The Rubicon

Minnesota chefs give food away in makeshift market

Following social distancing guidelines, only ten shoppers were allowed in the free market at once.

Nikolas Liepins, Contributor

March 19, 2020

The free market will open again at noon on Friday, Mar. 20, at PUBLIC kitchen + bar (229 6th St E, St Paul, MN 55101).

Need a book or a place to volunteer? Check out the library.

While it can often be hard to find time to go to the library during the school year when other assignments and activities take up time, the impact libraries have on the community extends past individual use.

Liv Larsen, News Editor

January 14, 2020

Libraries shape communities in a number of ways. Students and faculty talk about their favorites.

Snacks and smiles: Crisis Nursery volunteers build club, community bonds

Sophomores put together a delicious plate of snacks at The Crisis Nursery.

Tessah Green, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018

SADD members helped make snacks at The Crisis Nursery in Minneapolis.

Sophomores: your time is running out. SoCLC supports volunteers.

Sophomores Erin Magnuson and Annabelle Bond posing in front of the SoCLC Board. 
Photo Credits: Tana Ososki

Tana Ososki, Interactive Storytelling Team

October 30, 2018

Volunteer hours are due in just a few weeks, and with a goal of 3,000 hours, there isn't a minute to lose.

Get a group together and volunteer this winter

The Class of 2020 volunteered at Second Harvest Heartland on their February retreat.

Annie Bottern, RubicOnline Editor

February 28, 2018

During these dreary winter months, it is a good idea to give back to the community by volunteering.

Community Service Spotlight: Atmore pays forward his personal connection at Children’s Hospital

Sophomore Ben Atmore volunteers frequently at the Children's Hospital to play with children.

Mimi Geller, RubicOnline Editor

November 28, 2016

Sophomore Ben Atmore volunteers at Children's Hospital with kids who were just like him when he was young.

Community Service Spotlight: Chen teaches children English in China

Junior Larry Chen has spent the past two summers working with children at summer camps in China with China Service Ventures.

Mimi Geller, RubicOnline Editor

November 4, 2016

Junior Larry Chen travels to China to be a counselor at a summer camp and helps teach children English.

Geller and Sirek take part in sport-based youth development in Haiti

Freshman Mimi Geller and sophomore Greta Sirek sit and read with school kids through the Haitian Initiative. Unlike mission-related trips, Haitian Initiative is a non-denominational program.

Mimi Geller, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 6, 2016

Freshman Mimi Geller shares a first person experience of her trip to Haiti with SportsUnited.

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.

Maximizing fun and minimizing cost: Affordable outings to fill your Winter Break

People come together for a fun hockey game at Wells Fargo Winter Skate. “The lights are really pretty, you feel like you're in a winter wonderland,” Freshman Ellie Findell said.

Marlee Baron, Staff Writer

December 26, 2014

With winter break just around the corner, students want to maximize the fun while minimizing the cost. Here are some ideas for things to do over break for ten dollars and under.

Student volunteers give the gift of a Thanksgiving meal to families in need

Boraan Abdulkarim, Chief Visual Editor

December 1, 2014

On Thanksgiving morning, St. Paul Academy and Summit School Community Actions and Service group members woke up at 1:30 AM and made their way to Cretin-Derham hall to participate in the annual Thanksgiving Meals on Wheels event.