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American Red Cross comforts first-time blood donors

American Red Cross comforts first-time blood donors

Elle Chen, RubicOnline

February 11, 2020

Although the process of drawing blood only takes 10-20 minutes, the entire process of donating blood takes about an hour total.

Posthumous music releases: the debate won’t die

Posthumous music releases: the debate won’t die

Jonas Bray, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

From the very positive reaction Circles by Mac Miller received, to the polar opposite reaction for Bad Vibes Forever by X, it’s clear that the music community feels divided over posthumous music.

[HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW…] 2019 pop songs?

Elle Chen, Feature Editor

January 12, 2020

10th-graders Nina Starchook and Mia Hofmann test their knowledge on pop songs from 2019.

[SONG REVIEW] Tame Impala struggles to forgive in “Posthumous Forgiveness”

[SONG REVIEW] Tame Impala struggles to forgive in “Posthumous Forgiveness”

Henry Burkhardt, RubicOnline

December 16, 2019

Through washy, delayed vocals, Parker explores forgiving his late father for leaving him and his brother.

QUIZ: Which song from Kanye’s “Jesus is King” should you be listening to?

QUIZ: Which song from Kanye’s “Jesus is King” should you be listening to?

Will Schavee, RubicOnline

November 11, 2019

Kanye West's most recent album has focused on religious gospel music, a departure from his usual hip hop.

[SPARTAN ON THE STREET] How do you prepare for games?

Salah Abdulkarim, The Rubicon

September 21, 2019

Spartan on the Street is a monthly video series where several people respond to a single question.

[ALBUM REVIEW] mxmtoon captures nostalgic view of love and adolescence

[ALBUM REVIEW] mxmtoon captures nostalgic view of love and adolescence

Melissa Nie, Director of RubicOnline

September 18, 2019

19-year-old Oakland artist mxmtoon is making waves in the pop sphere.

[ALBUM REVIEW] Post Malone shows vulnerable side on Hollywood’s Bleeding

[ALBUM REVIEW] Post Malone shows vulnerable side on <em> Hollywood’s Bleeding </em>

Will Schavee, RubicOnline

September 9, 2019

Post Malone's third album includes spring's popular single, "Sunflowers" but offers so much more.

[PODCAST] Combining senses: Sih talks synesthesia and violin

[PODCAST] Combining senses: Sih talks synesthesia and violin

Harper Lux, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019

9th grader Kai Sih spends hours with his violin playing with a traveling orchestra in addition to SPA's orchestra.

[SONG REVIEW] Taylor Swift Makes Her Reappearance with ME!

[SONG REVIEW] Taylor Swift Makes Her Reappearance with ME!

Harper Lux, RubicOnline Editor

May 2, 2019

Taylor Swift's new song ME! boasts a colorful image of having fun as an adult

[PODCAST] Quinn Williams reminisces on his time playing music

[PODCAST] Quinn Williams reminisces on his time playing music

Mason Brooks, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

Quinn Williams talks about his experiences and memories playing the violin.

[ALBUM REVIEW] Canadian born rapper Nav’s “Bad Habits” disappoints

[ALBUM REVIEW] Canadian born rapper Nav’s “Bad Habits” disappoints

Charlie Johnson, Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

Coming off two not very successful albums you would think that it would be Navs time to drop a good album, but this one is a let down.