The Rubicon

A second wave of COVID-19?

Although it's not here yet, beware of a possible second wave of COVID-19.

Elle Chen, RubicOnline

April 14, 2020

South Korean professor Jung Ki-Suck said, “the government needs to come up with responses for each of these variables.”

What’s new in the environment? Four things you may not know are happening…

The Yarnery in St. Paul sells the Weather or Knot kits to create a timeline of weather events in a wearable accessory to spread awareness about environmental data protection.

Elizabeth Trevathan, RubicOnline

March 3, 2020

The local climate conversation has turned to microplastics, pollution deaths, temperature scarves, and how climate change is prioritized.

Costa Rica fosters love for scientific research

Retired science teacher Beth Seibel-Hunt listens to juniors Izzy Medrano and Pilar Saavedra-Weis' findings from Costa Rica.

Sharee Roman, The Rubicon

October 3, 2019

On Wednesday, Sept 25, students from the summer biology research trip presented their findings.

Wittenberg continues medical research at U of M over summer

Wittenberg stands outside of building 717 on the U of M campus, where his lab is located.

Lucy Sandeen, The Rubicon Editor

June 3, 2017

Sophomore Kelby Wittenberg assists a University of Minnesota professor in researching cures for Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa, a skin condition that affects newborns. He began his research in April and will continue through August.

Students present research from summer Tanzania trip

PARADISE FOUND. Juniors Dina Moradian (left), Erin McNamer (middle) and Robin Bartlett pose for a photo with coconuts during the 15-day trip in Tanzania

Krista Schlinger, The Rubicon Editor

October 1, 2016

Tanzania offered research, culture and lifestyle lessons for the 14 students and two teachers who travelled there this summer.

Studies in Paradise: Upper School students research leafcutter ants over break

Student researchers traveled to Costa Rica on a trip facilitated by Seeds of Change. (Back row from left to right: Upper School science teacher Ned Heckman, junior John Soranno, Dr. Adrian Pinto, senior Angel Smaller. sophomore Freddy Keillor, J.J. Gisselquist, Upper School science teacher Beth Seibel-Hunt, senior Boraan Abdulkarim. Middle: sophomore Ellie Findell, sophomore Iya Abdulkarim, junior Raegan Small, sophomore Elsa Runquist, junior John Addicks-O'Toole, sophomore Maya Shrestha, Sammy Bluhm, senior Emily Olson. Front: senior Alena Porter, senior Taylor RIents, junior Sam Petronio

Boraan Abdulkarim, Editor-in-Chief

September 2, 2015

Senior Boraan Abdulkarim recounts the school facilitated research trip in Costa Rica.

Senior Sarah Romans researches ketogenic diets

Senior Sarah Romans does research at  Gillette Children’s Hospital in St.Paul.  She is studying the use of keto diets on seizure patients with Doctor Shani Norberg . “I have so much fun there because it is such interesting work,” Romans said.

Clare Tipler, News Editor

October 20, 2014

Most high school students can’t say that they are in the middle of conducting pediatric seizure disorder research, but one St.Paul Academy and Summit School student can. Senior Sarah Romans works at Gillette Children’s Hospital in St.Paul with SPA parent and pediatric neurologist Dr. Shani Norberg....

Senior Jessica Wen dives deeper with her studies on zebrafish

Senior Jessica Wen smiles as she takes the temperature of a zebrafish tank in the Advanced Scientific Research class. “It’s kind of like a college research experience, but it’s in high school,” Wen said.

Netta Kaplan, Copy Editor

November 6, 2013

For the second year in a row, senior Jessica Wen has elected to take the Advanced Scientific Research course. Last spring, she studied the behavioral effects of temperature change on zebrafish, and this year she is diving deeper into her research. “This year I’m doing a more quantitative observati...