The Rubicon

Senior speeches begin today: here’s the first speaker’s story

Senior Sydney Therien holds the final copy of her senior speech.
September 13, 2019
Senior Sydney Therien explains her senior speech writing process.

Intercultural Club diversifies assemblies with music choice

Sophomores Karla Garcia and Tana Ososki introduce the songs played at each Blue & Gold Assembly.
October 31, 2018
Every week, the music gurus of SPA's Intercultural Club choose songs to play at each assembly

Blue/Gold assemblies hold unknown significance

In an issue of The Rubicon from 1987, an editorial was written from the staff about how students should direct complaints about Blue/Gold assemblies to administration and not to themselves.
April 29, 2017
With the class of 2017 being finished with speeches, taking a glimpse into the history of speeches offers insight on how they have changed.

Behaviors spread like the common cold

Contagious behaviors are an unavoidable part of the human experience, but even some control over negative emotions can lead others to have a better and more positive day.
March 9, 2017
Understanding how behaviors influence and infect others lessens the spread of negativity.

Senior Speech Illustrations: Week 1

Senior Speech Illustrations: Week 1
September 15, 2016
The first four senior speech illustrations of the Class of 2017

February’s senior speeches emphasize the value of overcoming adversity

Seniors Jon Riley, Lukas Kelsey-Friedmann, Michael O'Shea, and Maggie Vliestra delivered their speeches on Feb. 19.
March 10, 2016
Senior Speech topics reflected on challenging moments and called for a solution.

Speech introductions set the stage for senior speakers

January 15, 2016
Senior Speeches resume today.

December’s senior speeches stress the importance of family and overcoming fears

I am. I am. I am my own flower.   But I am also one of three, blooming from the same earth as two others. Blooming with a thousand green sensations, we differ and are similar. We are each our own self.   We are. We are. We are.   We are three of three.
December 13, 2015
These senior speeches were delivered on Dec. 4 and Dec. 11.  

November’s seniors describe important life experiences in speeches

December 13, 2015
Senior speeches were delivered on Nov. 6, Nov. 13, and Nov. 20.

Senior speakers begin with humor, end with passionate calls for change

October 11, 2015
The speakers were seniors Caswell Burr, Lia Orey, Michelle Heilig, and Sabrina Brown.

Second week of senior speakers talk about who they are today

Senior Gitanjali Raman's speech discussed her journey of trying to rediscover her adventerous spirit that she possessed as a child.
September 30, 2015
Speakers on Sept. 25 talked about who they are as a person today, as influenced by their past experiences.

First three Senior Speeches take the stage

 Bukingolts's speech revolved around the idea of victimization and self help.
September 22, 2015
This is the first part in a weekly series highlighting moments from the Class of 2016 senior speeches.
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