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Largest stimulus package in U.S. history passed by Congress, signed by President

Largest stimulus package in U.S. history passed by Congress, signed by President

Nikolas Liepins, Political Correspondent

March 27, 2020

While grappling with economic downturns spurred by the coronavirus pandemic ripping through the United States, the President today signed into law the largest economic stimulus package in American history. The $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act,...

Distance learning begins Apr. 2

Distance learning begins Apr. 2

News in Brief

March 24, 2020

Students will not return to classes in the building, but instead to virtual learning spaces next week.

Minnesota chefs give food away in makeshift market

Minnesota chefs give food away in makeshift market

Nikolas Liepins, Contributor

March 19, 2020

The free market will open again at noon on Friday, Mar. 20, at PUBLIC kitchen + bar (229 6th St E, St Paul, MN 55101).

COVID-19 explained: the problem with hoarding

COVID-19 explained: the problem with hoarding

Elle Chen, RubicOnline

March 18, 2020

COVID-19 has caused many people to feel like they've lost control over their lives. That's why they're resorting to stocking. But how effective is it really?

Unreliable information about COVID-19 spreads faster than the virus itself

Unreliable information about COVID-19 spreads faster than the virus itself

Annika Rock, RubicOnline

March 11, 2020

Many assumptions are being made about the coronavirus, here are some facts to answer your questions.

Economy suffers amidst coronavirus fears

Economy suffers amidst coronavirus fears

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline

March 10, 2020

With fears of the coronavirus surging, stocks tumbled.

USC approches administration to change commencement dress

USC approches administration to change commencement dress

Lara Cayci, RubicOnline

March 5, 2020

White dresses and blue suits may be replaced with mortar boards and gowns.

Spread of COVID-19 shuts down remaining exchange trips

Spread of COVID-19 shuts down remaining exchange trips

Bobby Verhey, Social Media Manager

March 4, 2020

Trips to Spain and Germany were halted Mar. 3 due the spread of Coronavirus.

Sanders rally energizes Minnesota voters ahead of Super Tuesday

Sanders rally energizes Minnesota voters ahead of Super Tuesday

Nikolas Liepins, Political Correspondent

March 4, 2020

Hours before Super Tuesday, presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) rallied Minnesotans in a “Get Out the Vote” concert at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul. After former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN) suspended his presidential campaign on March 1, and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) suspended hers earlier Monday, Sanders i...

Seniors vote in Super Tuesday primary election

Seniors vote in Super Tuesday primary election

Lara Cayci, RubicOnline

March 3, 2020

“I remember, in the 2016 election, I felt so powerless,” senior Anna Snider said. “Having the opportunity to vote and being able to make a tangible change is really cool.”

Campus security tests out new kind of lockdown drill

Campus security tests out new kind of lockdown drill

Lara Cayci, RubicOnline

March 3, 2020

A Shelter in Place drill is on a closed campus; it's not like a regular lockdown drill.