The Rubicon

Sanders and Rubio win Minnesota Caucus on Super Tuesday

Tellers count the votes at a DFL precinct caucus in Minneapolis.

Emily Thissen and Mari Knudson

March 2, 2016

St. Paul Academy juniors and seniors who will be 18 by Nov. 8, 2016 had the opportunity to caucus on Mar. 1.

New Speaker Series spotlights professional application of academics

Senior Co-President of USC Cait Gibbons, and sophmore USC members Breandan Gibbons and Numi Katz discuss the new speaker series. “We hope to give students an idea of what their lives could be like outside of SPA through education on social issues, career paths, and other topics that extend beyond the classroom,” Gibbons said.

Lucas Johnson and Boraan Abdulkarim

January 4, 2016

This year's theme: Empowering Individuals to Better the Greater Community.

Girls Swim and Dive Team warms up to ambitious new coach

SPARKS SWIM AND DIVE take position on the starting block before entering the pool for a race. “There are nine teams in our division and we normally place 4th, but this year I think we can place 3rd,” senior Maya Smith said.

Marlee Baron, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 5, 2015

The new coach, Katy Vandam, has previously coached the SPA/HP Trojans, the boys swim team.

Harper Lee returns with new novel Go Set A Watchman

Harper Lee’s new novel, Go Set a Watchman, is the sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird, which sophomore Cait Gibbons described as a

Sophie Jaro, Staff Writer

March 31, 2015

The long awaited sequel to iconic story is met with excited anticipation and controversy.

Students disappointed with We Day event

The We Day event held on Nov. 11 at the Xcel Energy Center. “I was disappointed with We Day; it was more about asking for money, self advertisement and self promotion than inspiring change,” junior Cait Gibbons said.

Nina Zietlow, Feature Editor

December 5, 2014

For the second year in a row a group of students from St. Paul Academy and Summit School traveled to the Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul to participate in We Day. The event on Nov. 11 celebrated community service. The day was filled with a lineup of inspirational speakers and celebrities who came together to get teens excited about doing service and helping their communities...The event hosted celebrity speakers including Magic Johnson and Martin Sheen but despite the big names, students were generally unimpressed with the event.

Five things you didn’t know about the girls swim team

Swimmers, sophomore Kathryn Schmechel, junior Cait Gibbons, and captain, senior Katiana Taubenberger strike a pose. “When in doubt, whoo it out,” Taubenberger said.

Diane Huang, Chief Online Visual Editor

October 2, 2014

1. They have the perfect recipe for team spirit—just add water. “When in doubt, whoo it out,” captain Katiana Taubenberger said. The swim team follows this advice faithfully. “[When we cheer] we’re in the water,” Taubenberger said. The team has a plethora of cheers, one of them, raucous...

Dress code revision conversations resume

Upper School Council discusses dress code revisions at their meeting during Tutorial on May 16.  “We are tentatively taking out offensive language and subjective rules,”  former USC Secretary Cait Gibbons said.

Emily Thissen, Sports Editor

May 28, 2014

Dress code is a commonly debated subject amongst high school students. At St. Paul Academy and Summit School, it is no different. From someone being asked to change, to confusion about what the actual dress code means, there is always chatter about these policies in particular. During the recent Upper...

Dress code policy revision impacts girls more

Although Dean of Students Judy Cummins said that the new dress code policy is designed to address “How we present ourselves to go to school,” many girls believe that students will challenge the policy.  “The rule should have been enforced before now if people are going to take it seriously,” junior Mattie Daub said.

Laura Slade, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 27, 2013

Changes to the Upper School Handbook have left female students struggling to adapt their outfits to new dress code regulations. Sophomore Cait Gibbons is more concerned with how she will be able to express herself as the dress code gets stricter. “These rules are making people dress more similar,”...