The Rubicon

[REMEMBER WHEN] Ep. 1: Free speech icons and mascot security scares

[REMEMBER WHEN] Ep. 1: Free speech icons and mascot security scares

Noa Ní Aolán Gross, Staff Writer

April 12, 2020

Interviewing faculty to learn about their high school years, today's show features Vincent Cheng.

MAGA hats simultaneously represent free speech, charged statements

Confrontation between Nick Sandmann and Nathan Phillips.

Isabel Gisser, Production Manager

January 29, 2019

Were the Covington Catholic students harassing a peaceful objector, as seen by left-wing activists? Or were they defending themselves from the insults of the Hebrew Israelites, as right-wing media proposes?

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.

Berkeley’s new policy challenges the foundation of college

Due to  recent violent protests against right wing speakers at UC Berkeley, university security officers - like the one pictured above - don riot gear and guns. The cost of this extravagant security will now be a factor in deciding if student groups can invite speakers to campus.

Webster Lehmann, Creative Design Manager

December 8, 2017

University of California, Berkley security officers will now, under a new policy, have the verdict over what controversial speakers can come to campus based on a security cost assessment.

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.