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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.
Senior Lukas Kelsey-Friedemann and junior Tommy Dicke face their opponents during the tournament.

P.L.A.Y. student group hosts dodge ball tournament amidst long week

Iya Abdulkarim, Feature Editor November 22, 2015
P.L.A.Y. student club held a dodge ball tournament for students (and teachers!) Nov 12.
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.

Girls golf looks to improve through hard work

Lexi Hilton, Staff Writer May 5, 2015
Girls Golf sets high goals for their season.
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.

Maria Perkkio ranks in national CrossFit Open

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...

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.

More students study in Wi-Fi connected lunchroom

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...

Students offer tips and advice to help stay organized.

Students offer tips to 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...

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.

Girls varsity soccer season kicks off with high hopes

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...

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.

Students pick snow days as best memories

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...

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.

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

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...

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.

Study hall moves into the upper library

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...

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