The Rubicon

USC changes blood drive’s location and information systems to increase participation

Note: This image was previously published in RubicOnline

Lara Cayci, RubicOnline

November 5, 2019

USC has been working tirelessly to make changes in order to increase participation.

Fewer mentors is a long-awaited change

This year, many mentors in the menor-mentee program have five mentees. Last year, the average was two.

Noah Raaum, Creative Design Manager

September 15, 2019

The mentor-mentee program will benefit sizably from a tighter selection process.

Knocking on wood: the quirks of superstitions

Senior Ethan Asis

Bobby Verhey, RubicOnline Editor

February 28, 2019

Students use superstitions in their daily life out of habit to avoid danger and keep good luck.

Liepins shares tips for having a successful summer garden

From 2015: Nikolas Liepins plants vegetables in a garden with his grandfather.

Jenny Ries, The Rubicon Editor

June 5, 2018

9th grader Nikolas Liepins provides suggestions for summer gardeners.

While many walk out, some stay in school

During x-period, some juniors gather in Summit Center to spend time and relax while others prepare to leave for the walkout.

Sharee Roman, Photographer

April 21, 2018

  On National Walk Out day, students marched to the Capitol to emphasize the need for increased gun control in response to the recent school shootings. Although plenty of students participated in the walkout, students who did not march remained at school. 9th grader Allison Audette did...

Science Alliance grows membership through a love of STEM

Science Alliance meets during Thursday X Period in 101.

Jenny Ries, Staff Writer

January 1, 2018

Science Alliance preps for their spring competitions during Thursday clubs time.

Delgado to succeed Hughes as US principal

Dean of Students Max Delgado will become the US Principal on July 1. Sophomore Sydney Therien said, “[Delgado] being our principal will definitely be an advantage. I believe that he knows the students on a more personal level, and with a lot of the other administrators it’s more of a shadow control over the school, that's more impersonal. I believe it will all feel more connected.”

Tana Ososki, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017

After an internal search, Dean of Students Max Delgado has been appointed US Principal. He will promote to his new position on July 1.

Liepins’ pollinator advocacy gets national buzz

At the 2017 NAPPC Pollinator Advocate Award, Nikolas Liepins stands next to staff members presenting his award.   “...This year, reportedly, had the most nominees in the history of the award... I am extremely grateful and honored,” Liepins said. 

Sharee Roman, Photographer

November 10, 2017

Ninth grader Nikolas Liepins received the 2017 Pollinator Advocate Award, the youngest winner in history, for his non-profit work protecting the bees.