• German exchange students arrive Sept. 22 and depart Oct. 7 and a special assembly will be held in The Huss Auditorium Sept. 23
  • Spanish exchange students arrived Sept. 14 and depart Sept. 25.
  • Senior speeches on 10/1: Henry Vlietstra, Jack Guinan, Ryan Strobel, and Quinn Appert

The Rubicon

[PHOTO STORY] Thursday’s Democratic debate shined light on candidate’s priorities

[PHOTO STORY] Thursday’s Democratic debate shined light on candidate’s priorities

Lucia Granja, RubicOnline

September 13, 2019

The recent debate sparked an interesting conversation for students and raised interesting ideas about the current political climate.

Fewer mentors is a long-awaited change

Fewer mentors is a long-awaited change

Noah Raaum, Creative Design Manager

September 13, 2019

The mentor-mentee program will benefit sizably from a tighter selection process.

[SPA THINKS] What makes you nervous about school?

[SPA THINKS] What makes you nervous about school?

Jenny Ries, The Rubicon

September 13, 2019

No longer on the flexible schedule of summer, homework and time management move into student mindset.

New cell phone pocket policy shifts attention from phones to class

New cell phone pocket policy shifts attention from phones to class

Elle Chen, RubicOnline

September 12, 2019

Though it can be hard to get used to the procedure of using the new phone pockets, it will become a habit that helps us in the long run.

When the Opinion Board returns, students determine its value

When the Opinion Board returns, students determine its value

Lucia Granja, RubicOnline

September 5, 2019

The opinion board will stay, but that choice will prove meaningless if students don't use it.

Are we becoming numb to school shootings?

Are we becoming numb to school shootings?

Sam Hanson, RubicOnline Editor

May 28, 2019

Policy changes at SPA also mirror the national conversation, which is evident in the new discussions around lockdown drills.

Amy Klobuchar 2020: Celebration. Controversy. Confusion.

Amy Klobuchar 2020: Celebration. Controversy. Confusion.

Clara Garner, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019

Amy Klobuchar's announcement to run for president was met with enthusiasm, a little sexism, and brings up the question of values.

[THE THIRD WAY] Goodbye. Here are a few of my wishes for the next few years.

[THE THIRD WAY] Goodbye. Here are a few of my wishes for the next few years.

Kieran Singh, Columnist

May 23, 2019

As The Third Way comes to a close, columnist Kieran Singh looks to 2021.

Your unnecessary comments are hurting those around you

Your unnecessary comments are hurting those around you

Lucia Granja, RubicOnline Editor

May 23, 2019

It’s very damaging to receive feedback about something that you can’t change.

College denial letters show everyone is human

College denial letters show everyone is human

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline Editor

May 22, 2019

Leaving a lasting legacy, seniors have displayed their college rejection letters on the opinion board. For juniors especially, the letters show that disappointment is inevitable in the college admissions process.

Trumps corruption qualifies him for impeachment

Trumps corruption qualifies him for impeachment

Maren Ostrem, The Rubicon Editor

May 20, 2019

With the Mueller report findings and a Republican call for impeachment this weekend, it's hard to argue that Trump should remain president.

[Mini-Ed] Students should be aware of those celebrating Ramadan

[Mini-Ed] Students should be aware of those celebrating Ramadan

Lynn Reynolds, Production Manager

May 20, 2019

Students should take time to learn what Ramadan actually is in order to strengthen the SPA community.