The Rubicon

Seeing Green: Students and faculty strive to decrease school’s adverse impact on Earth

JUNIORS RAFFI TOGHRAMADJIAN AND DIANE HUANG weigh one of their tilapia from their aquaponics system. “I don’t think SPA itself should have an aquaponic system, but maybe the catering company could look into buying some of its produce from aquaponic farms,” Toghramadjian suggested.

Stephanie Li, Arts & Entertainment Editor

May 22, 2016

America's schools spend more than $7.5 billion annually on energy which is more than they spend on textbooks and computers combined. SPA students discuss the role environmentalism plays in the community and what the school should do to be more green.

Hammel’s Sonnet 56 screened at .EDU Film Festival

Hammel's <em>Sonnet 56</em> screened at .EDU Film Festival

Mimi Geller, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 16, 2016

Senior Ora Hammel's film was shown on May 13 at the festival. The film follows an estranged husband who recites Shakespeare's Sonnet 56.

PEP hopes new initiatives attract members for upcoming year

Like all student groups, PEP has a bulletin board in the history hallway to display things about their club.

Emily Thissen, News Editor

May 1, 2016

Thursday group PEP hopes to attract new members for the 2016-17 school year.

People for Environmental Protection spreads “green” awareness, practices

People for Environmental Protection works hard to combat forces contributing to the pollution of the Earth and takes steps towards cleaning it up. “The biggest problem is that people don’t realize how important it is to change our actions while we can,’”  PEP co-president Ellen McCarthy said.

Emily Thissen, Sports Editor

December 18, 2014

Climate change, climate change, climate change. Everyone has heard about the negative impact that humans are having on our earth, so the United States, Minnesota, and especially St. Paul Academy and Summit School take those warnings to heart.

Rain garden helps minimize urban runoff

After months of planning, the rain garden is finally in place, ready to fight pollution. “That hole usually gets a lot of gross, muddy water after it rains or if snow is melting. So it will be good there, because it will get the excess water,

Meghan Joyce, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 10, 2014

As it rains, a drop of water splashes on a parking lot. Since it can’t be soaked into this hard surface, it joins a parade of other water droplets rolling down to a sewage pipe, picking up oil, fertilizers, salt, and garbage. These droplets of water have become urban runoff, filled with pollutants,...

Junior Anda Sommers and freshman Ora Hammel gain responsibility and learn the importance of persistence at Izzy’s Ice Cream

Boraan Abdulkarim, Staff Writer

November 26, 2012

Running an ice cream store isn’t easy. It isn’t just a matter of throwing a bunch of chairs and tables in the center of a room and hiring a couple employees. "I have a tremendous amount of respect and honor for my peers that work in or run family-owned businesses. It takes a tremendous level of commitmen...