The Rubicon

[SENIOR STORIES] “What are you proudest of from your time at SPA?”

Michael Forsgren, Arts Critic June 3, 2019
Honest and interesting, listen to 47 seniors from the class of 2019 share their experiences.
Senior Emma Sampson working at CRAVE American Kitchen and Sushi Bar.

Jobs should count towards senior project hours

Emma Sampson, RubicOnline Editor April 24, 2019
Students with jobs struggle to balance senior project requirements.

The Power of questions: Jazz Ward

Annie Bottern, Social Media Manager March 8, 2019
Annie Bottern interviews senior Jazz Ward for the power of questions.
Corruption in the U.S. starts in the highest office

Corruption in the U.S. starts in the highest office

Kat St. Martin-Norburg, The Rubicon Editor December 5, 2018
The election of Donald Trump, who campaigned on the platform of “draining the swamp” in Washington D.C., has spurred on a national conversation questioning his intentions and integrity.
Sophomore Katherine Goodman shows how to donate to Art Start on Give to the Max Day. Goodman was a volunteer over the summer,

Involvement in Give to the Max Day goes beyond donations

Claire Hallaway, The Rubicon Editor November 20, 2018
Students celebrate Give to the Max Day through volunteering.
Girls varsity soccer manager Gabby Harmoning stands with her team.

An inside look at fall sports managers

Sara Browne, Staff Writer October 31, 2018
Managers are the backbones of sports teams; always ready to give their all. Their jobs may go unnoticed to the common fan’s eye, but they are a key part of the basic function of a team.
The Mapping Prejudice Project seeks to map out racial deeds in real estate that were issued in the 19th century. “I’ve been interested in the whole framework about the dominant and absent stories. As a woman of color, it’s important to me to know what’s happening to communities of color. I've taught my history classes with an inclusive approach, and the inclusivity is about addressing the silenced voices and addressing those who do not typically get talked about unless they are in relation to the dominant narrative,” US History teacher Sushmita Hodges said.

Hodges promotes project, uncovers history of racial covenants

Mimi Geller, Director of RubicOnline October 25, 2018
US History teacher Sushmita Hodges encourages her students and advisory to participate in a University of Minnesota research project that reveals racial deed covenants in Minneapolis.
Junior Jazz Ward in class at SEGL in Washington D.C.. Ward will spend this spring semester learning about global ethics and politics.

Jazz Ward excels in SEGL semester away

Emma Sampson , RubicOnline Editor May 7, 2018
Junior Jazz Ward is spending this semester away at the School for Ethics and Global Leadership in Washington, D.C.

Poptarts and camaraderie foster debate success

Jasper Green, The Rubicon Editor October 7, 2016
SPA's debate team provides an inclusive environment for students of all ages to develop their skills.
Sophomore Jazz Ward traveled to the Dominican Republic over the summer with Rustic Pathways in hopes to begin the production of an aqueduct in a small village.

Community Service Spotlight: Ward aids with aqueduct production in the Dominican Republic

Mimi Geller, RubicOnline Editor September 11, 2016
Sophomore Jazz Ward visited the Dominican Republic with Rustic Pathways to begin the production of an aqueduct in a small village.
Freshman Jazz Ward reads in preparation for her volunteer work. “I was going to volunteer at one of my dad’s hospitals but that didn’t work out but I still wanted to volunteer and I really like reading,

Ward teaches St. Paul elementary students to read

Emily Thissen, News Editor February 29, 2016
Freshman Jazz Ward helps kids at Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Elementary School improve their reading skills through the organization Reading Partners.
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