The Rubicon

Annual Blood Drive ends in success, 29 units donated

Senior Maggie Gallagher gives blood and senior Moira McCarthy supports her at the Jan. 31 Blood Drive.

Emily Thissen, RubicOnline Editor

February 1, 2017

At the annual Red Cross Blood Drive, SPA students, faculty, and staff, donated 29 units of blood.

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.

Going green benefits the environment and helps the body

Junior Moira McCarthy benefits from a healthy environment.

Noor Qureishy, InDepth Editor

May 22, 2016

Going green does not only benefit the Earth but also ourselves.

Students save with bank accounts

Bank accounts and other ways of managing money give students more responsibility while allowing them freedom with their spending. “It helps me think about saving money more than having it in a piggy bank would, [and] I like being able to take it out whenever I want,” sophomore Maya Shrestha said.

Claire Tipler, Sports Editor

February 9, 2016

St. Paul Academy and Summit School students learn how to manage money and savings through the use of bank accounts and debit cards.

Human ecologist Darron Collins shares experiences with students

Collins tells students and faculty about his trip in Mongolia.

Stephanie Li, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 30, 2015

Collins visited SPA on Sept. 21.

Finalized dress code published in 2015-16 student planner

From left to right: sophomores Ashley Jallen and Sophia Rose, and seniors Lexi Hilton and Sabrina Brown model the new dress code.

Clare Tipler, Sports Editor

September 11, 2015

The new dress code has been published in the Student Planner.

Students participate in mock government event over Spring Break

Sophomores Kathryn Schmechel and Moira McCarthy represented the Maldives at this year's Model United Nations.

Clare Tipler, News Editor

March 30, 2015

Take a look into a day in the life of a Model United Nations attendee.

Registration for Blood Drive begins

Sophomore Ella Matticks checks out a Blood Drive poster in the athletic hallway, one of many posters posted around school. “I think [the Blood Drive] is a great thing our school does,” Matticks said.

Emily Thissen, Sports Editor

January 28, 2015

This year's Blood Drive will be held on Feb. 3.

Female artists release controversial chart-toppers

Can songs themselves really impact how girls thinks? Sophomore Kathryn Schmechel thinks empowering songs really can motivate girls liker her. “They can contribute to how people view themselves and others,” she said.

Dianne Caravela, Staff Writer

December 8, 2014

Women artists have filled the top five spots of the Billboard Hot 100 songs for five weeks in a row for the first time ever. With this recent landmark in the popularity of female artists, people have been discussing how body positive messages impact young girls. “Girl power songs should inspire...

Siblings share stories of home & school

School and siblings don't always mix, but there's no denying the support siblings receive from having brothers or sisters already on campus.

Meghan Joyce, Catherine Braman, Arts and Entertainment Editor, Online EIC

December 1, 2014

Big siblings serve as classmates & offer advice by Meghan Joyce Sibling dynamics are undeniably complex. Only siblings can know each other well enough to be both the bane of their siblings’ existence and their best friend. “I get along with them. My siblings don’t [get along with eac...

SSJ Global writes for safe college sexual assault policies

SSJ GLOBAL members get organized and motivated for their letter writing campaign under the leadership of co-presidents Moira McCarthy and Kathryn Schmechel. “I don’t want there to be the chance that if [sexual assault] happens, that nothing would be done about it,” Schmechel said.

Mari Knudson, In Depth Editor

October 23, 2014

As upperclassmen start to consider what colleges they would like to apply to, they ask themselves many questions in order to narrow down their prospective list of schools. They debate the benefits of urban campuses versus rural, staying in Minnesota or going to school out of state, going to the East...