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The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

Smartphones as useful tools, not addictive menaces

Smartphones as useful tools, not addictive menaces

Davan Rosen, RubicOnline April 16, 2024
In response to RubicOnline's April Staff Editorial: Phone addiction is not the fault of the device, screens provide helpful tools for time management and productivity.
BREAK FREE from your devices and cut your screen time down to better engage with your surroundings.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Put down the phone

RubicOnline Staff April 16, 2024
Take a digital detox and break free from phone addiction.
START CLEANING using different important aspects of relationships to properly evaluate connections.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Spring clean your relationships

RubicOnline Staff March 14, 2024
Evaluate different connections in your life during the spring cleaning season.
MISSING IN ACTION. Nowadays, disengaging from social obligations is easier than ever before. Societal norms in the post-pandemic era have shifted, and for many, socialization is no longer an easy, casual routine. Reengagement, both in and outside of school, is crucial to rebuilding a sense of community.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Made plans? Be there.

The Rubicon Staff March 13, 2024
Opt in to social or non-academic events for personal and community wellbeing.
EXPLORE BLACK HISTORY MONTH and discover different paths to take for community engagement.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Black History Month: go beyond history

RubicOnline Staff February 27, 2024
Explore an approach to black history month: celebrating contemporary achievements, inclusive representation, and community engagement to reshape perspectives and learning.
I CARE. Disscussions between peers is a vital aspect of speakers coming to SPA.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Contribute meaningfully to assemblies and discussions

The RubicOnline Staff February 2, 2024
From geopolitics to personal reflections, school assemblies are important. But are we really talking? Dive into the need for genuine discussions, personal reflections, and thoughtful questions.
CURBED COMMITMENT. SPAs mission and values are incomplete without a robust commitment to community engagement and service.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Reincorporate service into the curriculum

RubicOnline Staff December 21, 2023
Community engagement and service deserves revisited attention.
THINK TWICE. Although it might sound smart to experiment with drugs and alcohol, the data suggest otherwise.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Experimenting? Reconsider.

The Rubicon Staff November 30, 2023
Experimenting with drugs and alcohol is risky and unnecessary.
THE TIME IS NOW. SPA must create a climate policy that dramatically reduces emissions to meet the urgency of this moment and be an example to students, families, and peer institutions.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] SPA must make climate action a priority

RubicOnline Staff November 13, 2023
Institutional climate action becomes more necessary every day, yet SPA makes no commitment to curb school carbon emissions on its website.
NO GIRLS INVOLVED. The relative lack of female-identifying students in STEM extracurriculars can make them feel like boys’ clubs. It’s not that girls aren’t interested in these activities; instead, they might not be included to the same degree when they want to participate, or they might be afraid to be the only one.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Girls in STEM deserve our support

The Rubicon Staff October 31, 2023
While teachers can encourage and educate, students need to take action: invite each other to participate in teams, make space for female-identifying leadership and voice.
ASSESSING ACHIEVEMENT. The survey sent to all students, families, and faculty should inspire individuals to define excellence for themselves while respecting how others strive to be excellent.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] What is excellence?

RubicOnline Staff October 13, 2023
SPA is examining its community values, but words such as "excellence" and "success" don't have meaning until they are defined.
FACE TO FACE. Affinity groups are not only a good way to meet people that share the same identity, but also a good way to discover how different those people can be. Additionally, by engaging in a space where it’s not necessary to explain the nuances of identity, it’s possible to make connections based on a deep mutual understanding.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Affinity groups create safe spaces for inclusion and empowerment

The Rubicon Staff September 28, 2023
Celebrate a schedule that makes time for affinity group meetings.
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