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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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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RBHS wishes Principal Sirna happy birthday

RBHS wishes Principal Sirna happy birthday

Bailey Stover April 12, 2020

Even in the midst of a stay at home order and the coronavirus pandemic, RBHS comes together to wish its principal, Jacob Sirna, a happy birthday. Some messages are short, others are long, but each is heartfelt...

Art by Snowy Li

Online classes allow for procrastination, cheating

The Rock and Bearing News Staff January 14, 2020

Missouri introduced the Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program in 2019, expanding the amount of online classes students can take to a virtually infinite amount. The bill benefits schools that...

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...

Police investigate threatening bathroom wall graffiti (Updated)

Police investigate threatening bathroom wall graffiti (Updated)

Ann Fitzmaurice April 15, 2019

t approximately 12:15 p.m. today, a student reported threatening graffiti on one of the stall walls of a RBHS boys’ bathroom, according to a statement RBHS Principal Dr. Jennifer Rukstad emailed to teachers...

School administrations vs. bullys

School administrations vs. bullys

Jordyn Thompson April 12, 2019

From the documentary Bully on Netflix, Jordyn Thompson talks about the horrific bullying stories of children who have committed suicide or deal with abuse at school every day. She strongly pushes that...

School administrations vs. bullys

School administrations vs. bully’s

Jordyn Thompson April 12, 2019

From the documentary Bully on Netflix, Jordyn Thompson talks about the horrific bullying stories of children who have committed suicide or deal with abuse at school every day. She strongly pushes that...

Fire department helps students out of stuck elevator

Fire department helps students out of stuck elevator

Emily Oba March 12, 2019

n Tuesday, March 12 around 10:10 a.m. the fire department arrived responding to a call about two RBHS students stuck in the elevator by the math classrooms. “The elevator malfunctioned, it just stopped...

Universities manipulate students for profits

Universities manipulate students for profits

Jordyn Thompson December 10, 2018

There are about 19.9 million students that enrolled in an American university in the fall of 2018, according to the National Organization of Education Statistics. This indicates about $34.740 billion is...

Photo by Emily Franke

CPS changes Algebra 1 course availability

Ji-Sung Lee December 9, 2018

As of the 2018-19 school year, sixth graders can no longer enroll in Algebra 1.  Dana Hibbard, Columbia Public Schools (CPS) mathematics coordinator, said CPS administration made the decision. The change...

Art by Valeria Velasquez

Scoring high: test results continue to shape future

Emily Oba October 15, 2018

Individuals are responsible for their own lives and can choose to do what they want with them. Whether that means taking school seriously or going with the flow, the decision is one’s own, personal choice. Nevertheless,...

Homeless Columbian James Allen sits on the corner of Broadway and 10th street in downtown Columbia asking for money. Photo by George Frey.

Columbia Public Schools opens eyes on homelessness

George Frey October 5, 2018

ALONE: Homeless senior citizen James Allan sits under the beating sun on the corner of 10th Street and Broadway, holding a sign which reads, ‘homeless please help,’ with a small plastic cup by his...

American students should not take education for granted

American students should not take education for granted

Katie Whaley September 26, 2018

Teenagers celebrate snow days, anticipate scheduled breaks and can hardly be more excited than when summer rolls around; it says so on their social medias. Snapchat stories, spam accounts and group chats...

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