The Rubicon

[SPA THINKS] What makes you nervous about school?

Junior Olivia Lagos studies during a free block in Old Main.
September 13, 2019
No longer on the flexible schedule of summer, homework and time management move into student mindset.

Juniors prepare for the PSAT

Pia Schultz, Class of 2020
October 28, 2018
As first quarter of the 2018-2019 school year wrapped up, many juniors at SPA took on another challenge on top of their already overwhelming school work: the PSAT.

Junior class takes PSAT

Practice tests and books (like the one above) were available in the College Counseling office for PSAT prep.
October 13, 2017
College Counseling facilitated PSAT testing for juniors on Oct. 11.

Shorter Awards Ceremony yields better show

The Huss Center has become the new home for the Awards Ceremony
May 28, 2017
The Awards Ceremony was more packed this year, but delivered in terms of recognition of seniors and others.

Standardized testing season takes over and students feel the squeeze

Students feel the pressure as they enter the fall test season and prepare for more standardized testing in the spring.
November 6, 2015
The stakes are high for many students when it comes to standardized testing, resulting in increased stress levels.

Two Sides, One Issue: Standardized Testing

October 19, 2015
Should students be notified of standardized tests sooner? or should focus be drawn away from standardized testing at school?

Juniors anticipate redesigned PSAT

The redesigned PSAT/NMSQT is now notably longer and scored on a 1600 scale rather than a 240 scale (and for the SAT, 1600 instead of 2400), and both the SAT and PSAT now have two instead of three sections.
October 9, 2015
The redesigned PSAT/NMSQT will be administered on Oct. 14 for the class of 2017 at 8 A.M.

PSAT scheduling conflicts with religious celebration

Junior Aliza Rahman poses for a photo on Eid Al-Adha last year. This year, the PSAT occurred on the same day as the Muslim holiday on Oct. 16. Before the test Rahman said, “I just don’t want it to come on a holiday... No one should have to take a PSAT on a holiday.”
October 28, 2013

The sound of Takbeer, clear and strong over the rumble of people chattering, greets friends and neighbors alike, hugging strangers on sight, wishing them a happy Eid. Every year, over 1.5 billion Muslims...

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