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[FILM REVIEW] Taylor Swift’s Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions reveals intimate side, production challenges during pandemic

Taylor and her producers, Aaron Dessner and Jack Antonoff, play their album in the same room together for the first time after producing Folklore from their own homes amid stay-at-home orders.
December 17, 2020
About four months following the release of Folklore, it’s concert film- esque documentary came out on Disney+.

[ALBUM REVIEW] Yung Gravy brings the heat with new album Gasanova

Yung Gravy possess to promote his album, Gasanova, on his official Instagram account, @yunggravy
October 19, 2020

Minnesota born rapper, Yung Gravy’s new album is full of energy, exciting features and retro songs and beats. Although the full album was released on Oct. 2, Yung Gravy previewed two songs, “yup!”...

Upper school band adjusts to new regulations

October 9, 2020
Band director Reid touches on the changes made to band program.

How COVID-19 will change music classes

SPA's 2019 Pops Concert in the Huss Center.
An area where change is sure to be made is the arts, and more specifically music classes.
October 2, 2020

It is undoubtedly true that SPA’s return to school will be significantly different from those in the past. It is difficult for students to truly know what changes lie ahead since the year has just started,...

Summer has officially ended, but with HOCO being named Eternal Summer, the music can go on

The summer has ended, but with it brought lots of new music. Whether listening by records or from a speaker, music has reached the students.
September 24, 2020
Fall has begun, but students' favorite songs of summer can go on through HOCO week.

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.

[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.
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.

[CONCERT REVIEW] Yung Gravy’s hometown show at The Filmore excites yung fanbase

Pictured above, Yung Gravy performs at The Filmore.
March 3, 2020
Minnesota-born Yung Gravy performed at the Filmore on February 21.

“Bedroom pop”- the young artists changing the music industry, and Generation Z, through self-production

A Bedroom Pop playlist can be found on The Rubicon Spotify @therubiconspa.
February 25, 2020
If bedroom pop continues to rise like it has, it will certainly become what grunge was for Generation X.

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.
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?
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?

January 12, 2020

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

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