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Bearing News

The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

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Antagonizing, agonizing realities

Ann Fitzmaurice November 1, 2018

Students reflect on traumatic, troubling experiences in academic, familial settings Walking through the hallways, sophomore Owen Dack feels comfortable. As an open homosexual who prefers they/them pronouns,...

Art by Isabel Thoroughman

The musical mad scientist

Bailey Stover November 1, 2018

Internal conflict can consume every aspect of life, generating a feeling of confinement between internal expectations and motivations. As time progresses, one develops coping mechanisms to satisfy both...

Photo by Yousuf El-Jayyousi

Lighting fear on fire

Rochita Ghosh March 1, 2018

After watching countless videos on how to flick a lighter, I sat on the floor of my bathroom — one of the only rooms in the house without a fire alarm — and held a red lighter in my trembling hand,...

A supportive group of friends in the midst of a hard time

A supportive group of friends in the midst of a hard time

Cassidy Viox March 16, 2017

Senior Ben Lopez is not only smart, talented and charming, he also has a vast network of friends that helped him find his happiness. After losing his father in December 2016, he relied on the comfort of...

Columbia battles continuous heroin problem

Columbia battles continuous heroin problem

Skyler Froese May 1, 2016

Columbia shares an unfortunate characteristic with cities like St. Louis, Oklahoma City and Chicago: all of them are Midwest cities with heroin abuse on the rise, according to St. Louis Public Radio, News9...

Eye-opening Des Morts explores death around world

Eye-opening ‘Des Morts’ explores death around world

Ronel Ghidey March 6, 2016

Underneath all of the dead bodies shown in "Des Morts," film makers and directors Jean-Pol Ferbus, Dominique Garny and Thierry Zéno show the audience detailed accounts of how different cultures deal with...

Antibiotic resistance threatens modern health care

Antibiotic resistance threatens modern health care

Grace Dorsey January 30, 2016

When it comes to healthy living, junior Megan Polniak fits the description perfectly. She eats right thanks to her dietitian mom, she eats kosher because of her religion and she keeps an active lifestyle...

Photo by Grace Vance

Tropical Dream Salad Dressing

Grace Vance April 14, 2015

Like many others this time of year, I am happy to be transitioning away from cloudy, frigid days to welcome spring in all of its fresh, vibrant and colorful glory. Walking down the street, I love seeing...

A listening ear

A listening ear

Grace Vance May 28, 2014

Last year a piece of my heart went missing.  But it was my ear that was searching for it.  It was the time of day when the sun finally settled down, and the Earth shifted into a feeling of comfort and...

Reactions toward 9/11, Syria illustrate striking, hypocritical contrast

Urmilla Kuttikad September 11, 2013

President Obama's speech on Tuesday night regarding his decision on American involvement in Syria 12 years later, and the term “9/11” still teems with pain. Memories typically soften with time into...

Gone but never forgotten

Gone but never forgotten

Maria Kalaitzandonakes March 29, 2013

Sometimes I forget that they’re gone. This year I lost three important people in my life, and all in different ways. I expected sadness, I expected grief and anger. But the longest lasting, most frustrating...

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‘I Am Breathing’ beautifully depicts life’s last moments

Urmilla Kuttikad March 3, 2013

I can't cry when I'm sad. No matter how tragic a movie is, no matter how much I want to cry, I can't, which just ends up making me emotionally exhausted. And I Am Breathing is one of the most beautifully...

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