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

HERSPACE VOLUNTEERS. HerSpace facilitated a volunteering event with Girls on the Run Minnesota May 16. The volunteers packed bags, made team signs and more. It was such a cool experience getting to see the headquarters and it was so fun to see everyone there, said Junior Sydney Zimmerman.

HerSpace members volunteer at Girls on the Run Minnesota

Nora McKoy, RubicOnline May 22, 2024
For some, it was a return to a program they participated in when they were in elementary school.
NEW PERSPECTIVE. The view from outside the East Side Freedom Library, where senior Nora Shaughnessy is volunteering.

Don’t just check off the box: Shaughnessy and Lillegard find passion in senior volunteering

Aarushi Bahadur, Director of RubicOnline May 10, 2024
Nora Shaughnessy will volunteer at East Side Freedom Library to learn more about immigration and rights for her senior project, while Annika Lillegard will work to reduce medical waste for her commmunity service requirment.
ONLINE RESOURCES. There are many online platforms that provide lists of organizations in need of volunteers. Check them out for some great opportunities.
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How to find volunteering opportunities in the community

Aarushi Bahadur, RubicOnline January 31, 2024
Websites, local magazines and conversations with friends are great ways to find volunteer opportunities.
HYGIENE DRIVE. SPA affinity group Herspace is hosting a feminine hygiene drive with Keystone Community Services. We found an organization that we really liked and wasn’t religiously based and helped any woman in need with resources, co-leader Audrey Leatham said.

Herspace hosts hygiene drive with Keystone Community Services

Zadie Martin, RubicOnline December 13, 2023
Herspace is hosting a hygiene drive; find out how you can help.
COMMUNITY SERVICE. Thanksgiving break presents a great opportunity to get involved in the community by volunteering and making thoughtful donations. However, community service is much needed all year long.

Give thanks by giving back

Aarushi Bahadur, RubicOnline November 11, 2023
This Thanksgiving break, volunteer in the local community.
HELPING HAND. Junior Cerena Karmaliani was assigned to Port Reitz school in Mombasa, Kenya during her service trip. The school needed the help of volunteers to make their community more inclusive for disabled students. Karmaliani said, “So my job was to work specifically in a third-grade classroom with a teacher…for a total of two weeks, approximately three hours a day… And for those two weeks, we refined the curriculum to make it more inclusive.”

Voyages and volunteering: Karmaliani makes connections abroad

Aarushi Bahadur, RubicOnline September 16, 2023
Junior Cerena Karmaliani spent her summer working with students in Kenya through a program called Global Encounters.
[THROUGH THEIR EYES] Ep. 6 Whats the social justice issue thats most important to you?

[THROUGH THEIR EYES] Ep. 6 What’s the social justice issue that’s most important to you?

Alison Mitchell, RubicOnline April 4, 2023
Listen to sophomore Julia Taylor and junior Audrey Senaratna discuss the social justice issues that are most important to them.
Reflecting on MLK Day of Service

Reflecting on MLK Day of Service

Alison Mitchell, RubicOnline January 23, 2023
This MLK Day, SPA families packed tens of thousands of meals for local families in need.
LEND A HAND.  In Minnesota, 7,000 individuals face homelessness, and over 22 million people in the United States face period poverty. HerSpaces focus on outreach made these issues the central focus of their January drive. HerSpace members got together to assemble hygiene care packages during tutorial on Friday.

HerSpace hygiene drive fights period poverty and homelessness

Ali Browne, RubicOnline January 17, 2023
The drive ran through Jan. 20 with donation boxes in Huss and Davern, and goods were packaged today.
Simon Assefa said, We have led community members in the work of unearthing thousands of racial covenants that reserved land for the exclusive use of white people.

Sophomores seek service opportunities amidst pandemic

Hazel Waltenbaugh, The Rubicon February 5, 2021
The sophomore service requirements have been altered, giving students more time to find volunteering opportunities amidst the challenges presented by the pandemic.
Raveendran and Rahman are very excited to get this project rolling together.

Rahman and Raveedran start “Give Back MN”

Tana Ososki, RubicOnline December 8, 2020
Driving down to Target, turning the corner, there is usually a person or a family with a sign. They are either asking for food or money. During the COVID pandemic this has become even more apparent with the sky rocketing. It is always difficult to decide what to do in these situations.
Sophomore Judah Thomas has been volunteering at a soup kitchen since this summer

[COMMUNITY SERVICE SPOTLIGHT] Soup-er summer: Thomas volunteers at a soup kitchen

Lucia Granja, RubicOnline March 30, 2020
Sophomore Judah Thomas has been volunteering at a soup kitchen since this summer
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