• Ibid distribution and signing will take place in Lilly Courtyard on May 31 @ 3:00 p.m.

  • Film Club is rescheduled to May 23. Come see the adaption of the Stephen King short story, "Stand By Me." 6:00 p.m. Lecture Room.

  • Demolition of the Orway wing begins in earnest on May 17.

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Ice cream trucks deliver treats and a surprising history

Ice cream trucks deliver treats and a surprising history

Nitya Thakkar, RubicOnline Editor
May 19, 2017
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Although ice cream is often thought of as a classic summer treat, it was historically only available for the upper class.

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Study, sleep, or watch anime: students prepare for exams in different ways

Study, sleep, or watch anime: students prepare for exams in different ways

Peter Blanchfield, RubicOnline Editor
May 18, 2017
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Students buckle down as finals approach, but not always to study. Many students stick to unique rituals that they believe will help them succeed on exams.

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Personalized summer vacation: the best activities of 2017

Personalized summer vacation: the best activities of 2017

Isabel Gisser, RubicOnline Editor
May 15, 2017
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Structuring your summer days around engaging local activities will make vacation more satisfying than watching Netflix for the whole break. Take the quiz to learn about different options this summer.

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Tadavarthy wins Germany trip, eager for cultural exposure

Tadavarthy wins Germany trip, eager for cultural exposure

Annie Bottern, RubicOnline Editor
May 15, 2017
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Junior Naya Tadavarthy scored in the 90th percentile on the National German Exam, qualifying for a trip to Germany this summer.

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DIY herb gardens provide cheap, flavorful options for summer cooking

DIY herb gardens provide cheap, flavorful options for summer cooking

Sharee Roman, Photographer
May 14, 2017
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Grocery stores often sell herbs in expensive bundles, but recipes typically only call for a few leaves of an herb. Build an indoor herb garden this summer to save money and reduce waste.

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Infographic: Does SPA have more cat or dog people?

Infographic: Does SPA have more cat or dog people?

Melissa Nie, Illustrator
May 9, 2017
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Students and faculty responded to questions about their four-legged (or no-legged) friends: what type of pet do you have? How many pets do you have?

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Typing proves convenient alternative for some, but not all, types of assignments

Typing proves convenient alternative for some, but not all, types of assignments

Krista Schlinger, The Rubicon Editor
May 8, 2017
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Read more about how students balance touch typing and handwriting in and outside of the classroom.

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Science Museum creates active exhibit for all

Science Museum creates active exhibit for all

Marlee Baron, The Rubicon Editor
May 6, 2017
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Junior Marlee Baron takes a tour of the Sportsology exhibit at the Minnesota Science Museum and shares highlights of the exhibit.

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Students order subscription boxes for monthly surprises

Students order subscription boxes for monthly surprises

Marlee Baron, The Rubicon Editor
May 6, 2017
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For people that want to get food, makeup or other random things but don’t want to spend time going to a store and deciding what to buy, subscription boxes can be a great idea. Subscription boxes are services where, for a monthly fee, a box of items is delivered each month. There are many different ...

Seniors get out of MN, take projects abroad

Seniors get out of MN, take projects abroad

Stephanie Li, The Rubicon Editor
May 5, 2017
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Peter Schavee works abroad at a health non profit for his senior projects.

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Cursive increasingly serves as an art form as daily use diminshes

Cursive increasingly serves as an art form as daily use diminshes

Jonah Harrison, The Rubicon Editor
May 5, 2017
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Students elaborate on their opinions towards cursive.

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Air travel plummets from luxury experience to security nightmare

Air travel plummets from luxury experience to security nightmare

Ellie Findell, RubicOnline Editor
May 4, 2017
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Flying has evolved from a luxurious occasion to a stressful and terrifying one.

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