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[COMMUNITY SERVICE SPOTLIGHT] Soup-er summer: Thomas volunteers at a soup kitchen

[COMMUNITY SERVICE SPOTLIGHT] Soup-er summer: Thomas volunteers at a soup kitchen

Lucia Granja, RubicOnline

March 30, 2020

Sophomore Judah Thomas has been volunteering at a soup kitchen since this summer

Self-care while in self-quarantine

Self-care while in self-quarantine

Julia Baron, The Rubicon

March 23, 2020

With ever-increasing limits on social interaction, overwhelming news coverage, and an overall change to everyday life for all Americans due to COVID-19, self-care is more important than ever. Especially for those in self-quarantine, it can be challenging to maintain positive habits to counter the negative...

[COMMUNITY SERVICE SPOTLIGHT] Mellin relives childhood at Gibbs Farm

[COMMUNITY SERVICE SPOTLIGHT] Mellin relives childhood at Gibbs Farm

Lucia Granja, RubicOnline

March 12, 2020

For many summers, sophomore Ruth Mellin spent her time at camps at Gibbs Farm, a historic site where campers can learn about pioneer life. This summer, Mellin gave back to the farm by interning there. “Over the summer I helped with camps for elementary schoolers[...] for a few weeks,” she said, ...

Jet lag from too much sleep is a thing too

Jet lag from too much sleep is a thing too

Elizabeth Trevathan, RubicOnline

March 11, 2020

The most effective way to "catch-up on sleep" is slow and steady, and spring break provides that perfect opportunity.  

A piece of cake: McKoy’s sweet stress reliever

A piece of cake: McKoy’s sweet stress reliever

Salah Abdulkarim, The Rubicon

March 10, 2020

Whether it’s reading or playing sports, everyone has their own hobbies. For junior Stella McKoy it’s baking.

Journaling benefits mind and body

Journaling benefits mind and body

Salah Abdulkarim, The Rubicon

March 9, 2020

Unlike in movies journaling isn’t always a notebook with the deepest of secrets of young children and their daily encounters. Rather, many people regardless of age love to journal to relieve stress, observe daily changes, or it is something they just enjoy.

Neon lights and civil rights: All Square offers food with purpose

Neon lights and civil rights: All Square offers food with purpose

Mia Hofmann, Staff Writer

March 7, 2020

All Square is a nonprofit organization that seeks to integrated the formerly incarcerated into a meaningful profession.

Reading in color: a synesthesia conversation

Reading in color: a synesthesia conversation

Lucia Granja, RubicOnline

March 5, 2020

Juniors Isobel Alm, Rylan Hefner, and Lucia Granja talk about their experiences with grapheme color synesthesia, which allows them to associate colors with letters and numbers.

[BEHIND THE SCENES] Climate Strike & SEIU fight for family pay raises

[BEHIND THE SCENES] Climate Strike & SEIU fight for family pay raises

Zekiah Juliusson, RubicOnline

March 1, 2020

The MN Youth Climate Strike is constantly hosting and planning climate strikes but not many people know about the efforts taken to plan one. The most recent strike was on February 27 in partnership with SEIU (Service Employees International Union).

What does journalism mean to me?

What does journalism mean to me?

Melissa Nie, Director of RubicOnline

February 29, 2020

It's Scholastic Journalism Week. Staffers from Ibid yearbook, The Rubicon, and RubicOnline share why they love headlines and deadlines.

[WHAT’S IN MY BAG] Magnuson’s goodie bag revealed

[WHAT’S IN MY BAG] Magnuson’s goodie bag revealed

Lynn Reynolds, Production Manager

February 26, 2020

Junior Erin Magnuson's bag carries many sentimental items.

Once in a lifetime: Schubert journeys to the Philippines

Once in a lifetime: Schubert journeys to the Philippines

Melissa Nie, Director of RubicOnline

February 26, 2020

Junior Mia Schubert spent the first part of February helping people in the Philippines with medical aid.