The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

HERSPACE VOLUNTEERS. HerSpace facilitated a volunteering event with Girls on the Run Minnesota May 16. The volunteers packed bags, made team signs and more. It was such a cool experience getting to see the headquarters and it was so fun to see everyone there, said Junior Sydney Zimmerman.

HerSpace members volunteer at Girls on the Run Minnesota

Nora McKoy, RubicOnline May 22, 2024
For some, it was a return to a program they participated in when they were in elementary school.
Swap & sustain: HerSpace dress exchange promotes connection

Swap & sustain: HerSpace dress exchange promotes connection

Nora McKoy, RubicOnline February 9, 2024

As winter formal approaches, many students feel pressured to buy new outfits for the dance. Purchases of new dresses can be costly for students and enviornmemts, so HerSpace group leaders started a dress-swap.

HYGIENE DRIVE. SPA affinity group Herspace is hosting a feminine hygiene drive with Keystone Community Services. We found an organization that we really liked and wasn’t religiously based and helped any woman in need with resources, co-leader Audrey Leatham said.

Herspace hosts hygiene drive with Keystone Community Services

Zadie Martin, RubicOnline December 13, 2023
Herspace is hosting a hygiene drive; find out how you can help.
HerSpace hosts T-shirt making event in the Design Lab

HerSpace hosts T-shirt making event in the Design Lab

Siri Pattison and Thomas Kovarik May 24, 2023
Affinity group HerSpace hosted a shirt and pin making activity to stand up to sexual assault.
LEND A HAND.  In Minnesota, 7,000 individuals face homelessness, and over 22 million people in the United States face period poverty. HerSpaces focus on outreach made these issues the central focus of their January drive. HerSpace members got together to assemble hygiene care packages during tutorial on Friday.

HerSpace hygiene drive fights period poverty and homelessness

Ali Browne, RubicOnline January 17, 2023
The drive ran through Jan. 20 with donation boxes in Huss and Davern, and goods were packaged today.
HERSPACE. Freshmen Raina Heidkamp, Charlotte Talbot, Lilly Spurgeon and Laura Kimmel cut out paper hearts during a HerSpace meeting to plan for Love Your Body Day. We were making decorations for the HerSpace board, Heidkamp said. It was really fun and it was chill.

Gender-based groups get active in social change

Taryn Karasti, Staff Writer October 29, 2022
Affinity and special interest groups are working to focus on issues in the broader world.
TIME TO CELEBRATE. March marks the official month honoring women and their achievements.

Empowerment and appreciation during Women’s History Month

Alexandra Cardwell, RubicOnline March 18, 2022
SPA students celebrate Women's History Month through recognition and appreciation.
LOVE OUR BODIES. HerSpace president and longtime member Sevy Hayes points out example statements to inspire students to come up with their own proclamations of self-love. After lots of hard work and planning, Hayes was grateful that the celebration came together successfully with a lot of participation from the community.

Bagnoli reflects on Love Your Body Day and HerSpace’s values

Zadie Martin, RubicOnline October 23, 2021
HerSpace vice president Clara Ann Bagnoli dives into what self-love and body acceptance are all about and the work HerSpace does to promote them.
Senior Isabel Saavedra-Weis helps with an example during the self defense class.

Student club takeover of self-defense is ultimately positive

Liv Larsen, RubicOnline Editor April 29, 2019
Students had the opportunity to take a self-defense course led by a representative of Not Me! This was the first year where the class was open to all grades.
HerSpace co-presidents Adelia Bergner and Nitya Thakkar practice the front cat move.

[PHOTO STORY] Student clubs collaborate for self defense training

Isabel Gisser, Production Manager April 18, 2019
Her Space, Peer Helpers, Intercultural Club, Muslim Students Alliance, and Rainbow Connection co-hosted Not Me! on April 17.
Sophomore Adrienne Gaylord and ninth graders Maura Hartfeldt and Nafisa Hagi-Aaden hang out at the IWD party.

A week of stickers, documentaries, and periods

Isabel Saavedra-Weis, RubicOnline Editor March 12, 2019
HerSpace organizes a whole week of activities geared towards female empowerment and gender equality.
Sophomore Isobel Alm makes a statement with her shirt; I Believe Survivors, made by HerSpace back in November.

Political fashion: Students express political views through fashion choices

Julia Baron, The Rubicon Editor February 19, 2019
Political fashion, whose popularity has been rapidly emerging during the late 10's is hot at St. Paul Academy and Summit School.
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