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Are we more than DNA? Testing provides some answers.

Are we more than DNA? Testing provides some answers.

Lucy Sandeen, The Rubicon Editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under FEATURE

Genome sequencing has become more accessible than ever, sometimes causing reevaluation of identity.

For Jones, SPA education secured success working globally

For Jones, SPA education secured success working globally

Koji Gutzmann, RubicOnline Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under NEWS

SPA Alumna Melissa Schumi Jones presented to students on Oct. 30 about her experience working in the U.S. Department of State.

From student to colleague: Daniels and Castellanos speak of relationship, Spanish exchanges

From student to colleague: Daniels and Castellanos speak of relationship, Spanish exchanges

Mimi Geller, Director of RubicOnline

March 30, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, TOP STORIES

From going on an exchange trip himself, to leading one with his former teacher, US Spanish teachers Peter Daniels and Rolando Castellanos share their experience on school led trips and development of Spanish skills.

March 30, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

When planting a tree, the best part is never the final result. Laboring and enjoying the time it takes for the tree to sprout through fallen foliage and punctuate an appointed skyline proves more fruitful. In the same way that humans plant seeds to grow trees, teachers ingrain their lessons into students...

Letter to the Editor: Let’s be constructive not destructive

Letter to the Editor: Let’s be constructive not destructive

Ethan Asis

December 12, 2017


Filed under OPINION

We should work on being more constructive as a community, especially when it comes to politics.

Host families open home, city and culture to Spanish exchange students

Host families open home, city and culture to Spanish exchange students

Flannery Enneking-Norton, RubicOnline Editor

September 16, 2017


Filed under NEWS, TOP STORIES

Host families from SPA look forward to showing off Minnesotan and American culture to their visitors from El Colegio Malvar in Spain.

Spanish VI reminds students relevance of internet safety

Spanish VI reminds students relevance of internet safety

Mimi Geller, RubicOnline Editor

April 12, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Spanish VI students will be giving presentations to the middle school Spanish students regarding social media safety and internet hazards.

Castellanos teaches lessons of family through school trip to Cuba

Castellanos teaches lessons of family through school trip to Cuba

Isabel Saavedra-Weis, RubicOnline Editor

September 19, 2016


Filed under FEATURE

Castellanos took students to Cuba in June to teach them about Cuba's history and show them where and how he grew up.

National Language Exams should focus more on language proficiency

National Language Exams should focus more on language proficiency

Isabel Saavedra-Weis, RubicOnline Editor

May 16, 2016


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Language exams are more focused on test taking skills than language proficiency.

Language students prepare to travel abroad

Katrina Hilton, Sports Editor

March 17, 2014


Filed under NEWS

Imagine travelling to a country you’ve never been to before, staying with a family you’ve just met, and being surrounded by people speaking a language you only started learning a few years ago. Over spring break, 26 St Paul Academy and Summit School Spanish students will have this experience whe...

With the help of a congressman, Castellanos escapes Cuba and unites with family

With the help of a congressman, Castellanos escapes Cuba and unites with family

Andy Monserud, Op/Ed Editor

March 15, 2013


Filed under FEATURE

While the United States is a nation comprised entirely of immigrants and descendents of immigrants, getting here is often more difficult than it’s portrayed.  Upper School Spanish teacher Rolando Castellanos’ story is a prime example of this.  Castellanos came to the United States from Cuba in...