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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...

Day 123

Day 123

Bailey Stover July 18, 2020
During her 123rd day of social distancing, senior Bailey Stover baked with her mom, went to her friends' graduation party and hung out with family friends.
Day 108

Day 108

Bailey Stover July 3, 2020
During her 108th day of social distancing, senior Bailey Stover watched "Quantico" and contemplated the Fourth of July in today's world.
Day 77

Day 77

Bailey Stover June 2, 2020
During her 77th day of social distancing, senior Bailey Stover exercised, spent time outside, baked zucchini bread and contemplated the state of the world.
Day 73

Day 73

Bailey Stover May 29, 2020
Senior Bailey Stover spent her 73rd day of social distancing visiting Principal Jacob Sirna at RBHS, enjoying nature and spending time with her family.
Photo by Ana Manzano. Art by Sophie Froese.

The Wasian complication

Isaac Yontz March 19, 2020
Filipino and white culture are polarized, and it makes being somewhere in between confusing. Wasian culture, characterized by being a half-Asian, half-white teenager, is prominent on social media platforms like TikTok; although there is a Wasian community online, Columbia is not known for its diversity.
Bet Menen, junior

Bet Menen, junior

Camryn DeVore February 25, 2020
In celebration of Black History Month, junior Bet Menen answers questions regarding race in America, RBHS and how to address racism.
RBHS counseling put up popular college t-shirts in the science wing. (Photo by Will Cover)

Affirmative action proves vital for diversity

The Rock and Bearing News Staff November 4, 2019
While opponents of affirmative action say it decreases equity because of higher standards put on some racial groups, it is imperative that colleges consider race in their admissions to ensure diversity. Race should, however, play a reduced role in acceptance, and instead be a way to understand an applicant in a holistic context.
Junior Matthew Hauser racing at the Class 4 District 7 meet. Hauser finished in first place with a time of 15:38. Photo taken by Greg Hall.

Cross Country takes first place at districts

Jared Geyer October 28, 2019

Rock Bridge Cross Country (RBXC) set a precedent as both the boys’ and girls’ teams took first place in the Class 4 District 7 meet on Oct. 26. Both varsity teams raced at Lee’s Summit North High...

The 2018 Turkey Trax helped support the Central MO American Red Cross.  Runners from around the area raced the 5k before beginning traditional celebrations.

Community members participate in annual Turkey Trax

Jared Geyer November 23, 2018
The annual Turkey Trax gave participants an opportunity to race before beginning traditional celebrations.
Senior Drew Morris, a politics fanatic, worked for Josh Hawley’s campaign for U.S. Senator this 2018 Midterm Election. In addition to seeing the campaign to its victory, this election was Morris’ first time exercising his civic right to vote.

Brightened by the ballot

Allie Pigg November 9, 2018
Senior Drew Morris, a politics fanatic, worked for Josh Hawley’s campaign for U.S. Senator.
The RB Cross Country team participates in the Parkway West Invitational Sept. 29. Photo by Corrine Farid.

Cross country prepares for state championships

Jared Geyer November 1, 2018
The cross country season will end at the state meet, Nov. 3.
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