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[PHOTO GALLERY] Students enjoy glimpse of change at Schilling viewing

Students peered out to see the new view that will overlook the front lawn in the Schilling open house on May 29.

Mimi Geller, Director of RubicOnline

May 29, 2018

Students and faculty meandered through the almost finished Schilling Center in an open house on May 29 during X-period.

Anticipation of new science electives ignites passion

US Chemistry teaccher Mallory Schmidt draws and identifies parts of a Galvanic Cell for the students.

Tristan Hitchens-Brookins, Staff Writer

April 9, 2018

Science teachers express their anticipation and excitement for the upcoming science electives.

Science department offers new electives for 2018-19

Next year's science electives include topics like Relativity and Quantum Physics and Space Science.

Kelby Wittenberg, Chief Visual Editor

April 3, 2018

Starting in the fall 2018, the science department will offer a selection of semester classes.

Graphing competition results in win for Hovan

Physics 9 students try to match their movements to a graph.

Evelyn Lillemoe, Staff Writer

November 22, 2017

Physics 9 students participated in the Graph Matching Competition on Nov. 20.

Teachers share same name, but different experiences

History of names. Both US English teacher Emily Anderson, and US Physical Education teacher Cari Jo Anderson have interesting stories surrounding the similarity of their names. “[Anderson as a last name is] kind of nice because people know how to pronounce it easily but the common question is is it -son or -sen. I don’t know, it kind of takes away the feeling of individuality but people usually call me by my first name outside of school,” Anderson said.

Stephanie Li, The Rubicon Editor

February 8, 2017

Teachers with the same name create connections and contrast their experiences.

Teachers use humor in classroom to improve experience

Upper School teachers Philip de Sa e Silva, Jon Peterson, Aaron Shuler, and Pam Starkey all use humor as part of their teaching method. “Humor and songs lighten the mood and allow kids to take more risks than they would otherwise,” Starkey said.

Sophie Jaro, Opinions Editor

May 3, 2016

By creating an environment that is analytical, memorable, and relatable, the many humorous teachers at St. Paul Academy and Summit School provide their students with a more thorough understanding of content, love of learning, and feeling of belonging.

US Science teacher Karissa Baker discusses environmentalism

US SCIENCE TEACHER KARISSA BAKER teaches the Environmental Science elective.

Stephanie Li, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 26, 2016

US Science teacher Karissa Baker shares her thoughts on how green SPA is and why students should be more environmentally aware.

Sophomores balance two science courses

Sophomores Iya Abdulkarim, Emily Carter and Emma Hills work on problems in Honors Chemistry.

Emily Thissen, News Editor

October 1, 2015

Due to recent changes in the science curriculum, sophomore students were offered Biology and Chemistry. Twelve

Tutorial fails to facilitate collaboration

With strict rules about talking and making noise in the library, many students spend time in the Dining Hall and other spaces to relax and work with friends during tutorial. “My understanding
was that tutorial was made to be a time where students could collaborate with each other, but this is not happening because we are too loud in the library and in turn have
nowhere to go,” junior Haris Hussain said.

Zeeshawn Abid, Staff Writer

March 24, 2014

It’s only 35 minutes of the day, but students at St. Paul Academy and Summit School witnessed a major change in their schedules. Students have been gifted 35 minutes of time every day, four days a week, to work with other students and meet with teachers. This time is called tutorial. Originally...