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The Current (Events): Fighting change does not work

The Current (Events): Fighting change does not work

Jack Benson, Editor-in-Chief

November 19, 2018

History provides that those on the side of change triumph in the end.

For the first time, school closes for Yom Kippur

Mia Litman documents Yom Kippur at her synagogue, Temple Israel, in Minneapolis, MN

Webster Lehmann, RubicOnline Videographer

October 12, 2016

School closed on Oct. 12 for the holiest day of the year in the Jewish tradition.

Anthology of Answers IV (The Mic Drop): We close the book box on suggestions

Columnist Riley Wheaton answers the last questions of the suggestion box.

Riley Wheaton, Columnist

June 1, 2016

Columnist Riley Wheaton's last installment of answers to the suggestion box.

Asking the messy question is essential

It may seem difficult to avoid sounding ignorant or prejudiced, but try asking open-ended questions. Ask someone what their ethnicity is. Then ask them about their culture or sexuality. Ask someone what their religion is. Ask about their family. Ask them about their experiences. But most of all, ask them about what has made them the person they are today.

The Rubicon Staff

January 1, 2015

In the pursuit of awareness and acceptance, students have lost sight of the people who are right in front of them: their peers. By accepting those who are different, students have only scratched the surface regarding differences in their own community.

Former Upper School Chinese teacher Aaron Bohr trains as a Jesuit novice

Former Upper School Chinese teacher Aaron Bohr (middle row, second from left) is pictured with other Jesuit novices from the Twin Cities. He joined the Society of Jesus in 2012. “I’ve been a Jesuit for eighteen months, and have made some of my closest friends here in the Society of Jesus. We share a great bond with one another, and support one another as brothers,” Bohr said.

Thomas Toghramadjian, Opinions Editor

March 31, 2014

At the end of the 2011-2012 school year, Aaron Bohr formally decided to join the Society of Jesus, a monastic order of the Catholic Church. Upon becoming a Jesuit novice, with the intention of ultimately taking his vows as a priest, he traded his place as a much-beloved Upper School Chinese teacher for ...

Prayer & tradition shape personal beliefs

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Laura Slade, A&E Editor

March 27, 2014

Some diversity is visible to the naked eye, but some cannot be known just by looking at someone. At St. Paul Academy and Summit School, religious diversity, while less visually prevalent, is undoubtedly ubiquitous. Sophomore Caswell Burr is a Unitarian-Universalist. Unitarian Universalism is unique...

Q&A with former Upper School Chinese teacher Aaron Bohr

Q&A with former Upper School Chinese teacher Aaron Bohr

Thomas Toghramadjian, Opinions Editor

March 21, 2014

Aaron Bohr, formerly an Upper School Chinese teacher at St. Paul Academy and Summit School, joined the Jesuit Order in 2012. The Society of Jesus is a monastic order of the Catholic Church, founded in 1534 by St. Ignatius Loyola, with a strong educational tradition. Q: How long had you considered a life in...

Students speak up & clarify fallacies about respective religions

Students speak up & clarify fallacies about respective religions

Thomas Toghramadjian, Opinons Editor

March 20, 2014

In a progressive community, consideration for others’ identities is a preeminent requirement-- one that most strive to uphold. And faith, while a less overt manifestation, is key to many students’ identities. Well beyond simply influencing diets and schedules, religion provides the basis for moral...

PSAT scheduling conflicts with religious celebration

Junior Aliza Rahman poses for a photo on Eid Al-Adha last year. This year, the PSAT occurred on the same day as the Muslim holiday on Oct. 16. Before the test Rahman said, “I just don’t want it to come on a holiday... No one should have to take a PSAT on a holiday.”

Noor Qureishy, Staff Writer

October 28, 2013

The sound of Takbeer, clear and strong over the rumble of people chattering, greets friends and neighbors alike, hugging strangers on sight, wishing them a happy Eid. Every year, over 1.5 billion Muslims around the world gather at local masjids to celebrate Eid Al-Adha with their friends and family,...

School calendar accommodates few religious holidays

Boraan Abdulkarim, Cover Story Editor

October 1, 2013

There are 23 Muslim, Christian, Jewish, and Hindu holidays during the school year. Of these 23, only 13 holidays appear on the St. Paul Academy and Summit School calendar. How many of these holidays get the day off? Only three: Yom Kippur, Christmas, and Kwanzaa. Christmas and Kwanzaa will be celebrated...