The Rubicon

Robotics posts solid results at state, fails to make worlds

John Hall, Hayden Graff, and Gabriel Konar-Steenberg control their robot.

Kelby Wittenberg, RubicOnline Editor

February 12, 2019

On Feb 9, the SPA robotics team competed in the state competition, winning awards and having great success, but ultimately failing to make worlds.

Hall shares his creative process of robotics

Sophomore John Hall stands in the Robotics room where the team practices using their robot.

Bobby Verhey, RubicOnline Editor

February 8, 2019

With the Spartan Robotics team preparing for state, sophomore John Hall shares how the team gets ready for competitions.

Spartan Robotics teams don’t just build robots

Sophomore Jackson Small, Senior Michaela Polley and Freshman Julia Macomber work on their teams robot during the open house.

Henry Burkhardt, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

The Spartan Robotics team hosted an open house for current and perspective students on Oct. 25.

Team Instagramers: Social media keeps fans connected

The official Instagram page of the popular spring sport Ultimate Frisbee.

Emma Sampson, RubicOnline Editor

April 5, 2018

Team Instagram accounts have recently been a way for students to follow their favorite school teams and clubs.

Bance talks tech

Computer Science classes are becoming more popular and easier to find both at SPA and other schools.

Ellie Findell, Production Manager

March 19, 2018

9th grader Miranda Bance discusses her introduction to the computer science field, and her interest in tech.

Spartan robotics builds the road to state

Seniors Grant Gunderson and Michael Hall along with junior Michaela Polley watch their robot in a competition. “For the first part of the competition the robot has to be pre-programmed and that’s very challenging because there are so many things that can go wrong,” Hall said.

Martha Sanchez, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017

The SPA robotics team emphasizes teamwork and hard work as they progress toward the state qualifying tournaments this month.

Meet Spartan Robotics, SPA’s FTC team

Web Lehmann, RubicOnline Illustrator/Videographer

February 13, 2017

The SPA robotics team made it to the semifinals at the state tournament on Feb. 11-12. Learn who they are, what the game is, and get a glimpse into their Dec. 10 tournament in this video by RubicOnline videographer, Web Lehmann.

New computer science program builds tech-y understanding

Sophomore Imran Umer works on a robot in the new computer science classroom.

Emily Thissen, RubicOnline Editor

September 4, 2016

Three new classes and a new computer science study group take place in the new classroom renovation of the lower library.

New Computer Science electives in works for upcoming school year

A variety of Computer Science classes will be offered to SPA students in the upcoming school year.

Boraan Abdulkarim, Editor in Chief

April 16, 2016

In the works is a variety of new course offerings related to Computer Science that will be available to St. Paul Academy and Summit School students the upcoming school year. These courses include Introduction to computer science, Computer Science Principles I and II, Competition Robotics, Regular Robotics, Advanced Topics in Computer Design.