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Grammy Awards ultimately a smashing night of sound and fury

Grammy Awards ultimately a smashing night of sound and fury

Noah Shavit-Lonstein, Feature Editor

February 11, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News

Coming off of a particularly odd night of Grammy Award selections, popular folk group Mumford and Sons edged out rapper Frank Ocean and his Channel Orange to take home the top honor of the night, Album of the Year, for their record Babel. They did not, however, take home their nomination for Best Rock Alb...

Common Ground remains well-grounded student group

Hannah Johnson, Sports Editor/Broadcast

February 11, 2013


Filed under News

On any given Tuesday night, loud bursts of laughter can be heard from the library classroom at St. Paul Academy and Summit School. This is where Common Ground, the school’s affinity group, meets for their weekly gatherings. Following the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day assembly on Jan. 28, the group continues...

US Announcements: AP Exam Sign-ups are due Friday, February 22. Talk to any of the College Counselors for more info

February 11, 2013


Filed under Announcements, Announcements and Lunch Menu, News

Lunch: Beef Tacos with Hard or Soft Shells, Refried Beans, Chicken Posole Soup, Nacho Bar with Fixings 1.Ellen McCarthy will be competing in the MSHSL Nordic Ski Racing Championships Thursday, Feb 14th, at Giants Ridge. She leaves tomorrow for course inspection. Thursday, Ellen races 5K skate at...

US Announcements: The Yellow Wallpaper performs today at 3:15pm sharp at O’Shaughnessy Auditorium

February 8, 2013


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Lunch: Grilled Hamburgers and Cheeseburgers with Lettuce, Tomato, Onions and Pickles, French Fries, Vegetarian Burgers, Steamed Vegetables 1. JUNIORS. Good luck on the ACT this weekend. Remember to bring photo ID, your printed admission ticket (whichalso lists your test center location)' and an ACT...

Congratulate the SPA Nordic skiers who had great results in the Section 3 Championships at Wirth Tuesday!

February 7, 2013


Filed under Announcements, Announcements and Lunch Menu, News

1. SPA Nordic skiers had great results in the Section 3 Championships at Wirth Tuesday! Ellen McCarthy placed 5th and advances to the State Meet, Feb. 14, at Giants Ridge. The SPA Girls' Team was tied with South for 3rd place after the morning classic race and with the afternoon pursuit took 3rd place...

“The Yellow Wallpaper” clinches first at subsections

“The Yellow Wallpaper” clinches first at subsections

Ellie Fuelling, A&E Editor

January 28, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News

After a successful night of one acts on Friday, Jan. 25, The Yellow Wallpaper, directed by US English teacher Eric Severson, competed in the subsectional branch of the Minnesota State High School League One Act Competition at Harding High School against four other one acts on Saturday. The Yellow Wall...

PEP brightens up SPA environment

PEP brightens up SPA environment

Hannah Johnson, Sports Editor

January 28, 2013


Filed under News

Upper School student group People for Environmental Protection are looking to rev up the school’s composting. Starting next week, the trash cans in the lunchroom will have signs directing students what to compost and what to throw out. “We are working on improving the composting awareness,” said...

Spartan debate sweeps state tournament

Spartan debate sweeps state tournament

Ibad Jafri, Managing Editor and Online Editor in Chief

January 22, 2013


Filed under News

Hot on the heels of a successful showing at the Jan. 11-12 section tournament, the St. Paul Academy and Summit School debate team had a near-perfect showing at the Jan. 18-19 Public Forum State Tournament. Each school sends two teams to the tournament, and SPA sent the duos of seniors Hagop Toghramadjian...

Al-Qaeda takes control of northern Mali

Thomas Toghramadjian, News Editor

January 22, 2013


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Al-Qaeda has made itself a formidable presence in northern Mali, long an unstable region due to a simmering insurgency by Tuareg tribesmen. African affiliates of the terrorist organization now hold sway over an area of Mali as large as Spain. Analysts warn that al-Qaeda’s presence in Mali has become even mo...

US Announcements: Student Interest Groups Meet Today During X-Period Instead of Advisory

January 15, 2013


Filed under Announcements and Lunch Menu, News

Lunch: Beef Tacos with Hard or Soft Shells, Refried Beans, Chicken Posole Soup, Nacho Bar with Fixings 1. Seeking a quiet study space in the library? The library classroom is available for quiet individual study whenever it is not in use during the school day, and every day after school from 3-5 ...

Theater actor Jimonn Cole visits Upper School Shakespeare classes

Theater actor Jimonn Cole visits Upper School Shakespeare classes

Lucy Li, Cover Story Editor

January 14, 2013


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Jimonn Cole, a teaching artist from The Acting Company, helped students in the Upper School Shakespeare English elective gain a better understanding of Shakespeare play during the week of Jan. 14-17. Cole also went with students on a school field trip to The Acting Company’s production of As You Lik...

Debate team takes first place in state

Aditi Kulkarni, Editor-in-Chief

January 14, 2013


Filed under News

If you’ve ever walked in on a debate class with Upper School Debate coach Tom Fones, you will hear a lot of laughter erupting from the classroom. However, this debate team puts in its fair share of work as well, one of the many reasons it is, for the second year in a row, ranked the as the top debate...

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