The Rubicon

Thomas Toghramadjian
Thomas Toghramadjian is a senior at St. Paul Academy and Summit School. He is currently in his fourth year on The Rubicon's staff, in the position of Columns Editor. He has been recognized three times on the NSPA Journalism Honor Roll and twice as North Star Editor. Outside of the newsroom, he serves as President of the Upper School Council, ineptly tries to play baseball, and debates in Public Forum. Toghramadjian also chairs the Minnesota chapter of the Armenian Church Youth Organization of America, where he has worked to to raise funds and public awareness for minorities threatened by the Syrian conflict. He looks forward to a productive and fulfilling year as a columnist.

Thomas Toghramadjian, Columns Editor

Apr 24, 2015
On 100th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide, Hrant Dink remembered (Story)
Apr 18, 2015
Iran accords worth the cost (Story)
Apr 02, 2015
Efforts by Israel’s Jewish majority at holy sites build a more inclusive society (Story)
Mar 20, 2015
Republicans search for candidate to reunite party (Story)
Feb 26, 2015
Recent U.S.-China climate change accords look towards a long term solution (Story)
Jan 15, 2015
Ending the U.S. presence in Afghanistan should be thorough and responsible (Story)
Dec 16, 2014
Catholic priest shortage caused by discouragement (Story)
Dec 02, 2014
Thanksgiving price cuts undermine the holiday spirit as Black Friday creeps backwards (Story)
Nov 14, 2014
Mid-term elections yield potential for immigration reform (Story)
Oct 21, 2014
Proposed Ebola travel ban would undermine both humanitarian objectives and domestic security (Story)
Oct 14, 2014
Legal euthanasia pressures patients and denies hope for recovery (Story)
Oct 10, 2014
Turkish obstructionism in Syrian crisis amounts to criminal neglect (Story)
Sep 30, 2014
Faith and science are deeply complementary (Story)
Sep 23, 2014
Fitzgerald’s appeal transcends iconic Jazz Age depictions (Story)
Sep 09, 2014
COLUMN: The case for forming a National Service Bureau (Story)
May 28, 2014
Senior Nick Cohen finds passion for criminal defense on senior project (Media)
May 26, 2014
Photo gallery: Boys Varsity Baseball beats Edison 12-0 (Story)
May 26, 2014
Boys Varsity Baseball wins first section game against Edison (Story/Media)
May 22, 2014
Congressman Oberstar leaves legacy of service, passionate moderacy (Story)
May 13, 2014
Libertarian influence on Republican Party corrodes realism and compassion (Story)
May 01, 2014
School announces new athletic conference (Story)
Mar 31, 2014
Former Upper School Chinese teacher Aaron Bohr trains as a Jesuit novice (Story)
Mar 21, 2014
Q&A with former Upper School Chinese teacher Aaron Bohr (Story)
Mar 20, 2014
Students speak up & clarify fallacies about respective religions (Story)
Mar 18, 2014
Quiz Bowl team closes season (Story)
Mar 14, 2014
Habitat for Humanity’s Service Day activity provides meaningful challenge (Story)
Feb 25, 2014
Conference rivalries fuel competition (Story)
Feb 19, 2014
Phone policy reflects careful process (Story)
Feb 07, 2014
Cast self-directs The Zig-Zag Woman (Story)
Feb 07, 2014
Gallery: Casts and crews prepare for One Act performances (Story/Media)
Feb 07, 2014
Senior Charlotte Hughes shares a director’s insight (Story)
Feb 01, 2014
Gallery: Cast and crew of Metamorphosis rehearse for Upper School One Acts (Story/Media)
Dec 23, 2013
Q&A with an anonymous student on the secret life of cheating at SPA (Story)
Dec 20, 2013
Competitive environment fuels the urge to cheat (Story)
Dec 12, 2013
Pops concert comes together just in time (Story)
Dec 07, 2013
Pops Concert Preview: Summit Singers rehearse “Winter Song” by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson (Story)
Dec 07, 2013
Pops Concert Preview: Blue Jazz Ensemble plays “Get Back” by The Beatles (Story)
Dec 07, 2013
Pops Concert Preview: Academy Symphony and Honors Sinfonia adapt to new schedule in midst of final practices (Media)
Dec 06, 2013
Pops Concert Preview: Blue and Gold Ensembles jazz with the rhythm of Stevie Wonder, Skyfall, and Michael Buble (Story/Media)
Dec 06, 2013
Pops Concert Preview: Summit Singers and Academy Chorale pull music from movies, TV, and recent hits (Story/Media)
Dec 06, 2013
Pops Concert Preview: Academy Symphony and Honors Sinfonia practice Star Wars medley (Story)
Nov 29, 2013
Winter Sports Preview: Boy’s Basketball bonds with preseason activities (Story)
Nov 27, 2013
Winter Sports Preview: Girl’s Hockey unites in preparation for season (Story/Media)
Nov 22, 2013
Winter Sports Preview: Boy’s Swimming and Diving looks forward to season with good spirits (Story)
Nov 26, 2013
Winter Sports Preview: Alpine Skiing starts season with high hopes (Media)
Nov 20, 2013
In the aftermath of a strong season, Math Team rebuilds (Story)
Oct 25, 2013
Music Seminar offers a unique learning experience (Story/Media)
Oct 24, 2013
War hits close to home for sophomore Boraan Abdulkarim (Story)
Oct 23, 2013
Cast of fall play continue rehearsing for The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Story)
Oct 15, 2013
Student musicians comment on use of tutorial times for sectionals (Story)
Oct 01, 2013
Team chemistry drives volleyball team to stay competitive (Media)
Oct 01, 2013
Freshmen set record for largest incoming class at 112 students (Story)
Oct 01, 2013
Mentors, tutors build community ties (Media)
Aug 29, 2012
Thomas Toghramadjian (Media)
May 29, 2013
Zelle to speak at Commencement (Story)
May 29, 2013
Seniors, staff prepare for graduation (Story)
May 06, 2013
The Rubicon editor wins Journalist of the Year (Story)
May 02, 2013
Seeking a balance between safety and schoolwork (Story)
Apr 23, 2013
Opinion: Boston Bombings must not damage American morale (Story)
Apr 16, 2013
Onlookers shocked by bombing at Boston Marathon (Story)
Mar 15, 2013
A love for Columbia and language (Story)
Mar 15, 2013
An in-depth look at Pope Francis I (Story)
Feb 20, 2013
Latvian dance preserves sisters’ heritage (Story)
Feb 18, 2013
Students react to new schedule (Story)
Jan 22, 2013
Al-Qaeda takes control of northern Mali (Story)
Jan 09, 2013
School searches for excellent substitutes (Story)
Nov 27, 2012
Girls Basketball team young but motivated (Story)
Nov 06, 2012
Analysis of debate continues through election day (Story)
Oct 30, 2012
Presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama face off in live debates (Story)
Oct 22, 2012
Girls Cross Country speeds to strong season (Story)
Oct 08, 2012
School renovations continue this fall (Media)
Oct 04, 2012
Girls Varsity Soccer plays with a leg up on the competition (Story)