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Bearing News

The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

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Religious perceptions on abortion contradict America’s founding principle of autonomy

October 12, 2021

California passed the Therapeutic Abortion Act on June 14, 1967, becoming the third state that year to drastically revise its abortion legislation after continued pressure from the second wave feminist...

Junior Andrew Copeland passes the ball to his teammate in the boys varsity soccer game against Battle High School Tuesday, Oct. 13. Photo by Desmond Kisida.

RBHS varsity soccer tops Battle High School in unyielding victory

October 15, 2020

Away from their home field, the RBHS boys’ varsity soccer team played Battle High School Tuesday night Oct. 13. The Bruins wanted a win badly, said senior center-back Aaron Vandyke, and they got one,...

Students, staff learn how to adjust to virtual learning format

Students, staff learn how to adjust to virtual learning format

September 22, 2020

Across the country, schools are experimenting with different learning approaches in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, including in-seat, hybrid, and fully virtual options. Columbia Public Schools (CPS)...

A misty-eyed goodbye: Juniors Mara Manion and Elise Henderson embrace senior Ansley Barnes following the conclusion of the meet. After realizing she would never be on a team with Barnes again, Manion broke into tears. Barnes and Henderson quickly hugged her and reassured one other they would always treasure the memories they shared. Photo by Turner DeArmond.

Girls’ swim and dive competes in state championships

February 24, 2020

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On Feb. 21 and 22, the RBHS girls’ swimming and diving team competed in the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Class 2 State Swimming and Diving...

Senior Ansley Barnes glides through the breastroke leg of her 100-yard individual medley Feb. 8. Barnes swam the 100-yard individual alongside her friend and teammate Reagan Richards. The two were laughing through the race, barely getting enough air to continue swimming. Photo by Turner DeArmond.

Girls’ swim and dive competes in Last Chance Invitational

February 10, 2020

On Feb. 8, the RBHS, Hickman High School (HHS), Battle High School (BHS) and Father Tolton Catholic High School (FTCHS) girls’ swimming and diving teams hosted their Last Chance meet at Hickman High...

A dog, Lexus, dozes on the ottoman of the DeArmond household Nov. 17. Lexus is often found here as it is her favorite spot in the house. Previously, her owners would never let her on the furniture, but they have become flexible in her old age.

Pets provide love, strength, stability

November 21, 2019

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Since childhood I have always gravitated toward and found comfort in the company of animals. The wordless support they give and the warm affection they offer instills...

Sophomore Nick Clervi and head coach Taylor Birsa converse during the 20 minute break Nov. 16. In prelims, Clervi posted a time of 55.85 and placed 15th. In finals, Clervi achieved a time of 54.08 and placed ninth.

Boys’ swim, dive team compete in state championship

November 18, 2019

On Nov. 15 and 16, the boys’ swimming and diving team competed in the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Class 2 State Championships at the St. Peters RecPlex where RBHS placed...

Junior Jillian Larkin narrowly dodges a freshman trying to pull her flag. Escaping the close call, Larkin made it all the way to the 10 yard line before losing her flag. The junior PowderPuff team won this game, but  ultimately lost to the seniors.

Seniors defeat juniors to win PowderPuff

November 17, 2019

The football field was filled Thursday, Nov. 14 as 20 senior girls, five football coaches and a few enthusiastic fans danced in a halftime huddle to their anthem: “Boyfriend” by Big Time Rush. Spirits...

Counseling prepares for the College and Career Village (CCV)

Students to explore post-secondary opportunities at CCV

October 8, 2019

As crisp autumn leaves begin to fall, the counseling department prepares for its biennial College and Career Village (CCV) an event offering post-secondary information and tips to students  from 10:15...

Junior Kenji Kuwajima makes his way down the pool in the 100-yard breastroke. Although freestyle is Kuwajimas best stroke, he decided to work on his breastroke at the meet. Committed to improvement, Kuwajima put his best effort into the race.

Boys’ swim, dive team compete in Team Como dual meet

October 6, 2019

The boys’ swim and dive team competed in the Team Como Dual Meet in Columbia Oct. 3 alongside the other Columbia high schools, Hickman (HHS) and Battle (BHS). Originally meant to be a dual meet between...

Zöe and Lux Payne share all their outfits, and they are inspired by their mom who picks them out.

The festival’s most fashionable

October 2, 2019

On Sunday, Sept. 29, the final day of Roots ‘n Blues, attendees walked around hot and sweaty, exhausted in the humid 93°F day. In the dog days of summer, most of Columbia wore whatever outfit they could...

Calvin Street Band guitarist and lead singer Robert Wallace and violinist and backup singer Erica Kallis perform Saturday afternoon at the Roots N Blues N BBQ festival. Band members also include bass player Gregory Gortmaker and nylon string classical guitarist David Nealey. Photo by Bailey Stover.

Calvin Street Band captivates crowds

September 29, 2019

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Listen to the Calvin Street Band's original song "When We Met": Used with permission. During the Roots N Blues N BBQ festival Sept. 27-29, various local musicians...

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