• German exchange students arrive Sept. 22 and depart Oct. 7 and a special assembly will be held in The Huss Auditorium Sept. 23
  • Spanish exchange students arrive Sept. 14 and depart Sept. 25 and a special assembly will be held in The Huss Auditorium Sept. 16
  • This week's senior speeches: Alessandra Costalonga, Annika Findlay, Libby Cohen and Alex Herrmann

The Rubicon

Election Results shift leadership

Breaking News

April 21, 2015

Speeches and voting took place Apr. 20 for executive positions in the Upper School Council, Discipline Committee, and Student Activities Committee.  Here are the results: USC Co-Presidents: Clare Walsh, Cait Gibbons Vice President: Moira McCarthy Secretary: Netta Kaplan Treasurer: Breandan Gibbons  ...

Gisselquist adds his own twist on popular music

Gisselquist adds his own twist on popular music

Gitanjali Raman, Social Media Editor

January 13, 2015

Freshman John Gisselquist arranges music for Spartan Beats, SPA's a capella student group.

Students for Social Justice hope to change school dress code

Students for Social Justice hope to change school dress code

Katrina Hilton, Sports Editor

April 3, 2014

In March, Students for Social Justice discussed the current SPA dress code. Members of the group feel that some of the wording of the dress code is not fairly or appropriately enforced. The group is also discussing the wording of the current code, which includes ambiguous words like “modesty.” The...

Academic WorldQuest team wins competition

Academic WorldQuest team wins competition

Netta Kaplan, Copy Editor

March 19, 2014

Do you know the ramifications of the asymmetric nature of cyberattacks? What about the first president to pledge the goal of energy independence? Or the number of free trade agreements Mexico has? While most people have no idea what the answers to any of these questions might be, there are a few who...

Quiz Bowl team closes season

Thomas Toghramadjian, Opinions Editor

March 18, 2014

In most high school activities, whether intellectual or athletic, the youngest competitors have to wait for their time in the sun. Learning curves generally remain steep enough to ensure that upperclassmen appear on top of the standings. The St. Paul Academy and Summit School Quiz Bowl team is a clear...

Science Alliance looks ahead to competitions

Science Alliance looks ahead to competitions

Katrina Hilton, Sports Editor

January 1, 2014

The St. Paul Academy and Summit School’s Science Alliance group is worked hard this past month to prepare for competitions they will be attending in January and February.The first competition they will attend is the Science Bowl on Jan. 24, where teams of four compete against each other to answer qu...

Students for Social Justice opens up conversation on global issues

Students for Social Justice opens up conversation on global issues

Katrina Hilton, Sports Editor

November 5, 2013

The Students for Social Justice student group’s goal is to educate its members and the St. Paul Academy and Summit School community about social justice issues that occur locally and globally. “We discuss a variety of different topics, but a common theme is women's rights,” sophomore president Clai...

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...

People for Environmental Protection uses humorous signs to raise awareness around school

People for Environmental Protection uses humorous signs to raise awareness around school

Katrina Hilton, Co-Sports Editor

October 16, 2013

The People for Environmental Protection (PEP) student group came up with a humorous way to get their message across. Last week, the group posted small, handwritten signs on the paper towel dispensers of various bathrooms around the school, reading “think of the trees as you wipe your hands on their...

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) prepare signs to encourage safety

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) prepare signs to encourage safety

Katrina Hilton, Sports Editor

September 24, 2013

The Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) student group works on signs discouraging destructive decisions. These signs are hung around the school, and normally relate to a holiday or event that is coming up. They typically contain rhyming, funny, punch lines, in an effort to draw the attention...