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

RINSE OFF. Treasurer Kate Hanf hoses down a car that has been scrubbed clean with soap.

Suds and sun: CAS hosts car wash for AAPI month

Eliana Mann, RubicOnline May 26, 2023
On Wednesday, May 24, CAS hosted a car wash at the Upper School in support of AAPI month.
ASSEFA ASSISTS, CHEN SCORES. Got my guy Aaron Lindeman throwing it to me, and Ben Chen in the end zone. I know they are two guys I could trust  whenever they have the disk, so its great to get some momentum, senior Simon Assefa said.

Spartan ultimate confronts the Edina hornets

Rita Li, RubicOnline May 26, 2023
The Spartans fell 7-14, but the game reflected their spirit and willingness to improve.
Freedom of speech, press, religion, and...pee? Welcome to URINETOWN

Freedom of speech, press, religion, and…pee? Welcome to URINETOWN

Lani Ngonethong, RubicOnline May 24, 2023
Due to water shortage, people now have to pay to pee. Bobby Strong starts a petition for freedom: the right to pee.
HerSpace hosts T-shirt making event in the Design Lab

HerSpace hosts T-shirt making event in the Design Lab

Siri Pattison and Thomas Kovarik May 24, 2023
Affinity group HerSpace hosted a shirt and pin making activity to stand up to sexual assault.
BECOMING A LEADER. Orion Kim discusses design options with fellow staff members on The Rubicon. He worked around the busy room, assisting others with polishing their pages. Im the Co-Editor-In-Chief next year so I want to develop my leadership [and] become more comfortable with it, Kim said.

One in 50: Orion Kim named Free Spirit Scholar

Thomas Chen, RubicOnline May 23, 2023
He will represent Minnesota at the journalism conference in Washington, D.C, Jun. 24-29.
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.
APPLES AND ORANGES. Cliques can create perceived differences between students, creating exclusion and preventing friendships.

Combat clique culture with community

Andrew Lipinsky, RubicOnline May 18, 2023
Cliques have an overall negative effect on the community. They exclude others and make it very hard for new people at school to find where they fit in.
SPEED AND PRECISION. Giles maneuvers through the gates during a race. If you manage to make it down the first run, its a good boost of confidence for the second one, he said.

Giles tests his speed and determination with club alpine skiing

Siri Pattison, RubicOnline May 16, 2023
Junior Henry Giles competes internationally for alpine skiing, but not without challenges.
ADMINISTRATION INSPIRED. Minnie Lee tributes the mission statement as a reason she chose SPA: “The school’s commitment to ‘shaping the minds and the hearts of the people who will change the world’ manifests in its culture of teaching and learning, embracing of DEIB work, and appetite for innovation,” she said.

Minnie Lee selected as next US Principal

Clara Ann Bagnoli, The Rubicon May 15, 2023
“She cares about students' personal lives [...] she made me feel comfortable,” freshman Luwam Mebrahtu said.
LOOK OUT. A Mound Westonka player struggles to stay on his feet with the Blackhawks defense applying pressure.

[PHOTO STORY] Boys lacrosse topples Mound Westonka in decisive win

Eliana Mann, RubicOnline May 14, 2023
The Blackhawks scored 20 goals on Saturday night for their seventh win.
BLACK AND WHITE. Freshman Elle Williams is working on her black-and-white photos for photography class. She spent her first free period in the photography room developing these photos. It was nice to not have to check in anywhere before coming all the way to the art wing, Williams said.

9th grade passes petition for free period

Nora Seifert, Staff Writer May 12, 2023
On Wednesday, May 3, USC passed their petition for 9th graders to have free periods instead of study hall.
Concentration is key. Freshman Bennett Sauer focuses on the ball as he swings and hits it back to Freshman Allan Wang.

Mastering the Paddle: SPA Ping Pong Tournament

Zadie Martin, RubicOnline May 11, 2023
PADDLE BATTLE. On May 8, the table tennis players gather in lower schilling to battle for a ten-dollar Caribou gift card. Ultimately, the winner was freshman Johnny Rog.
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