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Urban camping options and park districts just outside of the Twin Cities provide a number of ways to leave screens and schedules behind. See more details about each campsite in the StoryMap at the bottom of the story.

Pitch a tent. Escape at a nearby campsite.

Maddy Fisher, The Rubicon June 7, 2021
The number of first-time campers in 2020 was more than five times that of 2019. Of the 10.1 million new campers in 2020, 7.7 million attributed their motivations for camping to the pandemic.
This image shows one of the first stages of making pasta. Eventually, these eggs and flower will create tasty pasta!

[FOOD REVIEW] Simple and delicious homemade pasta recipe hits the spot

Salah Abdulkarim, Editor In Cheif May 29, 2021
See how to make homemade pasta, and how it turns out.
Mi-Sant Kitchen and Bakery currently has one Roseville location, but plans to open another restaurant in the Brooklyn Park Area.

[FOOD REVIEW] Mi-Sant showcases Vietnamese cuisine in the Twin Cities

Salah Abdulkarim, Editor In Cheif May 27, 2021
At Mi-Sant Kitchen and Bakery, you can get delicious, fresh Vietnamese sandwiches at almost the same price as most fast food sub shops.
The Academy Chorale singing a traditional sea shanty.

Spring Showcase celebrates student musicians and singers

Zekiah Juliusson, RubicOnline May 26, 2021
This year's virtual Spring Showcase was a chance for students to show their musical work.
In her new album,

[ALBUM REVIEW] Olivia Rodrigo expresses teenage heartbreak in debut album “Sour”

Ali Browne, RubicOnline May 25, 2021
Olivia Rodrigo's new album is at the top of the charts as its relatable lyrics draw young listeners.
The painting is a translated version of a graph Garcia created from data collected by SPA’s admissions office and provided by Dr. Naomi Taylor, Director of Intercultural Life.

[ART REVIEW] Garcia critiques lack of student diversity through art installation

Mimi Huelster, RubicOnline May 19, 2021
In her painting SPA by the Numbers, Garcia uses SPA’s diversity statistics to create a piece reflecting the cost of racial homogeneousness, especially in educational settings.
Based on the South-Korean TV show 굿 닥터 (Good Doctor), The Good Doctor’s main character Shaun Murphy, portrayed by Freddie Highmore, is an autistic medical resident who works at a hospital in San Jose.

[TV REVIEW] The Good Doctor draws new audiences to medical drama

Salah Abdulkarim, Editor in Cheif May 18, 2021
Based on the South-Korean TV show 굿 닥터 (Good Doctor), The Good Doctor’s main character Shaun Murphy, portrayed by Freddie Highmore, is an autistic medical resident who works at a hospital in San Jose.
The Drake Gallery is now showing

Senior Art Seminar opens hybrid gallery show

Henry Burkhardt, RubicOnline May 17, 2021
The 16 artists' work is on display in the Drake Gallery on campus, with a supplemental show, "Atmospheric Pressure" in a virtual gallery.
Kathryn Youngblood, a research engineer that worked on the app development, explains how citizen participation works within the app.

[SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS] Reviewing the Marine Debris Tracker app

Elizabeth Trevathan, Director of RubicOnline May 15, 2021
Citizen science is research conducted by the public. Now, you can aid the fight against plastic pollution by researching it yourself. The Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative, also known as the Mayors of the Mississippi River, partnered with the United Nations Environment Program, the National Geographic Society, and the University of Georgia to create an accessible way for the general public to battle plastic pollution by gathering data along the Mississippi River.
Guacamole is a classic topping, snack or even breakfast item.

[FOOD REVIEW] Look easy? Think again if you’re looking for the perfect guacamole

Salah Abdulkarim, Editor in Cheif May 12, 2021
Guacamole is a classic topping, snack or even breakfast item.

[TV REVIEW] Rutherford Falls balances hilarity with depth of Native American characters

Mimi Huelster, RubicOnline May 11, 2021
“I feel like Native people have always known that we’re funny,” Teller Ornelas said in an interview with Glamour.
[WHERE I STAND] Not afraid of monsters: Monster review 2 Electric Boogaloo

[WHERE I STAND] Not afraid of monsters: Monster review 2 Electric Boogaloo

Adrienne Gaylord, The Rubicon May 6, 2021
For the day’s tasting pleasure I selected a collection of drinks that would bring us on a riveting flavor journey, and once again seek to answer the question, What is the superior flavor of Monster Energy?
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