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Costalonga’s love of language runs deep

Costalonga vacations in Italy with a friend.

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline

December 6, 2019

Senior Alessandra Costalonga speaks five (soon to be six) languages.

Two countries, many perspectives: a few words from the exchanges

Spanish Exchange student Carlota Casamayor laughs at her funny experiences in Minnesota.

Tana Ososki, RubicOnline

September 28, 2019

German and Spanish exchange visitors share their favorite memories from their time in Minnesota.

Thompson Wing opens, students explore

9th graders, Ganga Corsaro and Sophie Cullen work in a new study area in the Thompson Wing.

Clara Garner, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019

The school year is boiling down and with a month left the newly renovated Thompson wing is finally been opened.

Amity teacher Jian explores passion for teaching in new country

2018-19 Amity teacher Xiao Jun Jian taught Chinese at a summer camp in Los Angeles over the past summer.

Nitya Thakkar, Aureus EIC

November 16, 2018

For the 2018-19 school year, Amity teacher Xiao Jun Jian will be helping teach Chinese classes to determine if she wants to pursue teaching.

Amity teacher Ramajo explores American education

Amity teacher Maria Ramajo works hard in her new of office space. “I want to know more about the United States, and I want to know different states,” Ramajo said.

Lucy Sandeen, The Rubicon Editor

November 27, 2017

Amity teacher Maria Ramajo will be working in SPA for the 2017-18 academic year to learn how to teach Spanish, and expand her future career.

History, Language classes occupy portables until fall 2018

History, Language classes occupy portables until fall 2018

Ellie Findell, RubicOnline Editor

April 5, 2017

History and language classes moved into portable classes the week after Spring Break in preparation for the building of the new Schilling Center.

Students take language learning to a new level

Consistency is what language students need to learn a language. “I think since consistency is really important [when learning a language],” Yoo said

Chloe Morse, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016

Over half of SPA students polled are learning a second language, but they all have different ways of learning.

REVIEW: Language apps attempt to offer variety of techniques

Language learning apps such as Duolingo, Babbel and Bussu offer a nice variety of tools to learn a given language.

Isabel Saavedra-Weis, RubicOnline Editor

December 8, 2016

Language apps such as Babbel, Bussu and Duolingo often a wide array of learning styles.

Administration calls for inclusion of all political views, warns against hate speech

Administration calls for inclusion of all political views, warns against hate speech

Diane Huang, Director of RubicOnline

November 28, 2016

Principal Chris Hughes addressed the entire upper school in a morning assembly on Nov. 22.

THE VENT: The Boogeyman of the American Left

Spencer Allen, Columnist

September 29, 2016

Debate over the morality of political correctness has misconstrued its definition.

Chinese exchange delayed to mid- Jan.

Juniors Mira Zelle and, Allie Verhey, sophomore Gabby Harmoning, and juniors Julia Wang and Sky Li Griffiths pose during a walk on that Great Wall of China during their exchange visit to China over Spring Break.

Clare Tipler, Online Production Manager

September 20, 2016

The exchange with students from ChangSha China is delayed from Sept. 29 to mid- Jan.

Anthology of Answers II: The Answering

Columnist Riley Wheaton answers suggestions from the suggestion box for his second installment of

Riley Wheaton, Columnist

April 19, 2016

Columnist Riley Wheaton returns to the suggestion box to discuss red hats, the high holy days, people museums, languages, and more. Read more to find out how to get candy from Riley Wheaton.