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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

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Gender biased research proves fatal

Sarah Ding March 27, 2020

The male and female physiologies are different down to the cellular level⁠. Females have two X chromosomes but no Y chromosomes while men have one of each. Men have a 36% greater skeletal muscle mass...

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COVID-19 misinformation fuels racist sentiments and reactions

Audrey Novinger March 17, 2020

The number of national coronavirus (COVID-19) cases rose to 3,487 as of Monday, and states including Missouri are taking action against the outbreak. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said the state should be...

Illustrated by Moy Zhong.

Varying viewpoints on vaccinations facilitate discussion

Emily Oba February 27, 2019

From Buddhist monks drinking snake venom in the 17th Century as an inoculation to snake bites, and the 17th century english using cowpox as a protection against smallpox, vaccinations have been around...

Feature photo by Allie Pigg

Drug addiction: a choice or disease

Jordyn Thompson October 10, 2018

ore than 100 people die every day from drug overdoses, according to Addiction Center, which is a rate that has tripled in the last 20 years, this is clearly seen through the opioid epidemic with  more...

Alzheimers slowly unravels identity

Alzheimer’s slowly unravels identity

Nikol Slatinska May 3, 2018

Just a little more than two weeks ago on April 9, a group of scientists from Gladstone Institutes led by Dr. Yadong Huang published a study detailing how they neutralized the APOE4 gene, which increases...

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Students struggle with mental illnesses in schools

Kayla West May 16, 2017

Certain high school students like junior Nikki Briggs have experienced the negative effects of mental illness. During Briggs’ freshman year, it was hard for her to understand the disorder she was battling,...

Early Answers give peace, problems

Early Answers give peace, problems

Rochita Ghosh February 18, 2017

Art by Moy Zhong Wake up early. Inhale a few puffs of albuterol, a medicine to prevent constrictions of the muscles in the bronchioles’ walls. Then, do a vest, a machine that decreases mucus buildup...

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...

Societal stereotypes misconstrue homelessness

Societal stereotypes misconstrue homelessness

San Diego resident Deborah Bilkovic lives her life day to day. Being homeless, however, this wasn’t a lifestyle decision she had the leisure to make, but rather one she had to make. Bilkovic has a heart...

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Somewhere there is a boy standing on a rainy playground at a cloudy sunset hanging onto a fistful of colorful balloons that stand out defiantly among the asphalt and gray-brown mulch land that he inhabits. As...

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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...

art by Hyelee Won

Cultural differences affect diagnoses of disorders

Afsah Khan December 15, 2012

While flu season infects anywhere from five percent to 20 percent of the U.S. population, some diseases aren’t spread through viral or bacterial means. Some diseases and conditions are spread through...

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