• 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

Going green benefits the environment and helps the body

Going <span style='color: #2EB82E;'> green</span> benefits the environment and helps the body

Noor Qureishy, InDepth Editor

May 22, 2016

Going green does not only benefit the Earth but also ourselves.

November’s seniors describe important life experiences in speeches

November’s seniors describe important life experiences in speeches

Gitanjali Raman, Online Managing Editor

December 13, 2015

Senior speeches were delivered on Nov. 6, Nov. 13, and Nov. 20.

Sopmomore Willa Grinsfelder adjusts to Japanese culture

Sopmomore Willa Grinsfelder adjusts to Japanese culture

Nina Zietlow, News Editor

April 28, 2014

As the school year comes to a close for most students of St. Paul Academy and Summit School, it is just beginning for sophomore Willa Grinsfelder who is spending the year studying abroad in Osaka Japan. Grinsfelder left for Japan on Mar. 18 and will be spending the school year with a host family at a public schoo...

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...

Sophomore Willa Grinsfelder heads to Japan

Sophomore Willa Grinsfelder heads to Japan

Gita Raman, Feature Editor

April 15, 2014

After spending her first summer at Concordia Village Language camps, sophomore Willa Grinsfelder decided she wanted to go to Japan. “Tons of the counselors [at camp] had studied abroad, and it sounded like an amazing opportunity to learn more about a culture and language that I love,” she said. G...

Spartan fencing finishes season strong

Spartan fencing  finishes season strong

Diane Huang, Staff Writer

March 19, 2014

It seems that the fencing team’s season has ended rather quietly, despite their immense achievements. On Feb. 22 and 23, the men’s fencing team got first overall in the state, and the women’s team got second place. “We have a very good fencing team, especially when you consider the fact that...

Reading evokes enthusiasm and aversion

Reading evokes enthusiasm and aversion

John Wilhelm, News Editor

March 13, 2014

What does “reading” bring to mind? For many, it evokes an image of an old, rustic-looking book with fragile pages and a wealth of knowledge. Yet for equally many, it produces a defensive gag-reflex and stressful flashbacks about how terrible that one sophomore year English assignment was. Students share o...

Students showcase vibrant bars of plaid

Students showcase vibrant bars of plaid

Boraan Abdulkarim, Cover Story Editor

January 10, 2014

While not quite a newer trend, plaid shirts are the epitome of versatile, and can be layered on many different levels. A plaid shirt can be worn plain, even better with subtle jewlery. For school, however, especially as the temperature drops, they can be worn buttoned under sweaters or unbuttoned ...

Users give excessive amount of contemplation towards approval online

Users give excessive amount of contemplation towards approval online

John Wilhelm, News Editor

December 21, 2013

“I deleted all of my friends,” senior Sam Carlson recounted. “All but two. And I have alternative ways to talk to those two people, without Facebook. I don’t use it anymore.” Carlson is among the many students at St. Paul Academy and Summit School who are beginning to wane their Facebook...