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 Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

A look at the hail that fell Wednesday, April 17, in Columbia. photo by Trisha Chaudhary

Different forms of fear alter perspectives

Sam Mitchell April 26, 2013

Recent experiences have brought the concept of terror back into the forefront of the news and students' minds. A recent severe weather storm, the Boston Marathon bombing and other incidences introduced...

Photo by Maddy Jones

Allergies complicate teenagers’ lives, interfere with daily routines

Sam Mitchell April 20, 2013

When senior Frank Rae was in kindergarten, his allergies set him apart from other students. While they ate their hearty spaghetti smothered in marinara sauce, Rae had to eat plain noodles. While other...

Art by Paige Martin

Sleep deprivation affects student performance

Sam Mitchell April 19, 2013

Each morning I wake up around 6:30 a.m. with my mind in a daze.  I hear the alarm poundingincessantly in my ear, and I blindly swing my hand at the clock trying to stop the noise.  After a few seconds...

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‘Evil Dead’ remake serves shocking visual effects, little plot depth

Sam Mitchell April 8, 2013

  Evil Dead had high expectations to live up to as a pseudo-remake of the ultra-popular and critically acclaimed 1981 horror/comedy movie of the same name. The new Evil Dead, now purely focused on...

Students gathered at Maryville University yesterday, March 9 for the JEHSEH competition. Photo by Atreyo Ghosh

Research teams excel at symposium

Sam Mitchell March 10, 2013

Four RBHS students competed in the Junior Science, Engineering and Humanities Symposium at Maryville University in St. Louis yesterday, March 9. In this competition, students presented research papers...

Art by Jennifer Stanley

FAFSA opens education opportunities

Sam Mitchell March 5, 2013

As high school seniors get ready to take their next steps, financial considerations become more and more apparent. According to the Rock Bridge guidance profile, 87 percent of RBHS seniors plan on attending...

Students join in national jean drive

Sam Mitchell January 29, 2013

Jeans strung up in the RBHS main commons serve as a reminder of what so many take for granted as an everyday part of life and what so many are without. Members of  Rock Bridge Reaches Out began a collection...

Crossing cultural boundaries: Ugandan English teacher Adong Jacqueline will be teaching and learning at RBHS during January. Photo used with permission from Katherine Sasser

Ugandan educator seeks opportunities

Sam Mitchell December 21, 2012

While students are away for winter break, a new teacher will travel more than 8,000 miles to come to Columbia. From Dec. 28 ­- Feb. 1, Adong Jacqueline will bring new ideas to the school while observing...

Halloween is right around the corner: This little Jack-o-Lantern hides out in Madame Reeds French classroom, reminding students how fast the holiday is approaching. Outside, assorted colors of leaves dangle from limp tree branches and flutter in the crisp autumn air. Inside RBHS, festive decorations scatter the classrooms as they epitomize autumn inside our own school.

Meet the staff: Halloween stories

Raj Satpathy October 31, 2012

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From transfusionist to teacher: April Sulze, biology teacher, abandoned her previous profession to pursue education, along with John Fuenfhausen, CACC marketing teacher.

Teachers leave behind previous professions

Sam Mitchell October 7, 2012

Changing careers can be life-altering.  It can open new doors and provide new opportunities, but it can also mean leaving behind everything known and accomplished in a certain field. For many teachers...

Marching band prepares for performance under bright lights

Sam Mitchell September 21, 2012

While Rock Bridge students plan to fill up Faurot Field tonight for the annual Providence Bowl to support the football team, the marching band is there for another reason. For the Marching Band, the Providence...

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