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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

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Bailey Stover November 1, 2018

In the struggle to care for herself, one student overcomes internal and external turmoil to generate positive self-perception. For legal and ethical reasons, “The Rock” has made the following sophomore...

Age restrictions guide youth

Age restrictions guide youth

Rochita Ghosh February 23, 2018

Lights run low in the hot room, full of dancing teenagers at a house devoid of parental supervision. The partiers pass red cups from person to person, seemingly filled with whatever alcohol the kid with...

Reality Week teaches healthy choices

Reality Week teaches healthy choices

Grace Vance March 25, 2016

After a month of planning, numerous Pinterest searches and a think tank of ideas, outreach counselor Lesley Thalhuber and guidance intern Brooke Smith organized an event called Reality Week. The week spanned...

featured image by Nate Bruzdzinski

Marijuana legalization debate comes to Missouri

Urmilla Kuttikad February 25, 2014

If Rep. Chris Kelly, D-Columbia, has his way, Missouri could join the ranks of Colorado and Washington in allowing recreational marijuana sales. Kelly’s bill, which he introduced one week ago, provides...

Student View: Tobacco

Student View: Tobacco

Sam Mitten December 20, 2013

Almost one out of every five adult Americans smokes cigarettes, with 21.6% of adult males and 16.5% of adult women smoking. These statistics, provided by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, do...

photo by Maribeth Eiken

Lack of E-cigarette policy leads to split decision

Manal Salim December 17, 2013

Negative health implications of Electronic Cigarettes necessitates school-wide ban The Electronic Cigarette is invading America. With millions of users and a booming yet only beginning to bloom industry...

Infographic by Renata Williams

Frowned upon activities bring unfair effects

George Sarafianos December 16, 2013

I never smoked on campus during my sophomore year at RBHS, but all too well I remember those who did. Every day as my school bus approached the northernmost parking lot of RBHS, I would see the same group...

Pop culture portrayal of tobacco, alcohol and drugs influences teens

Pop culture portrayal of tobacco, alcohol and drugs influences teens

Jake Alden April 23, 2013

In an episode of AMC’s Mad Men, advertising executives Roger Sterling and Don Draper lounge around an office after-hours in immaculately fashionable ‘60s suits. Amidst their conversation, Draper takes...

Art by Michelle Zhuang

Seeing the Light: The chance to erase ingrained customs concerns teens

Manal Salim December 22, 2012

When junior Ashley Rippeto starts feeling the stress of her AP classes and various activities outside of school, she knows she has many ways to cope with the tension. However Rippeto always responds by...

A group of traditional Redneck Alley commuters lounge around the alley before class.

‘Redneck Alley’ resents new smoker reputation

Tyler Dunlap November 17, 2012

Flannel shirts, big belt buckles, cowboy boots and a pack of Marlboro cigarettes — the throwback John Wayne look. According to senior Jack Clark, there is a familiar section of parking lot in the North...

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