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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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RBHS students walkout  to demand  return of masks

RBHS students walkout to demand return of masks

Nora Crutcher-McGowan, Editor-in-Chief January 13, 2022

RBHS students walked out of classrooms at noon Wednesday, Jan. 12 to call for the reinstatement of a district-wide mask mandate. The CPS mask requirement ended Jan. 4 after a ruling from the Board of Education...

Photo by Bailey Blackburn.

Fall musical “Bye Bye Birdie” closes with success

Nora Crutcher-McGowan November 17, 2021

The annual fall musical hit the stage Thursday, Nov. 11, and proceeded with three more performances on Friday, Saturday and a matinee Sunday. This year’s production, “Bye Bye Birdie,” followed a...

Wearing number 1929, senior Matthew Hauser celebrates his Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHAA) state championship victory with his teammates and classmates in the crowd. Hausers point contribution pushed the RBHS boys team to first place in a tense meet.

Boys take home cross country title, girls get fourth in state championship

Shruti Gautam November 10, 2020

[penci_text_block block_title_align="style-title-left" custom_markup_1=""]as the runners lined up on the grass, family members stood in marked boxes six feet apart in the grass, holding their place next...

Photo by Sophia Eaton

YAC meets with CPS officials to discuss concerns, questions regarding virtual learning, accessibility

Amira McKee October 15, 2020

Columbia Public Schools (CPS) administrators and Board of Education members joined Columbia’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) at City Hall to discuss issues pertaining to Columbia’s students in the context...

RBHS football volunteers rearrange the masks players wear at the JCHS game Friday, Sept. 11. Photo by Ana Manzano.

RBHS football player tests positive for COVID-19, Friday game against Battle cancelled

Multiple Authors October 7, 2020

The RBHS football team chose to cancel this Friday’s football game against Battle High School because of safety concerns after a RBHS player tested positive for COVID-19. Principal Jacob Sirna made a...

Hands of adult female student typing on computer keyboard while studying at home in the evening

First day of online learning sparks discussions of academic equality

Amira McKee March 31, 2020

In accordance with Boone County Health Department’s social distancing guidelines, Columbia Public School (CPS) students began their first day of online learning using virtual study and communication...

Macro detail of Surgical medical face mask as individual protection device.

Students sew surgical masks to donate to healthcare facility amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

Amira McKee March 30, 2020

As a result of the COVID-19 epidemic, there has been a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as surgical masks, gowns and face guards. In order to subsidize the demand, several non-profit...

CPS considers commissioning new road out North parking lot

CPS considers commissioning new road out North parking lot

Amira McKee March 29, 2020

Columbia Public Schools (CPS) is considering commissioning an additional exit from the North Parking Lot to Peachtree Drive, an idea that began in 2014.  CPS Public Relations Director Michelle Baumstark...

Youth vote, media comprehension impact Missouri Primary

Youth vote, media comprehension impact Missouri Primary

Anna Xu March 23, 2020

With the Democratic candidate pooled narrowed, the Missouri Primary Elections were March 10, and former Vice President Joe Biden and Seb Bernie Sanders debated March 15. Counseling secretary Jennifer Sonnenberg...

Photo by Ryan Choe

Local places of worship cancel, adjust services

Ryan Choe March 23, 2020

At least 25 places of worship announced on their online websites that they postponed services after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced March 16 that at least until the end of...

CPS suspends school amid COVID-19 concerns

CPS suspends school amid COVID-19 concerns

Anna Xu March 17, 2020

Columbia Public Schools (CPS) won’t be in session tomorrow and won’t reopen until April 13 at the earliest; however, this 26-day cancellation may change depending on future events relating to the coronavirus...

CACC Culinary students prepare samples of hamburgers with onions at the Germany booth. Several Culinary students participated in Global Village, even if the culture they represented was not their own. These students filled the RBHS cafeteria during the event. Photo by Allie Pigg

Administration to enforce new sanitation polices among Global Village booths

Amira McKee March 12, 2020

Today’s Global Village has a bit of a twist thanks to health concerns stemming from COVID-19. RBHS principal Jacob Sirna sent an email at 1:08 a.m. March 12 to students and parents announcing stricter...

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