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The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

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The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

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ON AND ON. Students are stuck in the parking lot lines as 8 a.m. approaches fast. Construction on Randolph avenue has led to more congestion in this entrance. “The problem is definitely the construction, Sophomore Nellie Larson said.

Parking lot lines lead to increase in tardies

Nora Grande, Staff Writer October 27, 2023
Parking lot lines due to construction are making students late... And there's not much we can do about it.
Sophomore Clara Garner and junior Isabelle Wolpert talk at the Grand Opening.

Grand Opening showcases grand achievements

Melissa Nie, Director of RubicOnline October 14, 2019
The Upper School Grand Opening took place on Oct. 12.
Construction on the Randolph campus wont stop with the Schilling Center.

[Q&A] Roberts addresses future construction goals

Mimi Geller, Director of RubicOnline February 7, 2019
Head of School Bryn Roberts shares potential plans for Randolph campus construction.
With renovations shifting to Thompson, lockers must be emptied

With renovations shifting to Thompson, lockers must be emptied

News in Brief November 14, 2018
Metal lockers will be a thing of the past this weekend, as the last of the hallway lockers are disposed of.
Renovation at SPA has been going continually since last year, but some things stay the same. This fireplace from the original building back in 1900 is preserved in the Old Main classroom.

Aggressive construction schedule meets delays with Old Main

Joshua Harrison, Staff Writer October 12, 2018
The opening of Old Main has been delayed approximately one month.
A rendering of the new English Commons to be built in Old Main.

Upper School renovations lead to detours and closed spaces

Lucy Benson and Will Rinkoff September 9, 2018
As Schilling construction wraps up, Old Main construction ramps up.
As the construction on the Schilling Center wraps up, the next phase -- the Upper School renovation -- begins. Ninth grader Eli Conrad-Wovcha said, “I’m excited and all, but I don’t know how I’ll ever find where all my classes are next year.”

Upper School campus prepares for new round of renovations

Bobby Verhey, RubicOnline Editor June 9, 2018
With the Schilling Center set for completion this summer, the campus prepares for renovation.

The Portables (Ep. 2): Ben Danielson

Isabel Gisser, RubicOnline Editor February 14, 2018
This is the second episode of a series detailing the intricacies of each teacher presiding over one of the portable classrooms. 
Answers to your Schilling Center and renovation questions

Answers to your Schilling Center and renovation questions

Ellie Nowakowski, Illustrations/Infographics November 15, 2017
Common questions about the new Schilling Center, answered
US math teacher Jim McVeety has been teaching at SPA for 36 years, so he has witnessed how the numerous construction projects have impacted the building demographic over time. “The most notable change since I started teaching was that the Shepard Center changed from a place for kids to hang out and eat lunch into what it is now [the current arts and music wing],” McVeety said.

McVeety reflects on SPA’s construction history, impacts

Bobby Verhey, Staff Writer November 15, 2017
St. Paul Academy and Summit School has undergone many renovations during US math teacher Jim McVeety's time, but each addition bolsters the school's mission and improves its ability to serve its students.
Minneapolis will host Super Bowl LII in 2019 in U.S. Bank Stadium.

Super Bowl construction creates conflict for commutes

Andrew Johnson, The Rubicon Editor October 22, 2017
With Super Bowl LII set for 2018, the Twin Cities are facing long commutes due to construction.
The gym foyer is covered by plastic sheets, blocking from the construction. “It smells like wood and it is kinda noisy, but as long as we keep the doors closed by the sophomore benches, I don’t think anyone notices it too much,” sophomore Lauren Hansen said.

Huss Center construction closes Gym Foyer

Emily Thissen, News Editor May 22, 2015
In order to make the final connection between the Huss Center and the main building, construction has began on the gym foyer.
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