The Rubicon

Narrative comments paramount for student improvement

Senior Muneil Rizvi reads the narrative comments that he recieved from his teachers following the first semester.

Clare Tipler, Online Production Manager

January 12, 2017

Students receive narrative comments from each teacher following the first semester of each year, to go along with the report card.

White House’s Trans Directive shows promise, but state reactions do not

The White House's Transgender Directive provides guidelines on how tansgender students should be treated at publicly funded schools. Among other things, it directs schools to allow student to use the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity, regardless of the sex that they were assigned at birth.

Dianne Caravela, Staff Writer

June 1, 2016

The White House's Transgender Directive, which protects the rights of transgender students in public schools, is an important step forward, but the unsubstantiated fears of those who oppose the bill shows that transphobia is still alive and well.

Cafeteria should take note from Widji to reduce food waste

At Widjiwagen, counselors weigh food to help reduce the waste.  SPA should adopt a similar practice in the cafeteria.

Jack Benson, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016

SPA’s kitchen staff does their part in reducing waste, but students waste too much food.

Safe Space Task Force confuses rather than clarifies the right and wrong of casual conversations

This question may seem like a socioeconomic slight to some or a friendly form of conversation to others. When a society is analyzing every word to prevent offense, it becomes difficult to discern the difference between innocent and insulting.

Krista Schlinger, Staff Writer

March 6, 2016

The Safe Space Task Force's presentation about brave conversations left more questions than answers.