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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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Universities change standardized testing requirements

Ji-Sung Lee September 22, 2018

trict deadlines, personal statements, essays and teacher recommendations.  The college application process is by no means a breeze. Yet with a recent adjustment, colleges such as the University of Chicago...

Students checking their grades on home access should be aware of all incomplete assignments.
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Students weigh in on weighted grades

Jacob Sykuta February 15, 2018

As course enrollment and preparations occur for the 2018-2019 school year, students ready themselves for another academic year, only having barely completed half of the current one. They choose among taking...

Finals continue, stress affects students

Finals continue, stress affects students

Jordyn Thompson December 20, 2017

As the calendar flipped to December, teachers and students prepared for finals, whether it’s a test, oral exam, project or an essay. Finals can be stressful because they account for a up to 25 percent...

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on the ‘A’ grade

Grace Dorsey December 14, 2017

Students Freshman Skyeler Custard “Most of the time I do get proud when I get an A.” “Algebra last year [was the hardest A I achieved.] My math class was just hard. [It was challenging because]...

Junior Erin Kravichick prepares for the ACT in the media center.

3 letters determine perception of future

Maddie Murphy May 18, 2017

Standardized testing is a controversial topic that has been up for discussion for as long as it has been around. According to the Columbia Public Schools (CPS) Assessment Calendar, high school students...

Students balance grades and passions

Students balance grades and passions

Ben Kimchi May 17, 2017

School work and cello practices. The two used to be easy enough to balance for freshman and musician Hope Keithahn, but the transition to high school altered several aspects of her life. Keithahn came...

Challenges optimize high school experience

Challenges optimize high school experience

Ji-Sung Lee January 24, 2017

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] mere 39.2 percent of Physics 1 AP testers scored a three or above, while AP Chemistry students barely made it over the halfway mark with only 53.4 percent getting a three or higher,...

District weighs merits of weighted grades

Ashley Tanner November 2, 2015

Students from the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program at Battle High School proposed the installment of a weighted GPA system for high schools in a meeting with the Columbia Public...

Staff Editorial: Weighted Grades just might weigh students down

The Rock and Bearing News Staff November 2, 2015

[dropcap color="#b8d4e6" bgcolor="#" sradius="0"]T[/dropcap]he typical, high-achieving, American student has tunnel vision when it comes to his or her grade point average. For something as simple as a...

Stress for Success

Stress for Success

Nikol Slatinska May 6, 2015

The main purpose of high school, is of course, learning. These four years are meant to set up teens for the rest of our lives, and that’s why grades really start to matter. If your GPA is not high enough,...

Students judge one another based on grades

Students judge one another based on grades

Nicole Schroeder December 12, 2014

Every high school student I know is obsessed with his/her grades and because of the structure of our education system, rightfully so. One bad score on a student’s report card could severely affect his/her...

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