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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

SCHEDULE SHIFT. The main change to the schedule is the switch between X-period and tutorial. “When we have crossover between middle and upper school teachers and middle and upper school students, [the new schedule] would work more fluidly,” Dean of Academics Tom Anderson said.

Schedule change does not diminish complaints

Amanda Hsu, Rubicon September 29, 2023
Faculty says the change would help but students are saying otherwise.
[NEWS IN BRIEF] UPDATE: Homecoming dress-up days revised

[NEWS IN BRIEF] UPDATE: Homecoming dress-up days revised

September 28, 2023
The days include two traditions and three that were determined by Student Activities committee.
SAFETY ALL MONTH LONG. C3 co-Chairs Andy Allen and Clara Ann Bagnoli introduce Community Partnership Month during an X-period assembly in Huss on Sept. 18. The topics discussed and practiced each week will range from fire safety to active shooter protocol. Allen said, “Some topics will be more sensitive to some individuals.”

Community Partnership Month seeks to build awareness instead of practicing drills

Orion Kim, Rubicon September 27, 2023
See behind the scenes of Community Partnership Month.
CONNECTED. Members of the Black Student Union, James England, LaRon Johnson, Bokii Mullataa, Ike Obi-Walker, hang out after school in Huss.

Affinity groups adjust to the new schedule change

Andrew Lipinsky, RubicOnline September 26, 2023
Affinity group meetings have been moved to x-period and what that means for them.
MY UNCLE. Audrey Senaratna gets emotional while telling the tragic and unjust story of her uncle’s passing. She wanted to remember him happily and allow him to be the main character of his story. “I am lucky to have had an uncle like Eric Rivers,” she said.

First day of speeches bring senior voice to the stage

Thomas Chen, RubicOnline September 24, 2023
The first four speakers of the year took the stage Friday. Check out how it all went down.
QEUES OF CONES: traffic builds up ahead of the intersection of Randolph and Davern.

Challenges arise due to the road closures surrounding Randolph campus

Aarushi Bahadur, RubicOnline September 15, 2023
Students and faculty are adjusting their morning schedule because of the construction on Fairview Avenue and Randolph.
I AM. Freshman Sam Galarneault signs up for the affinity group Latinos Unidos.

Club Fair continues old traditions while nurturing new communities

Thomas Chen, RubicOnline September 12, 2023
Students packed into Lilly Courtyard last Friday for the annual Club Fair. Check out what the new and returning groups had in store for students.
LETS GLOW. The Student Activities Committee has selected glow-in-the-dark as this years homecoming theme, and students are encouraged to dress this way for the homecoming dance. Additionally, SAC created t-shirts that members of the SPA community can buy, which do indeed glow in the dark.

Early peek into homecoming week

Lani Ngonethong, RubicOnline September 12, 2023
With homecoming just two weeks away, the countdown begins for dress-up days, athletic competitions, the school dance and more.
BIENVENIDOS. Upper School Spanish teacher Christine Piñero kicks off the school year with pair discussions in her Advanced Spanish class. Students discussed the stories behind their names using Spanish vocabulary while sitting at a  Harkness table for the first time since pre-COVID times.

[PHOTO STORY] First day photo breakdown

RubicOnline Staff August 25, 2023
Classes started Aug. 24 with a Day 1 schedule. See the day in photos.
SUMMER BREAK. Check back in late August for regular reporting.

Students on summer break until August, regular reporting to continue in fall

Clara McKoy, RubicOnline June 5, 2023
The RubicOnline site will not be regularly updated until school is back in session.
FRONT LAWN FESTIVITIES. With weather allowing, Commencement is held on the front lawn, outside of Old Main. Interim prinicpal Ken Jaffe said that commencement “... recognizes seniors while simultaneously recognizing all the support families and faculty gave seniors in their journey.”

Class of 2023 Commencement maintains both tradition and change

Clara Ann Bagnoli, The Rubicon June 2, 2023
Commencement will take place on June 11 at 4 p.m. on the front lawn.
HELPING HAND. Film & Frolic counselor Andy Allen supervises three students as they film a movie. “[I’m] looking forward to another great three weeks this year,” he said.

From campers to counselors: opportunities arise at summer camps

Johanna Pierach, The Rubicon May 31, 2023
Warm weather and sunshine calls for a classic summer activity: camp.
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