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Pandemics and creativity: a blessing or curse?

Edvard Munch, the Norwegian painter, contracted the Spanish Flu in 1919, used this experience as creative inspiration for a painting titled Self-Portrait with the Spanish Flu.

Sam Hanson, RubicOnline

April 21, 2020

The history of pandemics offers examples of artists that channeled enhanced creativity in the midst of crisis.

Responsible self care includes productivity

Self care is more about hard work paying off than luxurious relaxation.

Lizzie Kristal, The Rubicon

January 23, 2020

Sometimes the best form of self-care is to sit down and get stuff done.

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 ...

Ninth graders successfully petition for study hall release

The upper library, where study halls used to be held, is left deserted as ninth graders find other places to study.

Mason Brooks, Staff Writer

May 9, 2019

Ninth graders Sophie Cullen and Olivia Szaj petititioned for free study halls, and the class is grateful.

4 apps that will help you thrive this school year

Moment, Lumosity, Bedtime, and Evernote are all perfect apps for staying organized and prepared for the rest of the school year.

Liv Larsen, Interactive Storytelling Team

September 17, 2018

Boost your productivity with apps to regulate phone use and improve mental health and sleep schedule.

Two Sides, One Issue: Caffeine helps students achieve success

Caffeine helps students feel more productive and energized which allows them to achieve more, not only in school but also in life.

Melissa Nie, Staff Writer

March 8, 2017

Caffeine is beneficial to its users when taken in moderate amounts.

Not magic, just music

Music has been found to improve productivity and state of mind.

Jared Grossman, Staff Writer

November 1, 2014

Whether it’s rocking to Radiohead or jamming to Jay-Z, music undoubtedly has its effect on everyone. But what is that effect?