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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Staff Members 2017-2018


Senior Rochita Ghosh, entering her third year in the journalism department, is the Business Manager and co-Editor-in-Chief of The Rock and Bearing News. She balances her responsibilities with her leadership role in Science Olympiad and volunteering for Relay for Life and Mini MizzouThon.
Elad Gov-Ari comes from a lineage of great Rock Bridge journalist and looks to blaze a trail of his own. Despite being the Arts and Entertainment editor, Elad is able to cover any subject in the journalism department.
This year, Nikol is a senior at Rock Bridge. Aside from her position as Editor-In-Chief, she is also the commentaries and blogs editor of The Rock. Her hobbies include shopping, watching reality television and painting her nails. She loves her Pomeranian, Finn, very much.

Section Editors

Ann Fitzmaurice is the in-depths editor for the RBHS journalism department. Along with journalism, she is in the front ensemble in the marching band and plays bassoon in wind symphony. She is also a Young Democrats president, GGO member and hardworking AP student.
Emily Oba is a junior and a returning staff member of The Rock and BearingNews. She is the Sports section editor and a Bruin varsity cheerleader. Her spare time is usually spent with her friends and family.
Faaris Khan stands as The Rock's Editorial Editor in his final year as a high school student. When not pursuing his journalistic endeavors, he loves to watch basketball and spend time with his loved ones.
Ji-Sung Lee is a junior and the feature section editor for The Rock and Bearing News. She also runs cross country and track for the Bruins. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and hanging out with friends.
Katie Whaley is news editor and writer for The Rock and Bearing News. Whaley volunteers with RBRO in the Food Bank and Project Linus units and spreads her creative ideas in the Art club. She spends her free time listening to music, offering emotional support to her friends and attends RBHS plays and productions.
Grace Dorsey is a returning staff writer and the editor of the Health & Wellness section. She works hard at school and enjoys learning. She hopes to make the most of her senior year and is looking forward to college. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her Boston Terriers and going for long walks.

Visual Editors

Cam Fuller is a videographer and staff writer that has a passion for directing, reviewing, and editing. As the multimedia editor Cam takes great care in making sure the website comes out with great quality videos and podcasts all school year long. When he isn’t running around the school with a tripod or listening to music, Cam can be found in the journalism room.
Despite being the youngest artist of The Rock and Bearing News, sophomore Moy Zhong is wonderfully talented and creative. A percussionist in the Emerald Regiment and a hard worker, she enjoys taking photos with her Polaroid camera and listening to indie artists.
A hardworking, intelligent senior, Yousuf has a great passion for photography, Arabic calligraphy, robotics and karate. He is both a member and leader on his FIRST Robotics team, Muslim Student Union, karate, and a board member of Columbia Educational Robotics Foundation. He hopes to pursue robotic prosthetic engineering for victims of war and oppression in the future.

Staff Writers

Allie Pigg is a junior at Rock Bridge and a writer for The Rock and Bearing News. When she isn’t doing homework, she enjoys presiding over the Rock Bridge Key Club, hanging out with friends, watching sports and trying to make a difference everywhere she goes.
A Sophomore. That is very lazy but yet can be determined if I want to be. Definitely not athletic but everyone always assume I am because I'm stupid tall. My passion is music and I will argue with anyone that Drake is better than most rappers today. My phone is my life. Might be weird but my hobby is knowing the new tea about celebrity's lives. (I don't know why but I do). Eventually I want to be a host on a radio or on t.v. Which ever one works out.
Ben Kimchi is a first year writer for Rock Bridge. He is a member of the debate team and chamber orchestra, and enjoys listening to The Beatles in his spare time.
Jacob Sykuta is a junior at Rock Bridge and a writer for The Rock and Bearing news. In his free time he enjoys running for the Rock Bridge Track and Field and Cross Country teams, being with friends, family and his golden retriever, Ella.
Jordan Rogers is a first year writer for RBHS journalism. On his off time he enjoys watching St. Louis Cardinals baseball, and cheering on the Chiefs.
If you aren't passionate about what you are doing, find something you love. For me it's writing and that's why I am here. My name is Jordyn Thompson and definitely obsessed with coffee and Hallmark movies.
Maddie Murphy is a junior and a writer for The Rock and Bearing News. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, catching a good sunset and brewing tea. She also plays softball for the Bruins, but she is really on #TeamJesus.
Ryan Choe is a sophomore at RBHS and is an active member in the RBHS chamber orchestra and boys golf team. In his spare time he can be found watching college and professional sports, practicing cello and golf, and (most often) doing homework.
Siena Juhlin is currently a junior and writer at RBHS. Besides writing, she enjoys photography, shooting videos and playing guitar. One day she hopes to be a traveling journalist, sharing unheard stories of the world.


Carmen Ramirez is a first time artist for Southside Media and senior at Rock Bridge. On her off time she enjoys playing the piano, cello and ukulele, singing, drawing and spending time with her dog.
Isabel Gompper is a new addition and an artist of the Rock's Newspaper staff. In her free time, Isabel plays club soccer and rides horses. She is also a Co-Leader of the Rock Bridges Art club, AHA. Although she maybe new to the staff, she is ready to learn how the journalism world works
Kelsey Morgret is an intelligent and dedicated artist. While she plans to go into chemical engineering, her passion for art lead her to join the staff as an artist. She holds leadership positions in Minimizzouthon, a dance marathon group that raises money for the local women's and children's hospital, and in Mu Alpha Theta, the Rock Bridge's math honor society.
Valeria Velasquez is an artist for Southside Media. She is a proud Nicaraguan, a member of the Emerald Regiment Marching Band, a dedicated AP student and a Chipotle Mexican Grill connoisseur. Despite being a first-time member, she is keen on improving both her art and writing skills.


Camryn is a sophomore at Rock Bridge High school. She has had a love for photography since she can remember, she hopes to continue with her passion through high school. She also plays softball year round and has plans of playing softball in college as well.
Kai Ford is a junior and a photographer for Southside Media. He is a member of Young Democrats, GGO and Student Council. In his free time, he peruses H&M and listens to A Capella.
Maya Bell is a hardworking junior at RBHS with a love for photography and covering all sorts of topics in journalism. While she is not working to maintain her straight A reputation, Maya takes part in the Young Artists Philharmonic and the Chamber Players of the Missouri Symphony Society as the second chair cellist. She is also the co-president of the RBHS Art Club, Art Happenings.