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The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

TWIN CITIES. There is a rich and painful history behind the names of the Twin Cities, one that dates back to the arrival of European settlers on Indigenous land.

[WHAT’S IN A NAME?] A history lesson on Minneapolis and Saint Paul

Greyson Sale, RubicOnline February 1, 2024
Native American and European influences have shaped the places we call home and their unique names.
RUBICON. The Rubicon was created in 1974.  “The Rubicon is the river that Julius Caesar crossed, and it’s supposed to symbolize the point of no return and a different kind of enlightenment and venturing into the unknown,” Director of Publications Kathryn Campbell said. Currently, The Rubicon is on volume 49, meaning next year will be its 50th anniversary.

[WHAT’S IN A NAME?] The story behind The Rubicon and Ibid

Greyson Sale, RubicOnline December 11, 2023
The names of our student publications have historic Greek and Roman influences.
ROSCOE. James Englands German Shepherd smiles for the camera. Roscoe was named after the childhood dog of Englands mother. [His name] makes Roscoe seem more like his own individual and not just like everybody else,” England said. (Submitted Photo: James England)

[WHAT’S IN A NAME?] Students discuss pet names and their importance

Greyson Sale, RubicOnline November 14, 2023
Naming pets is crucial to a strong pet-owner relationship.
PATTY ICE. Sophomore Patrick Wall likes to go by Pat, Patrick, Patty or Patty Ice. It’s because I am ice cold; I got that mamba mentality,” Wall said.

[WHAT’S IN A NAME?] Sullivan and Wall reflect on nicknames

Greyson Sale, RubicOnline October 18, 2023
Nicknames can be humorous or personal, but all have a unique story behind them.
BE YOURSELF. Senior Oliver Zhu believes that it is important to go by the name that feels most comfortable and the most like you: Live life the way you want to. If you’re planning on changing your name in the first place, that means there’s definitely some parts that you’re not happy with.

[WHAT’S IN A NAME?] Oliver Zhu talks about the joys and challenges of changing his name

Greyson Sale, RubicOnline September 14, 2023
"Removing a big hindrance in my life is worth the trouble to people who knew my name before."
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