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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, Editor-in-Chief October 14, 2021
The AIDS epidemic had a significant impact on art not only with its content but how it shaped art into a sociopolitical form of protest that sought to convey emotion and also to educate and empower. In the face of constant dehumanization and systematic inequality by an oppressive government, queer artists punctured twisted ideological and political narratives to highlight the reality of the disease as well as the communities of care that grew from it.
Art, photo by Lorelei Dohm, Sophie Eaton

Modern-day suffragettes continue historical legacy

Maddie Orr March 24, 2020
Bearing News celebrates the 100th year American women have had the right to vote during Women's History Month. Read Maddie Orr's story on the significance of women's rights and how modern-day female activists continue the legacy of the women who started the fight.
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. This video provides an overview of numerous aspects of Canadian culture, as well as the pride Robbins takes in how accepting and diverse she says her country is. 
Art by Rachel Stevens.

LGBTQ athletes find community within athletics

Bailey Stover February 25, 2020
LGBTQ athletes share their coming out stories and discuss how the athletic community accepted and alienated them during their lives.
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
Since the Industrial Revolution progress has marched forward as fast as fossil fuels allows, and human actions can force damaging climate shifts.
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
The softball team and crowd forgot the holiday of ghosts and candies as they set their sights on the Class 4 State Championship.
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).
Black History in Columbia, MO - Black History Month

Black History in Columbia, MO – Black History Month

Multiple Authors February 13, 2019

[vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBKXVckz3jg"]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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