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

ONE YEAR. While NATO support for Ukraine increases, the divide of allies is becoming more and more tense in the war between Russia and Ukraine.

[2 SIDES, 1 ISSUE] Debating the level of US involvement in Russia’s war on Ukraine

Tommy Verhey and Zadie Martin March 17, 2023
Should the US continue to provide aid to Ukraine?
LET HER LEARN. The discussion and pursuit of romantic and sexual relationships at  SPA is littered with casual misogyny.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Do your part for gender equity

RubicOnline Staff March 17, 2023
Casual misogyny impacts all genders and degrades school culture.
OUT OF THIS WORLD OIL. ConocoPhillips’ long-pursued The Willow Project, was approved by the Biden administration today. This project aims to drill for a projected 180,000 barrels of oil every day. To put this into perspective there are 20 gallons of gas per barrel. An American car averages 24.6 miles per gallon which equates to 492 miles per barrel. So 180,00 barrels per day multiplied by 492 miles per barrel is approx 88.6 million miles produced per day. The moon is 238,900 miles from earth. Meaning that each day an individual could drive to the moon and back 372 times.

Biden trades the planet for oil by approving Willow Project

Evan Morris, Staff Writer March 14, 2023
The scale of emissions associated with The Willow Project could exacerbate these imparts and undermine efforts to address climate change.
BREAKING APART. Returning to treating C3 as a valued part of student culture and support will create the environment the new staff this year is trying to emulate.

The power of peer support

Zadie Martin, RubicOnline March 14, 2023
Humans have thrived off of support from peers and people in their community for as long as they've been around.
Feeling down? Try music.

Feeling down? Try music.

Taryn Karasti, Staff Writer March 13, 2023
Based on numerous science experiments, music could be one simple solution to lowering stress and increasing concentration.
STATUS QUO HAS TO GO. The socioeconomic and racial bias behind the SAT and ACT mean they simply arent good measures of student achievement.

The faults in SAT and ACT’s

Juan Miguel Adams, Staff Writer March 10, 2023
Racial bias still has not been stripped from the SAT and ACT and neither has its socioeconomic disadvantages.
OUTSIDE THE BOX. Engaging in classroom activities that aren’t static doesn’t automatically mean students will be distracted or unproductive. Using the opportunity to expand learning content outside the classroom has many benefits that can improve engagement, focus, and health.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Promote healthy habits by incorporating movement in class

The Rubicon Staff March 7, 2023
Students and teachers alike can struggle to balance workload with healthy habits.
LEGALIZE MARIJUANA? The legalization of marijuana in Minnesota no longer allow it to be used as a discriminatory tool against Black and Brown Minnesotans.

This green issue is black and white

Nora McKoy, Staff Writer March 6, 2023
The recent discussion of Marijuana in the MN legislature has increased discourse about this topic and whether Marijuana being illegal is helping or harming Minnesotans.

Schools should embrace the use of ChatGPT

Thomas Chen, Staff Writer March 5, 2023
ChatGPT can write you an essay in seconds. Students should learn how to use it.
ARE ALL WELCOME? Trans visibility, safety, and belonging need to be embraced by everyone.

Do away with homophobia and transphobia, especially against youth

Zimo Xie, Staff Writer March 1, 2023
Don't say gay laws set a dangerous precedent for learning and cloud an issue that is often misunderstood.
Minneapolis Bouldering Project

Why climbing is great for mental health

Greyson Sale, Staff Writer March 1, 2023
Indoor rock climbing is as popular as ever, and is great for your mental health!
LEARNING CURVE. Underfunding education means taking away good teachers, leaving students with fewer resources which decreases the quality of education. The school starts to deteriorate, making classroom environments uncomfortable and hard to learn in.

Inequitable education funding is leaving our generation in the dark

Lani Ngonethong, Staff Writer February 27, 2023
A decade in public schools gave me perspective on how funding impacts education quality in ways it shouldn't.
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