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Ninth graders successfully petition for study hall release

The upper library, where study halls used to be held, is left deserted as ninth graders find other places to study.
May 9, 2019
Ninth graders Sophie Cullen and Olivia Szaj petititioned for free study halls, and the class is grateful.

Library showcases LGBTQ+ history month through diverse literature

Sophomore Raffi Barocas stands in front of the library's LGBTQ+ book display.
October 31, 2018
The library highlights LGBTQ+ diversity in its October book display.

Día de Los Muertos honors Latin American tradition

Senior Isabel Saavedra-Weis and Sophomores Pilar Saavedra-Weis and Aman Rahman put the final touches on the offrenda.
October 30, 2018
The members of Latinos Unidos bring Día de Los Muertos traditions to the Upper School.

With finals coming up, quiet study spaces will be essential

Some of the Huss Center tables should be moved into the Upper Library
June 1, 2017
Moving some of the 4 person tables into the upper library would help create spaces for quiet collaboration.

PHOTO STORY: Faces In Spaces

As sections of the high school close for prolonged construction, students think about how they use their space.
April 11, 2017
Why do students use the spaces they do?

Local libraries remain prevalent for student research

The first floor of Minneapolis Central Library
February 2, 2017
The resources of three different Twin Cities libraries offer students an alternative to online research.

Library spaces too small, impractical

NOT ENOUGH SPACE. The library spaces at St. Paul Academy and Summit School lack the space necessary to be productive.
September 27, 2016
The library, traditionally a popular study space, is losing students due to a lack of space.

Are the benches an upgrade for sophomores?

Sophomores wonder which space is better to hang out and study.
October 13, 2014

Every year in school brings new responsibilities as well as new privileges . With sophomore year comes the switch from congregating in library to the benches, but is it an upgrade or a discomfort? Some...

Library assistant Vicki Janisch-Tri brings joy to students and the community

Vicki Janisch-Tri smiles for a picture while working at her desk. “I like the chance to get to know the students. I enjoy working with [Upper School librarian] Ms. Brooks and making sure that the collection is in good shape for people to come and find what they need. I just like seeing how this school works, [and] the daily lives of students,” Janisch-Tri said.
November 21, 2013

Vicki Janisch-Tri, also known as Ms. J-T, is a familiar face for many St. Paul Academy and Summit School students. Stationed at her desk in the Lower Library, library assistant Janisch-Tri is there every...

New Digital Humanities and the Archive senior elective will examine school’s history

May 13, 2013

Upper School librarian Kate Brooks will be taking on a role in the history department for the 2013-14 school year. Brooks will be pioneering the Digital Humanities and the Archive senior spring elective. In...

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