The Rubicon

Virginia rally a win for democracy

An attendee of the Virginia Second Amendment Rally exercises two rights guaranteed by the Constitution: gun ownership and free speech.

Colin Will, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

Virginia found the perfect balance between freedom and safety: defending both the people and their right to express themselves.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] What should student protest look like?

A new policy, with student input, must be developed to balance the administration’s respect for student demonstration and its concern over disruptions to the school day.

RubicOnline Staff

October 8, 2019

A new protest policy must be developed with student input.

Students march to Capitol

SPA students whon walked our hold their signs at the Capitol and wait for the rally to begin.

Marlee Baron, Managing Editor

April 23, 2018

“Protect students, not guns” “We are enraged” “Thoughts and prayers are not bulletproof.” These are just some of the messages that were plastered on signs in the Huss Center on Apr. 20 as students gathered to walk to the capitol to rally against gun violence This particular walkout, althou...

Activists must demand change for all lives, not just white ones

Students can be united against gun violence, but united shouldn't mean that only one type of legislation or policy change is being advocated for. 21st-century activism can only be successful if it recognizes the white supremacy and privilege that current marches and walkouts are filled with.

Ellie Findell, Production Manager

April 19, 2018

The success of the March for our Lives thrives on the skin of its organizers and students of color need to be represented in the fight against gun violence.

Two Sides, One Issue: Students should protest for democracy and change

Protests are an essential characteristic of a functional democracy. The very system of democracy relies on citizen participation and dissent.

Lucy Sandeen, Staff Writer

March 14, 2017

Protests are an essential part of a functional democracy. Students should take this to heart and protest for change.

Two Sides, One Issue: Students should inspire real change, not protests

Students should forgo protests to inspire real change with their legislatures.

Chloe Morse, Staff Writer

March 14, 2017

Students should forgo protests to inspire real change with their legislatures.

DAPL redirected to Sioux County, sparks outrage

Protests take place around the country in opposition of DAPL. Fair Use Image: Flickr Creative Commons

Isa Saaverda-Weis, RubicOnline Editor

November 25, 2016

DAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline) moved from Bismark to Sioux Country. Protesters gather in outrage in Sioux County and around the country.

Students and teachers march against Islamaphobia

MSA members, teachers and other SPA students march and hold signs to protest  against Islamophobia.

Isabel Saavedra-Weis, RubicOnline Editor

September 26, 2016

"No Trump, no KKK, no racist USA!" Anyone between May Day Books and the Republican Headquarters on Saturday the 17th would have most likely heard coming from the streets. Muslim Students Alliance, or MSA, a school club made last year took part in the march this year, and opened the opportunity to...