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Welcome to Ask Jake, Bearing News’ first online advice column.

ANYONE can send in questions by either dropping questions into the Ask Jake box in the journalism (room 329), or by emailing the questions to askjake@bearingnews.org. There are, however, a few ground rules:

1. I will not answer anything that isn’t school appropriate.

2. I will answer all the questions I can within the 10 minute time slot.

3. I will NOT read any of these questions beforehand — despite temptation to do so.

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in these are solely of the individual Jake Alden and are not the views of BEARING NEWS, its parent, affiliate or subsidiary companies. Follow said advice at your own risk.

By Jake Alden

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Most modern day science would frown upon Jake Alden still being alive. He has, after all, eaten dog, cat, snake, shark, spider, centipede, ostrich, kangaroo, alligator, and, as a result of one unfortunate accident, human blood. He has also fallen into septic tanks, off of stages, and, somewhat more frequently, out of desks. He has had run-ins with retirement community police and guard dogs, and also high-velocity golf balls propelled by angry patrons of said communities. Miraculously, however, Jake Alden is alive and well, and he's glad to be able to provide you and the rest of society with the latest happenings around Rock Bridge and Columbia as editorials editor for "The Rock" and Bearing News. Cheers. To contact Jake, email him at jalden@bearingnews.org.


  1. “Here’s the question, are you shopping at Dillards? Cuz if so you’re meant for no one.” HAHAHA too funny

  2. “A baby is something that comes shrieking out of you like some jam-covered hobgoblin”


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