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(From left) Senior Evelyn Lillemoe, senior Aman Rahman, junior Ellie Murphy, and senior Gavin Kimmel sit in a minute of silence in honor of police brutality victim Daunte Wright.

Student protest organizers dissatisfied with admin response

Mimi Huelster, Staff Writer April 19, 2021
Students walked out of class today to honor Daunte Wright, support the Black Lives Matter movement, and voice dissapointment with administration.
Faculty offers workshop sessions for students to engage with race

Faculty offers workshop sessions for students to engage with race

News in Brief April 19, 2021
Students are expected to attend at least one session this week talk about systemic racism, history, and social justice.
A portrait of George Floyd held up in front of Government Center in Minneapolis, MN.

Chauvin Trial: What you need to know

Henry Burkhardt, RubicOnline April 18, 2021
At the end of closing arguments and the start of jury deliberations, here's the path up to the verdict.
Minnesota currently faces a surge of COVID-19 cases head-on. The surge is one of many reasons why the school won't be reducing COVID-19 restrictions soon.

Increased vaccinations will not transform policies

Elizabeth Trevathan, Director of RubicOnline April 18, 2021
Many students are getting the COVID-19 vaccine, however, the increased vaccinations aren't going to change the school's COVID-19 rules.
Sharon Day is an Ojibwe leader, Native American activist, artist and writer from Minnesota.

Speaker Day brings together different perspectives on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Eleanor Chen and RubicOnline Staff April 16, 2021
In a typical year, Service Day would be filled with, well, service activities. However, given the special circumstances of this year, the Upper School Council and Community Action and Service Club presented Service Day a bit differently- rebranding Service Day into a virtual Speaker Day.
Mayor Jacob Frey said he supports the idea of having a bigger approach to public safety yet he still has concerns that this plan would diminish the accountability for the department itself.

City Council seeks new proposal to change Minneapolis Police System

Tana Ososki, RubicOnline April 15, 2021
Seven months ago the department of public safety stated that they would be “ending the Minneapolis Police Department”. Their first proposal to make this statement a reality was blocked by the Charter Commission. Now they have released a second proposal to keep this promise. This proposal will eliminate the department but keeping the police.
Head of School Bryn Roberts sits in his office. “What’s very different from today was that it was one size fits all,” he said about his high school experience.

Head of School Bryn Roberts announces retirement after 2021-2022 school year

Elle Chen, Production Manager April 5, 2021
In an email this afternoon, the SPA Board of Trustees announced that Head of School Bryn Roberts will be retiring at the end of the 2021-2022 school year.
Speaker Day focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion

Speaker Day focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion

News in Brief April 5, 2021
The virtual speaker day Apr. 16 isolates race and explores bias.
Two Excel trucks were called to the scene in front of the Davern entrance of the Randolph Campus to remove the tree and repair the line.

Power outage on Randolph Campus, students released for the day

Elizabeth Trevathan, Elle Chen, and Henry Burkhardt March 15, 2021
A tree knocked down a line on Davern. Uncertainty about when power could be reliably restored prompted the cancellation of afternoon classes.
[The 5] MN COVID-19 restrictions loosen, struggling Duluth providers bounce back, Mount Everest is open for climbers and more

[The 5] MN COVID-19 restrictions loosen, struggling Duluth providers bounce back, Mount Everest is open for climbers and more

Annika Rock, RubicOnline March 13, 2021
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