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

The information regarding sex and gender have been washed together and interchanged. This mix is harmful to everyone, including people who identify with traditional binary genders.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] School policy and practice on gender creates a strong model for the broader world

The Rubicon Staff, Editorial December 14, 2021
An individual’s opinion on how they define gender in their personal life should not interfere with someone else’s ability to live their life in the way their gender is defined.
OUT-OF-CLASS. All teachers and students enjoy participating in various activities. Getting to know teachers interests, and sharing out of school experiences, can help develop meaningful relationships beyond academics.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Get to know teachers as people

The Rubicon Staff November 30, 2021
Students should take time to forge connections with faculty.
UNEARTH THE TRUTH. Thanksgiving is known for its turkey and time with family, but it is important to recognize the roots of the holiday and how it affected indigenous people.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Recognize the history of Thanksgiving and celebrate Indigenous cultures instead

RubicOnline Staff November 17, 2021
Before celebrating thanksgiving, we need to recognize the real history of the holiday and the effect it has had on indegenous people.
IT’S FINE, IT’S NOT COVID. Classmates experience discomfort when students show up with an illness, and with low immunity viruses spread quickly. Students should stay home if they are not feeling well.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Fever? Cough? Aches? Stay home.

The Rubicon Staff October 26, 2021
Anyone who displays symptoms of contagious illnesses should contact the attendance line and stay home until they have fully recovered. It’s the only choice. By not doing so, students place all members of the community at risk.
Older students should advocate for more opportunities to show younger students the ropes, to be like their superheroes. It is our job to step up and take on that role, and in doing so, experience the joy of connection.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Superheroes needed: be an active mentor for lower school students

RubicOnline Staff October 13, 2021
Older students should advocate for more opportunities to show younger students the ropes, to be like their superheroes. It is our job to step up and take on that role, and in doing so, experience the joy of connection.
Mindfulness activities, though well intentioned, can do more harm than good to students.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Classroom meditation activities not as helpful as intended

The Rubicon Staff September 23, 2021
Though mindfulness in classrooms may have an allure, the costs of the time spent in silence may outweigh the benefits.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Students need time with Head of School candidates

RubicOnline Staff September 10, 2021
The time allotted to students to get to know and assess this perspective head of school is simply not enough. Neither is it reasonable to believe that five upper school students can represent the interests of 400 students 9-12.
GO FOR A RIDE. Biking is an excellent way to relieve stress and get outside.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Get into gear for summer

The Rubicon Staff May 25, 2021
Biking can be done anywhere, anytime, and with very little risk of contracting COVID-19.
A person’s purpose in life is not to be small. The goal should be happiness and true health.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Live a perfectly sized life and allow others to do the same

RubicOnline Staff May 17, 2021
Those who struggle with eating disorders are far from alone: in a group of 100 teens age 16-19, four females and one male will be diagnosed with an eating disorder.
Students should find points of entry into social movements that fit with their skills and what they are able to contribute.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Find productive ways to make social change

The Rubicon Staff April 28, 2021
There are so many ways young people can be a catalyst for positive change, regardless of which issues they feel most passionately about.
On the internet, information spreads like wildfire. Its important to be careful and genuine with what you post, and not think about posting about important issues as part of a checklist. Post because you care.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Inform and educate before posting

RubicOnline Staff April 24, 2021
When posting on social media, it is important to stay informed and educated before posting to stop the spread of misinformation.
If an internal voice is constantly sending messages of perfectionism, use spring break to step back and find a healthier inner voice.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Spring into a break from perfectionism

RubicOnline Staff March 22, 2021
Perfectionism plagues both the academic and social worlds. Take spring break as a chance to step back from the overwhelming need to be perfect in your life.
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