The Rubicon

Melissa Nie
Melissa Nie is the Director of RubicOnline. This is her fourth year on staff. Melissa believes that everyone has a story to tell, and high school journalism plays an essential role in sharing the experiences of a vibrant community. In addition to Melissa's role on staff, she serves as a co-captain of Science Alliance and a member of SCLC, conducts advanced scientific research, enjoys reading and drawing in her spare time, and loves to gush about her cat, Coffee. Melissa can be reached at [email protected]

Melissa Nie, Director of RubicOnline

May 02, 2020
Five ways to reconnect with friends through games (Story/Media)
Apr 17, 2020
Seniors reflect on graduating amid COVID-19 (Story)
Apr 08, 2020
[Q&A] Social distancing looks different for every student (Story)
Mar 17, 2020
[STAFF EDITORIAL] Social distancing is essential to combating COVID-19 (Media)
Mar 03, 2020
Students recognized for research at TCRSF (Story/Media)
Feb 29, 2020
What does journalism mean to me? (Story)
Feb 26, 2020
Once in a lifetime: Schubert journeys to the Philippines (Story)
Feb 06, 2020
Iowa caucus trip offers insights into political process (Story/Media)
Feb 03, 2020
True crime: a fascination with psychology (Story/Media)
Jan 21, 2020
Diving inside the Semester Away application process (Story/Media)
Jan 16, 2020
Girls hockey beats Minnehaha in Tuesday game (Story/Media)
Jan 10, 2020
Top five sports stories of 2019 (Media)
Dec 12, 2019
[ILLUSTRATED INTERVIEW] Bishop: a day in the life (Story/Media)
Dec 12, 2019
History of Thought (Ep 1): Ethics and Academic Honesty (Media)
Dec 08, 2019
[STAFF EDITORIAL] Stop allowing (or creating) tech distractions in class (Media)
Dec 08, 2019
Nordic kicks off season with successful meets (Story/Media)
Dec 08, 2019
Disney+ contributes to streaming service problem (Story/Media)
Nov 13, 2019
Heilig hosts mid-afternoon star party (Story)
Oct 31, 2019
Families of color gathering sets goals for future (Story/Media)
Oct 31, 2019
[CONCERT REVIEW] mxmtoon enthralls audience with incredible performance (Story/Media)
Oct 14, 2019
Grand Opening showcases grand achievements (Story)
Oct 01, 2019
[ILLUSTRATED INTERVIEW] Bijwadia: a day in the life (Story/Media)
Sep 26, 2019
A blast from the past: Decades Day revives fashion trends (Media)
Sep 25, 2019
[STAFF EDITORIAL] The trash and recycling system is simple. Use it. (Media)
Sep 25, 2019
The school sees double in Tuesday’s homecoming events (Media)
Sep 19, 2019
Seniors show off school spirit in Spartan auditions (Story/Media)
Sep 18, 2019
[ALBUM REVIEW] mxmtoon captures nostalgic view of love and adolescence (Story)
May 29, 2019
Short-lived Twitter account raises questions about diversity (Story)
May 08, 2019
[PEOPLE AND PETS] Lost and found (Story)
May 07, 2019
Longer campaigns would give students more insights (Story)
Apr 24, 2019
Speaker Day educates students about ethics in science (Story)
Apr 06, 2019
Lower School Science Night inspires scientific curiosity (Story/Media)
Mar 21, 2019
[PEOPLE AND PETS] Wilkens has small dogs with big personalities (Story)
Mar 19, 2019
Hogg speaks out on gun violence at the Westminster Town Hall Forum (Story/Media)
Mar 14, 2019
First kisses and where to find them (Story)
Mar 14, 2019
Liminal SPAces: Diving into spooky spots (Story/Media)
Mar 05, 2019
Comedy plays essential role in community (Media)
Feb 15, 2019
Discount Candy Day: making the best of post-Valentine’s deals (Story/Media)
