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Robotics posts solid results at state, fails to make worlds

John Hall, Hayden Graff, and Gabriel Konar-Steenberg control their robot.

Kelby Wittenberg, RubicOnline Editor

February 12, 2019

On Feb 9, the SPA robotics team competed in the state competition, winning awards and having great success, but ultimately failing to make worlds.

Spartan Robotics teams don’t just build robots

Sophomore Jackson Small, Senior Michaela Polley and Freshman Julia Macomber work on their teams robot during the open house.

Henry Burkhardt, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

The Spartan Robotics team hosted an open house for current and perspective students on Oct. 25.

Polley and Huang advance to national Chemistry Olympiad exam

Junior Michaela Polley studies for the exam on Apr. 21. “It feels really exciting to be a finalist,” Polley said.

Melissa Nie, Illustrations/Infographics

March 30, 2018

St. Paul Academy finalists Polley and Huang will compete in the National Exam.

Spartan Robotics team 11117 misses spot at state

Junior Gabriel Konar-Steenberg and sophomore Gustav Baumgart examine a visitor's robot during an outreach even hosted by Spartan Robotics.

Noah Raaum, Videographer

January 23, 2018

On Jan. 21, the two Spartan Robotics teams competed in their second FTC state qualifier at North Branch Middle School.

Math team competes against Blake in close race

The Math team comes together when clubs meet to prepare for their next competition on Nov. 28. Pictured from left to right in the top row is 9th grader Ayla Straub, senior Sophie Jaro, sophomore Michaela Polley, senior Shefali Bijwadia, sophomore Kayla Edmunson, senior Ellie Brass, sophomore Matt Pauly, 9th grader Richard Chang, sophomore Justin Hla, 9th grader Nathan Sobotka, 9th grader Samir Bijwadia, junior Benjamin Konstan, and Sophomore Jeffrey Huang. In the bottom row from left to right are 9th grader Sam Hansen, sophomore Jonathon Pomerantz, and 9th grader Allen Wang.

Jasper Green, The Rubicon Editor

November 21, 2016

The Math Team got second place to The Blake School in their first competition of the year on Nov. 7.

Girls Swim and Dive Team springs into secure season

The Girls Swimming and Diving team has had a successful start to their season, and they continue to improve and set goals. Sophomore Michaela Polley appreciates being in the pool with her team. “I enjoy spending time with the team and the tight community we have. I know the other girls on the team really well and that helps me when I am leading them,” Polley said.

Mimi Geller, RubicOnline Editor

October 6, 2016

With their season about halfway over, the Girls Swimming and Diving team has a lot to be proud of already.

Math Team starts off season successfully with win against Blake

Math Team defeated Blake on Nov. 2 at their first competition of the season. Senior co-captain Max Chen hopes to successfully lead the team in future competitions.

Stephanie Li, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 12, 2015

Math Team starts off the season successfully on Nov. 2 with a win against Blake.