• German exchange students arrive Sept. 22 and depart Oct. 7 and a special assembly will be held in The Huss Auditorium Sept. 23
  • Spanish exchange students arrived Sept. 14 and depart Sept. 25.
  • Senior speeches on 10/1: Henry Vlietstra, Jack Guinan, Ryan Strobel, and Quinn Appert

The Rubicon

[STAFF EDITORIAL] “Hey, RubicOnline: I like this Editorial.”

[STAFF EDITORIAL] “Hey, RubicOnline: I like this Editorial.”

RubicOnline Staff

May 17, 2019

Praise from one’s peers can seem more authentic than recognition in front of the entire school.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Inter-grade mixing vital for senior legacies

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Inter-grade mixing vital for senior legacies

RubicOnline Staff

April 24, 2019

Students must make an effort to reach out to students in all grades, not just their own.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Diversity should be considered when naming buildings

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Diversity should be considered when naming buildings

RubicOnline Staff

March 14, 2019

Names of SPA buildings should represent the values of the modern school community.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Verifying news sources vital to combating misinformation

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Verifying news sources vital to combating misinformation

The Rubicon Staff

February 14, 2019

In an age where the internet dictates news feeds, it is vital that students check facts while casually reading news with the same vigilance as when conducting research.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Blackface will always be an act of racism

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Blackface will always be an act of racism

RubicOnline Staff

February 9, 2019

After numerous blackface cases, we must condemn and call attention to racist behavior.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Let’s connect the dots

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Let’s connect the dots

RubicOnline Staff

December 13, 2018

Confusion surrounds the Connect the Dots activity, but the inclusive intentions are what really matter.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Inclusive communities start with recognizing members’ stories

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Inclusive communities start with recognizing members’ stories

RubicOnline Staff

November 30, 2018

The student ignorance of the community members that do not inherently interact with us has gone on too long.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Students need to show appreciation of teachers through respect

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Students need to show appreciation of teachers through respect

The Rubicon Staff, Editorial

November 20, 2018

Although gender and veteran status impact the degree of respect teachers are given, it shouldn't.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] SPA needs to create a clearer, more detailed sexual assault policy

[STAFF EDITORIAL] SPA needs to create a clearer, more detailed sexual assault policy

The Rubicon Staff

October 28, 2018

To ensure that students understand affirmative consent beginning at a young age, this new policy must span kindergarten through twelfth grade, laying an expectation of consent and building a culture set to dismantle rape culture from the moment students enter our community.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Easy changes promote more current events conversation

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Easy changes promote more current events conversation

RubicOnline Staff

October 17, 2018

It only makes sense that if the community wants more conversation about current events, it would start with utilizing spaces dedicated to student socializing.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Schilling Center guidelines lack clarity

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Schilling Center guidelines lack clarity

The Rubicon Staff

September 30, 2018

SMART Board use with align with expectations when guidelines are clear.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Big words mask true meaning

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Big words mask true meaning

RubicOnline Staff

September 21, 2018

In the classroom, jargon is a way of skirting around uncomfortable topics such as race or gender. Resorting to euphemistic and vague words to discuss, for example, slavery and the American Civil War, is appealing, but harmful to objective learning.