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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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A standardized test. Photo by EnvatoElements

ACT, SAT cancel April, May exams

Isaac Yontz March 19, 2020

The College Board and American College Test (ACT) company canceled the April 4 ACT and May 2 Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) exams, respectively, March 16; this cancellation comes as an attempt to prevent...

Bet Menen, junior

Bet Menen, junior

Sarah Mosteller February 11, 2020

What do you think is one of the biggest flaws in the American education system? “Speaking specifically on learning and the curriculum taught to us by the teachers … I think the grade system is something...

That’s debatable: Should colleges consider standardized test scores in admissions?

That’s debatable: Should colleges consider standardized test scores in admissions?

Multiple Authors December 18, 2019

Standardized testing gives an equal and fair chance to students Isaac Yontz What do Princeton Review, Prep Scholar, and Kaplan all have in common?  They all make copious amounts of money off study...

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

During the Civil Rights Movement, President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order in 1961 mandating the government to “take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and that employees...

Freshman Walter Anderson works on his sketchbook for art adorned in a tie and overcoat on November 9th.
Photo by George Frey / Bearing News

Students dress for success

Emily Oba November 12, 2018

ressing comfortably for tests may be a go-to for high school students, but studies correlated dressing well can improve performance. A study published by Northwestern University showed when research subjects...

Art by Valeria Velasquez

Scoring high: test results continue to shape future

Emily Oba October 15, 2018

Individuals are responsible for their own lives and can choose to do what they want with them. Whether that means taking school seriously or going with the flow, the decision is one’s own, personal choice. Nevertheless,...

Feature photo by Kat Sarafianos

Universities change standardized testing requirements

Ji-Sung Lee September 22, 2018

trict deadlines, personal statements, essays and teacher recommendations.  The college application process is by no means a breeze. Yet with a recent adjustment, colleges such as the University of Chicago...

Junior Erin Kravichick prepares for the ACT in the media center.

3 letters determine perception of future

Maddie Murphy May 18, 2017

Standardized testing is a controversial topic that has been up for discussion for as long as it has been around. According to the Columbia Public Schools (CPS) Assessment Calendar, high school students...

Students seek help for standardized tests

Students seek help for standardized tests

Emily Oba April 20, 2017

On Apr. 19, juniors will take the statewide American College Test (ACT). The pressures to do well on this exam is not in vain, because it is an important factor in being accepted into college. With just...

Changes applied to standardized testing

Changes applied to standardized testing

Jenna Liu October 7, 2015

In the last few months, major testing companies have made significant changes to their standardized exams. With PSAT, SAT and ACT testing dates just around the corner, such modifications may have sizeable...

Will handwriting be able to endure against typing?

Will handwriting be able to endure against typing?

Nicole Schroeder February 4, 2015

The sounds of students tapping on keyboards fills Jennifer Black-Cone’s Creative Writing classroom. Not one student uses a pen and paper, a sight that is becoming all too common in schools throughout...

ACT to offer online alternative in the spring of 2015

ACT to offer online alternative in the spring of 2015

Ashleigh Atasoy May 24, 2013

Beginning in the spring of 2015, ACT will offer an online option to the traditional written test. In addition to using  a paper and pencil, students will soon have the opportunity to complete the test...

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