The Rubicon

WWIII? A look back at the events that nearly led to war with Iran

Despite a long history of tensions between the US and Iran building up and dissipating, the conflict nearly spiraled into war at the turn of the New Year.

Bobby Verhey, Social Media Manager

January 21, 2020

With tensions subsiding, look back at the historical events that led the U.S. and Iran to the brink of war, and the actions that prevented it.

[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.

SoCLC’s surprise gift to sophomores lifts spirits and boosts motivation

A large group of sophomores enter classroom 6110 to grab a gift. They are happy yo see their  surprise.

Elle Chen, RubicOnline

December 12, 2019

Upon hearing the growing concerns and complaints of fellow sophomore classmates, the members of the Sophomore Class Leadership Council felt obliged to help plan a small surprise for their class, attempting to lift spirits and boost motivation. 

Ninth graders successfully petition for study hall release

The upper library, where study halls used to be held, is left deserted as ninth graders find other places to study.

Mason Brooks, Staff Writer

May 9, 2019

Ninth graders Sophie Cullen and Olivia Szaj petititioned for free study halls, and the class is grateful.

Scent-sational oils gain popularity

Scent-sational oils gain popularity

Elle Chen, Staff Writer

December 22, 2018

Many students at SPA choose to use essential oils as a natural body remedy, perfume and diffuser scent over other unnatural products.

Falling flat on your face

“My friend and I were sitting in my dad’s bedroom. I was doing my nails and she was playing volleyball with a volleyball. She bumped the ball and hit the bottle of nail polish and it spilled everywhere on the carpet. It was hot pink nail polish on a white carpet. We tried to clean it up and we googled methods to get rid of it, but it wasn’t coming out. I tried vacuuming it and I sprayed hairspray on it, and we tried to soak it out, scrape, and scrub it, but it just made it worse. My dad then came home and cried about it. We haven’t replaced the carpet yet because it’s very expensive.” - 9th grader Nina Starchook

Lizzie Kristal, Rubicon Editor

October 28, 2018

Students and faculty stand back up after embarrassing moments.