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Upper School math team places first in season and state meet

Upper School math team places first in season and state meet

Lucy Li, Cover Story Editor

March 13, 2013


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Finding the area of rhombi cut from a prism of wood. Calculating the angles on a polygon with forty sides. These are some of the problems students might face while participating in a math team event. The math team, consisting of eight students on the scoring team, attended the 2013 Minnesota State...

US Announcements: Juniors and Seniors taking AP Tests must go to College Counseling today dyring any free period for a 15 minute prep/review session

March 12, 2013


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Lunch:Beef Tacos with Hard or Soft Shells, Refried Beans, Chicken Posole Soup, Nacho Bar with Fixings 1. Juniors and seniors taking AP tests – come to college counseling TODAY during any free period for a 15 min. AP prep/review session, then work time. 2. Today is the Free Rice Bowl! During advisory,...

Brown-Fenton sheds light on eating disorders

Ava Gallagher, Illustrator/Staff writer

March 7, 2013


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Amid a great deal of fanfare, Speaker Day occurred Wed. Mar. 6, 2013. Lisa Brown-Fenton presented the story of her struggle with an eating disorder—what she refers to as “Ed”—to a small group of about 10 SPA students. Clean of any symptoms for eight years, Brown-Fenton openly told the story of...

US Announcements: This week Community Action is asking everyone to bring in toiletries to give to homeless teens through East Metro Youth Connect. Collect the toiletrie items in your advisory so you can win a prize!

March 4, 2013


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Chicken Tenders with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Steamed Broccoli, Chicken and Dumpling Soup 1. ATTENTION WRITERS: Please submit your literature to the award-winning Art and Literature magazine. All submissions should be sent to lbrooks@spa.edu with your name and title in the Word or . doc file name....

Artist James Tanner presents at assembly

Artist James Tanner presents at assembly

Lucy Li, Cover Story Editor

February 25, 2013


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A cluster of triangles and lines, as distinct and bold as the wings of a bird or the fins of a fish, makes up one of artist James Tanner's pieces, Big Fish Pyramid. For Tanner, his favorite aspect of art "is the intimacy, the quiet, the depth of contemplation when you find yourself lost... you beco...

Argo takes Academy Awards by storm

Argo takes Academy Awards by storm

Noah Shavit-Lonstein, Feature Editor

February 25, 2013


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS

Argo, Ben Affleck’s retelling of the 1979 Iranian Hostage Crisis, took the title of Best Picture at the 85th Academy Awards. Right behind him was Ang Lee’s Best Director honor for Life of Pi, his second win of the award, which he had previously taken home for Brokeback Mountain. Though Affleck’s film ha...

Students head out on Winter Odyssey

Lucy Li, Cover Story Editor

February 22, 2013


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Junior Katherine Jones texted her friends good-bye as she left for Winter Odyssey, a seven-day camping expedition out in the northern Minnesota boundary waters, in the early morning of Feb. 10. Winter Odyssey has been a tradition of St. Paul Academy and Summit School for over three decades, and each...

US Announcements: A big stoneware bowl, glazed with Shino and black Temmoku drips running down the sides, was taken from the hall outside the clay studio Tuesday after 6th period. This pot was headed for the Best 100, please return it to Mr. Jewett ASAP

February 21, 2013


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Lunch: Soup and Sandwich Day - Fresh Deli Sliced Meats and Cheeses, Sloppy Joe Sliders, Baked Potato Bar with Chili, Steamed Vegetables, Caprese Salad 1. In honor of Scholastic Journalism Week (February 19-22), we invite SPA students, grades 9-12 to be contributing journalists to the March edition...

Upper School choirs wow crowds in Carnegie Hall

Upper School choirs wow crowds in Carnegie Hall

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

February 19, 2013


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88 students from the Upper School choirs ventured to Carnegie Hall to sing an assortment of songs in front of a packed house on Sunday, Feb. 17. Carnegie Hall is where great composers like Peter Tchaikovsky to The Beatles affirmed their status as some of the world’s most talented musicians, and as such, ...

Gun control debate regains national spotlight

Ibad Jafri, Managing Editor

February 18, 2013


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President Barack Obama approached his second term with a proposal on Jan. 16 calling for increased provisions on the spread and use of guns. Obama’s proposal, which follows the Dec. 17 school shootings in Newtown, CT and an advisory panel led by Vice President Joe Biden, has been highly polarizing...

Sophomores complete service before retreat

Hannah Johnson, Sports Editor

February 18, 2013


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Sandwiched between the exciting new beginning of high school in freshman year and the much anticipated Junior Retreat, the sophomore class can often lose a sense of unity. The Sophomore Class Leadership Council, along with advisor Mollie Ward and Upper School guidance counselor Susanna Short, planned...

Reddit, RSS creator commits suicide

Noah Shavit-Lonstein, Feature Editor

February 18, 2013


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The name Aaron Swartz may not be memorable to you, but odds are, you see him every day. A child prodigy, Swartz developed the RSS feed, which makes possible blog subscriptions and podcasts, at 14. He was also one of the masterminds behind the popular site Reddit. He was found dead, likely from suicide,...