The Rubicon

Advanced Placement exams provide extra challenge for students

Netta Kaplan, Copy Editor/Staff Writer

March 26, 2014

“Here’s my logic: I can either take a three hour AP test or I can spend an entire semester grueling in the pain of single-variable calculus,” senior Michael Wilkens said. His idea is the same one many have had. Even though St. Paul Academy and Summit School doesn’t offer any AP courses, plenty of st...

Student Political Union discusses State of the Union address

Student Political Union (SPU) members (from left) freshman Raffi Toghramadjian, freshman Ellis Tomlinson, freshman Liam McVea, sophomore George Stiffman, senior Connor Allen, sophomore Will Donaldson, freshman Andrew Michael, junior Zeeshawn Abid, senior Nick Cohen, junior Haris Hussain, Upper School debate teacher Aaron Shuler, senior Bryant Carlson, senior Carter Rients, senior Lowell Naas, junior Shaan Bijwadia, and junior Jordan Hughes regularly discuss controversial and politically divisive topics like the State of the Union address. “This [speech] is the first major thing Obama has done, where he’s departed from his platform of change,” Bijwadia said.

John Wilhelm, News Editor

February 4, 2014

President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address to Congress on Jan. 28—a speech intended to inform the representatives of matters that the President believes are important, or demand immediate action. The speech addressed a myriad of topics, ranging from the financial health of the country, to ...

Boys Varsity Basketball considers present and future leaders

Sophomore Dalante Peyton, right, plays during a game against Humboldt High School on Nov. 26. “This year will be a different story,

Eva Perez-Greene, InDepth Editor

November 30, 2013

The nature of a sports team is highly inconstant and this year’s Boys Varsity Basketball team is no exception. This team has only two senior players, Aidan Arnold and Harrisen Egly, often looked to as leaders. This has resulted in a leadership vacuum of sorts. Sophomore Shaymus O'Brien expressed the impo...