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The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

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Lucy Li

Lucy Li, Online Editor in Chief and Print Managing Editor

Lucy is a senior at St. Paul Academy and Summit School. Previously Cover Story Editor last year and SciTech Editor the year before, she is now Online Editor in Chief and Print Managing Editor. She enjoys drawing, reading, and pretending to know how to cook. The moment she graduates from high school, she'll go on a trip around the world.

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Hughes plays around during a break in filming on the set of The Jingle Dress.

Hughes works as production assistant on The Jingle Dress

Lucy Li, Online Editor in Chief and Managing Editor
May 6, 2014
Junior Isabelle LaBlanc poses with actor Chaske Spencer from the Twilight film, who plays the lead in The Jingle Dress.  Being with the cast makes it all worthwhile; its so much fun to be with people that are just as passionate about the craft as you are, LeBlanc said.

LeBlanc acts in film The Jingle Dress

Lucy Li, Online Editor in Chief and Managing Editor
May 6, 2014
Senior Cynthia Zheng takes Chinese classes through PSEO.  When making the decision, she had to take into consideration the academic balance of her programs,  but also timing and budget for things like driving and paying for parking. “I have to leave right after school every day so I have no time to meet with teachers and no time to meet with other people when I’m in a group project,” she said. “That’s been really difficult.”

Post-Secondary Education Options take students off campus

Lucy Li, Managing Editor/Online Editor in Chief
March 17, 2014
Students traveled to a variety of locations for Service Day on Mar. 7.

Students spread out to see movies and support others on Service Day

Lucy Li, Online Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor
March 14, 2014
Senior Charlie Rosenblum helps his second grade friend make a name tag.

Volunteering at Community School of Excellence connects kids, old and young

Lucy Li, Online Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor
March 12, 2014
Junior Asad Masood shares his top 5 games

Junior Asad Masood shares his top 5 games

Lucy Li, Managing Editor/Online Editor in Chief
March 5, 2014
Sophomore Cullen McCabe plays Tetris in the gym foyer. “It’s pretty simple, there’s not a lot of keys that you have to hit,” McCabe said. “The more you play it, the faster you can go… You always want to get a higher score.” The game was originally released in 1984 and is often highly ranked on lists of best games.

Tetris craze reemerges

Lucy Li, Managing Editor/Online Editor in Chief
March 5, 2014
Senior Helen Derechin quietly uses her phone during a free period. “I like that it gives us access to communication with other people, especially if we need to contact our parents for some reason or to arrange after school plans,” she said.

Students respond to cell phone policy

Lucy Li, Online Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor
February 27, 2014
Sophomore Joel Tibbetts holds his completed Rubik’s Cube. Tibbetts saw Rubik’s cube gain popularity around the later years of Middle School. “They’re fun to do over and over because you get a different challenge every time,“ Tibbetts said.

Rubik’s Cubes provide puzzlement

Lucy Li, Managing Editor/Online Editor in Chief
February 20, 2014
Junior Asad Masood shares his top 5 games

Junior Asad Masood shares his top 5 games

Lucy Li, Managing Editor/Online Editor in Chief
February 18, 2014

Video: Sophomore Joel Tibbetts solves a Rubik’s Cube in a minute

Lucy Li, Online Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor
January 30, 2014
Lauren Woessner (left) purchases tickets from Student Activities Committee senior members (from middle to bottom right) Cal Nicholson,  Noah Parker, and Jonte Claiborne. “[The dance] gave me a chance to talk to people I normally don’t talk to, freshman Sonia Sukumar said.

Students take a stroll in a Winter Wonderland at new dance

Lucy Li, Online Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor
January 14, 2014
The math area sits, devoid of tutors or students seeking assistance, during a Thursday tutorial
period. This illustrates two problems with the current situation: lack of participation by tutors, and lack of demand for their services.

Tutoring program needs amendment

Lucy Li, Online Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor
December 23, 2013

Video: Girls Varsity Hockey faces Academy of Holy Angels and Richfield High School

Lucy Li, Online Editor in Chief and Print Managing Editor
December 4, 2013
Senior Nick Cohen poses for his senior brunch photo. “Generally it’s a time to come together with the parents, for whom senior year has a lot of emotional pulls,” Upper School Dean of Students Judy Cummins said.

Seniors and parents prepare for brunch

Lucy Li, Managing Editor/Online Editor in Chief
November 24, 2013
Senior Aria Bryan helps her kindergarten partner carve into his pumpkin. The children come home and talk about it. It’s a big deal; [seniors] are like stars to them,” Upper School Dean of Students Judy Cummins said.

Seniors carry on a smashing tradition

Lucy Li, Online Editor in Chief and Print Managing Editor
November 18, 2013
Seniors and kindergartners listen for directions before beginning. This years pumpkins were slightly larger than previous years.

Gallery: Seniors participate in pumpkin carving tradition at Lower School

Lucy Li, Online Editor in Chief and Print Managing Editor
November 4, 2013
An instructor at Vertical Endeavors in St. Paul, the indoor rock climbing facility where freshman John Connelly practices, speaks to a group of children about youth programs. “What people don’t always realize is there’s a lot of strategy around [rock climbing],” Connelly said.

Students prepare for upcoming rock climbing competition season

Lucy Li, Online Editor in Chief and Print Managing Editor
October 30, 2013
August Blues performs a song at the Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival which took place on Sept. 28-29. “You have to keep the crowd engaged and happy,“ senior Dylan White, the band’s drummer, said. The band’s second album, Crossing the Blue, was released om Sept. 27.

August Blues makes the most of their time together

Lucy Li, Managing Editor/Online Editor in Chief
October 28, 2013
From left to right, Student Activities Committee seniors  Cal Nicholson,  Noah Parker, Mick Sullivan, Claire Foussard, Jonte Claiborne, and Chloe White sit as co-presidents Sullivan and Foussard discuss upcoming plans.

Student Activities Committee starts early preparation for Winter Formal

Lucy Li, Online Editor in Chief and Print Managing Editor
October 24, 2013
Junior running back Louie Bogolub races past a Providence Academy player.

Gallery: Boys Varsity Football faces Providence Academy in final home game

Lucy Li, Online Editor in Chief and Print Managing Editor
October 12, 2013

August Blues performs at Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival

Lucy Li, Online Editor in Chief and Print Managing Editor
October 3, 2013
 Senior Nate Truman sits  in Alquézar, a municipality inside of  the Sierra de Guara National Park.  Alquézar is built on a limestone out crop and west of the Rio Vero. “There is maturity, open mindedness, [and] a wider perspective that I have now that I didn’t have when I left the U.S,” Truman said.

Coming back home

Lucy Li, Online Editor in Chief and Print Managing Editor
September 30, 2013
Spanish exchange students pose for a group photo. “My favorite things that I have done [in Minnesota] are shopping in Albertville and Mall of America and staying with Neerja’s family, Spanish exchange student Cristina Montero said.

[Photo] Spanish exchange students depart

Gita Raman, Feature Editor
September 30, 2013
Senior Harrisen Egly and junior Julia Hansen dressed like each other on Sept. 26.

Gallery: Photos of the Week

Lucy Li, Online Editor in Chief and Print Managing Editor
September 25, 2013
Senior Claire Foussard and sophomore Maya Smith  play flutes in a winds sectional class. “I don’t really like how we have to do more stuff during tutorial, but I don’t think it’s that bad,”  senior Alex Miller said.

Students adjust to new schedule

Lucy Li, Online Editor in Chief and Print Managing Editor
September 27, 2013
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