The Rubicon

Senior “lifers” reflect on high school and look forward to college

100% of lifers polled liked smiley face fries the most of any lower school lunch item.

Clare Tipler, Online Production Manager

April 28, 2017

SPA lifers look back on 13 years and look forward to the years after graduation.

Caellach Gibbons ’12 completes the English Channel swim

Caellach Gibbons, class of 2012, completed the English Channel Swim in July.

Amodhya Samarakoon, Creative Design Manager

September 6, 2016

Gibbons, a St. Paul Academy and Summit School ‘12 Alumnus and founder of Swim for Survivors, completed the English Channel Swim the summer of this year.

Poetry students share projects with school through posters

Senior Alena Porter's poster about Sherman Alexie's poetry adds a pop of color to the English wing.

Sophie Jaro, Chief Visual Editor

May 5, 2016

Poetry: Craft and Criticism students hung their projects about famous poets around the school for all to enjoy.

Heckman and Schmidt teach new science electives

Next year's science electives include topics like Relativity and Quantum Physics and Space Science.

Stephanie Li, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 5, 2016

The new science electives include: Advanced Topics in Biology: Genetics and Advanced Topics in Chemistry: Organic Chemistry.

The power of listening

Paying attention to one's own listening filters can help counteract stereotypes.

Noor Qureishy, In Depth Editor

March 28, 2016

The way we listen and process information can lead to the perpetuation of negative stereotypes.

Schedule with shorter periods strengthens study and social patterns

A student falls asleep during a long, laborious class period of the block-schedule. The trendy block schedule allows too much time for students and teachers to drift into unproductivity. During the eight-period day, students’ minds remain alert and occupied by changing environments and consistent day-to-day routines.

Andrew Johnson, Staff Writer

March 27, 2016

Students that use the eight period schedule are on a faster track to reaching their academic potential.

Cookie Dough Cafe brings storefront delicious home

Cookie Dough Cafe products cost approximately $8.49 for 1 pint of dough.

A.M. Roberts, Staff Writer

March 27, 2016

Customers can type in their zip code and a map will appear showing every store nearby that sells products of The Cookie Dough Cafe.

Chill out at Cold Front Ice Cream

A recent addition to Cold Front includes this wonderfully blue sign prominently displaying the name.

Kelby Wittenberg, Staff Writer

March 26, 2016

Cold Front Ice Cream revives retro malt shop with innovative flavors, varied toppings, and premium house-made sodas.

Service should be woven into daily schedule

The SPA administration should be providing students with ways to volunteer and give back to their community. A service coordinator should be appointed, either a faculty member or student, to arrange for students to do service in the school vicinity. Students in all grades could sign up for a time to do service, then do the service during free time in school hours.

Ellie Nowakowski, Staff Writer

March 25, 2016

One day of service is not enough to make a difference in the community or the students’ lives.

Tisel researches power of questions in the science classroom

Jim Tisel stands by a pendulum, the apparatus Tisel used to study the power of questions in the classroom.. “A driving motivation for me as an educator has been ‘what motivates students to ask questions’,” Tisel said.

Lucas Johnson, Sports Editor

March 25, 2016

Ph.D. profile: Dr. Jim Tisel

Far Cry Primal engages players and revives Far Cry franchise

Ubisoft released Far Cry Primal on Feb. 26, 2016 for the PlayStation 4 and Mar. 1 for the Xbox One.

Garrett Small, Staff Writer

March 24, 2016

Far Cry Primal, a video game based off the original four Far Cry games, came out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Feb. and Mar. respectively.