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SPARTAN BEAT: Athletes choose music that speaks to them.

Pump up songs get athletes ready to play

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

PHOTO STORY: Pep Fest highlights Spartan spirit

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. 
Junior Rylan Hefner, last year's fan-favorite performed

[PHOTO GALLERY] Annual lip sync competition brings audience to their feet

Elizabeth Trevathan, RubicOnline September 27, 2019
The audience cheered and applauded, with several standing ovations, after lip sync performances.
Conversations and activities between affinity groups and classes creates new dialogue and better perspectives.

Collaboration between religion classes and affinity groups brings diverse angles

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.
“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

Falling flat on your face

Lizzie Kristal, Rubicon Editor October 28, 2018
Students and faculty stand back up after embarrassing moments.
US History teacher Sushmita Hodges emphasizes decolonization in her classes.

History curriculum engages critical thinking

Evelyn Lillemoe, The Rubicon Editor September 28, 2018
US History teachers weigh in on changes in the history curriculum.
Students board a Dec. 7 plane to Atlanta, Georgia to attend the Student Diversity Leadership Conference.

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

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

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

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…

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.
Senior Lukas Kelsey-Friedemann and junior Tommy Dicke face their opponents during the tournament.

P.L.A.Y. student group hosts dodge ball tournament amidst long week

Iya Abdulkarim, Feature Editor November 22, 2015
P.L.A.Y. student club held a dodge ball tournament for students (and teachers!) Nov 12.
Sophomore Hayley Hoffmann makes a run down the sideline in the middle of the first half.

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

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.
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.

Girls soccer works through losses to keep positive mindset

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.
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