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Teaching with dry ice

Teaching with dry ice

Students in Mrs. Kathryn Weaver’s EEE class prepared a science project to do with RBHS’ community skills class’ students. They made a mixture of soap, water and dry ice … and quite a mess, but the resulting mixture is perfect for making fog and bubbles and demonstrating basic chemistry concepts. [nggallery id=295] Photos by Aniqa […]

The intrigue of pointless photography

The intrigue of pointless photography

Some photography has a purpose — to portray truth, the beautiful along with the not-so-beautiful. Some photography tells stories, delving into the depths of human emotion and memory… and then there’s the photography that exists without purpose, simply because it can. Maybe there’s nothing useful about art photography, but there’s something about the process of […]

Nature fragile as glass

Nature fragile as glass

The snow and resulting snow-days this past week offered an excellent opportunity to explore through my camera lens. My subject was beautifully lit, yet a world blanketed in white doesn’t offer the most vibrant or colorful picture. On the contrary, the monochromatic nature of a snow day lends itself quite nicely to a study of […]

Edible jewelry making

Edible jewelry making

Tuesdays at the Intersection are usually spent doing activities in the kitchen, but this particular Tuesday, we had something a little different lined up. In the absence of our good friend, senior Rasheeq Nizam, core leader for Tuesdays at the Intersection, senior Stephen Turban decided to make Fruit Loop necklaces with the kids — or […]

Dance crews take part in Golden Cow auditions

Dance crews take part in Golden Cow auditions

Golden Cow is an event that has historically taken place at RBHS. Today, hopeful participants had a chance to audition to be in the charity show. Large groups of students gathered outside Room 400, waiting to perform before the panel of judges. Though the judges turn away few groups in the process, it’s a good […]

Columbia’s best kept secret

Columbia’s best kept secret

Leo’s Vintage Clothing and Costume Rental is tucked away in an upstairs suite on 9th Street between Dryer’s Shoes and Coffee Zone. It’s been there for over 40 years and, ironically, boasts the title of “Columbia’s best kept secret.” It’s true, though. If you stopped a stranger on the street and asked him if he”d […]

Unexpected portraits

Unexpected portraits

Today I dabbled in the art of portrait-making with the help of some of my sophomores in advisory. It’s amazing what shines through when you plop someone in front of a grey backdrop with nothing but the clothes on their back and blinding spot-lights in their face. Or perhaps hand them a pair of goggles […]

Pancake house feeds, entertains journalism staffs

Pancake house feeds, entertains journalism staffs

After about an hour and a half on the bus back from the JEA Newspaper Convention in San Antonio, the RBHS newspaper and yearbook staffs stopped at an IHOP in Austin for a late dinner. As we were a large group and the restaurant was understaffed, when the last of us finally got our food, […]

RBHS participates in last football game of the year

RBHS participates in last football game of the year

This past Friday, the RBHS football team suffered another devastating loss to Hickman High School. However, hopes remained high all the way up to the very last moments of the game. The atmosphere was alive with cheering and excited conversation. [nggallery id=191] Photo by Aniqa Rahman

Citizen Jane entertains, enriches Columbia

Citizen Jane entertains, enriches Columbia

Over the past weekend, downtown Columbia came alive as independent women film-makers from around the world gathered to see their works projected onto the big screens of the Citizen Jane Film Festival. An atmosphere of collaboration and discussion was unique to the festival, as contemporary film makers and invested audiences engaged in discussion over the […]

EEE program teaches members valuable lessons

EEE program teaches members valuable lessons

Participating members of the RBHS and HHS Extended Education Experiences communities took a break from their daily routines and instead, journeyed outside for the EEE RetrEEEt Sept. 27-28. Instead of going to school, the EEE students spent Thursday and Friday at Rock Bridge State Park and Rock Quarry Park, learning about leadership, community building, mindfulness and among […]

Intersection members recruit more attendees

Intersection members recruit more attendees

Though the Rock Bridge Reaches Out volunteers at the Intersection planned for a normal Monday of arts and crafts with the after-school crowd, the core leaders at the Intersection had another job in mind for the volunteers. Recently, the number of kids attending the after-school program had been low, so RBRO core leaders and volunteers […]