The Rubicon

Recycling? Maybe. Reduce, reuse, rot instead.

Recycling may be the default habit, but it's time to compost 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.

Chinese exchange visit cancelled

The Chinese flag.

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline Editor

January 22, 2019

Due to a visa issue, the Chinese exchange students will not visit SPA this month.

Besse embraces multicultural identity through travel and friendship

Besse and her exchange student bond over a technologically cultural similraity: cute snapchat filters.

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.

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

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.

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.

Chinese exchange delayed to mid- Jan.

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.

Clare Tipler, Online Production Manager

September 20, 2016

The exchange with students from ChangSha China is delayed from Sept. 29 to mid- Jan.

Students going on China trip anticipate departure

Students prepare to go on the school sponsored trip to China.

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.