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[WHAT’S ON MY DESK?] Students find study spaces amid pandemic

Sophomore Emily Gisser has her spot in her room. She said,

Bobby Verhey, Social Media Manager

May 4, 2020

With distance learning full swing, students have utilized their desks as ground zero for school work.

Jeopardy teaches audience $1 or $4 about SPA teachers

The judges, senior Sydney Therien and junior Gavin Kimmel and contestants, Ninth grader Tenzin Bawa, sophomore Ellie Dawson-Moore, junior Noel Abraham, and senior Henrik Schleisman laugh hysterically at an answer to one of the jeopardy questions.

Elle Chen, RubicOnline

February 6, 2020

It was a tight battle between Noel Abraham and Henrick Schliesman, but ultimately the senior won.

What does America mean to you?

New U.S. citizens recite after the judge during the swearing in ceremony.

Sophia Heegaard, Adam Holod, Yona Ketema, Noah Rice, Henrik Schleissman, and Anna Snider

November 18, 2019

Students in History of Refugee Communities collect stories of immigration and naturalization.

PHOTO STORY: Pep Fest highlights Spartan spirit

Junior Luka Shaker-Check yells into the microphone after he and his partner, junior Liam Lynch, won the ping-pong championship.

Liv Larsen, RubicOnline

October 2, 2019

The annual homecoming Pep Fest happened on Friday, Sept. 27. Various activities included grade versus grade relay races, ping-pong finals, dodgeball finals, and team captain challenges. 

Seniors show off school spirit in Spartan auditions

Every year, a senior is selected to be the face of homecoming. Senior Henrik Schleisman celebrates being chosen as the Spartan.

Melissa Nie, Director of RubicOnline

September 19, 2019

In the end, senior Henrik Schleisman will be this year's Spartan.

The secret to the perfect cup of coffee

Sophomores Eloise Duncan, Jasmine White, and Maxanne Millerhaller take a sip of coffee from their starbucks cups.

Bobby Verhey, RubicOnline Editor

May 5, 2019

It's not uncommon to see students walk around with cups and mugs of coffee. This begs the question: What is the perfect cup of coffee?

Q&A: Club leaders talk Spartan of the Month nominations

The Spartan of the Month nomination box is located in the Athletic Hallway.

Lucy Sandeen, The Rubicon Editor

March 6, 2019

The Spartan Boosters co-presidents talk about the origins, voting process, and prestige of the Spartan of the Month award.

Mayor Melvin Carter announces $15 minimum wage ordinance

Visual comparison of $15 (the newly proposed minimum) to $7.87 (the old minimum wage).

Salah Abdulkarim, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

After the St. Paul mayor announced a $15 minimum wage ordinance, students weigh the benefits and challenges.

Displayed for a day: Sticky Sculptures

Tape sculpture made by sophomores Adelia Bergner and Bailey Donovan in Beginning Sculpture class.

Jonah Harrison, The Rubicon Editor

January 31, 2017

The Sticky Sculptures made by the Beginning Sculpture class were displayed around campus Jan. 31.