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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

Bearing News

Partnership teaching shapes classrooms

Partnership teaching shapes classrooms

Sarah Ding September 19, 2019
Team-teaching is a concept important to the structure of the RBHS Civics Studies Department. Holly Kerns, an Advanced Placement (AP) Language and Composition teacher, works with AP U.S. teacher Kimberley Metcalf.
Teacher Profiles: Ben Niewoehner

Teacher Profiles: Ben Niewoehner

Parker Boone September 18, 2019
In the first episode of "Teacher Profiles," Parker delves into Ben Niewoehner's life and what it means to him to be a teacher at RBHS.
Stacked textbooks on a table.

Physical textbooks worth the weight

Anjali Noel Ramesh September 18, 2019

The online world can be extremely distracting. The new version of Papa’s Freezeria or the addicting Buzzfeed quizzes are almost irresistible during a dull school reading assignment. When homework comes...

The first time I brought home a dog - Kimberley Guzman

The first time I brought home a dog – Kimberley Guzman

Maddie Marrero September 18, 2019
Kimberly Guzman talks about bringing a dog home for the first time.
Nostalgia nurtures memory of first concert experience

Nostalgia nurtures memory of first concert experience

Rachel Stevens September 18, 2019

I sat in my drummer, Erin Krewson’s, beat up stick shift, in the humid air, dripping in sweat. She and I, alongside the rest of our band, Violence of the Violets, were heading to Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater...

Roadside habitats installed to revive pollinator populations

Roadside habitats installed to revive pollinator populations

Will Cover September 18, 2019
The City of Columbia Public Works Department is creating pollinator habitats along roadsides throughout Columbia to reinvigorate local pollinator populations.
Successful snapshot strengthens self-confidence

Successful snapshot strengthens self-confidence

Ana Manzano September 17, 2019
With self-confidence and a steady hand, photographer Ana Manzano captured the golden glow of the sun filtering across the forest in Capen Park.

Declining Bruins fall to Battle in third straight loss

Elliot Bachrach September 14, 2019
As the Battle Spartans took a knee to run out the clock, a dejected Bruin team dispersed throughout the field to shake hands with its crosstown rivals. After the display of sportsmanship, the home squad scattered to the end zone near the scoreboard.
Photo from Envato Elements

Single-payer healthcare and Medicare for all explained

Sarah Ding September 12, 2019
When my sister asked what he thought about the Canadian healthcare system, I expected his face to light up as he talked about the amazing benefits or at least an approving nod because, after all, the only thing I knew about Canadian politics is that the healthcare is excellent. Instead, he shook his head heartily and said, “No, it’s no good.”
Hurtling over the defender, senior Will Norris avoids the tackle. Continuing to run another 4 yards and completing a first down.

Tackle football harms outweigh benefits, should be banned in high school

Will Cover September 10, 2019
For the best interest of protecting its students, and encouraging an environment focused on education rather than athletics, RBHS should ban tackle football for all students. 
The Bruins pose for a team picture after the Lady Jaguar Invitational on Sept. 3, holding their trophy and sporting individual placement medals.

Girls golf picks up a second place finish at opening tournament

Maddie Orr September 5, 2019

The girls’ varsity golf team officially began their season at Lakewood Oaks Golf Club in Lee’s Summit Sept. 3.  The team achieved a second place finish with a cumulative score of 346, losing to Kansas...

Labor Day nameplate by Lorelei Dohm.

Labor Day: More than just a day off

Will Cover September 2, 2019

For many students Labor Day is just an extra-long weekend with the potential for a quick family getaway. It serves as the unofficial end of summer, a barrier between the days of wearing white to transitioning...

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