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QUIZ: Which song from Kanye’s “Jesus is King” should you be listening to?

QUIZ: Which song from Kanye's

Will Schavee, RubicOnline

November 11, 2019

Kanye West's most recent album has focused on religious gospel music, a departure from his usual hip hop.

[EPISODE 3] Fall Play Behind the Scenes: The Music

Henry Burkhardt, Photo / Video

November 7, 2019

Musicians are practicing for the Upper School Fall Play, The Madwomen of Chaillot. The play will premiere on Nov. 22 in the Huss Center.

Annual homecoming lip sync includes tap dancing, duets

Sophomore Rylan Hefner tap dances in front of the upper school while lip syncing.

Bobby Verhey, RubicOnline Editor

September 27, 2018

This year's homecoming lip sync competition included tap dancing and a duet to "Man or Muppet" and "It's Raining Men."

Bruise Violet fuses punk rock and heavy metal

JUNIOR EMILY SCHOONOVER plays grunge punk songs at a recent concert with bandmates Bella Dawson and Danielle Cusack. Bruise Violet, a teenage punk rock band, formed in late 2013.

Gitanjali Raman, Online Managing Editor

March 12, 2016

Junior Emily Schoonover sings and plays guitar for punk rock band - Bruise Violet.

Student acapella group ‘Spartan Beats’ plans to perform

Spartan Beats presidents Anna Biggs and Nissa Rolf hold a group meeting on Jan. 15.

Clare Tipler, Sports Editor

January 19, 2016

Student acapella group aims to be more focused, perform more.

New student group A cappella singing strong

Junior Anna Biggs plays the piano as students practice singing during their first practice; “They’re really doing it themselves,” student group advisor Anne Klus said while watching the group practice.

Amodhya Samarakoon, Opinions Editor

October 10, 2014

Every Thursday a committed group of students stand around a piano and sing.  Started by juniors Anna Biggs and Nissa Rolf, the group is called A cappella.  "I'm there to support them, but they're really doing it themselves," Upper School choir director and the group's advisor, Anne Klus said.  The gr...

Schoonover takes the stage at Lollapalloza

On stage at Lollapalloza, sophomore Emily Schoonover (third from right) poses with members of the band Portugal. The Man and other artists that she had met on tour.

Mari Knudson, In Depth Editor

October 6, 2014

It’s not uncommon for students to feel nervous giving their senior speeches before the entire school, but imagine giving your speech in front of 100,000 people. Sophomore musician Emily Schoonover can imagine this from when she performed at Lollapalooza on Aug. 1-3, one of the Midwest’s largest music...

Singing comes naturally to senior Ysabella Johnson

Senior Ysabella Johnson enjoys singing and dancing in her spare time.

Ava Gallagher, Chief Visual Editor

April 2, 2014

“I’ve loved singing since before I can remember,” senior Ysabella Johnson said. Johnson has performed in multiple school productions including last years’ Hairspray, in which she performed a solo, and this year’s winter one-act, Metamorphosis. “I’ve never had professional lessons, but I si...