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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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Future HHS principal Mary Grupe reflects on time at RBHS, education journey

Nora Crutcher-McGowan, Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2022

RBHS assistant principal Mary Grupe is set to be the next head principal of Hickman High School (HHS), after an announcement from Columbia Public Schools (CPS) in March and subsequent approval by the Columbia...

Columbia Public Schools to take 3 days off during omicron surge

Columbia Public Schools to take 3 days off during omicron surge

Julia Kim, Staff Writer January 20, 2022
Superintendent Brian Yearwood announced students will not be in session for three days starting Friday, Jan. 21 as a result of a surge in the latest COVID-19 variant, Omicron. Columbia Public Schools (CPS) Board of Education plans to formally approve these changes at their work session Jan. 20. 
Photo by Joan Kwon

Listening sessions held to address racism incident

Zay Yontz and Julia Kim November 15, 2021

After a "disturbing image depicting racism" circulated social media, CPS staff members are holding four listening sessions on Nov. 16 and 17 in the PAC lobby, according to an email from Principal Jacob...

Photo by Desmond Kisida.

Zachary Willmore becoming homecoming queen indicates growing inclusion in RBHS

Shubha Gautam November 8, 2021

Dressed in a long, sparkling golden gown, Zachary Willmore walked to the center of the football field with his escort, senior Eliana Snyder, and the rest of the homecoming court. Nervous and excited for...

Sophomore Olivia Rollison and seniors Mikayla Nelson, Ariah Stevenson and Kelsea Myers hang up the flag. Photo by Desmond Kisida.

RBHS clubs reinstate Black Lives Matter Flag

Nora Crutcher-McGowan and Zay Yontz September 14, 2021

Various RBHS clubs reinstated the Black Lives Matter flag in the activities office hallway Friday, Sept. 10. Senior Mikayla Nelson, leader of Student Equity Coalition, along with seniors Ariah Stevenson,...

Seniors Arren Mallot, Willian Vandyke and Sandro Pereverzev sit in the atrium during the first week of school Thursday, Jan. 21. Photo by Ana Manzano.

on the first day back in-person

Nora Crutcher-McGowan January 24, 2021

After the Columbia Public Schools (CPS) Board of Education voted to bring high school students back in-person through a hybrid model on Jan. 11, students prepared for the return to RBHS after vacating...

Photo by Ana Manzano

RBHS implements new student parking policies

Emma Stefanutti January 18, 2021

RBHS announced in the Jan. 13 communication newsletter that students will now be able to park on campus prior to receiving a parking pass.  This update is one of several new parking policies RBHS administration...

A poster from the What About Us? at the RBHS South parking lot on Oct. 19. Photo by Parker Boone.

Students protest virtual learning in RBHS South parking lot

Multiple Authors October 21, 2020

Columbia Public Schools (CPS) parents and students gathered in the RBHS South Parking Lot to object to the Board of Education’s recent decision to keep high school and middle schools virtual as a part...

Day 81

Day 81

Bailey Stover June 6, 2020

Boring isn’t always bad. Today is June 6. I woke up this morning in a grumpy mood. I must have been upset about something in my dream because my unpleasant feelings transferred into the real world....

Day 73

Day 73

Bailey Stover May 29, 2020

Busy days feel good. Today is May 29. I woke up at 9:15 a.m. confused and mildly disoriented from an odd dream involving the characters from Netflix’s The Witcher performing either William Shakespeare’s...

Day 48

Day 48

Bailey Stover May 4, 2020

Color me surprised. Today is May 4. Waking up this morning, I could sense something was going on. Instead of allowing me to stay in my usual crumpled pajamas and bed-head all day, my brother and parents...

Day 41

Day 41

Bailey Stover April 27, 2020

There are muscles in my body I didn’t even know could hurt. Today is April 27. Getting out of bed this morning was a slow, painful ordeal. The second I attempted sitting up, my abs tightened in discomfort....

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