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Statement of Purpose: BearingNews is student run and updated constantly for the benefit of the population of Rock Bridge High School and the community. The purpose of the publication is to inform, involve, educate, enlighten and entertain our readers fairly and accurately. In addition, BearingNews operates as an open forum for student and faculty expression.
Comment Policy: Comments will be used by BearingNews to further discussion into our school and community and to engage readers. Members of the BearingNews staff have rights to approve or deny any comments to a story. Comments should not contain any provocative language, profanity or any dubious language. The person commenting must enter his or her first and last name and email to communicate with upon receipt of information regarding a story.
Editorials: The BearingNews editorial board, made up of Honors Seminar students, will review all opinion pieces, including staff-written editorials, submitted for publication for use in the opinion pages only.
All opinions expressed in signed works are those of the signer and not necessarily those of the BearingNews staff, the RBHS faculty and staff or the administration of Columbia Public Schools. Bylined columns express the opinion of the author and not necessarily the entire staff.
When a group writes a letter, each person in that group must sign with a valid signature.
Content: The BearingNews staff will write all stories for publication with the exception to works and pieces submitted by the Flashback Yearbook staff, CPS 360, Convergance Journalism: Online Multimedia, and the Journalistic Writing class.
The editorial board will approve the coverage of controversial issues.
Bylines and Credits: BearingNews assigns bylines to every published story to make the responsibility of the article publicly known.
BearingNews will assign photo credits to every photo or group of photos published. Such credits are the responsibility of the section editor and photographer, and they are responsible for the photo and caption as well.
Death of a student or faculty member: BearingNews will handle a student or faculty member’s death as follows: a single column headline reading “In Memoriam;” a standard scan of the student or faculty’s current ID or a picture chosen by The BearingNews staff from the submitted photos and a 200-word obituary, including the student or faculty’s date of birth and date of death. BearingNews welcomes additional submissions in memory of the deceased person.