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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

The entrance to the Rock Bridge baseball and softball complex.

Weighing the Pros and Cons of School and Club Sports

Crew Norden, Staff Writer May 22, 2024

I have been an athlete for my whole life. I began organized sports at 3 years old , and have played travel or club sports since I was six. I started school sports when it started being offered in 8th grade....

Flags in the counselors office, represent college choices in the United States.

Navigating college recruitment first hand

Crew Norden, Staff Writer May 20, 2024

Ever since I could remember, my dream has been to play baseball at the highest level. As a young kid, I never imagined how hard it would be to play at a Division 1 (D1) collegiate level.  From going through...

The Memorial Student Union building where MSO will hold their conference.

Mizzou Muslim Student Organization (MSO) to hold 14th annual MSO conference

Maya Bensaoud, Staff Writer February 6, 2024

Mizzou’s Muslim Student Organization (MSO) will hold their 14th annual conference Friday, Feb. 9 from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. The event will take place at Wrench Auditorium...

Mari Miller (11) looks for open teammates to pass to during the Jan. 25 girls varsity basketball game.

RBHS varsity girls’ basketball dominates home game against HHS

Josiah Anderson, Editor in Chief January 28, 2024

RBHS defeated Providence Road rivals Hickman High School (HHS) at home, Thursday, Jan. 25 with a final score of 66-41. Opening the game, the Bruins won the tipoff, followed by a quick pass from sophomore...

RBHS student parking pass displayed on dashboard. Starting Jan. 29 RBHS parking passes will become available to sophomores to purchase.

RBHS sophomores now eligible to buy parking passes

Maya Bensaoud, Staff Writer January 20, 2024

In contrast to the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year, RBHS administrators are now allowing sophomores to purchase parking passes. They are available for purchase in the activities office. RBHS...

During the City Council Meeting on Jan. 16, the audience raised their hands to show support for a ceasefire. Later that night, Mayor Buffaloe signed a proclamation calling for a ceasefire.

Mayor Buffaloe signs proclamation in support of ceasefire in Israel-Palestine, community members express their support

Shubha Gautam, Co-editor-in-chief January 17, 2024

Mayor Barbara Buffaloe signed a proclamation calling for a permanent ceasefire in Israel-Palestine Jan. 16, 2024. It additionally advocates for the release of all hostages taken due to the conflict and...

Bebe Wood, Reneé Rapp, and Avantika (left to right) in Mean Girls. Image courtesy of IMDb

“Mean Girls” fails to successfully balance original film with musical adaptation

Julia Kim, Editor-in-Chief January 14, 2024

Spoilers Ahead The 2024 remake of “Mean Girls” revisits the world of “The Plastics” in its Jan. 12 premiere with a modern twist that leaves audiences entertained yet unsatisfied by the end....

Posters around RBHS for student trip in 2025 to Eastern Europe and South Africa.

New trip opportunities available for RBHS students

Ema Iwasaki, A&E Editor December 15, 2023

Registration for  new 2025 summer trips have begun; RBHS teachers Ben Schirmer and Megan Klukowski will lead the trips to Eastern Europe and South Africa, organized by the non-CPS affiliated Education...

Educators advocating for safe schools protest on the side of the road prior to the board meeting on Dec 11.

Board of Education holds meeting, teacher’s union protests

Zay Yontz, Editor-in-Chief December 13, 2023

The Columbia Public Schools (CPS) Board of Education (BOE) held its monthly meeting Dec. 11. The BOE’s agenda allocated time for people to address policy concerns. Two speakers shared policy proposals...

Southpaw cover for Volume 14 Issue 1. Art by Olivia Rollison

Southpaw Volume 14 Issue 1

Staff October 25, 2023

Defensive Tackle Dain Almquist (11) awaits the play call at the line of scrimmage.

RBHS football loses 28-30 in final regular season game

Josiah Anderson, Editor in Chief October 23, 2023

In the final game of the regular season, RBHS lost 28-30 at home against Francis Howell High School (FHHS) Friday, Oct. 20. The game began with a long drive for FHHS, taking the ball into RBHS territory....

Photo of the succulent station at AG Day provided by the Greenhouse classes at the Columbia Area Career Center. AG day was held Oct. 17 during the entire school day.

FFA hosts RBHS Agriculture (Ag) Day 

Maya Bensaoud, Staff Writer October 19, 2023

Organized by the RBHS group the Future Farmers of America (FFA), Agriculture (AG) Day was Oct. 17 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in front of the main entrance to RBHS. It promised an immersive agricultural experience...

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