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Franken called resignation ‘ironic’, but he needed to focus on actions

Al Franken announced his resignation from the Senate in the coming weeks amidst multiple accusations of sexual misconduct.

Ellie Findell, RubicOnline Production Manager

December 8, 2017

Al Franken fails to show true accountability for his actions despite still calling himself an ally to women.

Carter and Frey win, mayoral election results

Carter and Frey win, mayoral election results

Ellie Findell, RubicOnline Production Manager

November 8, 2017

On Nov 7 the elections took place with mayoral wins by Melvin Carter and Jacob Frey.

Exclusive interview: MN legislator Ilhan Omar

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Jonah Harrison, Chief Visual Editor

October 30, 2017

The Rubicon CVE Jonah Harrison interviews MN legislator, Ilhan Omar about her work in politics and her experience as a minority in government.

Roberts calls for respectful and receptive conversations

Head of School Bryn Roberts speaks at the opening assembly. “It is incumbent upon us, whether we are in an academic conversation or political conversation to learn to listen carefully with whom we don’t necessarily agree and to learn from that,” Roberts said.

Iya Abdulkarim, Editor-in-Chief

October 11, 2017

Head of School Bryn Roberts elaborates on the importance of respectful discussions, especially when disagreement is inevitable.

Mourning not the time for politics

In the wake of another mass shooting, politicization of the event has taken priority over mourning and grief -- but it shouldn't.

Webster Lehmann, Creative Design Manager

October 7, 2017

Gun violence is obviously a large problem in the U.S., but this is a time to find unity, process trauma and feel grief, not change policies.

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

When teachers share their political opinions in class, it makes the conversation more tense, not less.

Nitya Thakkar, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

No, because this could make students feel targeted and disrupt the harmony of the class.

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.

Women’s March inspires students, teachers to join the Washington protest

And estimated 500,000 people, many wearing pink hats with cat ears, march the streets of Washing D.C. as part of the Women's March on Washington.

Isa Saaveda-Weis, RubicOnline Editor

January 26, 2017

Senior Ella Matticks marched with her mom; US science teacher Beth Seibel-Hunt marched with her family.

Administration calls for inclusion of all political views, warns against hate speech

Administration calls for inclusion of all political views, warns against hate speech

Diane Huang, Director of RubicOnline

November 28, 2016

Principal Chris Hughes addressed the entire upper school in a morning assembly on Nov. 22.

DAPL redirected to Sioux County, sparks outrage

Protests take place around the country in opposition of DAPL. Fair Use Image: Flickr Creative Commons

Isa Saaverda-Weis, RubicOnline Editor

November 25, 2016

DAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline) moved from Bismark to Sioux Country. Protesters gather in outrage in Sioux County and around the country.

THE VENT: Readers should expand media choices to holistically inform personal opinions

THE VENT: Readers should expand media choices to holistically inform personal opinions

Spencer Allen, Columnist

November 17, 2016

The narrowing of information and opinion sources for individuals has led to a deep political divide.

STAFF EDITORIAL: Students must take action on issues they feel passionately about

Students at St. Paul Academy and Summit School must take action rather than just discussing a topic.

The RubicOnline Staff

November 15, 2016

Students must try to not only discuss issues they care about, but also take action to make a concrete difference.