The Rubicon

Students maintain community in a variety of ways

Students maintain community in a variety of ways

Ivy Raya, RubicOnline

May 20, 2020

Throughout each grade level, student leaders are putting time and effort into maintaining the SPA community.

[WHAT’S ON MY DESK?] Students find study spaces amid pandemic

Sophomore Emily Gisser has her spot in her room. She said,

Bobby Verhey, Social Media Manager

May 4, 2020

With distance learning full swing, students have utilized their desks as ground zero for school work.

From sophomores to 9th graders- Midterm advice

Sophmores Emily Gisser, Jack Bogdan, Mason Brooks share their midterm tips with 9th graders.

Elizabeth Trevathan, RubicOnline

December 10, 2019

As exams roll around, the current sophomore class remembers their feelings in the weeks leading up to their first set of midterms. But no longer rookies in the exam world, the sophomores are now offering their expertise to the 9th graders who are about to begin their first exam week.

[SPOTIFY PLAYLIST] Girls’ tennis ‘raps’ up season, prepares for next year

The girls' varsity tennis team has two playlists; with one created by sophomore Emily Gisser, and one by junior Kate Hick. The team uses the playlist to pump themselves up before games and during practices.

Bobby Verhey, Social Media Manager

October 23, 2019

With the girls varsity tennis season coming to a close, members of the team reflect on the season, their playlists, and their goals for next year.

[SPARTAN ON THE STREET] How do you prepare for games?

Salah Abdulkarim, The Rubicon

September 21, 2019

Spartan on the Street is a monthly video series where several people respond to a single question.

The Jonas Brothers’ comeback sparks nostalgia

Students react to the Jonas Brothers coming back together, their new song

Nitya Thakkar, Aureus Editor in Chief

March 2, 2019

After more than 5 years, the Jonas Brothers reunited to release their new single “Sucker” on March 1.

Knocking on wood: the quirks of superstitions

Senior Ethan Asis

Bobby Verhey, RubicOnline Editor

February 28, 2019

Students use superstitions in their daily life out of habit to avoid danger and keep good luck.

Scent-sational oils gain popularity

Scent-sational oils gain popularity

Elle Chen, Staff Writer

December 22, 2018

Many students at SPA choose to use essential oils as a natural body remedy, perfume and diffuser scent over other unnatural products.

Courageous Conversations help students lean into discomfort

Lynn Reynolds, Kenzie Giese, Henry Burton and Milo Waltenbaugh discuss an uncomfortable scenario with their small group.

Annika Rock, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018

Crammed around a Harkness table, students and faculty sat together to practice how to discuss across difference.

Not picture perfect: students celebrate Love Your Body day

Not picture perfect: students celebrate Love Your Body day

Ganga Corsaro, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018

Love Your Body day, celebrated at SPA on October 26th, brought some extra love much needed in a pressure filled high school environment.