The Rubicon

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...

Girls Varsity Softball swings for the fences, merges with Nova

Senior co-captain Alex Miller pitches during the Varsity Softball home game against Highland Park. The team lost 16-18.

Meghan Joyce, Staff Writer

May 3, 2014

As they continue to rebuild, the softball team at St. Paul Academy and Summit School has been looking for recruits, hoping to find some fresh talent somewhere. Newly united with the small but spirited team from Nova Classical Academy, they thought that they would be set. Five players from Nova joined...

Students need to step up to the plate for volunteer service

Considering all of the time SPA students spend on their own interests and advancement, it is only reasonable that they devote some time to helping others as well.

Noor Qureishy, Staff Writer

March 19, 2014

All around the world, there are people who need resources, education, funds, even a safe place to live. Although students at St. Paul Academy and Summit School can’t help everyone in need, Service Day, organized by Community Action and Service (CAS), aimed to improve the local community. The day dedicated...

Community Action continues Meals on Wheels tradition

Senior president Alex Miller and senior treasurer Aria Bryan plan service opportunities for the months of November and December. “We have weekends set up for the whole year for people serving people,” Miller said.

Katrina Hilton and Nina Zietlow

November 29, 2013

The Community Action student group has been planning service events for the rest of the semester. For the last few years, the group has volunteered for Meals on Wheels at Cretin-Derham Hall High School on Thanksgiving morning. ‘’Most of us will be packing Thanksgiving meals for people who don't...

Seniors carry on a smashing tradition

Senior Aria Bryan helps her kindergarten partner carve into his pumpkin.

Lucy Li, Online Editor in Chief and Print Managing Editor

November 18, 2013

Pumpkin seeds fly into the air as kindergartners attempt to scoop out the insides of their pumpkins with their senior partners. Around 50 seniors on Oct. 28 drove to the Lower School to help out with the annual kindergarten pumpkin carving tradition, which has been in place for roughly 15 years. Senior...

Playing for a cure

The volleyball team huddles before the Dig Pink game on Oct. 8 against Providence Academy. “We played really well. I think we played together as a team,” senior  defensive specialist Alex Miller said. This was the volleyball program’s second annual Dig Pink night.

Gita Raman and Hannah Johnson, Feature Editor and Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2013

The navy and gold that usually adorns St. Paul Academy and Summit School’s Briggs Gymnasium was overruled by a color with a cause on Oct. 8. Banners, balloons and ribbons in many shades of pink paraded the walls and bleachers. Fans poured into the gym wearing their pink-hued outfits. “We had so...

Community Action prepares to attend We Day Minnesota

Singers Nelly Furtado and K’naan perform at We Day Toronto in 2012, one of the many events around the world.

Clare Tipler, Staff Writer

October 7, 2013

Community Action student group members will be among the first to attend We Day Minnesota. Twenty eight St. Paul Academy and Summit School Upper School students are attending this event hoping to learn, inspire, and motivate to make a change. We Day includes entertainers, speakers, and educators who...

Service Learning plans for Service Day to encourage school-wide volunteering

Service Learning presidents seniors Anna Carlson and Alex Miller, along with member senior Claire Foussard, will work to plan Service Day this year. “We're trying to get a variety of options including playing with kids, spending time in a nursing home, serving meals to the homeless, and preparing meals for a children's hospital,” Carlson said.

Katrina Hilton, Sports Editor

September 16, 2013

This year, Service Learning found a new way to encourage student participation in community service by organizing a school-wide “Service Day” in March. The group hopes to organize a large selection of volunteer options so students can decide where they want to volunteer. Senior Anna Carlson, one...

Community Action joins We Day volunteering program

Community Action joins We Day volunteering program

Dhara Singh, InDepth Editor

May 21, 2013

As the year is coming to an end and plans begin to form for the next year, the student group Community Action is working to see what they can do to make the biggest difference in the community. “We want to make service in this school seem like more of a positive and rewarding experience, not just a...