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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

Bearing News

RBHS hosts Special Olympics, competes in United Challenge

RBHS hosts Special Olympics, competes in United Challenge

Ji-Ho Lee May 1, 2016

Whether they run, throw, volunteer or cheer, students participate and assist with the annual United Challenge, headed by the Bruins United club. This afternoon at 4 p.m. at Battle High School, students...

Individual celebrations undermine team wins

Individual celebrations undermine team wins

Abby Kempf April 6, 2016

[dropcap color="#" bgcolor="#" sradius="0"]F[/dropcap]irst and second grade Pee Wee Hoops players explode into screams and high-fives whenever they defeat their tiny opponents. The RBHS girls’ swimming...

Photo by Cassi Viox.

Controversy continues to harm University of Missouri

Ji-Ho Lee January 30, 2016

The iconic columns on the Francis Quad at the University of Missouri - Columbia has seen its fair share of controversial actions in the last several months. The University of Missouri - Columbia (UMC)...

Following the controversial protests that grasped the community and the country, the University of Missouri has made attempts to retain student enrollment. Many students loyalty to the local university have wavered after the controversies.

University controversy affects admission

Nicole Schroeder December 10, 2015

Students roam the campus of the University of Missouri - Columbia. Just weeks ago, the campus was bustling with reporters around the nation, recording the controversial protests and events that occurred....

Controversy over Melissa Click video misses key issues

Controversy over ‘Melissa Click’ video misses key issues

Jenna Liu November 13, 2015

These past few days have been a time of reflection. As a high school student living in Columbia, Missouri whose parents both work on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus, I have a personal connection...

I even shook hands with him! Photo by Theresa Whang

Bill Nye trumps Ken Ham in debate on evolution

Jay Whang February 5, 2014

Teaching evolution in public schools has long been one of the most controversial issues in this country. In 1925, a school teacher named John Scopes was accused of violating Tennessee’s Butler Act,...

“I think it should be Christmas Break because this is when Christmas is, and Christmas is a holiday, so just like Thanksgiving [was called] Thanksgiving Break. So it’s Christmas Break and that’s when family should have presents and fun and a time to get back together with your family and just enjoy life.” Junior Hend Alrawi

Student View: Should the break be called Winter Break or Christmas Break?

Sophie Whyte December 19, 2013

Perhaps it’s a minor detail: should school districts call the December recess a more secular “Winter Break” or the religiously oriented “Christmas Break?” But terms such as these are debated...

Student View: Black Friday

Student View: Black Friday

Sophie Whyte November 26, 2013

Following the day of Thanksgiving, "door-buster sales" entice Americans to shop 'til they drop. Black Friday is an unofficial American holiday that is the opening of winter shopping in stores, with Cyber...

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‘Redskin’ controversy hits high school halls

Trisha Chaudhary November 16, 2013

Redskin. Once a name used in upmost respect, some now view this term as a racial slur towards Native Americans, launching a hotbed of elevated dialogue. Controversy exploded over the name Redskins when...

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Bradley Manning did not deserve Nobel Peace Prize nomination

Raj Satpathy April 5, 2013

In past years, the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to influential individuals who are positively contributing to the cause of world peace. This can be done through anything from easing international...

Art by Paige Martin

Komen partnership stirs controversy

Jake Alden January 23, 2013

Web surfers wondering about any recent events put on by the charitable organization, Susan G. Komen: For the Cure, will find a surprise waiting in their search bar. A search for "Susan G. Komen events"...

Planned Parenthood atmosphere changes mindset

Alyssa Piecko January 11, 2013

A camera slung on my back, the scene in front me played out like a silent movie. A few picketers parked outside of Planned Parenthood waved their signs up and down; their eyes bore holes in my back as...

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