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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

DRIVING DOWNTOWN: The black line of the Como Connect City Bus stops to pickup passengers along Grindstone March 18. Photo by Anna Xu

House Bill 606 proposes city bus use in CPS

Ji-Sung Lee April 1, 2019

Sponsored by Rep. Chuck Basye of Rocheport,Mo., House Bill 606 would allow high school students in Columbia Public Schools (CPS) to ride public buses in place of standard school buses. Currently, CPS...

Photo by Anna Xu

Future redistricting affects CPS students

Anna Xu February 27, 2019

Although still nearly two years in advance, with the addition of a new middle school to take place in the 2020-21 school year, redistricting attendance areas is top priority for the school board, according...

Senior Martez Manuel pies another candidate in the face as crowds react to the force of the throw. Photo by Ann Fitzmaurice.

Courtwarming fundraiser results in injury

Ann Fitzmaurice February 13, 2019

During both lunches today, RBHS Student Council hosted a “pie the kings” activity in the main commons. Students could pay $1 to throw aluminum pie tins filled with whipped cream at the Courtwarming...

Dr. Rukstad to depart RBHS, announces assistant superintendent position

Dr. Rukstad to depart RBHS, announces assistant superintendent position

Saly Seye January 31, 2019

July 1, RBHS principal Dr. Jennifer Rukstad plans to begin her position as assistant superintendent for Columbia Public Schools (CPS). Dr. Rukstad announced her departure from RBHS to faculty in a short,...

Art by Valeria Velasquez

Tried, tested, not true: moving on provides insight into self-worth

Ann Fitzmaurice January 29, 2019

Every single time I took the American College Testing (ACT) exam, save one, I cried when I received my score. My location when I received the score didn’t matter. I cried at school, I cried at home,...

Photo by George Frey

CPS explains early release, extracurricular cancellations

Multiple Authors January 11, 2019

With a winter storm warning in effect, total snow accumulations from 4 to 11 inches, ice accumulations of a “light glaze,” Columbia Public Schools (CPS) is taking action in order to ensure safety for...

CPS esports clubs participate in esports exhibition Dec. 8

CPS esports clubs participate in esports exhibition Dec. 8

Isaac Parrish January 2, 2019

[vc_video link=""]RBHS, HHS and BHS Overwatch teams and teams from the Farmington R-7 and Central R-3 school districts come together to participate in a tournament...

The price of dreams

The price of dreams

Ann Fitzmaurice December 20, 2018

Parents sacrifice personal aspirations for filial fulfillment Growing up, Shawnna Matteson, an Advanced Placement (AP) World History and AP Psychology teacher, lived in a household that revolved around...

Yearbook extends deadlines to January

Yearbook extends deadlines to January

Katie Whaley December 18, 2018

As end of year deadlines pile up, students need to keep track of what they have due. Now yearbook deadlines are just around the corner. Unlike any other grades, seniors have the opportunity to personalize...

Junior swimmer Piper Osman dives into the pool for the 100 meter fly. “This year has been pretty good for me,” Osman said. “I tried to train a little bit more in the off-season and that’s really helped me out.” Photo by Maya Bell

Girls’ swimming and diving competes in Marquette Relays

Ann Fitzmaurice December 13, 2018

The RBHS Girls’ swimming and diving team opened its season by competing at the Marquette Relays Dec. 1. Though this is the first meet of the year for the girls, they began preparing for the meet with...

Girls basketball demolishes Vashon

Girls’ basketball demolishes Vashon

Maddie Murphy December 8, 2018

On Friday night, the girls’ basketball team did something unheard of in Rock Bridge athletics: winning by 88 points. The Bruins hosted Vashon, coming out on top with a score of 97-9. Subsequent to the...

Senior Wyatt Towe knuckles senior captain Nate Peat during the Providence Bowl Sept. 21. Under the control of Peat and junior captions Will Norris, Jalen Logan-Redding and senior captain Martez Manuel, the Bruins beat the Kewpies 31-0. Photo by Camryn Devore.

Camaraderie roots in captains

Bailey Stover October 10, 2018

ach year senior athletes graduate, leaving rising upperclassmen to fill the empty leadership positions. Team captains feel a level of responsibility to their teammates to carry on the legacies. After the...

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