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Wearing the C: Varsity captains share stories of leadership

Wearing the C: Varsity captains share stories of leadership

Javier Whitaker-Castaneda, Cover Story Editor

June 4, 2014

Besides having baseballs, basketballs, hockey pucks, and other sports equipment thrown in their direction, sports captains have the responsibility of supporting and leading their teams throughout the season. A captain’s role is central to the team and is necessary to get the team energized, keep this...

Seniors bring knowledge and athleticism to college

Senior Alev Baysoy plans to attend Princeton University in the fall where she will play hockey. 
My goal for next year is to excel on the ice by always giving 100%,

Clare Tipler, News Editor

June 4, 2014

Athletics may seem like the last priority for St. Paul Academy and Summit School seniors during these busy last weeks of school, but for many students, athletics are an important part of the college process. Whether it’s playing a division one, two, or three sport, athletics are a great way to stay...

Xcelling to the top

The United Hockey team, with sophomore goalie Catherine Johnson at the front, lines up to head into the semifinals of the Feb. 21 state tournament.

Emily Thissen, Staff Writer

March 14, 2014

In any sport, players dream of making it to state. For the United Girls Varsity Hockey team, this dream became a reality. For the first time in the history of St. Paul United hockey, the team went to the state tournament. They not only went to state, but they finished in fourth place. After a great...

Students respond to cell phone policy

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.

Lucy Li, Online Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor

February 27, 2014

A quick glance of the senior lounge, library, or benches reveals phones in hands and on chairs, their dark or lighted up screens out in the open. Students may now use their phones during free periods as long as it does not disturb others, according to the new cell phone policy. The Upper School Council also introduced new consequences for breaking the rules. Th...

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

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

The Convent of the Visitation School and St. Paul Academy and Summit School girls hockey team played against Academy of Holy Angels and Richfield High School on Dec. 3. In the video, senior forward and captain Alev Baysoy attempts a goal. SPA/Visitation won 5-0. To view a gallery of the game, check...

Winter Sports Preview: Girl’s Hockey unites in preparation for season

Freshman Lauren Boettcher and senior captain Alev Baysoy have high expectations for the season, “I think everyone agrees that we have to go to state this year,

John Wilhelm and Thomas Toghramadjian

November 27, 2013

After making it to the section semi-final last year, the United Hockey Team, a cooperative between St. Paul Academy and Summit School and Visitation Academy girls teams, is well-positioned for another successful season. “The varsity team will be cut a little bit shorter this year in terms of players...

New head coach brings excitement to United Hockey

New Girls Hockey Coach David Cole started in youth sports and worked his way up to the National Hockey League before heading United
Hockey this winter. “I think that the team will love him and the assistant coaches because they are great people who really know how to
interact with their players,” senior girls hockey captain Alev Baysoy said.

Mari Knudson, Staff Writer

October 28, 2013

They waited. And waited. And now, finally, they have a coach. Finding a hockey coach is an important job, and the girls of United Hockey waited patiently. The St. Paul Academy and Summit School/Visitation co-op took their time replacing the head girls hockey coach Carrie Holldorf, who resigned at the...