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

HARMFUL POSTS. The rising trend of sharing ones glow-ups on social media is not as empowering as it seems.

Glow-ups are over-celebrated and harmful to mental health

Eliana Mann, Rubiconline May 17, 2022
The intent of showing a glow-up on social media is to celebrate one’s achievements and build confidence, but these posts encourage unhealthy comparisons and beauty standards.
Tops Friendly Market at 1275 Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo, NY.

Shooter kills 10, wounds 3 leaves behind questions, anger, grief

RubicOnline Staff May 16, 2022
The news of a racially motivated hate crime in Buffalo saturated news over the weekend.
Reedy uses the internet to further his understanding of various topics.

[2 SIDES 1 ISSUE] Is the internet disadvantageous for education?

Orion Kim, The Rubicon May 15, 2022
With their growing popularity, smartphones can be used for educational purposes, but are they effective?
Chen plays the piano to keep herself busy and still have fun.

[2 SIDES 1 ISSUE] Should students be busying themselves over the summer?

Orion Kim, The Rubicon May 15, 2022
Summer is approaching and a lot of pressure is put on student's, should they take the time to relax or not?
It’s okay to take a break from the news: how to stay informed while being mindful of mental health

It’s okay to take a break from the news: how to stay informed while being mindful of mental health

Clara McKoy, RubicOnline May 13, 2022
Remaining informed on major news events around the world is a vital component of being an educated, productive member of society, mental health must come first.
FOR SHOW OR FOR THE BETTER? SPA announced to set goals in order to establish a more diverse and inclusive community in terms of race, sexuality, religion and more.

Is the call for improving diversity performative or productive?

Rita Li, RubicOnline May 10, 2022
With new diversity initiatives announced, is the plan well-intentioned? Or well-positioned for success? It depends on you.
As the school recovers from COVID-19, its important to increase engagement in student government.

This student election cycle, strengthen student governments

Kevin Chen, RubicOnline April 29, 2022
As student elections are coming up, it is as important as ever to run for these positions to represent your classmates.
ACCESSIBLE EDUCATION. In addition to the countless documentaries, videos, and articles out there for public awareness and education, interfaith dialogue can help increase general understanding of other religions. Reaching out to a friend, peer, or even affinity group leader about a religion they practice is an incredibly easy way to connect with others and learn about religious traditions.

Everyone should learn about world religions

Ali Browne, RubicOnline April 29, 2022
Many Americans fall short of a basic understanding of world religions and their key foundations, leading to cultural and religious ignorance.
PICK IT UP. Most students will effortlessly offer a “thank you, “ to lunch staff every day while still neglecting to keep the areas the lunch staff works in clean. Picking up trash requires little more effort than this simple expression of gratitude in the lunchroom, but in the case of trash, students are not confronted directly with the person who is responsible for cleaning up after them. If you really want to show gratitude, show your appreciation verbally but also through recognizing the effects of your actions.

[STAFF EDITORIAL]: One student’s trash is no one’s treasure

RubicOnline Staff April 22, 2022
The “picking up trash,” argument may seem childish, and it certainly isn’t glamorous, but in reality, it’s necessary to combat a disrespectful practice that still permeates the upper school.
On Apr. 7, gas prices in the U.S. reached it’s high at $5.80 in California. Minnesota’s gas prices are currently averaging just under $4.00. These high prices are a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the U.S. stopping the import of Russian oil. Now, the Biden administration is trying to find a way to decrease gas prices.

[SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS] Russia’s war on Ukraine is partly a war on climate

Elizabeth Trevathan, Director of RubicOnline April 21, 2022
It’s morally necessary for countries to remove themselves from any dependency on Russia, however, the U.S. and Europe should use this as an opportunity to kickstart a transition to green energy instead of reverting long-term to coal.
PLAN. Ukrainian Refugees exit the highway into Poland. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ukrainian_refugees_from_2022,_crossing_into_Poland

When should the US step into help Ukraine?

Zadie Martin, RubicOnline April 14, 2022
The U.S. has a the ability to further help Ukraine.
TRENDING UP. Ever since the beginning of the Russia/Ukraine conflict, prices of countless necessary resources and materials in America have skyrocketed. This has made it nearly impossible for people to obtain the bare minimum.

Economic inflation in America sparks worry, long-term governmental solutions

Rita Li, RubicOnline March 18, 2022
With a rapid increase in inflation across the United States, the Federal Reserve is working hard to return to a normal, stable American economy.
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