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Tech Trends: Will Facebook disappear?

Students often find themselves scrolling between Facebok and Instagram.

Emma Sampson, RubicOnline Editor

March 5, 2019

Students question the extinction of Facebook in place of Instagram.

Early Decision college application process offers unique upside amid concerns

Senior Janie Brunell reflects on her decision to apply Early Decision to Villanova University.  “I have always been visiting Villanova, and I really liked it, but I didn’t know what other colleges had to offer. So, I think in the summer was the time when I decided to go the ED route,” Brunell said.

Andrew Johnson, Staff Trainer

November 23, 2018

Senior Janie Brunell offers unique insight on the challenges and benefits of committing to a specific college.

2 Side, 1 Issues: The merits of memorization

Senior Janie Brunell uses flash cards to study.

October 26, 2018

Is memorization a productive form of learning, or an unfair expectation of students?

Juniors look ahead to senior speeches

The speaking order for the class of 2019 was posted outside the dean's office on Monday May 7.

Emma Sampson, RubicOnline Editor

May 12, 2018

After the senior class of 2018 had their final day of high school on Friday, May. 4 the junior class was given their speaking order for senior speeches.

Community expresses grief after Florida shooting

Ellie Nowakowski, Illustrations/Infographics

February 26, 2018

Sophomore Thomas Bagnoli, Ninth Grader Liam Lynch and Junior Janie Brunell respond to the MSD school shooting.

Students express their thoughts after Florida school shooting

Nitya Thakkar, RubicOnline Editor

February 20, 2018

Many SPA students felt the strong and saddening impact of the recent Florida school. “I felt really bad when I heard about the [Florida] shooting, but also empowered because a lot of teenagers were taking action which I think is a really good step in the right direction,” junior Janie Brunell ...

PHOTO GALLERY: SADD hosts annual drunk goggle obstacle course

Junior Andrew Johnson fights for the ball during the drunk goggle course.

Emma Sampson, RubicOnline Editor

January 26, 2018

On Jan. 25 during X-period, SADD hosted the third annual drunk goggle obstacle course.

Faculty and students support message of consent through ribbons

Following the SADD assembly on creating a culture of consent, faculty and students wore ribbons to voice their support for a positive culture on Oct 12.

Emma Sampson, RubicOnline Editor

October 16, 2017

Following the SADD assembly on creating a culture of consent, faculty and students wore ribbons to voice their support for a positive culture on Oct 12.

Taylor Swift drops two new singles

The cover of Taylor Swift's newest album

Annie Bottern, RubicOnline Editor

September 13, 2017

Almost three years after Taylor Swift's album"1989" came out, Swift released two new singles with a full album release coming Nov. 10.

Thursday clubs appoint new leaders as seniors leave

Sophomore Janie Brunell will take over as SADD's new president during next year. She hopes to bring greater awareness to the community about destructive decisions and their repercussions.

Annie Bottern, RubicOnline Editor

May 1, 2017

Students in all grades take over leadership positions in Thursday clubs as seniors leave for senior projects.

PHOTO GALLERY: What’s behind the door?

PHOTO GALLERY: What's behind the door?

Mimi Geller, RubicOnline Editor

March 31, 2017

The new wall blocking off the construction zone for the new math and science building invites student and faculty creativity.