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Cut teachers slack; they’re the ones holding the rope

Teachers work relentlessly to make sure everything is getting across over Google Meets... the least students can do is to actively listen and stay focused.

Tommy Verhey, RubicOnline

September 18, 2020

Distance learning is difficult for teachers as well and students need to understand that.

Minnesota businesses slowly reopening

Junior Gabrielle Thompon's family owns St. Paul business The Wine Thief and Ale Jail. They have had to change some parts of how their business operates due to COVID-19.

Eloise Duncan, The Rubicon Editor

May 15, 2020

Under Executive Order 20-48, signed by Gov. Tim Walz on Apr. 30, workers in non-customer facing office and industrial settings are now allowed to go back to work, and customer facing businesses are continued to be allowed to do curbside pick-up, delivery, and walk-in for essential stores. Students have ...

Roberts, Admissions increase financial aid

Roberts hopes school will opened in Fall 2020, likely this will be with social distancing modifications.

Henry Burkhardt, RubicOnline

May 4, 2020

Head of School Bryn Roberts said “We knew that we were going to have people hurting [during the pandemic] so there was no hesitation on my part ...to go to the Board of Trustees and make this judgment. I think that reflects who we are as a school.”

COVID-19 changes college admission process

In recent years, less and less students have taken standardized tests. Due to COVID-19, many SAT and ACT test dates have been cancelled, leading to many colleges opting to go test optional for the class of 2021. This means that the percent of students taking the ACT, the SAT or both will drop drastically this coming year.

Elizabeth Trevathan, RubicOnline

April 20, 2020

With schools closed, testing requirements are adapted or optional. But will they ever change back?

COVID-19 explained: the problem with hoarding

During the COVID-19 outbreak, one of the most effective methods to prevent transmission and contracting this virus is washing hands. While washing, use soap and make sure to scrub carefully and thoroughly. Hand sanitizer and wipes come in as a good alternative.

Elle Chen, RubicOnline

March 18, 2020

COVID-19 has caused many people to feel like they've lost control over their lives. That's why they're resorting to stocking. But how effective is it really?

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Social distancing is essential to combating COVID-19

In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, social distancing is an act of love.

The Rubicon and RubicOnline Staffs

March 17, 2020

As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Minnesota, reducing social interaction is the only sure way to flatten the curve.