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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 seniors reflect on their feelings of preparedness for college

Ryan Tunks, Staff Writer May 8, 2024

As graduation approaches for RBHS seniors, many have begun to reflect on how their time at high school has prepared them for college.    Senior Nourhan Balboula said she feels RBHS has provided her...

CPS Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education Dr. Helen Porter addresses the school board at the BOE meeting on Dec. 11.

City of Columbia to hold school board election April 2

Ryan Tunks, Staff Writer April 1, 2024

The city of Columbia will hold an election for two seats on the Columbia Public Schools’ (CPS) Board of Education Tuesday, April 2. Polls will be open from 6 a.m.-7 p.m.. The election will feature...

Photo of student filling out test bubble sheet. RBHS will hold March Mathness Saturday, March 16.

RBHS to hold March Mathness

Ryan Tunks, Staff Writer March 15, 2024

RBHS will hold its annual March Mathness event Saturday, Mar. 16 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. The event will be put on by the RBHS Mu Alpha Theta chapter and will include a variety of interactive math related...

Still life photo of a crumpled voting application

Young Americans less likely to vote

Ryan Tunks, Staff Writer March 4, 2024

Young Americans are one of the largest groups in the country’s electorate, but they are also the least likely to turn out to vote.  From 2014 to 2022, Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 had...

History of the heart symbol

History of the heart symbol

Ryan Tunks, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

The heart symbol is an enduring icon, seen in many cultures as a symbol of love. Hearts can be found on a wide range of objects today, and their use dates back over 5,000 years.  Historians debate...

Photo of RBHS student learning how to code. The Hackathon is open to any students, and it will take place Feb. 3, at Mizzou in  Lafferre Hall from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

University of Missouri to hold hackathon Feb. 3

Ryan Tunks, Staff Writer February 2, 2024

The University of Missouri — Columbia (MU) will hold its first ever high school hackathon, called MissouriHacks, Saturday, Feb 3. from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m at Lafferre Hall.  The event will begin with...

Photo of empty art hallway.

CPS struggles with staffing shortages

Jenna Lin and Ryan Tunks December 18, 2023

Staffing shortages are a prevalent issue school districts are facing across the nation, and Columbia Public Schools (CPS) is no exception. The district has been struggling with a significant surge in...

Term limits on state legislatures hinder government effectiveness

Term limits on state legislatures hinder government effectiveness

Ryan Tunks, Staff Writer December 14, 2023

Term limits are a popular institution in the U.S., with 16 states having them for state legislatures, and over 80% of Americans saying they would like to see them implemented in Congress. Term limits bar...

City of Refuge hosted holiday market

City of Refuge hosted holiday market

Ryan Tunks, Staff Writer December 11, 2023

The City of Refuge held its first ever holiday market Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at 10 N. Garth Ave. The event featured over 40 vendors with a variety of different items for sale. The market ...

The photo shows a flu shot needle next to masks and hand sanitizer. The event takes place in the PAC at Rock Bridge High School.

RBHS to hold flu shot clinic Friday, Oct. 20

Ryan Tunks, Staff Writer October 19, 2023

RBHS is holding an influenza (flu) shot clinic Friday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.. Students that have signed up with guardian permission will go to the Performing Arts Center (PAC) lobby to get vaccinated.  RBHS...

The photo shows the Planetariums Star Gazer. The Solar Eclipse Viewing party in the Planetarium, happening at Rock Bridge High School.

RBHS Planetarium to host solar eclipse viewing party

Ryan Tunks, Staff Writer October 13, 2023

The RBHS planetarium is hosting a solar eclipse viewing party on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.. The event will also include a variety of solar eclipse-related activities. Planetarium Director...

Mr. Birgenheir instructs his German 1 class at RBHS.

Foreign language classes prepare students for life after high school, expose them to different cultures

Ryan Tunks, Staff Writer October 11, 2023

With six different foreign language classes offered within Columbia Public Schools (CPS), students have the opportunity to learn about different languages and cultures from around the world.  RBHS...

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