The Rubicon

Boraan Abdulkarim
Boraan Abdulkarim, a senior at St. Paul Academy and Summit School, is looking forward to her fourth year on The Rubicon staff.  Boraan enjoys calligraphy, photography, Spanish, classic novels, and spontaneous adventures.  Boraan is a member of the Summit Singers, Senior Class Leadership Council (SCLC), Science Olympiad, Intercultural Club, and the Community Action and Service group. Outside of school, Boraan engages in journalism as a freelance writer for The Highland Park Villager.


Boraan Abdulkarim, Editor-in-Chief

May 01, 2016
Student Movie Night invites imagination and creativity (Story)
Apr 26, 2016
Students prepare for spring musical Les Misérables (Story/Media)
Apr 16, 2016
New Computer Science electives in works for upcoming school year (Story/Media)
Mar 19, 2016
Labovitz holds on to passion for building (Story/Media)
Mar 04, 2016
Girls Varsity Basketball ends season with section game vs. Concordia Academy (Story/Media)
Feb 25, 2016
Radical Empathy by Stephanie Sesguino featured in Drake Gallery (Story/Media)
Feb 07, 2016
Jackson fosters furry friends: does good in an adorable way (Story)
Jan 16, 2016
Administration announces days off for Eid, Yom Kippur (Story)
Jan 15, 2016
Speech introductions set the stage for senior speakers (Story)
Jan 04, 2016
New Speaker Series spotlights professional application of academics (Story)
Dec 30, 2015
Muses of mundane world breathe life into inspired work (Story/Media)
Dec 17, 2015
Gucci Spring 2016 Ready to Wear show departs from tradition (Story)
Dec 16, 2015
Media’s positive promotions will increase Hijab integration (Story)
Dec 16, 2015
Coldplay’s Everglow disappoints, does not optimize possibilities (Story)
Dec 02, 2015
Sia’s new single Alive celebrates survival and spreads awareness (Story)
Nov 15, 2015
School establishes rules for social media use (Story/Media)
Oct 31, 2015
St. Paul celebrates first Indigenous Peoples Day (Story)
Oct 02, 2015
For young Boys Soccer team, defense is the focus (Story/Media)
Oct 01, 2015
Giphy Cam animates images with easy user experience (Story)
Sep 11, 2015
Friday assembly answers, poses questions (Story/Media)
Sep 02, 2015
Studies in Paradise: Upper School students research leafcutter ants over break (Story)
Jun 04, 2015
Diets and detoxes can cause harm (Story)
May 27, 2015
Juniors use privileges to de-stress as exams approach (Story)
May 14, 2015
HerSpace educates students about commonly misunderstood words (Story/Media)
May 09, 2015
Why all of this buzz about BuzzFeed, anyway? (Media)
Apr 11, 2015
Purrfect pet photos that will make your day (Story)
Apr 01, 2015
9 Easy to wear runway trends for spring (Story)
Mar 09, 2015
Q&A: Alumna Louise Parker ’08 shares her experiences as a high fashion model (Story/Media)
Feb 14, 2015
10 things your teachers never tell you (Story/Media)
Feb 07, 2015
Blood Drive succeeds, participation from faculty and students (Media)
Jan 29, 2015
6 Things your locker would tell you (Story/Media)
Jan 19, 2015
Anti-racism does not conflict with the freedom of speech (Story/Media)
Dec 04, 2014
Synesthesia adds vibrant color to daily interactions (Media)
Dec 01, 2014
Student volunteers give the gift of a Thanksgiving meal to families in need (Story/Media)
Nov 26, 2014
From the construction zone: A sneak peek of the new Huss Center of Performing Arts (Story/Media)
Nov 20, 2014
Open House fills school with prospective families, student guides (Story)
Nov 20, 2014
The Rubicon staff reviews Georgetown Cupcakes – what a treat! (Story)
Nov 10, 2014
Eight things you didn’t know about the SPA dance team (Story)
