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

TEAMWORK, DREAM WORK. Seniors Annika Brelsford, Pah Na, Grant Mortenson, Will Sedo and more, hop on Nas large blue sled together as they speed down the hill. Na said, I brought my own sled which was nice and we were able to get five people on the sled at once going down the hill. I was on top of Grant’s shoulders. I thought it was really fun, it was great to see everyone out there wiping out or chilling with their hot chocolate.

[PHOTO STORY] Outdoor Club’s Sledding Extravaganza attracts largest crowd in years

Elle Chen and Freya Brokken January 14, 2022
On Thursday, Jan. 4, Outdoors Club invited all Upper School students for sledding and hot chocolate during X period.
MASTER PLAN. PolyMet prepares to use the former LTV taconite plant at the Erie Mining Company site in Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota for processing the non-ferrous ores. Henderson clarified the difference between Twin Metals and PolyMet; he said, PolyMet and Twin Metals are the project-specific entities that have handled the development of the respective projects in Minnesota. Both are held by larger, multi-national companies (Glencore for PolyMet, Antofagasta for Twin Metals).

Top five Beats of 2021

RubicOnline Staff January 11, 2022
The top five Beats of 2021, compiled from several different sections on the RubicOnline.
Nathan Mann delivers his speech in front of a crowd comprised of the senior class, a handful of mixed advisories, and selected visitors. Students in grades 9-11 watched a livestream in their advisories to reduce the number of people gathered in the Huss.

Senior speeches move to hybrid

Ali Browne, RubicOnline January 10, 2022
Beginning with the 14th set of speakers, senior speeches will undergo a hybrid format for the month of January.
Top five news stories of 2021

Top five news stories of 2021

RubicOnline Staff January 4, 2022
Through presidential elections, social justice to a fence, news writers have worked tirelessly to help keep the community informed and up to date. Here are the top 5 news stories written in 2021.
HAPPY HANNUKAH. This year, Hannukah went from Nov. 28, to Dec. 6. During todays tutorial, Mishpacha hosted a schoolwide Hannukah party in the small gym to celebrate.

[PHOTO STORY] Mishpacha’s Hanukkah party helps students unwind before midterms

Elle Chen, RubicOnline December 9, 2021
During today's tutorial, Mishpacha held a Hanukkah party with food, music and games in the small gym.
Exams end semester, The Rubicon will not report over winter break

Exams end semester, The Rubicon will not report over winter break

News in Brief December 9, 2021
Exams begin Dec. 13 and run through Dec. 17. Classes resume Jan. 4.
TRUST YOUR GUT. There has been a rise of carjackings over the years. To stay clear of them you can grip your keys in a defensive position.

With carjackings on the rise, safety is key

Alexandra Cardwell, RubicOnline December 7, 2021
As of Nov. 23 there have been 540 carjackings in Minneapolis, more than five times the number of reported cases in 2019.
GLOBAL. Officials from around the globe came together  to discuss hw to stop climate change. After deliberation from world leaders such as Joe Biden and Boris Johnson, countries swore to keep methane emissions down. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/186938113@N07/51643059177/in/photostream/)

Conference of the parties: What happened?

Kevin Chen, RubicOnline December 5, 2021
While the goal to set the next tangible steps to reduce emissions, the conference offered more compromise than commitment.
MASTER PLAN. PolyMet prepares to use the former LTV taconite plant at the Erie Mining Company site in Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota for processing the non-ferrous ores. Henderson clarified the difference between Twin Metals and PolyMet; he said, PolyMet and Twin Metals are the project-specific entities that have handled the development of the respective projects in Minnesota. Both are held by larger, multi-national companies (Glencore for PolyMet, Antofagasta for Twin Metals).

[SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS] Companies strive for Minnesota non-ferrous deposits

Elizabeth Trevathan, RubicOnline December 4, 2021
There is no current copper or nickel mines in Minnesota, but that may soon change.
FIRST SNOWFALL. The first snowfall of the season for St. Paul didn’t happen until Nov. 13  almost a month later than last year.

Warmer fall for ninth year in a row

Eve Sampsell-Jones, The Rubicon December 4, 2021
Autumn has been getting warmer, and this year fall tied for the warmest in the Metro area.
Biden is determined to reunite bright electricians, line workers, managers, engineers, and much more. Not only does Biden plan to influence the current U.S. infrastructure, but also the future generations.

$1.75 billion of investments in bridges, roads, utilities: Biden returns with the newly signed Infrastructure Bill

Rita Li, RubicOnline December 3, 2021
This Tuesday, Nov. 30, Biden came to Rosemount, Minnesota selling the benefits of a bipartisan infrastructure law which alternatively claims to provide people with a better social spending plan.
FAMILY FEUD. Senior James Montague and upper school history teacher Nan Dreher work against each other to get the correct answer. This mother-son competition added an extra layer of fun to the activity.

In House Cup Jeopardy, faculty comes out on top

Ali Browne, RubicOnline December 3, 2021
Quick thinking and buzzer speed kept the intensity high in the annual competition.
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