The Rubicon

Senior Speech Illustrations: Week 2

Iya Abdulkarim, The Rubicon Editor

September 26, 2016

See the illustrations of lines from the second week of senior speeches here.

Students and teachers march against Islamaphobia

MSA members, teachers and other SPA students march and hold signs to protest  against Islamophobia.

Isabel Saavedra-Weis, RubicOnline Editor

September 26, 2016

"No Trump, no KKK, no racist USA!" Anyone between May Day Books and the Republican Headquarters on Saturday the 17th would have most likely heard coming from the streets. Muslim Students Alliance, or MSA, a school club made last year took part in the march this year, and opened the opportunity to...

The Power of Makeup

Junior Heba Sandozi models for a #powerofmakeup picture, where half of her face has makeup and the other half is completely bare. “There’s this strange, but really cool phenomenon where wearing makeup can make you feel more confident,” Sandozi said.

Amodhya Samarakoon, Heath & Wellness Editor

December 13, 2015

Makeup empowers, but does not define students in their daily lives.

Harper Lee returns with new novel Go Set A Watchman

Harper Lee’s new novel, Go Set a Watchman, is the sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird, which sophomore Cait Gibbons described as a

Sophie Jaro, Staff Writer

March 31, 2015

The long awaited sequel to iconic story is met with excited anticipation and controversy.

CAIR-MN 2015 Benefit Gala extends message from MLK Assembly

Prominent CAIR contributors, including Joshua Salaam of Native Deen and Jaylani Hussain, the Executive Director of CAIR gather for a red carpet photo shortly after the 2015 Benefit gala ends. “If you’re new to CAIR,  going to the gala is a good educational opportunity to see what’s going on [regarding civil rights in America],” sophomore Heba Sandozi said.

Noor Qureishy, Student Life Editor

February 21, 2015

The Benefit Gala on Feb. 8 included appearances by both Jaylani Hussein and Chris Lollie, panelists from the MLK Assembly.

Sandozi reviews This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

Sophomore Heba Sandozi often explores novels like This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper on her kindle in her free time. “[This is Where I Leave You] is really honest about human emotion,” she said.

Noor Qureishy, Student Life Editor

January 15, 2015

An unfortunate life story turned comedy, This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper delights readers with its humor and honesty.

Twenty-eight students take a new revised format of SAT

The majority of students reacted positively to the extra test session for math SAT practice, according to Director of College Counseling and Academic Planning, Mary Hill. “It gave students exposure to the new testing format, an inside take on what the new testing format would be about,” she said.

Noor Qureishy, Student Life editor

December 2, 2014

The smell of freshly printed paper, sharpened pencils, and anxiety fills the air as test season emerges for Upper School students at St. Paul Academy and Summit School. Despite approaching midterms, nine sophomores and nineteen juniors chose to participate in an extra session of math SAT practice before school on Wednesday, Nov. 12th in an attempt to increase their chances of success regarding the new SAT test format, which will come out in 2016.

Spring playlist favorites range from Lorde to Arctic Monkeys

Spring playlist favorites range from Lorde to Arctic Monkeys

Boraan Abdulkarim, Cover Story Editor

March 28, 2014

As the weather slowly shifts, moods change and the songs that have been played on repeat all winter long get old. In light of the upcoming spring season, The Rubicon asked students about their current favorites. Song: “Demons” by Imagine Dragons. “It’s been in my head since summer,” freshman...

Lines are blurred over controversial pop song

Despite its chart-topping status, Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines has fallen under great controversy and is being banned from schools internationally. “If the majority of people aren’t
getting the negative message out of it they’ll wonder why it’s being banned, but they
need to know what the song is about,” freshman Heba Sandozi said.

Sarah Murad, Staff Writer

October 29, 2013

International star Robin Thicke has caused a worldwide controversy with his single Blurred Lines, which has topped the charts in 18 countries and has become the second most-sold single in the United Kingdom. In colleges and universities in the U.S., school officials are considering banning Blurred...