The Rubicon

Athletics experiences many departures

“I still keep in touch with a ton of my ex-students and I still see a ton of my advisees,” MS Physical Education teacher Carol King said. “I’ve loved it here and I’ve made a ton of lifelong friends.”

Sophie Jaro, Opinions Editor

June 2, 2015

Carol King, Kaitlyn Frenchick, and Peter Sawkins leave department.

Football team forfeits playoff game

Academy football logo.The team is a co-op program between St. Paul Academy, Mounds Park Academy, Twin Cities Academy, and Great River School.

Patrick Commers, Arts Critic

October 23, 2014

The St. Paul Academy football team, seeded sixth, forfeited their section game against Highland Park High School this past Tuesday because there were only 14 available players. The Spartans had zero wins and nine losses this season. Plagued by injuries all year, Athletic Director Peter Sawkins said...

School announces new athletic conference

Six independent schools founded the new Independent Metro Area Conference.  “I think we kept our five biggest and most important rivalries,” junior Tyler Seplak said.

Thomas Toghramadjian, Opinions Editor

May 1, 2014

While the announcement last fall to withdraw from the Tri-Metro Conference had clear benefits, Spartan athletes were also set to lose the advantages inherent in conference play. Most notably, Athletic Director Peter Sawkins said, conference participation allows teams to “play for conference championship...

Clap your hands and stomp your feet

Only a handful loyal Spartan student fans attend the home Girls Varsity Basketball game against Breck on Feb 26. The team lost 50-43.

Mari Knudson, Staff Writer

March 24, 2014

The clock is ticking as the scoreboard remains even in an overtime basketball game against a Spartan rival. Suddenly, the star center gets the ball, dribbles it to the opposing team’s end. The teammates on the bench hold their breath as the center takes a shot. The ball goes in. The buzzer sounds....

Senior Sonya Das named school’s Athena Award winner

Senior Sonya Das prepares to hit the ball.

Clare Tipler, Staff Writer

March 10, 2014

Athena, the Greek goddess of skill, power, strength, and dignity is not only a mythological character, but she also walks among us. Well, sort of. Senior tennis captain Sonya Das was named the 2013-2014 Athena Award winner at St.Paul Academy and Summit School. Das was the Class A singles tennis cha...

So many teams, so little space: Hockey and basketball teams compete for practice times

From left: junior Sarah Romans, junior Katie Ademite and senior Jonte Claiborne defend the ball in their Dec. 3 game against St. Croix Preparatory Academy. The team won 66-44.

Javier Whitaker-Castaneda, Staff Writer

December 18, 2013

For many of St. Paul Academy and Summit School’s winter athletic teams, snow is a big problem. There are many winter sports that are based around annual snowfall, but sports that do not utilize Minnesota’s natural landscape must retreat indoors for the winter season. With limited practice space...

Trap shooters shatter clay… and the competition

Netta Kaplan, Staff Writer

May 9, 2013

"Pull!" A brightly colored orange disk shoots into the air and bursts in half, accompanied by a bang. It falls to the ground, indistinguishable from the thousands of other clay fragments covering the field. "Nice one." Two dozen students have gathered at the Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake for th...