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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

LAWN LEGACY. The Class of 2024 Commencement took place June 9 on the front lawn of the Randolph Campus. The stage is set just in front of the original doors of the St. Paul Academy building. (Photo reprinted with permission from SPA Smugmug)

Class of 2024 graduates; summer begins

News in Brief June 12, 2024
The Rubicon will not update during the summer. Regular coverage resumes in late August.
ACTIONS SPEAK. Tents on the Northrop Mall at the University of Minnesota on May 5. Sam Konstan (SPA ‘21), a U of M student, said, How much [the tent encampment] affects somebody’s day-to-day life is a combination of a choice and their schedule.“ However, he added, the discussions around [the protests] were a lot harder to avoid.” (Photo Reprinted with Permission from Winter Keefer, MinnPost)

Nationwide protests bring demands to university campuses

Sam Galarneault, The Rubicon June 7, 2024
Encampments on the U of M campus reflected a nationwide movement that started at Columbia University in mid-April.
In the days preceding the assembly, Moore met with faculty, leadership teams, and intercultural life groups across campuses to discuss the use of prejudicial slurs in the community, review racial harrassment policies, and answer questions. Photo submitted by Eddie Moore, Jr.

Ahead of summer programming, Moore addresses use of slurs within community

Johanna Pierach, The Rubicon June 3, 2024

America & MOORE founder Eddie Moore, Jr. spoke at an assembly during X-period on May 15 in his first of two appearances on campus this year. His focus? To address the use of racial slurs. The program,...

BAN. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster posts a photo of himself signing the Help Not Harm bill. By signing this, he effectively banned gender-affirming care for minors.

(Screen capture from @govhenrymcmaster on Instagram.)

South Carolina becomes 25th state to restrict gender-affirming care

Sonia Kharbanda, The Rubicon May 31, 2024
With exactly half of the states having now banned gender-affirming care for minors, tensions are rising as activists continue to advocate for trans youth.
THE END OF C3. The Committee for Community Conduct (C3) was a disciplinary committee led by students and assisted by faculty. The new Honors Council aims to do much of what C3 stands for and hopes for more student voices.

Honors Council will replace C3 next year

Lani Ngonethong, RubicOnline May 23, 2024
The new Honors Council hopes to be more involved with the student body and place more focus on education and restorative conversations.
HERSPACE VOLUNTEERS. HerSpace facilitated a volunteering event with Girls on the Run Minnesota May 16. The volunteers packed bags, made team signs and more. It was such a cool experience getting to see the headquarters and it was so fun to see everyone there, said Junior Sydney Zimmerman.

HerSpace members volunteer at Girls on the Run Minnesota

Nora McKoy, RubicOnline May 22, 2024
For some, it was a return to a program they participated in when they were in elementary school.
COMING TOGETHER. For the first time, the USC meets with new representatives to determine the remainder of the clubs budget.

Newly elected class representatives get ready for the next school year

Lucy Thomas, RubicOnline May 19, 2024
Grade representatives share plans and purpose.
SPEAKERS. Kalugdan and Karmaliani instruct the students while Dean of Students, Stacy Tepp, watches on the side.

New sexual assault policy presented by Karmaliani and Kalugdan

Thomas Chen, Beats Manager May 16, 2024
After two years of drafting and the combined effort of students and adminstrators, Cerena Karmaliani and Serene Kalugdan brought the new sexual assault and harassment policy to the eyes of the student body.
[ELECTION RESULTS] Grade level representatives announced

[ELECTION RESULTS] Grade level representatives announced

May 15, 2024
Grade level representatives for elected groups were e-mailed to students May 14.
CAPTIVATING THE CROWD. Sophomore Adonjiah Johnson delivers their inspiring speech. She discussed her plans to foster inclusivity during Spirit Week.

Newly-appointed student leaders plan for the future

Elizabeth Tuttle, RubicOnline May 13, 2024
Even before the results were released, all candidates had clear-cut plans for the next year's student-led initiatives in upper school elected groups.
MOST IMPORTANT MEAL. Oatmeal, cereal, and toast are some of the options offered for the breakfast program in the cafeteria

Goodbye yellow bins, good morning breakfast

Yassin Mokbel, Staff Writer May 9, 2024
Starting Apr. 29, breakfast options have been available in the cafeteria from 7:45 to 10 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
[ELECTION RESULTS] 24-25 officers announced

[ELECTION RESULTS] 24-25 officers announced

May 8, 2024
After yesterday's vote, leaders for STC, SAC, and USC have been elected.
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