The Rubicon

It’s a pandemic; don’t worry about grades

Everyone seems to be handling the challenges of this pandemic differently. And that’s okay.

Colin Will, Opinions Editor

May 27, 2020

Everyone seems to be handling the challenges of this pandemic differently. And that’s okay.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Honor social distancing protocols this summer

Keep looking for alternative options for social time. Set up a Netflix party and watch something together; go to a park with masks and stay six feet apart.

The Rubicon Staff

May 26, 2020

Although regulations have been made less restrictive it is important to continue social distancing and limit exposure to others as there is still a long road ahead.

Address racial profiling, white privilege in the pandemic

Address racial profiling, white privilege in the pandemic

Jenny Ries, The Rubicon

May 23, 2020

Many forms of privilege have been highlighted by the pandemic, such as class, economic and job stability, access to healthcare, and technological availability for at-home work.

[PRO/CON] Do synchronous schedule adaptations offer stability or stress?

[PRO/CON] Do synchronous schedule adaptations offer stability or stress?

Liv Larsen and Bobby Verhey

May 22, 2020

Did the May schedule add stability and community? Or did it eliminate 1:1 and homework time?

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Value essential work by staying home and advocating

These essential workers help the rest of the community stay sane and healthy during this unprecedented time. They not only need to be recognized and appreciated, but there should be steps made beyond recognition for essential workers to keep them safe.

RubicOnline Staff

April 28, 2020

There should be steps made beyond recognition for essential workers to keep them safe.

Turning 18 during quarantine: stay at home despite wanting adult independence

With the new independences that are gained from becoming an adult, many 18 year olds want to leave home. With COVID-19, those is now unavailable.

Zekiah Juliusson, RubicOnline

April 27, 2020

This lack of independence is frustrating for many teenagers and is one of their least favorite things about quarantine.

Trump’s response worsened the COVID-19 outbreak

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Lucia Granja, RubicOnline

April 22, 2020

The administration has been working against the virus, but Trump’s actions have cost U.S. lives.

A pass/fail grading system would be beneficial during quarantine

The changes that we see are impacting everyone in ways that we could not have foreseen; adding the stress of needing to achieve high marks on top of that is unfair.

Will Schavee, RubicOnline

April 15, 2020

There is no reason to add extra stress by imposing the possibility of going down one letter grade if students are going to be putting in the time anyways.

Lowering the drinking age would not be worth it

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Henry Burkhardt, RubicOnline

April 12, 2020

Lowering the drinking age would be destructive to society and jeopardize the safety of many individuals. 

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Social distancing is essential to combating COVID-19

In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, social distancing is an act of love.

The Rubicon and RubicOnline Staffs

March 17, 2020

As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Minnesota, reducing social interaction is the only sure way to flatten the curve.