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Allowing teachers to carry guns protects students

Allowing teachers to carry guns protects students

A bill is sitting on Gov. Nixon’s desk awaiting his approval for allowing school staff to have a gun in the classroom. It also lowers the conceal and carry permit age from 21 to 19, and it prohibits cities from excluding individuals with a permit from openly carrying a weapon. If this bill becomes law, […]

Golden Gear needs overhaul

Golden Gear needs overhaul

At the fall and winter assemblies individual athletes are recognized for their achievements during their sports season. Athletes are called to the stage and presented with RBHS Golden Gear. Golden Gear is given in the form of a medal, embossed with a bruin head with a green and gold ribbon. After watching the golden gear […]

Mystery mounds discovered in Missouri

Mystery mounds discovered in Missouri

For the past 10 to 15 years the mysterious mystery mound located in the Midwest has been spinning up curiosity among locals. According to websites it’s known as a “hall of records” of sorts. The question is for who made it? The Native Americans? Perhaps the creators are even more ancient than we think. For […]

Stacked up: movies against books

Stacked up: movies against books

I’ve been told to “get out” of a room for multiple reasons, either because of my stupidity, annoying attitude, or just as a joke in reply to my opinions, but the most recent time was because I prefer film adaptations over the original novels. I understand the disappointment behind the remark, but I’d like to […]

Like day schedules, not well liked

Like day schedules, not well liked

      Just hearing the phrase “like day schedule” makes me cringe.   The plan for next year’s schedule is two days of Bruin Block and three days of like-day scheduling per week. After having like day schedules on special occasions like assemblies this year, I want nothing more to do with them.     Bruin Block […]

A listening ear

A listening ear

Last year a piece of my heart went missing.  But it was my ear that was searching for it.  It was the time of day when the sun finally settled down, and the Earth shifted into a feeling of comfort and calmness. The warm cup of tea at my side swirled dusty steam through the […]

Downtown construction requires different location

Downtown construction requires  different location

As the largest city within the region, Columbia has always enjoyed the progressive nature of the University of Missouri-Columbia, the fruits of entrepreneurial businesses and the labor force of both the city’s residents and the surrounding communities. The history of Columbia, is one for which any resident should be proud, and mindful of. The accomplishments […]

Going gluten free without reason

Going gluten free without reason

s the rise of people going gluten free increases, it is hard to tell if it is because of a growing amount of people diagnosed with celiac disease or consumers jumping on the bandwagon of the trendy gluten free diet. According to market research from Mintel, out of the people who make up the $4.2 […]

Former rivals become teammates for new year

Former rivals become teammates for new year

Seventeen-year-old junior Kole Hinton was among the select group of students whose expectations of their high school years changed alongside the redrawn school district lines in 2013. Hinton spent his sophomore year at RBHS playing football and track, expecting to keep participating  these sports as a Bruin until he graduated. However, that changed when he […]

Boys can play with Barbies, too

Boys can play with Barbies, too

Ever since I was a little kid, tottering around in pink overalls and my favorite purple baseball cap, I have hated my mother’s comments about what boys and girls should do differently. She enrolled me in dance classes at Columbia Performing Arts Center, better known as CPAC. While I loved the experience and enjoyed getting […]

A life for a life: unacceptable judicial policy

A life for a life: unacceptable judicial policy

Clayton Lockett lay restrained on a steel gurney as a lethal, three-drug cocktail made its way through his system, two weeks ago.  This was supposed to be Lockett’s execution, the sentence he received for his role in the rape and murder of a 19-year-old girl. Instead, his body writhed and convulsed as he fought against […]

Sophomores not allowed to park in parking lots

Sophomores not allowed to park in parking lots

Tomorrow as seniors leave the school for the start of their traditional “senior week” before graduation, more places than the hallways will be empty. Even though their spots in the lot will stand vacant, sophomore drivers still won’t be welcome. Assistant principal Brian Gaub, who is in charge of building operations, said the district does […]

Ode to RBHS

Ode to RBHS

So long dear Rock Bridge, a young motorists’ rage Goodbye dear Rock Bridge, you pubescent cage Ta-ta dear Rock Bridge, to the friends I have made Farewell to my teachers, my path you’ve helped lay Toodles dear Rock Bridge, a place I can’t soon forget Ciao dear Rock Bridge, and all your colorful people and […]

140 characters limit corrupts English language

140 characters limit corrupts English language

nyone who texts or posts on social media sites on a regular basis knows of that person: the one who can’t seem to spell words out or has to use countless hashtags to describe their emotions, the one who has to shorten an already minuscule word to just one symbol so it becomes faster to […]

Six dorm ideas, for the thrifty freshmen

Six dorm ideas, for the thrifty freshmen

When making up your mind what your dorm will look like, save some space. Make your space work for you like you are working in it. These few, both essential and exploitative Do-It-Yourselves will help make any dorm or new living space feel more like your own. Floating Bookshelves:  Having trouble thinking of ways to […]

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