The Rubicon

Pump up songs get athletes ready to play

SPARTAN BEAT: Athletes choose music that speaks to them.

Mia Hofmann, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

From Pitbull to Rocky IV, students and teachers share the pump up songs that mean the most to them.

PHOTO STORY: Pep Fest highlights Spartan spirit

Junior Luka Shaker-Check yells into the microphone after he and his partner, junior Liam Lynch, won the ping-pong championship.

Liv Larsen, RubicOnline

October 2, 2019

The annual homecoming Pep Fest happened on Friday, Sept. 27. Various activities included grade versus grade relay races, ping-pong finals, dodgeball finals, and team captain challenges. 

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.

Falling flat on your face

“My friend and I were sitting in my dad’s bedroom. I was doing my nails and she was playing volleyball with a volleyball. She bumped the ball and hit the bottle of nail polish and it spilled everywhere on the carpet. It was hot pink nail polish on a white carpet. We tried to clean it up and we googled methods to get rid of it, but it wasn’t coming out. I tried vacuuming it and I sprayed hairspray on it, and we tried to soak it out, scrape, and scrub it, but it just made it worse. My dad then came home and cried about it. We haven’t replaced the carpet yet because it’s very expensive.” - 9th grader Nina Starchook

Lizzie Kristal, Rubicon Editor

October 28, 2018

Students and faculty stand back up after embarrassing moments.

History curriculum engages critical thinking

US History teacher Sushmita Hodges emphasizes decolonization in her classes.

Evelyn Lillemoe, The Rubicon Editor

September 28, 2018

US History teachers weigh in on changes in the history curriculum.

Looking forward to the Student Diversity Leadership Conference, teachers and students travel to Atlanta

Students board a Dec. 7 plane to Atlanta, Georgia to attend the Student Diversity Leadership Conference.

Clare Tipler, Online Production Manager

December 6, 2016

Students and teacher chaperones look forward to attending the SDLC in Atlanta, Georgia Dec. 8-10.

Adele’s North American tour starts the summer off in St. Paul

Adele will be performing at the Xcel Energy Center in St.Paul, MN July 5 and 6.

Isabel Saavedra-Weis, Feature Editor

May 29, 2016

Adele's first stop on her North American tour will kick off at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN July 5 and 6.

Drunk goggle course was fun, but…

Senior Gitanjali Raman, freshmen Henry Hallaway, Lucie Hoeschen, and Betsy Romans completed the course with a record time of 1:04 minutes. Students competed in SADD's drunk goggle obstacle course during X-period.

Gitanjali Raman, Online Managing Editor

February 23, 2016

SADD's Drunk Goggle obstacle course simulates the effects of alcohol and drugs on vision and motor skills.

In first girls soccer Homecoming Game, GVS gets draw against Hill-Murray

Sophomore Hayley Hoffmann makes a run down the sideline in the middle of the first half.

Breandan Gibbons, Online Sports Editor

October 6, 2015

When the girls soccer team walked out for warm-ups before the Homecoming game, the crowd cheered.

Girls soccer works through losses to keep positive mindset

SOPHOMORE DINA MORADIAN FIGHTS for the ball during their match against Wayzeta on Aug. 27. “We’ve not gotten the results we’ve wanted now but sections are what counts. Don’t underestimate us based on our record,” junior Ella Matticks said.

Lauren Boettcher, News Editor

October 1, 2015

With four more games left in the season, the Girls Varsity Soccer team has a 4-7-1 record.