The Rubicon

Trump’s threats to ban protests contradicts fundamental rights

Protests have always been a vital part of our country, even back before the country existed.

Rylan Hefner, Interactive Storytelling Team

September 26, 2018

The mere fact that our president could be threatening to take the right to protest away is a terrifying concept and one that Americans need to take action to defend.

First Constitution Day mixes fun with American history

Students crowd around the table to decorate constitution themed cookies at the event.

Ellie Findell, RubicOnline Production Manager

September 16, 2017

Writing for Publication I hosted their inaugural Constitution Day this past Friday to help celebrate our rights in a fun and educational way.

First Amendment rights should not justify insensitivity

First Amendment rights should not justify insensitivity

Amodhya Samarakoon, RubicOnline Creative Design Manager

April 6, 2017

Students should rise to meet the expectations of respect by thinking about not only the actual language they use and ideas they express, but how those words impact their peers and the larger community.

First Amendment protects controversial speech

First Amendment protects controversial speech

Lauren Boettcher, RubicOnline Chief Story Editor

November 21, 2016

The First Amendment of the Constitution clearly states that all citizens are entitled to freedom of expression in whatever platform they desire without fear of government interference.

Donald Trump lacks awareness of First Amendment

“With me, they’re not protected, because I’m not like other people…We’re gonna open up those libel laws, folks, and we’re gonna have people sue you like you never get sued before,” Donald Trump said in a speech in February in Texas. This is coming from the nominee for a party has that has spent the last eight years trying to

Breandan Gibbons, RubicOnline Editor

October 4, 2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has lacked awareness of the First Amendment throughout his campaign.

Outside of school speech monitoring by schools is legal, but immoral and inadvisable

Laura Slade, A&E Editor

December 21, 2013

The line between caution and privacy invasion is a thin one to walk and a dangerous one to cross. As Internet usage amongst teenagers increases, the information which they choose to share online has increasing amount of potential to be harmful to them¬selves along with those around them. Because of...