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Juniors share semester away experiences

Junior Henry Burkhardt stands on a cliff at his semester away trip.
January 22, 2021
Juniors Val Chafee and Owen Pifer share their semester away stories.


In my happy place.
If prompted, I will crawl deep within the IKEA warehouse where I will live the rest of my life in compressed-wood furniture bliss.
January 21, 2021
Some nights I lie in bed, questioning why we’re all plowing through this repetitive cat-trap rat-maze we call life, and then I look at the dresser I built last month, and everything just slides into place.

Democrats control Senate thanks to Georgia runoff

Winners of the Georgia Senate runoffs Jon Ossoff (left), and Raphael Warnock (right), celebrate their victories together.
January 20, 2021
The Georgia vote for senators was highly contested, with both democratic nominees winning the race, the U.S. Senate is now a 50-50 split.

High security and worry around Presidential Inauguration

January 19, 2021
This year the inauguration will be completely different than past years and here's why.

Infantilization of white supremacists needs to stop

White domestic terrorists (aka school shooters) are dismissed as troubled kids who need better mental health resources, while last summer, a young Black girl was jailed for not completing her homework. Information on the Capitol Hill riots was being circulated weeks prior to the event, being written off as harmless, as not actually dangerous. But it was.
January 19, 2021
Time and time again, America has excused its white supremacist tenants.

Top five Rubicon beats of 2020

January 15, 2021
Our top five beat series of 2020.

Top five RubicOnline Beats of 2020

Our top 5 beat series of 2020
January 14, 2021
Our top five beat series of 2020.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Capitol insurrection amplifies white supremacy; every day forward is a day for change

The divide we see between differing opinions and reactions on last Wednesday’s rioting is not a Republican Democrat split but a matter of white supremacy and ignorance.
January 13, 2021
What happened at the Capitol goes deeper than party lines and skin color. To make sure that our democracy is never threatened, the events of Wednesday never repeated, it is time to understand history and our shortcomings.

Top five A&E Stories of 2020

What should schools really be doing to have racial equality?
January 13, 2021
In the unprecedented year of 2020, A&E stories have ranged from recipes to try while learning from home to reviews on the latest new albums.

Top five feature stories of 2020

Both the 1918 Influenza and COVID-19 have had big impacts of school life.
January 12, 2021
Dive in to the top 5 feature stories of 2020.

Top five sports stories of 2020

Top five sports stories of 2020
January 11, 2021
The top five sports stories produced by the RubicOnline staff in 2020

Top five videos and podcasts of 2020

Top five videos and podcasts of 2020
January 8, 2021
In the year 2020, the RubicOnline produced several videos and podcasts covering the SPA community and world as a whole. During a year when everyone was at a distance, the digital age allowed the staff to pivot to video content and produce stories. Here are some of the best.
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