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Seniors step off stage to direct their own One Act Plays

Seniors step off stage to direct their own One Act Plays

Lauren Boettcher, News Editor

February 27, 2016


Filed under A&E, RECENT STORIES

The St. Paul Academy and Summit School Winter One Acts were preformed on Jan. 29 in the Huss Auditorium. Senior directors provide some insight into the process and their One Acts.

Students from midde and upper school display their work in winter art show

Students from midde and upper school display their work in winter art show

Jonah Harrison, Staff Writer

December 7, 2015


Filed under NEWS, TOP STORIES

Winter Art Gallery opens, featuring artwork from students throughout the campus and of different mediums.

Ingrid Topp-Johnson breaks it down with mix tapes

Ingrid Topp-Johnson breaks it down with mix tapes

March 16, 2015


Filed under A&E, TOP STORIES

When someone says they’re a DJ, the statement tends to paint a picture of them spinning records or turning knobs on a keyboard while jumping up and down in a crowded room with strobe lights spinning above them, but this is not always the case. Junior Ingrid Topp-Johnson creates playlists and mix tapes.

Walker Art Teen Art Council provides members enriching real-world experiences

Walker Art Teen Art Council provides members enriching real-world experiences

Mari Knudson, In Depth Editor

December 29, 2014


Filed under A&E

Museums offer a unique view of a subject — be it art, history, science — and a chance for greater immersion and interactivity. With the abundance of opportunities to volunteer or work in a museum available to teenagers, some SPA students have taken the experience of a museum a step further with the Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council (WACTAC), which juniors Ingrid Topp-Johnson and Jane Jackson are a part of.

Maximizing fun and minimizing cost: Affordable outings to fill your Winter Break

Maximizing fun and minimizing cost: Affordable outings to fill your Winter Break

Marlee Baron, Staff Writer

December 26, 2014


Filed under A&E, TOP STORIES

With winter break just around the corner, students want to maximize the fun while minimizing the cost. Here are some ideas for things to do over break for ten dollars and under.

Stitching and embroidering provide useful, enjoyable hobbies

Stitching and embroidering provide useful, enjoyable hobbies

Noor Qureishy, Student Life Editor

October 3, 2014


Filed under FEATURE

While some of us have distinctive pastimes like duct tape art, rock collecting, or juggling, juniors Blaire Bemel and Ingrid Topp-Johnson have a hobby that is both quirky and useful at once. They sew. From sewing skirts and pencil pouches to embroidering and embellishing their own clothing, Bemel and...

Students absorb culture… minus the travel

Students absorb culture… minus the travel

Mari Knudson, In Depth Editor

May 30, 2014


Filed under FEATURE

Language experts say that one of the best ways to learn a new language is to visit the country of origin. While this may not be feasible for all St. Paul Academy and Summit School students, they can experience a similar immersion right here in Minnesota. Attending Concordia Language Villages is a...

Students tackle international issues at Model United Nations conference

Students tackle international issues at Model United Nations conference

Nina Zietlow, News Editor

April 1, 2014


Filed under NEWS, TOP STORIES

For most spring break is a time to relax, unwind, and take a break from studying, but for a small group of St. Paul Academy and Summit School sophomores, spring break means getting down to business researching a country and attending a conference as a student diplomat.  Welcome to the world of Model...

Theater plans coming to fruition

Theater plans coming to fruition

Boraan Abdulkarim, Cover Story Editor

September 26, 2013


Filed under A&E

“Chaotic, cramped, complicated:” these are words that St. Paul Academy and Summit School sophomores Claire Walsh and Alice Tibbetts used to describe the current setup for drama and music rehearsals and performances. For years, fine arts performances and rehearsals have taken place in the Lower School’s...

Denim, eighties, and Toms shoes infiltrate fall fashion trends on campus

Denim, eighties, and Toms shoes infiltrate fall fashion trends on campus

Boraan Abdulkarim, Cover Story Editor

September 10, 2013


Filed under A&E, TOP STORIES

Fall means beautiful colored leaves, fresh apple cider, and, of course, the start of a new fashion season. The overarching theme? Throwback. “I’m seeing a lot of eighties,” freshman Shelby Tietel said. This fall’s trends include beaded tops and, statement sweaters, over the knee boots, fringe p...