The Rubicon

Saifocles: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and my eyes are closed

Saifocles: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and my eyes are closed

Saif Ahmed, Staff Writer

February 27, 2013

I never understood the appeal of art. I understand that it is very subjective and not everyone likes the same thing. But often I find myself looking at a piece of art that many consider to be very beautiful, inspirational and full of meaning wondering why people think that. Pablo Picasso for example...

Argo takes Academy Awards by storm

Argo takes Academy Awards by storm

Noah Shavit-Lonstein, Feature Editor

February 25, 2013

Argo, Ben Affleck’s retelling of the 1979 Iranian Hostage Crisis, took the title of Best Picture at the 85th Academy Awards. Right behind him was Ang Lee’s Best Director honor for Life of Pi, his second win of the award, which he had previously taken home for Brokeback Mountain. Though Affleck’s film ha...

Grammy Awards ultimately a smashing night of sound and fury

Grammy Awards ultimately a smashing night of sound and fury

Noah Shavit-Lonstein, Feature Editor

February 11, 2013

Coming off of a particularly odd night of Grammy Award selections, popular folk group Mumford and Sons edged out rapper Frank Ocean and his Channel Orange to take home the top honor of the night, Album of the Year, for their record Babel. They did not, however, take home their nomination for Best Rock Alb...

One-act play “The Yellow Wallpaper” goes for gold

One-act play

Ibad Jafri, Managing Editor and Online Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2013

A long journey for US Theater Director Eric Severson and the cast and crew of one-act play The Yellow Wallpaper culminated in a successful trip to the Minnesota State High School League One-Act Festival on Friday, Feb. 8. The show, which was St. Paul Academy and Summit School’s entry in the annual sta...

Saifocles: I hear you loud and clear

Saifocles: I hear you loud and clear

Saif Ahmed, Staff Writer

February 6, 2013

It’s very important to listen. I used to have a problem where I’d hear someone say something, but I would not actually register what they said. This resulted in me getting in trouble with my parents quite often for either not doing something or doing something wrong. We decided that the best thing...

Saifocles: If only I were an athlete

Saifocles: If only I were an athlete

Saif Ahmed, Staff Writer

February 1, 2013

I wish I was athletic. Or at least moderately athletic; I wish I was athletic enough to not get winded after jogging for a few minutes. I’m not going to lie; I don’t really watch sports that often, mainly because professional athletes make me feel really bad about my athletic ability, or lack thereof....

“The Yellow Wallpaper” clinches first at subsections

Ellie Fuelling, A&E Editor

January 28, 2013

After a successful night of one acts on Friday, Jan. 25, The Yellow Wallpaper, directed by US English teacher Eric Severson, competed in the subsectional branch of the Minnesota State High School League One Act Competition at Harding High School against four other one acts on Saturday. The Yellow Wall...

Are there multiple timelines? Stay tuned.

Are there multiple timelines? Stay tuned.

Saif Ahmed, Staff Writer

January 24, 2013

Every time we are faced with a choice, the different outcomes result in different futures. Some choices lead to greater changes in life. Imagine each choice as a fork in the road. Sometimes the deviation between the two paths is incredibly small and ultimately don’t change your life’s path, but other...

Snow: It warms my heart

Snow: It warms my heart

Saif Ahmed, Staff Writer

January 17, 2013

Snow is both a blessing and a curse. On those dreadfully hot days in summer, we yearn for the cold touch of snow to grace us, but as soon as December rolls around, we pray for the warmth of July to come back. But who doesn’t enjoy snow once in a while? There is an activity out there for everyone. Whether...

Dragon sculpture wows student body

Dragon sculpture wows student body

Noah Shavit-Lonstein, Feature Editor

January 14, 2013

Those looking at the pottery displayed in the Summit Center may be surprised to see a new character joining the bowls and vases: a nearly two-foot-tall sculpture of a mythic beast. Senior Jeron Mariani began work on the sculpture, titled “Dragon,” near the beginning of 2012 in a semester-long ceramics...

Hooray for a lack of emotion.

Hooray for a lack of emotion.

Saif Ahmed, Columnist

December 6, 2012

Emotions. They get the best of us, they lead humans to lose control and act irrationally, often leading to negative consequences. The extreme emotions of elation and depression cloud rational judgment, and lead people to do things they normally might never have done. Except me. My unperturbed and serene...

My Money: where did it go?

My Money: where did it go?

Saif Ahmed, Staff Writer

November 29, 2012

Money. It makes the world go round. It’s what we base our lives off of. Without it, we wouldn’t be able to function as a society. It has been the instigator of many fights. It has been the solution to many fights. I have absolutely zero ability to manage it. I am possibly the most inept person ...