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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

Political action, youth involvement necessary to protect environment

Political action, youth involvement necessary to protect environment

Bailey Stover April 10, 2020

[penci_text_block block_title_align="style-title-left"]In 1892, Scottish-American preservationist John Muir founded the Sierra Club. The environmental protection organization now has roughly 750,000 members...

Art by Rachel Stevens.

LGBTQ athletes find community within athletics

Bailey Stover February 25, 2020

In sixth grade sophomore Zachary Willmore said he knew he was gay when he memorized all the lyrics to Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass.” While he doesn’t watch sports often, he said Minaj is the closest...

A student opens an illustrated curtain, as if to enter into a foreign world. Photo illustration by Sarah Kuhlmann, Ana Manzano.

Independence, experience accompany adulthood

Bailey Stover February 18, 2020

When junior Maddy Kovaleski first started driving, her parents got her a bank account and debit card to pay for gas. For the first few months she would get gas whenever it was convenient, not giving her...

Junior William Hormann and senior Mai Gagnon decorate cookies at the Gay-Straight Alliance Valentines Day party after school Tuesday, Feb. 10. Photo by Ana Manzano.

GSA hosts second annual Valentine’s Day party; members express need for increased, positive LGBTQ representation

Bailey Stover February 14, 2020

After school Tuesday, Feb. 11, RBHS’ Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) hosted its second annual RBHS Valentine’s Day party with students from three Columbia Public Schools (CPS) high schools and some middle...

Photo by Sarah Mosteller

Materialistic principles drive consumer habits

Bailey Stover February 13, 2020

[vc_text_separator title="For the love of stuff" title_align="separator_align_left"]Dr. Marsha Richins, a professor in the Trulaske College of Business at the University of Missouri — Columbia, has published...

Loneliness Shadow Art by Rachel Stevens.

People need people

Bailey Stover January 8, 2020

For two million years, humans have interacted with and needed one another to survive. Through physical stability in the past and emotional satisfaction in the present, the necessity of human interaction...

Where the sea meets the sand. photo by Maddie Orr

Is it too late?

Bailey Stover November 22, 2019

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Art by Lorelei Dohm.

Public embarrassment, humiliation detrimental to health, development

Bailey Stover November 6, 2019

When junior Avory Gilbert was 10, she received her scoliosis diagnosis. She had to wear a back brace in sixth grade, and when that did not work, she underwent surgery. Her condition worsened when she returned...

Photo by Maya Bell.

Whistle in the dark

Bailey Stover April 30, 2019

An American is sexually assaulted every 92 seconds, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). Every nine minutes, the victim is a child. The network reported on average there...

Technology by Moy Zhong

Artificial intelligence possesses controversial potential

Bailey Stover April 26, 2019

As with a flipped coin spinning in mid-air, the issue of artificial intelligence (AI) is still undecided as to which way it will land: benefit or harm. On the one hand, an article in Forbes, an American...

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...

Photo by garloon

Spoken language brings power, influence

Bailey Stover February 27, 2019

As soon as children are born they start to cry. In the first year of a life, they will coo and babble, stringing sounds together to form words that relate to their environment, according to,...

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