The Rubicon

Turning 18 during quarantine: stay at home despite wanting adult independence

With the new independences that are gained from becoming an adult, many 18 year olds want to leave home. With COVID-19, those is now unavailable.

Zekiah Juliusson, RubicOnline

April 27, 2020

This lack of independence is frustrating for many teenagers and is one of their least favorite things about quarantine.

COVID-19 changes college admission process

In recent years, less and less students have taken standardized tests. Due to COVID-19, many SAT and ACT test dates have been cancelled, leading to many colleges opting to go test optional for the class of 2021. This means that the percent of students taking the ACT, the SAT or both will drop drastically this coming year.

Elizabeth Trevathan, RubicOnline

April 20, 2020

With schools closed, testing requirements are adapted or optional. But will they ever change back?

Bishop claims her throne at Princeton

Senior Kathleen Bishop signs the official document to play D1 volleyball at Princeton University.

Lynn Reynolds, Production Manager

February 29, 2020

On Friday, the official volleyball signing ceremony for senior Kathleen Bishop was held.

College counseling is a privilege

The College Counseling Office is always open to students with questions and want help. On the walls, there are hand-made posters of where each senior from the previous school year enrolled to.

Elle Chen, RubicOnline

January 17, 2020

Start appreciating the College Counseling Office and realize the privileges that are handed straight to students.

[ADULTING 101] How to iron a shirt

Although ironing may feel like a long and tedious task, its an essential part of adulting.

Maren Ostrem, The Rubicon

September 25, 2019

Before you know it, you'll be off to college, and your parents won't be around to iron for you anymore.

College denial letters show everyone is human

Junior Helen Bartlett reads the college denial letters posted on the opinion board.

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline Editor

May 22, 2019

Leaving a lasting legacy, seniors have displayed their college rejection letters on the opinion board. For juniors especially, the letters show that disappointment is inevitable in the college admissions process.

$1.2 million gets you into Yale? Students aren’t surprised

Corruption runs rampant in the admissions process at schools like Stanford, Yale, USC and UT Austin. Photo Illustration: Noah Raaum.

Noah Raaum, Creative Design Manager

March 13, 2019

There's a foolproof way of getting kids into big-name schools like Yale, Stanford and USC: bribery.

Take initiative: attend college visits

Assistant Director of Admissions at Whitman College Madison Hollenbeck talks to senior Elea Besse at a college visit. “A visit really helps pull back the curtain,” Hollenbeck said.

Melissa Nie, RubicOnline Editor

October 24, 2018

There is more to the search for colleges than admissions websites. So many representatives come here, so make time to talk to them.

Consider letting summer just be summer

Consider letting summer just be summer

Sharee Roman, RubicOnline Editor

May 16, 2018

Although involvement in summer camps can be enriching and feed passions, taking the summer away from academics can be a healthy break.

Stop worrying about college; start doing things you love

Stop worrying about college; start doing things you love

Jenny Sogin, The Rubicon Editor

April 20, 2018

Take electives and extracurriculars that truly interest you and not just to add them to a college application.

Gender split retreat fails to empower all seniors

Cartoon: Web Lehmann

Ellie Findell, Production Manager

April 8, 2018

The Senior Retreat left female-identifying students feeling scared and less than empowered for the potential sexual assault they could face after high school.