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[Q&A] Social distancing looks different for every student


Elle Chen, RubicOnline

April 8, 2020

Take a sneak peak into some community members' COVID-19 quarantine and social distancing experiences, memories, and activities.

Appreciate the book raffles by reading more

The book raffles are free for students and therefore getting free books should be covered by students.

Zekiah Juliusson, RubicOnline

March 1, 2020

Reading has many health benefits including reducing stress and it should be encouraged.

Poetry class uses English commons to read poems about activism

Junior Gabriella Thompson reads

Evelyn Sampsell-Jones, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

Students read poems about topics ranging from the assassination of Harvey Milk to changing the world and the importance of acting on an issue versus talking about it.

Reading across continents

Sophomore Savita Asvathi-Yopp recommends books that expand one's cultural perspectives.

Melissa Nie, The Rubicon Editor

March 9, 2018

Two students offer book recommendations that have expanded their worldview and cultural understanding.

Rise of dystopia in television connects to real world problems

Illustration done by Revan Jlnn depicts the idea of the survival of the fittest in a dystopian apocalyptic event.

Sharee Roman, Photographer

November 13, 2017

A recent trend can be seen in popular television shows that says something interesting about our society.

Local libraries remain prevalent for student research

The first floor of Minneapolis Central Library

Kat St. Martin-Norburg, Staff Writer

February 2, 2017

The resources of three different Twin Cities libraries offer students an alternative to online research.

Students should set aside time to read

THE BENEFITS OF READING should encourage people, especially teenagers, to set aside time every day to open a book.

Andrew Johnson, The Rubicon Editor

December 2, 2016

Students should make time to read and create good habits for the rest of their lives.

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.

Math teachers McVeety and Boulger engage in a book club together

Upper School math teachers Jim McVeety (left) and Bill Boulger (right) have been in a book club together for a number of years

Lucas Johnson, Sports Editor

March 21, 2016

Familiar faces in the math area actually read together in a book club outside of school.

Fiction titles top the lists of students, faculty

Fiction titles top the lists of students, faculty

Gita Raman, Feature Editor

March 24, 2014

As the days get warmer, the snow begins to melt, and the school year nears closer to an end, students and faculty at St. Paul Academy and Summit School begin to pick up new books for their own enjoyment. Upper School librarian Kate Brooks recommends The Obsidian Blade by Pete Hautman to those who...

Reading evokes enthusiasm and aversion

Senior Grace Owens-Kurtz reads The Bluest Eye, a book by Toni Morrison for her Gender and Literature English class. “[Reading]’s like when you were a kid, and you played pretend,” she said. “With a book, you can immerse yourself in the world you’ve always wanted.”

John Wilhelm, News Editor

March 13, 2014

What does “reading” bring to mind? For many, it evokes an image of an old, rustic-looking book with fragile pages and a wealth of knowledge. Yet for equally many, it produces a defensive gag-reflex and stressful flashbacks about how terrible that one sophomore year English assignment was. Students share o...

Upper School English teacher Lucy Polk talks about teaching and reading

Upper School English teacher Lucy Polk talks about teaching and reading

Catherine Braman, Sports Editor

March 11, 2014

“You will never be bored if you are a good reader," Upper School English teacher Lucy Polk said. A book she's enjoying is Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.