The Rubicon

Three students named ISEF finalists, many more win individual awards

Three SPA ASR students (Ethan Dincer, Nitya Thakkar, and Melissa Nie) qualified for ISEF on Mar. 30-31.

Emma Sampson, RubicOnline Editor

April 5, 2019

On Mar. 30-31, 11 students competed in the Minnesota State Science Fair. Of those 11, three qualified for ISEF.

Students attend Student Diversity Leadership Conference

Journalist Lisa Ling speaks to the conference of students.

Annika Rock, The Rubicon Editor

December 12, 2018

Six students attended the Student Diversity Leadership conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

Hodges promotes project, uncovers history of racial covenants

The Mapping Prejudice Project seeks to map out racial deeds in real estate that were issued in the 19th century. “I’ve been interested in the whole framework about the dominant and absent stories. As a woman of color, it’s important to me to know what’s happening to communities of color. I've taught my history classes with an inclusive approach, and the inclusivity is about addressing the silenced voices and addressing those who do not typically get talked about unless they are in relation to the dominant narrative,” US History teacher Sushmita Hodges said.

Mimi Geller, Director of RubicOnline

October 25, 2018

US History teacher Sushmita Hodges encourages her students and advisory to participate in a University of Minnesota research project that reveals racial deed covenants in Minneapolis.

Three students awarded at Honors Exhibition

Junior Koji Gutzmann and US Photography and Video Arts teacher Stefanie Motta posing for a congratulatory photo.

Mimi Geller, Director of RubicOnline

January 13, 2018

On Jan. 11 the 15th Annual High School Honors Exhibition took place at Concordia University where some SPA art students displayed their works.

Music to his ears: Dincer finds creative outlet in bassoon 

Kat St. Martin-Norburg, The Rubicon Editor

November 3, 2017

Junior Ethan Dincer shares his love for the bassoon, a unique low-wind instrument.

Advisories purchase gifts for annual Support-a-Family service event

Students wrap gifts at the wrapping party in the lunch  room on Dec. 7. The event was hosted by Community Action and Service as part of the annual Support-a-Family participation.

Nitya Thakkar, Staff Writer

December 8, 2016

Advisories take varied approaches to meet the wish lists for Support-a-Family

Dincer expresses Turkish-American intersectionality

Sophomore Ethan Dincer describes his Turkish-American identity as being able to view issues from both his American identity and his Turkish identity. “Being Turkish-American means that I have a different viewpoint and knowledge of somewhere else in the world, because I was brought up with that culture,

Mimi Geller, RubicOnline Editor

December 6, 2016

Sophomore Ethan Dincer reflects upon his Turkish-American identity.