The Rubicon

Turning 18 during quarantine: stay at home despite wanting adult independence

With the new independences that are gained from becoming an adult, many 18 year olds want to leave home. With COVID-19, those is now unavailable.

Zekiah Juliusson, RubicOnline

April 27, 2020

This lack of independence is frustrating for many teenagers and is one of their least favorite things about quarantine.

New USC representative Hartfeldt on environmentalism, sustainability, and leadership

Not enough people had ran for USC the year before, so Hartfeldt decided to run this year. “I thought that I would be a good person to represent the student body because I'm fairly outgoing and assertive... I like to take control and make sure everything is running smoothly” she said.

Julia Baron, The Rubicon

December 4, 2019

The mid-fall elections gave the sophomore class a new student body representative: Maura Hartfeldt.

Saint Paul runs on Dunkin’

Many Minnesotans will now be able to taste Dunkin's infamous fresh donuts and smooth coffee because of the accessible location.

Lara Cayci, RubicOnline

November 4, 2019

Luckily, with this location opening on Snelling, donuts and coffee will now be easily accessible to SPA students before or after-school.

Detentions: are they the right way to deal with problems?

It’s time for disciplinary philosophy to change and for school officials to start using punishments that work instead of using detention as a catch-all punishment for even the most minor infractions of school rules.

Henry Burkhardt

October 29, 2019

Detentions are an oversimplified, overused answer to a larger problem.

Are we not interacting enough with the exchange students?

SPA students should approach the German student and ask a little bit about them in between classes.

Lucia Granja, RubicOnline

October 3, 2019

Coming from two different countries results in numerous cultural differences that can be exciting to explore.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] The trash and recycling system is simple. Use it.

Students must become more proactive about their waste habits and be aware of their impact on the environment.

RubicOnline Staff

September 25, 2019

Waste bins encourage sorting of compostables, recyclables, and trash but it's essential to understand the system to use it well.

Later start times would be a dream come true

Later start times would be a dream come true

Lara Cayci, Staff Writer

March 17, 2019

Late starts caused by snow days reveals beneficial sleep time.

Cold students look for a warm solution

The cold weather seems to last forever during winter

Zekiah Juliusson, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019

A warm walkway would help students learn, prevent illness and feel comfortable in their school.

[WHAT’S ON MY DESK?] Anderson’s space focuses on students


Eloise Duncan, The Rubicon Editor

January 15, 2019

US Physical Education teacher Cari Jo Anderson posts photos and cards from her students at her desk.

Bike Classic serves as an opportunity to get involved

Students cheer on bikers biking along the Mississippi River at the Bike Classic.

Lynn Reynolds, RubicOnline Editor

September 9, 2018

St. Paul's 24th annual Bike Classic attracted student volunteers, many of whom completing sophomore service hours.