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Opinion Board repurposed as Thank You Board for final weeks

Junior Milo Wittenberg pins his thank you note on the Thank You Board. “I think it’s important to have a forum in which to express one’s gratitude because that so often goes unacknowledged in this community,” Wittenberg said.

Netta Kaplan, Staff Writer

May 25, 2015

The board serves as a vessel to show public gratitude during the final weeks of school before heading off on summer break.

Hansel and Gretel offers candy for your ears and eyes

Junior Claire Walsh (first butterfly on the left) performs in The Magic Flute last spring.

November 1, 2014

Many students sing, dance and perform on stage for school plays, but members of the community who wish to go even further pursue the performing arts outside of school as well. It takes a lot of time, commitment, and practice as well as passion and motivation. Starting Nov. 1, Hansel and Gretel, based on the children’s tale, will be coming to the Or...

The Magic Flute is a magical opportunity for sophomore Claire Walsh

Sophomore Claire Walsh (far left) with other performers in the Minnesota Opera's The Magic Flute. The production broke ticket sales records.

Netta Kaplan, Copy Editor

May 8, 2014

Most people admit to singing in the shower, but professional opera singing? Not so much. However, sophomore Claire Walsh, a classically trained opera singer, has already been in five professional shows, most recently in the Minnesota Opera’s The Magic Flute. “It was really exciting to be able to be ...

Students for Social Justice opens up conversation on global issues

Sophomores Claire Walsh and Alena Porter lead the Students for Social Justice student group. “We are hoping to begin to educate the SPA community through informational posters throughout the next month,” Walsh said.

Katrina Hilton, Sports Editor

November 5, 2013

The Students for Social Justice student group’s goal is to educate its members and the St. Paul Academy and Summit School community about social justice issues that occur locally and globally. “We discuss a variety of different topics, but a common theme is women's rights,” sophomore president Clai...

Innovation, creativity fuel Designing Change class

Students in Designing Change work on their next project, redesigning tutorial. The class, new this semester, focuses on strategies for solving issues, as well as the physical creation of those solutions. “This class is different because... we’re making stuff. It’s not like theory; it’s not all just talk about what you think about it — you create it yourself,” sophomore Tommy Monserud said.  Students work with unusual materials like a 3D printer and wet-erase markers.

Netta Kaplan, Copy Editor

October 25, 2013

“Does the school have a saw?” is not a question you often hear in class. But this isn’t a regular class. Students in Designing Change are working to solve real problems at St. Paul Academy and Summit School. When the class was first proposed to rising freshman and sophomores by Upper School...

Students for Social Justice rebounds with entirely new members

Nina Zietlow, News Editor

October 7, 2013

The start of the new school year brings new faces to St. Paul Academy and Summit School's’s Students for Social Justice (SSJ) student group.The group, which focuses on educating themselves and the community on both local and international social justice issues, was made up entirely of seniors last...

Theater plans coming to fruition

Theater plans coming to fruition

Boraan Abdulkarim, Cover Story Editor

September 26, 2013

“Chaotic, cramped, complicated:” these are words that St. Paul Academy and Summit School sophomores Claire Walsh and Alice Tibbetts used to describe the current setup for drama and music rehearsals and performances. For years, fine arts performances and rehearsals have taken place in the Lower School’s...

Students anticipate fall play The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Eva Perez-Greene, In-Depth Editor

September 26, 2013

“I like to do things that people don’t expect -- things that challenge me.” This is how Upper School Theater Director Eric Severson explained his selection of Brecht's "The Caucasian Chalk Circle" for this year's annual fall play. Severson performed in Bertolt Brecht’s "The Caucasian Chalk...