• 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

A new way to learn media

A new way to learn media

Tana Ososki, Interactive Storytelling Team

November 26, 2018

Almost all the students in the high school watch a video at least once a day, and now SPA is offering a class to teach students how to make videos and to understand the process of editing filming, as well as the equipment that goes into making a single video. That is what the Video Arts Class is. It beg...

Mending after the Tree of Life: Jewish students respond to synagogue shooting

Mending after the Tree of Life: Jewish students respond to synagogue shooting

Evelyn Lillemoe, The Rubicon Editor

November 20, 2018

SPA's Jewish community copes with the aftermath of the Oct. 27 Pittsburgh tragedy.

Fall play Every(man) hits audience with truth about modern world

Fall play Every(man) hits audience with truth about modern world

Isabel Saavedra-Weis, RubicOnline Editor

November 19, 2018

Fall play Every(man) confronts the discomfort of inevitable mortality.

For the first time, SMB makes it to Prep Bowl

For the first time, SMB makes it to Prep Bowl

Mimi Geller and Kelby Wittenberg

November 17, 2018

Undefeated Wolfpack team will advance to the Class 4A championship at US Bank Stadium.

Rients signs to play D1 volleyball with the University of Iowa

Rients signs to play D1 volleyball with the University of Iowa

Kelby Wittenberg, RubicOnline Editor

November 15, 2018

Senior Blythe Rients officially signed her contract to play D1 volleyball at the University of Iowa.

First snowfall intensifies Alpine and Nordic capture the flag game

First snowfall intensifies Alpine and Nordic capture the flag game

Liv Larsen and Annie Bottern

November 13, 2018

An annual game of capture the flag between the Alpine and Nordic Ski teams was met with a twist this year as the snow fell on the day of the game.

Mock midterms mirror official election

Mock midterms mirror official election

Isabel Gisser, Production Manager

November 7, 2018

The Nov. 6 SPA Midterms yielded similar results to the state wide election.

Seniors reminisce on lower school days with pumpkin carving tradition

Seniors reminisce on lower school days with pumpkin carving tradition

Isabel Saavedra-Weis, RubicOnline Editor

November 1, 2018

Seniors continue pumpkin carving tradition and look back at the traditions' roots.

Courageous Conversations help students lean into discomfort

Courageous Conversations help students lean into discomfort

Annika Rock, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018

Crammed around a Harkness table, students and faculty sat together to practice how to discuss across difference.

Lagos earns a spot as Mr. Soccer finalist

Lagos earns a spot as Mr. Soccer finalist

Emma Sampson, RubicOnline Editor

October 28, 2018

Senior Eric Lagos was nominated by the Minnesota State High School League for the prestigious Mr. Soccer award.

Hodges promotes project, uncovers history of racial covenants

Hodges promotes project, uncovers history of racial covenants

Mimi Geller, Director of RubicOnline

October 25, 2018

US History teacher Sushmita Hodges encourages her students and advisory to participate in a University of Minnesota research project that reveals racial deed covenants in Minneapolis.

[PHOTO GALLERY] SPARKS defeat biggest rival

[PHOTO GALLERY] SPARKS defeat biggest rival

Liv Larsen, Interactive Storytelling Team

October 23, 2018

The SPARKS Girls Swim and Dive team beat Central 104-82 at their meet on Oct. 16 at Humboldt High School.