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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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Gloria and Martha Nishimwe were awarded the QuestBridge National College Match scholarship Dec. 1.

Seniors Gloria, Martha Nishimwe earn QuestBridge National College Match scholarship

Sarah Ding December 8, 2020

Senior Martha Nishimwe was at her dinner table on Dec. 1, procrastinating on filling out a scholarship application to University of Missouri⁠—Columbia. At around 2 p.m., an email  popped up in her...

Day 135

Day 135

Bailey Stover July 30, 2020

Take time to notice and be thankful for small moments of joy. Today is July 30. For some reason I keep waking up with bug bites all over my legs. I don’t sleep with my windows open and haven’t been...

Day 134

Day 134

Bailey Stover July 29, 2020

One must appreciate good days when they happen. Today is July 29. I’m starting to get used to waking up early. It’s a nice feeling to have time to eat breakfast and lounge around without running late...

Day 129

Day 129

Bailey Stover July 24, 2020

People can be frustrating. Today is July 24. I am not liking my new pattern of waking up from stressful dreams centered around school. A few days ago I had a dream about missing my move-in date for college,...

Day 128

Day 128

Bailey Stover July 23, 2020

This month is flying by. Today is July 23. Following a long, exciting night of stargazing and watching the Comet NEOWISE, I was tired enough to sleep until almost 10 a.m. For the last several days I’ve...

Day 125

Day 125

Bailey Stover July 20, 2020

Rainy days and Mondays and all that jazz. Today is July 20. I am so glad to be back on a normalized sleep schedule. When I wasn’t falling asleep until late and then waking up at noon, I felt like my...

STUDYING UP: Students of third hour Advanced Placement (AP) US History and Language and Composition prepare for the AP test by taking notes regarding World War II March 12.  Photo by George Frey

College Board moves AP registration to the fall

Anna Xu March 24, 2019

Advanced Placement (AP) registration for tests passed March 8 at RBHS. For the 2019-20 school year, however, College Board pushed the registration deadline forward to Nov. 15. While no payment is due until...

Info-graphic by Moy Zhong

Snow days affect CPS calendar

Jared Geyer March 22, 2019

This winter has been crueler than most to Columbia, which received 16 inches of snow in January and a polar vortex of -40 degree temperatures in February. Columbia Public Schools (CPS) have had five snow...

The price of dreams

The price of dreams

Ann Fitzmaurice December 20, 2018

Parents sacrifice personal aspirations for filial fulfillment Growing up, Shawnna Matteson, an Advanced Placement (AP) World History and AP Psychology teacher, lived in a household that revolved around...

StuCo hosts blood drive

StuCo hosts blood drive

Isaac Parrish October 31, 2018

Student Council hosts a blood drive in the school gym on Oct. 31 (Halloween), 2018. Filmed and edited by Isaac Parrish.

Art by Valeria Velasquez

AP World needs modification, not division

The Rock and Bearing News Staff October 18, 2018

With the College Board’s coming upheaval of the Advanced Placement (AP) World History, this year’s freshmen and every class after may miss out on decades of history education. This past summer, the...

WORLD OF LEARNING: AP World History teacher Shawna Matteson supervises her fourth block class Tuesday as they wrap up the first two units on laptops[0-600 BCE]. Photo by George Frey.

College Board to revamp AP World History offerings next year

Ethan Hayes October 1, 2018

During the summer the College Board anounced plans to refashion the structure of Advanced Placement (AP) World History. The change, scheduled for the 2019-20 school year, intends to split the curriculum...

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