The Rubicon

Online activism enables new generation to take action

Sophomore Hannah Stanley uses social media for activism.

Noor Qureishy, In Depth Editor

May 7, 2015

Students use social media as a tool for activism. While it comes with its own set of benefits and detriments, is has still become a force to be reckoned with in recent years.

MLK day assembly educates community

Seniors Evva pArsons and Mansuda Arora lead the St. Paul Academy and Summit School community in a discussion about racial equality with several panelists answering student questions on Jan. 13. “There were different opinions and it was something we could interact with,” senior Em Prozinski said.

Meghan Joyce, A&E Editor

January 16, 2015

Martin Luther King Jr. led a revolutionary nonviolent movement in the 1960s, wanting nothing more than to “let freedom ring.” In memory of King’s tremendous strides in fighting racial inequality and to encourage further progress, St. Paul Academy and Summit School students gathered before a panel...

Intercultural Club, Common Ground, and Student Political Union facilitate a discussion on Ferguson

Senior Mansuda Arora began the discussion with a brief on the conflict in Ferguson, Missouri.

Diane Huang, Online Chief Visual Editor

October 11, 2014

Around the country, protests, media coverage, and social media spoke loudly about the riots and police brutality in Ferguson, Missouri. Despite this, the SPA community has been rather silent. In response to this, the Intercultural Club and Student Political Union facilitated a discussion on Ferguson on Oct. 8.

Students find time to think “outside the box”

Jackson Lea, Staff Writer

June 4, 2014

Creativity is often defined in an artistic context that emphasizes uniqueness, however, combatting daily issues with creative or unconventional means is more frequent than one might think. In the midst of all the academic stress that accompanies the fourth quarter, students often become so consumed by...

Juniors and seniors celebrate prom at Mill City Museum

JCLC has reserved the Mill City Museum for this year’s junior and senior prom, a venue at which prom has been held in the past. Prom will be held on June 4. “The Mill City Museum is really beautiful. I think everyone should be really excited,” JCLC member Louie Bogolub said.

Netta Kaplan, Managing Editor

May 31, 2014

Starting in late April, pictures begin to flow onto social media sites of girls in long dresses and boys in tuxedos. Stores begin selling gowns and ties of all conceivable colors and salons offer deals on hairstyles. Filled with corsages, limos, and laughter, prom season has arrived. At St. Paul Academy...

Host families open doors for students

Host families open doors for students

Ava Gallagher, Chief Visual Editor

February 25, 2014

What does it mean to have a “modern family”? How much of what we see on TV is the reality of the different living situations in our community? Senior Noah Parker, junior Mansuda Arora and sophomore Emily Olson shed light on their experiences living with host families—host families with a child...

Theater traditions carry on

The cast of The Caucasian Chalk Circle warms up onstage by dancing to music. “Warm ups, for what we do, is to get everyone pumped up and energized,” junior Sophia Harrison said. “It gets us kind of in the mode. It’s kind of like a wake-up call, like ‘it’s show time!”’ she added.

Netta Kaplan, Copy Editor

December 17, 2013

With the fall play over and winter one-act plays just getting started, it’s easy to see how the ball keeps on rolling with St. Paul Academy and Summit School theater. But no matter the show, cast, or mood, some things never change. The Rubicon takes a look inside some of the traditions of SPA theater. T...

The Caucasian Chalk Circle comes full circle

Freshman Cole Thompson, junior Halsey Moe (sitting) and senior Charlotte Hughes rehearse a wedding scene from The Caucasion Chalk Circle. “The cast has been absolutely
phenomenal,“ Upper School theater director Eric Severson said.

Meghan Joyce, Staff Writer

November 22, 2013

As rehearsals for The Caucasian Chalk Circle come to a close, some things get hectic, while others fall perfectly into place. Time and again the cast performs the same part of the same act, trying to perfect the action or memorize the line that has been escaping them. They need all the time...

Seniors begin college application process

Junior Mansuda Arora and Senior Emma Chang meet with a college representative. “The process can seem really stressful and really hard but it doesn’t have to be,” Assistant Director of College Counseling Karna Humphrey said.

Eva Malloy, Staff Writer

October 24, 2013

October brings early acceptance college application deadlines to many St. Paul Academy and Summit School seniors. Early acceptance is an opportunity for seniors who are confident and have a clearly defined first choice college. If accepted, these seniors will know where they will attend college almost...

Students adjust to new schedule

Senior Claire Foussard and sophomore Maya Smith  play flutes in a winds sectional class. “I don’t really like how we have to do more stuff during tutorial, but I don’t think it’s that bad,”  senior Alex Miller said.

Lucy Li, Online Editor in Chief and Print Managing Editor

September 27, 2013

What’s first today? Period three or period six? These are some common questions heard in SPA hallways this year. Students and faculty had to adjust not only to coming back from summer vacation, but also to a new rotating block schedule. Reactions varied as the Upper School managed to adapt. Here is...

Students share opinions on military intervention in Syria

Students share opinions on military intervention in Syria

John Wilhelm, Staff Writer

September 11, 2013

With the validity of President Obama’s impetus for military intervention in Syria now called into question, the crisis surrounding Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons on his own citizens has gotten a lot hairier. “I think [an attack] would be uncalled for without actual evidence,” sophomore M...

August Blues sings an upbeat tune

August Blues sings an upbeat tune

Ibad Jafri, Online Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor

November 26, 2012

Acoustic songs have been played and positively received for years. A soft guitar and consistent drumbeat are familiar to many a music aficionado. But McKenna Selissen’s voice is a completely new commodity. Her vocal expertise, along with the guitar of Cavan Denning and the drum beats of junior Dyla...