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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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Day 145

Day 145

Bailey Stover August 9, 2020

Welcome to the final week of summer. Today is August 9. For the last several days I’ve been the first one awake, which is both strange and pleasant. I remember how at the start of this very long summer...

Art by Isabel Thoroughman

Burned

Bailey Stover November 1, 2018

In the struggle to care for herself, one student overcomes internal and external turmoil to generate positive self-perception. For legal and ethical reasons, “The Rock” has made the following sophomore...

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...

Tough times bring mid-Missouri families together

Tough times bring mid-Missouri families together

Bailey Stover May 21, 2018

Hard work has been ingrained in freshman Brock Freeman from a young age. When they were married, both his parents held jobs to provide for the five children in their family. His father often held two jobs...

Age restrictions guide youth

Age restrictions guide youth

Rochita Ghosh February 23, 2018

Lights run low in the hot room, full of dancing teenagers at a house devoid of parental supervision. The partiers pass red cups from person to person, seemingly filled with whatever alcohol the kid with...

homeopathy/Cassidy Viox / The Rock

Homeopathy presents feasible alternative to modern medication

Cassidy Viox September 25, 2016

Today marks the beginning of autumn. The falling of leaves will accompany the sound of cash registers, as drug stores will soon fill with sick men and women stocking up on cold medicine. A trending alternative,...

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...

drug prevention brochures

Parents express concern for drug use

Kat Sarafianos October 22, 2015

The RBHS parent teacher association hosted a teen substance use prevention talk in the media center at 6:00 pm. Parents and staff were encouraged to attend to learn and discuss prevention methods for...

Family counselor discusses teen drug use

Family counselor discusses teen drug use

Abdul-Rahman Abdul-Kafi April 28, 2014

[vimeo url="https://vimeo.com/92768108" width="640" height="360"] Video by Renata Williams In the past five years, alcohol use among high school seniors dropped from 43 percent to 39 percent; however,...

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...

photo by Maribeth Eiken

Misuse of stimulants poses health risks

George Sarafianos April 2, 2014

The first time junior Madeline Perry took Adderall was when her boyfriend introduced it to her during her sophomore year. Having since been prescribed for Adderall to treat her Attention Deficit Hyperactivity...

featured image by Nate Bruzdzinski

Marijuana legalization debate comes to Missouri

Urmilla Kuttikad February 25, 2014

If Rep. Chris Kelly, D-Columbia, has his way, Missouri could join the ranks of Colorado and Washington in allowing recreational marijuana sales. Kelly’s bill, which he introduced one week ago, provides...

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