• The US Winter One Acts will take place on Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. in Huss.

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

The Rubicon

What we inherit: Heckman teaches epigenetic craze

What we inherit: Heckman teaches epigenetic craze

Mimi Geller, Director of RubicOnline

January 17, 2019


Filed under FEATURE

Anyone who has seen Upper School science teacher Ned Heckman teach knows that his enthusiasm for incredible scientific breakthroughs is boundless. He entertains his classes with humor, dramatized actions and wacky analogies. The same is true for epigenetics, a hot topic in the genetics world, according to Heckman. Heckman, who teaches Geneti...

Exploring the scientific benefits of gratitude with apps

Exploring the scientific benefits of gratitude with apps

Andrew Johnson, Staff Trainer

December 27, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Being actively aware of how grateful you are for the things and those that are meaningful to you is essential to maximizing happiness.

Students strategize for math and science exams

Students strategize for math and science exams

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline Editor

November 28, 2018


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With math and science exams approaching, students share concerns and study tips.

SPA Thinks: Math vs. Science

SPA Thinks: Math vs. Science

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline Editor

October 25, 2018


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The addition of the Hugh K. Schilling Center has sparked debate within students: which is better, math or science?

[PHOTO GALLERY] Students enjoy glimpse of change at Schilling viewing

[PHOTO GALLERY] Students enjoy glimpse of change at Schilling viewing

Mimi Geller, Director of RubicOnline

May 29, 2018


Filed under NEWS, TOP STORIES

Students and faculty meandered through the almost finished Schilling Center in an open house on May 29 during X-period.

Beth Seibel-Hunt departs from science faculty after 13 years

Beth Seibel-Hunt departs from science faculty after 13 years

Kelby Wittenberg and Isabel Gisser

May 17, 2018


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Beth Seibel-Hunt will work for a nonprofit organization that sends students to Costa Rica.

Ellis, Hall, and Enneking-Norton add a scientific twist to senior projects

Ellis, Hall, and Enneking-Norton add a scientific twist to senior projects

Jake Adams, RubicOnline Editor

April 23, 2018


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Three seniors will be competing at the International Science and Engineering Fair in May.

Science department offers new electives for 2018-19

Science department offers new electives for 2018-19

Kelby Wittenberg, Chief Visual Editor

April 3, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Starting in the fall 2018, the science department will offer a selection of semester classes.

A giggle or guffaw: laughter soothes stress and bonds students

A giggle or guffaw: laughter soothes stress and bonds students

Claire Hallaway, The Rubicon Editor

December 29, 2017


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Explore the science behind laughter as students share the moments that make them laugh out loud.

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


Filed under FEATURE

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


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

Hugh K. Schilling Center Groundbreaking

Noah Raaum, Videographer

September 27, 2017


Filed under VIDEOS

The ceremonial groundbreaking of the Hugh K. Schilling Math and Science Center took place Sept. 25.