The Rubicon

Seniors reflect on graduating amid COVID-19

Seniors Will Rathmanner and Andy Ellis sit in class back in the fall of 2019. “I have mixed feelings about the school’s response, but overall, it’s just a bummer that COVID-19 has taken over our lives,

Melissa Nie, Director of RubicOnline

April 17, 2020

For the class of 2020, Friday, Mar. 13 could have been their last day of high school.

Still the state with the lowest infection rate, MN social distancing falls just above average

Still the state with the lowest infection rate, MN social distancing falls just above average

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline

April 16, 2020

Minnesotans exhibited grade A social distancing early in Shelter in Place, yet have dropped down to a C+.

[SPOTIFY PLAYLIST] Boys hockey ‘skates’ away with Thanksgiving Tournament

The boys varsity hockey team's playlist contains songs like

Bobby Verhey, Social Media Manager

December 2, 2019

The boys hockey team took home the Warrior Turkey Tournament this past weekend. Click here to read about how they did this and what songs they use to hype them up before games.

Three years later, Trump changed SPA

A poll conducted by the Rubicon recorded 76.3% of SPA students identifying as Democrat, 81.4% disapproving of Trump, and 69.5% believing Trump should be impeached. The poll had 59 respondents, of which 14 were ninth graders, 17 were sophomores, 19 were juniors and nine were seniors. 33 respondents identified as female, 23 as male and 3 as non-cisgender.

Asa Zirps, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

On the third anniversary of Trump's election, opinions are divided on whether he has changed SPA.

Students pioneer new (or revitalize old) clubs

The middle school GSA poses for a group photo. Dawson-Moore was a key player in creating the group.

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline Editor

May 16, 2019

While many clubs have existed in the SPA community for years, some students seek to pioneer new clubs or revive forgotten ones.

Community evaluates value of science in current world

Junior Helen Bartlett works on her Chemistry homework.

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline Editor

January 26, 2019

Students and teachers evaluate what science means to them.

SPA Thinks: Math vs. Science

“I think science is more important at this time in history because of how vital it is to saving the environment,” junior Clark Waltz said.

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline Editor

October 25, 2018

The addition of the Hugh K. Schilling Center has sparked debate within students: which is better, math or science?

Boys hockey players push forward after departure of Head Coach Funk

Former head coach Matt Funk coaches between periods during a game against Virginia High School.

Michael Forsgren, RubicOnline Editor

June 1, 2018

Boys hockey team head coach Matt Funk will leave his post after three years, but his former players are ready to fight.

Drake Arena 50th Anniversary

Ellie Nowakowski, Illustrator/Infographics

December 10, 2017

Drake Arena's 50th Anniversary leads junior Kenzie Giese and sophomore Will Rathmanner to contemplate what the arena means to them.