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The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

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 CHRISTMAS NIGHTS. In class, Anderson showed students the Krampus and Nikolaus parade explaining southern Germanys ways of celebrating Christmas. Nikolaus is the Santa that provides gifts to good children, while Krampus is the Christmas Devil who punishes naughty children and kidnaps them on Christmas night.

A faraway visit from Bavaria to German classes by Chantel Anderson to spread culture

Rita Li, Creative Design Manager November 26, 2023
The Goethe Institut connected Chantel Anderson to SPA's German classes, introducing the Bayrisch dialect as well as Bavarian culture.
LOCKED IN. German teacher Rachel Ruddick talks to her German II students in her class of 6 on Wednesday.

Small class sizes create unique learning opportunities for German students

Nora McKoy, RubicOnline November 1, 2023
German classes utilize collaboration and hands-on activities.
STOLPERSTEINE at SPA: how German 4 students are honoring Holocaust victims. SPA’s version of the Stolpersteine is on display in the World Language hallway on Feb. 3. The German 4 students worked on these throughout January in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Junior Luca Endorf said, “It’s nice to know that [the victims] are getting at least some recognition when they’d otherwise be forgotten about.”

German 4 Stolpersteine project offers remembrance

Sonia Kharbanda and Nora McKoy February 7, 2023
US German teacher Rachel Ruddick brought the Stolpersteine to the language wing for the first time this year.
[YOU & A] Inga Wing talks Harry Potter, cheese, and language

[YOU & A] Inga Wing talks Harry Potter, cheese, and language

Inga Wing, Guest Writer February 27, 2022
You & A is a student submitted 5-question profile.
Ruddick takes every opportunity she can to get outside and enjoy the fresh air.

German teacher Rachel Ruddick shares her enjoyment of outdoor activities

Ali Browne and Milkii Tigro August 30, 2021
“I like going biking, and I biked along the Mississippi River when I [first] came here. I [also] swam across the river, and I just think it’s cool that there [are also] so many lakes around. I’m not a great swimmer or biker, actually, but I like to find a bunch of different ways to do these things for fun,” Ruddick said.
Costalonga vacations in Italy with a friend.

Costalonga’s love of language runs deep

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline December 6, 2019
Senior Alessandra Costalonga speaks five (soon to be six) languages.
SPA students should approach the German student and ask a little bit about them in between classes.

Are we not interacting enough with the exchange students?

Lucia Granja, RubicOnline October 3, 2019
Coming from two different countries results in numerous cultural differences that can be exciting to explore.
Spanish Exchange student Carlota Casamayor laughs at her funny experiences in Minnesota.

Two countries, many perspectives: a few words from the exchanges

Tana Ososki, RubicOnline September 28, 2019
German and Spanish exchange visitors share their favorite memories from their time in Minnesota.

Portables (Ep. 7): Jutta Crowder

Noah Raaum, Videographer April 17, 2018
The seventh episode in a twelve part series detailing the unique aspects of each teacher's portable classroom.
A view of some of the panels that make up the exhibit.

History exhibit tells the tale of Nazi rebels

Kelby Wittenberg, Chief Visual Editor November 15, 2017
Temporary Huss Center showcase tells the tale of a Nazi rebellion.
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