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Appreciate the book raffles by reading more

The book raffles are free for students and therefore getting free books should be covered by students.

Zekiah Juliusson, RubicOnline

March 1, 2020

Reading has many health benefits including reducing stress and it should be encouraged.

[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.

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

Hundreds of books make up the list of banned books in prisons.

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.

Reading across continents

Sophomore Savita Asvathi-Yopp recommends books that expand one's cultural perspectives.

Melissa Nie, The Rubicon Editor

March 9, 2018

Two students offer book recommendations that have expanded their worldview and cultural understanding.

Local libraries remain prevalent for student research

The first floor of Minneapolis Central Library

Kat St. Martin-Norburg, Staff Writer

February 2, 2017

The resources of three different Twin Cities libraries offer students an alternative to online research.

Math teachers McVeety and Boulger engage in a book club together

Upper School math teachers Jim McVeety (left) and Bill Boulger (right) have been in a book club together for a number of years

Lucas Johnson, Sports Editor

March 21, 2016

Familiar faces in the math area actually read together in a book club outside of school.

Students share favorite genres, reading habits

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.

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 Park. Chances are most of St. Paul Academy and Summit School’s students haven’t read or even hea...

Alum Benjamin Freyinger speaks on the architecture of pleasurable spaces

This years' theme was

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 year that they now have a strong opinion of either respect or dislike. Last years’ freshman have...

Graphic novel fan, Dean Delgado shares his top picks

Upper School dean Max Delgado poses with the book

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 American Gods and Stardust (among many other titles), The Sandman Series is a highly acclaimed graphic no...

Students debate merits of books versus movies

Senior Grace Owens-Kurtz reads The Bluest Eye, a book by Toni Morrison for her Gender and Literature English class. “Watching a movie just isn’t the same as reading a book,” she said.

John Wilhelm, News Editor

April 18, 2014

While it’s certainly not uncommon to hear “the book was so much better than the movie,” both books and movies can make a convincing argument in favor of their medium. “Watching a movie just isn’t the same as reading a book,” senior Grace Owens-Kurtz said. “Movies are great, but you can...