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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

Media stereotypes of LGBT characters set misleading standard, isolate viewers

Media stereotypes of LGBT characters set misleading standard, isolate viewers

Sarah Mosteller April 6, 2020

The American sitcom, “The Middle,” follows a lower middle class family, featuring the middle child Sue, living in Indiana through their daily struggles with a comical yet relatable family dynamic.  In...

Art by Rachel Stevens.

LGBTQ athletes find community within athletics

Bailey Stover February 25, 2020

In sixth grade sophomore Zachary Willmore said he knew he was gay when he memorized all the lyrics to Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass.” While he doesn’t watch sports often, he said Minaj is the closest...

Timeline: History of LGBTQ representation in film

Timeline: History of LGBTQ representation in film

Ana Manzano January 10, 2019

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Senior Kerrie Heath celebrating MidMo Pride back on Aug. 25 of this year. Heath adorned herself with blue, purple, and dark pink face paint. These colors come from the bisexual pride flag, which is used to represent the bi community.
Photo by George Frey / Bearing News

To love two

George Frey October 27, 2018

In middle school senior Kerrie Heath began to realize she was bisexual after having a crush on a girl. Since then she has been openly bisexual and has been in a same-sex relationship. “I had this sudden...

Photo by George Frey/Bearing News

Male societal standards, traditional gender roles damage self-esteem

George Frey October 25, 2018

When people think of beauty standards and, or body issues, they tend to think about women, and statistically that is logical. The struggles of women throughout history greatly outnumber the struggles of...

The People of Pride

The People of Pride

Multiple Authors August 26, 2018

Report by Amanda Kurukulasuriya & George Frey On Saturday, Aug. 25, the MidMo PrideFest, was, as one would expect, a colorful cacophony of rainbow flags, local booths, and free live music. There were...

French film 120 Beats Per Minute makes waves at release

French film ‘120 Beats Per Minute’ makes waves at release

George Frey January 29, 2018

120 Beats Per Minute, or 120 BPM, is truly a tour de force, and a manifestation of human integrity and tenacity. Directed by French film maker Robin Campillo, the movie follows the exhilarating story...

Media stereotypes, advances LGBT community in one paradoxical act

Media stereotypes, advances LGBT community in one paradoxical act

Katie Whaley May 28, 2017

Art by Dzung Nguyen The heavy aroma of buttered popcorn overwhelmed sophomore Isabel Thoroughman’s senses as she situated herself into a seat in the middle of the movie theater. She placed her soda in...

Teens navigate and reclaim labels, names

Teens navigate and reclaim labels, names

Siena Juhlin May 27, 2017

Art by Dzung Nguyen For years sophomore Harper Dailey felt trapped in her own body. She felt as if she were put under an undeserved label. Her parents gave her a feminine name, and doctors declared a feminine...

Obscure identities struggle for recognition

Obscure identities struggle for recognition

Rochita Ghosh May 26, 2017

Art by Dzung Nguyen The most well-known members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community are those who identify as the first two letters; 3.3 percent of the U.S. adult population,...

Young or old, lovers strength shines through judgment

Young or old, lovers’ strength shines through judgment

Ann Fitzmaurice May 25, 2017

Art by Dzung Nguyen On an unusually sunny day for January, sophomore Bailey Long took a walk from RBHS to Panera. Her journey took place after a long day of school spent anxiously waiting for the final...

LGBT youth remains resilient in face of discrimination

LGBT youth remains resilient in face of discrimination

Nikol Slatinska May 24, 2017

Art by Dzung Nguyen This story contains explicit language In just five short months, the legal and everyday circumstances have turned completely upside down for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender...

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