The Rubicon

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.
As a viewer, it is difficult to find a platform to change these issues. In spite of this, it is essential to recognize the disparity in awards ceremonies and possibly stop viewing them until they are more representative.

[ARTS OPINION] Best (Male) Director maintains status quo

Madeline Fisher, Staff Writer February 8, 2020
All the talk about changing the white male privilege around this award has changed nothing.
Top five news stories of 2019

Top five news stories of 2019

RubicOnline Staff January 8, 2020
Editor's picks for the Top 5 stories of 2019.
Lower tuition, increase diversity

Lower tuition, increase diversity

Adrienne Gaylord, Staff Writer March 18, 2019

If you are reading this it’s very likely you go to Saint Paul Academy and Summit School.  If you go to Saint Paul Academy and Summit School it’s very likely you are a student, and if you’re a student...

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Blackface will always be an act of racism

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Blackface will always be an act of racism

RubicOnline Staff February 9, 2019
After numerous blackface cases, we must condemn and call attention to racist behavior.
Becoming by Michelle Obama is a memoir of the hardships she has faced during her life before, during, and after her time as the First Lady of the United States.

[BOOK REVIEW] Michelle Obama opens up about hardships she faces in Becoming

Meagan Massie, Feature editor December 17, 2018
Michelle Obama shares her hardships and love to her husband, Barack Obama, in her biography "Becoming."
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