The Rubicon

Student Movie Night invites imagination and creativity

Students sit in the Huss Center auditorium to watch short films. “Even if [Superzeroes] is kind of a mediocre movie, I like being on the radar,” senior Calla Saunders said.

Boraan Abdulkarim, Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2016

The two films submitted for Student Movie Night include "SuperZeroes" directed by senior Calla Saunders and "Blooper Reel" directed by senior Karsten Runquist. Saunders won this year's SPASMA award.

Film Club offers students a break with movie marathon

Detectives and spies are very different, but both are known for employing microscopic gadgets, like this Kodak camera, to get the information they need. Let the film spies and detectives make you gasp and laugh this Saturday at the Film Club movie marathon.

Arts Brief

February 19, 2016

Film Club's spy movie marathon takes place Feb. 20 from 9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. in Bigelow Commons.

‘tis the Season: whether secret, savvy or silly, gift giving makes spirits bright

Sophomore Calla Saunders likes the personal touch of Secret Santa gift exchanges with friends: “I really like it when I’m giving a gift to someone I know well so I can make it personal,” she said.

Gitanjali Raman, Online Managing Editor

December 12, 2015

As the holiday season approaches, St. Paul Academy and Summit School students find different ways to give gifts.

6 Things your locker would tell you

Sophomore Sarah Murad admits to having a messy locker. “Usually I have five sweaters in there, and just loose papers everywhere, and I tend to lose most of my belongings in here, and find them weeks later,” she said.

Boraan Abdulkarim, Chief Visual Editor

January 29, 2015

The woes of being a locker told through SPA students.

Eight things you didn’t know about the SPA dance team

Boraan Abdulkarim, Chief Visual Editor

November 10, 2014

1.  They make up their own moves: The dance team members collaborate with the coach to choreograph and invent moves for their chosen song, all from scratch. They change the dance routine around as their practices progress. “We’re constantly modifying the choreography,” junior captain Calla Sa...

Check out an “A+” playlist for exams

Laura Slade, Director of Social Media

May 30, 2014

Hey Spartans! Still have some studying to do this weekend? Needless to say, exams are stressful for everyone. Some people deal with their stress by taking short breaks or meditating, and some people listen to music. Below is a collection of student recommended songs to make study sessions more relaxing. “Valentine”...

Student filmmakers share their talents

A filmmaking seminar was hosted on Tuesday, Feb. 4  in the lecture room. Students interested in film attended the seminar, including seniors Michael Wilkens and Charlotte Hughes, juniors Halsey Moe and Olivia Fitch, and sophomores Maggie Vlietstra, Calla Saunders, and Maren Findlay, along Upper School English teacher and Film Club adviser Randall Findlay.  Findlay describes the SPA Student Movie Award is “a way of giving extra recognition to students who took the opportunity to make movies. “

John Wilhelm, News Editor

March 27, 2014

Imagine hitting it big -- a film is shown in theaters, posters plastered everywhere, a commercial running in ten minute intervals on TV. Countless makeup artists, actors, and screenwriters have spent years putting together this two-hour sequence of images and at the end of it all, the reward is worldwide...

Mandela’s legacy lives on

South Africans mourn the loss of Nelson Mandela by holding vigil outside his home Johannesburg, South Africa on Dec. 5. “I think that we were remembering his legacy even before he died,” sophomore Calla Saunders said.

Meghan Joyce, Staff Writer

December 18, 2013

Nelson Mandela dedicated his life to ending the racially oppressive system of apartheid in South Africa, where he became a source of inspiration and a moral compass worldwide. According to an article in The New York Times, Mandela was surrounded by family on Dec. 5 when he died peacefully at age 95,...

The Caucasian Chalk Circle comes full circle

Freshman Cole Thompson, junior Halsey Moe (sitting) and senior Charlotte Hughes rehearse a wedding scene from The Caucasion Chalk Circle. “The cast has been absolutely
phenomenal,“ Upper School theater director Eric Severson said.

Meghan Joyce, Staff Writer

November 22, 2013

As rehearsals for The Caucasian Chalk Circle come to a close, some things get hectic, while others fall perfectly into place. Time and again the cast performs the same part of the same act, trying to perfect the action or memorize the line that has been escaping them. They need all the time...

Upper School Council meets with the Discipline Committee for ongoing cell phone policy discussion

Sophomore Calla Saunders holds up Veracross on her phone. The Upper School Council is working on relaxing the current cell policy.

Lucy Li, Online Editor in Chief and Print Managing Editor

November 20, 2013

Cell phones emerge from pockets and lockers when students text their friends, watch funny Youtube videos, or take “selfie” pictures of themselves. But cell phones also appear when students record experiments during physics, make videos for poetry class, or listen to music while studying. The Upper...

Dance team hopes to rejuvenate with new coach and new members

The Upper School Girls Dance team, led by senior captains Jessica Wen and Cynthia Zheng, practices for the season. “We're going to try to build a bigger team this year,” sophomore Calla Saunders said.

Laura Slade, A&E Editor

November 1, 2013

“We want to create an atmosphere that people want to be a part of,” sophomore Calla Saunders said. St. Paul Academy’s Girls Dance team has had a rocky few years due to coaches leaving and the small numbers of dancers. This year has promise to be different. Jessica Maxa will be coaching the team...

Horror rules on Student Film Night

Andy Monserud, Op/Ed Editor

May 7, 2013

While some question movies’ position in the art world, they are definitely a difficult medium to create.  But because it’s such an accessible art form, film is extremely popular among young artists.  To recognize this, St. Paul Academy and Summit School’s Film Club hosts an annual student movie...