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American Red Cross comforts first-time blood donors

American Red Cross comforts first-time blood donors

Elle Chen, RubicOnline

February 11, 2020

Although the process of drawing blood only takes 10-20 minutes, the entire process of donating blood takes about an hour total.

Students showcase personal creativity at winter dance

Students showcase personal creativity at winter dance

Elle Chen, RubicOnline

February 9, 2020

Red carpets, it’s all about fashion, fame, glitz, and glam. This year’s SPA red carpet themed winter dance was no exception. Check out some amazing looks from the dance.

Iowa caucus trip offers insights into political process

Iowa caucus trip offers insights into political process

Melissa Nie, Director of RubicOnline

February 6, 2020

Students saw Sen. Amy Klobuchar speak and observed caucus precincts across Decorah.

Superbowl ads: a look at the top hits of 2020

Superbowl ads: a look at the top hits of 2020

Will Schavee, RubicOnline

February 3, 2020

The top 10 superbowl ads of 2020 with many celebrities featuring in the expensive but popular ads.

Intercultural Club hosts MLK assembly discussion

Intercultural Club hosts MLK assembly discussion

Annika Rock, RubicOnline

January 29, 2020

On Jan. 27, speakers Anthony Galloway and Rose McGee shared their stories and ideas with the students for the annual MLK assembly.

Omar talks foreign policy and historic first term

Omar talks foreign policy and historic first term

Nikolas Liepins, Contributor

January 26, 2020

After being catapulted into the spotlight as the first Somali-American elected to Congress in 2018, Omar launched her reelection campaign Jan. 23.

WWIII? A look back at the events that nearly led to war with Iran

WWIII? A look back at the events that nearly led to war with Iran

Bobby Verhey, Social Media Manager

January 21, 2020

With tensions subsiding, look back at the historical events that led the U.S. and Iran to the brink of war, and the actions that prevented it.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Take advantage of community-organized MLK events

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Take advantage of community-organized MLK events

RubicOnline Staff

January 20, 2020

This MLK day, take one day out of your weekend to truly help make a change in the world.

Girls hockey beats Minnehaha in Tuesday game

Girls hockey beats Minnehaha in Tuesday game

Melissa Nie, Director of RubicOnline

January 16, 2020

United Hockey defeated Minnehaha Academy 11-3.

[ARTS OPINION] Tired of lack of diversity at Oscars? Watch Spirit Awards instead

[ARTS OPINION] Tired of lack of diversity at Oscars? Watch Spirit Awards instead

Liv Larsen, RubicOnline

January 16, 2020

The nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards came out on Monday, and just like every year they came with a lot of backlash.

Health and technology- what’s at risk?

Health and technology- what’s at risk?

Jenny Ries, The Rubicon

January 15, 2020

Within a world that is more digital focused, some students have also struggled to stay focused at school. This year, SPA has placed so-called “phone garages” in many classrooms, where students are instructed to place their phones before class so as to avoid distraction.