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[SPA HISTORY] For three decades, SPA rental houses felt like home

A picture of one of the rental houses in front of SPA.

Mimi Geller, Director of RubicOnline

March 13, 2019

In the second installment of the SPA History series, community members reflect on the role that SPA's owned houses have had for the school.

Orca Tribe launch party fulfills mission to connect artists

Senior co-founder Lutalo Jones talks with senior Leah Hughes at the launch party. “I am excited to see things that students put together. It’s impressive,” Hughes said.

Flannery Enneking-Norton, RubicOnline Editor

May 14, 2017

The Orca Tribe launch party on May 12 brought young local artists together for a night of music and art.

Orca Tribe Project connects, promotes young artists

The Orca Tribe is a project that seeks to connect, promote and inspire local young artists.

Flannery Enneking-Norton, RubicOnline Editor

May 7, 2017

Orca Tribe, created by SPA seniors Diane Huang, Lutalo Jones and John Connelly, seeks to promote local artists.

Street Style: Students layer up for colder months while staying stylish

Senior Raegan Small poses in a vintage bomber and distressed jeans.

Mari Knudson, The Rubicon Editor

November 19, 2016

Boots, joggers, and oversize sweaters and jackets are popular as winter steadily approaches.

Senior Speech Illustrations: Week 8

Iya Abdulkarim, The Rubicon Editor

November 11, 2016

Illustrations of the favorite lines of the senior speeches given on Nov. 1.

Hughes’ fashion collection focuses on identity, presentation, and interpretation

Hughes' work explores some themes of femininity and presentation. It focuses on what femininity is and more on that spectrum, but I have to work on exactly what I’m going to say about that,

Mari Knudson, The Rubicon Editor

September 24, 2016

Senior Leah Hughes will exhibit her fashion gallery, "Social Construct: A Fashion Collection," on Oct. 8 at the Dow Art Gallery and Picture Framing in St. Paul.

Battle of the Bands cancelled, looks to make noise next year

Battle of the Bands was cancelled this year but looks for student support for next year. ¨I kinda wish we could restore [Battle of the Bands] to it's former glory,¨junior Lutalo Jones said.

Javier Whitaker-Castañeda, Managing Editor

April 17, 2016

Though Battle of the Bands did not take place this year, the organizing committee is optimistic for a more student run event in the future.

Jones and Vinholi play in the band Good Luck Finding Iris

Juniors Lutalo Jones and Enzo Vinholi play the drums and the bass respectively for the indie band Good Luck Finding Iris along the singer ans lyricist Michaela Stein and guitarist Patrick Hintz.

Diane Huang, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2016

Juniors Enzo Vinholi and Lutalo Jones play in the indie band, Good Luck Finding Iris.

Students Mix and Match at Sadie’s

Students dance at the Sadie's Mix and Match.

Paul Watkins, Science and Technology Editor

May 10, 2014

The Sadie's Mix and Match was on May 10 from 8-10:30 PM.   Like the Rubicon on Facebook for more pictures and breaking news.

Users give excessive amount of contemplation towards approval online

While one post has five likes out of 14 views, the other has zero likes out of eight views. A Facebook user can tell, out of all the people who’ve seen a post, who liked it and who didn’t. “It’s kind of disturbing, when you see that people don’t like what you say or post,” Carlson continued. “You change up what you say, really quick. You change yourself for the Internet.”

John Wilhelm, News Editor

December 21, 2013

“I deleted all of my friends,” senior Sam Carlson recounted. “All but two. And I have alternative ways to talk to those two people, without Facebook. I don’t use it anymore.” Carlson is among the many students at St. Paul Academy and Summit School who are beginning to wane their Facebook...

Freshman Lutalo Jones dreams of drumming

Freshman Lutalo Jones practices on his drum set.

Ava Gallagher, Chief Visual Editor

December 1, 2013

Many remember him from his performance two years ago at Battle of the Bands when he was named Most Valuable Player. His talent for drumming was quite obvious, but he has worked hard to the get to the place he is at now. Freshman Lutalo Jones has been drumming since age 3, and his passion for it grow...