The Rubicon

Liminal SPAces: Diving into spooky spots

A photo of the

Melissa Nie, RubicOnline Editor

March 14, 2019

Melissa Nie explores spaces that give off strange vibes around the school.

Retirement reception honors Boulger, Nash, Polk and Scott

Retiring teachers Mickey Scott, Lucy Polk and Bill Boulger listen to the student performance.

Nitya Thakkar, RubicOnline Editor

May 24, 2018

Students, faculty and alumni celebrated Bill Boulger, Mickey Scott, Marty Nash and Lucy Polk at their retirement celebration on May 24.

Boulger leaves behind a golden age of the math department

Boulger leaves behind a golden age of the math department

Peter Blanchfield and Noah Raaum

May 24, 2018

US Math teacher Bill Boulger leaves SPA after nearly 50 years of teaching and advising his peers and students.

Students prepare to take AMC 12 math exam

The AMC 12 standardized math test will be administered on the morning of February 7th.

Kelby Wittenberg, Chief Visual Editor

January 25, 2018

The AMC 12 test covers a wide variety of topics and is used to determine the nation's top high school mathematicians.

It all adds up: Calculating how Math Team succeeds

The math team includes students grades 9 through 12. “The students on the math team extend that knowledge by doing practice problems directly related to the competitions, but the groundwork is laid in the classroom,” US math teacher Bill Boulger said.

Helen Bartlett, Staff Writer

January 4, 2018

With two meets completed in the season so far, Math Team ranks first in its division.

Math teachers McVeety and Boulger engage in a book club together

Upper School math teachers Jim McVeety (left) and Bill Boulger (right) have been in a book club together for a number of years

Lucas Johnson, Sports Editor

March 21, 2016

Familiar faces in the math area actually read together in a book club outside of school.

Math Team starts off season successfully with win against Blake

Math Team defeated Blake on Nov. 2 at their first competition of the season. Senior co-captain Max Chen hopes to successfully lead the team in future competitions.

Stephanie Li, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 12, 2015

Math Team starts off the season successfully on Nov. 2 with a win against Blake.

Juniors anticipate redesigned PSAT

The redesigned PSAT/NMSQT is now notably longer and scored on a 1600 scale rather than a 240 scale (and for the SAT, 1600 instead of 2400), and both the SAT and PSAT now have two instead of three sections.

Diane Huang, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2015

The redesigned PSAT/NMSQT will be administered on Oct. 14 for the class of 2017 at 8 A.M.

Looking Back: Upper School math teacher Bill Boulger recalls his rebellious teen days

Looking Back: Upper School math teacher Bill Boulger recalls his rebellious teen days

Diane Huang, Staff Writer

March 7, 2014

A quiet Upper School math teacher now, Bill Boulger once attended DeLaSalle High School. "We were going to do anything we could to disturb the tranquility of the school," he said.

In the aftermath of a strong season, Math Team rebuilds

Thomas Toghramadjian, Opinions Editor

November 20, 2013

At the last spring recognition assembly, the math team walked down from the bleachers to hoist their trophy for first place in Tier 2 of the Minnesota High School Mathematics League. The team has changed since then, but its mission and dedication haven’t. “Every single one of the seniors on the tea...