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Finals canceled during distance learning

Dean Anderson announced April 25 that end of the semester exams are canceled.

Lucia Granja, RubicOnline

May 1, 2020

SPA will not hold final exams for the second semester. Information about grading and exams for the rest of the school year, was released by Dean Anderson through an email on April 25.

SPA’s hidden menu: Coffee beverages to get through exam week

There are many ways to scavenge ingredients to make some unique beverages to keep you awake for the day.

Lara Cayci, RubicOnline

December 17, 2019

If you know what to look for, the cafeteria contains many many hidden gems for caffeine-addicted students during exam week.

[SPA THINKS] How do you reduce stress in your life?

[SPA THINKS] How do you reduce stress in your life?

Jenny Ries, The Rubicon

December 12, 2019

As exams are just one week away, students are turning to stress-relieving activities more than ever.

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.

Exam emotions range from excitement to envy

Juniors Noah Lindeman, Sara Browne and Grace Tilney-Kaemer study for an exam together.

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline

December 10, 2019

With exams fast approaching, students prepare for the weeks of hard work ahead.

[QUIZ] Are you prepared for exams?

[QUIZ] Are you prepared for exams?

Koji Gutzmann, RubicOnline Editor

December 17, 2018

Are you ready for winter exams? Take this quiz to find out.

Final exams vs projects: which is better?

Final exams vs projects: which is better?

Kelby Wittenberg, RubicOnline Editor

December 10, 2018

Depending on the class, students will either have projects or exams as the penultimate assignment of the semester.

Exam study tips

Anna Gaudio studying for exams. 
Photo Credits: Kendra Christ

Tana Ososki

December 9, 2018

As exams are quickly approaching, the students stress levels are at a high. Students think of countless new ideas to memorize and learn for the big test. Here are some efficient and helpful ways for students to do their best during exams. Number 1: Start early. Waiting and procrastinating till the ...

Students strategize for math and science exams

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline Editor

November 28, 2018

With math and science exams approaching, students share concerns and study tips.

Students give advice on minimizing stress during exams

With lots to do this week and next, it's important for students to balance their studying with quality breaks and stay off technology distractions.

Maren Ostrem and Aman Rahman

May 30, 2018

Optimize study time effectiveness and succeed on finals by taking a few tips.

Students need to better mitigate exam stress

During exams, confidence is crucial. Students should encourage themselves and others to stay positive.

Kelby Wittenberg, RubicOnline Editor

May 30, 2018

It is the duty of not only students but the administration as well to mitigate the stress of exams.

Peer Helpers prep community for semester exams

Peer helpers meet every Tuesday during x-period with the goal of keeping the school community healthy, both mentally and physically.

Martha Sanchez, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017

With exam season approaching fast, Peer Helpers aims to lower stress levels.