The Rubicon

[BOOK REVIEW] Michelle Obama opens up about hardships she faces in Becoming

Becoming by Michelle Obama is a memoir of the hardships she has faced during her life before, during, and after her time as the First Lady of the United States.

Meagan Massie, Feature editor

December 17, 2018

Michelle Obama shares her hardships and love to her husband, Barack Obama, in her biography "Becoming."

[MOVIE REVIEW] What would spring be without Peter Rabbit?

Eventually it seems like the audience would grow tired of spending a good part of the film watching a rabbit outsmart a man. On the contrary, the acting from the leads grabbed your attention and the scenes between just Bea and Peter and likewise, Bea and McGregor, were well acted and really shined light on a connection between the characters.

Izzy Brooks, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

The film is based off a children's book and involves a lot of childish and playful elements, but by incorporating well known actors and having the movie not fully animated, the film successfully can entertain audiences of all ages.

[REVIEW] Diet Coke’s redesign offers purely esthetic taste

[REVIEW] Diet Coke's redesign offers purely esthetic taste

Maren Ostrem, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018

The tiny, multicolored bottles may be Instagrammable, but the flavors have very little to offer Diet Coke drinkers.

[TV REVIEW] Black Mirror season four lives up to expectations

The hit Sci-Fi TV show from Netflix delves into the possible perils of technology and challenges the otherwise unrestrained advancement of human and machine integration.

Webster Lehmann, Creative Design Manager

January 19, 2018

The fourth season of Netflix's Black Mirror lives up to expectations despite some missteps.

Race movie falls short after avoiding topic of race

Andrew Johnson, Staff Writer

March 14, 2016

Race movie earns its R rating without addressing the complexity of racism.

Black: Coffee and Waffle Bar sells experience instead of flavor

Black: Coffee and Waffle Bar's aesthetics are refreshing and satisfactory but the taste doesn't meet expectations.

Gitanjali Raman, Online Managing Editor

December 2, 2015

Black: Coffee and Waffle Bar has a unique and cozy atmosphere but the menu isn't as appealing.

Finding the best fast food restaurant

Wendy’s claims to offer a veggie burger but in reality it is just a bun with lettuce, tomato, pickles, onion, melted cheese and some sort of sauce. Fast food restaurants offer inexpensive food for students in a rush, though sometimes convenience comes at the cost of quality.

Marlee Baron, Staff Writer

April 1, 2015

Finding something cheap to eat on the way home is easy, with a fast food chain every mile, but which one has the best food?

Deciding between Punch and Pieology pizzas

Pieology Pizzeria offers easily customizable pizza, whereas Punch serves “traditional Neapolitan pizza in a traditional Neapolitan atmosphere,” sophomore John Soranno said.

Dianne Caravela, Staff Writer

March 20, 2015

When it comes to pizza, the Twin Cities are full of options. For years, the classic Neapolitan, oven fired pizza Punch Pizza in Highland Park offers has been the go-to restaurant for many St. Paul Academy and Summit School students. But with the opening of the new Pieology Pizzeria in Highland, has Punch met its match?

Oscars Countdown: Whiplash

In gripping story about what it takes to be a musical star, Miles Teller plays an aspiring jazz drummer in Whiplash.

Patrick Commers, Arts Critic

February 15, 2015

Arts Critic Patrick Commers reviews Whiplash and its assesses its performance in the upcoming Oscars.

Tune in to new fall television: Red Band Society, Gotham, How to Get Away With Murder

Tune in to new fall television: Red Band Society, Gotham, How to Get Away With Murder

Patrick Commers, Arts Critic

October 2, 2014

With the start of the school year comes the start of new television shows. Obviously many shows that people watch are starting again, but now comes the judging of the newbies. With major networks pitching numerous new shows to their audiences, it can become hectic to keep track of them all. A hospital...