The Rubicon

Students pioneer new (or revitalize old) clubs

Students pioneer new (or revitalize old) clubs

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline Editor

May 16, 2019


Filed under FEATURE

While many clubs have existed in the SPA community for years, some students seek to pioneer new clubs or revive forgotten ones.

[WHAT’S ON MY DESK?] Dye showcases student work throughout her office

[WHAT’S ON MY DESK?] Dye showcases student work throughout her office

Eloise Duncan, The Rubicon Editor

May 16, 2019


Filed under FEATURE

Director of Intercultural Life Karen Dye displays artwork and other mementos from her time at SPA.

Thrifters model sustainability with every (secondhand) step

Thrifters model sustainability with every (secondhand) step

Tana Ososki, Opinions Editor

May 13, 2019


Filed under FEATURE

More and more young people are becoming aware of the importance of climate change. Even though thrift shopping is a small step in the right direction, it’s a step nonetheless.

Thompson Wing opens, students explore

Thompson Wing opens, students explore

Clara Garner, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019


Filed under FEATURE

The school year is boiling down and with a month left the newly renovated Thompson wing is finally been opened.

Lost and found: Rodriguez recounts her dog’s return

Lost and found: Rodriguez recounts her dog’s return

Melissa Nie, Director of RubicOnline

May 8, 2019


Filed under FEATURE

US History and Social Studies teacher Olivia Rodriguez has had numerous dogs over the years, each with their own unique tales.

The secret to the perfect cup of coffee

The secret to the perfect cup of coffee

Bobby Verhey, RubicOnline Editor

May 5, 2019


Filed under FEATURE

It's not uncommon to see students walk around with cups and mugs of coffee. This begs the question: What is the perfect cup of coffee?

Junior chemistry projects inspire creativity

Junior chemistry projects inspire creativity

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline Editor

May 3, 2019


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Juniors work to complete chemistry projects, a month long creative experiment in which students test and analyze chemical problems.

[Q&A] Geller finds joy in journalism

[Q&A] Geller finds joy in journalism

Liv Larsen, RubicOnline Editor

May 2, 2019


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Director of RubicOnline Mimi Geller won Minnesota Journalist of the Year and was selected as a national JOY finalist.

[MY GEEK FACTOR] Welsh’s love for planes opens opportunities

[MY GEEK FACTOR] Welsh’s love for planes opens opportunities

Meagan Massie, The Rubicon Editor

May 1, 2019


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Welsh finds new possibilities and knowledge in the air field.

The story of Erik Flom: an unwavering optimist leaves a brilliant legacy

The story of Erik Flom: an unwavering optimist leaves a brilliant legacy

Amodhya Samarakoon ('17), Aureus EIC

May 1, 2019


Filed under FEATURE

Seniors and faculty begin discuss the Flom Award each spring. This story (Aureus May 2016) offers a glimpse into who he was.

Chafee finds community and career experience in Model UN

Chafee finds community and career experience in Model UN

Lucy Sandeen, The Rubicon Editor

April 30, 2019


Filed under FEATURE

Senior Roan Chafee first became aware of Model UN when SPA alum Stephanie Frisch gave an announcement at assembly in 2016. Because of his interest in policy, he decided to sign up for it to try it out.