The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

CONGRATS GRAD. Grad parties require lots of planning, but they are a fun and lively way to recognize the accomplishments of high school graduates.

Glitter, gifts and guestbooks: A guide to grad parties

Eliana Mann, Production Manager April 24, 2024
Here are some tips for party planners and hosts as graduation season approaches.
CLOSING THE CHAPTER. Commencement marks the end of high school, and speakers should give graduates a message that celebrates their accomplishments while setting them up for the future.

What makes a good commencement speech?

Rita Li, RubicOnline June 2, 2023
Commencement speakers should motivate seniors to be lifelong learners, while recognizing the hard work behind their diplomas.
MUSICAL MEMORIES. Members of the class of 2023 reflect on their time at SPA during their final days at school.

What song represents your high school experience?

Eliana Mann, RubicOnline April 28, 2023
What song represents your high school experience?
Recognize classmates and appreciate the contributions they have made to the high school experience no matter how insignificant it may seem.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Connect with your peers during the last month of school

RubicOnline Staff April 26, 2023
It is so important to reach out to classmates and initiate a conversation before it is too late.
The 2020 Commencement moved inside the Huss Auditorium due to bad weather. Their families were situated across campus at various spaces were set up to live stream the ceremony.

Commencement takes on a new look as COVID-19 protocols shift

Elizabeth Trevathan, RubicOnline June 1, 2021
Graduation will happen on June 6 at 4 p.m. on the North Lawn.
Keep looking for alternative options for social time. Set up a Netflix party and watch something together; go to a park with masks and stay six feet apart.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Honor social distancing protocols this summer

The Rubicon Staff May 26, 2020
Although regulations have been made less restrictive it is important to continue social distancing and limit exposure to others as there is still a long road ahead.
A photo from Meitzs senior project documenting COVID-19.

Seniors say goodbye to high school at a distance

Evelyn Lillemoe, Chief Visual Editor May 26, 2020
As the year comes to the end Seniors are finding new ways to say goodbye to their friends and experience end of the year customs.
The graduating class of 2015 sits on the lawn for a traditional SPA graduation.

Graduation plan released by administration

Thomas Reinhart, RubicOnline May 15, 2020
Commencement had to be imagined, then reimagined as state orders announce new limitations. Head of School Bryn Roberts shared a plan May 14.
Graduation plan announcement postponed

Graduation plan announcement postponed

News in Brief May 9, 2020
The announcement about 2020 Commencement was set to be announced May 8, but no announcement has come yet.
Students process across the front lawn at the Class of 2014 Commencement.

USC approches administration to change commencement dress

Lara Cayci, RubicOnline March 5, 2020
White dresses and blue suits may be replaced with mortar boards and gowns.

Commencement should remain on campus

Jenny Ries, The Rubicon Editor May 25, 2018

Though high schools often choose venues off campus for Commencement, it has become a tradition at St. Paul Academy and Summit School to hold graduation on campus, one that has existed for years. Valid...

Academy Chorale performs at the 2016 Commencement on the front lawn of SPA.

Choir prepares for Commencement performance at the Ordway

Izzy Brooks, RubicOnline Staff Writer May 23, 2018
The Academy Chorale will continue the traditional commencement performance in a new space.
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