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Senior Anna Biggs wins national Cum Laude Society Paper competition

Senior Anna BIggs leads into her essay about Fibonacci's sequence by describing the

Amodhya Samarakoon, Chief Design Manager

May 5, 2016

"The Fibonacci Sequence: math but still art. The pattern of life. Both a puzzle and an explanation."

Student acapella group ‘Spartan Beats’ plans to perform

Spartan Beats presidents Anna Biggs and Nissa Rolf hold a group meeting on Jan. 15.

Clare Tipler, Sports Editor

January 19, 2016

Student acapella group aims to be more focused, perform more.

Hansel and Gretel offers candy for your ears and eyes

Junior Claire Walsh (first butterfly on the left) performs in The Magic Flute last spring.

November 1, 2014

Many students sing, dance and perform on stage for school plays, but members of the community who wish to go even further pursue the performing arts outside of school as well. It takes a lot of time, commitment, and practice as well as passion and motivation. Starting Nov. 1, Hansel and Gretel, based on the children’s tale, will be coming to the Or...

And the Oscar for Best Picture goes to…

Patrick Commers, Staff Writer

February 28, 2014

Film critics rejoice, be ready to give your best insight on as many movies as you can. That’s right everyone, it is awards season. One of the biggest events of the awards season is The Academy Awards and what is thought to be the biggest category of them all, the prestigious best picture category....

The Caucasian Chalk Circle comes full circle

Freshman Cole Thompson, junior Halsey Moe (sitting) and senior Charlotte Hughes rehearse a wedding scene from The Caucasion Chalk Circle. “The cast has been absolutely
phenomenal,“ Upper School theater director Eric Severson said.

Meghan Joyce, Staff Writer

November 22, 2013

As rehearsals for The Caucasian Chalk Circle come to a close, some things get hectic, while others fall perfectly into place. Time and again the cast performs the same part of the same act, trying to perfect the action or memorize the line that has been escaping them. They need all the time...

Designated spaces create division among students

Members of the Class of 2015 line the junior benches on the first floor.  “If I need to find a junior or sophomore, I have a good chance of finding them [at the benches],” Upper School history teacher Mollie Ward said.

Catherine Braman, Sports Editor

October 24, 2013

A freshman makes his way through the hallways, looking for a place to do his work. He approaches a long bench outside the upper level of the library. Wanting to check over his math homework, he is told that only sophomores can sit there. He strolls down the stairs and sees another long bench outside...

Cast of fall play continue rehearsing for The Caucasian Chalk Circle

From left to right, freshman Henry Ziemer, senior Emily Ross, sophomore Anna Biggs, sophomore Maggie Vlietstra and Upper School theater director Eric Severson work on blocking for the fall play. “The play requires a very large cast… Some actors are cast in multiple roles,” Severson said.

Thomas Toghramadjian, Opinions Editor

October 23, 2013

“The biggest part is not to get too nervous,” senior Charlotte Hughes said of auditioning for an Upper School production. “The director wants you to be "the one" that can do the part perfectly, and so do you!” Hughes followed her own advice during the audition for the fall play, The Caucasian Cha...

Gallery: A zoo of animal prints permeates students’ outfits

Freshman Mackenzie Kuller shows off her shirt with bird patterns.

Boraan Abdulkarim, Cover Story Editor

September 24, 2013

An emerging trend within the St. Paul Academy and Summit School community is animal print, and that doesn’t refer to a pattern mimicking the coat of an animal’s fur. This latest trend is exemplified by shorts with elephants, shirts with chickens, cardigans with bunnies, and dresses with horses.

Horror rules on Student Film Night

Andy Monserud, Op/Ed Editor

May 7, 2013

While some question movies’ position in the art world, they are definitely a difficult medium to create.  But because it’s such an accessible art form, film is extremely popular among young artists.  To recognize this, St. Paul Academy and Summit School’s Film Club hosts an annual student movie...