• The next senior speeches will take place on January 18, with speakers Preston Fares, Emily Schlinger, and Annie Kristal

  • The winter student art reception will take place this Friday, January 11, from 3-4:30 PM

  • The first part of senior retreat will take place on Friday, January 11, from 8:00-11:25 AM

The Rubicon

Romney video a major setback for campaign

September 28, 2012


Filed under OPINION

With less than two months to go before the upcoming presidential election, a video has been released of candidate Mitt Romney at a fundraiser where he stated that 47% of Americans pay no income tax, and that these people will vote for Obama no matter what.  He also implied that voting for Obama entailed...

Editorial: Changes in athletic department should be augmented by student enthusiasm

September 28, 2012


Filed under OPINION

It’s hard not to notice the changes being made in the St. Paul Academy and Summit School Athletic Department. With new gym floors, a new Spartan logo, new coaches, and new athletes, the school’s sports programs have all the components needed for success.  The question now is whether the student body i...

Veracross a great idea, but execution needs work

September 28, 2012


Filed under OPINION

St. Paul Academy and Summit School recently made its latest advance in the quest toward being paperless by offering an alternative to assignment sheets, a former staple in SPA curriculum. Students this year are using the new Veracross platform, which formats assignments into an electronic calendar. This is...

Opinion: Are you better off now than you were four years ago?

Opinion: Are you better off now than you were four years ago?

Nick Cohen, Columnist

September 19, 2012


Filed under OPINION

During Mitt Romney’s Republican National Convention speech, he asked the audience, “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” But for most Americans, this question requires more than a simple yes-no answer. There has been significant progress in many respects in the last four years,...

Opinion: Romney-Ryan Medicare plan could prove fatal

Nick Cohen, Columnist

September 12, 2012


Filed under OPINION

Following the selection of running mate Paul Ryan (R-WI), as well as the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney has become even bolder. Before, he was running as a middle-ground Republican who could appeal (somewhat) to both sides, despite the fact that he moved more...

Opinion: Why Pick Paul Ryan?

Nick Cohen, Columnist

September 6, 2012


Filed under OPINION

From the moment Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wi) was selected as Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s running mate, he altered the dialogue of this election season. He provides a younger, more energetic, and more conservative attitude to Romney’s campaign. But why was he chosen in the first...