The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

Sisyphus - Art by Moy Zhong.

In the rough

Bailey Stover October 16, 2018

ELL students overcome cultural and language barriers to find community in foreign environments. With 2,021 students, 190 personnel and 423 rooms in one building, it is easy for a former janitorial-closet-turned-classroom...

ELL teacher Lilia Ben Ayed helps a student during class. Photo by Éléa Gilles

ELL teachers receive specific trauma training

Nikol Slatinska April 25, 2017

It is no secret that Columbia has experienced a spike in incoming refugees within the last two years — the number of refugees that migrated to the city in 2016 was 100 more than in 2015, as reported...

Unique cultures mold expectations

Unique cultures mold expectations

Ji-Ho Lee January 6, 2017

Art by Dzung Nguyen Jalal El-Jayyousi was born in Kuwait and raised in a Palestinian Muslim culture. An emphasis on future economic success as well as geographic and historic awareness is evident in his...

A+ program adjustments impact international students

A+ program adjustments impact international students

Caylea Ray January 28, 2016

Junior Ethan Howards assists preschoolers for the A+ program. One requisite for the program is a certain number of hours for tutoring. International students may soon find themselves paying $217 per...

art by Stephanie Kang

Across borders, seeking amity

Nikol Slatinska October 16, 2015

Everyone knows being the new kid can be a nerve-racking experience. It’s the first day of school and students are crowding the hallways, cheering ecstatically upon seeing their best friend. Then there’s...

Nothing lost in translation

Nothing lost in translation

Brayden Parker January 31, 2014

[heading size="16"]Learning English 1 word at a time[/heading] Sitting silently in the front row of her last-hour advisory, freshman Chi Chung has pen in hand and school on the mind, completing the day's...

Cover by Michelle Zhuang

If

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...

Students who help translate for their parents have many responsiblities, one of them being filling out checks in English. Parents sign the check after the child fills out the check, making it legal tender. Photo by Paige Kiehl.

Kids serve as interpreters for parents

Maria Kalaitzandonakes January 9, 2013

At the end of each month, senior Taw Taw’s father comes to him with an outstretched arm. In his callused hand is a blank check. Taw puts it on the table, and with his new English skills, writes the...

Salah Hameed - Iraq

Salah Hameed – Iraq

Maria Kalaitzandonakes November 15, 2012

Listen to Salah Hameed (10th Grade) tell his story. *Some grammatical/spelling edits have been made to allow better understanding. I was born in Baghdad, Iraq on January 22, 1997. My parents are from...

Ali Jami - Afghanistan

Ali Jami – Afghanistan

Maria Kalaitzandonakes November 15, 2012

Listen to Ali tell his story. *Some grammatical/spelling edits have been made to allow better understanding. My name is Ali Jami.  I am in 10th grade.  I was born on August 10, 1996, in Kabul, Afghanistan. ...

Hisham Almedhmadi - Saudi Arabia

Hisham Almedhmadi – Saudi Arabia

Maria Kalaitzandonakes November 15, 2012

Listen to Hisham Almedhmadi (11th Grade) tell his story.  *Some grammatical/spelling edits have been made to allow better understanding. I was born in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, in April 4, 1996. Makkah...

Tar Nar - Thailand

Tar Nar – Thailand

Maria Kalaitzandonakes November 15, 2012

Listen to Tar Nar (10th Grade) tell his story. *Some grammatical/spelling edits have been made to allow better understanding. I was born in Thailand’s refugee camp. My birthday is January 1st 1995....

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