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Science Alliance club competes in Science Bowl, qualifies for State in Science Olympiad

Science Alliance club competes in Science Bowl, qualifies for State in Science Olympiad

Iya Abdulkarim, Feature Editor

February 14, 2016

St. Paul Academy and Summit School's Science Alliance student club took part in the Science Bowl competition on Jan 23, and advances to State in Science Olympiad.

Two Sides, One Issue: Standardized Testing

Two Sides, One Issue: Standardized Testing

Javier Whitaker-Castañeda, Print Managing Editor

October 19, 2015

Should students be notified of standardized tests sooner? or should focus be drawn away from standardized testing at school?

Record crowds at MN State Fair offer summer fun on a stick

Record crowds at MN State Fair offer summer fun on a stick

Dianne Caravela, Feature Editor

September 10, 2015

St. Paul Academy and Summit School students share their favorite things to do at the fair.

Juniors use privileges to de-stress as exams approach

Juniors use privileges to de-stress as exams approach

Boraan Abdulkarim, Editor-in-Chief

May 27, 2015

Privileges provide independence for junior class in the last month of the school year, and many use it to stay organized and relaxed.

Q&A: Sophomore Navodhya Samarakoon discusses her reasons for celebrating Christmas

Q&A: Sophomore Navodhya Samarakoon discusses her reasons for celebrating Christmas

Nina Zietlow, News Editor

December 25, 2013

Q: What religion does your family practice? Buddhism. Q: What exactly does that entail, how do you practice it? Our philosophy is not become attached to objects and live a healthy, consumerism free, life. Q: So why then do you choose to celebrate christmas, isn’t that considered a consumerist holiday? Beca...

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,...

Un-prescribed Adderall use poses a threat to students health and community of trust

Un-prescribed Adderall use poses a threat to students health and community of trust

Boraan Abdulkarim, Cover Story Editor

December 17, 2013

Unwritten papers pile up, unfinished assignments approach their due dates, and the time for putting off studying for midterm examinations draws to a close. As the remaining weeks of the first semester dwindle, winter break seems distant in this infamous and stressful two week time span dubbed “exam...

Bring community service back into SPA equation

Bring community service back into SPA equation

Boraan Abdulkarim, Cover Story Editor

November 21, 2013

As the school takes on new improvements over the years, it poses a threat of losing important defining characters and priceless experiences, such as community service. St. Paul Academy and Summit School requires only 12 hours of community service as a sophomore. “Tenth graders complain about 12 hou...

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,"...