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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.

[PHOTO GALLERY] Stay at home order essentials

Here's what the print staff needs to get through this long period of social distancing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Rubicon Staff

April 30, 2020

Here's what the print staff needs to get through this long period of social distancing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

American Red Cross comforts first-time blood donors

Junior Adeline DeHarpporte accompanies her friend junior Anja Trierweiler who getting  her blood drawn for the first time.

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 albums allow musicians work to live on... but does it add to a legacy?

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

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

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

Armed with melancholy but catchy tunes about love, moving on, and loneliness, mxmtoon draws in listeners and is rising through the charts.

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

Post Malone waits paciently as Album drops for excited fans. 

Will Schavee, RubicOnline

September 9, 2019

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