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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

[PHILOSOPHICALLY SPEAKING] Is life easy or hard?

[PHILOSOPHICALLY SPEAKING] Is life easy or hard?

Catherine Hooley, The Rubicon October 18, 2022
Life is hard. Life is easy. Explore these statements with Managing Editor Catherine Hooley in this month's column.
Some believers in this theory think that reality is only simulated where humans are looking. This would mean that reality would cease to exist anywhere humans were not perceiving.

Play or be played: are humans living in a simulation?

Catherine Hooley, Managing Editor May 21, 2022
Humans feel, hear, see, taste, smell and think, but what if everything perceived about human reality isn't real?
Do you really control yourself?

Do you really control yourself?

Catherine Hooley, The Rubicon April 8, 2022
Humans have the ability to make choices that are their own, but it is known that other influences guide the factors which affect our decision-making.
Life is meaningless, enjoy it

Life is meaningless, enjoy it

Catherine Hooley, The Rubicon December 3, 2021
The meaning of life. This phrase has been thrown around and debated by almost every philosopher, religious leader, or really any person that thinks too much.
The fallacy of finding yourself

The fallacy of finding yourself

Catherine Hooley, The Rubicon November 4, 2021
Finding yourself is a topic that self-help journals love to preach and almost everyone attempts to achieve in their lifetime, but in actuality, it isn’t attainable.
Minnesota Matters is a monthly column written by Colin Will about political issues that impact the state.

Eviction or aid? Congress must find the compromise.

Colin Will, Columnist June 2, 2021
A bipartisan group of Minnesota senators has come up with a possible solution. Thirty days after coming into effect, their “offramp” plan would allow landlords to evict tenants for any lease violation that does not involve a failure to pay rent.
Minnesota Matters is a monthly column written by Colin Will about political issues that impact the state.

Senators, don’t close parks

Colin Will, The Rubicon May 26, 2021
By threatening to close state parks and tear down the programs that keep our state beautiful, Republican senators have shown a complete disregard for their constituents and everything that the government is supposed to stand for.
Thinking Out Loud is a monthly column by Opinions Editor Jenny Ries.

[COLUMN] Thinking Out Loud: Find your shoes

Jenny Ries, The Rubicon April 27, 2021
Next year, other people will step into the shoes we wear right now.  But each year, people make those shoes their own. Some won’t step into any shoes at all, making new ones or going barefoot. But each of us will leave footprints on the communities we are a part of.
Thinking Out Loud is a monthly column by Opinions Editor Jenny Ries.

[COLUMN] Thinking Out Loud: Redefine what art means to you

Jenny Ries, The Rubicon March 8, 2021
If we broaden our definition of art, maybe we’ll find that we’re all artists, just by existing in the world and letting other people know that we’re here.
Thinking Out Loud is a monthly column by Opinions Editor Jenny Ries.

[COLUMN] Thinking Out Loud: Who’s your Valentine?

Jenny Ries, The Rubicon February 14, 2021
Whether it’s a romantic relationship, best friend, family member, or pet, what better time to stop and think about who that someone, or multiple someones, is in your life, and tell them that they’re important to you?
Thinking Out Loud is a monthly column by Opinions Editor Jenny Ries.

[COLUMN] Thinking Out Loud: Take space to rest today

Jenny Ries, The Rubicon December 16, 2020
Stepping back, taking space and time away from the pursuit of our goals, hopes, and dreams allows us to assess and reevaluate where we are and what our next steps will be.
Thinking Out Loud is a monthly column by Opinions Editor Jenny Ries.

[COLUMN] Thinking Out Loud: Remember the real story

Jenny Ries, The Rubicon December 10, 2020
It’s possible to celebrate loved ones and gratitude without it being in the context of a holiday glorifying colonial exploitation of Indigenous populations.
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