The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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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

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...

Katy Perry recently lost a copyright lawsuit on July 29.

Katy Perry lawsuit bears troubling implications for the music industry

Brandon Kim September 11, 2019

Katy Perry was unanimously convicted by jury of copying Christian rapper Flame on the bass line of his 2008 song “Joyful Noise” with Perry’s 2013 hit, “Dark Horse,” on July 29, and had to pay...

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

Football is by far the most popular sport in America. A 2018 Gallup poll found football is 37 percent of Americans’ favorite sport to watch, with the next closest sport, basketball, 26 percentage...

Missouri Tigers to play West Virginia today at 11 a.m. Photo by Envato Elements

Humiliating? Yes — but not catastrophic

Elliot Bachrach September 7, 2019

Saturday, Aug. 31 started off as an exciting day for Mizzou fans. The Tigers’ 2019 season opener was set to kick off at 6:30 p.m. in the isolated borough that is Laramie, Wyoming. With the addition of...

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...

ECONOMICS: Businessman holding money in his hands. Photo from Envato Elements.

Understanding the freedom dividend

Isaac Yontz May 24, 2019

A defining problem for 18 year olds within the United States is an increasing amount of college debt. Andrew Yang, former member of the Obama administration and entrepreneur, plans to change that. Yang...

A LOOK INSIDE: Grant Wilson welds metal together to create a trailer for his CACC class, “Ag. Mechanics and Welding Tech.”

On deciding between trade school and college

Ethan Vanderwert May 24, 2019

Every high schooler in America has heard the most heart-aching question: “What are your plans after high school?” In middle school, I could get by with saying doctor or engineer. When I got into...

Plastic bags go further than trash cans

Plastic bags go further than trash cans

Peyton Brooks May 23, 2019

Every year, more than 8  million tons of waste are dumped into the ocean, killing  numerous species of ocean life, according to the Ocean Conservancy Organization. Ocean pollution is not the only issue....

green meadow with Wind turbines generating electricity.

Climate change: closer than you think

Anjali Noel Ramesh May 23, 2019

Warming oceans. Shrinking ice sheets. Rising temperatures. Extreme disasters. The signs of climate change extend from severe melting ice and snow in the Arctic to extreme heat in our very own Midwest....

Air pollution comes from many forms such as factories. The pollutant affects human health and the environments well being. Photo by Envato Elements.

The debate over air pollution

Karina Liu May 16, 2019

Smoke rises from those tall, cylindrical beasts, filling the air with swirls of mercury, lead, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxide. These metals taint the air as they corrupt the pureness that breathes...

Art by Valeria Velasquez

Say no to fines, yes to education

Ben Kimchi May 7, 2019

Distracted driving is indisputably dangerous. Sending or reading a text for five seconds at 55 mph is the equivalent of driving the length of a football field blindfolded, according to the U.S. Department...

Art by Isabel Thoroughman

The price is right: Will pay to play for my children

Katie Whaley May 7, 2019

Why is everyone mad at Lori Laughlin? She was doing what every parent should for his or her children. What is criminal is not her behavior; rather, that she might go to prison for paving the way for Olivia...

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