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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

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Day 88

Day 88

Bailey Stover June 13, 2020

How long can a nap last for it to still count as a nap? Today is June 13. As I’d intended last night, I slept in until about a quarter after 10 this morning. When I got up, my whole family seemed to...

Art by Snowy Li

Grades, scores create heavy weight for students

Audrey Novinger January 7, 2020

Each semester ends with the arrival of a fateful white envelope concealing a grade report in the mail. Some celebrate its contents while others grimace as they tear open the seal. Although senior Ansley...

FOMO: an inevitable consequence of being a social butterfly

FOMO: an inevitable consequence of being a social butterfly

Maddie Orr December 12, 2019

Is it possible to be in two places at once? Reasonable physics would completely disregard the idea, but teenagers often relish in the thought. Literally rather than rationally, however, one can stay so...

Art by Sarah Kuhlmann

Moving on: the challenges of relocation

Anjali Noel Ramesh October 17, 2019

I doubt I’ll be the first to admit that Columbia’s weather is quite frightening at times. I have yet to find another city where the sun will filter through from the north side of the sky while blackened...

Undying Love

Undying Love

Snowy Li October 4, 2019

        How do your pets affect your mental, emotional or physical health? Let us know in the comments!

Bet Menen (10) working on homework in the Atrium.

The inevitability of high school stress

Multiple Authors May 24, 2019

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A female student sitting at desk and typing on a laptop next to other students writing and working on laptops. Photo from Envato Elements

Students Manage Second Semester Stress

Audrey Novinger May 15, 2019

Around the end of second semester, the school brims with students hunched over laptops and papers deep in concentration and heaving sighs of exhaustion. The never-ending list of finals, EOCs and last-minute...

Survival guide to study locations in town

Survival guide to study locations in town

Camryn DeVore December 15, 2018

he end of the semester nears, students gradually lose their minds this isn’t an exaggeration. Whether or not your final schedule is as chaotic as the student next to you, we all have to deal with the...

Stresses and struggles of gifted kids:

Stresses and struggles of gifted kids:

George Frey September 12, 2018

  According to the National Association for Gifted Children, 3.2 million students were in gifted programs in the United States during the 2011-2012 school year. In Columbia Public Schools, the name...

Of all 417 AP tests being taken, this infographic shows the percentage of which tests those are, according to counseling office receptionist Theresa Geyer: 18.8 percent World History, 12.9 percent U.S. History, 11.7 percent Psychology, 10.9 percent English Language, 7.6 percent Calculus AB, 6.4 percent Calculus BC, 5.1 percent Statistics, 4.5 percent Biology, 4.5 percent English Literature, 4.5 percent Physics 1 and a combined 13.15 percent for Physics 2, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Comparative Government and Politics, Spanish, Art Studio, Microeconomics, Chemistry, Government Comparative, French, Chinese Language, Environmental Science, Latin and Music Theory. Infographic by Melissa Carranza.

Students face upcoming Advanced Placement exams

Isaac Parrish May 14, 2018

[dropcap style="flat"]S[/dropcap]tudents from RBHS will take 417 Advanced Placement exams during the first three weeks of May. Taking AP has become a popular option for juniors especially, but as the time...

Speech, debate team turns stress to success

Speech, debate team turns stress to success

Emily Oba February 15, 2018

[dropcap style="flat" size="4"]F[/dropcap]or senior co-captain Sonya Hu, debate tournaments mean sleepless nights with only three to four hours of sleep. Describing debate as not crazy but strenuous, Hu...

Introducing tapping, an accessible de-stressing technique

Introducing tapping, an accessible de-stressing technique

Maddie Murphy February 11, 2018

[dropcap]G[/dropcap]enerally speaking, students carry a lot of stress. Whether that stress stems from an intense course load, the pressure to fit in or the dreaded college applications, students all over...

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