The Rubicon

Student volunteers take on Bike Classic

Seniors Carrie JaeGer, Alexis Irish, and Maddie Flom-Staab cheered on bicyclists participating in the St. Paul Classic Bike Tour at the corner of Mississippi River Boulevard and Randolph Avenue on Sept. 7. “It’s a beautiful day! I enjoy the pink-I appreciate your style!” Flom-Staab yelled in encouragement.

Eva Perez-Greene, Editor in Chief

October 6, 2014

What drew approximately 6,000 people out of bed and onto 35 miles of St. Paul streets between the cool morning hours of 7 and 9 a.m.? The St. Paul Classic Bike Tour, which fell on a sunny September 7 this year, did for the twentieth year in a row. The Classic, produced by the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota,...

Stitching and embroidering provide useful, enjoyable hobbies

Left: Some of junior Blaire Bemel’s creations include pillows and pencil cases. Right: Bemel poses with her sewing machine ‘Elna.’ “It’s a really good feeling when someone asks you where you got something and you can actually say you made it,” she said.

Noor Qureishy, Student Life Editor

October 3, 2014

While some of us have distinctive pastimes like duct tape art, rock collecting, or juggling, juniors Blaire Bemel and Ingrid Topp-Johnson have a hobby that is both quirky and useful at once. They sew. From sewing skirts and pencil pouches to embroidering and embellishing their own clothing, Bemel and...

Sophomores, upperclassmen discover ups and downs to driving

Upper school students walk towards their cars after school. “Most people, a good third [of our class], started taking [Driver’s Ed] classes freshman year. There were a couple stragglers that took it sophomore year,” senior Sarah Coleman said.

Laura Slade, A&E Editor

November 27, 2013

“I’ve seen trucks tipped over, cars spin out, but nothing has ever happened to me on the way to school,” senior Michael Wilkens said. Wilkens, among many other St. Paul Academy and Summit School students, drives himself and his siblings to school. While there are many enjoyable aspects of having...