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Homeless population impacted by COVID-19

A homeless

Will Schavee, RubicOnline

September 24, 2020

Homeless in Minnesota are left with no place to stay as shelters fill up and COVID-19 continues to spread.


Elle Chen, Production Manager

September 18, 2020

Originated in Wuhan, China, the first cases of COVID-19 was reported on Dec. 31, 2019. Initially viewed as nothing more than a “flu-like” break out in China, by early March 2020, the tables had completely turned as the fatal virus had spread around the world. Officially deemed as a pandemic, COVID-1...

“Zoom Fatigue” is the new normal

Sophomore Riley Erben poses with the computer she uses for all her Google Meets classes. “I hate being on my computer all day because the classes are all back to back, meaning I have very little free time built into the regular school day. Then, at night I can’t really do stuff I like because I’m working on homework,” Erben said.

Tommy Verhey, RubicOnline

September 18, 2020

As the school year begins, students are spending multiple hours staring at a screen which can have negative impacts on their health.

[THEN/NOW] Think pandemic closures are new? Look back a century.

Both the 1918 Influenza and COVID-19 have had big impacts of school life.

Elle Chen and Mimi Huelster

September 17, 2020

Masks on faces. Signs on doors. Public health impacts the ways school operates.

It’s a pandemic; don’t worry about grades

Everyone seems to be handling the challenges of this pandemic differently. And that’s okay.

Colin Will, Opinions Editor

May 27, 2020

Everyone seems to be handling the challenges of this pandemic differently. And that’s okay.

What fall captains practices could look like

SPA boys varsity soccer in a team huddle on September 14, 2019, vs Providence Academy.

Hazel Waltenbaugh, The Rubicon

May 26, 2020

With the 2020-21 fall school year up in the air, captains practices remain as something teams can only hope for

Delgado announces senior celebrations

Delgado announces senior celebrations

News in Brief

May 26, 2020

Senior events will run June 1-20 and follow the current department of health regulations.

Seniors say goodbye to high school at a distance

A photo from Meitz's senior project documenting COVID-19.

Evelyn Lillemoe, Chief Visual Editor

May 26, 2020

As the year comes to the end Seniors are finding new ways to say goodbye to their friends and experience end of the year customs.

COVID-19 mutations strengthen the threat but help respond to the virus

CDC researcher tracks the mutations of the virus in hopes of finding treatment.

Charlie Johnson, The Rubicon

May 22, 2020

As the Covid-19 virus circulates through the world, many are left wondering when this will all be over and people can return to their normal lives. Covid-19 is still very new and the long term effects of the virus are still unknown, this has become a point of uncertainty for millions across the globe....