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

CIRCLES: Junior Rita Li and Freshman Thomas Chen race around the last chair.

In second House cup event, Gold takes the gold again

Marius Elias Morse, RubicOnline November 29, 2022
In a musical chairs competition, house cup teams Blue and Gold battled it out to the tune of "Baby Shark".
EN ROUTE. Keel and her teammates traveled to California for the Berkeley Math Tournament on Nov. 6.

Keel represents Minnesota at Berkeley Math Tournament

Tommy Verhey, Director of RubicOnline November 18, 2022
Along with her peers on the All-State Math Team, junior Bridget Keel traveled to California to compete on Nov. 6.
SNOWY TREAT. The crowd of students grab sticks and marshmallows and circle around the two gas-powered fire pits set up in Lily Courtyard Nov. 14. “It went very well, better than any of us ever thought, Outdoors Club president Charlotte Goings added. We might plan another event soon. Probably something similar.

Science Alliance and Outdoors Club host s’more fun on wintry day

Nelson Wodarz , RubicOnline November 16, 2022
A light dusting of snow Nov. 14 set the scene for s'mores in the courtyard at the clubs-hosted event.
Protestors gather outside of the Supreme Court as the affirmative action cases are being heard.

The Supreme Court and affirmative action: what you need to know

Alison Mitchell, RubicOnline November 14, 2022
Current Supreme Court cases are calling affirmative action into question. What could this mean for college admissions?
HELPFUL HAND. Seniors Maverick Wolff and Rio Cox help students submit their ballots. The pair was also handing out I Voted stickers, and instructed mock voters what to do.

Midterm mock election encourages political engagement

Tommy Verhey, Director of RubicOnline November 10, 2022
The Government and Citizenship class hosted a mock election for the Upper School community.
LOCAL DROUGHT. As of Nov. 8, 6.54% of Minnesota is experiencing extreme drought, which has caused Minnehaha Falls to dry up for the second year in a row.

From snow to drought, climate change is ever-present in Minnesota

Rita Li, RubicOnline November 9, 2022
Extreme weather conditions alter how Minnesotans experience fall.
[NEWS IN BRIEF] Advisories earn treats in costume guessing challenge

[NEWS IN BRIEF] Advisories earn treats in costume guessing challenge

News in Brief November 7, 2022
The advisory winners of the second annual faculty Halloween costume contest were announced this afternoon.
FOR A CAUSE. The food sale was in support of UNICEF, an organization that is raising money for the floods in Pakistan.

[PHOTO GALLERY] Muslim affinity group hosts food sale for Pakistan flood relief

Nelson Wodarz and Eliana Mann November 3, 2022
Students gathered at lunch on Nov. 1 for the food sale, in which they tasted a variety of homemade, cultural foods.
HERSPACE. Freshmen Raina Heidkamp, Charlotte Talbot, Lilly Spurgeon and Laura Kimmel cut out paper hearts during a HerSpace meeting to plan for Love Your Body Day. We were making decorations for the HerSpace board, Heidkamp said. It was really fun and it was chill.

Gender-based groups get active in social change

Taryn Karasti, Staff Writer October 29, 2022
Affinity and special interest groups are working to focus on issues in the broader world.
GET READY. STEP. GO. Physics teachers Scot Hovan and Karissa Baker host the annual Graph Matching Contest in Huss Oct. 28.

Graph matching finalist take steps to victory

Peter Ostrem, Staff Writer October 28, 2022
Maren Overgaard celebrated the win for period 3 Physics, competing against period 1 finalist Charlie Beckham in the finals.
MAPPING THE METEOR. The crash site was discovered at the edge of Washington County along the Mississippi River on the south end of Inver Grove Heights.

U of M geologists discover Inver Grove meteor site

Avery Liu, Staff Writer October 27, 2022
The discovery of a meteor crash site in Minnesota could have a significant impact on knowledge regarding the atmosphere and outer space.
NEW CHIEF. OHara transferred from his previous station in Newark, New Jersey, after the Minneapolis Chief of Police departed.

Minneapolis selects O’Hara as police chief in hopes to reduce crime

Andrew Lipinsky, Staff Writer October 26, 2022
Many are wondering if Brian O’Hara will be the one to unite the people together, stop the rise in crime, and take all citizens into consideration.
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