The Rubicon

Football and volleyball seasons back on for fall 2020

SMB Wolfpack completes a pass.

Jonas Bray, RubicOnline

September 23, 2020

The MSHSL has reversed its original decision of postponing both season until spring 2021.

Spring sports postponed until further notice

This is what SPA's spring sports usually look like. All photos featured can be found hyperlinked stories.

Elizabeth Trevathan, RubicOnline

April 16, 2020

While the current stay at home order expires May 4, spring sports hang in the balance.

Athletes gather to promote positive team culture

Team captains sit on the Huss stage Sept. 10, facing student athletes who will play on SPA teams this year. Director of Athletics Dawn Wickstrum said, “I think it was really powerful to have our captains up on the front of the stage, in front of all of their peers.

Henry Burkhardt, Photo / Video

September 13, 2019

A new student-athlete meeting explains in depth the contract that every athlete signs and gives ideas on team bonding.

Dance team now open to all

SPA and Minnehaha Academy's joint 2017-2018 dance team.

Liv Larsen, RubicOnline Editor

May 19, 2019

The Minnesota State High School League has officially changed their policies to allow boys to participate in competitive dance.

Brain damage from football calls for the sport to be benched

Football causes significant brain damage, and SPA should not let its students play on a school team.

Rylan Hefner, Interactive Storytelling Team

January 11, 2019

There is no denying that concussions are an inevitable part of football. Unfortunately, they are as much a staple of the game as fans cheering on the sidelines.

Lagos earns a spot as Mr. Soccer finalist

Lagos attempts to score.

Emma Sampson, RubicOnline Editor

October 28, 2018

Senior Eric Lagos was nominated by the Minnesota State High School League for the prestigious Mr. Soccer award.

United loses a heart-wrenching game against Alexandria

United Hockey skates continues to play during the first period, trying to keep up their 1-0 lead.

Peter Blanchfield, RubicOnline Editor

February 22, 2018

After a regular season record of 19-9, St. Paul United fell to No. 4 Alexandria in the first round of the MSHSL state playoffs.

One Act performances spotlight senior directors, MSHSL show

One Act performances spotlight senior directors, MSHSL show

Iya Abdulkarim, Editor in Chief

January 29, 2018

Four student-directed shows and the MSHSL competition one act took the stage on Jan. 27

STAFF EDITORIAL: Vaping does not have a place on campus

Vaping is not only bad for people's health it is against the law and school policy.

RubicOnline Staff, Editorial

January 18, 2018

Vaping should not occur on school grounds whether it is during or after school.

Jake Me Out to the Ballgame: The MSHSL needs to start punishing bad grades

Jake Me Out to the Ballgame is a monthly sports column by Sports Editor Jake Adams.

Jake Adams, RubicOnline Editor

December 1, 2017

The MSHSL needs to take responsibility for keeping the academic standards for playing at a high level.

Two-peat: Askari-Wheaton win state debate (again)

Junior Adnan Askari and senior Sarah Wheaton hold the 2017 State Debate trophy, their second, in the MSHSL competition. knowing that we could still be good enough to meet [that expectation] feels good,

Diane Huang, Director of RubicOnline

February 3, 2017

It's been 30 years since a team has won state debate two years in a row but that didn't stop this dynamic duo from breaking that streak.

Debate takes first and second place in section tournament

Debate team competitors pose for a photo after awards.  Pictured are seniors Liza Bukingolts, Navodhya Samarakoon and Maya Smith, sophomore Adnan Askari, and juniors Sarah Wheaton, Shefali Bijwadia and Raffi Toghramadjian.

News in Brief

January 11, 2016

This is the 15th consecutive year the debate team has qualified for the state tournament.