The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

HERSPACE VOLUNTEERS. HerSpace facilitated a volunteering event with Girls on the Run Minnesota May 16. The volunteers packed bags, made team signs and more. It was such a cool experience getting to see the headquarters and it was so fun to see everyone there, said Junior Sydney Zimmerman.

HerSpace members volunteer at Girls on the Run Minnesota

Nora McKoy, RubicOnline May 22, 2024
For some, it was a return to a program they participated in when they were in elementary school.
ONLINE RESOURCES. There are many online platforms that provide lists of organizations in need of volunteers. Check them out for some great opportunities.
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How to find volunteering opportunities in the community

Aarushi Bahadur, RubicOnline January 31, 2024
Websites, local magazines and conversations with friends are great ways to find volunteer opportunities.
HEADS DOWN, HANDS ON. Each packaged meal requires three scoops of oatmeal, sugar, and cinnamon in rotating order. Each table is busy with their hands and minds.

Students unite for MLK Day of Service

Rita Li, Creative Design Manager January 22, 2024
SPA students and faculty came together for 'a day on, not a day off.'
COMMUNITY SERVICE. Thanksgiving break presents a great opportunity to get involved in the community by volunteering and making thoughtful donations. However, community service is much needed all year long.

Give thanks by giving back

Aarushi Bahadur, RubicOnline November 11, 2023
This Thanksgiving break, volunteer in the local community.
CAT CAREGIVER. Sophomore Rowan Moore spends his free time volunteering at the Feline Rescue cat shelter. Moore helps play with the cats and clean up after them, which is both rewarding and comforting work.

Moore finds family with felines

Aarushi Bahadur, RubicOnline October 10, 2023
Sophomore Rowan Moore currently volunteers at the Feline Rescue cat shelter.
HELPING HAND. Junior Cerena Karmaliani was assigned to Port Reitz school in Mombasa, Kenya during her service trip. The school needed the help of volunteers to make their community more inclusive for disabled students. Karmaliani said, “So my job was to work specifically in a third-grade classroom with a teacher…for a total of two weeks, approximately three hours a day… And for those two weeks, we refined the curriculum to make it more inclusive.”

Voyages and volunteering: Karmaliani makes connections abroad

Aarushi Bahadur, RubicOnline September 16, 2023
Junior Cerena Karmaliani spent her summer working with students in Kenya through a program called Global Encounters.
YES WE CAN. Student activism and voluneering will help close the achievement gap, but only if there are structures put in place at a legislative level by voting adults that create the conditions for success.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Work to close the achievement gap

The Rubicon Staff March 9, 2022
As Minneapolis teachers strike for better access and support for students in the district, it's important to note that not all students have the same learning experience.
Rowa and Zani, two six-month old puppies from Sgt Peppers Friends, are ready to be adopted.

Hick travels to Aruba for senior project volunteering in animal shelter

Alexandra Cardwell, RubicOnline May 11, 2021
Hick’s love for animals impacted her senior project. “I have a large amount of love for animals which not only pushed me to choose a biology major, but also to volunteer with them” she said.
Volunteering offers support for the high number of people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, while also providing a way to make change for students.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Volunteers needed now more than ever

RubicOnline Staff October 23, 2020
Get involved: start a personal passion project or join a global initiative.
For Raveen and Rahman, volunteering includes handling phone banks, text banks, communication, and events.

[COMMUNITY SERVICE SPOTLIGHT] Seniors Raveendran and Rahman are election ready

Ivy Raya, RubicOnline September 25, 2020
Volunteer opportunities during COVID-19 have been difficult to obtain. But despite the circumstances, seniors Rashmi Raveendran and Aman Rahman have volunteered to help with Senator Tina Smith’s campaign this school year.
Following social distancing guidelines, only ten shoppers were allowed in the free market at once.

Minnesota chefs give food away in makeshift market

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).
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.

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

Liv Larsen, News Editor January 14, 2020
Libraries shape communities in a number of ways. Students and faculty talk about their favorites.
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