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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

Bearing News

Photo of RBHS graduation cap and gown.

Columbia Public Schools prohibits individualization of attire at graduation, promotes community achievement

Ava Beary, Staff Writer May 10, 2024

As graduation season approaches for RBHS seniors, graduates seek out the caps, gowns and tassels they will wear at the commencement ceremony. But missing from these outfits are  varieties of academic...

The photo is of the new trash roll carts placed all over town by the City of Columbia.

Roll carts roll out in Columbia

Ava Beary, Staff Writer May 1, 2024

Beginning in March, Columbia’s solid waste collection transitioned to the use of rolling refuse carts and automated collection trucks for residential curbside trash pickup. Ordinance amendments that...

Art by Sable Smith

Trump’s Legal Battles’ Effects on the 2024 Election

Sable Smith, Artist/Writer January 29, 2024

Donald Trump, multi-billionaire businessman, celebrity, politician and former U.S. president, is buried in legal battles, such as with the infamous impeachment proceedings from January 6th. His legal troubles’...

RBHS to hold CCV fair

RBHS to hold CCV fair

Zay Yontz, Features Editor October 20, 2022

The RBHS counseling department will hold its bi-annual College and Career Village (CCV) Oct. 21. The event offers three parts: career panels, post-secondary planning presentations and a college and career...

RBHS set to finish paint job mid-summer

RBHS set to finish paint job mid-summer

Josiah Anderson, Writer May 24, 2022

RBHS began the process of painting the interior of the building March 7, 2022. The project is estimated to end sometime in June, after the current school year has ended, but before the 2022-2023 school...

RBHS students walk out to demand return of masks

RBHS students walk out 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 of virtual learning Oct 13.
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.
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 methods March 30. Originally, CPS closed its schools March 18 with the plan of resuming session April 13. After the city of Columbia issued a stay-at-home order from March 24 until April 24, however, CPS extended its recess until April 27. CPS Community Relations Director Michelle Baumstark said the district still plans to reopen April 27, despite President Donald Trump’s March 29 announcement that social distancing guidelines should remain until at least April 30.
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 organizations are calling for students and community members alike to sew or create supplies to donate to hospitals and charities.
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