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Students look forward to college athletics

Ali Duval, Staff Writer

March 21, 2014

Sports are a large part of every student’s life, whether they play them or not. Everybody is affected by the news of whether a school team wins or lose. Everyone has friends on a team, friends who are directly affected by sports. And some people even plan to continue playing sports after high school....

Student Political Union discusses State of the Union address

Student Political Union (SPU) members (from left) freshman Raffi Toghramadjian, freshman Ellis Tomlinson, freshman Liam McVea, sophomore George Stiffman, senior Connor Allen, sophomore Will Donaldson, freshman Andrew Michael, junior Zeeshawn Abid, senior Nick Cohen, junior Haris Hussain, Upper School debate teacher Aaron Shuler, senior Bryant Carlson, senior Carter Rients, senior Lowell Naas, junior Shaan Bijwadia, and junior Jordan Hughes regularly discuss controversial and politically divisive topics like the State of the Union address. “This [speech] is the first major thing Obama has done, where he’s departed from his platform of change,” Bijwadia said.

John Wilhelm, News Editor

February 4, 2014

President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address to Congress on Jan. 28—a speech intended to inform the representatives of matters that the President believes are important, or demand immediate action. The speech addressed a myriad of topics, ranging from the financial health of the country, to ...

Tutors, council work to facilitate a stronger program

Sophomore Milo Wittenberg meets with Junior Tutor Afsar Sandozi. “I know that [the tutors] are there but I don’t really see them.” freshman Kyle Ziemer said.

Amodhya Samarakoon, Staff Writer

December 18, 2013

After attacking, struggling and nearly defeating a math problem, the student sprints towards her classroom frantically to see that the teacher isn’t there, and panic starts to rise. If only there was a handy tutor at the ready to save her day! This situation motivated the members of the Upper School...

Gallery: Seniors participate in pumpkin carving tradition at Lower School

Seniors and kindergartners listen for directions before beginning. This year's pumpkins were slightly larger than previous years'.

Lucy Li, Online Editor in Chief and Print Managing Editor

November 4, 2013

Around 50 seniors drove to the Lower School to help kindergartners carve pumpkins on Oct. 4. Check out the full story under the News section on rubiconline.

Student Political Union discusses gun control and government shutdown

From left: Senior Dylan White, junior Bill Naas, junior Halsey Moe, senior president Nick Cohen, and senior Nick Hoffmann engage in one of SPU’s weekly discussions, “I like being able to hear the different viewpoints of people who aren’t in the majority of the rest of the school,” Cohen said.

Katrina Hilton, Sports Editor

October 4, 2013

The current political atmosphere is swirling with news, leading to many heated discussions in the Student Political Union student group. The group takes controversial issues they consider to be very prominent in the United States and around the world, and exchanges views on them. The recent shooting...

School embraces new mission

The new mission statement was crafted by a group of teachers, students, parents, and administrators to develop a sense of what the community is and what it aspires to be.  Freshman Noel Parker said the new statement will be “preparing [students] for bigger things.”

Boraan Abdulkarim, Cover Story Editor

September 27, 2013

The gymnasium buzzed with a mix of excitement and disappointment at the start of a new school year on Aug. 27. Slowly, the conversations hushed and the Welcome Assembly began. After the greeting and a presentation by Upper School Principal Chris Hughes, Head of School Bryn Roberts presented a speech...

Opinion: Sequester illustrates rampant problems in Washington

Opinion: Sequester illustrates rampant problems in Washington

Nick Cohen, Columnist

March 7, 2013

Washington’s automatic spending cuts went into effect as of Mar. 1, as both Democrats and Republicans in Congress refused to negotiate. They instead decided that a plan set forth to facilitate compromise is instead a viable option for the future. The sequester, as many are calling it, has not yet bared...