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SPA competes in debate national qualifier

SPA competes in debate national qualifier

Emma Sampson, RubicOnline Editor

December 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS

On Dec. 8, SPA debate hosted and competed in the annual debate national qualifier.

Fones, McCauley enthusiastic about novice debaters

Fones, McCauley enthusiastic about novice debaters

Lucy Benson, The Rubicon Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The 2018 Debate season fosters a new group of novice debaters.

Jazz Ward excels in SEGL semester away

Jazz Ward excels in SEGL semester away

Emma Sampson, RubicOnline Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under FEATURE

Junior Jazz Ward is spending this semester away at the School for Ethics and Global Leadership in Washington, D.C.

McCauley’s perseverance paid off at debate National Qualifiers

McCauley’s perseverance paid off at debate National Qualifiers

Melissa Nie, Illustrator/Infographics

January 18, 2018


Filed under FEATURE

Junior Olivia McCauley's recent achievement at National Qualifiers is a sweet reward for her tumultuous journey through debate, which made her a stronger person.

Students prepare for Debate National Qualifiers

Students prepare for Debate National Qualifiers

Jenny Ries, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


Filed under NEWS

On Dec. 9, SPA students will go to Debate National Qualifiers.

Two-peat: Askari-Wheaton win state debate (again)

Two-peat: Askari-Wheaton win state debate (again)

Diane Huang, Director of RubicOnline

February 3, 2017


Filed under FEATURE

It's been 30 years since a team has won state debate two years in a row but that didn't stop this dynamic duo from breaking that streak.

Debaters prep for home tournament for national qualification

Debaters prep for home tournament for national qualification

Sophie Jaro, The Rubicon Chief Visual Editor

December 9, 2016


Filed under NEWS

Debaters from SPA aim to qualify for the national tournament in Birmingham, Alabama after competing in their home tournament.

Senior debaters visit MPR studio to comment on first presidential debate night

Senior debaters visit MPR studio to comment on first presidential debate night

Amodhya Samarakoon, Creative Design Manager

September 29, 2016


Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

Raffi Togrhamadjian, Shefali Bijwadia, Noor Qureishy, Sarah Wheaton, Henry Ziemer, Coleman Thompson participate in a live analysis of the Sept. 26 debate night at MPR headquarters.

Debate takes first and second place in section tournament

Debate takes first and second place in section tournament

News in Brief

January 11, 2016


Filed under NEWS, TOP STORIES

This is the 15th consecutive year the debate team has qualified for the state tournament.

Fall Recognition Assembly honors student accomplishments

Fall Recognition Assembly honors student accomplishments

Peter Blanchfield, Staff Writer

December 10, 2015


Filed under NEWS

The Fall Recognition Assembly took place December 7, and honored student accomplishments in athletics, the arts, academics, and publications.

Four SPA debaters win second place in international debate tournament

Four SPA debaters win second place in international debate tournament

Emily Thissen, News Editor

May 8, 2015


Filed under NEWS, TOP STORIES

Four SPA debaters win second place in international debate tournament.