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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....

Members of the Speech and Debate team prepare for a tournament. Photo by Memphis Cutchlow.

RBHS experiences success, hardships at Troy debate

Isaac Yontz November 3, 2019

RBHS forensics competed in Troy Buchanan High School’s debate tournament on Nov. 2nd. The team won fourth place overall in sweepstakes and took home seven individual trophies. Significant placements...

Freshmen Kyla Hickcox and Fatimah Yousuf prepare for semifinals in novice policy debate at the Parkway West Fall Invitational. They finished second. photo by Isaac Yontz

Speech, debate fare well at Parkway West invitational

Isaac Yontz October 14, 2019

RBHS competed in the Parkway West Fall Invitational Speech and Debate Tournament Oct. 11-12. The team had 10 quarterfinalists for debate events and 12 finalists for speech events. The team also placed...

Members of the Speech and Debate team prepare for a tournament. Photo by Memphis Cutchlow.

Speech and Debate team hosts RBHS Invitational

Ji-Sung Lee February 10, 2019

The Rock Bridge Invitational is the only tournament the Bruins host during the Speech and Debate season. The team solely runs the event and does not compete. 11 schools participated in the tournament....

ASMR Debates: Australia

ASMR Debates: Australia

Ann Fitzmaurice December 17, 2018

  Do you think Australia is real?

ASMR Debates: School

ASMR Debates: School

Ann Fitzmaurice December 7, 2018

Ann and Matt debate different aspects of public school, including homework and school uniforms, all in the style of ASMR.

Clubs, sports create additional school absences

Clubs, sports create additional school absences

Ji-Sung Lee October 23, 2018

When sophomore Avery Samuel is in softball season, she is absent for nearly every other fourth hour class. For tournaments, it could be a day and a half of material she misses. This constant cycle of playing...

RBHS debate team elects co-captains for 2018-19 season

RBHS debate team elects co-captains for 2018-19 season

Ben Kimchi April 28, 2018

On Monday April 23, the RBHS debate team voted to elect juniors Kiren MacLeod and Megan Pullen as co-captains for the 2018-19 debate season. Head Coach Ben Niewoehner has high hopes for their leadership. “I...

Debaters compete in districts, secure spots at Nationals

Debaters compete in districts, secure spots at Nationals

Nikol Slatinska March 13, 2018

Speech and debate students competed in a districts tournament March 8-10 at Clayton High School in St. Louis. Two members became district champions, and four will be advancing to the national competition,...

Speech, debate team turns stress to success

Speech, debate team turns stress to success

Emily Oba February 15, 2018

For senior co-captain Sonya Hu, debate tournaments mean sleepless nights with only three to four hours of sleep. Describing debate as not crazy but strenuous, Hu explains tournaments are every one to two...

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War of words can soothe political conflict

Cam Fuller January 2, 2018

As 2017 comes to an end and President Donald Trump rounds out his first year in office, our country looks onto the new year more politically divided than ever before in my lifetime. In many ways, the current...

Debate team to compete at first tournament of the year

Debate team to compete at first tournament of the year

Ben Kimchi October 19, 2017

It’s the beginning of a new era for RBHS debate. This year, the speech and debate team has more members than ever, Co-Captain Sonya Hu said. The debate team has 60 members this year, whereas last year...

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