The Rubicon

Validate emotions and losses, stay accountable

Increased state restrictions and national recommendations from the CDC send the consistent message to stay home. Each of us plays a role in keeping the community, in and outside of SPA, safe.
November 24, 2020
It is important to not lose sight of the responsibility each individual has to the health of the St. Paul Academy community, whether at a distance or in person.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] What we have learned from 2020

There are a lot underlying things that 2020 has brought to light. The country is ideologically divided more than ever. A lot of work has to be done.
November 16, 2020
2020 has been a long ride, calling for truth, justice, and unity more than ever.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Laugh, yes. But look for truth, too.

The Vice Presidential debate Oct. 7 addressed complicated issues: health care, racial injustice, economic security, gender equality, Roe v. Wade, and more. But all most people remember is the fly that landed on Mike Pence’s head.
October 27, 2020
Take deliberate steps toward more meaningful political conversation.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Volunteers needed now more than ever

Volunteering offers support for the high number of people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, while also providing a way to make change for students.
October 23, 2020
Get involved: start a personal passion project or join a global initiative.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Understand climate change in context

GEN Z. Teenagers are taking on climate change in order to ensure a future for themselves and the planet.
October 7, 2020
Climate change won't go away when 2020 ends. This year isn't the cause of the disasters: humans are.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] It’s not always partisan

Political discourse dominates the internet. Internet activism and instant party division can be found in every topic covered online.
September 23, 2020
Activism on the internet blurs the line between social and political issues.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Use your summer to be a part of the COVID-19 solution

Online learning has been too often taken for granted. Think of those who don't have the same luxury.
June 2, 2020
It's important that you check your privilege this summer and use it to help those in need; they're just as important as the rest of us.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Honor social distancing protocols this summer

Keep looking for alternative options for social time. Set up a Netflix party and watch something together; go to a park with masks and stay six feet apart.
May 26, 2020
Although regulations have been made less restrictive it is important to continue social distancing and limit exposure to others as there is still a long road ahead.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Value essential work by staying home and advocating

These essential workers help the rest of the community stay sane and healthy during this unprecedented time. They not only need to be recognized and appreciated, but there should be steps made beyond recognition for essential workers to keep them safe.
April 28, 2020
There should be steps made beyond recognition for essential workers to keep them safe.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Social distancing is essential to combating COVID-19

In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, social distancing is an act of love.
In the midst of an outbreak, staying home is the best way to care for others.
March 17, 2020
As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Minnesota, reducing social interaction is the only sure way to flatten the curve.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Stop the coronavirus jokes and stay informed

With the fear of COVID-19 increasing, the stereotype of Chinese people having the virus is being unrightfully perpetuated.
Jokes about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, have made its way into the hallways. But people need to stop laughing.
February 26, 2020
Jokes about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, have made its way into the hallways. But people need to stop laughing.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Resist parroting parents’ opinions

POLLY WANTS... A POLITICAL STANCE? Students often repeat their family member's political beliefs, but this is counterproductive -- especially in a discussion-based learning environment. Students should allow their own morals to shape their opinions.
February 5, 2020
It's time to ask: "Have I thought through issues, political candidates, and party politics for myself?"
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