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Why the Opinion Board matters

Why the Opinion Board matters

Will Rinkoff, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

There are plenty of reasons to keep it, and I mean besides just freedom of speech.

Take advantage of SPA summer programs

Take advantage of SPA summer programs

Mimi Geller, RubicOnline Editor

March 9, 2019

While summer opportunities are often pushed by school administrators, faculty and parents when students are young, the messages dwindle in high school.

Promote action on International Women’s Day

Promote action on International Women’s Day

Jenny Ries, The Rubicon Editor

March 8, 2019

The IWD website noted that today the misconception that women have achieved gender equality is prevalent, with many believing that there is no work left to be done.

Lockdown drills do not prepare students for emergencies

Lockdown drills do not prepare students for emergencies

Maren Ostrem, The Rubicon Editor

March 6, 2019

Lock down drills are a common occurrence in most schools, but they fail to prepare students for real emergencies.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Health department expansions provide much needed resource reinforcement

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Health department expansions provide much needed resource reinforcement

The Rubicon Staff

March 5, 2019

The new adjustments to the health department are providing a much needed resource, both in the lives of students and Upper School guidance counseler Susanna Short. Starting with the opening party for the health office Feb. 19, two nurses are now available to students. One of them, Kristy Finn, is...

SPA isn’t ready for the zero waste movement… yet

SPA isn’t ready for the zero waste movement… yet

Tristan Hitchens-Brookins, RubicOnline Editor

March 5, 2019

It would not be practical for SPA to leave zero waste, but there are other steps it can take to reduce it's carbon footprint.

Non-French speaking students can benefit from exchanges, too

Non-French speaking students can benefit from exchanges, too

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline Editor

March 1, 2019

As part of an exchange program, French students visited the SPA Upper School last week and Monday and Tuesday of this week. The exchange experience was no doubt enriching for students enrolled in French at SPA, but it meant less for non-French speaking students. For non-French speakers, the exchange studen...

[THE THIRD WAY] The Green New Deal

[THE THIRD WAY] The Green New Deal

Kieran Singh, Columnist

February 27, 2019

Columnist Kieran Singh discusses The Green New Deal and its feasibility.

Living in a Winter Wonderland is magical. (Really)

Living in a Winter Wonderland is magical. (Really)

Anna Perleberg

February 23, 2019

All of this winter snow is making Minnesota active and beautiful.

Add humanities into economics courses

Add humanities into economics courses

Noah Raaum, Creative Design Manager

February 23, 2019

Economics is the ideal STEM-humanities course for its relevance, usefulness and uniqueness.

Grande’s “7 rings” music video, tattoo more appropriation than appreciation

Grande’s “7 rings” music video, tattoo more appropriation than appreciation

Ellie Nowakowski, RubicOnline Editor

February 23, 2019

Ariana Grande's "7 rings" music video sparks conversation about defining cultural appropriation.

New library fee policy ensures greater accessibility

New library fee policy ensures greater accessibility

Lucy Sandeen, The Rubicon Editor

February 21, 2019

An overhaul of Saint Paul Public Libary’s late fines makes access to reading materials easier and more fiscally responsible. St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter first proposed an overhaul of the Saint Paul Public Library’s fee system in Aug. 2018, wiping the slate clean for 51,000 library card holders whose access to books were blocked because of overdue book fees and making those same fees more ...