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New library fee policy ensures greater accessibility

The new library fee policy announced by St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter makes it possible for those from financially disadvantaged backgrounds to take advantage of the library's resources and opportunities.

Lucy Sandeen, The Rubicon Editor

February 21, 2019

An overhaul of Saint Paul Public Libary’s late fines makes access to reading materials easier and more fiscally responsible. St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter first proposed an overhaul of the Saint Paul Public Library’s fee system in Aug. 2018, wiping the slate clean for 51,000 library card holders whose access to books were blocked because of overdue book fees and making those same fees more ...

Genocide awareness week emphasizes the importance of education

Students for Social Justice hosted a bake sale on Feb. 27 with all proceeds going to World Without Genocide.

Emma Sampson, RubicOnline Editor

March 3, 2018

From Feb. 26-Mar 2. Students for Social Justice hosted a genocide awareness week emphasizing the importance of education and setting the stage for change.

Ladenburger exchanges memories, experiences while in Minnesota

Ladenburger and ninth grader Julia Scott buckle up before they head out to an Alpine race. “I like painting class, which isn’t really an academic class but I think it’s fun. I also do skiing, and I like doing that through the school here,” Ladenburger said.

Kat St. Martin-Norburg, The Rubicon Editor

February 8, 2018

German exchange student Vera Ladenburger has lived in Minnesota for a year, and here compares her two high school experiences.

Senior Hannah Stanley knows breadth of careers in biology

Stanley knows that life events can prevent people from getting the extensive education required to become a traditional doctor, but that doesn't exclude them from medicine.

Sophie Jaro, Chief Visual Editor

April 11, 2017

Stanley comes from a very biology-oriented family.

Part 1 of 2: Should teachers share political opinions in classrooms?

After a polarizing election, it is best for teachers to share their opinions to deepen political conversations.

Kat St. Martin-Norburg, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017

Yes, because it can stimulate healthy debate, and improve the quality of discussions.

Not magic, just music

Music has been found to improve productivity and state of mind.

Jared Grossman, Staff Writer

November 1, 2014

Whether it’s rocking to Radiohead or jamming to Jay-Z, music undoubtedly has its effect on everyone. But what is that effect?

Column: Programme for International Student Assessment results call for American education reform

Column: Programme for International Student Assessment results call for American education reform

Nick Cohen, Columnist

December 9, 2013

After the Dec. 3 release of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results, the disparity and ineffectiveness of the American educational system is in full sight, showing the depth of ineptitude in our nation’s system. This year’s testing was on par with the results from the past...