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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,

Lauren Boettcher, News Editor

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.

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

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

Riley Wheaton, 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

Shaymus O'Brien, Staff Writer

May 29, 2015

US Theater director Eric Severson has been nominated for an Educator Tony Award.

Film Club looking for movie lovers

Calla Saunders, Film Club President

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 sent to Thomas Toghramadjian, Columns Editor at [email protected] When Riley Wheaton and I we...

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.

Amodhya Samarakoon, Opinions Editor

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 Riley Wheaton as well as sophomores Lauren Hansen and Ellis Tomlinson. “In part, congressional debate...

College campuses offer high schoolers facilities

College campuses offer high schoolers facilities

Amodhya Samarakoon, Opinions Editor

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, and classrooms to people who live in close proximity. The main campuses which students live...

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.

Javier Whitaker-Castaneda, Cover Editor

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 works at the Minneapolis Institute for Talented Youth, or MITY, where he spends Saturdays...

And the Oscar for Best Picture goes to…

Patrick Commers, Staff Writer

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 and what is thought to be the biggest category of them all, the prestigious best picture category....

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.

Lucy Li, Online Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor

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 long as it does not disturb others, according to the new cell phone policy. The Upper School Council also introduced new consequences for breaking the rules. Th...