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The Rubicon

Speaking in code: Equality in Tech club promotes inclusivity

Speaking in code: Equality in Tech club promotes inclusivity

Maren Ostrem, The Rubicon Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under FEATURE

Seniors Adelia Bergner and Nitya Thakkar developed the STEM club after attending Hour of Code.

Gender split retreat fails to empower all seniors

Gender split retreat fails to empower all seniors

Ellie Findell, Production Manager

April 8, 2018


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

The Senior Retreat left female-identifying students feeling scared and less than empowered for the potential sexual assault they could face after high school.

Women’s science award recognizes Rucker’s passion for computer science

Women’s science award recognizes Rucker’s passion for computer science

Flannery Enneking-Norton, RubicOnline Editor

February 9, 2018


Filed under NEWS, TOP STORIES

Senior Sabrina Rucker recently received honorable mention for Aspirations in Computing, an award given by the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT).

These gendered halls (pt. 3): the male perspective sees social divides

These gendered halls (pt. 3): the male perspective sees social divides

Melissa Nie, The Rubicon Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under FEATURE

In this third and final installment of the series on gender, male students offer insight into how gender divisions affect their social experiences.

Head of School announces inclusive gender diversity guidelines

Head of School announces inclusive gender diversity guidelines

News in Brief

January 18, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Information sessions will be hosted on the Goodrich Campus on Jan. 29 and the Randolph Campus on Jan. 30

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.

These gendered halls (pt. 2): female voices minimized at Harkness tables and more

These gendered halls (pt. 2): female voices minimized at Harkness tables and more

Melissa Nie, Illustrator

December 27, 2017


Filed under FEATURE

Three female underclassmen discuss the school's attitude toward women. This is the second in a 3-part series on the school experience seen through the lens of gender.

These gendered halls (pt. 1): Datta feels responsibility to educate others

These gendered halls (pt. 1): Datta feels responsibility to educate others

Melissa Nie, Illustrator

November 29, 2017


Filed under FEATURE

Senior Aaron Datta reflects on their bi-gender identity and how they interact with the SPA community. It is the first in a 3-part series on the school experience seen through the lens of gender.

Teacher training adds weight to Gender Sexuality Alliance program

Teacher training adds weight to Gender Sexuality Alliance program

Ellie Findell, Staff Writer

March 10, 2016


Filed under EDITORIAL, OPINION, RECENT STORIES

SPA teachers should be trained to function as allies to students struggling with gender identity and acceptance.

Change in gender inequity is voters’ responsibility

Change in gender inequity is voters’ responsibility

The Rubicon Staff

April 19, 2015


Filed under EDITORIAL, OPINION

In order for gender equity to happen in student leadership, students must take action and vote thoughtfully during elections.

Asking the messy question is essential

Asking the messy question is essential

The Rubicon Staff

January 1, 2015


Filed under EDITORIAL, OPINION

In the pursuit of awareness and acceptance, students have lost sight of the people who are right in front of them: their peers. By accepting those who are different, students have only scratched the surface regarding differences in their own community.

What’s up with all these pronouns?

What’s up with all these pronouns?

Netta Kaplan, Managing Editor

November 1, 2014


Filed under OPINION

Gender. The word itself often brings confusion, questions of how it should be defined and how much it should matter. Western culture has taken an extremely simplistic approach: male or female, masculine or feminine. But it’s becoming more and more widely recognized that gender exists far beyond and...