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Diving inside the Semester Away application process

Diving inside the Semester Away application process

Melissa Nie, Director of RubicOnline

January 21, 2020

The Semester Away Program gives juniors an opportunity to explore different places around the country.

[10 QUESTIONS] Barocas juggles circus, and…more circus

[10 QUESTIONS] Barocas juggles circus, and…more circus

Will Schavee, RubicOnline

January 21, 2020

Just one circus is not enough for 9th grader Leona Barocas to practice her talents.

Na cooks up a storm of Pah-d Thai for friends and family

Na cooks up a storm of Pah-d Thai for friends and family

Zekiah Juliusson, RubicOnline

January 16, 2020

Cooking is a valuable life skill but not many people teenagers know how to cook well. Sophomore Pah Na has discovered his skill for cooking through experimenting and now loves to share his gift with others. 

Health and technology- what’s at risk?

Health and technology- what’s at risk?

Jenny Ries, The Rubicon

January 15, 2020

Within a world that is more digital focused, some students have also struggled to stay focused at school. This year, SPA has placed so-called “phone garages” in many classrooms, where students are instructed to place their phones before class so as to avoid distraction.

Tik Tok’s exaggerations follow societal trends

Tik Tok’s exaggerations follow societal trends

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline

January 15, 2020

Tik Tok, a trending app that follows in the footsteps of Vine and Musical.ly, features highly exaggerated dance videos and clickbait headlines. But what exactly motivates users to exaggerate? 

[Q&A]: Morrisette paints her future

[Q&A]: Morrisette paints her future

Zekiah Juliusson, RubicOnline

January 14, 2020

Photography, graphic design, and painting are all things Junior Addie Morriessette loves. She decided to pursue photography and painting by taking classes in Ireland over the summer of her Sophomore year.

Need a book or a place to volunteer? Check out the library.

Need a book or a place to volunteer? Check out the library.

Liv Larsen, News Editor

January 14, 2020

Libraries shape communities in a number of ways. Students and faculty talk about their favorites.

Top five feature stories of 2019

Top five feature stories of 2019

RubicOnline Staff

January 13, 2020

Dive in to the top 5 feature stories of 2019.

[GOOD FOR YOU] Are AirPods a threat to our well-being?

[GOOD FOR YOU] Are AirPods a threat to our well-being?

Lynn Reynolds, Production Manager

January 13, 2020

In this week's GOOD FOR YOU, Lynn talks with junior Theo Moen about the potential risks of AirPods. Will it be as easy as losing an AirPod to ditch them completely?

Tea barista Tina Wilkens adds spice to the job

Tea barista Tina Wilkens adds spice to the job

Sam Hanson, RubicOnline

December 23, 2019

Senior Tina Wilkens shares the diversity of orders and sights she has witness while on the job.

[SPA THINKS] Why do you like winter?

[SPA THINKS] Why do you like winter?

Jenny Ries, The Rubicon

December 16, 2019

Winter brings a bunch of joy and beautiful scenery inside and outside the halls of St. Paul Academy and Summit School, but also a bunch of hassle.

4 ways youth can fight climate change besides protesting

4 ways youth can fight climate change besides protesting

Elizabeth Trevathan, RubicOnline

December 14, 2019

There's more to do besides protesting to improve the environment. Here are four things that teenagers can do.