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"I really love singing. Mostly when I'm at home I feel comfortable enough to sing. It feels like who I am," senior Sabrina Rucker said.

Flustered students flock to their teachers as the quarter ends. Piles of late homework seemingly stack up on desks.  Many students feel overwhelmingly trapped with the work that needs to be finished. This isn’t a fire drill; this is exam season at St. Paul Academy and Summit School. With exams comes anxiety, and with anxiety comes stress. Many students, however, at SPA let the last weeks of the semester be a time to practice self-care to alleviate stress. Research has found that downtime is not only suggested but scientifically necessary. The brain needs rest in order to restore key functions like being attentive and recalling memories. With this sentiment at heart, students can recall their self-care practices to help them keep a level head before exams.

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Mimi Geller, Director of RubicOnline

Mimi Geller is the Director of RubicOnline. This is her fourth year on staff. Mimi believes that high school journalism connects people by sharing their stories while documenting the spirit of a community. Mimi has additionally served as the Assistant Director of Journalism at Orca Tribe Project, a youth initiative that connects local artists in the Twin Cities and has written for The Villager Newspaper in St. Paul. Outside of journalism, Mimi is the captain of Girls Varsity Volleyball, a member of Community Action and Service and a part of Summit Singers. Mimi can be reached at rubicon.spa@gmail.com

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