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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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Normalization of everything: misapplication of language creates confusion, ineffective activism

Allison Kim November 2, 2021

In the past five years, “normalization,” as a word and idea, has gained currency throughout social media discourse, with people very quickly applying its use to facets of politics and activism. The...

Art by Devin Hall.

Viewers’ perception of social media impacts health

Anjali Noel Ramesh February 28, 2021

A clear and exact definition of body image, according to the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC), is “a person's perception of their physical self and the thoughts and feelings, positive,...

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Clubs use social media platforms to leave lasting impacts

Shruti Gautam December 30, 2020

Every school year, posts from student-run accounts flood Instagram, each representing a club or organization at RBHS. With 96% of students across the nation that have internet access using social media,...

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Web combats global isolation during pandemic

Anjali Noel Ramesh December 28, 2020

By April 8, 2020, 92% of countries around the world had executed some type of quarantine strategy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to National Geographic. Since this date, national and local...

Art by Maleah Gagliardi

Play that pays the bills: Child social media stars subject to exploitation, harm

Allison Kim December 14, 2020

On the 2020 YouTube League list, three of the top five channels with the most total estimated earnings were channels like Kids Diana Show with videos centered around children. Through advertisement revenue...

Social media

Social media

Bailey Stover March 31, 2020

[penci_text_block block_title_align="style-title-left" custom_markup_1=""] Isaiah Spellman, senior “I don’t think people think about what their experience [using social media] is. It’s kind of just...

Social medias falsified depiction of natural beauty cultivates damaging mindsets

Social media’s falsified depiction of natural beauty cultivates damaging mindsets

Sarah Mosteller January 31, 2020

Feeling bored one day, I looked up #naturalbeauty on Instagram and found myself staring at a screen full of women with glowing skin, smooth legs, waxed eyebrows and straight white teeth. After I scrolled...

Agents of socialization forge identity

Agents of socialization forge identity

Anjali Noel Ramesh January 23, 2020

Toddlers knows barely anything of civilization beyond the walls of their home as they begin to walk unsteadily and babble to their heart’s content. Their understanding of happiness, sadness and anger...

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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...

From the streets to the screen

Amira McKee October 3, 2019

The evolution of activism, protest culture in American society While scrolling through Instagram feeds, tapping through Snapchat stories or fumbling through Facebook profiles, one can’t help but stumble...

RBHS students use their phones during a lunch period.

Internet strangers show love

Jordyn Thompson October 29, 2018

Freshman year, I sat with a group of friends, talking about our Instagram pictures and the number of followers each of us had. One of my friends brought up how she wished she got more comments on her pictures...

Juniors forego author speaker event

Juniors forego author speaker event

Nikol Slatinska April 18, 2018

Juniors are opting out of going to an author speaking event for Gabby Rivera at 1:15 p.m. on Friday, April 20 at Hickman High School after deeming some of her tweets and various interview comments as non...

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