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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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RBHS incoming Principal, Jacob Sirna, speaks with junior Audrey Snyder in the hallway Thursday, March 14. Photo by Allie Pigg.

Sirna to meet with faculty, plans to foster diversity

Bailey Stover April 16, 2019
Today marks the first of 12 visits Jacob Sirna will make to meet to learn about RBHS and create professional relationships, he wrote in an email to faculty.
Art by Reece Furkin

With change in principal comes worries, advice

Katie Whaley April 2, 2019
Every time a change happens there is cause for concern. The principal in many ways is the face of a school.
Jacob Sirna, who will be principal here next year, visits RBHS after school March 14. Photo by Allie Pigg

New principal seeks student conversation

Bailey Stover March 20, 2019
During a staff meeting March 11, Principal Dr. Jennifer Rukstad announced Jacob Sirna as RBHS’ new principal for the 2019-20 school year.
BUZZ IN: Sophomore George Matthes returns from his Alternate Unassigned Time (AUT) and rings into the north commons intercom Sept. 11.

Nation-wide security concerns prompt RBHS entrance revision

Multiple Authors September 28, 2018
Columbia Public Schools to undergo security revisions and remodel RBHS' entries to one single entry.
RBHS principal Jennifer Rukstad listens to GGO leader Piper Pages thought on how improve the image of RBHS after past incidents.

Club leaders discuss underage drinking at school events

Anna Xu August 30, 2018
Club leaders joined at lunch to discuss the past incidents of underage drinking and substance abuse. The conversation focused on how BruCrew, an organization at RBHS, specifically could do better with this year's new leadership.
RBHS string orchestra plays during the senior processional.

Baccalaureate celebrates seniors

Will Cover May 17, 2018

As the sound of the string orchestra swelled, the people in the bleachers rose to their feet and a stream of green entered the gymnasium as the 2018 RBHS senior class attended the long historied ceremony...

Juniors forego author speaker event

Juniors forego author speaker event

Nikol Slatinska April 18, 2018
Author Gabby Rivera's controversial social media comments have caused a significant number of juniors to opt out of her speaking event.
Bond issue to pay for new middle school

Bond issue to pay for new middle school

Ben Kimchi February 18, 2018
CPS will add a new middle school to the district in 2020 to help combat overcrowding. Graduates may potentially feed into RBHS.
Photo by Yousuf El-Jayyousi

Students protest district’s cuts of German 1, Japanese 1

Nikol Slatinska May 1, 2017
Freshmen start a petition in response to the elimination of world language classes.
Monroe and Serio talk about family and interests outside their civic studies classroom

Classes disrupted because of medical emergency

Grace Vance March 15, 2017
During fourth hour today, Dr. Rukstad sent an email to teachers asking them to keep students in the classroom. Read why here.
Voter fraud compromises court

Voter fraud compromises court

Grace Vance February 5, 2017

Student Council determined on Monday that the original list of courtwarming candidates had to be amended because of suspected fraudulent voting. Although Student Council announced the names of 11 boys...

Inauguration draws attention to fake news climate

Inauguration draws attention to ‘fake news’ climate

Multiple Authors February 2, 2017
The media center had a livestream of the inauguration Jan. 20, and also had a fact-checking site pulled up simultaneously, drawing controversy from the district.
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