• Senior speeches this week: Ben Carlsson, Michael Forsgren and Kaia Larsen

  • The US Winter One Acts will take place on Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. in Huss.

  • Assembly honoring MLK to take place in the Huss center on Jan. 24

The Rubicon

Winter essentials: A guide to surviving the cold

Winter essentials: A guide to surviving the cold

Koji Gutzmann, RubicOnline Editor

January 21, 2019


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With the winter nearing its coldest months students should be prepared to face the low temperatures.

Science Alliance offers socialization while pursuing independent projects

Science Alliance offers socialization while pursuing independent projects

Maren Ostrem, The Rubicon Editor

January 19, 2019


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Science Alliance provides a place for students to experiment with many different types of science. They hope to keep their first-place streak going this winter in Science Olympiad.

[SPA HISTORY] Summit School: the beginnings, impact

[SPA HISTORY] Summit School: the beginnings, impact

Ellie Nowakowski, The Rubicon TV Producer

January 18, 2019


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The Summit School, the all girls-school that predates the creation of SPA, is a topic many students don't know.

What we inherit: Heckman teaches epigenetic craze

What we inherit: Heckman teaches epigenetic craze

Mimi Geller, Director of RubicOnline

January 17, 2019


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Upper School Science teacher Ned Heckman shares with his biology and genetics classes the power of epigenetics.

28 years of music: rise of the orchestra

28 years of music: rise of the orchestra

Evelyn Lillemoe, The Rubicon Editor

January 15, 2019


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In her time here, Orchestra Director Almut Engelhardt has seen the orchestra improve and gain many more members along the way.

[PEOPLE AND PETS] DeHarpporte recounts misguided cat lady

[PEOPLE AND PETS] DeHarpporte recounts misguided cat lady

Melissa Nie, RubicOnline Editor

January 11, 2019


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The world of stray cats can be messy, especially when humans get involved.

Making the Emotional Robot: the future of Artificial Intelligence

Making the Emotional Robot: the future of Artificial Intelligence

Tommy Stolpestad, The Rubicon Editor

December 25, 2018


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Members of the community explore the question of whether or not AI can replace jobs that require emotions.

Scent-sational oils gain popularity

Scent-sational oils gain popularity

Elle Chen, Staff Writer

December 22, 2018


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Many students at SPA choose to use essential oils as a natural body remedy, perfume and diffuser scent over other unnatural products.

Childhood trauma leaves impact far past childhood

Childhood trauma leaves impact far past childhood

Sharee Roman, The Rubicon Editor

December 19, 2018


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Learning how to understand, process and cope with difficulties – even tragedies – is a natural part of a child’s development process. But sometimes children get stuck.

[ARTIST PROFILE] Music holds a place in Johnson’s heart

[ARTIST PROFILE] Music holds a place in Johnson’s heart

Jasper Green, The Rubicon Editor

December 17, 2018


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Senior Sawyer Johnson was initially drawn to music through family exposure, but today, he enjoys composing his own music.

The “Loneliest Generation” and the rise of technological life

The “Loneliest Generation” and the rise of technological life

Kat St. Martin-Norburg, Lucy Sandeen, and Quinn Christensen

December 16, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, IN DEPTH

While loneliness has no specific cause, some wonder if the rise of social media has contributed to our generation’s loneliness.

Class leadership councils offer unique skills

Class leadership councils offer unique skills

Emma Sampson, RubicOnline Editor

December 14, 2018


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Class leadership councils begin after ninth grade and offer students the opportunity to foster grade community as well as gain memorable leadership experience.