The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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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

CPS must adopt pass/fail grading system for the well-being of students

CPS must adopt pass/fail grading system for the well-being of students

Will Cover March 30, 2020

Students are fortunate Columbia Public Schools (CPS) can provide laptops to high schoolers and grab-and-go meals to those that depend on school breakfasts or lunches; however, the daily lives of students...

Gram Collier, sophomore

Gram Collier, sophomore

Sarah Mosteller January 14, 2020

What do you think is one of the biggest flaws in the American education system? “In my opinion, a big issue is the ability to participate in clubs based on grades. During middle school and high school...

Art by Snowy Li

Grades, scores create heavy weight for students

Audrey Novinger January 7, 2020

Each semester ends with the arrival of a fateful white envelope concealing a grade report in the mail. Some celebrate its contents while others grimace as they tear open the seal. Although senior Ansley...

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,...

National merit semifinalist Michelle Yang works on a computer. Photo by Humera Lodhi.

Extra credit policy unclear at RBHS

Emily Oba February 17, 2018

Students gobble up extra credit points at school just as kids scarf down chocolate and candy. While extra credit at RBHS varies from teacher to teacher, students such as junior Drew Thomas especially likes...

photo by Manal Salim

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]...

Schools should allow students to self-plagiarize

Schools should allow students to self-plagiarize

Riley Jones May 19, 2017

With a seemingly endless amount of essays to write, books to read and applications to turn in, it’s no wonder that every once in a while we face an essay prompt that is eerily similar to one we just...

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...

Featured image by Madison Wright.

School grades increase in difficulty with progressive brain development

Ji-Sung Lee February 9, 2017

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he website Top Tens rank the most difficult school years and junior year of high school starts the list while pre-school comes in the rear. As junior year determines standardized...

Featured image by Tyson Jamieson

High schoolers have differing attitudes about school

Emily Oba January 26, 2017

[dropcap style="light" size="4"]A[/dropcap]t the beginning of this school year, sophomore Dylan Soper set a new expectation for himself. Instead of attempting to get As and Bs, he decided to focus on passing...

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,...

Feature photo by Cassi Viox.

Students find importance in intellectual growth rather than grade reports

Ji-Sung Lee December 4, 2016

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]espite seeing a C on her Interim Progress Report (IPR), junior Caroline Stevens tries to look past the letter grade and notes that her intellectual growth throughout the year is far...

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