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An infographic showing the new things outdoor, socially-distanced proms have to offer, while keeping some of the same traditions.

Class of 2022 run into legal obstacles while planning their own prom

Alexandra Cardwell, RubicOnline June 3, 2021
In light of this year’s prom being restricted to just the senior class, a group of juniors got together to plan their own prom outside of school.
Finn is a unique breed of Australian Labradoodle: both hypoallergenic and trained to work with adolescents.

Puppy preparation: Finn comes to campus for finals

News in Brief June 3, 2021
Therapy dog Finn is on campus to provide a little love to students during exams.
Dean of Students Chantal Thornberry made sure to keep the event a surprise for Principal Delgado. It's safe to say that it was a success.

Upper School screams goodbye to Principal Delgado

Elle Chen and Elizabeth Trevathan June 1, 2021
Delgado thought he was being called to a meeting about Commencement, but was met on the lawn by the students and faculty carrying signs, tossing beach balls, and wearing Delgado pins.
The 2020 Commencement moved inside the Huss Auditorium due to bad weather. Their families were situated across campus at various spaces were set up to live stream the ceremony.

Commencement takes on a new look as COVID-19 protocols shift

Elizabeth Trevathan, RubicOnline June 1, 2021
Graduation will happen on June 6 at 4 p.m. on the North Lawn.
All-camp photo taken by Bobak Razavi (seventh-grade team leader and head of camp) in 2019

Summer Programs at SPA take off

Ivy Raya , RubicOnline May 27, 2021

Vito Sauro, the student activities coordinator, is in charge of student summer programs at SPA. Sauro said, “Because Film and Frolic (one of our most popular summer programs) is taking a break for this...

Social distancing for all seating was in place in 2020, but this year it will be by special request. Commencement 2021 will take place on the front lawn (with a rain plan of Huss) on June 6 at 4 p.m.

In person senior events will close out year

News in Brief May 24, 2021
Speakers for Valedictory and Commencement have been announced.
7th-grader Howard Huelster shows off his vaccination bandage.

After-school vaccination drive immunizes students

Mimi Huelster, RubicOnline May 19, 2021

This Tuesday after school, a COVID-19 vaccination drive immunized 123 SPA community members. Sponsored by St. Paul Corner Drug and organized by parents and health care workers alike, the drive offered...

New Dehli and other population dense areas in India are currently hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 cases devastate Indian communities

Eliana Mann, RubicOnline May 14, 2021
New Delhi, the capital of India, is being hit especially hard by the spike in cases due to the city’s problematic oxygen shortage.
As they celebrate Eid, students reflect on Ramadan

As they celebrate Eid, students reflect on Ramadan

Kevin Chen, RubicOnline May 13, 2021
Ramadan, a period of fasting and prayer, ends with Eid al-Fitr or "Festival of breaking the fast."
BREAKING NEWS: Officer election results posted

BREAKING NEWS: Officer election results posted

News in Brief May 11, 2021
Officers for USC, SAC, C3, and STC were announced for the 2021-22 school year. Grade level representative ballots are currently open.
With student elections approaching, options limited

With student elections approaching, options limited

News in Brief May 6, 2021
In a surprising turn, few students have applied to become elected leaders in 21-22.
The system of lock and dams on the Mississippi River were mostly constructed as a part of former President Franklin Roosevelt’ New Deal program. The locks and dams, specifically lock and dam #1 pictured, was built to control flooding and facilitate transportation of goods. The structures completely changed how the Mississippi River flows. Biden’s plans will also completely change how the environment looks, but the exact results are unknown.

[SUSTAINABILTY & ETHICS] Administration sets ambitious environmental goals. Will they succeed?

Elizabeth Trevathan, Director of RubicOnline May 4, 2021
Biden/Harris made it clear from day one of their campaign that climate change would be at the top of their list for issues to change in America.
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