The Rubicon

Seniors reflect on graduating amid COVID-19

Seniors Will Rathmanner and Andy Ellis sit in class back in the fall of 2019. “I have mixed feelings about the school’s response, but overall, it’s just a bummer that COVID-19 has taken over our lives,

Melissa Nie, Director of RubicOnline

April 17, 2020

For the class of 2020, Friday, Mar. 13 could have been their last day of high school.

[PODCAST] Senior Project Ep. 3: A conversation with a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist

The plaque honoring Blair Kamin for his Pulitzer Prize.

Mimi Geller, Director of RubicOnline

May 24, 2019

In this episode of Senior Project: A Podcast, Mimi Geller interviews Blair Kamin of the Chicago Tribune who has won a Pulitzer Prize for his architecture criticism.

[PODCAST] Senior Project Ep. 2: Interning at Chicago Magazine

In this episode of Senior Project: A Podcast, Geller interviews a fellow intern at the Chicago Magazine, Maridsa Choute.

Mimi Geller, Director of RubicOnline

May 17, 2019

Geller speaks with fellow Chicago Magazine intern, Maridsa Choute, about her interests in journalism, and how she chose to intern at the Chicago Magazine.

[PODCAST] Senior Project: a podcast

[PODCAST] Senior Project: a podcast

Mimi Geller, Director of RubicOnline

May 12, 2019

In her first episode, senior Mimi Geller introduces her podcast which will document her senior project experience.

Jobs should count towards senior project hours

Senior Emma Sampson working at CRAVE American Kitchen and Sushi Bar.

Emma Sampson, RubicOnline Editor

April 24, 2019

Students with jobs struggle to balance senior project requirements.

Community Service Spotlight: Hoppe returns to past experience for senior service

Senior Emilia Hoppe has volunteered at the annual Sanneh Foundation gala with her friends for over five years. “The Sanneh Foundation helps run the Conway Community Center in St. Paul where they provide free after-school care and dinner services. The program is a bit understaffed, so I will help keep the kids entertained and supervised,” Hoppe said.

Nitya Thakkar, RubicOnline Editor

April 10, 2018

Senior Emilia Hoppe will continue her work with The Sanneh Foundation for her senior project.

Senior Hannah Stanley knows breadth of careers in biology

Stanley knows that life events can prevent people from getting the extensive education required to become a traditional doctor, but that doesn't exclude them from medicine.

Sophie Jaro, Chief Visual Editor

April 11, 2017

Stanley comes from a very biology-oriented family.

Senior Project process moves to technological format

Isabel Saavedra-Weis, RubicOnline Editor

February 15, 2017

SCLC finds that technology might eliminate stress during the 4 week senior in may.

Seniors return for project check-in


The Rubicon, News in Brief

May 14, 2015

The Class of 2015 returned to campus this morning to check in at the mid-point of their Senior Project.

Senior athletes juggle project requirements and sports

Senior Jonte Claiborne  is busy going from her senior project to softball games and practices.

Catherine Braman, Online Editor-In-Chief

May 15, 2014

While seniors are busy doing their senior projects and completing community service  hours, there are some who choose to add one more activity to their plate: the commitment of competing in a spring sport. The guidelines for the senior project expect students to complete a minimum of 27.5 hours per...