The Rubicon

Amy Klobuchar 2020: Celebration. Controversy. Confusion.

Consfusion and indecisiveness have become a commonality with the 2020 election.

Clara Garner, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019

Amy Klobuchar's announcement to run for president was met with enthusiasm, a little sexism, and brings up the question of values.

GSA moves away from Day of Silence

The Day of Silence took place on Apr. 12 this year, but members of the GSA decided not to host or encourage participation: “If LGBTQ people’s voices around the world are erased every day in schools, why should we have to continue that silence, just in a more noticeable way?” GSA president Zoe Hermer-Cisek said.

Meagan Massie, Rubicon Editor

April 14, 2019

The Gender and Sexuality Acceptance club has decided to move away from the Day of Silence because they no longer want to be silent. They want to speak out and move people to enact change.

[REVIEW] Raveena Aurora sings of love and community

In Raveena Aurora's

Melissa Nie, RubicOnline Editor

November 30, 2018

Indian-American musician Raveena Aurora's songs provide a doorway into a brighter world.

Star Wars (still) doesn’t include LGBT storylines

The lack of LGBTQ+ characters in the recent Star Wars film sets a dangerous precedent.

Maren Ostrem, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018

The new Star Wars movie lacks any representation of LGBTQ+ characters, this is an inexcusable



Aaron Datta

November 26, 2017

National Coming Out Day showed how compassionate SPA can be. Let’s continue that kindness.

GSA impacts community with LGBTQ+ Month

11th grader Zoe Hermer-Cisek runs the Coming Out Stand

Noah Raaum, Videographer

November 1, 2017

Reflecting on the activities and events during LGBTQ+ History Month

Department of Justice and North Carolina file dual lawsuits over bathroom bill

Gov. Pat McCrory claims his new bill requiring people to use the batrooms that respond to the gender on their birth certificate isn't discriminatory.

Lauren Boettcher, RubicOnline Editor

May 23, 2016

After South Carolina introduced a bill requiring people to use the bathroom corresponding to the gender on their birth certificate, The DOJ took action.

Day of Silence: Quiet makes noise

Junior Miriam Tibbetts poses for the National Day of Silence on Apr. 17 with a finger over her mouth. This action symbolizes the quiet that is used to make a bigger sound. The face paint shows support for the LGBTQ+ community. “It’s important to use Day of Silence to pay tribute to those who have been silenced, to help show people they aren’t alone in feeling silenced, and encourage change to help people regain their voices,” senior GSA Co-President Maggie Clark said.

Meghan Joyce, Chief Visual Editor

May 5, 2015

Students take part in National Day of Silence in order to draw attention to the lives of LGBTQA teenagers which were silenced by bullying.