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The Rubicon

About The Rubicon

Mission Statement: We strive to capture the spirit of the community through its stories while inspiring deeper conversations. Above all we stand for integrity in our pursuit to inform and engage our readers.

The Rubicon is the student news organization of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

  • 1712 Randolph Ave.
  • Saint Paul, MN 55105
  • rubicon.spa@gmail.com
  • (651) 696-1459
  • www.rubiconline.com


Ethics Codes:  The Rubicon staff studies the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics, the ONA Social Newsgathering Ethics Code, and the NSPA Model Code of Ethics for HS Journalists and makes policy and story decisions based on these ethical standards.

Advertising:  The Rubicon does not accept advertisements.

Opinion:  Editorials articulate the collective opinion of The Rubicon staff, while mini-editorials, opinions pieces, arts reviews, and columns belong to the author of works published in the Opinion section.

Comments: are welcomed on most stories at The Rubicon online.  Comments will be moderated, but not edited, and will post after they are approved by the Director of RubicOnline.  It is at the discretion of the staff to close the comments option from stories.

Submission Guidelines (and Contact Us form): Opinions are welcomed as Letters to the Editor, Submitted Opinions, or a cartoon and may be published in the print or online edition.  Letters to the Editor should not exceed 400 words and Submitted Opinions should not exceed 650 words and may be edited for style. All pieces must be submitted with full name.  Cases of fraud and impersonation are prohibited and will be reported to the Dean of Students and the Discipline Committee.  Letters, opinions, and cartoons can be mailed to us, e-mailed to rubicon.spa@gmail.com, or submitted through RubicOnline here.

Updates and Corrections:  At times, online stories will be updated as new information surfaces, and verified inaccuracies will be corrected. When this occurs, the line “This article has been revised to reflect the following update:” will be published at the bottom of the story with the date of the most recent revision and details of the change.

Bylines: Bylines credit the individual who conducted interviews, drafted, revised and fact-checked  an assigned story. Double bylines are given to joint effort assignments.In the case of joint effort stories, bylines are listed alphabetically by last name. In print, stories that include supplemental materials from another reporter include a credit at the bottom that states “Additional reporting provided by” and the reporter’s name (online, this circumstance is considered a joint effort).  All bylines include the writer’s role on staff in a title line below the credited journalist’s name.

Standard bylines are given to contributing writers, their status stated clearly below their names.

Because editorials represent the staff’s voice and a collaborative editing process, no byline credit is given. Because of the short form nature of news-in-briefs, mini-editorials, arts briefs, and sports shorts, these are also not byline credited work.