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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

Doctors overprescribe drugs, feed epidemic

Doctors overprescribe drugs, feed epidemic

Elad Gov-Ari May 3, 2018

President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis “a public health emergency” in his speech on Oct. 26, 2017. There, he urged medical professionals and health-oriented communities to focus all efforts...

Alzheimers slowly unravels identity

Alzheimer’s slowly unravels identity

Nikol Slatinska May 3, 2018

Just a little more than two weeks ago on April 9, a group of scientists from Gladstone Institutes led by Dr. Yadong Huang published a study detailing how they neutralized the APOE4 gene, which increases...

Glass of water fully of ice.

Hydration promises health

Grace Dorsey April 30, 2018

Scrolling through social media accounts focused on health and beauty, one begins to notice a trend. It seems that drinking water is a cure-all. Name a problem: acne, dry skin, excess weight, tiredness,...

Senior Emily Wright running in the early mornings. Photo by Muhammad Al-Rawi.

Intense exercise gains momentum

Grace Dorsey April 30, 2018

In recent years, HIIT, or high intensity interval training, has gained a cult following. Boasting an efficient fat-burning effect, this type of exercise usually consists of burpees, squat jumps, sprints...

Au Naturale is in style

Au Naturale is in style

Nikol Slatinska March 26, 2018

Connie Jacoby has helped people overcome shingles, reduce cancerous tumors and relieve their hyperactive children of night terrors. No, Jacoby is not a doctor — at least not in the traditional sense....

Wellness trends take world by storm

Wellness trends take world by storm

Grace Dorsey March 1, 2018

The definition of health has gone through a transformation during the past century. In 1918, it meant one wasn’t dying of influenza. A hundred years later, wellness (at least in western countries) means...

Winter cold brings chilling health risks

Winter cold brings chilling health risks

Ji-Sung Lee February 26, 2018

s freshman Rongrong Wang opens the east doors of RBHS, a chilling wind and below-freezing temperatures are there to greet her. Not even a winter parka lined with fur could keep someone from shivering....

We tried Jazzercise

We tried Jazzercise

Grace Dorsey February 13, 2018

Grace Dorsey's Review As I entered the class, it was interesting to see the demographic. I mean, who would get up before 9:00 a.m. on a Saturday to combine cardio, pop music on blast and a high-spirited...

Introducing tapping, an accessible de-stressing technique

Introducing tapping, an accessible de-stressing technique

Maddie Murphy February 11, 2018

[dropcap]G[/dropcap]enerally speaking, students carry a lot of stress. Whether that stress stems from an intense course load, the pressure to fit in or the dreaded college applications, students all over...

Kinesiology, biology teacher elevates and energizes health awareness

Kinesiology, biology teacher elevates and energizes health awareness

Grace Dorsey February 2, 2018

If one takes the first right on the way in through the north doors of RBHS, he/she will end up in the science hallway. Two doors in, and the person will find room 346. An easier way of spotting this classroom,...

We tried 4 different diets for a week

We tried 4 different diets for a week

Multiple Authors January 24, 2018

"Raw til 4" Grace Dorsey I tried eating “Raw til 4” for a week. For those of you not familiar with the phrase “Raw til 4,” it is a diet where participants stick to eating foods that haven’t...

Aerial yoga: art and athleticism together

Aerial yoga: art and athleticism together

Grace Dorsey November 7, 2017

F irst there was aerobics in the ‘80s, then came pilates in the ‘90s; Zumba ruled the ‘00s and now, more than ever, an onslaught of new and trendy workout methods have flooded modern fitness culture....

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