[SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS] Russia’s war on Ukraine is partly a war on climate

It’s morally necessary for countries to remove themselves from any dependency on Russia, however, the U.S. and Europe should use this as an opportunity to kickstart a transition to green energy instead of reverting long-term to coal.

[SPA Thinks] Should SPA transition to distance learning model?

January 31, 2022 — RubicOnline Minneapolis public schools return from two weeks of distance learning on Monday, and St. Paul students walked out on Jan. 18, requesting distance learning or increased safety precautions. St. Paul Academy and Summit School’s administration has assured students and families that distance learning is not necessary to keep the community […]

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Recognize the history of Thanksgiving and celebrate Indigenous cultures instead

November 17, 2021 — Rubicon Online 100% staff consensus The story of Thanksgiving is complex. The common story builds off historic misconceptions adapted and mainstreamed over time. To unearth a true story and adapt to a meaningful celebration, it’s necessary to decolonize the stories we tell. Here’s what we know: There was a celebratory harvest […]

[SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS] Prioritizing vaccinations for elders? It’s not as simple as it seems

March 18, 2021 – RubicOnline COVID-19 vaccinations are currently underway with over 1.2 million Minnesotans who have received at least one dose and 750,000 people with a completed vaccine series. The state’s decision to focus on age groups has caused 91% of the vaccinated population to be white people while only 82% of the total […]