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[COMMUNITY SERVICE SPOTLIGHT] Mellin relives childhood at Gibbs Farm

 Sophomore Ruth Mellin pets a goat at Gibbs Farm in her period clothing.

Lucia Granja, RubicOnline

March 12, 2020

For many summers, sophomore Ruth Mellin spent her time at camps at Gibbs Farm, a historic site where campers can learn about pioneer life. This summer, Mellin gave back to the farm by interning there. “Over the summer I helped with camps for elementary schoolers[...] for a few weeks,” she said, ...

[COMMUNITY SERVICE SPOTLIGHT] Ross trades free time for free trade

Sonia Ross in the Ten Thousand Villages shop, where she spends every Saturday.

Lucia Granja, RubicOnline

December 7, 2019

Sophomore Sonia Ross has gotten very involved in free trade work at organization Ten Thousand Villages since this summer.

End of a tradition: Julian Duffy reflects on service in Nicaragua

End of a tradition: Julian Duffy reflects on service in Nicaragua

Clara Garner, RubicOnline

October 15, 2019

Sophomore Julian Duffy talks about his experience of giving in Nicaragua.

Higher volunteering expectations needed to build student buy-in

Students are constantly wrapped up in trying to find intellecual, philosophical, and policy-based solutions to major problems in classes; as a result, they fail to recognize the change they could make with hands on volunteering in the larger communnity

The Rubicon Staff

February 12, 2015

In order to shape "the minds and the hearts of the people who will change the world," SPA must emphasize community service more than it does now.

Removal of sophomore benches was beneficial and effective

The sophomore benches were removed for three days in response to reports of sexual harassment by a select few who.

Paul Watkins, Sci-Tech Editor

November 10, 2014

After receiving a second round of complaints about harassment near the sophomore benches, Dean Delgado and the US Administration reacted thusly and took the sophomore benches away. Besides the extra space gained, the removal of the benches provided overdue recognition and punishment for sexual harassment that has been ongoing. This removal was good for everyone, not just those who appear to be appeased by it.