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Minorities experience more pressure in educational environments, during COVID-19 pandemic

Lais Campos November 11, 2021
Even with the introduction of vaccinations, the COVID-19 outbreak continues to have far-reaching health and economic consequences for the American public, including students, according to Pew Research Center. Minorities’ experiences, however, differentiate from the rest of the population when it comes to the pandemic.
Photo courtesy of Nora Crutcher-McGowan.

on receiving a COVID-19 vaccine

Nora Crutcher-McGowan April 29, 2021
As many teens look for ways to get vaccinated, RBHS students share their prior experiences. 
COVID-19 in indigenous reservations, lack of support and response

COVID-19 in indigenous reservations, lack of support and response

Shruti Gautam February 22, 2021

As of Jan. 25, the Navajo Nation had 27,573 positive cases of COVID-19. Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people make up 0.7% of the US population; however, the group accounted for...

Photo by Desmond Kisida.

Board of education votes to return students to in-person school

Multiple Authors January 14, 2021
The Columbia Public Schools (CPS) Board of Education voted 5-2 for elementary students to return to a four-day in-person schedule, and secondary students to return to a hybrid, two-day schedule at their monthly regular session on Jan. 11.
Photo by Desmond Kisida.

Virtual debate, argumentation through screens

Sarah Ding January 3, 2021
Instead of loading onto a school bus and making the long drive to a tournament’s host school in cities such as St. Louis or Springfield, the RBHS Speech and Debate team has stayed right at home to compete. Tournaments are all held over National Speech and Debate Association Campus, an online platform for students to compete in, and Columbia Public School (CPS) allows students to use three of their high schools including RBHS, Hickman High School and Battle High School for internet and to be around their peers.
Art by Lorelei Dohm, Photos by Ana Manzano.

Birthdays on the web, isolation brings families together

Anjali Noel Ramesh December 30, 2020
I have never been one to host extravagant birthday parties. The last one I can remember involved a massive, carefully constructed Barbie cake I devoured with my other five-year-old friends. I almost never celebrate my birthday with my family members, all of whom live outside of the United States.
Wearing number 1929, senior Matthew Hauser celebrates his Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHAA) state championship victory with his teammates and classmates in the crowd. Hausers point contribution pushed the RBHS boys team to first place in a tense meet.

Boys take home cross country title, girls get fourth in state championship

Shruti Gautam November 10, 2020

[penci_text_block block_title_align="style-title-left" custom_markup_1=""]as the runners lined up on the grass, family members stood in marked boxes six feet apart in the grass, holding their place next...

City Council discusses COVID-19, community stakeholders, chokeholds

City Council discusses COVID-19, community stakeholders, chokeholds

Shruti Gautam October 31, 2020

The City Council held a regular meeting in the Council Chamber at City Hall on Oct. 19. The session required social distancing and other accommodations in order to be compliant with COVID-19 restrictions,...

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District initiates CPS Prime Delivery Service

Shruti Gautam October 11, 2020
Columbia Public Schools (CPS) started a new initiative to connect schools with students called CPS Prime Delivery Service on Sept. 28.
Students, staff learn how to adjust to virtual learning format

Students, staff learn how to adjust to virtual learning format

Nora Crutcher-McGowan September 22, 2020
Advanced Placement World History teacher Gregory Irwin had similar feelings toward virtual learning. He remarked on its effectiveness compared to in-person learning, describing the difficulty without face-to-face interaction. 
Goodbye, Bearing News!

Day 150

Bailey Stover August 14, 2020
During her 150th day of social distancing, recent RBHS graduate Bailey Stover says goodbye as she prepares to move in to MU tomorrow.
Day 149

Day 149

Bailey Stover August 13, 2020
During her 149th day of social distancing, recent RBHS graduate Bailey Stover worked, packed, watched "Chuck" her parents and played Spades.
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