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The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

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GATEWAYS TO FREEDOM. A group of SPA students and faculty traveled to St. Louis, MO, for the Student Diversity Leadership Conference. The conference lasted two days, from Nov. 29-Dec. 2. Every year, the conference has a different theme. This years theme was Bending the Arc Toward Justice: Optimism, Transformational Joy, Resilience, and Brilliance. (Submitted Photo: Naomi Taylor)

SILC to host local SDLC with hopes of making change ‘interconnected’

Lani Ngonethong, RubicOnline December 7, 2023
The Student Intercultural Life Committee plans to create a local conference focused on diversity, equity and inclusion.
INCLUSIVE. Science Alliance has previously been a predominantly-male student group. Vice-captain Shefali Meagher said, Im hoping this year we will have an even more diverse group of people [...] at least one girl please!

Science Alliance sets hefty goals for the new year

Amanda Hsu, RubicOnline September 26, 2023
The club aims to make science more fun with engaging activities and increase the diversity of their members.
Break the stereotypes dictating how all Asians should behave and appear. Its important to recognize diverse Asian cultures and celebrate all AANHPI members.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Include all Asian Americans in the nation’s story

RubicOnline Staff May 19, 2023
Celebrate and learn about the diverse AANHPI community within the United States.

The Advantages of Affirmative Action

Shefali Meagher, Staff Writer February 21, 2023
One one side, Affirmative action is a good solution to bring more diversity to the educational and occupational spheres.

The Disadvantages of Affirmative Action

Amanda Hsu, Staff Writer February 21, 2023
Affirmative action is not a perfect solution to increasing diversity in educational and occupational spheres.
The painting is a translated version of a graph Garcia created from data collected by SPA’s admissions office and provided by Dr. Naomi Taylor, Director of Intercultural Life.

[ART REVIEW] Garcia critiques lack of student diversity through art installation

Mimi Huelster, RubicOnline May 19, 2021
In her painting SPA by the Numbers, Garcia uses SPA’s diversity statistics to create a piece reflecting the cost of racial homogeneousness, especially in educational settings.
Sharon Day is an Ojibwe leader, Native American activist, artist and writer from Minnesota.

Speaker Day brings together different perspectives on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Elle Chen and RubicOnline Staff April 16, 2021
In a typical year, Service Day would be filled with, well, service activities. However, given the special circumstances of this year, the Upper School Council and Community Action and Service Club presented Service Day a bit differently- rebranding Service Day into a virtual Speaker Day.
Speaker Day focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion

Speaker Day focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion

News in Brief April 5, 2021
The virtual speaker day Apr. 16 isolates race and explores bias.
In its 27th year, the virtual Student Diversity Leadership Conference student attendees were Gabriella Thompson, Karla Garcia, Riley Erben, Tenzin Bawa, and Milkii Tigro.

Students attend Diversity Leadership Conference; host workshop today

News in Brief December 8, 2020
Eight upper school students attend the People of Color Conference; return to share activities in a 9-12 workshop Dec. 8.
Rosca de Reyes is a large donut shape oval bread with little plastic baby Jesuses stuck inside. Whoever cuts into the baby Jesus has to make food for the next celebration.

Life between two worlds: students cozy up to to their cultural backgrounds

Elle Chen, Production Manager December 1, 2020
Compared to the traditional “American” holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving, there are also many celebrations, traditions and cultures students take part in that are often not as represented.
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 school needs to focus now on not only helping students (especially white students) handle race, but also making SPA is a school that can be safe for students and community members of color. This can only be achieved by bringing more diversity into the school community and making sure that SPA changes in order to keep that diversity.

Long overdue diversity policies need more support

Lucia Granja, RubicOnline October 16, 2020
The school needs to focus not only helping students handle race, but also making it safe for community members of color to be themselves.
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