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Sophomore Anna Nowakowski studies during an in-person class following the return to hybrid learning.

Students rejoice following return to hybrid learning

Tommy Verhey, RubicOnline January 27, 2021
Despite rising COVID-19 numbers, Saint Paul Academy and Summit School returned to a hybrid learning schedule on January 19th.
It is no secret that COVID-19 cases are rising consistently throughout the nation.

First COVID Cases at School

Thomas Reinhart, Sports November 11, 2020
SPA administration chooses to switch to distance learning with rising cases in community.
A member of Peer Helpers makes bags filled with candy and a positive message.

Peer helpers say bittersweet goodbye

Lynn Reynolds November 10, 2020
Being the last day of in person learning until January 19, the Peer Helpers program said goodbye with Sour Punch Straws and jokes such as “What do dentists call their x-rays? Tooth pics!”
Screenshot of Peltier's petition

Students petition to stay in school

Mimi Huelster November 4, 2020

Yesterday, after the announcement about the move back to distance learning, a link was shared across the SPA community. When opened, it revealed a site titled "Petition To Continue Hybrid...

Not all students have such easy access to the resources to pull off complete distance learning.

Classist assumptions during distance learning is harmful

Lara Cayci, RubicOnline October 24, 2020
It’s crucial that the administration at St. Paul Academy should understand that not everyone has the privilege of technologies and their counterparts.
Two people wearing face masks, a worker cleaning the Mary Tyler Moore statue and someone passing by, glance at each other in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Doctor explains how outside affects social distancing

Elizabeth Trevathan, Director of RubicOnline May 17, 2020
Dr. John Hick, medical director for disaster preparedness at Hennepin Healthcare, said wearing masks is a crucial step to limiting the spread of coronavirus.
One of the brightly colored cards handed to the staff.

Club spreads positivity with cards to staff

Zekiah Juliusson, RubicOnline April 30, 2020
Community Action and Service appreciates the members of the community by sending letters of appreciation.
The changes that we see are impacting everyone in ways that we could not have foreseen; adding the stress of needing to achieve high marks on top of that is unfair.

A pass/fail grading system would be beneficial during quarantine

Will Schavee, RubicOnline April 15, 2020
There is no reason to add extra stress by imposing the possibility of going down one letter grade if students are going to be putting in the time anyways.
Ruby Hoeschen

Ruby Hoeschen

Eloise Duncan, The Rubicon April 8, 2020
For junior Ruby Hoeschen and her family, practicing social distance while running a pharmacy is no easy task.
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