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Seniors step off stage to direct their own One Act Plays

Senior directors Jack Romans (left) and Maggie Vlietstra (right, standing) bond with cast members during a rehearsal in the Driscoll Family Commons. Leading up to the performance, Romans said,
February 27, 2016
The St. Paul Academy and Summit School Winter One Acts were preformed on Jan. 29 in the Huss Auditorium. Senior directors provide some insight into the process and their One Acts.

To be or not to be? The US one-acts explore the human condition, eggs, modern relationships, and more

Sophomore Jonah Harrison, junior Mary Grant, and senior Tessa Rauch, respectively cackle as they play the three witches from the one-act
January 31, 2016
The Upper School one-acts, on Jan. 29 amazed and amused the audience with eye-catching visuals and quirky humor.

Observatory topics will be infinite as the night sky

Observatory topics will be infinite as the night sky
September 15, 2015
Riley Wheaton introduces readers to The Observatory.

Introducing The Observatory: The Rubicon welcomes Riley Wheaton as this year’s columnist

September 12, 2015
This year's bi-weekly columnist will be senior Riley Wheaton, who will be writing his own column called "The Observatory."

Severson nominated for Educator Tony

May 29, 2015
US Theater director Eric Severson has been nominated for an Educator Tony Award.

2015-16 student officers elected

May 1, 2015
USC, SAC, and DC officers were elected for coming school year on Apr. 21.

Film Club looking for movie lovers

December 11, 2014

This piece is part of a series of opinion columns written by Student Interest Groups at SPA.  Opinions expressed are those of the group or writer, and not of The Rubicon staff.  Inquiries should be...

Debaters compete at state capitol

Debaters line up for a picture at the state capitol. “It was a little tricky to understand the voices echoing through the mic but we pulled it off.  The setting made things a little more formal, but we all make the choice to go out and dress in suits so we have fun with that stuff,” Wheaton said.
October 29, 2014

On Oct. 17, the students involved in the St. Paul Academy and Summit School congressional debate team went to the state capitol to compete. Some students who went included juniors Lauren Woessner and...

College campuses offer high schoolers facilities

College campuses offer high schoolers facilities
October 26, 2014

College campuses are not only places where young adults wander and sit clustered, nose deep in textbooks; they are places which provide resources such as athletic courts, libraries, health centers, entertainment,...

Wheaton is a MITY force for science

Sophomore Riley Wheaton supervises aspiring scientists at his weekend job with the Minneapolis Institute for Talented Youth.   “My job is to go in to help set up and to help the kids if they are having trouble staying focused or staying quiet,” Wheaton said.
May 28, 2014

For some students, the weekend is used for catching up on homework or sleep, but for sophomore Riley Wheaton, it is a chance to connect with younger students and assist them in their learning process. Wheaton...

And the Oscar for Best Picture goes to…

February 28, 2014

Film critics rejoice, be ready to give your best insight on as many movies as you can. That’s right everyone, it is awards season. One of the biggest events of the awards season is The Academy Awards...

Students respond to cell phone policy

Senior Helen Derechin quietly uses her phone during a free period. “I like that it gives us access to communication with other people, especially if we need to contact our parents for some reason or to arrange after school plans,” she said.
February 27, 2014

A quick glance of the senior lounge, library, or benches reveals phones in hands and on chairs, their dark or lighted up screens out in the open. Students may now use their phones during free periods as...

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