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Bearing News Media Network Returning for Fall Sports

Bearing News Media Network Returning for Fall Sports

UPDATE: Kelly Sports Properties will not allow Bearing News to broadcast tonight’s football game. We apologize for the inconvenience. UPDATE: We at Bearing News realize that confusion occurred due to the lack of a video broadcast. Our intention was to broadcast a live stream of the game with the audio over it. However, our videographer […]

Appeal of superheroes never goes out of style

Appeal of superheroes never goes out of style

On the heels of Iron Man 3‘s new trailer, two hours ago on Sunday, March 10, the New York Times reported, Marvel comics would make  ”more than 700 of its No. 1 issues — the first issues of various comic book lines — available free through a redesigned app.” Marvel made the announcement at the […]

Kiss and make up (lesson plans, that is)

Kiss and make up (lesson plans, that is)

Most days, one can find the McSparins and Grahams together in the Advanced Placement Biology room after school, discussing weekend plans, course objectives, shared students and stories about the Graham twins. Both couples’ relationships have flourished at RBHS, the Grahams’ for a decade and the McSparins’ for just a few months. For Valentine’s Day, the […]

A long journey home

A long journey home

On New Year’s Eve, Mr. Gregory Kirchhofer, chemistry teacher, headed for home after two weeks in Tennessee. The trip back took longer than expected but has given him stronger insight on what’s important in life. Warning: contains graphic images.

Safety precautions make last day of semester closed campus

Safety precautions make last day of semester closed campus

At 9 a.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 20, RBHS principal Mark Maus sent an email to faculty detailing the preparations being made to protect CPS high school students and teachers during tomorrow’s school day. The email said rumors surfaced regarding a potential violent act Friday, Dec. 21. Although the email said the district “doesn’t believe any […]

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer through the halls

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer through the halls

As the holiday season rapidly approaches, the hallways are filled with all kinds of holiday warmth, from smiles from strangers and friends alike to cozy and wonderfully tacky Christmas sweaters. Walking through the hallways, I asked people to sing the classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and much to my pleasure, only a couple people declined. […]

Salah Hameed – Iraq

Salah Hameed – Iraq

Listen to Salah Hameed (10th Grade) tell his story. [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/67332768" iframe="true" /] *Some grammatical/spelling edits have been made to allow better understanding. I was born in Baghdad, Iraq on January 22, 1997. My parents are from Kurdistan. Kurdistan is a territory in North of Iraq. My father worked as a taxi driver. My mother […]

Ali Jami – Afghanistan

Ali Jami – Afghanistan

Listen to Ali Jami (10th Grade) tell his story. *Some grammatical/spelling edits have been made to allow better understanding. My name is Ali Jami.  I am in 10th grade.  I was born on August 10, 1996, in Kabul, Afghanistan.  I didn’t see my country Kabul, because I was a kid, I was a baby.  My father […]

Hisham Almedhmadi – Saudi Arabia

Hisham Almedhmadi – Saudi Arabia

Listen to Hisham Almedhmadi (11th Grade) tell his story. [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/67332767" iframe="true" /]  *Some grammatical/spelling edits have been made to allow better understanding. I was born in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, in April 4, 1996. Makkah is a big city, and all Muslim people come to my city and I liked my city. My mother was […]

Tar Nar – Thailand

Tar Nar – Thailand

Listen to Tar Nar (10th Grade) tell his story. *Some grammatical/spelling edits have been made to allow better understanding. I was born in Thailand’s refugee camp. My birthday is January 1st 1995. I have three brothers and two sisters. I lived in Thailand refugee camps, sheltered by the United Nations. I didn’t have money or […]

Su Rah – Burma

Su Rah – Burma

Listen to Su Rah (10th Grade) tell his story. *Some grammatical/spelling edits have been made to allow better understanding. I was born in a Burma refugee camp. My birthday is on June 3, 1996. My family moved to a Thailand refugee camp in 2000. I have one brother and three sisters. My family lived in […]

Art imitates life

Art imitates life

  The podcast brings together the art of three RBHS students, whether a dance for the talent show or a painting of a fascinating medium, showcasing their various inspirations drawn from their own lives. Click here to listen to the podcast. By Maddie Magruder and Julia Schaller

Meet the staff: The role of culture

Meet the staff: The role of culture

A definitive part of the RBHS journalism staff is its lack of homogeneity. The staff is comprised of a diversity of people that contribute to the staff as a whole and make each and every day interesting and filled with a myriad of perspectives. Not only does this diversity affect the staff, though, but it […]

Meet the staff: Halloween stories

Meet the staff: Halloween stories

  [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/65457142?secret_token=s-vIt08" params="auto_play=false&show_artwork=true&color=16e600" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] If you’ve ever wanted to know more about the people behind the stories presented to on Bearing News and in The Rock, look no further! In this podcast, eight of our very own writers and editors share their Halloween experiences with us. These stories range from parties […]

Teen learns from sister’s enthusiasm

Teen learns from sister’s enthusiasm

Click here to listen to Nomin-Erdene Jagdagdorj read her commentary. My youngest sister dresses in skinny pink corduroys and Monster High studded sunglasses, owns a horse on howrse.com who apparently needs to be fed and prepares an iced chai masterfully. She’s eight years old, 10 years my junior. Her bedtime is eight o’clock on weeknights, so […]

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