• German exchange students arrive Sept. 22 and depart Oct. 7 and a special assembly will be held in The Huss Auditorium Sept. 23
  • Spanish exchange students arrive Sept. 14 and depart Sept. 25 and a special assembly will be held in The Huss Auditorium Sept. 16
  • This week's senior speeches: Alessandra Costalonga, Annika Findlay, Libby Cohen and Alex Herrmann

The Rubicon

Hollywood, we are ready for realistic portrayals of race

Hollywood, we are ready for realistic portrayals of race

Sam Hanson, RubicOnline Editor

December 2, 2018

Though recent "social justice" movies end with uplifting messages, movie-viewers should not be fooled by Hollywood idealism.

The commercialization of our genome

The commercialization of our genome

Lucy Sandeen, The Rubicon Editor

November 22, 2018

If one does not experience all of the multifaceted advantages and disadvantages that a race, culture, or identity carry with them, a DNA test does not give them permission to claim that identity.

STAFF EDITORIAL: We need to change how SPA talks about race

STAFF EDITORIAL: We need to change how SPA talks about race

The Rubicon Staff, Editorial

February 17, 2018

Teachers, the administration, and students are all contributing to the current state of how we talk about race. To support a better system, these three groups need to work together.

Q&A: Lutalo Jones, Meley Akpa, Kathryn Schmechel, and Naomi Wilson talk about African American representation at SPA

Q&A: Lutalo Jones, Meley Akpa, Kathryn Schmechel, and Naomi Wilson talk about African American representation at SPA

Noor Qureishy and Diane Huang

March 10, 2017

Senior Lutalo Jones, Meley Akpa, Kathryn Schmechel, and ninth grader Naomi Wilson discuss how they feel African American students are represented at St. Paul Academy and Summit School.

QUIZ: Genetics, skin color, and race

QUIZ: Genetics, skin color, and race

Amodhya Samarakoon, RubicOnline Creative Design Manager

February 27, 2017

Take this quiz to test your knowledge about race and genetics, and get an idea of what students in the Genetics course are discussing.

Genetics class examines intersection between science and race

Genetics class examines intersection between science and race

Noor Qureishy, The Rubicon Managing Editor

February 25, 2017

The Advanced Topics in Biology: Genetics class explored how social issues and science come together by visiting the RACE: Are we so different? exhibit at the Science Museum on Feb. 24.

Race movie falls short after avoiding topic of race

Race movie falls short after avoiding topic of race

Andrew Johnson, Staff Writer

March 14, 2016

Race movie earns its R rating without addressing the complexity of racism.

Asking the messy question is essential

Asking the messy question is essential

The Rubicon Staff

January 1, 2015

In the pursuit of awareness and acceptance, students have lost sight of the people who are right in front of them: their peers. By accepting those who are different, students have only scratched the surface regarding differences in their own community.

Protesters march against the Washington D.C. NFL team name

Protesters march against the Washington D.C. NFL team name

Breandan Gibbons, Staff Writer

November 11, 2014

At 8:00, in 39 degree temperature, on Sunday, Nov. 2, 4,500 people gathered in front of TCF Back Stadium for the largest protest of the Washington football team’s name, "Redskins" to date. The protest and preceding march were lead by government officials and First Nations leaders, as well as other public figures.

Common Ground shares stories of identity at assembly

Common Ground shares stories of identity at assembly

Lucy Li and Emily Thissen

April 15, 2014

Each question brought forth an anecdote about identity. The stories ranged from senior Sam Carlson's experiences with expectations for his hairstyle to junior Isabella LaBlanc's struggles with Native American stereotypes. “I thought it would be scary [to share my monologue in front of everyone],...

Staff Editorial: We need to re-examine racial discourse

Staff Editorial: We need to re-examine racial discourse

The Rubicon Staff

February 21, 2014

Following Martin Luther King Jr. day, it’s an appropriate time to reevaluate how we treat others, and manage discussions about race. It’d be an understatement to say we’ve advanced far from the overt racial insensitivity of the mid 1900s, but that’s hardly a reason to drop the issue entirely....

Asian students face unique college obstacles

Lucy Li, Cover Story Editor

May 6, 2013

Chinese-American senior Jeremy Tong was clear in his view. “Race can also help you a lot as a student, but it also hurts a lot of people,” he said. Sophomore Neerja Thakkar shared her opinion. “It used to be that being Asian would help you since colleges wanted diversity,” she said, “but...