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Finn is a unique breed of Australian Labradoodle: both hypoallergenic and trained to work with adolescents.

Puppy preparation: Finn comes to campus for finals

News in Brief June 3, 2021
Therapy dog Finn is on campus to provide a little love to students during exams.
The first finals week for both 9th and 10th graders this year is approaching. Changes to finals format like creative projects and shorter tests have been implemented by the administration to ease the stress of exams.

Underclassmen prepare for first final exams; capstone assessments

Tommy Verhey, RubicOnline May 27, 2021
Administration has decided to once again conduct capstone assessments for this year's final exams, hoping to reduce stress.
Dean Anderson announced April 25 that end of the semester exams are canceled.

Finals canceled during distance learning

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

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

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

From sophomores to 9th graders- Midterm advice

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

Exam emotions range from excitement to envy

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.
Anna Gaudio studying for exams. 
Photo Credits: Kendra Christ

Exam study tips

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...

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.
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.

Students give advice on minimizing stress during exams

Maren Ostrem and Aman Rahman May 30, 2018
Optimize study time effectiveness and succeed on finals by taking a few tips.
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