The Rubicon

“Save the turtles” and the plastic straw phenomenon

“Save the turtles” and the plastic straw phenomenon

Elizabeth Trevathan, RubicOnline

September 24, 2019

Sure, there are more options than plastic straws, but are they worth it?

Thrifting has momentum as sustainable trend

Thrifting has momentum as sustainable trend

Sam Hanson, RubicOnline Editor

May 7, 2019

With a consensus around the labor abuses and pollution of the fast-fashion industry, however, a new sustainable consumption is growing: thrifting.   

More than captivating colors: the science behind sun rises and sunsets

More than captivating colors: the science behind sun rises and sunsets

Flannery Enneking-Norton and Peter Blanchfield

December 11, 2017

Ever wonder why some sunrises or sunsets are particularly breathtaking? Learn about how seasonal change and air pollution contribute to the painted skies.

Air pollution is serious, but solvable

Air pollution is serious, but solvable

Annabelle Bond, Staff Writer

November 22, 2017

Learn about the causes and consequences of air pollution, and discover ways students can take action to make the air more breathable.