The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

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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

RESIST. According to the Pew Research Center, 59% of Americans think that abortion should be legal in all or most cases, and since the Supreme Court leak, many are taking to the streets and social media to speak out in defense of abortion rights.

Roe v. Wade: then and now

Siri Pattison, RubicOnline May 20, 2022
A Supreme Court opinion was recently leaked, revealing that the historic abortion ruling may be overturned.
Risk-taking is intrinsically tied to decision-making. Due to the biological stage of development in teens’ brains, adolescents go through the decision-making process differently than adults—driven more by the emotional and reactive parts of the brain than the thoughtful and logical areas of the brain.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Take more risks this summer

RubicOnline Staff May 20, 2022
Nine times out of ten, risk-taking is associated with dangerous, unsafe and harmful behaviors. Yet, extensive research concludes that making risky decisions is actually healthy, especially for adolescents.
The cast surrounds Annika Brelsford during a musical number.

The US returns to the stage with the The Drowsy Chaperone

Mariam Malik, RubicOnline May 20, 2022
This weekend, the long-anticipated first in-person US spring musical in two years, “The Drowsy Chaperone”, was showcased for three nights.
Often nicknamed the Blood Moon, a full lunar eclipse because of the tint that results from sunlight shining projected onto the moon.

[PHOTO STORY] Heilig and Martin host lunar eclipse viewing party

Ali Browne, RubicOnline May 17, 2022
For the first time in two years, members of the SPA community joined the science department in viewing a total lunar eclipse.
Tops Friendly Market at 1275 Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo, NY.

Shooter kills 10, wounds 3 leaves behind questions, anger, grief

RubicOnline Staff May 16, 2022
The news of a racially motivated hate crime in Buffalo saturated news over the weekend.
[PODCAST] Healthy relationships and how to cultivate them

[PODCAST] Healthy relationships and how to cultivate them

Rita Li, Feature Editor May 13, 2022
Are the relationships in your life healthy or unhealthy? How do you improve your relationships?
JUMPING INTO ACTION. Masumi Kouakou jumps into the air as the crowd watches in awe. “I feel like they think its different,” Kouakou said of how his peers at school react to his dancing.

Kouakou spreads his passion of dance as he explores his new comfort zone

Sawyer Bollinger Danielson, Staff Writer May 11, 2022
Freshman Masumi Kouakou finds his stage for hip hop and breakdancing.
Senior students at North High School celebrate their scholarship.

North High School Scholarship that changed lives

Elizabeth Trevathan, RubicOnline May 1, 2022
A fundraiser from Pillsbury United Communities funded $10,000 scholarships for seniors.
It’s a piece about me, my identity, personal history, family and how my cultures- Israeli and Irish- combine. (senior Noa Ni Aolain Gross)

[PHOTO STORY] Senior Art Seminar AWAKE connects us all

Elle Chen, RubicOnline April 29, 2022
To be AWAKE is to see oneself and to understand one's place in the world.
AN ACCELERATING ATHENA. Soccer captain Naomi Straub strides towards the net to take a shot.

Naomi Straub named 2022 Athena winner

Carys Hardy , RubicOnline April 29, 2022
Senior Naomi Straub is both a tri-sport athlete and a captain for each team.
SAYING GOODBYE. Klus speaks only highly about her former student and current colleague as she prepares for Kraack to replace her as Director of Choral Activities. “He knows how to get the best out of vocally coaching students, both Middle School as well as Upper School.  He understands what makes music happen—and gets the students to do it with incredibly successful results in performance,” Klus said.

US Choir begins a new measure as Tim Kraack replaces Klus in her retirement

Clara McKoy, RubicOnline April 28, 2022
Kraack learned under Klus for six years. Now, he prepares to step into her role.
SLIDING IN: Captain Will Steinhacker slides into home base giving SPA another point.

Spartan baseball talks about how to play the mental game

Players have to learn how to move past any errors or mistakes and focus on whatever is happening next.
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