Feb 13, 2019
Cheney describes his Pavlovian dog (Story)
Feb 09, 2019
[STAFF EDITORIAL] Blackface will always be an act of racism (Media)
Feb 08, 2019
Power of Questions: Tina Wilkens (Story)
Feb 01, 2019
Collaboration between religion classes and affinity groups brings diverse angles (Story/Media)
Jan 31, 2019
Student awards to stretch over multiple assemblies in new format (Story/Media)
Jan 11, 2019
[PEOPLE AND PETS] DeHarpporte recounts misguided cat lady (Story)
Jan 09, 2019
Opinion Board should remain a space for written conversations (Story/Media)
Dec 14, 2018
A day in the life: Donovan makes time for skiing (Story)
Dec 13, 2018
[STAFF EDITORIAL] Let’s connect the dots (Media)
Dec 11, 2018
[OVERTIME] Changing the narrative of fantasy sports (Media)
Nov 30, 2018
[REVIEW] Raveena Aurora sings of love and community (Story)
Nov 16, 2018
Why you should cry more: the dangers of suppressing emotions (Story/Media)
Nov 15, 2018
[PEOPLE AND PETS] Snider shows fondness for animals through numbers (Story)
Nov 05, 2018
[THE THIRD WAY] A plea for justice before the midterms (Media)
Oct 24, 2018
Take initiative: attend college visits (Story)
Oct 16, 2018
[PEOPLE AND PETS] Sogin loves cats for their quirks (Story)
Oct 12, 2018
The Current (Events): Lawn signs offer more than decoration (Media)
Sep 14, 2018
Campos gives GVS ‘a better vision’ (Story/Media)
Sep 12, 2018
[PEOPLE AND PETS] Loud but lovable: Yopp talks about her dogs (Story)
May 18, 2018
STAFF EDITORIAL: Student elections lack representation and integrity (Media)
May 08, 2018
[THE THIRD WAY] Zoning damages American cities (Media)
May 07, 2018
STAFF EDITORIAL: Truth in advertising: prioritize student clubs (Media)
Apr 25, 2018
White feminism pervades social justice at SPA (Story)
Mar 30, 2018
Polley and Huang advance to national Chemistry Olympiad exam (Story/Media)
Mar 09, 2018
Reading across continents (Story/Media)
Feb 05, 2018
These gendered halls (pt. 3): the male perspective sees social divides (Story/Media)
Feb 02, 2018
Winter Dance excites with new venue (Story/Media)
Jan 18, 2018
McCauley’s perseverance paid off at debate National Qualifiers (Story/Media)
Dec 27, 2017
These gendered halls (pt. 2): female voices minimized at Harkness tables and more (Story/Media)
Dec 12, 2017
STAFF EDITORIAL: Curb complaints and appreciate SPA’s merits (Media)
Dec 06, 2017
It’s okay to feel exhausted by social issues — take some time to reset (Story)
Nov 29, 2017
These gendered halls (pt. 1): Datta feels responsibility to educate others (Story)
Nov 26, 2017
Ries publishes a sweet tale of individuality (Story/Media)
Nov 22, 2017
STAFF EDITORIAL: Mentor program needs attention (Media)
Oct 25, 2017
Lifers revisit their pumpkin carving experiences (Story)
Sep 28, 2017
STAFF EDITORIAL: Step toward a brighter future with green choices (Media)
Sep 27, 2017
Students shouldn’t let stereotypes affect their decision to attend clubs (Media)
Sep 20, 2017
Dev opens tutoring club to provide academic resource (Story/Media)
May 26, 2017
Let’s keep the Senior Speech intro tradition honorable and fun (Media)
May 11, 2017
STAFF EDITORIAL: Don’t forget that AP testing is a choice (Media)
May 09, 2017
Infographic: Does SPA have more cat or dog people? (Story/Media)
Apr 21, 2017
Take an inside look at the track and field team (Story)
Mar 08, 2017
Two Sides, One Issue: Caffeine helps students achieve success (Story/Media)
Jan 31, 2017
Need a gift? Consider shopping here (Story/Media)