The Rubicon

The show must go on: virtual orchestra performance brings home the music

Instead of a Spring Concert, the SPA Orchestra recorded a virtual performance of Nessun Dorma. This photo was taken at the 2019 Pops Concert.

Elle Chen, Production Manager

May 14, 2020

In light of the cancellation of their 2020 Spring Concert, Orchestra Director Almut Engelhardt came up with a high-risk high-reward plan: virtual recording.

[GOOD FOR YOU] Have you been following through with your NYR?

Lynn Reynolds, Production Manager

January 23, 2020

On this week's GOOD FOR YOU, Lynn asked students about their New Year's resolutions.

Three years later, Trump changed SPA

A poll conducted by the Rubicon recorded 76.3% of SPA students identifying as Democrat, 81.4% disapproving of Trump, and 69.5% believing Trump should be impeached. The poll had 59 respondents, of which 14 were ninth graders, 17 were sophomores, 19 were juniors and nine were seniors. 33 respondents identified as female, 23 as male and 3 as non-cisgender.

Asa Zirps, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

On the third anniversary of Trump's election, opinions are divided on whether he has changed SPA.

Student awards to stretch over multiple assemblies in new format

Students gather for an assembly on Jan. 31.

Melissa Nie, RubicOnline Editor

January 31, 2019

The format of how SPA is giving out student awards has changed.

Update to dress code bans baseball caps

Update to dress code bans baseball caps

News in Brief

January 8, 2019

The new dress code policy takes effect second semester.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] SPA needs to create a clearer, more detailed sexual assault policy

[STAFF EDITORIAL] SPA needs to create a clearer, more detailed sexual assault policy

The Rubicon Staff

October 28, 2018

To ensure that students understand affirmative consent beginning at a young age, this new policy must span kindergarten through twelfth grade, laying an expectation of consent and building a culture set to dismantle rape culture from the moment students enter our community.

Handbook makes space for affinity groups

On page 16 of the US Student Handbook the section

Mimi Geller, Director of RubicOnline

October 7, 2018

For the first time, the student handbook includes a section about the policies and practices for student affinity groups.

Upper School renovations lead to detours and closed spaces

A rendering of the new English Commons to be built in Old Main.

Lucy Benson and Will Rinkoff

September 9, 2018

As Schilling construction wraps up, Old Main construction ramps up.

Deans prioritize authenticity in new positions

This year, instead of one Dean of Students, there are two new roles headed by Academic Dean Tom Anderson and Dean of Students Chantal Thornberry,

Mimi Geller, Director of RubicOnline

September 4, 2018

US Academic Dean Tom Anderson and Dean of Students Chantal Thornberry discuss the new school year and their roles.

Senior lounge closed

The Senior Lounge will be permanently locked until March 26.

Ellie Findell, Production Manager

March 6, 2018

The senior lounge was closed on Mar. 6 due to poor behavior.

Illness epidemic hits classrooms

There were at least 13 deaths in one week during the 2017-2018 flu season

Iya Abdulkarim, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2018

SPA has been impacted by the flu, with more students and faculty members out this year than before.