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META organizers strive to create space for BIPOC in Twin Cities

META. META founders, Winfrey Oenga, Ana Keller-Flores, Ijeoma Ugboajah, Sara Flores, Britney Chino, and Miski Omar gather for a photo. “META started this past summer after I and a few other friends who were all a part of a different youth organization came together and realized [that] organization, while being a great segue to being involved in our community, wasn’t directly going after the things we wanted,” co-founder Britney Chino said.

Evelyn Lillemoe, Chief Visual Editor

November 12, 2019

Black, Indigenous, and people of color in the Twin Cities have a new way to connect with one another, through a new group, META.

Collaboration between religion classes and affinity groups brings diverse angles

Conversations and activities between affinity groups and classes creates new dialogue and better perspectives.

Melissa Nie, RubicOnline Editor

February 1, 2019

Collaboration between affinity groups and students in a World Religions class could spark interfaith dialogue and help students explore religion from both a personal and intellectual angle.

Not picture perfect: students celebrate Love Your Body day

Not picture perfect: students celebrate Love Your Body day

Ganga Corsaro, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018

Love Your Body day, celebrated at SPA on October 26th, brought some extra love much needed in a pressure filled high school environment.

Handbook makes space for affinity groups

On page 16 of the US Student Handbook the section

Mimi Geller, Director of RubicOnline

October 7, 2018

For the first time, the student handbook includes a section about the policies and practices for student affinity groups.

Check Other affinity group gives voice to multiracial students

Non-inclusive race options such as these on standardized tests provoke frustration for many multiracial students.

Mimi Geller, Director of RubicOnline

January 22, 2018

The Check Other affinity group allows multiracial students to gather and share lived experiences surrounding their unique backgrounds.

Students shouldn’t let stereotypes affect their decision to attend clubs

Every year MSA has to reinforce the idea that everyone is welcome. It's time to change that.

Sharee Roman, Photographer

September 27, 2017

While affinity groups function as a safe space for a specific group of people, alliances are open to everybody.

New affinity group celebrates Latino culture

Members of the new affinity group for Latino students hold first meeting on Oct. 28. From left to right Advisor Max Delgado, Peter Kilborn, Hana Martinez, Eva Garcia, Advisor Molly Holguin, Isa Saaverda-Weis, Gabby Harmoning.

Noor Qureishy, The Rubicon Managing Editor

November 30, 2016

Seniors Hana Martinez and Maggie Gallagher, with help from the faculty, formed a new affinity group called Latinos Unidos

Black and Brown Girls Affinity Group provides safe space for girls

Girls involved in the Black and Brown Girls Affinity Group with Upper school History teacher Ryan Oto and K-12 Diversity Dean Karen Dye.

Mimi Geller, Arts & Entertainment Editor

May 30, 2016

Black and Brown Girls Affinity Group gives girls an opportunity to be their authentic selves.