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Students and faculty go mad for May Madness

Every activity is worth a different number of points, depending on its complexity. Photos serve as verification that the challenge was completed.

Lynn Reynolds, RubicOnline

May 25, 2020

As a tribute to school spirit, students participated in May Madness this past month sending in photos of themselves performing fun activities to keep their class in the lead and possibly win a hilarious reward.

Students maintain community in a variety of ways

Students maintain community in a variety of ways

Ivy Raya, RubicOnline

May 20, 2020

Throughout each grade level, student leaders are putting time and effort into maintaining the SPA community.

American Red Cross comforts first-time blood donors

Junior Adeline DeHarpporte accompanies her friend junior Anja Trierweiler who getting  her blood drawn for the first time.

Elle Chen, RubicOnline

February 11, 2020

Although the process of drawing blood only takes 10-20 minutes, the entire process of donating blood takes about an hour total.

USC proposes new protest policy

Junior Adrienne Gaylord and Sophomore Will Sedo attended the climate strike despite SPA's  repercussions.

Lara Cayci, RubicOnline

January 17, 2020

USC is working on creating a student activism policy to regulate whether students can leave school and be excused to attend social protests. 

New USC representative Hartfeldt on environmentalism, sustainability, and leadership

Not enough people had ran for USC the year before, so Hartfeldt decided to run this year. “I thought that I would be a good person to represent the student body because I'm fairly outgoing and assertive... I like to take control and make sure everything is running smoothly” she said.

Julia Baron, The Rubicon

December 4, 2019

The mid-fall elections gave the sophomore class a new student body representative: Maura Hartfeldt.

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.

USC changes blood drive’s location and information systems to increase participation

Note: This image was previously published in RubicOnline

Lara Cayci, RubicOnline

November 5, 2019

USC has been working tirelessly to make changes in order to increase participation.

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.

When the Opinion Board returns, students determine its value

When the board opens next week, stop by. Start a conversation. Respond to a post. Keep it going.

Lucia Granja, RubicOnline

September 5, 2019

The opinion board will stay, but that choice will prove meaningless if students don't use it.

PEP plants for pollinators

Juniors Sonja Henze plants a plant with the help of another PEP member.

Elizabeth Trevathan, RubicOnline Editor

May 8, 2019

People for Environmental Protection planted a pollinator garden on May 7, with the help of student volunteers.