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Nikolas Liepins
Nikolas Liepins is the Political Correspondent and a writer/(photo)journalist for The Rubicon, RubicOnline, and Ibid Yearbook. This is his second year with St. Paul Academy and Summit School's publications. Over the past few months at home, Liepins has been spending a lot of time in the kitchen (whether it be making new things like pasta or Julia Child's french bread or some classics like french macarons) and behind the lens. While he's keeping up with his self-assigned daily photo challenge (take at least one photo of which he's proud each day), he finds time to get outside and go wherever the latest news leads him.

One of his favorites in his list of quotes to live by is: "I'm past patiently waiting, I'm passionately smashing every expectation, every action's an act of creation" from Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton.

Liepins can be reached at [email protected].

Nikolas Liepins, Political Correspondent/Contributor

Jan 13, 2021
Trump impeached again (Story/Media)
Jan 13, 2021
[STAFF EDITORIAL] Capitol insurrection amplifies white supremacy; every day forward is a day for change (Media)
Jan 12, 2021
“INCITEMENT OF INSURRECTION”: House Democrats introduce article of impeachment; House Republican blocks Unanimous Consent on 25th Amendment resolution (Story/Media)
Jan 11, 2021
House Democrats to introduce legislation calling on Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment; Trump’s second impeachment queued for this week (Story/Media)
Jan 11, 2021
Top five sports stories of 2020 (Media)
Jan 07, 2021
Omar, others unveil Articles of Impeachment; many call to invoke the 25th Amendment. (Story/Media)
Nov 19, 2020
Election Week 2020: A Timeline (Story/Media)
Nov 02, 2020
Government and Citizenship class forecasts 2020 elections outcomes (Story/Media)
Nov 01, 2020
Biden holds drive-in rally in St. Paul four days before election (Story/Media)
Oct 15, 2020
[Transcript]: Governor’s Student Press Summit 2020 (Story/Media)
Sep 29, 2020
Vice President Pence visits Minneapolis to highlight importance of law enforcement (Media)
Sep 19, 2020
Biden, Trump visit Minnesota (Story)
May 22, 2020
MN State Fair cancelled amid coronavirus pandemic: “It’s the only decision.” (Story/Media)
May 22, 2020
Bishop, Stoplestad win Lions Athlete of the Year award (Media)
May 14, 2020
Nikolas Liepins (Media)
May 11, 2020
Protesters of stay-at-home order surround Capitol in Operation Gridlock (Story/Media)
Apr 15, 2020
Obama, Sanders endorse Biden (Story)
Apr 15, 2020
Warren endorses Biden (Story)
Mar 27, 2020
Largest stimulus package in U.S. history passed by Congress, signed by President (Story/Media)
Mar 27, 2020
Minnesota theaters temporarily close with a laugh, well wishes (Story/Media)
Mar 19, 2020
Minnesota chefs give food away in makeshift market (Story/Media)
Mar 04, 2020
Sanders rally energizes Minnesota voters ahead of Super Tuesday (Story/Media)
Jan 26, 2020
Omar talks foreign policy and historic first term (Story/Media)
Jan 10, 2020
Top five sports stories of 2019 (Media)
Nov 14, 2019
BEHIND THE LENS: Liepins captures Sanders rally (Story/Media)
Nov 04, 2019
Weight room gender imbalances (Media)
Nov 02, 2019
More than nuts and bolts: SPA hosts the first FTC robotics tournament in school history (Media)
Oct 21, 2019
Trump impeachment supported on “reasonable grounds” (Media)
Oct 13, 2019
Supporters follow Trump inside as protesters surround Target Center (Story/Media)
Oct 11, 2019
Spice, spice, baby: exploring fall flavors (Media)
Oct 09, 2019
Sailing Team encourages interested students to join, regardless of experience (Media)
Oct 09, 2019
Boese shares his hopes for lunches in the future (Story)
May 08, 2019
PEP plants for pollinators (Media)
Jun 05, 2018
Liepins shares tips for having a successful summer garden (Media)