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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.
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.
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.

[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.

[DOCUMENTARY REVIEW] A devastating plague, and the activists who fought against it

Lara Cayci, RubicOnline May 5, 2021
How to Survive a Plague conveys the desperation, fear, and determination of the gay community during the peak of the AIDS epidemic.
Although “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” is hardly fresh, it makes for a very compelling relistening experience. It is a clear reminder that Swift has always been a master of storytelling and catchy melodies. The upcoming re-recordings are something to look out for.

“Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” is nostalgic for old listeners, fresh for newcomers

Maren Ostrem, Managing Editor May 2, 2021
Swift had an incredibly busy year, releasing “evermore” on December 11, 2020, less than five months after releasing “folklore.” While “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” may not sound like a cause for excitement, seeing as it’s a re-recording of an album that came out 13 years ago, the re-recording has caused quite the stir.

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, US One Acts bring people together

Lucia Granja, RubicOnline April 17, 2021
This year, One Act directors told stories of DMVs, murder, cannibalism, and Greek gods. Considering COVID-19 restrictions, these short plays were no small feat to organize.
James Lebrecht and Nicole Newnham's Crip Camp is a beautifully composed documentary about the Disabilities Rights Movement.

[DOCUMENTARY REVIEW] “Crip Camp” details the fight to humanize people with disabilities and how it made the world a better place

Jonas Bray, Photojournalist April 17, 2021
"Crip Camp" is a must-see documentary about the disability revolution that occurred in the 70's and 80's.
The last remaining Blockbuster is in Bend, Oregon. The Last Blockbuster follows store manager Sandi Harding and her “Blockbuster family” as she runs the store.

[MOVIE REVIEW] Make it a Blockbuster night… on Netflix

Liv Larsen, RubicOnline March 19, 2021
A documentary chronicling the meteoric rise and even faster fall of the franchise that once had over 9,000 locations across the country, The Last Blockbuster is bittersweet but full of heart.
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