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Does the Lower School really need uniforms?

Does the Lower School really need uniforms?
. Most uniforms in schools are usually very gendered, meaning skirts are for girls and pants for boys. This can make transgender, gender-fluid, and gender-nonconforming students feel excluded or even bullied in an extreme case.
February 2, 2020
Uniforms are one of the many controversial topics revolving around school as a whole. Some students, teachers, and parents seem to like them, but at the same time, some don’t.

Lower tuition, increase diversity

Lower tuition, increase diversity
SPA charges too much to be realistic for average Minnesotan families.
March 18, 2019

If you are reading this it’s very likely you go to Saint Paul Academy and Summit School.  If you go to Saint Paul Academy and Summit School it’s very likely you are a student, and if you’re a student...

The commercialization of our genome

The commercialization of our genome
DNA test results don't determine identity
November 22, 2018
If one does not experience all of the multifaceted advantages and disadvantages that a race, culture, or identity carry with them, a DNA test does not give them permission to claim that identity.

Dincer expresses Turkish-American intersectionality

Sophomore Ethan Dincer describes his Turkish-American identity as being able to view issues from both his American identity and his Turkish identity. “Being Turkish-American means that I have a different viewpoint and knowledge of somewhere else in the world, because I was brought up with that culture,
Dincer reflects on his culture, shapes perception
December 6, 2016
Sophomore Ethan Dincer reflects upon his Turkish-American identity.

Common Ground shares stories of identity at assembly

Common Ground members junior Emma Rodgerson, junior Dozie Nwaneri, junior Asad Masood, junior Isabella LaBlanc, senior Yusra Murad, senior Jared Mosher, senior Marcus Alburez Myers, senior Ysabella Johnson, junior Jesus Vega, junior Bella Martinez, senior Ellis Evans, junior Mansuda Arora, and senior Sam Carlson share stories of identity at an assembly on April 15. The group is advised by Diversity Dean Karen Dye.
April 15, 2014

Each question brought forth an anecdote about identity. The stories ranged from senior Sam Carlson's experiences with expectations for his hairstyle to junior Isabella LaBlanc's struggles with Native...

Common Ground presents at Faculty Diversity Forum

Senior Jared Mosher listens as fellow senior Ysabella Johnson tells her story of feeling suffocated by the social beauty expectations set by Barbie.
March 13, 2014

It began with a chorus of voices and  four words: "What's in a name?" Students from the Common Ground Affinity Group shared personal stories of identity and struggle at the Middle and Upper School...

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