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While targeting transgender people of any age is already cruel, to target children is downright sadistic. Trans kids are kids. Kids who are just trying to have normal childhoods. Kids who just want to play sports. Kids who just want to be kids.

Let trans kids play

Mimi Huelster, RubicOnline April 17, 2021
19 US states have proposed bills discriminating against transgender child athletes. Let kids be kids.
If an internal voice is constantly sending messages of perfectionism, use spring break to step back and find a healthier inner voice.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Spring into a break from perfectionism

RubicOnline Staff March 22, 2021
Perfectionism plagues both the academic and social worlds. Take spring break as a chance to step back from the overwhelming need to be perfect in your life.
It's easy to get lost in the endless scrolling of TikTok.

Tiktok is corrupting the minds of the youth

Thomas Reinhart, RubicOnline March 13, 2021
Think twice before consuming.
More and more members of the SPA community are getting their first shots, but this does not mean we need to relax our social distancing and masking.

Health protocols are still important after vaccination

Alexandra Cardwell, RubicOnline March 12, 2021
Many members in the SPA community are getting their vaccine, but this does not mean we should relax our efforts to control the spread.
During the spread of COVID-19 there has been a clear increase of hate crimes directed at Asian Amercians.

[RACIAL INJUSTICE] Speak up for Asian Americans too

Tana Ososki, RubicOnline March 11, 2021
During the spread of COVID-19 there has been a clear increase of hate crimes directed at Asian Amercians.
When does comedy cross the line? This question is different for everyone which is why it can be hard to decipher between funny and flat-out offensive.

Dark humor: funny or offensive?

Bobby Verhey, RubicOnline March 10, 2021
There's a point where it crosses the line.
The current setup in the lunchroom contains a recycling bin, as well as one trash can, and two compost bins.

Don’t throw away appreciation for lunch staff

Tommy Verhey, RubicOnline March 9, 2021
The lunch staff has implemented new ways to compost, teach, and save the earth within the lunch room.
Thinking Out Loud is a monthly column by Opinions Editor Jenny Ries.

[COLUMN] Thinking Out Loud: Redefine what art means to you

Jenny Ries, The Rubicon March 8, 2021
If we broaden our definition of art, maybe we’ll find that we’re all artists, just by existing in the world and letting other people know that we’re here.
[LETTER] Feel racial discomfort rather than pushing it away

[LETTER] Feel racial discomfort rather than pushing it away

Race is at the center of our history, our politics, our geography, and how and where we learn.
While there are many fish in the sea, having a few close friends helps fight loneliness and has a positive effect on overall health.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Seek quality over quantity

The Rubicon Staff March 4, 2021
You can still be kind to everyone without being close to them.
Junior Julian Duffy telling one of his favorite dad jokes to make his friends laugh.

It’s true: laughter is the best medicine

Zekiah Juliusson, RubicOnline March 2, 2021
Laughter is a tool that can help people with anxiety, deppresion and chronic pain while having fun and enjoying yourself.
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