The Rubicon

Seniors say goodbye as they look ahead

Lifers at SPA have spent their K-12 learning experience at the LS, MS, and US. This year's senior class has 21 lifers.
April 30, 2018
As the Class of 2018 finishes their final week of classes, many seniors reflect on their high school careers, and look ahead to new beginnings.

Common Ground intimately calls for social change

RAISE YOUR HAND. On April 17, Common Ground members spoke about their experiences of racism within and outside of SPA to educate the community. “Say who you want to be not who others tell you to be,” the group said. On April 24, Common Ground will be handing out ribbons to promote intersectionality and to echo the messages of their presentation.
April 17, 2018
On April 17, Common Ground members spoke about their experiences of racism within and outside of SPA to educate the community.

Film Club hosts annual movie marathon

By midday, viewers settled in with blankets and snacks at the annual movie marathon:
February 27, 2018
Students flocked to Bigelow Commons to participate in an all-day movie marathon.

Students express their thoughts after Florida school shooting

February 20, 2018

Many SPA students felt the strong and saddening impact of the recent Florida school. “I felt really bad when I heard about the [Florida] shooting, but also empowered because a lot of teenagers were...

Film Club co-presidents reveal the facets of great film

Film Club co-presidents reveal the facets of great film
February 19, 2018
A Q&A with Film Club co-presidents Drew Fawcett and Noa Carlson touches on what makes powerful cinema.

Sick of driving to school? Consider a carpool.

It's hard to find a parking space on campus, especially when street parking is closed for snow removal. Carpooling could solve this problem.
January 17, 2018
Carpooling to school and for activities can be fun.

PHOTO GALLERY: Student-directed Winter One Acts express visual creativity

The Winter One Acts highlight student directing and acting on the Huss stage on Jan. 27. (From left to right) sophomore Max Moen, junior Sylvie Schifsky, junior Drew Fawcett, junior Maya Shrestha, junior Jonah Harrison and sophomore Elise Parsons perform.
January 27, 2017
The Winter One Acts take place Jan. 27 in The Huss Center stage and feature student acting and directing.

Service Fair brings 16 organizations to students

Organizations with interests ranging local to international tabled in Briggs Gymnasium on Nov. 30 for the first ever Service Fair.  “The hope of the service fair is to combat against the idea that service is just for sophomores, and to help engage students in all grades in service,’’ Community Action and Service advisor Mollie Ward said.
December 3, 2016
Community Action and Service groups coordinates with 16 organizations in the Twin Cities to introduce students to service options.

Lack of specific groups leaves students with an incomplete picture of the Twin Cities

SPA students pose for a photo illustrating the underrepresentation of certain groups at SPA. The black and grey silhouettes represent ethnic groups that are missing from the school, including Somali, Hmong, Mexican, and Native American.
May 15, 2016
Demographics of SPA do not align with that of the Twin Cities.

To be or not to be? The US one-acts explore the human condition, eggs, modern relationships, and more

Sophomore Jonah Harrison, junior Mary Grant, and senior Tessa Rauch, respectively cackle as they play the three witches from the one-act
January 31, 2016
The Upper School one-acts, on Jan. 29 amazed and amused the audience with eye-catching visuals and quirky humor.

Bibbitty, boppitty, box office

Many Disney fans are looking forward to the remake of the 65 year-old film and are excited to see what Disney has and hasn't changed. “It doesn’t hurt to have a remake,” freshman Jessica Citron said.
April 13, 2015
Keeping the glass slippers and pumpkin carriage as the icons of the story, the trailers for Disney’s new Cinderella movie gives viewers a glance at the actors, costumes, and set of the upcoming movie.
Load more stories