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

Art by Snowy Li.

Coming out for clout disrespects LGBTQ community

Sarah Mosteller January 22, 2020

More than 1,000 hate crimes based on sexual-orientation are reported every year. Historic events such as the Orlando shooting, killing 49 at a gay nightclub, or Stonewall, where police violently raided...

Art by Rachel Stevens

Panic at the VSCO: yet another way to put down girls

Sarah Ding October 11, 2019

If you listen closely in the jungle that is high school, you might hear the howls of screeching chairs pulled out from under desks, the teachers sighing as they grade their 50th assignment of the day or...

Photos by Allie Pigg, Camryn DeVore, Sophie Eaton, Bailey Stover. Illustrated by Sarah Kuhlmann.

The good, the bad and the ugly

Bailey Stover March 26, 2019

Social media use affects adolescent happiness, self-esteem Although today’s adolescents grew up in the age of the internet, the era of social media is more recent than teenagers may realize. Social media...

Illustrated by Sarah Kuhlmann.

Student reflects on social media use, impact on adolescents

Ann Fitzmaurice March 26, 2019

For six or more hours a day, sophomore Kelly Barnes’ life becomes engulfed in an array of memes, television shows and pictures of friends. Despite her choice to spend her time connected online, Barnes...

Art by Joy Park

Social media strengthens relationships

Emily Oba February 24, 2017

[dropcap style="light" size="4"]S [/dropcap]tudents walk down the school halls looking at their phones, constantly checking Twitter, Instagram and Snapchatting their classmates. Some like pictures of couples...

RBHS students, teachers work around Internet blocks

RBHS students, teachers work around Internet blocks

Ji-Ho Lee May 3, 2016

As members of a generation glued to phones and technology, RBHS students typically spend more time updating their Twitter feeds than their history notes. As a result, administrators and Columbia Public...

Administrators discuss student-teacher communication

Administrators discuss student-teacher communication

Jenna Liu January 28, 2016

art by Megan Goyette At a recent staff meeting, Principal Jennifer Rukstad and guidance counselor Betsy Jones spoke with teachers and school personnel about the district’s policy for electronic communication...

art by Maddy Mueller

Rules don’t end when chatting on the web

Renata Poet Williams April 30, 2015

In government, no one questions the reason for separation of church and state. This separation should also exist between educators and students in Columbia Public Schools. Too often teachers give out their...

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