The Rubicon

Detentions: are they the right way to deal with problems?

It’s time for disciplinary philosophy to change and for school officials to start using punishments that work instead of using detention as a catch-all punishment for even the most minor infractions of school rules.

Henry Burkhardt

October 29, 2019

Detentions are an oversimplified, overused answer to a larger problem.

STAFF EDITORIAL: Detention needs to include accountability

The detention system needs to provide a stiffer punishment for offenders.

RubicOnline Staff, Editorial

December 6, 2017

The SPA detention system is broken. We need to change the system to put a larger consequence for skipping class.

Detentions may not provide sufficient incentive for punctuality

Junior Ben Pettee (front) proctors an after-school detention. “For me, [detention] is a great way to get schoolwork done,” senior Emun Solomon (back left) said. Detentions are assigned as a consequence for latenesses to school and class and can be completed before and after school.

Catherine Braman, Sports Editor

November 26, 2013

William Shakespeare said, “Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.” This quote highlights the importance of being on time, if not early. While the administration and the faculty at St. Paul Academy and Summit School do not expect students to be early, they do expect them to be on time....