• First quarter wraps up: no school Oct. 18-19.
  • Oct. 11 Senior Speeches: Sam Steinhacker, Tommy Stolpestad, Tom Kuriscak, Sam Hanson
  • The Upper School Grand Opening is tomorrow at 6:30 p.m.

The Rubicon

Students Explore Creativity at SPA

Noor Quresihy, Student Life Editor

June 4, 2014

A group of high school students wander around the art gallery, tracing the edges of glossy, vibrant pots and rough canvases bursting with color. In a corner of the library, a girl finalizes her lab report with details that paint a vivid picture of the experiment she performed in class. Voices discussing...

Try to make a difference for Earth Day every day

Try to make a difference for Earth Day every day

Clare Tipler, Staff Writer

May 6, 2014

There are so many easy things students can do to help the environment: plant a tree, recycle, pick up litter, turn off appliances, bike to school. Earth Day on April 22 is a day of the year that is dedicated to helping our earth, but do enough people know about this holiday and is just one day enough...

Students debate merits of books versus movies

Students debate merits of books versus movies

John Wilhelm, News Editor

April 18, 2014

While it’s certainly not uncommon to hear “the book was so much better than the movie,” both books and movies can make a convincing argument in favor of their medium. “Watching a movie just isn’t the same as reading a book,” senior Grace Owens-Kurtz said. “Movies are great, but you can...

Student filmmakers share their talents

Student filmmakers share their talents

John Wilhelm, News Editor

March 27, 2014

Imagine hitting it big -- a film is shown in theaters, posters plastered everywhere, a commercial running in ten minute intervals on TV. Countless makeup artists, actors, and screenwriters have spent years putting together this two-hour sequence of images and at the end of it all, the reward is worldwide...

Seniors prepare and search for May Projects

Seniors prepare and search for May Projects

Gita Raman, Feature Writer

February 18, 2014

The final submit buttons for college applications are clicked and the reality of leaving begins to dawn on seniors as well as the preparation for Senior Project. Senior Project occurs during the month of May. However there are many steps which the seniors need to do before they leave. Seniors need...

Senior Kaia Findlay shares her homemade bike

Senior Kaia Findlay shares her homemade bike

Ava Gallagher, Chief Visual Editor

November 4, 2013

With a set of instructions printed off from Click Clack Gorilla, a five dollar bike off of Craigslist and her mom’s old bike from high school, senior Kaia Findlay set out to build her own bicycle. “I built it in the spring of sophomore year. It was my tall bike and a lot of people in my neighbor...

PEP fights pollution with flowers

PEP fights pollution with flowers

Javier Whitaker-Castaneda, Staff Writer

October 29, 2013

Minnesotans know that as October ends, winter lurks close by and with it many months of rain and snow. These damp and soggy conditions that go hand in hand with Minnesota weather can lead to excessive water runoff that flows directly into our lakes. St. Paul Academy and Summit School’s student group...

Horror rules on Student Film Night

Andy Monserud, Op/Ed Editor

May 7, 2013

While some question movies’ position in the art world, they are definitely a difficult medium to create.  But because it’s such an accessible art form, film is extremely popular among young artists.  To recognize this, St. Paul Academy and Summit School’s Film Club hosts an annual student movie...