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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

An ocean away: Yangchun, Guangzhou

An ocean away: Yangchun, Guangzhou

Riley Kerns March 16, 2020

When I was only a few days old, my birth parents abandoned me. They left me in hopes a passerby would find me and place me in an orphanage.  For the first year of my life, nannies cared for me, along...

An ocean away: Guilin, Yangshuo

An ocean away: Guilin, Yangshuo

Riley Kerns February 21, 2020

Ever since my mother adopted me in China, it had been her dream that one day we would travel back together. Last summer, that dream became a reality.  For two weeks we toured the country. Not only was...

Photo by Eliana Snyder

Hi from HI

Audrey Snyder February 4, 2020

“Aloha and welcome to Maui,” shouted a group of cheerful Hawaiians, waving my family toward them as they awaited our arrival just outside the Kahului airport. Greeting us with wide smiles and bright...

An ocean away: Chengdu, Xian

An ocean away: Chengdu, Xi’an

Riley Kerns January 28, 2020

Last summer I was lucky enough to travel to my birth country, China, with my mom, some of the girls from my orphanage with and their families. Beijing was the first leg of our two-week tour. During our...

An ocean away: Beijing

An ocean away: Beijing

Riley Kerns December 18, 2019

At a young age, the travel bug bit me. Anytime I was out of school on break, my grandparents would take me on road trips, showing me how much there was outside of Columbia. Recently, I have begun to broaden...

An ocean away: Bali

An ocean away: Bali

Riley Kerns November 12, 2019

The first time that I had ever heard about Bali, Indonesia, was from my mom when I asked her where she has always wanted to travel to. After that I paid attention when it was mentioned, by family friends...

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...

An ocean away: Komodo National Park

An ocean away: Komodo National Park

Riley Kerns October 11, 2019

Everyone has his or her own vision of what paradise looks like, from a sunny Florida beach to the snow-capped Rocky Mountains and everywhere in between. For me, paradise is Pulau Sebayur Besar, Indonesia.  When...

An ocean away: Singapore

An ocean away: Singapore

Riley Kerns September 13, 2019

Two summers ago, I took my first big trip. Every year my family traveled within the country to different national parks and landmarks. As exciting as all of those adventures had been, however, I knew none...

Feature photo by George Frey / Bearing News

Columbia Regional Airport struggles, but what can we do?

George Frey January 21, 2019

Columbia, Mo. is growing, no question about it. Between the constant influx of new students at the University of Missouri, Stephens and Columbia Colleges, professors, business owners, scientists, journalists,...

Feature photo by Camryn Devore.

Families welcome students from abroad

Ji-Sung Lee March 28, 2018

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen sophomore Greta Scheidt first welcomed French foreign exchange student senior Marine Carron into her home, she wasn't sure if their personalities would click or how difficult the...

Senior Marine Caron from Tours, France, is an exchange student through the Rotary Exchange Program. Photo by Camryn DeVore

Students travel abroad, acquire cultural understanding

Emily Oba November 8, 2017

[dropcap style="flat" size="4"]F[/dropcap]or some individuals, leaving home to live in another country can be a scary. With new languages, customs and people, studying abroad can seem like being in a completely...

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