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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

BrightBytes survey to determine what support and training is needed for one to one program

BrightBytes survey to determine what support and training is needed for one to one program

Emily Oba December 3, 2016

[dropcap style="flat"]O[/dropcap]n Nov. 29, Columbia Public Schools (CPS) issued a survey to all students, parents and staff about technology use at school. The BrightBytes survey’s purpose is to give...

Junior Bettie Logan and senior Emma Richardson check their phones while in their AUT period. Photo by Kristine Cho

Technology troubles invite new CPS policies

Grace Vance September 24, 2016

District removes Twitter block on student Wi-Fi Sophomore Chloe Peterson sits in her fourth hour World History class, her eyes drooping as she settles down at the end of a long day. She quietly sneaks...

RBHS media specialist, Dennis Murphy, looks at an iPad while it charges. Murphy often reminds students that food and drinks are not allowed, and prohibits computer games played by students. This situation, however, involved much more than innocent computer games.

Explicit, pornographic material lead to police investigation on district iPads

Grace Vance December 10, 2015

Media center specialist Dennis Murphy examines one of the iPads distributed to students. The Columbia Police Department recently seized iPads while investigating improper use of them.  [dropcap color="#"...

Several apps, including social media and certain games, have been banned by the district, causing conflict for both students and teachers.
Art by: Stephanie Kang

Students cope with social media bans

Skyler Froese September 29, 2015

As students in advanced placement classes settle into a new school year, they are struck with a new policy restricting iPads. As of the 2015 school year, most social media is now banned on school iPads....

Feature photo by Morgan Berk.

Technology fails to compute face-to-face communications

Brayden Parker December 19, 2013

Walk down the language arts hallway outside of English teacher Bree Engebritson’s door, and it’s difficult to disregard the white single 8 ½ x 11 piece of printer paper that hangs on the red brick...

Photo illustration by Asa Lory

Tech war continues with tablets

Abdul-Rahman Abdul-Kafi November 15, 2013

A war exists among dozens upon dozens of armies and it is happening at all times in the United States while many do not see it or even feel it. All tech companies, like Apple, Samsung and Microsoft, among...

AP students to receive iPad Minis, less textbooks

AP students to receive iPad Minis, less textbooks

Alex Gompper May 26, 2013

With the usage of more and more mobile Apple technology, applications and software capabilities have risen, too. When Apple released the sixth major update to its mobile software platform, iOS 6, Sept....

Teachers try new technology

Maria Kalaitzandonakes September 21, 2012

Because of  Columbia Public Schools’ technology committee’s recommendations, RBHS updated their technology on campus.  The district extended Wi-Fi capability to every room in RBHS, gave all secondary...

The new iPad: Separating fact from fiction

The new iPad: Separating fact from fiction

John Gillis March 9, 2012

  As with many tech events, rumors go wild in guessing and in hopes of the next device being completely perfect. This is especially true with Apple events. Apple tends to release an updated version...

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