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Partnership teaching shapes classrooms

Partnership teaching shapes classrooms

Sarah Ding September 19, 2019
Team-teaching is a concept important to the structure of the RBHS Civics Studies Department. Holly Kerns, an Advanced Placement (AP) Language and Composition teacher, works with AP U.S. teacher Kimberley Metcalf.
Teacher Profiles: Ben Niewoehner

Teacher Profiles: Ben Niewoehner

Parker Boone September 18, 2019
In the first episode of "Teacher Profiles," Parker delves into Ben Niewoehner's life and what it means to him to be a teacher at RBHS.
Stacked textbooks on a table.

Physical textbooks worth the weight

Anjali Noel Ramesh September 18, 2019

The online world can be extremely distracting. The new version of Papa’s Freezeria or the addicting Buzzfeed quizzes are almost irresistible during a dull school reading assignment. When homework comes...

Nostalgia nurtures memory of first concert experience

Nostalgia nurtures memory of first concert experience

Rachel Stevens September 18, 2019

I sat in my drummer, Erin Krewson’s, beat up stick shift, in the humid air, dripping in sweat. She and I, alongside the rest of our band, Violence of the Violets, were heading to Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater...

Friendship, flexibility fuel fever dream photography

Friendship, flexibility fuel fever dream photography

Sophia Eaton September 14, 2019
After an unforeseen turn of events, photographer Sophia Eaton made the best of her new situation to capture a fever dream image of a nearby lightening storm.
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Single-payer healthcare and Medicare for all explained

Sarah Ding September 12, 2019
When my sister asked what he thought about the Canadian healthcare system, I expected his face to light up as he talked about the amazing benefits or at least an approving nod because, after all, the only thing I knew about Canadian politics is that the healthcare is excellent. Instead, he shook his head heartily and said, “No, it’s no good.”
Hurtling over the defender, senior Will Norris avoids the tackle. Continuing to run another 4 yards and completing a first down.

Tackle football harms outweigh benefits, should be banned in high school

Will Cover September 10, 2019
For the best interest of protecting its students, and encouraging an environment focused on education rather than athletics, RBHS should ban tackle football for all students. 
The Bruins pose for a team picture after the Lady Jaguar Invitational on Sept. 3, holding their trophy and sporting individual placement medals.

Girls golf picks up a second place finish at opening tournament

Maddie Orr September 5, 2019

The girls’ varsity golf team officially began their season at Lakewood Oaks Golf Club in Lee’s Summit Sept. 3.  The team achieved a second place finish with a cumulative score of 346, losing to Kansas...

Senior Peyton Carr intercepts the ball thrown by the opposing team and tears down the field early in the first quarter. RBHS scores its first touchdown of the season this Friday, Aug 30.

Bruins fall to Rockhurst in opener after offensive struggle

Elliot Bachrach August 31, 2019

The artificial grass on the gridiron was saturated from a day’s worth of rain, making it hard for players to gain traction on the waterlogged turf. The temperature, when compounded with the wind, demanded...

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Six students will participate in annual Missouri Scholars Academy

Amira McKee May 25, 2019
The campus of the University of Missouri will be filled with 330 high-achieving rising juniors from around Missouri for the the annual Missouri Scholars Academy (MSA) Sunday, June 9 to Saturday, June 29. Several RBHS students including Piper Forthaus, Shruti Gautam, Arren Mallott, Garrett Roach, James Rollison and Kellen Sapp, were selected for the 2019 cohort.
Atiyah Lane - Photo by Bailey Stover

Teach my history, too

Atiyah Lane May 22, 2019
Atiyah Lane reflects on her previous educational experiences and the inadequate representation she has noticed in the teaching of African American history.
Yellow school bus travels along the road. Photo from envato elements

Transportation impacts students’ schedules, involvement

Audrey Novinger May 20, 2019
Access to transportation impacts students' involvement in certain activities. Activity buses do not run at CPS high schools, and students must plan schedules accordingly.
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