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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

This 20 by 20 sculpture titled andimgonnamisseverybody was created by Christopher Paul Jordan for the AIDS Memorial Pathway located in Seattle, Washington. Jordan produced the piece to explore the intersections of race and class within the epidemics history. Photo courtesy of the AIDS Memorial Pathway.

Looking at the AIDS epidemic through art

Julia Kim October 14, 2021

In 1981, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported the first case of AIDS, a sexually transmitted blood-borne disease, which had affected five previously healthy gay men living in New...

Art, photo by Lorelei Dohm, Sophie Eaton

Modern-day suffragettes continue historical legacy

Maddie Orr March 24, 2020

[vc_text_separator title="Celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage" title_align="separator_align_left"]In July of 1848, more than 300 women and men from across the country organized in Seneca Falls, New...

Senior Kennedy Robbins talks about Canadian culture, history

Senior Kennedy Robbins talks about Canadian culture, history

Bailey Stover March 8, 2020

As the second installment in an ongoing series featuring students from multicultural backgrounds, senior Kennedy Robbins talks about what life in her home town of Windsor, Ontario, Canada is like. Robbins...

Art by Rachel Stevens.

LGBTQ athletes find community within athletics

Bailey Stover February 25, 2020

In sixth grade sophomore Zachary Willmore said he knew he was gay when he memorized all the lyrics to Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass.” While he doesn’t watch sports often, he said Minaj is the closest...

Smoke rising from a city filled with smokestacks. Animation by Jared Geyer.

Modern mindsets aim to prevent history from repeating

Audrey Novinger November 22, 2019

Changes in global phenomena have long played a role in shaping Earth’s climate. During the intensely cold Neoproterozoic period, 600 to 800 million years ago, glacial giants and vast expanses of ice...

Junior center-fielder Maddie Snider rounds third base during the BSS game. Snider was one of the only two runs scored by the Bruins during this game.  Photo by Maddie Murphy

Softball makes historic run to finish third at state

Camryn DeVore November 4, 2019

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Ella Schouten pitches to Battle High School Oct. 18. Photo by Ana Manzano.

Softball makes history, goes to final 4 tomorrow

Camryn DeVore October 31, 2019

The Bruin’s displayed their powerful offensive ability Monday, Oct. 28 at the softball quarterfinal game against Francis Howell Central High School (FHCHS). The Spartans were 21-9 on the season and had...

Black History in Columbia, MO - Black History Month

Black History in Columbia, MO – Black History Month

Multiple Authors February 13, 2019

[vc_video link=""]Ben Kimchi explains some of the black history of Columbia. Video by Isaac Parrish. Script by Emily Oba and Bailey Stover. Special thanks to...

Royal Tea: Another George (IV)

Royal Tea: Another George (IV)

Valeria Velasquez November 25, 2018

The history textbooks are filled with mentions of famous Georges. There’s good ol’ cherry-tree cutting Washington (yay, pseudohistory), the now not-as-handsome Clooney and the subject of many infamous...

Royal Tea: Queen Victoria

Royal Tea: Queen Victoria

Valeria Velasquez October 29, 2018

Royal Tea is back this year to discuss another collection of endlessly fascinating (and potentially incestuous) tales regarding the lives of history’s most wealthy elites. Now, we can all agree that...

Padded shoulders and feminism: the cyclical nature of fashion

Padded shoulders and feminism: the cyclical nature of fashion

Rachael Erickson May 21, 2018

[dropcap style="simple" size="5"]T[/dropcap]he past year has seen significant changes in American popular culture. In the aftermath of the 2016 federal elections, politics and especially the conservative...

Junior Lexie Hayes prepares junior Bailey Long for the role of Lysistrata, which showcases Greek history.
Image by Catie Polo

Theatrical Showcase takes audiences on a Ride through Time

George Frey May 6, 2018

From the Old Testament to the hair loving 1970s, Advanced Acting and Musical Theatre students managed to combine various choreography, songs and character dialogues and monologues to showcase various periods...

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