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

  • The winter student art reception will take place this Friday, January 11, from 3-4:30 PM

  • The first part of senior retreat will take place on Friday, January 11, from 8:00-11:25 AM

The Rubicon

Coaching Comedy

Patrick Commers and Noor Qureishy

October 24, 2014


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, VIDEOS

Acting coach, Steve Epp, teaches physical comedy acting to the cast of One Man, Two Guvnors. One Man, Two Guvnors will show on Nov. 21-22 at the Sarah Converse Auditorium.

Controversy surrounds Freshman Safari

Controversy surrounds Freshman Safari

Eva Perez-Greene, Editor in Chief

September 19, 2014


Filed under OPINION, VIDEOS

It's the first dance of the school year.  Freshman are pulled onto the dance floor -- willingly or not -- for a dance with an upperclassmen.  Often, this dancing involves grinding or groping and may or may not be consensual.  It's called Freshman Safari. Freshman Safari should not exist. It...

Dean Delgado responds to The Rubicon’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Dean Delgado responds to The Rubicon’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

September 3, 2014


Filed under VIDEOS

Upper School Dean of Students Max Delgado gets doused in ice water for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Delgado was nominated by The Rubicon staff on Aug. 28. See the video of the Rubicon's Ice Bucket Challenge below: ...

A Replay of Battle of the Bands 2014

A Replay of Battle of the Bands 2014

Diane Huang, Online Chief Visual Editor

May 27, 2014


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, VIDEOS

After a one year absence, Battle of the Bands came back to rock out at SPA on May 10, 2014. "We couldn't let that die - we needed it to continue," Co-organizer of this year's Battle of the Bands Aimeric Lajuzan said.     This article has been revised to reflect the following update:...

Students share perspectives on gender stereotypes

Students share perspectives on gender stereotypes

Mari Knudson, Staff Writer

April 25, 2014


Filed under OPINION, VIDEOS

What defines a gender stereotype? What gender stereotypes exist at St. Paul Academy and Summit School? How can we help to change gender stereotypes at SPA? In order of appearance, freshman Lauren Hansen, freshman Moira McCarthy, freshman Kathryn Schmechel, senior Kristen Datta, senior Zoe Matticks, Upper...

Looking Back: Upper School English teacher Lucy Polk remembers breaking out in song during class

Looking Back: Upper School English teacher Lucy Polk remembers breaking out in song during class

Diane Huang, Staff Writer

April 4, 2014


Filed under TOP STORIES, VIDEOS

Like many teens today, Upper School English teacher Lucy Polk had learned to be self sufficient when she attended high school. "We immigrated from the Netherlands to Pennsylvania," she said. This is the last installment in a series on administrator and teachers' high school experiences. Use the tag...

Senior basketball captain Harrisen Egly discusses team’s excitement before state tournament

Senior basketball captain Harrisen Egly discusses team’s excitement before state tournament
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Catherine Braman, Sports Editor

March 11, 2014


Filed under SPORTS, TOP STORIES, VIDEOS

The Boys Varsity Basketball team has made it to state, and senior captain Harrisen Egly shares his thoughts about this momentous achievement. They will face Caledonia High School at the Target Center, on Mar. 12 at 8 p.m.

Upper School English teacher Lucy Polk talks about teaching and reading

Upper School English teacher Lucy Polk talks about teaching and reading

Catherine Braman, Sports Editor

March 11, 2014


Filed under VIDEOS

“You will never be bored if you are a good reader," Upper School English teacher Lucy Polk said. A book she's enjoying is Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.

Looking Back: Upper School math teacher Bill Boulger recalls his rebellious teen days

Looking Back: Upper School math teacher Bill Boulger recalls his rebellious teen days

Diane Huang, Staff Writer

March 7, 2014


Filed under TOP STORIES, VIDEOS

A quiet Upper School math teacher now, Bill Boulger once attended DeLaSalle High School. "We were going to do anything we could to disturb the tranquility of the school," he said.

Upper School English teacher Philip de Sa e Silva talks books

Upper School English teacher Philip de Sa e Silva talks books

Catherine Braman, Sports Editor

March 7, 2014


Filed under VIDEOS

Upper School English teacher Philip de Sa e Silva enjoys reading The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde and Mama’s Boy, Preacher’s Son by Kevin Jennings. "I also like how reading instantly brings you into a community," he said.

Upper School English teacher Haseena Hamzawala shares insights on reading

Upper School English teacher Haseena Hamzawala shares insights on reading

Catherine Braman, Sports Editor

March 6, 2014


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"I can't imagine a day without me reading something substantial," Upper School English teacher Haseena Hamzawala said. Her favorite books include The Gospel According to Jesus Christ by Jose Saramago and Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie. Look for more articles on reading in the March issu...

Looking Back: Upper School science teacher Tina Barsky remembers a favorite teacher, debate, and more

Looking Back: Upper School science teacher Tina Barsky remembers a favorite teacher, debate, and more

Diane Huang, Staff Writer

February 6, 2014


Filed under TOP STORIES, VIDEOS

"At that time I didn't realize that I was going to end up going into sciences so I had a pretty broad range of interests," Upper School science teacher Tina Barsky said, before going on to describe her high school debate experience and a favorite English teacher.