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Senior Speech Illustrations: Week 22

“When the passion that you put into a future or a personality transcends someone as an emotional, capable human being, your feedback is no longer a display of love, no matter how much you think you’re caring about them,

Iya Abdulkarim, The Rubicon Editor

February 26, 2017

View the illustrations of quotes of senior speeches delivered on Friday, Feb. 24.

Early Decision lifts weight of college off seniors’ shoulders

Senior Nora Kempainen wears her Colby sweatshirt after being accepted through Early Decision

Iya Abdulkarim, The Rubicon Editor

February 7, 2017

At the same time that most seniors were wrapping up their college applications, a third of the class of 2017 had already heard back from their colleges through early decision (ED) applications.

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.

Multi-sport athletes jump from winter to spring

Sophomore Olivia Williams-Ridge rolls out her calves. “It’s hard with hockey and softball because I come off the hockey season feeling so tired and dead, but softball season starts so soon,

Lauren Boettcher, News Editor

March 8, 2016

Multi-sport athletes have to deal with the struggle of recovering to get ready for the spring sports season after the tough winter season.

Students Use Art as a Form of Activism

Juniors Nora Kempainen and Maya Edstrom share their photography with the community.

Amodhya Samarakoon, Heath and Wellness Editor

October 9, 2015

Students use their art to raise awareness about rape culture.

Girls Cross Country hopes to take entire team to State Meet

Girls Cross Country hopes to take entire team to State Meet

Lauren Boettcher, News Editor

October 2, 2015

The Girls Cross Country team is confident in the upcoming season.

Students build photography talent into a personal business

Former SPA student Sophia McCoy poses for a picture by Maya Edstrom. “I love doing more experimental photography,” Edstrom said.

Emily Thissen, Sports Editor

December 18, 2014

For many students at St. Paul Academy and Summit School, taking pictures is more than just a casual activity—it is something they take seriously, and for some it is even a business. Mixing business and pleasure can be a hard task, but these student photographers have done it well. If you ever need photos taken, look in the SPA community for a photographer- there are many who are capable.

Heckendorn consults to keep campus secure

Sophomore isabelle Bukovsan signs in to the building in Davern Commons.  Students who arrive at school before 7:30 or who stay after hours and on weekends must utilize the sign-in sheet.

Shaymus O'Brien, Staff Writer

October 28, 2014

Columbine, Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech. These names are seared into history and school safety becomes a topic in need of planning and action. However, the families of St. Paul Academy and Summit School can rest easy knowing their children are safe and protected under a security team headed by Miles Heckendorn, a Safety and Security Consultant...

Freshman books create a variety of opinions among students

Freshman books create a variety of opinions among students

Javier Whitaker-Castaneda, Cover Story Editor

October 14, 2014

The English curriculum for ninth graders remains similar every year which makes the required books notoriously well-known throughout the school. These books were so integral in most students’ freshman year that they now have a strong opinion of either respect or dislike. Last years’ freshman have...

A small but mighty cross country team works to improve

 Members of the Girls Varsity pose for a group photo at the Eagle Invitational meet on Sept.20. The Spartans placed 9 out of 15 total teams.  “I’m really excited to see how well we run for the rest of the season,” sophomore Nora Kempainen said.

Mari Knudson

September 25, 2014

Despite being relatively young and few in numbers, the Girls Varsity Cross Country team has had a solid season so far. With 13 girls on the roster of which three are seniors, the team placed ninth out of 15th in their Eagle Invitational meet at Apple Valley High School on Sept.20. With a time of 15:57.4,...