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January Speeches

January Speeches

Gitanjali Raman, Online Managing Editor

February 21, 2016

Senior speeches from January focused on how a change in attitude or approach can create a beneficial difference.

School supplies provide platform for expression

School supplies provide platform for expression

Meghan Joyce, Chief Visual Editor

January 2, 2016

Second semester begins Jan. 5. Now might be a great time to personalize some new school supplies.

Girls Cross Country hopes to take entire team to State Meet

Girls Cross Country hopes to take entire team to State Meet

Lauren Boettcher, News Editor

October 2, 2015

The Girls Cross Country team is confident in the upcoming season.

Finalized dress code published in 2015-16 student planner

Finalized dress code published in 2015-16 student planner

Clare Tipler, Sports Editor

September 11, 2015

The new dress code has been published in the Student Planner.

Girls Nordic Ski team stays strong

Girls Nordic Ski team stays strong

Laura Slade, A&E Editor

January 15, 2014

The Girls Nordic Ski team has the challenge this year of rebuilding after they lost a large amount of senior skiers. “We lost some seniors, so [the team] might not be as strong as last year,” sophomore skier Lexi Hilton said, “but we still have some strong underclassmen.” Hilton believes that...

Annual Christmas traditions extend beyond religion

Annual Christmas traditions extend beyond religion

Nina Zietlow, News Editor

December 18, 2013

For many students at St. Paul Academy and Summit School, December is an exciting time as lights are strung, cookies decorated, and the anticipation for Christmas grows. For some SPA students who don’t belong to the Christian religion, the Christmas holiday isn’t celebrated for its religious significance,...

Winter Sports Preview: Nordic Skiing revamps with younger team

Winter Sports Preview: Nordic Skiing revamps with younger team

John Wilhelm and Tommy Toghramadjian

November 28, 2013

Nordic’s 2012-2013 season went very well, recounted senior captain Sela Patterson. “The girl’s team had a great season, winning conference championships and sending Ellen McCarthy [‘15] to state,” Patterson said. While graduating the many seniors who did so well last year could hurt the tea...

Cold weather blows in riding boots trend

Cold weather blows in riding boots trend

Boraan Abdulkarim, Cover Story Editor

November 13, 2013

As winter slowly creeps in, students replace their flip flops and sandals with warm, sturdy winter footwear. The usual winter boot has been replaced, this year, by tall riding boots, usually for the shoes' versatility, probably the most important aspect of school wear. "They're comfortable and flattering,"...

Designated spaces create division among students

Designated spaces create division among students

Catherine Braman, Sports Editor

October 24, 2013

A freshman makes his way through the hallways, looking for a place to do his work. He approaches a long bench outside the upper level of the library. Wanting to check over his math homework, he is told that only sophomores can sit there. He strolls down the stairs and sees another long bench outside...

Community Action prepares to attend We Day Minnesota

Community Action prepares to attend We Day Minnesota

Clare Tipler, Staff Writer

October 7, 2013

Community Action student group members will be among the first to attend We Day Minnesota. Twenty eight St. Paul Academy and Summit School Upper School students are attending this event hoping to learn, inspire, and motivate to make a change. We Day includes entertainers, speakers, and educators who...

Students cast ballots for class representatives

Hannah Johnson, Editor in Chief

May 6, 2013

One wooden box held the key to a position on one of St.Paul Academy and Summit School’s elected student groups: Upper School Council, Student Activities Committee and Discipline Committee. Students from grades 9-11 dropped their votes in the ballot box today, after hearing speeches by each candidate. ...