The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

Audrey works on her laptop. Photo by Sarah Ginter-Novinger.

Day 1

Audrey Novinger March 18, 2020

Today marked the beginning of online classes after school closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although I have taken several online courses (such as Personal Finance, Health and Physical Education)...

Diminutive desks stifle student learning

Diminutive desks stifle student learning

Isaac Yontz November 21, 2019

The desks in studies’ classrooms are atrocious and unfit to house the basic needs of students in 2019. The problem begins when class starts and teachers pass out school work; students must simultaneously...

Which grade are you at heart? Take this quiz to find out

Which grade are you at heart? Take this quiz to find out

Will Cover October 18, 2019

We can't promise it'll be right, but we tried our best. Have some fun, find out what grade we think you are and then compare with your friends! [wp_quiz id="320008"] Did we guess your grade correctly?...

School administrations vs. bullys

School administrations vs. bullys

Jordyn Thompson April 12, 2019

From the documentary Bully on Netflix, Jordyn Thompson talks about the horrific bullying stories of children who have committed suicide or deal with abuse at school every day. She strongly pushes that...

Feature photo by Camryn Devore

Work for it, success in the classroom dependent on effort

Ann Fitzmaurice April 3, 2018

[dropcap style="light" size="4"]M[/dropcap]ounted on the front chalkboard of Chris Fischer and Nicole Clemens’s Advanced Placement (AP) United States History and AP Language and Composition class is...

Photo by Mikaela Acton

Class participation varies on students

Emily Oba March 21, 2018

[dropcap style="simple" size="4"]A[/dropcap] teacher’s eyes scan the room and fall on a student trying her best to avoid any eye contact. “Hey, Nichole, can you answer my question?” For junior Nichole...

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...

Excuses leave more harm than unfinished homework

Excuses leave more harm than unfinished homework

Siena Juhlin January 9, 2017

Art by Dzung Nguyen Everyone's heard the saying “the dog ate my homework” but, sophomore, Kiren Macleod has a similar, truthful, story. During the third grade, Macleod worked hard on a paper one night...

Students struggle to manage time

Students struggle to manage time

Emily Oba May 16, 2016

Time is many student athletes’ worst enemy when it comes to school. There is never enough time when it comes to finishing homework, studying for an upcoming test or sleeping. According to a Harvard School...

Online classes prove helpful to students

Online classes prove helpful to students

Grace Vance March 3, 2016

infographic by Joy Park Since Columbia Public Schools first offered online courses to high schoolers nine years ago, the district has made a number of internal improvements, Online Program Coordinator...

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...

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