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Wittenberg continues medical research at U of M over summer

Wittenberg continues medical research at U of M over summer

Lucy Sandeen, The Rubicon Editor
June 3, 2017
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Sophomore Kelby Wittenberg assists a University of Minnesota professor in researching cures for Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa, a skin condition that affects newborns. He began his research in April and will continue through August.

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Environmental forecast predicts increased climate change

Environmental forecast predicts increased climate change

Noah Rice, Staff Writer
June 2, 2017
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As President Trump withdraws from the Paris Climate agreement, scientists verify how climate change is real and students validate why to act now.

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Bird watching keeps Hlavka engaged with nature

Bird watching keeps Hlavka engaged with nature

Nitya Thakkar, RubicOnline Editor
May 29, 2017
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Sophomore Maggie Hlavka has been a recreational bird watcher for many years. She has identified over 280 species of birds.

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Infographic: Students weigh in on climate change

Infographic: Students weigh in on climate change

Lucy Sandeen, The Rubicon Editor
May 27, 2017
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Students in grades 9-12 were asked about their beliefs regarding climate change, including whether it is a pressing problem and if it is solvable. Read more about climate change in the returning Sci-Tech section of the Rubicon.

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A look inside why spring is so refreshing

A look inside why spring is so refreshing

Jenny Sogin, The Rubicon Editor
May 26, 2017
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For many crawling out of a cold, dreary Minnesota winter, spring is a time that brings hope, motivation, and refreshment. People begin to exercise more, work harder, and stay outside to enjoy the weather instead of holing up and watching Netflix. But, what makes spring such a welcoming season?

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Community Service Spotlight: Reedy aids local hunger-relief efforts

Community Service Spotlight: Reedy aids local hunger-relief efforts

Lucy Sandeen, Rubicon Editor
May 24, 2017
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Sophomore Eliza Reedy was inspired by her sophomore service project to continue volunteering with Second Harvest Heartland.

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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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