The Rubicon

Costalonga’s love of language runs deep

Costalonga vacations in Italy with a friend.

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline

December 6, 2019

Senior Alessandra Costalonga speaks five (soon to be six) languages.

Two countries, many perspectives: a few words from the exchanges

Spanish Exchange student Carlota Casamayor laughs at her funny experiences in Minnesota.

Tana Ososki, RubicOnline

September 28, 2019

German and Spanish exchange visitors share their favorite memories from their time in Minnesota.

Portables (ep. 11): Peter Daniels

Nitya Thakkar, RubicOnline Editor

May 17, 2018

The eleventh episode in a twelve part series detailing the unique aspects of each teacher’s portable classroom.

Portables (Ep. 8): Pam Starkey

Noah Raaum, Videographer

April 26, 2018

The eighth episode in a twelve part series detailing the unique aspects of each teacher's portable classroom.

Amity teacher Ramajo explores American education

Amity teacher Maria Ramajo works hard in her new of office space. “I want to know more about the United States, and I want to know different states,” Ramajo said.

Lucy Sandeen, The Rubicon Editor

November 27, 2017

Amity teacher Maria Ramajo will be working in SPA for the 2017-18 academic year to learn how to teach Spanish, and expand her future career.

Host families open home, city and culture to Spanish exchange students

Junior Adelia Bergner is eager to show her exchange student, Elena, what her daily life looks like so they can compare cultural routines.

Flannery Enneking-Norton, RubicOnline Editor

September 16, 2017

Host families from SPA look forward to showing off Minnesotan and American culture to their visitors from El Colegio Malvar in Spain.

Spanish exchange students arrive, excited for 2 weeks of cultural immersion

Sr. Castellanos addressed the crowd of host families and exchange students, welcoming them to Minnesota.

Flannery Enneking-Norton, RubicOnline Editor

September 15, 2017

26 students from El Colegio Malvar in Arganda del Rey, Spain arrived on Sept. 15, and will stay until Sept. 26.

Spanish VI reminds students relevance of internet safety

Students work on their presentations during Spanish class and learn tips from Senor Castellanos.

Mimi Geller, RubicOnline Editor

April 12, 2017

Spanish VI students will be giving presentations to the middle school Spanish students regarding social media safety and internet hazards.

Spanish department welcomes amity Rocio Estevéz.

Estevéz looks over the documents for Level 3 Spanish, with teacher Ronaldo Castellanos. “I would love to learn lots of things about the different teaching [styles], because it’s very different, the way of teaching here [compared to the] way of teaching in Spain,” Estevéz said.

Boraan Abdulkarim, Chief Visual Editor

September 10, 2014

As one walks through the language hallway in the east wing of St. Paul Academy and Summit School, the sounds coming out of the classrooms join together as a mass of teachers speaking in four different languages. However, if one pays attention to the voices coming from room 126, Mr. Ronaldo Castellanos’...

Senior Nate Truman shares a day of his life during his year in Spain

Senior Nate Truman spent his junior year at an American school in Zarazoga. “I’ve responded to the question ‘How was Spain?’ probably fifty times last week,” he said, referring to the first week of school.

Lucy Li, Online Editor in Chief and Print Managing Editor

September 20, 2013

Senior Nate Truman spent his junior year in Zaragoza, Spain in the School Year Abroad program. Read the full story when the print edition hits stands on Sept. 24. 8:00 - Wake up, breakfast Breakfast, which often included a piece of toast or spicy Spanish sausage, wasn’t a favorite part of Truman’...