The Rubicon

Revival of Battle of the Bands planned as interest increases

Upper School teachers Aimeric Lajuzan and Emily Anderson discuss plans for a revival of the formerly annual Battle of the Bands competition, which is scheduled for April 16.

March 17, 2016

Students met with teachers on March 26 to discuss the revival of the formerly annual Battle of the Bands competition.

January Speeches

Gitanjali Raman, Online Managing Editor

February 21, 2016

Senior speeches from January focused on how a change in attitude or approach can create a beneficial difference.

Check out an “A+” playlist for exams

Laura Slade, Director of Social Media

May 30, 2014

Hey Spartans! Still have some studying to do this weekend? Needless to say, exams are stressful for everyone. Some people deal with their stress by taking short breaks or meditating, and some people listen to music. Below is a collection of student recommended songs to make study sessions more relaxing. “Valentine”...

Pops concert comes together just in time

Students stand for applause at the end of the Pops Concert on Dec. 7, 2013. “In general, I am very happy with all of my students this year. Everyone is working hard and is doing their very best,”  Upper School Orchestra Director Englehardt said.

Thomas Toghramadjian, Opinion Editor

December 12, 2013

The week leading into this year’s Pops Concert was marked by a distinct sense of crisis. Time limitations caused by the new class schedule, along with an ambitious array of pieces, left the musicians and their directors “scrambling for solutions,” in the words of Upper School Orchestra Director...

Drake Gallery hosts thought-provoking show

Sylvia Horwitz stands by her pictures in the Harry M. Drake Gallery at her show’s opening. “I was deeply moved and inspired by the Madres and Abuelas and wanted to make a visual
record of what I was experiencing,” Horwitz said.

Noor Qureishy, Staff Writer

November 25, 2013

Yellow light, like artificial sunshine, spreads over the walls, enveloping lined faces, fists held in defiance, startled pigeons, pain, joy, desperation, anger, all in a sea of creamy gold. There is a happy, almost innocent glow illuminating the pictures of people fighting to reclaim their loved...