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

Many teachers wear pronoun badges to allow for easy identification and to encourage the sharing of pronouns among students and other staff.

Pronoun practice reflects intent of gender inclusion

Claire Kim, The Rubicon October 19, 2021
International Pronouns Day is Oct. 20. The school pronoun practices -- the addition of pronoun buttons on most lanyards and backpacks -- reflect the gender inclusion policy.
MIDWEEK MADNESS. Sophomore Annika Lillegard completes a project as scholarly pressure ramps up at the end of Q1. “We’ve really crammed in a lot of learning in the past week,” freshman Ava Schluender said. Many classes have projects due in the final days of the quarter.

Q1 ends, conferences coming up

Eliza Farley, Staff Writer October 18, 2021
Q1 came to an end Oct. 8 with grades released Oct. 15. Families will have time to talk with faculty about Q2 and year goals during conferences Oct. 28 and Nov. 1.
Enbridge has spent the last seven years building the 1,031 mile long Line 3 pipeline.

Line 3 in use, destruction arises

Elizabeth Trevathan, co-Director of RubicOnline October 11, 2021
Two rare wetland areas have been destroyed by an accidental aquifer puncture.
ON PRINCIPAL. Theresa Collins joins the upper school community after working as an English teacher and department head. Im finding out that that there are things that I knew I could do and that Im good at, and Im seeing myself utilize those skills, organization planning, communication feedback strategy... all those things, she said.

Collins settles in, starts to make Upper School new home

Hobbs Lillygreen, The Rubicon October 6, 2021
Principal Theresa Collins moved to Minnesota in July and is wrapping up her first quarter leading the upper school.
Every year, the seniors wear overalls and blue and gold Spartan gear to celebrate Homecoming.

It’s blue and it’s gold; the Homecoming spirit is back and alive

Today's homecoming agenda includes pepfest, GVS, storming the field and blue and gold.
Lilith Greene-Friedman goes for a sporty 90s-inspired look. My inspiration was Olivia Newton John form the Lets Get Physical music video. I just felt that as a dodgeball ref, it would really fit well, she said.

Fourth day of Homecoming brings enthusiasm and endless surprises

Kevin Chen, Ali Browne, and Hazel Waltenbaugh October 1, 2021
From dodgeball upsets to teacher flash mobs, the fourth day of homecoming was full of pleasant surprises and friendly competition.
Students choose to dress up by wearing a jersey for their favorite hockey team, the Minnesota Wild. Senior Naomi Straub, I love dressing up with my soccer team.

Second day of Homecoming sparks excitement in students with fan day, lip sync

The second day of Homecoming was filled with drama, jerseys and more.
With the influence of George Floyd’s death in 2020, the argument of defunding the police has never risen so high before.

Minnesota Supreme Court overturns lower judge: Police Department Amendment is officially added to the state ballot

Rita Li, Rubiconline September 28, 2021
With the influence of George Floyd’s death in 2020, the argument of defunding the police has never risen so high before.
Two senior teams warm up before their match begins.

Homecoming off to a lively start

September 27, 2021
Homecoming got off to a lively start today with class color day and the much-anticipated ping pong tournament.
An Enbridge Line 3 construction worker walks on-site in Aitkin County, MN.

Enbridge faces $3.32 million in fines, possible criminal charges after piercing major aquifer

Clara McKoy, RubicOnline September 24, 2021
Line 3 faces backlash after a pierced aquifer causes major damage.
Class representative election results announced

Class representative election results announced

News in Brief September 23, 2021
Students voted after class meetings Thursday for elected representatives.
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