The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

FAREWELL FRIENDSHIPS. O’Loughlin believes he will miss his collegues as well as friendships he’s made in his 11 years of teaching at SPA.

Goodbyes and gratitude: departing faculty

Frances Matthews, The Rubicon May 30, 2023
This year, some valued teachers at SPA are wrapping up their tenure at this school.
Allergies have a wide range of effects on people. Credit: Tulsi

How do students combat seasonal allergies?

Mariam Malik, RubicOnline May 29, 2023
Ever notice the sudden increase in sneezes, sniffles, and runny noses when seasons change? It is not a coincidence.
Hairstyles: a curious medium of outward self-expression

Hairstyles: a curious medium of outward self-expression

Greyson Sale, RubicOnline May 28, 2023
Hair. Everybody has it. But how can it be used as a means of self-expression?
GETTING SOME SUN. Plants soak in natural light from outdoors, where they will eventually be transplanted.

Gardening club grows into the Upper School

Siri Pattison, RubicOnline May 18, 2023
Sophomore biology students founded Garden Club, giving upper schoolers a chance to plant tomatoes, peppers, flowers, and more.
Even with dangers and education, vaping amongst teens still prevalent

Even with dangers and education, vaping amongst teens still prevalent

Thomas Chen, RubicOnline May 14, 2023
C3 representative Laura Kimmel said, “People aren't going around vaping in school and talking about if they vape or not.”
PATH TO HEALING. There are a number of diagnosable conditions known as Eating Disorders that are unique from disordered eating behaviors.

Eating Disorders: diagnosis, process, and healing

Maddy Fisher, Eliza Farley, and Claire Kim May 2, 2023
CW: This article reports on symptoms, diagnoses, and behaviors that those with an ED may experience.
Robin Marty breaks down the abortion pill

Robin Marty breaks down the abortion pill

Eliana Mann, RubicOnline May 1, 2023
The abortion pill has been in headlines and political conversation for weeks, but how does it work?
READING BETWEEN THE LINES. Graphology, the study of handwriting, can be used as the basis for inferences about ones character. Serene Kalugdans neat handwriting habit began in childhood, with even earlier origins in her familys past. My dad was from the Phillippines, and they had to have very good handwriting.

[GOOD QUESTION] What does your handwriting say about you?

Orion Kim, Chief Visual Editor April 28, 2023
The connection between penmanship and personality may be more than just letters on a page.
WOMEN IN STEM Brokken analyzes water organisms under a microscope. We did different labs about microplastics, Brokken said.

Brokken explores marine life in the Key West

Ivy Raya, RubicOnline April 28, 2023
Senior Freya Brokken attended a six-day marine biology camp at the beginning of April.
DONALDS STAND ON MCDONALDS FRIES. Freshman 
Johnny Rog shared that he would like to see a debate between Donald Trump and Mexican politician Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador  about mixed-cultural fast foods. Can you put McDonalds french fries in a Chipotle dish? Rog proposed.

[PHOTO STORY] ___ vs ___. Who is going to win the debate?

RubicOnline Staff April 25, 2023
We asked: "If you could organize a debate between any two people, living or deceased, who hold opposing viewpoints, whom would you want to hear from and what would be the topic of their debate?"
GAME DESIGN GURUS. Maryeva Gonzalez discusses her game with fellow senior Roberto Velez. The two of them will finish building the game as part of their senior projects.

Seifert and Gonzalez dive into the world of game design

Alison Mitchell, RubicOnline April 20, 2023
Programming students Anja Seifert and Maryeva Gonzalez are now designing their own video games, but SPA classrooms are where they got their start.
Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam, and is celebrated by millions worldwide.

Fasting for faith

Mariam Malik, RubicOnline April 19, 2023
Dahm and Mokbel celebrate Ramadan, one of the holiest months in the Islamic calendar.
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