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The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

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

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

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, class of 2012, completed the English Channel Swim in July. Sometimes I find myself marveling at the scope of the accomplishment, but more often that not I just think about how crazy I was to think I could do it, she said.

Caellach Gibbons ’12 completes the English Channel swim

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.
Senior Alena Porters poster about Sherman Alexies poetry adds a pop of color to the English wing.

Poetry students share projects with school through posters

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.
Next years science electives include topics like Relativity and Quantum Physics and Space Science.

Heckman and Schmidt teach new science electives

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.
Pine cones have symbolized fertility, rejuvenation, and rebirth in ancient civilizations.

Pine Cone Unmasked: Observatory Readers Unravel the Mystery of the Giant Pine Cone

Riley Wheaton, Columnist March 29, 2016
Junior Phoebe Pannier weighs in on the giant pine cone.
Paying attention to ones own listening filters can help counteract stereotypes.

The power of listening

Noor Qureishy, In Depth Editor March 28, 2016
The way we listen and process information can lead to the perpetuation of negative stereotypes.
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.

Schedule with shorter periods strengthens study and social patterns

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 products cost approximately $8.49 for 1 pint of dough.

Cookie Dough Cafe brings storefront delicious home

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

Chill out at Cold Front Ice Cream

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.
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.

Service should be woven into daily schedule

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.
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.

Tisel researches power of questions in the science classroom

Lucas Johnson, Sports Editor March 25, 2016
Ph.D. profile: Dr. Jim Tisel
Ubisoft released Far Cry Primal on Feb. 26, 2016 for the PlayStation 4 and Mar. 1 for the Xbox One.

Far Cry Primal engages players and revives Far Cry franchise

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.
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