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

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.
IN CELEBRATION. Intricate henna designs are on the hands of Amir Dahm’s family. “Henna (Mehndi) is done commonly for big events like weddings or Eid,” Dahm said. (Submitted Photo: Amir Dahm)

Muslim students share the meaning of Eid al-Fitr

Lucy Thomas, RubicOnline April 10, 2024
Today, SPA takes the day off for Eid al-Fitr. Students who celebrate share what the holiday means to them.
LOCKED IN. Senior Theo Zimmerman, a more experienced player, springs up off the grass with the frisbee in hand after taking a fall.

First Ultimate game unites new and returning players

Thomas Chen, RubicOnline April 10, 2024
After two hours of nonstop action, the Spartans were victorious 12-8. Nevertheless, the game meant much more than just competition.
FLOWERS FROM THE HEART. Senior Ingrid Johnson adds a decorative outline dotted with flowers to her letter.

CAS hosts Service Night to bring community together for a cause

Aarushi Bahadur, The Rubicon April 8, 2024
The Community Action and Service Club welcomed students of all ages and their families to engage in a variety of service projects.
ECLIPSE. A solar eclipse is a rare event in which the moon is between Earth and the Sun, blocking the view of the sun. In other parts of the United States, the view of the Sun will be totally blocked, constituting whats called a total eclipse. A total eclipse is a completely different event that is another level of coolness. So if they [the students] have that chance, they should absolutely take the chance to see a total eclipse if they ever can. The next one in Minnesota will be the year 2099, Astronomy and Planetary Science teacher Joseph Martin said.

Solar eclipse on the horizon: what you need to know

Aarushi Bahadur, RubicOnline April 7, 2024
Join Mr. Martin on the cafeteria lawn during x-period for a watch party with space-themed snacks. Weather permitting, expect to see a 79-80% partial eclipse from the Twin Cities and surrounding area.
LETS GROW. The Gardening Club has been flying under the radar since its founding last year, but the leaders hope to make the club more active with new initiatives like a campus garden.

Gardening Club hopes for growth this spring

McKinley Garner, The Rubicon April 3, 2024
The club is hoping to grow more plants and create a garden on school grounds.
GOOD JOB. Captain Mikkel Rawdon goes in for a hug after freshman John Grimsrud makes his first basket of the game. “It felt good for this one to go in with everyone cheering” Grimsrud said.

Spartans win section semi final, compete in finals tonight

Clara Ann Bagnoli, The Rubicon March 15, 2024
The Spartans won the section semi final on Tuesday and will face Minnehaha Academy tonight for a chance to move on to the state tournament.
What does it mean (to you) to take a break?

What does it mean (to you) to take a break?

Writing for Publication, Staff Writers March 15, 2024
Today is the last day of school, before two weeks of Spring Break. School resumes Apr. 1.
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.
The Paint the Ice Event in the Drake Arena, on March 4th 2024, concluding the hockey season.

Students get colorful in “Paint the Ice” Event

Thomas Kovarik, Rubiconline March 12, 2024
Drake Arena opened up the ice for the SPA community to paint it in the annual "Paint the Ice Event" on Mar. 4.
HANDS, FEET AND MIND READY. I get inspired by just how far Ive come. Due to past injuries like knee arthritis, it was a struggle to even move my body and stuff. [After recovery,] it’s almost like ‘Okay, you actually can move your body now. Lets move it.’ So being able to build up my strength again motivates me, senior Delaney Devine said. Devine is in another injury at the moment, but she hope to get back into boxing once she recovers. Photo Submitted by Delaney Devine.

Delaney Devine pushes herself physically and mentally while boxing

Rita Li, Creative Design Manager March 12, 2024
Compared to other sports, boxing is more of a hobby for Devine, but she uses it to improve herself in various different facets, and has no plants to stop any time soon.
LAWMAKERS IN ACTION. The Minnesota state legislature is now in session, making it a great time to read up on new legislation and contact local senators and representatives with any ideas or complaints. (Fair use image: Governor Mark Dayton via Flickr Creative Commons)

Stay informed about state legislation that impacts all citizens

Eliana Mann, Production Manager March 10, 2024
State legislature is in session until May 20. There are a number of bills being considered that will impact student life. Lend a voice to the process.
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