The Rubicon

Protests at the governor’s residence: free speech or civil disobedience?

Many protesters have been showing their adversity towards the quarantine, but does this bring more harm than good?
May 4, 2020

Flickr Creative Commons image can be found at Lorie Shaull.

Dangers of vaping: speaker debunks the trend

O'Brien shows students ways vape companies market to a younger audience: fun and crazy flavored juices are just one of these methods.
September 9, 2019
Pediatrician Dr. Janna Gewirtz O'Brien showed students the facts.

Student awards to stretch over multiple assemblies in new format

Students gather for an assembly on Jan. 31.
January 31, 2019
The format of how SPA is giving out student awards has changed.

MLK assembly features student voices

MLK assembly features student voices
January 25, 2019
On January 24, the annual MLK assembly featured student comments about what MLK meant to them.

Intercultural Club diversifies assemblies with music choice

Sophomores Karla Garcia and Tana Ososki introduce the songs played at each Blue & Gold Assembly.
October 31, 2018
Every week, the music gurus of SPA's Intercultural Club choose songs to play at each assembly

Minority representation topic of MLK assembly panel

The Jan. 11 panel of speakers for the MLK Assembly spoke about representation. Senior Olivia Williams Ridge, junior Olivia McCauley, and senior Ellie Findell moderated.
January 9, 2018
The annual MLK day Jan. 11 brings four speakers invited to discuss minority representation in the Twin Cities.

Homecoming kick-off assembly rallies Spartan spirit

Grades took their class colors seriously and a bright rainbow could be seen across the gymnasium.
October 2, 2017
Homecoming 2017 began with the annual kick-off assembly, which included an introduction of the German exchange students and the Spartan Beat led by a brand new spartan.

Administration calls for inclusion of all political views, warns against hate speech

Administration calls for inclusion of all political views, warns against hate speech
November 28, 2016
Principal Chris Hughes addressed the entire upper school in a morning assembly on Nov. 22.

Finalized dress code published in 2015-16 student planner

From left to right: sophomores Ashley Jallen and Sophia Rose, and seniors Lexi Hilton and Sabrina Brown model the new dress code.
September 11, 2015
The new dress code has been published in the Student Planner.

MLK Assembly panelists advise students on how to actively support anti-racism

January 15, 2015

Panelist biographies (from left to right): Paul Applebaum Criminal defense attorney with Applebaum Law Firm. Paul Applebaum has spent over twenty years dedicated to representing minority civil rights...

Midnight Red performs at Homecoming Kickoff

Midnight Red performs during the Homecoming Kickoff assembly.
September 26, 2013

From the Beatles to the Backstreet Boys to One Direction, teens have consistently fallen for boy bands. In the hopes that students would fall for a week of strong homecoming spirit, The Rubicon brought...

Students kickoff homecoming week

September 24, 2013

To view a gallery of this year's Homecoming Kickoff, click here. Senior Nick Hoffmann kicked off Homecoming Week on Sept. 23 during assembly, with the assistance of Spartan mascot senior Connor Allen...

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