The Rubicon

It’s true; there’s a lot to be disappointed about: the lack of normality, less human interaction, loss of jobs, and the list goes on and on. But, focus on the things you can do. This time can be used to build confidence, understand oneself, love strengths and sympathize with weaknesses.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] The glass doesn’t fill on its own

RubicOnline Staff February 18, 2021
Having an introspective and optimistic mindset can be hard, but it's important.
The divide we see between differing opinions and reactions on last Wednesday’s rioting is not a Republican Democrat split but a matter of white supremacy and ignorance.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Capitol insurrection amplifies white supremacy; every day forward is a day for change

RubicOnline Staff January 13, 2021
What happened at the Capitol goes deeper than party lines and skin color. To make sure that our democracy is never threatened, the events of Wednesday never repeated, it is time to understand history and our shortcomings.
SPA has already cycled through several different schedules since transitioning to online learning in March 2020. Each schedule seems to bring criticism for one reason or another whether it be too much screen time, not enough chances to talk to teachers, too much work, too much free time, etc.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Don’t complain; make the schedule work for you

RubicOnline Staff January 5, 2021
Rather than complaining about a schedule that can never be one size fits all, acknowledge the benefits of the connection and support offered in the schedule.
Mindful donation of clothing, toys, and other products that still have use in them benefits the environment, declutters our space, and can support others in building their own spaces.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Mindfully declutter

The Rubicon Staff December 16, 2020
As we move into Winter Break, reevaluate the space ourselves and our items hold. Ask: how can I make space for others by eliminating my own excess?
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.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Validate emotions and losses, stay accountable

The Rubicon Staff 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.
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.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] What we have learned from 2020

RubicOnline Staff November 16, 2020
2020 has been a long ride, calling for truth, justice, and unity more than ever.
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.

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

The Rubicon Staff October 27, 2020
Take deliberate steps toward more meaningful political conversation.
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.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Volunteers needed now more than ever

RubicOnline Staff October 23, 2020
Get involved: start a personal passion project or join a global initiative.
GEN Z. Teenagers are taking on climate change in order to ensure a future for themselves and the planet.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Understand climate change in context

The Rubicon Staff October 7, 2020
Climate change won't go away when 2020 ends. This year isn't the cause of the disasters: humans are.
Political discourse dominates the internet. Internet activism and instant party division can be found in every topic covered online.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] It’s not always partisan

RubicOnline Staff September 23, 2020
Activism on the internet blurs the line between social and political issues.
Online learning has been too often taken for granted. Think of those who don't have the same luxury.

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

RubicOnline Staff 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.
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.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Honor social distancing protocols this summer

The Rubicon Staff 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.
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