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

SHOWING GRATITUDE. Glaser receives one of many thank yous after his presentation.

Son of two Holocaust survivors, Tom Glaser shared history

Ali Browne and Marius Elias Morse February 3, 2023
Glaser visited the upper school to share personal stories of liberation and inspire awareness of antisemitism.
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One Acts bring absurdist comedy to the Huss stage

Alison Mitchell, RubicOnline February 1, 2023
“Funny, absurd, and thoughtful” was how junior Bri Rucker described this year’s One Acts.
Mercedes Yarbrough began the assembly by reflecting on her love for teaching and the importance of highlighting Black joy and successes when teaching Black history.

MLK Day assembly uplifts Black entrepreneurs

Rita Li, RubicOnline January 22, 2023
The Intercultural Club invited Mercedes Yarbrough, Destiny Roberts, and Ebony Yarbrough to talk about their lives, successes, and passions in honor of MLK day.
LEND A HAND.  In Minnesota, 7,000 individuals face homelessness, and over 22 million people in the United States face period poverty. HerSpaces focus on outreach made these issues the central focus of their January drive. HerSpace members got together to assemble hygiene care packages during tutorial on Friday.

HerSpace hygiene drive fights period poverty and homelessness

Ali Browne, RubicOnline January 17, 2023
The drive ran through Jan. 20 with donation boxes in Huss and Davern, and goods were packaged today.
SDLC assembly provokes reflection and vulnerability

SDLC assembly provokes reflection and vulnerability

Clara McKoy, RubicOnline January 11, 2023
Six students attended the Student Diversity Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas before winter break and brought new insights into a 9-12 activity on Monday.
FENCING FOOTWORK. Captain Milan Misra spars with an epee opponent during a tournament last year. Finding the balance between support and competitive spirit is the captains’ focus: Mishra said, “Having a very strong team is going to help us get the wins that we want.”

Fencing team sets the gold standard with skilled group of competitors

Eliana Mann, RubicOnline January 5, 2023
Practices started in December, and the Fencing team is ready to face off in their first tournament Jan. 7.
TAKE INITIATIVE. At an US assembly on Nov. 15, the group took to the stage to introduce themselves and the initiative they created.

New interest group created to address sexual violence

Mariam Malik, RubicOnline January 4, 2023
This new group of students and faculty aims to improve education and revise school policies.
HERE WE GO. Theater Director Eric Severson talks to hopefuls during Auditions Dec. 3-4 to start off the process.

Auditions help directors determine best cast for One Acts

Avery Liu, Staff Writer December 7, 2022
The One Acts are set to commence in the Huss Center Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
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.
DEDICATED DEPARTMENT. The athletic administrative team consists of Interim K-12 Athletic Director Rick Johns, MS Athletic Director Taylor Tvedt, Athletic Administrative Assistant Hope Walcheski and US Athletic Director Randy Comfort.

Athletic department strives to raise school spirit, improve programs

Ali Browne, RubicOnline December 2, 2022
The athletic department is constantly looking for ways to improve the sports culture and programs.
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.
CIRCLES: Junior Rita Li and Freshman Thomas Chen race around the last chair.

In second House cup event, Gold takes the gold again

Marius Elias Morse, RubicOnline November 29, 2022
In a musical chairs competition, house cup teams Blue and Gold battled it out to the tune of "Baby Shark".
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