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Girls golf team looks to build on past success and team camaraderie

Sophomore Lily Nestor hopes to improve her long game this season.

Flannery Enneking-Norton, Staff Writer

April 22, 2017

Even before the grass regrows its verdant spring color, the Girls Golf team will be at Hyland Range or Somerset Country Club putting holes and cracking jokes to build team unity for their upcoming season, especially the competitive conference and sections matches in May.   “Even though we aren't supe...

Senior Speech Illustrations: Week 21

Iya Abdulkarim, The Rubicon Editor

February 16, 2017

View the illustrations of lines from the senior speeches given on Tuesday, Feb. 14.

Debaters prep for home tournament for national qualification

Juniors Ben Konstan, Numi Katz and Adnan Askari, along with senior Sarah Wheaton practice cross fire before the National Qualifiers on Dec. 10.

Sophie Jaro, The Rubicon Chief Visual Editor

December 9, 2016

Debaters from SPA aim to qualify for the national tournament in Birmingham, Alabama after competing in their home tournament.

Common Ground embraces diversity and inclusivity with monologues

Common Ground last presented a set of monologues two years ago.

Noor Qureishy, InDepth Editor

February 26, 2016

All students can sign up for monologues.

Obama’s address on national security garners mixed responses

President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the Oval Office  on Dec. 6 about the threat of ISIL. “It's our responsibility to reject proposals that Muslim-Americans should somehow be treated differently,” Obama said. “That kind of divisiveness, that betrayal of our values plays into the hands of groups like ISIL.”

Mari Knudson, Cover Story Editor

December 12, 2015

Students watch and discuss President Obama's address from the Oval Office on Dec. 6.

Two Sides, One Issue: Standardized Testing

Two Sides, One Issue: Standardized Testing

Javier Whitaker-Castañeda, Print Managing Editor

October 19, 2015

Should students be notified of standardized tests sooner? or should focus be drawn away from standardized testing at school?

Growing into Mentorship: Junior class mentors carry on experiences from freshman year

Growing into Mentorship: Junior class mentors carry on experiences from freshman year

Meghan Joyce, Chief Visual Editor

September 10, 2015

This year's junior class mentors are the first to have been mentees as well. The mentorship program started in 2013.

Girls Golf goes to playoffs

Members of the SPA girls varsity golf team pose for a team photo after their final regular season match at River Oaks Golf Course. The team is currently ranked fourth in the Independent Metro Athletic Conference. “The matches have been really fun this season. There’s a really positive team environment,” sophomore golfer Kathryn Schmechel said.

Mari Knudson, Cover Story Editor

May 28, 2015

After achieving fourth place in the Independent Metro Athletic Conference, the St. Paul Academy and Summit School girls golf team headed into the playoff season with momentum. The team finished off their regular season at the May 19 meet at River Oaks Golf Course against Breck, Blake, Minnehaha Academy,...

Scouting shapes participants beyond cookies, camping, and badges

Sophomore Kathryn Schmechel presented with the rest of her Girl Scouts troop at the Lower School as an eight -year-old Brownie.“My favorite part of Girl Scouts is selling cookies, and also being active in my community,” Schmechel said.

Gitanjali Raman and Mari Knudson

May 5, 2015

Girl and Boy Scouts programs teach students at SPA valuable lessons and leave them with unforgettable memories.

Students participate in mock government event over Spring Break

Sophomores Kathryn Schmechel and Moira McCarthy represented the Maldives at this year's Model United Nations.

Clare Tipler, News Editor

March 30, 2015

Take a look into a day in the life of a Model United Nations attendee.

SSJ Global writes for safe college sexual assault policies

SSJ GLOBAL members get organized and motivated for their letter writing campaign under the leadership of co-presidents Moira McCarthy and Kathryn Schmechel. “I don’t want there to be the chance that if [sexual assault] happens, that nothing would be done about it,” Schmechel said.

Mari Knudson, In Depth Editor

October 23, 2014

As upperclassmen start to consider what colleges they would like to apply to, they ask themselves many questions in order to narrow down their prospective list of schools. They debate the benefits of urban campuses versus rural, staying in Minnesota or going to school out of state, going to the East...