The Rubicon

[ILLUSTRATED INTERVIEW] He compares life in Taiwan to life in Minnesota

Meet sophomore Calvin He who just transferred to SPA from Taipei American School.

Elle Chen, Production Manager

September 24, 2020

From snowless winters to public transportation, sophomore Calvin He compares his experiences.

New teachers Kritta and Johnson navigate distance learning

New teachers Kritta and Johnson navigate distance learning

Ivy Raya, RubicOnline

September 17, 2020

Will Johnson and Angie Kritta are two of the new teachers joining SPA this year. Johnson is a ninth-grade advisor and the upper school fitness for life teacher. Kritta is the new upper school technology coordinator.

[THEN/NOW] Think pandemic closures are new? Look back a century.

Both the 1918 Influenza and COVID-19 have had big impacts of school life.

Elle Chen and Mimi Huelster

September 17, 2020

Masks on faces. Signs on doors. Public health impacts the ways school operates.

[Q&A] Meet new US math teacher Lauren LeMinh

Here, LeMinh (far right) is at a Gophers game with her two sisters.

Elle Chen, Production Manager

September 16, 2020

New to the US math department, Lauren LeMinh is teaching H Algebra 2 and Precalculus for her first year as a teacher.

Seniors choose de Sa e Silva as featured faculty

Seniors choose de Sa e Silva as featured faculty

Libby Cohen, Ibid Yearbook

June 20, 2020

The class nominated US English teacher Philip de Sa e Silva to be featured in the 2020 Ibid because of the many ways he is involved in school life.

Departing teachers reflect on time at SPA

Departing teachers reflect on time at SPA

Maddy Fisher, RubicOnline

May 29, 2020

As the year draws to a close, seven members of the Upper School staff plan their departure.

How does it feel to have essential worker parents on the front lines?

Raveendran's mother is one of the many medical workers that are currently working to battle COVID-19.

Alexandra Cardwell, RubicOnline

May 26, 2020

In a time of tremendous stress, suffering, and loss, the world’s medical workers, in addition to all essential workers, have been tasked with providing relief to all of those suffering from COVID-19. Meanwhile, the children of these heroes have been fully supportive and inspired by their efforts.

Seniors say goodbye to high school at a distance

A photo from Meitz's senior project documenting COVID-19.

Evelyn Lillemoe, Chief Visual Editor

May 26, 2020

As the year comes to the end Seniors are finding new ways to say goodbye to their friends and experience end of the year customs.

Students maintain community in a variety of ways

Students maintain community in a variety of ways

Ivy Raya, RubicOnline

May 20, 2020

Throughout each grade level, student leaders are putting time and effort into maintaining the SPA community.

Film Club continues movie nights through Netflix Party

Film Club continues movie nights through Netflix Party

Lucy Benson, Rubicon

May 19, 2020

Film Club, known for their Friday night screenings of previously decided on movies, attempts to carry on movie nights through the Chrome extension Netflix Party.

Cohen celebrates Passover virtually via Zoom call

Senior Libby Cohen's table was set for festivities.

Jenny Ries, The Rubicon

May 12, 2020

In the context of COVID-19, many Jewish families have had to get creative in order to keep the holiday alive.