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Senior Speech Illustrations: Week 11

Iya Abdulkarim, The Rubicon Editor

November 29, 2016

View the illustrations of excerpts from the senior speeches given on Tuesday, Nov 22.

Girls golf looks to improve through hard work

Sophomore Maria Perkkio practices with her irons at the Highland Driving Range on April 9. “Coach D has a great sense of humor  and she has really improved my swing,” Perkkio said.

Lexi Hilton, Staff Writer

May 5, 2015

Girls Golf sets high goals for their season.

Maria Perkkio ranks in national CrossFit Open

Sophomore Maria Perkkio works on flipping a tire to complete a workout during a CrossFit competition. Perkkio was ranked 18 in the nation for her age group for the CrossFit Open Workout 15.1. “It’s pretty challenging to really push yourself during competitions and it gets very competitive but everyone’s super supportive of each other,” Perkkio said.

Mari Knudson, In Depth Editor

March 13, 2015

After hours of training and workouts, sophomore Maria Perkkio was ranked 18 in the nation in her age group for CrossFit Open Workout 15.1. Perkkio completed the workout in a limited amount of time, trying to get as many rounds as possible, and submitted her score in order to achieve the ranking. C...

More students study in Wi-Fi connected lunchroom

Sophomores Maria Perkkio and Genevieve Zanaska work in the lunch room during their free period. “It’s nice to be able to work [in the lunch room] because sometimes the benches get really loud,” Perkkio said.

Emily Thissen, Sports Editor

November 20, 2014

With light pouring in the windows and plenty of tables, the lunch room is a viable study space at St. Paul Academy and Summit School. In the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year, wireless internet (Wi-Fi) was a feature that was added in the lunch room.  It makes the area a more productive space...

Students offer tips to stay organized

Students offer tips and advice to help stay organized.

Boraan Abdulkarim, Chief Visual Editor

September 29, 2014

With the school year well underway, students' clutter and stress have a tendency to pile up.  Binders, notebooks, lockers, and computer files all slowly fall into disrepair. It is important to take the time to get organized. Students share their personal advice on how to make everyday school life...

Girls varsity soccer season kicks off with high hopes

The girls varsity soccer team beat the Convent of the Visitation on Sept. 4 by a score of 5-1.  “The team this year is very cohesive, more so than last year,” sophomore goalkeeper Maria Perkkio said.

Mari Knudson, In-Depth Editor

September 8, 2014

The Girls Varsity Soccer team has had a successful start to the 2014 season with a 5-2 record overall. The team beat their conference rival Minnehaha 3-0 in an exciting match on Sept. 2.  With only four seniors, the team this year is relatively young. However, most of the team has played together...

Students pick snow days as best memories

Students have voted on the most memorable event of the year and the surprising yet disappointing winner is snow days, however, there were a few other events which also stood out to the school community.

Meghan Joyce, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 29, 2014

Students have all voted, the results are in, and the award for the most memorable part of this 2013-2014 school year goes to… snow days? There were some contrasting opinions and ideas, but snow days was the winner. 51% of students surveyed agreed, with reasons varying from “because I caught up on...

So many teams, so little space: Hockey and basketball teams compete for practice times

From left: junior Sarah Romans, junior Katie Ademite and senior Jonte Claiborne defend the ball in their Dec. 3 game against St. Croix Preparatory Academy. The team won 66-44.

Javier Whitaker-Castaneda, Staff Writer

December 18, 2013

For many of St. Paul Academy and Summit School’s winter athletic teams, snow is a big problem. There are many winter sports that are based around annual snowfall, but sports that do not utilize Minnesota’s natural landscape must retreat indoors for the winter season. With limited practice space...

Study hall moves into the upper library

From left to right, freshmen Maria Perkkio and Lauren Hansen work on homework during 3rd Period study hall in the upper library. “So far the feedback has been very positive. The proctors like the atmosphere,” Dean of Students Judy Cummins said.

Laura Slade, A&E Editor

September 12, 2013

Changes are being made for students in the upper library. For the 2013-14 school year the administration decided to move study hall out of the lecture room and into the upper library. “There were a couple things that made us decide,” Upper School Dean of Students Judy Cummins said. “We were th...