• The Upper School exchange students from France arrived on 2/15

  • The senior speeches for the week of 2/17 are Jeffrey Huang, Peter Moore, Jenny Sogin, and Will Swanson

The Rubicon

Art Seminar students scope out Walker Art Center

Liz Rossman, Around Town Editor

October 11, 2012


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, FEATURE

On September 28th, Honors Art Seminar students traveled to the Walker Art Center to see the highly-anticipated exhibition And This Will Have Been: Art and Politics in the 80s before. Filled with works by Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and other artists of the 80s, Upperschool Art Teacher Linda Br...

Ali opens up about Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color

Ali opens up about Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color

Ibad Jafri, Managing Editor and Online Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2012


Filed under FEATURE

“How long has it been since I last saw you? A whole year? Man, why don’t you ever call me?” exclaims critically-acclaimed Twin Cities-based rapper Brother Ali. This gregariousness is familiar to anyone who knows Ali, in spite of the fact that his music has begun dealing with increasingly deep topics...

Corcoran embarks on teaching career in mathematics department

Aditi Kulkarni, Editor in Chief

October 5, 2012


Filed under FEATURE

Although shifting from Macalester to St. Paul Academy is only a matter of a few blocks, the shift from being a college student to high school student is quite a drastic change. However, Upper School math teacher Carl Corcoran seems to have adapted to the change relatively well. “I just graduated from...

Kate Brooks brings small town views and worldly perspective to Randolph Campus Library

Noah Shavit-Lonstein, Feature Editor

October 5, 2012


Filed under FEATURE

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 close friendship,...

Laura Mellick: former Demon Deacon, college counselor and….CAROLLINIST?

Hannah Johnson, Sports Editor

October 5, 2012


Filed under FEATURE

If a St. Paul Academy and Summit School student ever wondered what colleges look for in applicants-or how to play the carillon, they should go straight to new college counselor Laura Mellick. Mellick comes to Saint Paul Academy from Wake Forest University, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina,  where she ...

Mallory Schmidt combines her love for physics and chemistry

October 5, 2012


Filed under FEATURE

If Mallory Schmidt could live anywhere in the world, she would live in a cabin up North. “My ultimate dream,” Schmidt said, “would be to own a hobby farm, so we could have a couple of acres, some animals, and we could go fishing as well.” A Minnesota girl at heart, Schmidt taught at St. Thomas ...

Students take charge in upcoming election

Students take charge in upcoming election

September 27, 2012


Filed under FEATURE

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


Filed under FEATURE

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


Filed under FEATURE

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


Filed under FEATURE

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


Filed under FEATURE

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...