The Rubicon

ASR overcomes unexpected obstacles on path to Minnesota Science Fair

Senior Rashmi Raveendran completes a crucial part of her experiment.
November 19, 2020
Following the COVID-19 pandemic, ASR has transitioned to a model in which students can still conduct experiments.

[ILLUSTRATED INTERVIEW] Garcia talks family traditions during the holiday season

Meet senior Karla Garcia who celebrates both American and Mexican holidays.
November 19, 2020
The holidays are rolling around again. Senior Karla Garcia shared some of her best memories of celebrating during this time of year.

[WHAT’S ON MY DESK] Chen mixes school space with personal belongings

Sophomore Benjamin Chen personalizes his desk to make it accessible for both school and studying.
November 17, 2020
Sophomore Benjamin Chen personalizes his desk to make it accessible for both school and studying.

[COMMUNITY SERVICE SPOTLIGHT] Service first: CAS partners with USC and JCLC for upcoming projects

CAS will be collaborating with JCLC to host a food drive starting later this month.
November 16, 2020
The food drive will benefit Hallie Q. Brown, Neighborhood House, and the Department of Indian Work.

Students react to historic 2020 election

After the announcement of president elect Joe Biden, SPA students shared what they are hoping to see after Biden officially takes his seat in the White House.
November 9, 2020

For over a week, the election was the main topic of conversation in the St. Paul Academy and Summit School community. Students are excited to share their wishes for the future and their reactions to the...

I voted for the first time. Here’s what it’s like.

In a year that continues to reiterate how easily everything can be taken away from us, I walked into a building that would solidify me as a new fully recognized member of the nation.
November 9, 2020
Senior Will Schavee voted for the first time this year. This is his story.

Tech corporations lack racial diversity among employees

Here is the data taken from the companies’ websites on their diversity reports in both 2018/2019 and 2014.
November 9, 2020
Diversity in big corporations has been a large area of focus, especially in tech companies like Apple and Microsoft.

COVID-19 has changed everything, including coffee breaks

While some students are still stopping for drinks before school, the COVID-19 pandemic has hindered how we do school.
November 4, 2020
The ways in which students get to school, go about their school day, and even their morning routines for school look different than they did in the spring.

Anderson talks pandemic school safety

One way hallways, separated desks, sanitizing wipes, plexi glass, and masks are the new normal for students.
October 29, 2020
Paul Anderson is an occupational and preventive medicine physician at Health Partners and medical director to several companies in the Twin Cities.

Perspectives change as pandemic progresses

Juniors Sarah Oppenheim and Lucie Bond spend time to together at a drive in movie.
Students share how their outlooks on life have changed since this last spring.
October 28, 2020

Seven months deep into a global pandemic many people have been socially isolated from friends and relatives for a long period of time. Although students have started easing their way back on campus and...

COVID-19 hinders dynamic of club meetings, leaders refuses to let it define clubs

Leaders of Business Club participate in a meeting via Google Meets
October 27, 2020
While COVID-19 has drastically changed the dynamic of club meetings, club leaders are determined to work around these unprecedented challenges.

Everyone has a story. Tell me yours: ghost stories

Stories full of ghosts and spirits characterize irrational fears and Halloween celebrations.
October 26, 2020
Want to hear a spooky story? These students have one to tell.
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