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Upper School Council collaborates to create a new snack schedule

Seniors Stevie Frisch and Pia Schultz and junior Gabe Ramirez grab snack. The new setup features multiple snack baskets at tables in the cafeteria.

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline

November 6, 2019

USC's new snack schedule aims to keep snack less chaotic and more contained in the cafeteria.

Fewer mentors is a long-awaited change

This year, many mentors in the menor-mentee program have five mentees. Last year, the average was two.

Noah Raaum, Creative Design Manager

September 15, 2019

The mentor-mentee program will benefit sizably from a tighter selection process.

2 SIDES: Did the mug / water bottle sales improve sustainability?

USC's initiative to remove disposable cups and host a reusable mug sale came with pros and cons.

Flannery Enneking Norton and Lucy Sandeen

September 26, 2017

Upper School Council sold water bottles and coffee mugs to raise funds and reduce waste.

USC rolls out cereal dispensers as snack alternative

Sophomore Emma Sampson enjoys cereal in the lunchroom.

Emily Thissen, RubicOnline Editor

April 14, 2017

In response to a high demand for X-Period snack, USC has put cereal dispensers in the lunchroom during snack.

Free tampons make it to girls’ bathrooms

USC placed free tampons and pads into the senior hall girls' bathroom.

Meghan Joyce, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 20, 2015

After a year of persistence, the Upper School Council made free feminine hygiene products available to the school.

Change in gender inequity is voters’ responsibility

Change in gender inequity is voters' responsibility

The Rubicon Staff

April 19, 2015

In order for gender equity to happen in student leadership, students must take action and vote thoughtfully during elections.

Registration for Blood Drive begins

Sophomore Ella Matticks checks out a Blood Drive poster in the athletic hallway, one of many posters posted around school. “I think [the Blood Drive] is a great thing our school does,” Matticks said.

Emily Thissen, Sports Editor

January 28, 2015

This year's Blood Drive will be held on Feb. 3.

Upper School Council works to revise dress code

Sophomores Hana Martinez and Barbara Bathke discuss the dress code during free time at school.

Emily Thissen, Sports Editor

September 11, 2014

The Upper School Council (USC) looks at important issues. This year they are focusing on one of the issues students care about most: the dress code. In the past, there have been issues with subjective language in the dress code itself which has caused controversy. The USC is taking action and redefining the...

Students vote for new leaders in elected groups

Sophomore Riley Wheaton, who won his run for chair of the Discipline Committee, examines the list of election results on April 23.

Nina Zietlow, News Editor

April 23, 2014

As the school year comes to a close a new kind of excitement is alive in hallways, the much anticipated student elections. Students from all grade levels have the opportunity to run for elected positions on Upper School Council, Student Activities Committee, and Discipline Committee. Elections for leadership...