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BEHIND THE LENS: Liepins captures Sanders rally

CHEER ON BERNIE. Sanders engages with the crowd as they shout chants and encouragements and raise signs printed with his name to show their support. His voice and words do not quit the crown instead it makes them raise their signs higher.

Nikolas Liepins, Contributor

November 14, 2019

Passionate chants of “Not me. Us.” — a Bernie Sanders campaign slogan — burst from the sea of Sanders supporters in Williams Arena (The Barn) on the University of Minnesota’s East Bank campus.

Dangers of vaping: speaker debunks the trend

O'Brien shows students ways vape companies market to a younger audience: fun and crazy flavored juices are just one of these methods.

Adrienne Gaylord, The Rubicon

September 9, 2019

Pediatrician Dr. Janna Gewirtz O'Brien showed students the facts.

“The Section of Disapproved Books” exhibit tells a strong tale of censorship

Hundreds of books make up the list of banned books in prisons.

Kelby Wittenberg, RubicOnline Editor

November 15, 2018

“The Section of Disapproved Books” at the Weisman Art Museum showcases the ridiculous censorship laws that some states have around inmate literature.

First Chinese Exchange explores The American Dream

Students from Mingde pose together at the beginning of their SPA exchange trip.

News in Brief

January 17, 2017

Students from China visit SPA for the first-ever exchange, Jan. 15-21.

Topp-Johnson researches whether fungi can make corn stronger

Junior Emilia Topp-Johnson introduces fungal endophytes into corn plants. She has been doing this work on the University of Minnesota for 5 years.  “This year, I intend to conduct a more long term series of projects around the theme of terraformation, the end goal of which would be to further the understanding of what it would take to cultivate plants on Mars,” Topp-Johnson said.

Noah Solomon, Staff Writer

December 12, 2016

For Emilia Topp-Johnson, corn kernels may be the ticket to the interstellar travel.

Senior Matthew Fiedler signs to University of Minnesota for baseball

Aditi Kulkarni, Editor-in-Chief

December 14, 2012

On Nov. 15, senior Matthew Fiedler made his decision to attend the University of Minnesota for playing D1 Baseball official. The school hosted the ceremony during x-period while friends, family, and coaches gathered around to support him. “[The ceremony] was really great. Lots of my friends and...