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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

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Normalization of everything: misapplication of language creates confusion, ineffective activism

Allison Kim November 2, 2021

In the past five years, “normalization,” as a word and idea, has gained currency throughout social media discourse, with people very quickly applying its use to facets of politics and activism. The...

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Clubs use social media platforms to leave lasting impacts

Shruti Gautam December 30, 2020

Every school year, posts from student-run accounts flood Instagram, each representing a club or organization at RBHS. With 96% of students across the nation that have internet access using social media,...

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Web combats global isolation during pandemic

Anjali Noel Ramesh December 28, 2020

By April 8, 2020, 92% of countries around the world had executed some type of quarantine strategy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to National Geographic. Since this date, national and local...

Art by Maleah Gagliardi

Play that pays the bills: Child social media stars subject to exploitation, harm

Allison Kim December 14, 2020

On the 2020 YouTube League list, three of the top five channels with the most total estimated earnings were channels like Kids Diana Show with videos centered around children. Through advertisement revenue...

Day 36

Day 36

Bailey Stover April 22, 2020

Happy Earth Day! Today is April 22. My dreams have reached an entirely new level of creepy and disturbing. I need to get this off my chest, so bear with me. The dream starts in a wealthy manor in North...

Day 26

Day 26

Bailey Stover April 12, 2020

Happy Easter! Today is April 12. The cat is officially out of the bag when it comes to my super top-secret video project. I woke up at 8:05 this morning and (after tossing on casually nice clothes for...

Day 17

Day 17

Snowy Li April 3, 2020

Greeted by a loud “meow,” I woke up today at around 8 a.m. with my cat, Daisy, standing in front of my face as she begged for breakfast. Today is April 3, but I barely noticed the date as time seems...

on removing Instagram likes

on removing Instagram likes

Maddie Orr November 21, 2019

Last week Instagram, a social media app, removed like count from posts in the United States. Instagram likes first disappeared in Canada last May and then expanded to several more countries including Australia,...

Art by Lorelei Dohm.

Public embarrassment, humiliation detrimental to health, development

Bailey Stover November 6, 2019

When junior Avory Gilbert was 10, she received her scoliosis diagnosis. She had to wear a back brace in sixth grade, and when that did not work, she underwent surgery. Her condition worsened when she returned...

Art by Rachel Stevens

Panic at the VSCO: yet another way to put down girls

Sarah Ding October 11, 2019

If you listen closely in the jungle that is high school, you might hear the howls of screeching chairs pulled out from under desks, the teachers sighing as they grade their 50th assignment of the day or...

Photos by Allie Pigg, Camryn DeVore, Sophie Eaton, Bailey Stover. Illustrated by Sarah Kuhlmann.

Social media increase accountability, responsibility

Katie Whaley March 26, 2019

In the past six months, Americans have seen public figures come to terms with inappropriate statements and behaviors they displayed back in high school. Through old yearbooks, Americans found documentation...

Photos by Allie Pigg, Camryn DeVore, Sophie Eaton, Bailey Stover. Illustrated by Sarah Kuhlmann.

The good, the bad and the ugly

Bailey Stover March 26, 2019

Social media use affects adolescent happiness, self-esteem Although today’s adolescents grew up in the age of the internet, the era of social media is more recent than teenagers may realize. Social media...

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