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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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Vision Zero acts to prevent distracted driving

Emily Oba April 30, 2019

Currently, the Vision Zero Action Plan is still underway. Its purpose is to provide initiatives for Vision Zero by focusing on three areas that can help improve road safety: engineering, education and...

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...

Seniors struggle with applying to college, receive teacher assistance

Seniors struggle with applying to college, receive teacher assistance

Emily Oba February 25, 2019

The frenzy of applying to college can become overwhelming for students who give themselves many options of schools. With tasks like financial aid, scholarships, applications, recommendation letters and...

Black History in Columbia, MO - Black History Month

Black History in Columbia, MO – Black History Month

Multiple Authors February 13, 2019

[vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBKXVckz3jg"]Ben Kimchi explains some of the black history of Columbia. Video by Isaac Parrish. Script by Emily Oba and Bailey Stover. Special thanks to...

Personal value worth more than financial circumstances

Personal value worth more than financial circumstances

Emily Oba December 18, 2018

Escaping what senior Jade Brady describes as a bad home life can prove difficult for a teenager because of the lack of finances; therefore, she worked to create an opportunity for herself to leave. Currently,...

Senior Eric Estrada sharpens a lawnmower blade in his Small Engine Technology class at the CACC Dec. 7. He likes working with his hands and just landed a job at Jiffy Lube.

Estrada remains optimistic despite family, physical challenges

Emily Oba December 18, 2018

Standing in front of the entrance to the house, senior Eric Estrada kept a watchful eye on his old grandpa. Glancing at his cousin Toño, they both questioned him on how he got the cigarettes in his hands....

Freshman Walter Anderson works on his sketchbook for art adorned in a tie and overcoat on November 9th.
Photo by George Frey / Bearing News

Students dress for success

Emily Oba November 12, 2018

ressing comfortably for tests may be a go-to for high school students, but studies correlated dressing well can improve performance. A study published by Northwestern University showed when research subjects...

Girls tennis secures fifth state championship in a row

Girls’ tennis secures fifth state championship in a row

Emily Oba October 21, 2018

he girls’ tennis team played both team and individual state championships, Oct. 18 and 20 respectively. The Bruins came out on top, achieving a  team state championship title, making it their fifth...

Art by Valeria Velasquez

Scoring high: test results continue to shape future

Emily Oba October 15, 2018

Individuals are responsible for their own lives and can choose to do what they want with them. Whether that means taking school seriously or going with the flow, the decision is one’s own, personal choice. Nevertheless,...

Cruising into the world of JUULing: (from left) Seniors Ben Yelton, Johnny Prado-Cox and Dylan Soper carpool to Hy-Vee at their lunch break Thursday, Sept 13. Yelton and Soper take hits from JUULs, the most popular brand of e-cigarettes. These resemble small USB drives. Photo by Maya Bell.

FDA invests $60 million in push against e-cigarettes

Emily Oba October 8, 2018

This e-cigarette JUUL has become a fast growing popular trend. Reported by Vox  in 2017, JUULS grew the e-cigarette market by 40 percent to 1.16 billion, and as of March 2018, JUULS made up more than...

A sign advertising Homecoming week 2018 hangs in the main hall.

Student Council used student input for homecoming dance date decision

Emily Oba October 8, 2018

nstead of a Saturday evening homecoming dance like previous years, this year the event will take place Friday, Oct. 12, after a football game against Helias High School. The theme for homecoming week will...

Sophomore pitcher and outfielder Ella Schouten pitches to Holt High School Sept. 22. The Bruins lost the home game (0-5). They will play again in the Hickman Tournament this weekend. Photo by Sophie Eaton.

Softball to play in Hickman tournament

Emily Oba September 27, 2018

Tomorrow and Saturday, the softball team will play in the Hickman Tournament. Starting its season with a [13-7] record, the athletes will continue to strive toward success. Junior infielder and catcher...

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