The Rubicon

Posthumous music releases: the debate won’t die

Posthumous albums allow musicians work to live on... but does it add to a legacy?

Jonas Bray, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

From the very positive reaction Circles by Mac Miller received, to the polar opposite reaction for Bad Vibes Forever by X, it’s clear that the music community feels divided over posthumous music.

Introversion is environmental

Tana Ososki, RubicOnline

December 10, 2019

Introverts can be formed by the environment around them, if that is either from trauma or viewing the way that their parents act and following their tendencies.  The events that happen around a child have high impacts in their future life. Even something as small as a loud sound as a baby can ca...

Detentions: are they the right way to deal with problems?

It’s time for disciplinary philosophy to change and for school officials to start using punishments that work instead of using detention as a catch-all punishment for even the most minor infractions of school rules.

Henry Burkhardt

October 29, 2019

Detentions are an oversimplified, overused answer to a larger problem.

Homecoming week is over. Keep the spirit alive.

Unless the Spartan is there, the cheers are nonexistent. Show school spirit.

Lynn Reynolds, Production Manager

October 2, 2019

Unless the Spartan is there, the cheers are nonexistent.

Science proves that typing notes is killing your grade

9th grader Alex Moore looks reading notes for French class.

Elizabeth Trevathan, RubicOnline Editor

May 10, 2019

Classes often begin with students opening their laptop, but typing notes aren’t as beneficial as the students think they are. In fact, typing notes makes preparing for tests much tougher than it should be. Scientific studies and surveys prove that there is a magical thing about writing notes down ...

Save our planet, not Notre Dame

Photo Credits: Lynn Reynolds.

Zekiah Juliusson, Staff Writer

May 4, 2019

There is nothing against people donating their money to a cause they believe in, but the world population needs to come together to convince those who can to donate to a greater cause: saving our earth.

[OVERTIME] Fans may watch pros for fame, but should watch school athletes for heart

[OVERTIME] Fans may watch pros for fame, but should watch school athletes for heart

Andrew Johnson, The Rubicon Editor

January 9, 2019

Players pay not for a paycheck, but for each other, and have more of a reason to lay it all out on the line and give their best effort.

Quit dropping a penny a swear word

Swearing has become so casual that students don't think about who might be listening as they walk the halls.

Sharee Roman, Photojournalist

September 26, 2017

Swearing has become an epidemic at SPA. There needs to be an effort on the students part to remedy this issue.

Part 2 of 2: Should teachers share political opinions in classrooms?

When teachers share their political opinions in class, it makes the conversation more tense, not less.

Nitya Thakkar, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

No, because this could make students feel targeted and disrupt the harmony of the class.

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.

Judging peers on a lack of knowledge prevents the deepening of conversation

Mari Knudson, In-Depth Editor

March 12, 2015

Students sit around a Harkness table, nervously glancing at each other in silence until a confident few speak up. However, as those few students finish speaking, the conversation dies off for lack of new insights. This common situation often arises after a controversial question is posed in classrooms....

Basis from a conglomerate of elements necessary to further discussion

Diane Huang, Online Editor and Chief

March 12, 2015

It’s that kid again, the one that didn't do the reading yet insists on participating during the class discussion. Few will take this student seriously because they lack knowledge to form an opinion off of. Yet somehow the student manages to speak more than any other participant who actually read the...