The Rubicon

It’s a pandemic; don’t worry about grades

Everyone seems to be handling the challenges of this pandemic differently. And that’s okay.

Colin Will, Opinions Editor

May 27, 2020

Everyone seems to be handling the challenges of this pandemic differently. And that’s okay.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Honor social distancing protocols this summer

Keep looking for alternative options for social time. Set up a Netflix party and watch something together; go to a park with masks and stay six feet apart.

The Rubicon Staff

May 26, 2020

Although regulations have been made less restrictive it is important to continue social distancing and limit exposure to others as there is still a long road ahead.

How does it feel to have essential worker parents on the front lines?

Raveendran's mother is one of the many medical workers that are currently working to battle COVID-19.

Alexandra Cardwell, RubicOnline

May 26, 2020

In a time of tremendous stress, suffering, and loss, the world’s medical workers, in addition to all essential workers, have been tasked with providing relief to all of those suffering from COVID-19. Meanwhile, the children of these heroes have been fully supportive and inspired by their efforts.

Minnesota businesses slowly reopening

Junior Gabrielle Thompon's family owns St. Paul business The Wine Thief and Ale Jail. They have had to change some parts of how their business operates due to COVID-19.

Eloise Duncan, The Rubicon Editor

May 15, 2020

Under Executive Order 20-48, signed by Gov. Tim Walz on Apr. 30, workers in non-customer facing office and industrial settings are now allowed to go back to work, and customer facing businesses are continued to be allowed to do curbside pick-up, delivery, and walk-in for essential stores. Students have ...

The show must go on: virtual orchestra performance brings home the music

Instead of a Spring Concert, the SPA Orchestra recorded a virtual performance of Nessun Dorma. This photo was taken at the 2019 Pops Concert.

Elle Chen, Production Manager

May 14, 2020

In light of the cancellation of their 2020 Spring Concert, Orchestra Director Almut Engelhardt came up with a high-risk high-reward plan: virtual recording.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Value essential work by staying home and advocating

These essential workers help the rest of the community stay sane and healthy during this unprecedented time. They not only need to be recognized and appreciated, but there should be steps made beyond recognition for essential workers to keep them safe.

RubicOnline Staff

April 28, 2020

There should be steps made beyond recognition for essential workers to keep them safe.

Trump’s response worsened the COVID-19 outbreak

Trump tweeted,

Lucia Granja, RubicOnline

April 22, 2020

The administration has been working against the virus, but Trump’s actions have cost U.S. lives.

[Q&A] Family and friends share their stories of quarantine

During social distancing, what can we do to create a community?

Elle Chen, RubicOnline

April 21, 2020

Connect, create, and build community.

Chalk art is the chalk of the town

Encouraging messages are written on driveways for people driving past.

Annika Rock, RubicOnline

April 19, 2020

Chalk art has become really popular during social distancing as people have been drawing and writing encouraging messages on the streets.

Still the state with the lowest infection rate, MN social distancing falls just above average

Still the state with the lowest infection rate, MN social distancing falls just above average

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline

April 16, 2020

Minnesotans exhibited grade A social distancing early in Shelter in Place, yet have dropped down to a C+.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Social distancing is essential to combating COVID-19

In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, social distancing is an act of love.

The Rubicon and RubicOnline Staffs

March 17, 2020

As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Minnesota, reducing social interaction is the only sure way to flatten the curve.