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[COMMUNITY SERVICE SPOTLIGHT] Soup-er summer: Thomas volunteers at a soup kitchen

Sophomore Judah Thomas has been volunteering at a soup kitchen since this summer

Lucia Granja, RubicOnline

March 30, 2020

Sophomore Judah Thomas has been volunteering at a soup kitchen since this summer

[COMMUNITY SERVICE SPOTLIGHT] Ross trades free time for free trade

Sonia Ross in the Ten Thousand Villages shop, where she spends every Saturday.

Lucia Granja, RubicOnline

December 7, 2019

Sophomore Sonia Ross has gotten very involved in free trade work at organization Ten Thousand Villages since this summer.

Community Action and Service collects shirts for Haiti

Community Actions and Service met Oct. 24 to count and fold the shirts.

Anna Nowakowski, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

Community Action and Service's first event of the year was a t-shirt drive to help children in Haiti.

End of a tradition: Julian Duffy reflects on service in Nicaragua

End of a tradition: Julian Duffy reflects on service in Nicaragua

Clara Garner, RubicOnline

October 15, 2019

Sophomore Julian Duffy talks about his experience of giving in Nicaragua.

“Transform the jangling discords… into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood.”

The the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial in Washington, D.C.

Kelby Wittenberg, RubicOnline Editor

January 19, 2019

Students should feel obliged to do something to further improve their community on MLK Day.

Students collect cans for the community with CAS

Seniors Ellie Nowakowski and Annie Bottern organized the We Scare Hunger Event for Halloween

Liv Larsen, Interactive Storytelling Team

November 2, 2018

On Halloween, members of Community Action and Service participated in a can drive and collected five bags of food.

Mini-Ed: Service must be a priority not an obligation

Mini-Ed: Service must be a priority not an obligation

Lynn Reynolds, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018

SPA students should put service at the forefront of their minds.

Charity runs spark interest among students to give back

A large crowd gathered at the Mall of America to support the National eating disorder 
Association’s charity walk  “People don’t really understand what eating disorders are ... [the walks are] good because it’s having everyday people come out of their lives and do things for other people,” said freshman Ellie Findell.

Noor Qureishy, In Depth Editor

June 3, 2015

Running for a cause provides a positive outlet to encourage St.Paul Academy and Summit School Students to give back.

Community Service Spotlight: Stanley educates public on wildlife at Como Zoo

Sophomore Hannah Stanley (back row, sixth from the right) and other Nature Walk volunteers.

Diane Huang, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 27, 2015

Sophomore Hannah Stanley shares her experience as an interpreter at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.

Higher volunteering expectations needed to build student buy-in

Students are constantly wrapped up in trying to find intellecual, philosophical, and policy-based solutions to major problems in classes; as a result, they fail to recognize the change they could make with hands on volunteering in the larger communnity

The Rubicon Staff

February 12, 2015

In order to shape "the minds and the hearts of the people who will change the world," SPA must emphasize community service more than it does now.