The Rubicon

Seniors say goodbye as they look ahead

Lifers at SPA have spent their K-12 learning experience at the LS, MS, and US. This year's senior class has 21 lifers.

Nitya Thakkar, RubicOnline Editor

April 30, 2018

As the Class of 2018 finishes their final week of classes, many seniors reflect on their high school careers, and look ahead to new beginnings.

Science Bowl competes in Regionals, falls short

Seniors Ben Konstan, Iya Abdulkarim(not pictured) and Adnan Askari along with Juniors Isabel Dieperink and Jeffery Huang competed for the SPA 1 team.

Peter Blanchfield, RubicOnline Editor

January 23, 2018

The Science Bowl team participated in the regional competition, but did not make the playoffs.

Science Alliance grows membership through a love of STEM

Science Alliance meets during Thursday X Period in 101.

Jenny Ries, Staff Writer

January 1, 2018

Science Alliance preps for their spring competitions during Thursday clubs time.

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.

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.

Improve testing confidence with high power poses, optimism, meditation

Jonny Addicks O'Toole does a power pose for Online Editor in Chief Diane Huang’s video on power poses.

Diane Huang, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2016

From power poses to meditation, simple changes in posture and mindset can have seriously beneficial side effects.

Jewish students teach at local Hebrew schools, gain experience as madrichims

Gabby Harmoning works as a madrichim in the Childcare Room at her temple on Sundays.  “[My favorite part about my job is] getting to bond with the kids… I think it’s fun,” Harmoning said.

Isabel Saaverda-Weis, Staff Writer

November 24, 2015

Student teachers (madrichims) help at local Hebrew schools and temples.

Freshmen celebrate Shakespeare during Macbeth Fest

Freshman Henry Zietlow emceed the Macbeth Fest which was held during X-Period on Mar. 11.

Nina Zietlow, Feature Editor

March 12, 2015

Freshmen perform scenes from Macbeth during the Macbeth fest.