The Rubicon

SPA faculty and staff members discuss how to better implement diversity into their curriculum, organized by Director of Intercultural Life Naomi Taylor.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: what faculty is reading that you should too

Lynn Reynolds, RubicOnline October 23, 2020
Here are the Instagram pages and books that SPA faculty and staff look at.
The book raffles are free for students and therefore getting free books should be covered by students.

Appreciate the book raffles by reading more

Zekiah Juliusson, RubicOnline March 1, 2020
Reading has many health benefits including reducing stress and it should be encouraged.
Everything in Garrett's bag, from calculators to sweatshirts.

[WHAT’S IN MY BAG] Scholarly and prepared, Pauly is well-equipped for winter

Tana Ososki, RubicOnline January 24, 2020
Special things come in eights.
[INFOGRAPHIC] Do movie adaptations of books convince?

[INFOGRAPHIC] Do movie adaptations of books convince?

Sam Hanson, RubicOnline Editor November 20, 2018
In light of the recent surge of movies adapted from books, it can be insightful to determine the costs and benefits of adaptation.
Hundreds of books make up the list of banned books in prisons.

“The Section of Disapproved Books” exhibit tells a strong tale of censorship

Kelby Wittenberg, RubicOnline Editor November 15, 2018
“The Section of Disapproved Books” at the Weisman Art Museum showcases the ridiculous censorship laws that some states have around inmate literature.
Sophomore Savita Asvathi-Yopp recommends books that expand one's cultural perspectives.

Reading across continents

Melissa Nie, The Rubicon Editor March 9, 2018
Two students offer book recommendations that have expanded their worldview and cultural understanding.
The first floor of Minneapolis Central Library

Local libraries remain prevalent for student research

Kat St. Martin-Norburg, Staff Writer February 2, 2017
The resources of three different Twin Cities libraries offer students an alternative to online research.
Upper School math teachers Jim McVeety (left) and Bill Boulger (right) have been in a book club together for a number of years

Math teachers McVeety and Boulger engage in a book club together

Lucas Johnson, Sports Editor March 21, 2016
Familiar faces in the math area actually read together in a book club outside of school.
Junior Navodhya Samarakoon browses at Bookfest to find some of the books she has on her list of must reads. “There are a few books I really want to read at Bookfest. I Am Malala [by Malala Yousafzai ]and 1491 [by Charles C. Mann], mainly,” Samarakoon said.

Students share favorite genres, reading habits

Lillian Pettigrew, Staff Writer December 5, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars. If I Stay. Looking for Alaska. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. The Book Thief. Thirteen Reasons Why. Eleanor and...

This years' theme was

Alum Benjamin Freyinger speaks on the architecture of pleasurable spaces

Javier Whitaker Castaneda, Cover Story Editor November 19, 2014
The Spartans kicked off another exciting installment of the annual Bookfest during assembly, Monday, Nov. 17, with the traditional practice of welcoming a guest speaker. Students heard from alumnus Claus Benjamin Freyinger (96’) who focused his talk on the topic of architecture and pleasure.
Freshman books create a variety of opinions among students

Freshman books create a variety of opinions among students

Javier Whitaker-Castaneda, Cover Story Editor October 14, 2014

The English curriculum for ninth graders remains similar every year which makes the required books notoriously well-known throughout the school. These books were so integral in most students’ freshman...

Upper School dean Max Delgado poses with the book

Graphic novel fan, Dean Delgado shares his top picks

Diane Huang, Chief Visual Editor September 8, 2014

Chief Visual Editor Diane Huang sat down with the new Upper School Dean, Max Delgado to find out his recommendations for graphic novels. 1. "The Sandman Series" by Neil Gaiman From the author of...

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