The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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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

Art by Devin Hall.

Minorities experience more pressure in educational environments, during COVID-19 pandemic

Lais Campos November 11, 2021

Even with the introduction of vaccinations, the COVID-19 outbreak continues to have far-reaching health and economic consequences for the American public, including students, according to Pew Research...

Photo by Sophie Eaton. Art by Rachel Stevens.

Virtual learning leaves impact on mental health

Nora Crutcher-McGowan October 8, 2020

The turmoil of this current chunk in time, from the pandemic to the tensions of the upcoming election, prove especially stressful for all young people. Millions of students quickly shifted to virtual learning...

Undying Love

Undying Love

Snowy Li October 4, 2019

        How do your pets affect your mental, emotional or physical health? Let us know in the comments!

Hardening measures won’t increase safety, waste money

The Rock and Bearing News Staff September 27, 2019

In the last five years, there have been 25 shootings at a U.S. high school that resulted in at least one fatality. RBHS’s hardening policy, which mainly includes converting to a single entrance with...

Compassion in Action club members juniors Zain Syed, Kate Bushnell and Toan Vu stand in the PAC loby with sponsor Lesley Thalhuber during A lunch on Nov. 13. Students in the club walked through the halls passing out small items, such as gum, hot chocolate or gloves, to peers and teachers.

Students spread awareness on World Kindness Day

Jared Geyer November 13, 2018

Today, Nov. 13, is World Kindness Day, a day where random acts of kindness are encouraged and celebrated throughout communities across the world. In the spirit of the day, a small group of students gathered...

Photo illustration by Muhammad Al-Rawi

In crisis, drug abuse doesn’t discriminate

Maddie Murphy February 19, 2018

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter Cody Marshall graduated from Jefferson City High School in May of 2010, his life was on a downward spiral. All of his closest friends packed up and moved to college, spreading...

Introducing tapping, an accessible de-stressing technique

Introducing tapping, an accessible de-stressing technique

Maddie Murphy February 11, 2018

[dropcap]G[/dropcap]enerally speaking, students carry a lot of stress. Whether that stress stems from an intense course load, the pressure to fit in or the dreaded college applications, students all over...

[Source: Lesley Thalhuber] Art by Kelsey Morgret

Outreach counselors offer hope, compassion, optimism to student body

Ji-Sung Lee November 16, 2017

[dropcap style="light" size="4"]W[/dropcap]hen junior Kayla West walks through the halls of the school, a simple smile from outreach counselor Lesley Thalhuber can change how she feels. It’s Thalhuber’s...

Feature photo by Avantika Khatri

Bullying brings detriment to students

Caedmon West May 12, 2017

[dropcap style="flat" size="5"]S[/dropcap]choolyard bullying has taken on a new meaning in recent years with tragic results hitting close to home. A middle school girl named Rylie Wagner in Hallsville,...

Smith-Cotton suicides bring awareness to mental health, bullying

Smith-Cotton suicides bring awareness to mental health, bullying

Grace Vance April 30, 2017

The reaction “Get rid of Norton! Get rid of Norton!” A sign in the crowd reads, “Kids’ lives matter.” One may infer this situation is a gathering protesting a new bill or a policy. This was,...

Feature photo by Cassidy Viox

Safe spaces provide students with places to feel protected

Nikol Slatinska October 11, 2016

In a welcome letter to incoming freshman this school year, University of Chicago administrators stated the university would not condone the use of trigger warnings or safe spaces on its campus. Their explanation...

Art by Rochita Ghosh / Source: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Local suicide prevention walk aims to reduce stigma

Rochita Ghosh October 7, 2016

The prevalence of mental illness and suicide does not go unnoticed in today’s society. As of April 2016, the suicide rate in the United States increased 24 percent between 1999 and 2014, with approximately...

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