The Rubicon

“Everyone should have a bed.”

“Everyone should have a bed.”

Charles Hickman, Staff Writer

February 15, 2020

My Very Own Bed has donated nearly 2,000 beds to kids in need. Even today, they rely on volunteers to aid their bed-making.

Human trafficking: breaking out of stigmatization

Human trafficking: breaking out of stigmatization

Eloise Duncan, The Rubicon

February 14, 2020

The FBI has identified the Twin Cities as being of the 13 cities in the United States with a high rate of child prostitution due to human trafficking.

International Institute of Minnesota provides hope for immigrants and refugees

International Institute of Minnesota provides hope for immigrants and refugees

Evie Sampsell-Jones, Staff Writer

February 8, 2020

The Institute, which opened in 1919, originally served immigrant women, supporting them and also teaching English and citizenship classes.

True crime: a fascination with psychology

True crime: a fascination with psychology

Melissa Nie, Director of RubicOnline

February 3, 2020

Serial killers, chilling acts, scams, and unsolved mysteries—what makes these things so interesting?

Loppet Foundation promotes outdoor equity

Loppet Foundation promotes outdoor equity

Tommy Verhey, Staff Writer

February 1, 2020

The Loppet Foundation helps underserved youth and families go outside on adventures.

Diving inside the Semester Away application process

Diving inside the Semester Away application process

Melissa Nie, Director of RubicOnline

January 21, 2020

The Semester Away Program gives juniors an opportunity to explore different places around the country.

[10 QUESTIONS] Barocas juggles circus, and…more circus

[10 QUESTIONS] Barocas juggles circus, and…more circus

Will Schavee, RubicOnline

January 21, 2020

Just one circus is not enough for 9th grader Leona Barocas to practice her talents.

Na cooks up a storm of Pah-d Thai for friends and family

Na cooks up a storm of Pah-d Thai for friends and family

Zekiah Juliusson, RubicOnline

January 16, 2020

Cooking is a valuable life skill but not many people teenagers know how to cook well. Sophomore Pah Na has discovered his skill for cooking through experimenting and now loves to share his gift with others. 

Health and technology- what’s at risk?

Health and technology- what’s at risk?

Jenny Ries, The Rubicon

January 15, 2020

Within a world that is more digital focused, some students have also struggled to stay focused at school. This year, SPA has placed so-called “phone garages” in many classrooms, where students are instructed to place their phones before class so as to avoid distraction.

Tik Tok’s exaggerations follow societal trends

Tik Tok’s exaggerations follow societal trends

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline

January 15, 2020

Tik Tok, a trending app that follows in the footsteps of Vine and Musical.ly, features highly exaggerated dance videos and clickbait headlines. But what exactly motivates users to exaggerate?