2018

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] stream of blue shirts ducked under the arch at the starting line, as they followed a pony named Sugar around a 1.2 mile track at the first annual Autism Speaks Walk in Columbia for...

Senior Kris Cho makes a speech during the student-led walkout March 14. Photo by Maya Bell.

Student activism promises future change

Maya Bell April 10, 2018

Moments after the fatal shooting of 17 students and teachers in Parkland, Fla. Feb. 14, Kevin Hogg rushed to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School fearing the worst news a parent could ever receive. His...

Junior George Frey holds a sign with the names of the Parkland, Fla. shooting victims. On Feb. 14, 14 teenagers and 3 adults were killed by a man armed with an AR-15. Photo by Maya Bell.

Empathy, practicality dictate problem-solving

Ann Fitzmaurice April 10, 2018

When the news of the Parkland shooting broke, a swarm of support came rushing through social media. Some took to Twitter, expressing how such a tragedy should not have happened once again in the United...

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