The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

Photo by Turner DeArmond.

No love lost

Turner DeArmond February 13, 2020

From what I see, for many people my age, February is a month filled with happiness and romance. From what I see, a lot of my peers celebrate Valentine’s Day in a romantic haze; sharing awkward kisses...

Precious possessions offer insight into personality

Precious possessions offer insight into personality

Sophia Eaton February 11, 2020

"Bearing News" withheld this junior's name because the student asked for anonymity. Mostly, she remembers the sting in her nose from the incense her mom would light every time they had puja, a Hindu prayer...

Birthday celebrations bring unwarranted attention, discomfort

Birthday celebrations bring unwarranted attention, discomfort

Ana Manzano January 20, 2020

A crowd of untrained voices sings at me as I sit, visibly uncomfortable, in front of a vanilla birthday cake. Bright frosting and sprinkles lay atop it; and the wax of the candles melts slowly, saturating...

Dressing for others results in dissatisfaction

Dressing for others results in dissatisfaction

Sarah Mosteller December 16, 2019

[penci_text_block block_title_align="style-title-left" custom_markup_1=""]I was ready to start the day, my eyelashes coated with thick mascara, skin hidden behind a mask of foundation, fingers littered...

An alligator emerges from the water on an overcast day, causing the water to appear white as it reflects the clouds in the sky. Photo by Sarah Mosteller.

Self-scrutiny leads to productivity success

Sarah Mosteller November 11, 2019

Soon after Hurricane Michael, the first Category 5 hurricane to strike the contiguous United States since 1992, disrupted the Florida Panhandle during mid-October of last year, my dad's job sent him there...

My friends eye, characterized by her thick eyebrows. Photo by Ana Manzano

Friends’ love, patience lifts animosity at unkind world

Ana Manzano November 10, 2019

The word querencia originates from the Spanish word “querer,” meaning “to want.” Querencia finds its roots in bullfighting and refers to the place in the ring where the bull is the strongest. As...

A green plastic toy soldier covered in sand was lifted from the Delaware shoreline. Abandoned toys still have a telling past. Photo by Sarah Mosteller.

The plight of a toy soldier

Sarah Mosteller October 15, 2019

My family and I went to Bethany beach in July. I didn’t know what to expect originally when my parents told my siblings and me we were traveling to Delaware. I think of beaches when I hear “Florida,”...

Fear of the unknown causes unease

Fear of the unknown causes unease

Ana Manzano October 13, 2019

I’ve found that I gravitate to Capen Rock Park for my photography. The pine trees’ hulking stature has a way of making me feel small; they seem to go on forever. During sunset, light streams through...

Striving to pose naturally

Striving to pose naturally

Camryn DeVore September 23, 2019

“Get the one where I am laughing.” "I can’t be looking at the camera; it's supposed to be candid.” “Let’s fake smile and look at each other.” These are the comments every time I dare offer...

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