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The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

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[SPARTANS MICD UP] Girls basketball practice with captain Madelyn Moser

[SPARTANS MIC’D UP] Girls basketball practice with captain Madelyn Moser

Rita Li, Creative Design Manager November 23, 2023
Moser leads her team with a competitive spirit as they improve their skills at practice.
AMPLIFYING VOICES. Listen Up Youth Radio is committed to bringing radio to the Twin Cites by the hands of the local youth. Freshman January Cook works as a production editor there, helping to train people and make decisions for the radio and website. (Submitted Photo: January Cook)

Cook invites students to work for Listen Up Youth Radio

Zadie Martin, RubicOnline November 16, 2023
Listen Up Youth Radio is looking for volunteers, interns, and paid workers to help with their radio station and website.
WHERE DOES THIS GO. After using a tissue to clean up some spilt water, sophomore Carys Hsiung wonders which bin to to throw it in before dropping it into the one that says landfill.

USC takes first steps in recently passed sustainability proposal

Lani Ngonethong, RubicOnline November 13, 2023
The sustainability proposal includes 12 sections aiming to change the schools environmantal impact and defines how SPA can be more sustainable.
The science of gratitude

The science of gratitude

Eliana Mann, RubicOnline November 13, 2023
Learn about how gratitude can affect one's mood and the science behind it.
THE TIME IS NOW. SPA must create a climate policy that dramatically reduces emissions to meet the urgency of this moment and be an example to students, families, and peer institutions.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] SPA must make climate action a priority

RubicOnline Staff November 13, 2023
Institutional climate action becomes more necessary every day, yet SPA makes no commitment to curb school carbon emissions on its website.
Crumbl Cookies, a great spot to try some unique types of cookies.

[FOOD REVIEW] Crumbl Cookies offer more than enough to share

Rita Li, Creative Design Manager November 10, 2023

KNOW THAT TUNE. Music helps us retrieve old memories and create new ones. Memory is not the only brain function affected by sound, many other mental processes are affected by hearing or playing music.

Music? It’s all in the brain

Siri Pattison, RubicOnline November 8, 2023
Music can activate all regions of the brain, aiding memory and shaping mental function.
BFFS. Friends juniors Serene Kalugdan and Deling Cheng stroll in the lily courtyard.

The power of friendship

Thomas Chen, RubicOnline November 8, 2023
Juniors Serene Kalugdan and Deling Chen's friendship enhances their daily lives.
CELEBRATION. The entire team storms down the field celebrating Ethan Peltiers winning goal.

Boys soccer advances to state finals in an electrifying match against Holy Family

Thomas Chen, RubicOnline November 3, 2023
Going into overtime, the game ended in dramatic fashion. They will take on Pine Island tonight for the final, at 5:00 p.m.
LOCKED IN. German teacher Rachel Ruddick talks to her German II students in her class of 6 on Wednesday.

Small class sizes create unique learning opportunities for German students

Nora McKoy, RubicOnline November 1, 2023
German classes utilize collaboration and hands-on activities.
NO GIRLS INVOLVED. The relative lack of female-identifying students in STEM extracurriculars can make them feel like boys’ clubs. It’s not that girls aren’t interested in these activities; instead, they might not be included to the same degree when they want to participate, or they might be afraid to be the only one.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Girls in STEM deserve our support

The Rubicon Staff October 31, 2023
While teachers can encourage and educate, students need to take action: invite each other to participate in teams, make space for female-identifying leadership and voice.
DEIB. Ali Michael, Co-Director of the Race Institute for K-12 educators, focuses much of her work on making racially equitable spaces an accessible goal in the classroom.

Ali Michael encourages race-based discussion

Johanna Pierach, The Rubicon October 29, 2023
Ali Michael spoke to the upper school community about the origins and misconceptions of race, and the importance of talking about it.
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