The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

Activities ostracize low-income students

Activities ostracize low-income students

Skyler Froese April 28, 2017

Classism prevalent in school activities, attitudes of uninformed students East coast schools filled with potential Princeton eating club members are the prototype for elitism. In media like The Dead Poets...

Photo by Tyson Jamieson

Athletes consult religion to improve performance

Skyler Froese April 21, 2017

A thick blanket of chlorinated air covers the RBHS girls’ swim team. The back-to-back state champions are looking for a miracle, or at least third place in the final event, the 400-yard freestyle relay....

Hopkins takes off on a cool down jog after a rewarding workout on the track.

Track kicks off season at COMO opener

Skyler Froese March 19, 2017

The boys’ and girls’ track and field teams kicked off their seasons with the COMO Opener March 17 at Battle High School. While the meet wasn’t scored for a winner, the Bruins performed remarkably...

Miss Kiet’s Children elicits joy, pride out of viewers

‘Miss Kiet’s Children’ elicits joy, pride out of viewers

Skyler Froese March 5, 2017

The first and final scenes of Miss Kiet’s Children are identical. The only difference between them is that during the closing shot, I felt sadness that such a joyful and beautiful movie was coming to...

The Grown-Ups provides inside look at the struggles of individuals with Down syndrome

‘The Grown-Ups’ provides inside look at the struggles of individuals with Down syndrome

Skyler Froese March 4, 2017

The words beautiful, moving and thought-provoking barely begin to describe Maite Alberdi's film The Grown-Ups. The documentary follows four adults in Chile at a school for individuals with Down syndrome....

I Am Not Your Negro presents effective analysis of racism in America

‘I Am Not Your Negro’ presents effective analysis of racism in America

Skyler Froese March 4, 2017

Before seeing Raoul Peck’s film, I Am Not Your Negro, I had already heard multiple accounts of the deep commotus that the film inspires in its telling of James Baldwin’s life and observations. Indeed,...

Photo by Eléa-Marie Gilles

Social media inspires new trends in makeup

Skyler Froese February 16, 2017

Everyone has something to say about makeup. From a sixth grader asking her mom to let her abuse eyeliner for the first time, to the old woman powdering her face, and all the way up to the highest echelons...

Voter fraud compromises court

Voter fraud compromises court

Grace Vance February 5, 2017

Student Council determined on Monday that the original list of courtwarming candidates had to be amended because of suspected fraudulent voting. Although Student Council announced the names of 11 boys...

Junior Morgan Banker is looking the catalog for choosing her classes for the next year.

How American schools work

Eléa-Marie Gilles January 30, 2017

Hello! I hope you had good holidays and that you’re ready for that new year that’s just starting. I’m back with an article mostly about school in the United States compared to how it is in France. I...

A swimmer representing RBHS competes in the boys 100 yard backstroke at the Last Chance meet. Photo by Karina Kitchen

Lady Bruins place third at City of Roses Invitational

Skyler Froese January 22, 2017

The 2017 City of Roses Invitational did not bloom in the same stunning nature as the same meet last year for the RBHS girls’ swim team. The meet took place on Jan. 20-21 in Cape Girardeau, and the Lady...

Feature Photo by Cassidy Viox

Holiday season inspires compassion for less fortunate

Skyler Froese December 23, 2016

The day after Thanksgiving freshman Riley Kerns rose at dawn. She did not get up for Black Friday deals but to decorate her entire home with Christmas furnishings. Kerns loves Christmas. The music, the...

Unfamiliar dialect should not warrant criticism

Unfamiliar dialect should not warrant criticism

Skyler Froese December 23, 2016

Prejudice is hard to track down. There are some obvious ways that it is manifested, such as violence or racially charged remarks. But in day-to-day life, it is far more nuanced. Discrimination comes in...

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