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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

Members of the marching band perform a show at halftime of an RBHS football game. Photo by Parker Boone.

Marching band is a performing art, not a sport

Elliot Bachrach December 17, 2019

Football. Baseball. Basketball. Marching band. Which of these words does not belong? The answer is obvious, marching band, as it is not a sport. To be fair, members of the marching band are some of the...

Breaking a bad habit: cell phone use hinders quality of life

Breaking a bad habit: cell phone use hinders quality of life

Emily Oba April 30, 2019

once scoffed at the idea of phone addiction. Hard drugs like heroin and cocaine easily drag people into its clutches, but when adults would talk about how teenagers invest too much of their day in their...

Opinion: school spirit deficit is disconcerting

Opinion: school spirit deficit is disconcerting

Ethan Hayes April 28, 2019

efore arriving at RBHS my freshman year, I had high hopes for the student life and perks of being a Bruin. The large campus size, giant student body, unassigned seating for lunch and most importantly,...

Dont expect me to smile

Don’t expect me to smile

Saly Seye March 31, 2019

Opinion he number of words I’ve heard my peers use to describe me is astronomical. I couldn’t tell you what kind of person others think I am, but I do know that few people would describe me as meek...

A bland photo of an acoustic guitar to compliment this bland song.

‘Girls Like You’ epitomizes mediocrity, corporate sellout

Jared Geyer February 27, 2019

ometimes music charts show the worst popular artists have to offer, and that was no more evident than 2018, when the musical landscape was graced by Maroon 5’s biggest hit yet. The song in question is...

RBHS hosts annual Sweet Night of Jazz

RBHS hosts annual Sweet Night of Jazz

Maya Bell November 17, 2018

[vc_video link="https://youtu.be/JKzsdVPM5Go"] Strung with fairy lights, teeming with dozens of handmade sweets, buzzing with chatter and blanketed with jazz music, RBHS’ ordinary gym looked unrecognizable...

Photo by Cassi Viox.

The Name Game: How Universities play prospective students

George Frey October 18, 2018

Aug. 19, 2015: That was the first day I entered the doors of RBHS as an optimistic, motivated ninth grader. Being a freshman, upperclassmen dismissed me whenever I told them my post-high school plans;...

The Emerald Regiment marching band performs When the Clock Strikes Twelve during halftime Sep 14. The repertoire includes Camille Saint-Saëns classically haunting Danse Macabre. Photo by Maya Bell.

Emerald Regiment places high at first competition of the season

Katie Whaley September 16, 2018

RBHS marching band, Emerald Regiment, began boarding buses at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 for its first competition of the season at the Tiger Ambush Classic in Edwardsville, IL. The band practiced from...

Marching band prepares for next season

Marching band prepares for next season

Billy Beaty May 21, 2018

The Emerald Regiment is already preparing for the 2018 marching season. Band director Steve Matthews teaching at Jefferson Middle School next year, so the band will be led by Patrick Sullivan. With the...

 Photo by Maya Bell

ARTiculate: Cami Kudrna

Maya Bell October 23, 2017

Members of the Emerald Regiment marching band scatter through the hallways as they devour fried chicken, cookies and cakes from a meal provided by band boosters. With only an hour left until they take...

Oh when the band comes marching in

Oh when the band comes marching in

Skyler Froese September 30, 2015

Sweat rolls down the foreheads of 100 students on the football field. They move furiously across the turf with one goal, victory. While it’s logical to imagine the football team, it’s an entirely different...

Tuning Up the RBHS Music Program

Tuning Up the RBHS Music Program

Elinor Stanley May 26, 2015

The 2014-2015 school year has come to an end, but new beginnings are on the horizon concerning the RBHS music department. Jeanne Lambson, who conducted both the concert and chamber orchestra last year...

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