The Rubicon

[PHOTO GALLERY] Teachers say goodbye to Thompson Wing classrooms

Upper School Assistant Aja Parham labels packaging stickers.

Lucy Benson, The Rubicon Editor

November 19, 2018

Upper school history department relocates to renovated Old Main on Nov. 19.

Hodges promotes project, uncovers history of racial covenants

The Mapping Prejudice Project seeks to map out racial deeds in real estate that were issued in the 19th century. “I’ve been interested in the whole framework about the dominant and absent stories. As a woman of color, it’s important to me to know what’s happening to communities of color. I've taught my history classes with an inclusive approach, and the inclusivity is about addressing the silenced voices and addressing those who do not typically get talked about unless they are in relation to the dominant narrative,” US History teacher Sushmita Hodges said.

Mimi Geller, Director of RubicOnline

October 25, 2018

US History teacher Sushmita Hodges encourages her students and advisory to participate in a University of Minnesota research project that reveals racial deed covenants in Minneapolis.

History curriculum engages critical thinking

US History teacher Sushmita Hodges emphasizes decolonization in her classes.

Evelyn Lillemoe, The Rubicon Editor

September 28, 2018

US History teachers weigh in on changes in the history curriculum.

Portables (ep. 4): Sushmita Hodges

Isabel Gisser, RubicOnline Editor

March 5, 2018

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

New History of Race class set for spring 2017

History teacher Ryan Oto poses in the history office in preparation for the new History of Race class debuting in the spring of 2017.

Max Soll, Staff Writer

January 2, 2017

Led by teacher Ryan Oto, the new History of Race class will focus primarily on the study of foreign cultures and their impact on the United States.

Inaugural India Trip date set for Spring 2017

Upper School History teachers Sushmita Hodges and Ryan Oto are chaperoning the Spring 2017 India trip. Students will explore

Noah Rice, Staff Writer

November 1, 2016

The history department has been planning the trip for some time, but finally everything came together. Teachers Sushmita Hodges and Ryan Oto will lead a group of students to India this spring.

World Savvy suspended as program turns from competition

Although the St. Paul Academy entered the World Savvy program when it was still a lively competition, it has changed from a showcase of work to a new system of changing the history classroom. SPA wants an outlet to exhibit research, not an a handbook on how to run a classroom.

Sophie Jaro, Opinions Editor

January 7, 2016

The SPA team has won first and second in previous years.

St. Paul celebrates first Indigenous Peoples Day

Intercultural Club advisor Sushmita Hodges stands with Tom LaBlanc at the celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day which took place at the Pangea World Theater. “This is a day that should not just be put on the calendar but should be recognized,” Hodges said.

Boraan Abdulkarim, Editor in Chief

October 31, 2015

St. Paul Academy and Summit School students and staff discuss St. Paul's its first Indigenous People's day on Oct 12.

Intercultural Club, Common Ground, and Student Political Union facilitate a discussion on Ferguson

Senior Mansuda Arora began the discussion with a brief on the conflict in Ferguson, Missouri.

Diane Huang, Online Chief Visual Editor

October 11, 2014

Around the country, protests, media coverage, and social media spoke loudly about the riots and police brutality in Ferguson, Missouri. Despite this, the SPA community has been rather silent. In response to this, the Intercultural Club and Student Political Union facilitated a discussion on Ferguson on Oct. 8.

Modern Asia class takes Global Challenge 20/20

Senior  Modern Asian History students hold their peace flags, which will become part of a virtual quilt of peace in the Global Challenge 20/20.  The students work with students at Covington HS in Virginia and Jiangsu College for International Education in Nanjing, China to solve global problems.   “The three schools look at the issue through different lenses,” US history teacher Sushmita Hodges said. Senior seminar students (L to R): Victoria Guest, Eddy Sharifkhani, Robert Bohjanen, Michael Wilkens, and Marcus Alburez Myers.

Shefali Bijwadia, Staff Writer

October 29, 2013

Students prepare to follow what our mission statement promises: they work to change the world by fixing a global issue for our local community. The senior elective class Modern Asian History, taught by Upper School history teacher Sushmita Hodges, participates in the Global Challenge 20/20 this year....