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Debate teams dominate National Qualifiers

National Qualifiers pose with their plaques and their coach at the Dec. 9 tournament.

News in Brief

December 11, 2017

Three debate teams qualified for nationals at the Dec. 9 tournament.

Students prepare for Debate National Qualifiers

On Dec. 9, twelve SPA students will go to Debate National Qualifiers.

Jenny Ries, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017

On Dec. 9, SPA students will go to Debate National Qualifiers.

Her Space celebrates body positivity

Students wrote on post-its sharing one thing they like about their body to promote Body Positivity Day.

Elaina Parsons, Staff Writer

December 3, 2017

Students wrote on post-its sharing one thing they like about their body to promote Body Positivity Day.

Two-peat: Askari-Wheaton win state debate (again)

Junior Adnan Askari and senior Sarah Wheaton hold the 2017 State Debate trophy, their second, in the MSHSL competition. knowing that we could still be good enough to meet [that expectation] feels good,

Diane Huang, Director of RubicOnline

February 3, 2017

It's been 30 years since a team has won state debate two years in a row but that didn't stop this dynamic duo from breaking that streak.

Studying for finals? For some, that means video editing

Senior Tommy Dicke works the iPhone video as Ian Scott, Tabeer Naqvi, and Peter Michel ready for a scene (that Ned Laird-Raylor will rush into).  “We’re doing one of the more traditional [horror films]: fear of death, fear of being trapped in the face of something that you can’t beat. [They’re] fairly stereotypical horror movie tropes but they’re pretty fun,” Scott said.

Stephanie Li, The Rubicon Editor

December 11, 2016

Instead of an exam, the test for Literature of Monstrosity students will be whether they can produce, direct, act, and edit.

Debaters prep for home tournament for national qualification

Juniors Ben Konstan, Numi Katz and Adnan Askari, along with senior Sarah Wheaton practice cross fire before the National Qualifiers on Dec. 10.

Sophie Jaro, The Rubicon Chief Visual Editor

December 9, 2016

Debaters from SPA aim to qualify for the national tournament in Birmingham, Alabama after competing in their home tournament.

Science Alliance club competes in Science Bowl, qualifies for State in Science Olympiad

Members of the Science Alliance club competed at the Science Olympiad competition on Feb 6. From left to right: Larry Chen (10), Adnan Askari (10), Ben Mellin (10), Ben Konstan (10), Navodhya Samarakoon (12), Liza Bukingolts (12), Maya Smith (12), Gitanjali Raman (12), Daniel Ellis (10), and Tessa Rauch (12).

Iya Abdulkarim, Feature Editor

February 14, 2016

St. Paul Academy and Summit School's Science Alliance student club took part in the Science Bowl competition on Jan 23, and advances to State in Science Olympiad.

Debate takes first and second place in section tournament

Debate team competitors pose for a photo after awards.  Pictured are seniors Liza Bukingolts, Navodhya Samarakoon and Maya Smith, sophomore Adnan Askari, and juniors Sarah Wheaton, Shefali Bijwadia and Raffi Toghramadjian.

News in Brief

January 11, 2016

This is the 15th consecutive year the debate team has qualified for the state tournament.

School supplies provide platform for expression

SENIOR CHRISTINE LAM poses with her textbook. “It’s really interesting, because I can sometimes read the articles… the section I pulled out was about fashion, which is interesting to me.” Lam said.

Meghan Joyce, Chief Visual Editor

January 2, 2016

Second semester begins Jan. 5. Now might be a great time to personalize some new school supplies.

Pumpkin Spice: Fad or Rad?

Some students hate pumpkin spice while others love it.

Marlee Baron, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 27, 2015

Pumpkin spice lattes are very popular during the fall, but why only during the fall? Do people actually like them, or are they just a fad?

Fall brings beautiful colors

Fall brings beautiful colors

Boraan Abulkarim, Chief Visual Editor

October 24, 2014

St. Paul Academy and Summit School students sent The Rubicon their best snapshots of the beautiful fall leaves around St. Paul. As the air gets crisper, more and more students are making their way into school shuffling through a spectrum of leaves that have fallen from trees. This time of year is, in...