The Rubicon

Student Political Union offers space for passionate debates

From left to right, junior Eva Zaydman, senior Connor Allen, and junior Jordan Hughes participate in a Student Political Union meeting. “Being able to argue with people about politics; that’s why I go,” SPU president Lowell Naas said.

Katrina Hilton, Sports Editor

March 5, 2014

Earlier last month during a Student Political Union meeting, a student stormed out of the intense debate. SPU talks about a wide variety of topics every week: “[In early February] we talked about Obama care, gun control, and the Olympics,” SPU president Lowell Naas said. The topic that sparked the most d...

Student Political Union discusses State of the Union address

Student Political Union (SPU) members (from left) freshman Raffi Toghramadjian, freshman Ellis Tomlinson, freshman Liam McVea, sophomore George Stiffman, senior Connor Allen, sophomore Will Donaldson, freshman Andrew Michael, junior Zeeshawn Abid, senior Nick Cohen, junior Haris Hussain, Upper School debate teacher Aaron Shuler, senior Bryant Carlson, senior Carter Rients, senior Lowell Naas, junior Shaan Bijwadia, and junior Jordan Hughes regularly discuss controversial and politically divisive topics like the State of the Union address. “This [speech] is the first major thing Obama has done, where he’s departed from his platform of change,” Bijwadia said.

John Wilhelm, News Editor

February 4, 2014

President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address to Congress on Jan. 28—a speech intended to inform the representatives of matters that the President believes are important, or demand immediate action. The speech addressed a myriad of topics, ranging from the financial health of the country, to ...

Trap shooters shatter clay… and the competition

Netta Kaplan, Staff Writer

May 9, 2013

"Pull!" A brightly colored orange disk shoots into the air and bursts in half, accompanied by a bang. It falls to the ground, indistinguishable from the thousands of other clay fragments covering the field. "Nice one." Two dozen students have gathered at the Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake for th...