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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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

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CPS free meal program extended to June 30

Allison Kim November 9, 2020

With the return of elementary school students to in-person school, Columbia Public Schools (CPS) sent out an update regarding the free meals provided to all students through an email on Oct. 20. CPS extended...

The RBHS cafeteria stays closed to visitors on Sep. 30. Photo courtesy of Therasia Brautigam.

CPS Nutrition Services and Custodial Departments adapt to virtual learning circumstances

Sarah Ding October 4, 2020

Columbia Public Schools (CPS) students haven’t been in their school buildings for in-person learning since March 17 after the district-wide shutdown because of COVID-19 social distancing recommendations....

A bus from CPSs Grab-and-Go Meal Service delivers food at a designated stop. Photo courtesy of Michelle Baumstark.

Food delivery programs service affected groups

Sarah Ding April 13, 2020

CPS Grab-and-Go Meal Service provides for high-need areas The spread of the COVID-19 disease provoked the City of Columbia to issue a stay-at-home order on March 24. This in turn extended the Columbia...

CPS makes new procedures for lunch accounts with debt

CPS makes new procedures for lunch accounts with debt

Brandon Kim December 17, 2018

Freshman Anthony Wu seemed like a typical student last year, but he had a guilty secret. He zipped through the lunch line with his “healthy lunch” consisting of four bags of chips. The fact is, he...

Freshman Jaden Perkins pays for her meal during A lunch on Nov. 8. Photo by Maya Bell

CPS administrators deal with unpaid student lunch account debt

Jordan Rogers November 13, 2017

Unpaid lunch account debt continues to grow across the Columbia Public Schools (CPS) district. This debt has increased to $130,000 as of August 2017, and, barring any dramatic change, will continue to...

Survey of food favorites among students. The Rock surveyed 200 students, 10 percent of the student body.

Stop hating on school lunch

Ryan Choe May 16, 2017

Thousands of students stand in line every day waiting to choose from a variety of foods. Some might complain that the food isn’t tasty, but the Columbia Public Schools (CPS) Nutrition Services Department...

CPS nominated for national food program award

CPS nominated for national food program award

Nikol Slatinska April 25, 2016

Columbia Public Schools (CPS) is up for the One in a Melon award, which is run by the United States Department of Agriculture. The result of which school district will be nationally recognized for its...

WHO meat report sparks student reaction

Grace Vance November 22, 2015

Considering the meat-centered culture that 96 percent of Americans live in, according to an article from Vegetarian Time’s online site, a recent report released by the World Health Organization (WHO)...

Food in the guidance office.

Guidance department provides food to students

Rochita Ghosh October 15, 2015

Students throughout RBHS often complain of hunger, the pangs in their stomach distracting them from their work. To some students, this is a mere inconvenience, for they know this is temporary and they...

Censored food: Freshman Marqtrel Harris stands in line to buy lunch. The new USDA regulations on the healthiness of all food items have caused the district to lose money to the food budget, along with more food waste. Photo by Devesh Kumar

School lunches force CPS to operate on a deficit

Abby Kempf February 4, 2015

Columbia Public Schools, along with every district in the nation, is struggling in the wake of new United States Department of Agriculture school lunch regulations. These regulations have drained out food...

Food Truck begins cycle around high schools

Food Truck begins cycle around high schools

Urmilla Kuttikad November 22, 2013

The CPS food truck graced Rock Bridge’s circle drive for the first time yesterday. Though the gloomy weather and intermittent rain restricted the number of students who were willing to come out, about...

Diet soda poses variety of health concerns

Harsh Singh October 7, 2013

About one-fifth of the American population drinks diet soda every day, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. RBHS Junior Michael Vu is among the people who drink artificially sugared...

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