The Rubicon

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Honor social distancing protocols this summer

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.

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.

Seniors say goodbye to high school at a distance

A photo from Meitz's senior project documenting COVID-19.

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.

Graduation plan released by administration

The graduating class of 2015 sits on the lawn for a traditional SPA graduation.

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.

USC approches administration to change commencement dress

Students process across the front lawn at the Class of 2014 Commencement.

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 concerns were raised regarding the various potential venues for graduation at SPA in a statement issued on...

Choir prepares for Commencement performance at the Ordway

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

Izzy Brooks, RubicOnline Staff Writer

May 23, 2018

The Academy Chorale will continue the traditional commencement performance in a new space.

Seniors get out of MN, take projects abroad

Hana Martinez will work at Googleplex this summer.

Stephanie Li, The Rubicon Editor

May 5, 2017

Peter Schavee works abroad at a health non profit for his senior projects.

Senior “lifers” reflect on high school and look forward to college

100% of lifers polled liked smiley face fries the most of any lower school lunch item.

Clare Tipler, Online Production Manager

April 28, 2017

SPA lifers look back on 13 years and look forward to the years after graduation.

Wright will speak to graduates about continuing to engage with important issues

THE HONORABLE WILHELMINA  M. WRIGHT will speak to the Class of 2016 at Commencement on June 4.  “St. Paul Academy is a wonderful and unique school,”   Wright said.

Sophie Jaro, Chief Visual Editor

June 12, 2016

“I am honored to have the opportunity to address such gifted communicators and thoughtful leaders,” she said.

2016 Commencement plans set

THE RANDOLPH CAMPUS NORTH LAWN, the entrance to the original St. Paul Academy, serves as the setting for the 2016 Commencement.  Pictured above is the commencement for the Class of 2015.

Sophie Jaro, Chief Visual Editor

May 26, 2016

For the first time, the Huss Center is the backup commencement location

Seniors say final goodbyes at graduation

The Class of 2014 poses for a class photo on the front lawn during senior project check-in on May 15.

Amodhya Samarakoon, Opinions Editor

May 28, 2014

Some have been with the school since Kindergarten, others have only been members of the school community since their sophomore year. Regardless, the Class of 2014 will say goodbye to St. Paul Academy and Summit School at the end of their last year. On June 2, a Valedictory Dinner kicks off a host of...