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Starting on Sunday, WeChat and TikTok will no longer be permitted to download on US App Stores.

Trump’s ban on WeChat is nothing more than petty oppression

Elle Chen, Production Manager September 19, 2020
While Trump’s reasoning behind banning both WeChat and TikTok is due to “national security” and data collection concerns, the impacts his decisions will have on many WeChat users in the states is extremely horrifying and devastating.
Antibody testing is the key to opening the United States in a way that ensures safety to the population.

How do we gain better control and knowledge of COVID-19? Anti-body tests.

Elizabeth Trevathan, RubicOnline April 30, 2020
How will the country begin to return to normal? Anti-body tests.
[THE 5]  Travel ban expansion, Coronavirus fueled racism, Kobe Bryant's death and more

[THE 5] Travel ban expansion, Coronavirus fueled racism, Kobe Bryant’s death and more

Evelyn Lillemoe, Chief Visual Editor February 3, 2020
The 5 is a weekly digest of local, national and international news.
[THE 5] Discrimination lawsuit, Coronavirus, Rohingya genocide and more

[THE 5] Discrimination lawsuit, Coronavirus, Rohingya genocide and more

Evelyn Lillemoe, Chief Visual Editor January 28, 2020
The 5 is a weekly digest of local, national and international news.
Recycling may be the default habit, but it's time to compost instead

Recycling? Maybe. Reduce, reuse, rot instead.

Elizabeth Trevathan, Staff Writer March 22, 2019
With China's 2018 import ban in effect, reusing and composting -- not recycling -- offer the environmental solution.
The Chinese flag.

Chinese exchange visit cancelled

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline Editor January 22, 2019
Due to a visa issue, the Chinese exchange students will not visit SPA this month.
Besse and her exchange student bond over a technologically cultural similraity: cute snapchat filters.

Besse embraces multicultural identity through travel and friendship

Isabel Saavedra-Weis, RubicOnline Editor February 23, 2017
Besse finds many ways to stay connected to the country she was born in, including becoming a host for the Chinese exchange program.
SOCIALIZING. Allan Wang chats with sophomore Muriel Lang. “The study hall, I find that long period where you do your homework and finish it all, feels really good. In China, we have to finish all of our homework at home,” Wang said.

STUDENT PROFILE: International student Allan Wang immerses himself in SPA culture

Ellie Nowakowski, The Rubicon Editor October 25, 2016
Ninth grader Allan Wang is new not only to SPA, but to the United States. Although he is familiarizing himself with SPA culture, he is still able to make new memories and experiences.
Juniors Mira Zelle and, Allie Verhey, sophomore Gabby Harmoning, and juniors Julia Wang and Sky Li Griffiths pose during a walk on that Great Wall of China during their exchange visit to China over Spring Break.

Chinese exchange delayed to mid- Jan.

Clare Tipler, Online Production Manager September 20, 2016
The exchange with students from ChangSha China is delayed from Sept. 29 to mid- Jan.
Students prepare to go on the school sponsored trip to China.

Students going on China trip anticipate departure

Marlee Baron, Arts and Entertainment Editor March 9, 2016
Students leave Mar 12 for the school sponsored trip to China.
Recent U.S.-China climate change accords look towards a long term solution

Recent U.S.-China climate change accords look towards a long term solution

Thomas Toghramadjian, Columns Editor February 26, 2015
In order to effectively combat global climate change, all countries must set aside short-term thinking.
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