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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

Students work jobs to save money, evade boredom; responsibilities affect online learning

Students work jobs to save money, evade boredom; responsibilities affect online learning

Maddie Orr April 8, 2020

Columbia is home to many popular small businesses and local restaurants advertising a variety of shopping and dining options from bingeing burgers at Booches to fawning over fashion at Cha Boutique. On...

Art, photo by Lorelei Dohm, Sophie Eaton

Modern-day suffragettes continue historical legacy

Maddie Orr March 24, 2020

[vc_text_separator title="Celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage" title_align="separator_align_left"]In July of 1848, more than 300 women and men from across the country organized in Seneca Falls, New...

Breaking down gender barriers in male dominated sports

Breaking down gender barriers in male dominated sports

Maddie Orr March 18, 2020

[vc_text_separator title="PLAY LIKE A GIRL" title_align="separator_align_left"]When freshman Abby Hay was eight years old, she and her baseball team were competing in a tournament in Kansas City, Mo. As...

Why dont we talk about sex?

Why don’t we talk about sex?

Maddie Orr February 13, 2020

When esteemed author E.L. James illustrated the extremely provocative sex scenes that appeared throughout her novels, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy snatched her audiences’ attention. As a result, Jo...

Art by Riley Kerns.

Graduation dress codes unify class

Maddie Orr January 20, 2020

A sea of green stands alone against the dark background of the University of Missouri — Columbia’s basketball arena. Hundreds of anxious yet excited teenagers adorned in matching caps and gowns await...

Sophomore Owen Twaddle wrestles during a competition Dec. 3. RBHS lost to Kirksville High School 30-48 but defeated Tolton Catholic High School 48-30. The team continues play in the Lee’s Summit Holiday invite today, beginning at 5 p.m. (Photo by Ana Manzano)

No-cut sports allow for more inclusion

Maddie Orr January 8, 2020

It’s Friday night, and brilliant bright lights overhead illuminate the green turf of the football field. Rows of stainless steel bleachers encapsulate the stadium packed with fans, foes and family. As...

Caption here photo by Sarah Moesteller

Planting her feet: woman advocates for wildlife sanctuary

Multiple Authors November 7, 2019

Sixty-seven-year-old Sutu Forte ascended a single tree in the midst of a forest at the Bluff Dale Drive cul-de-sac on Oct. 28. She stayed in protest of a new concrete trail the city plans to build through...

Art by Rachel Stevens

Students interested in joining military after high school explore options

Maddie Orr November 6, 2019

[vc_text_separator title="Clad in camo, courage" title_align="separator_align_left"] On June 29, senior Camryn Crowe woke up just before the sun broke the horizon, which is much earlier than most teenagers...

Girls golf finishes fourth at state, noteworthy feat in RBHS athletics

Girls’ golf finishes fourth at state, noteworthy feat in RBHS athletics

Maddie Orr October 28, 2019

The Bruin golfers awoke to a 6 a.m. wake-up call from their coach sleep deprived and nervous on Oct. 22. After barely eating breakfast—some scarfing down legendary Super 8 pancakes—they packed their...

Current senior Savanah Cunneen dribbles the ball in the spring of her junior season before tearing her ACL.

ACL tears wreak havoc on sports’ seasons

Maddie Orr September 30, 2019

A basketball player lands on her feet after rebounding the ball; an awkward landing and a painful pop gives her the impression that something is off; something is wrong. Her knee began to swell, and she...

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