The Rubicon

Betsy Romans: a SPA family legacy

Family on vacation. Every Romans child who has gone to SPA.

Noah Rice, Staff Writer

November 30, 2016

Sophomore Betsy Romans reflects on the advantages of having older siblings and the influence they have on her life.

Huss Center hosts its first Spring Concert

Every St.Paul Academy and Summit School orchestral and choral musician shares the stage to play 'Carmina Burana', closing out the 2016 Spring Concert on Apr. 30.

Clare Tipler, Online Production Manager

May 2, 2016

Students, teachers, parents, and friends all gathered in the Huss Center for the first ever Spring Concert held at the new Performing Arts Center on Apr. 30. The concert, solely for the orchestras and choirs, included such favorites as ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’ performed by the Summit Chamber Singers a...

Seniors step off stage to direct their own One Act Plays

Senior directors Jack Romans (left) and Maggie Vlietstra (right, standing) bond with cast members during a rehearsal in the Driscoll Family Commons. Leading up to the performance, Romans said,

Lauren Boettcher, News Editor

February 27, 2016

The St. Paul Academy and Summit School Winter One Acts were preformed on Jan. 29 in the Huss Auditorium. Senior directors provide some insight into the process and their One Acts.

The Making of Laramie

Rafa Buettner-Salido, Videographer

December 9, 2015

Behind the scenes of the Laramie Project

The Laramie Project offers numbing truth

Maggie Vlietstra as Aaron Kreifels, the man who found Matthew Shepard.

Gitanjali Raman, Online Managing Editor

December 7, 2015

The Laramie Project was performed at the Huss Center for Performing Arts on Nov. 20 and Nov 21.

Students enter world of professional theatre

Sophomore Jack Romans performs in Cinderella, his most recent show outside of the SPA theatre program, at The Children’s Theatre Company. “I’ve always liked to perform in one way or another,” Romans said.

Amodhya Samarakoon, Opinions Editor

May 29, 2014

On the big stages, in front of large audiences, outside of the school theatre program, sophomores Jack Romans and Nissa Rolf are starting to get their feel for the world of professional acting, singing, and dancing. This year, they both auditioned at the Ordway Center for Performing Arts in the hopes...

Spring playlist favorites range from Lorde to Arctic Monkeys

Spring playlist favorites range from Lorde to Arctic Monkeys

Boraan Abdulkarim, Cover Story Editor

March 28, 2014

As the weather slowly shifts, moods change and the songs that have been played on repeat all winter long get old. In light of the upcoming spring season, The Rubicon asked students about their current favorites. Song: “Demons” by Imagine Dragons. “It’s been in my head since summer,” freshman...

Metamorphosis places second at sections

From left: junior Halsey Moe, senior Emily Ross, senior Connor Allen, sophomore Anna Biggs and sophomore Jack Romans perform a scene from Metamorphisis during the show’s preview on Jan. 31 at the Sarah Converse Auditorium. “If we can make sure that everything falls into place, these messages get thrown across in pretty powerful ways,” sophomore Jack Romans said. The show placed first in subsections and placed second in Milaca on Feb. 8 for sections.

Eva Perez-Greene, In Depth Editor

February 12, 2014

Sophomore Jack Romans has been doing a lot of stretching and some yoga here and there in preparation for his lead role in St. Paul Academy and Summit School’s rendition of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis. Annually, Upper School theater director Eric Severson directs a one act to compete in the Minnesot...