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

Photo from envato elements

Clubs use social media platforms to leave lasting impacts

Shruti Gautam December 30, 2020

Every school year, posts from student-run accounts flood Instagram, each representing a club or organization at RBHS. With 96% of students across the nation that have internet access using social media,...

Photo from envato elements.

Web combats global isolation during pandemic

Anjali Noel Ramesh December 28, 2020

By April 8, 2020, 92% of countries around the world had executed some type of quarantine strategy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to National Geographic. Since this date, national and local...

Day 104

Day 104

Bailey Stover June 29, 2020

Can’t the sky just rain already? Today is June 29. I think last night goes in the record books as one of the worst night’s sleep I’ve gotten in a long time. I stayed up for a while watching The...

Day 81

Day 81

Bailey Stover June 6, 2020

Boring isn’t always bad. Today is June 6. I woke up this morning in a grumpy mood. I must have been upset about something in my dream because my unpleasant feelings transferred into the real world....

Day 26

Day 26

Bailey Stover April 12, 2020

Happy Easter! Today is April 12. The cat is officially out of the bag when it comes to my super top-secret video project. I woke up at 8:05 this morning and (after tossing on casually nice clothes for...

RBHS students use their phones during a lunch period.

Internet strangers show love

Jordyn Thompson October 29, 2018

Freshman year, I sat with a group of friends, talking about our Instagram pictures and the number of followers each of us had. One of my friends brought up how she wished she got more comments on her pictures...

Student View: Internet Privacy and Facebook

Student View: Internet Privacy and Facebook

Jared Geyer April 14, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO and creator of Facebook, placed himself in the forefront of internet privacy discussions in the past weeks following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The scandal began when it...

Art by Joy Park

Social media strengthens relationships

Emily Oba February 24, 2017

[dropcap style="light" size="4"]S [/dropcap]tudents walk down the school halls looking at their phones, constantly checking Twitter, Instagram and Snapchatting their classmates. Some like pictures of couples...

Staff Editorial: France Facebook filter is an empty gesture

Staff Editorial: France Facebook filter is an empty gesture

The Rock and Bearing News Staff December 11, 2015

Since their first signs of widespread popularity in 2002 with the launch of the site Friendster, social media platforms have witnessed near continuous growth, with almost five new Facebook profiles created...

Staff Editorial: Social media ban curtails freedom

Staff Editorial: Social media ban curtails freedom

The Rock and Bearing News Staff September 29, 2015

art by Shelby Yount [dropcap color="#" bgcolor="#" sradius="0"]E[/dropcap]very RBHS student knows about the tired “freedom with responsibility” slogan. Whether you are a freshman, bubbling with excitement...

Several apps, including social media and certain games, have been banned by the district, causing conflict for both students and teachers.
Art by: Stephanie Kang

Students cope with social media bans

Skyler Froese September 29, 2015

As students in advanced placement classes settle into a new school year, they are struck with a new policy restricting iPads. As of the 2015 school year, most social media is now banned on school iPads....

Many RBHS students spend time during the day on the social media site Instagram. Recently several specific hashtags have been banned. Photo by Mikaela Acton.

Is social media more important than money or power?

Layla Kheiralla March 28, 2015

Online reputation becomes increasingly valuable Tumblr has more than 221.7 million blogs and 102.7 billion posts; 200 billion tweets are sent on twitter a year. Facebook has 1.23 billion monthly active...

Load More Stories