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

LIAR LIAR. Politicians need to be held to a higher standard. They currently take advantage of the political system by flaunting their money and power. This shouldn’t be the basis of our democracy; instead, it’s crucial for politicians to take accountability for their actions in order to make the United States a safer place to live in.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Hold the privileged accountable for an ethical political environment

The Rubicon Staff May 30, 2023
Government leaders must hold their positions with integrity and honesty. Citizens must hold them accountable.
Break the stereotypes dictating how all Asians should behave and appear. Its important to recognize diverse Asian cultures and celebrate all AANHPI members.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Include all Asian Americans in the nation’s story

RubicOnline Staff May 19, 2023
Celebrate and learn about the diverse AANHPI community within the United States.
FACE TO FACE. Although it can be easier to tell uninvolved people about a hurtful situation, discussing the issue directly with the person involved will help resolve the issue in a more timely manner. Communication is a crucial part of both maintaing relationships and educating others about their actions, even if they’re aren’t a close friend.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Embracing confrontation leads to positive change and growth

The Rubicon Staff April 28, 2023
Regardless of how the conversation plays out, it is essential to have difficult discussions.
LET HER LEARN. The discussion and pursuit of romantic and sexual relationships at  SPA is littered with casual misogyny.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Do your part for gender equity

RubicOnline Staff March 17, 2023
Casual misogyny impacts all genders and degrades school culture.
OUTSIDE THE BOX. Engaging in classroom activities that aren’t static doesn’t automatically mean students will be distracted or unproductive. Using the opportunity to expand learning content outside the classroom has many benefits that can improve engagement, focus, and health.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Promote healthy habits by incorporating movement in class

The Rubicon Staff March 7, 2023
Students and teachers alike can struggle to balance workload with healthy habits.
DO I BELONG? Along with the strategic action plan to improve DEIB at SPA, there has been a significant increase in community-wide surveys based around safety and belonging in the community.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Promote a culture of acceptance and belonging

RubicOnline Staff February 15, 2023
Additional steps can be taken individually and school-wide on a daily basis to foster a stronger sense of belonging.
MAKING NEWS. Utilizing news sources is a convenient way to make classroom content more relevant and to start conversations about current events. Both teachers and students can contribute to incorporating news media into school spaces by bringing them into classes, clubs and student groups, and daily conversations.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] It is time to learn about current events in school

The Rubicon Staff January 31, 2023
Bringing news into the classroom helps content feel more relevant and can debunk false information read online.
HIGHER GROUND. Putting the experiences of visible and invisible diversity on the same level diminishes the oppression that minority groups actually face. Instead of searching for reasons to consider oneself a minority, acknowledge where privilege is held and where it can be used to make a difference.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Oppression is not a competition: recognize privilege to create change

The Rubicon Staff December 7, 2022
There are other forms of acceptance that are not limited to minority groups, and the first step is examining the reasons as to why someone would want to be oppressed.
STAR OF DAVID. The Star of David is one of the most visible symbols of Judaism and one senior Lillith Greene-Freeman said, in her speech, that she hesitates to wear some days.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Antisemitism is on the rise. Let’s do something about it.

RubicOnline Staff December 1, 2022
Microaggressions, like jokes and rude comments, towards Jewish students set a culture where it's ok for antisemitism to exist.
BALANCING ACT. As teenagers grow older, it becomes increasingly more difficult to juggle responsibilities and mistakes are taken more seriously. However, parents shouldn’t take this as a reason to restrict their children’s freedom; instead, having more responsibilities is an opportunity to demonstrate independence and self-management skills.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Encourage teenage independence

The Rubicon Staff October 25, 2022
Even doing something as simple as independently caring for a pet, cleaning a bedroom, or helping around the house can demonstrate a student’s maturity and responsibility.
Students do not want to lose what is working for them in the schedule and are hoping to keep aspects that have worked well in the past.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Get your voice in the schedule discussions

RubicOnline Staff October 19, 2022
Upper and middle school faculty are in conversation with administration about aligning the schedules. Students should play a part too.
ACTIVE AUDIENCE. An increased administrative presence in the community has a clear impact on fostering positive relationships with the student body. While a greater involvement may feel unfamiliar, students should put in the same amount of effort to appreciate and acknowledge the administration’s attention to student voices and decisions.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] New admin sets new tone. Let’s meet their energy.

The Rubicon Staff September 27, 2022
Students have felt a closer connection to their administration team this year, and while it may be unexpected, their investment in student life should not be dismissed.
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