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SPA competes in debate national qualifier

The SPA debate team strategies after the first round of eliminations.

Emma Sampson, RubicOnline Editor

December 13, 2018

On Dec. 8, SPA debate hosted and competed in the annual debate national qualifier.

Fones, McCauley enthusiastic about novice debaters

Tom Fones and 9th Grader Maura Hartfeldt share a joke during Beginning Debate class.

Lucy Benson, The Rubicon Editor

October 26, 2018

The 2018 Debate season fosters a new group of novice debaters.

IC celebrates students of Asian heritage through food and drink

Junior Olivia McCauley stands on a chair and gives a short speech about how happy she is to have had the celebration this year.

Sharee Roman, The Rubicon Editor

May 28, 2018

Intercultural Club celebrated students of Asian heritage through food and drink during last Thursday's x-period.

Check Other affinity group gives voice to multiracial students

Non-inclusive race options such as these on standardized tests provoke frustration for many multiracial students.

Mimi Geller, Director of RubicOnline

January 22, 2018

The Check Other affinity group allows multiracial students to gather and share lived experiences surrounding their unique backgrounds.

McCauley’s perseverance paid off at debate National Qualifiers

Junior Olivia McCauley shares her insights on debate.

Melissa Nie, Illustrator/Infographics

January 18, 2018

Junior Olivia McCauley's recent achievement at National Qualifiers is a sweet reward for her tumultuous journey through debate, which made her a stronger person.

STREET STYLE: Florals and color pops brighten January blahs

Chloe Morse, The Rubicon Editor

January 8, 2018

It may be below zero this week, but the optimism for spring blooms in floral prints.

Debate teams dominate National Qualifiers

National Qualifiers pose with their plaques and their coach at the Dec. 9 tournament.

News in Brief

December 11, 2017

Three debate teams qualified for nationals at the Dec. 9 tournament.

Students prepare for Debate National Qualifiers

On Dec. 9, twelve SPA students will go to Debate National Qualifiers.

Jenny Ries, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017

On Dec. 9, SPA students will go to Debate National Qualifiers.

SPA THINKS: When should students start thinking about college?

SPA THINKS: When should students start thinking about college?

Noah Raaum, Videographer

September 17, 2017

Four students share their opinions on when its best for students to start thinking about college.

US Student Clubs Fair informs new students, offers opportunities

Seniors Numi Katz and Lillian Pettigrew inform 9th graders about their club, HerSpace.

Mimi Geller, Director of RubicOnline

September 11, 2017

The Student Clubs Fair was held on Sept. 11 in Briggs Gymnasium where 9th graders gathered to learn about every student club in the SPA community.

Putting the me in memes: Students share experiences with memes

Peer helpers posted this sign in one of the school hallways, advertising the Relaxation Room for students during exams week, using the popular meme concept of Evil Kermit. “I think it’s helpful to add a visual to a joke because it elevates it and makes it funnier,” junior Belle Smith said.

Jasper Green, The Rubicon Editor

January 25, 2017

Memes are a form of interaction where people spread cultural ideas with each other.

New and returning students settle into the Upper School

“I see myself liking SPA as a school environment in general, but I think it may be too early to tell because I still haven’t made really close friends, like I had back home,” Grunau said.

Tristan Hitchens-Brookins, Staff Writer

November 13, 2016

Olivia McCauley, Gus Grunau, Charlie Keillor and Katie Lose all came to SPA for different reasons. How are they settling in?