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Take action to protect the narratives of native voices

The native reservations had some of the worst outbreaks in the country.

Tana Ososki, RubicOnline

October 8, 2020

During the COVID-19 outbreak, the native voice has been forgotten. But looking outside of COVID-19, the Indigenous community has always faced oppression in the regular health system.

Minnesota chefs give food away in makeshift market

Following social distancing guidelines, only ten shoppers were allowed in the free market at once.

Nikolas Liepins, Contributor

March 19, 2020

The free market will open again at noon on Friday, Mar. 20, at PUBLIC kitchen + bar (229 6th St E, St Paul, MN 55101).

“Transform the jangling discords… into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood.”

The the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial in Washington, D.C.

Kelby Wittenberg, RubicOnline Editor

January 19, 2019

Students should feel obliged to do something to further improve their community on MLK Day.

Sophomores: your time is running out. SoCLC supports volunteers.

Sophomores Erin Magnuson and Annabelle Bond posing in front of the SoCLC Board. 
Photo Credits: Tana Ososki

Tana Ososki, Interactive Storytelling Team

October 30, 2018

Volunteer hours are due in just a few weeks, and with a goal of 3,000 hours, there isn't a minute to lose.

Community Service Spotlight: Litman opens up to new political opportunities

Litman poses with Flaherty and his husband at one of Flaherty's campaign for Ramsey County Judge.

Annie Bottern, RubicOnline Editor

September 25, 2018

Through the act of volunteering, senior Mia Litman expands her knowledge of politics.

Seek meaningful volunteer opportunities, don’t fall victim to voluntourism

Before taking a plane trip to a developing country, know whether you are a voluntourist or volunteer

Andrew Johnson, The Rubicon Editor

March 7, 2018

Before volunteering abroad, reflect on and understand whether you are contributing to voluntourism.

Looking to volunteer? Keep environmental opportunities in mind

Looking to volunteer? Keep environmental opportunities in mind

Quinn Christensen, The Rubicon Print Editor

December 7, 2017

There is no denying that the environmental concerns are becoming increasingly more pressing. Climate change is worsening, hurricanes are getting stronger, and recently it seems like bees dying has become a top headline. These things are common knowledge and topics of conversation, yet students often fail to take...

QUIZ: Which service opportunity is the best fit for you?

QUIZ: Which service opportunity is the best fit for you?

Annie Bottern, RubicOnline Editor

November 13, 2017

Take the quiz to discover which volunteer organization from the Service Fair to work with.

Community Service Spotlight: Verhey sisters give gift of dance

Community Service Spotlight: Verhey sisters give gift of dance

Mimi Geller, RubicOnline Editor

February 21, 2017

Sisters Allie and Jennie Verhey grant the practice of dance to youth at Dakota Woodlands shelter.

Getting up and giving back

Getting up and giving back

Andrew Johnson, The Rubicon Editor

May 31, 2016

Not only is volunteering personally fulfilling, it is an enjoyable use of one’s time. So, this summer, get up and give back.

Ward teaches St. Paul elementary students to read

Freshman Jazz Ward reads in preparation for her volunteer work. “I was going to volunteer at one of my dad’s hospitals but that didn’t work out but I still wanted to volunteer and I really like reading,

Emily Thissen, News Editor

February 29, 2016

Freshman Jazz Ward helps kids at Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Elementary School improve their reading skills through the organization Reading Partners.

Community Service Spotlight: Stanley educates public on wildlife at Como Zoo

Sophomore Hannah Stanley (back row, sixth from the right) and other Nature Walk volunteers.

Diane Huang, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 27, 2015

Sophomore Hannah Stanley shares her experience as an interpreter at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.