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Historic battle begins at church

Historic battle begins at church

The saying “live each day like it’s your last” rang true on Feb. 23, 1836. A group of 100 Texans garrisoned themselves in a Roman Catholic mission as a last…

Supporting education: tenure offers job security, maintains standards

Supporting education: tenure offers job security, maintains standards

Effective classroom management arises from experience. A competent teacher’s students will gain 52 percentile points over a year’s time, whereas those of an ineffective teacher will only gain 14 percentile…

Maplewood barn celebrates 40th birthday

Maplewood barn celebrates 40th birthday

Nifong Park theater, which caught fire, is in the process of rebuilding. After almost two years of rebuilding, Maplewood Barn will once again be open. According to the theater’s official…

Story repeaters

Story repeaters

“Oh, my God, the coolest thing happened the other day…” This is how it always starts. Something too awesome, too funny, too awkward happened the other day. From the cusp…

Interns discover jobs, careers

Interns discover jobs, careers

Senior Riaz Helfer spent his summer poring over hundreds of PDFs. The documents were tedious at best, but he trudged on, looking for papers that would meet the criteria of…

Making a statement: girls swimming brings home MSHSAA title

Making a statement: girls swimming brings home MSHSAA title

Over a year ago the high school swimming program was almost cut from Columbia Public Schools’ budget because of low participation. Eleven girls made up the roster. Only one qualified…

Basketball girls seek revenge against Jefferson City

Basketball girls seek revenge against Jefferson City

It has been one year since the Lady Bruins basketball team met its devastating end in the district championships against Jefferson City Jays. It was a narrow loss with a final…

‘Almost, Maine’ provides plethora of love stories

‘Almost, Maine’ provides plethora of love stories

Behind the closed doors of room 408, a world is slowly and carefully coming to life. It’s the world of a little town, said to reside in the uppermost part…

Honor court looks to give students voice

Honor court looks to give students voice

Instead of having administrators hand down punishments alone, seniors Syed Ejaz and Rick Flinn spent six months researching ways for students to have a say in disciplinary actions. With the…

Boys basketball clobbers Smith-Cotton, advances to district championship

After a first-round bye in the district tournament, the top-seeded RBHS boys basketball team (21-4) crushed host Smith-Cotton (9-17) yesterday in the district semifinal game by a score of 63-17.…

CPS updates registration process

CPS updates registration process

Last spring, requesting classes went a little differently for students than in years past. In addition to filling out a course enrollment card, students also entered their requests online through…

3 department chairs retire at the same time

3 department chairs retire at the same time

As the school year begins the final four month stretch, three RBHS department chairs are spending their last days at the school as teachers. Social studies chair Bill Priest, art…

Immigration could trouble Missouri school districts

Sen. Will Kraus of Lee’s Summit recently proposed bill, SB590, looks to combat illegal immigration in Missouri. The bill passed the Senate General Laws Committee Jan. 24 and is now…

Tenure decision still in flux

ublic school teachers in Missouri could be without tenure, the contractual right not to be terminated without cause, if the state congress passes a new amendment to the state constitution.…

Flashy Magic, Part Four

Flashy Magic, Part Four

Opening my cupboards, I look through them. It’s a little sparse, and I feel like eating cereal for dinner in front of my brother is a bad idea. He’d just…

Wrestlers place eighth at state tournament

Wrestlers place eighth at state tournament

As sophomore Sam Crane waited in the tunnel at Mizzou Arena before the final round of the 132-weight class Missouri State High School Athletic Association state wrestling championships, he felt…