The Rubicon

Delgado announces spring departure

Delgado announces spring departure
November 19, 2020
The US principal has accepted the principal position at Colorado Academy.

Anderson talks pandemic school safety

One way hallways, separated desks, sanitizing wipes, plexi glass, and masks are the new normal for students.
October 29, 2020
Paul Anderson is an occupational and preventive medicine physician at Health Partners and medical director to several companies in the Twin Cities.

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.
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?

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.
November 11, 2019
On the third anniversary of Trump's election, opinions are divided on whether he has changed SPA.

[FILTERED] Who is your favorite superhero?

Students and faculty took to Snapchat, to share their favorite superhero with answers ranging from Spiderman to Thanos.
May 2, 2019
Students and faculty took to Snapchat, to share their favorite superhero with answers ranging from Spiderman to Thanos.

Student awards to stretch over multiple assemblies in new format

Students gather for an assembly on Jan. 31.
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
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
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
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.
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,
Anderson takes on role of Academic Dean while Thornberry heads Dean of Students
September 4, 2018
US Academic Dean Tom Anderson and Dean of Students Chantal Thornberry discuss the new school year and their roles.
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