• The US Winter One Acts will take place on Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. in Huss.

  • The next senior speeches will take place on January 18, with speakers Preston Fares and Annie Kristal

The Rubicon

Students take charge in upcoming election

Students take charge in upcoming election

September 27, 2012


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Election season has different meanings for different students. Some passively support a candidate, maybe engaging in a few debates during free periods, but aren’t old enough to vote. For some, politics is a game that does not hold their interest. A select few though, try to make a difference in th...

German student visits for a year-long exchange

German student visits for a year-long exchange

September 27, 2012


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Giant ice cream servings and the long, hot summer weather were only a few of the things German exchange student Lotta Bublitz noticed about St. Paul during her first few weeks here. Hosted by junior Danielle Socha’s family, Bublitz is attending St. Paul Academy and Summit School for the 2012-2013 s...

White Bread: The Un-whole-y Truth

White Bread: The Un-whole-y Truth

Noah Shavit-Lonstein, Feature Section Editor

September 26, 2012


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In the 1920s, a business leader named Elmer Cline invented a shocking new bread for the market. It felt like cotton candy, was white as milk, weighed an unheard of 1.5 pounds. He marketed his "slo-baked wonder bread" to massive appeal. His food became a symbol of scores of ideas: the cheery 1950s, industrialism,...

Janisch-Tri brings new life to library

Andy Monserud, Op/Ed Editor

September 26, 2012


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Vicki Janisch-Tri is not afraid of new or different things.  In fact, St. Paul Academy’s new library assistant loves them.  Janisch-Tri, or Ms. J.T., as she’s sometimes called, has a knack for jumping into things head-first, from birding to singing to connecting with students. Janisch-Tr...

The pursuit of happiness: how happy are we at SPA?

The pursuit of happiness: how happy are we at SPA?

Lucy Li, Cover Story Editor

September 26, 2012


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Even though homework, exams, and classes can pile up quickly at school, laughter still rings through hallways and smiles are still passed around. Whether it’s seeing friends, learning something new or finding a penny on the ground, people have found ways to be happy. Over two hundred years ago, Thomas ...

A Local’s Guide to: Healthy Eating

September 26, 2012


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It can be hard to find a healthy meal or snack when your surrounded by fast food joints and ways to eat quick and fast. In a nation where McDonald’s and Burger King’s line up every rest-stop of a highway and every corner of a busy block, finding a place that sells locally grown and healthy option...

New Upper School math teacher Dan O’Loughlin impressed with school

New Upper School math teacher Dan O’Loughlin impressed with school

Lucy Li, Cover Story

September 24, 2012


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If anyone wants to learn how to knit a Möbius strip, new Upper School math teacher Dan O’Loughlin would be the person to go to. O’Loughlin comes from St. Catherine University, where he was Department Chair for Math and Physics. He is replacing Upper School math teacher George Leiter for the 201...

Profile: Librarian Kate Brooks

September 24, 2012


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  New Randolph Campus Librarian Kate Brooks hails from the small blue-collar town of Chesterton in northern Indiana. In her town’s church choir, Brooks met a high school German teacher and became fascinated with her level of passion and expertise for the language. The two developed a clo...