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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...

Students anticipate National Language Exams

Spanish V classes prepare for the Language Exam.  From Left:  Karsten Runquist, Kent Hanson, US Spanish teacher Rafaela Salido, Lukas Kelsey-Friedman, Katie Ademite, Mary Naas, and Laura Viksnins review vocabulary.  “On the curve, we are really there with every other school,” Salido said.

Katrina Hilton, Sports Editor

March 18, 2014

Most who would choose to take a difficult test that does not count towards anything would be deemed out of their minds, and yet language students across the country opt to take the strenuous National Language Exams. St. Paul Academy and Summit School Upper School language students participate in this...

German exchange student senior Lotta Bublitz returns for brief visit

Lotta Bublitz, who had studied at St. Paul Academy and Summit School during her junior year, steps out to meet friends at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport upon her arrival.

Hannah Johnson, Editor in Chief

March 11, 2014

This week in the hallways, don’t be alarmed when you hear a heavy German accent among the typical Minnesotan ones. Lotta Bublitz, who studied at St. Paul Academy and Summit School last year as an exchange student, is returning to the school the week of Mar. 10, much to the excitement of her former ...

Upcoming Grammy Awards will feature new and veteran artists

Senior Anna Matenaer looks up songs on her phone. “I think that Imagine Dragons should win Record of the Year [at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards],” she said

Hannah Johnson, Editor in Chief

January 9, 2014

Even though the Grammy Awards is over a month away, buzz about the nominees and potential winners is floating around the hallways of St. Paul Academy and Summit School. The nominees for big awards such as Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Record of the Year were announced at th...

Seniors and parents prepare for brunch

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.

Lucy Li, Managing Editor/Online Editor in Chief

November 24, 2013

Dark blue invitation cards arrived at the homes of seniors in late October, a new design inviting them to an old tradition of St. Paul Academy and Summit School: Senior Brunch. “The Senior Brunch is a kickoff to your senior year and it’s to celebrate all your accomplishments,” parent of senior...

Anna Matenaer makes a splash in synchronized swimming

St. Paul Academy and Summit School junior Anna Matenaer performs in a trio at a recent synchronized swimming meet.

Hannah Johnson, Editor-in-Chief

May 31, 2013

With a deep breath, St. Paul Academy and Summit School junior Anna Matenaer dived into the blue water. Slowly, her legs rose above the pool’s surface, pointing towards the high ceiling. Matenaer and her two other teammates swam across the whole pool, kicking, turning and spinning to the beat of Mac...