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Senior Speech Illustrations: Week 16

Iya Abdulkarim, The Rubicon Editor

January 30, 2017

View the illustrations of quotes from the senior speeches given on Monday, Jan. 23.

Preparations underway for the arrival of French exchange students

Senior Matt Suzuki messages his French exchange student on Facebook.

Emily Thissen, RubicOnline Editor

January 10, 2017

SPA students prepare for the arrival of their French exchange students, who arrive on Jan. 27.

As early meets are cancelled, Nordic Ski team trains hard

Juniors Dina Moradian and Val Hart hold hands for support while squatting during a dryland practice.“The team dynamic of the Nordic team is very inclusive and supportive. People are always cheering each other on at meets and encouraging each other at practices,” captain Nora Kempainen said.

Abby Hedberg, Staff Writer

January 1, 2017

New Head Coach David Miller brings an intense training approach to practices that the team hopes will pay off in competition.

Kulkarni and Sukumar connect with culture through Indian dance

Senior Sonia Sukumar has been doing Kathak Indian dance since she was in fourth grade.

Stephanie Li, The Rubicon Editor

November 7, 2016

Seniors Sonia Sukumar and Neeti Kulkarni have devoted a great part of their life to Indian dance. Sukumar continues to participate in Kathak while Kulkarni reflects on the significance Bharatanatyam dance has had in he life.

Rural vs. Urban: seniors O’Hern and Kulkarni reflect on their unique lifestyles

NEW PERSPECTIVES. Senior Neeti Kulkarni enjoys the view from her balcony in downtown Minneapolis.  “There’s not a feeling like it. You go out and you feel … I wouldn’t say you feel powerful because it is really freaky to look down on how many people are there … but it kinda gives you perspective on what’s out there and it’s just a really surreal feeling to be able to see the entire downtown laid out straight in front of you,

Javier Whitaker-Castañeda, Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2016

Not everyone lives walking distance from school. Seniors Colin O'Hern and Neeti Kulkarni share their experiences living in two completely different environments: rural and urban.

Henna holds a sacred spot in hearts and on hands

This hand models a henna design drawn by junior Tabeer Naqvi's mother.

Sophie Jaro, Opinions Editor

November 4, 2015

The ancient art form symbolizes joy and celebration for St. Paul Academy and Summit School students.

Students remain unaware of nurse alternatives

Students are not aware of alternatives to going to see the school nurse: “If there’s a real health crisis, there are lots of people around who are able to step in,” Upper School Principal Chris Hughes said.

Meghan Joyce, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 4, 2014

Face-plant in Fitness for Life? Get sick in science class? Trip and twist an ankle? Ordinarily these problems would be fixed with a quick visit to the school nurse. However, without one working full-time, students believe that they are simply out of luck if it’s not the right time on the right day. The...

Bakers aim to make days delicious

Bakers aim to make days delicious

Javier Whitaker-Castaneda, Staff Writer

November 28, 2013

Food is a basic part of human survival, but instead of treating it like a chore, humans have embraced the art of eating food and found ways to make it more fun and appetizing. As some St. Paul Academy and Summit School students have found, baking is a great way to move away from eating out of necessity...