The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

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The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

Shobin Ansite is working towards his ninth-degree black belt in taekwondo. His favorite part? “I like to hit things a lot, so that aspect is really fun. I also really enjoy sparring, which is where two people fight each other,” he said.

Ansite builds life skills with taekwondo practice

Tommy Verhey, Director of RubicOnline May 23, 2022
Junior Shobin Ansite has been working his way through the series of 18 taekwondo belts since he was five.
Having a gerbil as a important family member can change ones own experience about owning a pet.

The beauty of uniqueness: the cool pets at SPA

August Gaspard, Staff Writer May 17, 2022
Idioms can stretch further than "raining dogs and cats" and common pets only. Freshman Bobby Peres has showcased that owning a pet gerbil can also be an incredible experience.
Students reflect on movies they watch, focusing on technique and certain aspects of film.

Visual Narrative English course teaches students critical thinking involving movies

Eliza Farley, The Rubicon May 17, 2022
When people think of an english class, they think of classic literature, but the visual narratives is changing that.
The protections of LGBTQ+ students have been enforced and rescinded many times. While the principles of Title IX reflect the goal of equity for LGBTQ+ students, issues have arisen from some schools.

Title IX protections bring conflict to U.S. colleges

Claire Kim, The Rubicon May 17, 2022
While it has become a defining point in the history of gender equity, federally funded schools, especially colleges, have recently been grounds for conflict in their enforcement of Title IX.
After years of working a corporate job, Philip Skulte left to start his own business in film.

Combining skills with passion: how Philip Skulte established Visual Captive

Hazel Waltenbaugh, The Rubicon May 13, 2022
Almost a month before the pandemic hit in 2019, Philip Skulte left his corporate job to start a production company called Visual Captive.
JUMPING INTO ACTION. Masumi Kouakou jumps into the air as the crowd watches in awe. “I feel like they think its different,” Kouakou said of how his peers at school react to his dancing.

Kouakou spreads his passion of dance as he explores his new comfort zone

Sawyer Bollinger Danielson, Staff Writer May 11, 2022
Freshman Masumi Kouakou finds his stage for hip hop and breakdancing.
Linnea Cooleys promposal to Will Sedo that was set up in Lower Schilling.

Will you prom(posal) this spring?

Mariam Malik, RubicOnline May 10, 2022
Juniors and seniors find unique ways to ask each other to the prom.
WORKING HARD. McKinnon used wood and duct tape to place the battery, motor, and motor controller onto the bike. He also placed switches on the motor controller to turn the motor off or on and the throttle on the handlebars, to simplify construction.

[SCHILLING SCOOP] Cooper McKinnon creates a new ride

Kevin Chen, RubicOnline May 2, 2022
Using countless different materials in the design lab, senior Cooper McKinnon created a prototype of an electric motorcycle.
SWEET TREATS. Senior Zelda explains why she revels in the simple delight of the muddy buddy gas station snack: “its like, kind of something you dont have all the time but you know its gonna be at a gas station. Its not something you would walk into a grocery store for,” said Zelda. The chocolate and peanut butter in the snack is a much-appreciated bonus.

What is your go-to gas station snack?

Team Story, Staff Writers April 29, 2022
The Rubicon staff writers asked the question. You answered.
Talking Cuban food and history with Señor Castellanos

Talking Cuban food and history with Señor Castellanos

Catherine Hooley, The Rubicon April 29, 2022
US Spanish teacher Rolando Castellanos talks about what makes Cuban food unique (Hint: it's about the culture).
SAYING GOODBYE. Klus speaks only highly about her former student and current colleague as she prepares for Kraack to replace her as Director of Choral Activities. “He knows how to get the best out of vocally coaching students, both Middle School as well as Upper School.  He understands what makes music happen—and gets the students to do it with incredibly successful results in performance,” Klus said.

US Choir begins a new measure as Tim Kraack replaces Klus in her retirement

Clara McKoy, RubicOnline April 28, 2022
Kraack learned under Klus for six years. Now, he prepares to step into her role.
Mario and Sonic square up in Super Smash bros

Game Club hosts Super Smash Bros tournament

Zekiah Juliusson, RubicOnline April 27, 2022
Game Club hosted a Super Smash Bros. tournament over the past two weeks.
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