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[STAFF EDITORIAL] Resist parroting parents’ opinions

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Resist parroting parents’ opinions

The Rubicon Staff

February 5, 2020

It's time to ask: "Have I thought through issues, political candidates, and party politics for myself?"

What matters in Israel matters here, too

What matters in Israel matters here, too

Noa Gross, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

There has been little to no mention about Israel’s current political crises by major U.S. news outlets or political conversations at school. 

Give the toxic sleep talk a rest

Give the toxic sleep talk a rest

Mimi Huelster, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

When students humble brag about their poor sleeping habits and justify them by blaming the need to study, it justifies and encourages poor habits.

Does the Lower School really need uniforms?

Does the Lower School really need uniforms?

Tommy Verhey, Staff Writer

February 2, 2020

Uniforms are one of the many controversial topics revolving around school as a whole. Some students, teachers, and parents seem to like them, but at the same time, some don’t.

Cooking and calculus can be equally helpful; life skills should be taught in school

Cooking and calculus can be equally helpful; life skills should be taught in school

Catherine Hooley, Staff Writer

February 1, 2020

If students are taught how to deal with ordinary things an adult has to go through at a younger age, it could lead to more financially successful and less stressed out young adults.

Posthumous music releases: the debate won’t die

Posthumous music releases: the debate won’t die

Jonas Bray, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

From the very positive reaction Circles by Mac Miller received, to the polar opposite reaction for Bad Vibes Forever by X, it’s clear that the music community feels divided over posthumous music.

Virginia rally a win for democracy

Virginia rally a win for democracy

Colin Will, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

Virginia found the perfect balance between freedom and safety: defending both the people and their right to express themselves.

Will the future ever be female?

Will the future ever be female?

Tana Ososki, RubicOnline

January 29, 2020

Little girls all around the world are told that they can do anything they set their mind to—that their opportunities are endless, and that they have just as much brains, will, and power as any man. But in today’s culture, is this even a possibility?

The problem with vaping? THC

The problem with vaping? THC

Will Schavee, RubicOnline

January 29, 2020

While conventional nicotine vapes have been blamed for vaping related illnesses, it seems the real issue is vapes containing marijuana.

Reframe the abortion debate

Reframe the abortion debate

Evelyn Sampsell-Jones, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

Refocus the abortion debate on prevention, not prohibition.

Public figures under fire as Australia burns

Public figures under fire as Australia burns

Lucia Granja, RubicOnline

January 23, 2020

Because they are role models, and have the resources to do so, public figures have a responsibility to take genuine action against issues impacting the world.

Responsible self care includes productivity

Responsible self care includes productivity

Lizzie Kristal, The Rubicon

January 23, 2020

Sometimes the best form of self-care is to sit down and get stuff done.