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 Moore shifts into a lunge to get ready for a backhand volley.

[PHOTO GALLERY] Spartan tennis plays in 4A tournament

Nikolas Liepins, The Rubicon June 2, 2021
The Spartans hosted the tournament at home on June 1.
Dean of Students Chantal Thornberry made sure to keep the event a surprise for Principal Delgado. It's safe to say that it was a success.

Upper School screams goodbye to Principal Delgado

Elle Chen and Elizabeth Trevathan June 1, 2021
Delgado thought he was being called to a meeting about Commencement, but was met on the lawn by the students and faculty carrying signs, tossing beach balls, and wearing Delgado pins.
The painting is a translated version of a graph Garcia created from data collected by SPA’s admissions office and provided by Dr. Naomi Taylor, Director of Intercultural Life.

[ART REVIEW] Garcia critiques lack of student diversity through art installation

Mimi Huelster, RubicOnline May 19, 2021
In her painting SPA by the Numbers, Garcia uses SPA’s diversity statistics to create a piece reflecting the cost of racial homogeneousness, especially in educational settings.
A person’s purpose in life is not to be small. The goal should be happiness and true health.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Live a perfectly sized life and allow others to do the same

RubicOnline Staff May 17, 2021
Those who struggle with eating disorders are far from alone: in a group of 100 teens age 16-19, four females and one male will be diagnosed with an eating disorder.
Senior Erin Magnuson cradles the ball during an away game. “I got into both [sports] because my parents played. My mom played lacrosse and suggested [that I] try it, and my dad played hockey, so both my sister and I tried it [too]. I love the intensity of sports and the feeling of accomplishment when I do something well or reach a goal I have set for myself, which is why I really enjoy playing,” Magnuson said.

Senior Erin Magnuson named 2021 Athena award winner

Ali Browne, RubicOnline May 17, 2021
“Sports have made me competitive and driven and have definitely shaped my personality and who I am today,” Magnuson said.
Rowa and Zani, two six-month old puppies from Sgt Pepper's Friends, are ready to be adopted.

Hick travels to Aruba for senior project volunteering in animal shelter

Alexandra Cardwell, RubicOnline May 11, 2021
Hick’s love for animals impacted her senior project. “I have a large amount of love for animals which not only pushed me to choose a biology major, but also to volunteer with them” she said.
“It’s important to act upon DEI work, because improving inclusivity and creating equal rights for everyone will help us advance our community,” said USC and CAS member Audrey Senaratna.

Reflecting on Speaker Day: Continue DEI work

Eliana Mann, Staff Writer May 11, 2021
Even though some actions may feel small or insignificant, rest assured that any contribution to the cause will help.
To raise awareness and learn more about racial disparities within the U.S. healthcare system, junior Kat Braggs sat down to talk with her cousin Jesus Barrera who works in the medical field.

[ILLUSTRATED PODCAST] A healthy society is a better society; Barrera talks representation and disparities in healthcare

Kat Bragg and Elle Chen May 10, 2021
To raise awareness and learn more about racial disparities within the U.S. healthcare system, junior Kat Braggs sat down to talk with her cousin Jesus Barrera who works in the medical field.
Sophomores Ruby and Mimi showing their campaign poster in the hallways.

Campaigning officers use social media to grab voters attention

Zekiah Juliusson, RubicOnline May 10, 2021
Elections take place today after speeches, but a number of candidates have already been talking directly to voters through social media.
[WHERE I STAND] Not afraid of monsters: Monster review 2 Electric Boogaloo

[WHERE I STAND] Not afraid of monsters: Monster review 2 Electric Boogaloo

Adrienne Gaylord, The Rubicon May 6, 2021
For the day’s tasting pleasure I selected a collection of drinks that would bring us on a riveting flavor journey, and once again seek to answer the question, What is the superior flavor of Monster Energy?
Senior Luka Shaker-Check jumping for the ball.

[PHOTO STORY] Boys varsity tennis wins 6-1 against Central

Lara Cayci, RubicOnline May 4, 2021
The Spartans won 6-1 overall as a team; they won all doubles matches and second, third, and fourth singles matches.
[SPA CULTURE] Ep. 3: Talking Literature of Resistance with Minoff and Morrisette

[SPA CULTURE] Ep. 3: Talking Literature of Resistance with Minoff and Morrisette

Lynn Reynolds, RubicOnline May 2, 2021
The Literature of Resistance class recently had a project where students thought about what resistance means to them.
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