Nov 03, 2014
Students use Minecraft as a form of self expression (Story)
Nov 01, 2014
Smartphone ownership becomes near-universal (Media)
Oct 28, 2014
Heckendorn consults to keep campus secure (Media)
Oct 24, 2014
“Transformative Art” with Ben Bollinger Danielson (Story/Media)
Oct 14, 2014
Hommeyer and Skarjune advance to state tennis tournament (Media)
Oct 14, 2014
From the Runway to the Hallway: Six easily wearable fall 2014 trends (Media)
Sep 30, 2014
Grade level isolation weakens community (Media)
Sep 29, 2014
Students offer tips to stay organized (Story)
Sep 10, 2014
Spanish department welcomes amity Rocio Estevéz. (Story)
Jun 04, 2014
Students get their daily dose of humor (Story)
May 15, 2014
Fine flower prints bloom in a garden of student apparel (Story/Media)
May 07, 2014
Breaking the Ice (Story)
Apr 30, 2014
Students dress for the weather (Story/Media)
Apr 15, 2014
Scientist Andrea Bailey presents to Honors Biology students (Story/Media)
Apr 10, 2014
Students dare to wear white converse in slushy spring (Story)
Mar 28, 2014
Spring playlist favorites range from Lorde to Arctic Monkeys (Story)
Mar 17, 2014
Students, teachers reflect on cancellation of Odyssey (Story)
Mar 14, 2014
Circle skirts facilitate a fashionable transition between seasons (Story)
Mar 12, 2014
Sophomores enjoy new twist on traditional retreat (Story)
Mar 10, 2014
Patterned leggings brighten winter blues (Story/Media)
Feb 24, 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day assembly features films in place of speaker (Story/Media)
Jan 22, 2014
Martin Luther King Jr. assembly will present movies instead of speaker (Story/Media)
Jan 10, 2014
Students showcase vibrant bars of plaid (Story/Media)
Dec 20, 2013
Skaters sparkle and shine on ice (Story)
Dec 19, 2013
Social media and technology can breed narcissism (Media)
Dec 18, 2013
Digital Footprint redefines individuals’ presence on Internet in positive, negative ways (Media)
Dec 17, 2013
Un-prescribed Adderall use poses a threat to students health and community of trust (Story)
Dec 01, 2013
Gallery: Students don colorful and cozy scarves indoors (Story/Media)
Nov 27, 2013
Oreos: Cookie or cream, students can’t get enough (Story/Media)
Nov 21, 2013
Bring community service back into SPA equation (Story/Media)
Nov 13, 2013
Cold weather blows in riding boots trend (Story/Media)
Oct 31, 2013
Stripes dominate this year’s sweater weather (Story/Media)
Oct 23, 2013
Spartan Boosters revamped (Story)
Oct 12, 2013
Gallery: Students attend We Day Minnesota to see Jonas Brothers, Spencer West, and more (Story/Media)
Oct 09, 2013
We Day Minnesota 2013 succeeds with performances from a variety of personalities (Story/Media)
Oct 01, 2013
School calendar accommodates few religious holidays (Story)
Sep 27, 2013
School embraces new mission (Story)
Sep 26, 2013
Theater plans coming to fruition (Story/Media)
Sep 24, 2013
Gallery: A zoo of animal prints permeates students’ outfits (Story/Media)
Sep 10, 2013
Denim, eighties, and Toms shoes infiltrate fall fashion trends on campus (Story/Media)
May 29, 2013
Opinion: Vending machines could use more variety (Story)
May 29, 2013
New elected group leaders work for students (Story/Media)
May 14, 2013
Energizing spring and summer fashion boasts contrast and comfort (Story)
Nov 26, 2012
Junior Anda Sommers and freshman Ora Hammel gain responsibility and learn the importance of persistence at Izzy’s Ice Cream (Story/Media)
Nov 26, 2012
8th grader John Soranno learns life lessons from business at Punch Neapolitan Pizza (Story/Media)
Oct 29, 2012
Book Fest celebrates stories through song (Story/Media)