• The next senior speeches will take place on January 18, with speakers Preston Fares, Emily Schlinger, and Annie Kristal

  • The winter student art reception will take place this Friday, January 11, from 3-4:30 PM

  • The first part of senior retreat will take place on Friday, January 11, from 8:00-11:25 AM

The Rubicon

Increased grammar focus would make for more polished writing

Increased grammar focus would make for more polished writing

Rylan Hefner, Interactive Storytelling Team

December 19, 2018


Filed under OPINION

While many SPA students have lots of experience and skill writing good content, many struggle with grammar, and don’t have a chance in regular english classes to learn it correctly.

English Department continues electives conversation during MEA professional day

English Department continues electives conversation during MEA professional day

Evelyn Lillemoe, The Rubicon Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under NEWS

English department looks to the future with a reimagining of their course offerings.

Meet the Teachers: English Department

Tana Ososki, RubicOnline

October 2, 2018


Filed under VIDEOS

Meet Kristin Collier and Kate Glassman, the new English teachers. The second part in a four part series introducing the new teachers.

Upper School renovations lead to detours and closed spaces

Upper School renovations lead to detours and closed spaces

Lucy Benson and Will Rinkoff

September 9, 2018


Filed under NEWS

As Schilling construction wraps up, Old Main construction ramps up.

Polk will miss students’ curiosity in retirement

Polk will miss students’ curiosity in retirement

Flannery Enneking-Norton, RubicOnline Editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, TOP STORIES

US English teacher Lucy Polk will be retiring from SPA after 34 years of teaching.

Wahmanholm wins 2018 Lindquist & Vennuum Prize for Poetry

Wahmanholm wins 2018 Lindquist & Vennuum Prize for Poetry

Kelby Wittenberg, RubicOnline Editor

May 11, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Dr. Claire Wahmanholm won $10,000 in prize money and will have a collection of her poems published nationally.

QUIZ: Emojis or exclamation points?

QUIZ: Emojis or exclamation points?

Isabel Gisser, RubicOnline Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, QUIZZES

The advent of social media has changed the way people communicate online. Take the quiz to test your knowledge of traditional versus texting grammar, and see which to brush up on.

Keynote speaker Michael Bazzett takes the stage for Book Fest

Keynote speaker Michael Bazzett takes the stage for Book Fest

Kelby Wittenberg, Chief Visual Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Keynote speaker Michael Bazzett talks poetry and prose.

Weighting grades is a heavy issue

Weighting grades is a heavy issue

Isabel Gisser and Flannery Enneking-Norton

March 7, 2017


Filed under OPINION

There are multiple angles to consider in the debate about adopting a weighted system at SPA.

THE VENT: English curriculum should incorporate more essay alternatives

THE VENT: English curriculum should incorporate more essay alternatives

Spencer Allen, Columnist

February 23, 2017


Filed under COLUMNS

Incorporating more alternatives such as book reviews, multigenre projects, and creative writing in the English curriculum will deepen the understanding of literature.

Classical Actors Ensemble will inhabit Huss Center stage to perform As You Like It

Classical Actors Ensemble will inhabit Huss Center stage to perform As You Like It

Clare Tipler, RubicOnline Production Manager

February 15, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The Classical Actors Ensemble will perform As You Like It for SPA on the Huss Center stage on Feb. 15. Students in Shakespeare, ninth graders, and those with period 4 free are welcome to attend.

Basis from a conglomerate of elements necessary to further discussion

Diane Huang, Online Editor and Chief

March 12, 2015


Filed under OPINION

It’s that kid again, the one that didn't do the reading yet insists on participating during the class discussion. Few will take this student seriously because they lack knowledge to form an opinion off of. Yet somehow the student manages to speak more than any other participant who actually read the...