The Rubicon


Heightened security, worry surround Inauguration

Elizabeth Trevathan, Director of RubicOnline January 19, 2021
COVID-19 reduced crowds, and post-insurgence security has brought a strong military presence to Washington.
Both the 1918 Influenza and COVID-19 have had big impacts of school life.

Top five feature stories of 2020

RubicOnline Staff January 12, 2021
Dive in to the top 5 feature stories of 2020.
Top five opinion stories and illustrations of 2020

Top five opinion stories and illustrations of 2020

RubicOnline Staff January 6, 2021
Editor's pick for the top five opinion stories from 2020.
Top five news stories of 2020

Top five news stories of 2020

RubicOnline Staff January 5, 2021
The news section has been packed with great stories this year. Here are the top five stories from 2020.
Biden supporters (left) watching a drive-in rally in St. Paul, MN, from afar on October 30, 2020. Trump supporters (right) at a rally in Minneapolis, MN, on October 10, 2019.

Election Week 2020: A Timeline

Nikolas Liepins, Political Correspondent November 19, 2020
This story provides and full detailed timeline of the election week in early November.
As votes continue to be counted, Trump refuses to acknowledge his imminent defeat.

As Trump refuses to concede, Republicans are noncommittal

Lucia Granja, RubicOnline November 16, 2020
After President-elect Joe Biden was projected to win days after the election day, Trump refused to acknowledge his defeat.
In a year that continues to reiterate how easily everything can be taken away from us, I walked into a building that would solidify me as a new fully recognized member of the nation.

I voted for the first time. Here’s what it’s like.

Will Schavee, RubicOnline November 9, 2020
Senior Will Schavee voted for the first time this year. This is his story.
Just a day before Election Day, students in Shulow's Government and Citizenship history elective forecast the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.

Government and Citizenship class forecasts 2020 elections outcomes

Nikolas Liepins, Political Correspondent November 2, 2020
The upper school Government and Citizenship class predict the upcoming 2020 election and opens this discussion up to the rest of the school with a mock election poll.
Left: Former Vice President Joe Biden  speaks at a March 1, 2020, rally in Norfolk, Virginia at Booker T. Washington High School. Photo by Carter Marks. Right: President Donald Trump addresses a crowd at an October 10

Biden, Trump visit Minnesota

Nikolas Liepins, Political Correspondent September 19, 2020
Biden stopped in Duluth and Hermantown, while Trump spoke in Bemidji.


Elle Chen, Production Manager September 18, 2020

Originated in Wuhan, China, the first cases of COVID-19 was reported on Dec. 31, 2019. Initially viewed as nothing more than a “flu-like” break out in China, by early March 2020, the tables had completely...

On Tuesday, former President Barack Obama endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden. Sen. Bernie Sanders endorsed Biden on Monday.

Obama, Sanders endorse Biden

Nikolas Liepins, Political Correspondent April 15, 2020

Former President Barack Obama emerged from political hibernation and endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden’s candidacy in the 2020 presidential race on Tuesday. In his twelve-minute endorsement...

Sanders supporters hold up signs spelling out the Vermont senator's name at his rally at Roy Wilkins Auditorium on March 2, 2020.

Sanders rally energizes Minnesota voters ahead of Super Tuesday

Nikolas Liepins, Political Correspondent March 4, 2020

Hours before Super Tuesday, presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) rallied Minnesotans in a “Get Out the Vote” concert at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul. After former South Bend...

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