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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

Students work jobs to save money, evade boredom; responsibilities affect online learning

Students work jobs to save money, evade boredom; responsibilities affect online learning

Maddie Orr April 8, 2020
RBHS students describe how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting their work hours and income, as well as how it is changing their role in the workforce.
Day 19

Day 19

Snowy Li April 5, 2020
The memoir and the videos had me thinking about everything going on in my life at the moment, so I wrote in my bullet journal. Fear marked today’s entry as I wrote about how scary the coronavirus situation in America has gotten and how I never fully realized it’s a life-and-death situation for some.
Hands of adult female student typing on computer keyboard while studying at home in the evening

First day of online learning sparks discussions of academic equality

Amira McKee March 31, 2020
In accordance with Boone County Health Department’s social distancing guidelines, Columbia Public School (CPS) students began their first day of online learning using virtual study and communication methods March 30. Originally, CPS closed its schools March 18 with the plan of resuming session April 13. After the city of Columbia issued a stay-at-home order from March 24 until April 24, however, CPS extended its recess until April 27. CPS Community Relations Director Michelle Baumstark said the district still plans to reopen April 27, despite President Donald Trump’s March 29 announcement that social distancing guidelines should remain until at least April 30.
Close-up tablet computer in a woman hand. Photo from Envato Elements.

Students share initial thoughts on online education

Parker Boone March 31, 2020
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, junior Parker Boone shares his thoughts and reflects on Columbia Public Schools' switch to online learning.
Macro detail of Surgical medical face mask as individual protection device.

Students sew surgical masks to donate to healthcare facility amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

Amira McKee March 30, 2020
As a result of the COVID-19 epidemic, there has been a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as surgical masks, gowns and face guards. In order to subsidize the demand, several non-profit organizations are calling for students and community members alike to sew or create supplies to donate to hospitals and charities.
Photo by Ryan Choe

Local places of worship cancel, adjust services

Ryan Choe March 23, 2020
At least 25 places of worship in Columbia, MO announced on their online websites that they postponed services due to the health and safety concerns stemming from COVID-19.
Photo from Envato Elements.

Coronavirus isolates but also unifies; an international outlook on the pandemic

Sarah Mosteller March 22, 2020

Students aged 15-20 from around the world share their experiences as they face the COVID-19 pandemic. Many countries are enforcing social distancing, causing feelings of isolation to creep in, but amidst...

Photo by Camryn DeVore

COVID-19 halts multiple sports seasons

Ryan Choe March 18, 2020
The Missouri State High School Activities Association canceled the remainder of the Class 4 and Class 5 state basketball tournaments and suspended the spring sports season through April 12.
Close up woman hands using sanitizer gel dispenser, against Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

COVID-19 misinformation fuels racist sentiments and reactions

Audrey Novinger March 17, 2020
Students respond to the COVID-19 outbreak and discuss the racism surrounding the pandemic.
Junior Olivia Henderson takes off of the wall for her 100-yard backstroke. Im not happy with how I started that race, Henderson said. I left my hips in the water because I was afraid of my feet slipping, but it definitely slowed me down. Photo by Turner DeArmond.

Speedo Region VIII Sectionals canceled because of COVID-19 health concerns

Turner DeArmond March 16, 2020
Junior Turner DeArmond's swim season was supposed to culminate the Speedo Region VIII Sectionals March 12-15, but COVID-19 health concerns cut it short.
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