The Rubicon

Minnesota Matters is a monthly column written by Colin Will about political issues that impact the state.

Senators, don’t close parks

Colin Will, The Rubicon May 26, 2021
By threatening to close state parks and tear down the programs that keep our state beautiful, Republican senators have shown a complete disregard for their constituents and everything that the government is supposed to stand for.
Winners of the Georgia Senate runoffs Jon Ossoff (left), and Raphael Warnock (right), celebrate their victories together.

Democrats control Senate thanks to Georgia runoff

Thomas Reinhart, RubicOnline January 20, 2021
The Georgia vote for senators was highly contested, with both democratic nominees winning the race, the U.S. Senate is now a 50-50 split.
As an athlete, no matter what level they play at, their voices can be heard.

High school athletes can and should use their voices

Will Schavee, RubicOnline September 30, 2020
A team can raise up the voices of the individual members of the team through unity and support.
Political discourse dominates the internet. Internet activism and instant party division can be found in every topic covered online.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] It’s not always partisan

RubicOnline Staff September 23, 2020
Activism on the internet blurs the line between social and political issues.
Sanders supporters hold up signs spelling out the Vermont senator's name at his rally at Roy Wilkins Auditorium on March 2, 2020.

Sanders rally energizes Minnesota voters ahead of Super Tuesday

Nikolas Liepins, Political Correspondent March 4, 2020

Hours before Super Tuesday, presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) rallied Minnesotans in a “Get Out the Vote” concert at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul. After former South Bend...

POLLY WANTS... A POLITICAL STANCE? Students often repeat their family member's political beliefs, but this is counterproductive -- especially in a discussion-based learning environment. Students should allow their own morals to shape their opinions.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Resist parroting parents’ opinions

The Rubicon Staff February 5, 2020
It's time to ask: "Have I thought through issues, political candidates, and party politics for myself?"
Will the future ever be female?

Will the future ever be female?

Tana Ososki, RubicOnline January 29, 2020
Little girls all around the world are told that they can do anything they set their mind to—that their opportunities are endless, and that they have just as much brains, will, and power as any man. But in today’s culture, is this even a possibility?
A poll conducted by the Rubicon recorded 76.3% of SPA students identifying as Democrat, 81.4% disapproving of Trump, and 69.5% believing Trump should be impeached. The poll had 59 respondents, of which 14 were ninth graders, 17 were sophomores, 19 were juniors and nine were seniors. 33 respondents identified as female, 23 as male and 3 as non-cisgender.

Three years later, Trump changed SPA

Asa Zirps, Staff Writer November 11, 2019
On the third anniversary of Trump's election, opinions are divided on whether he has changed SPA.
After a Republican lawmaker called for Trump's impeachment this weekend, it's important to think about why that call is warranted.

Trumps corruption qualifies him for impeachment

Maren Ostrem, The Rubicon Editor May 20, 2019
With the Mueller report findings and a Republican call for impeachment this weekend, it's hard to argue that Trump should remain president.
[THE THIRD WAY] One boot and two edges

[THE THIRD WAY] One boot and two edges

Kieran Singh, Columnist April 10, 2019
Kieran Singh discusses the qualifications of 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg.
The United States Capitol on a cloudy day.

Students show growing dismay after month-long government shutdown

Noah Raaum, Creative Design Manager January 25, 2019
Martin Luther King Jr. Day—a day of celebration, service and progress—marked the 32nd of the longest government shutdown in United States history.
Becoming by Michelle Obama is a memoir of the hardships she has faced during her life before, during, and after her time as the First Lady of the United States.

[BOOK REVIEW] Michelle Obama opens up about hardships she faces in Becoming

Meagan Massie, Feature editor December 17, 2018
Michelle Obama shares her hardships and love to her husband, Barack Obama, in her biography "Becoming."
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