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Women’s science award recognizes Rucker’s passion for computer science

Senior Sabrina Rucker earned honorable mention for Aspirations in Computing. The award is given through the National Center for Women and Information Technology and recognizes young women's passion for computer science. “The award is more symbolic than anything to me. I have been trying to get an honorable mention for the last couple of years. Every time I got basically one step above a participation award, so this is like a ‘finally’ sort of thing,” Rucker said.

Flannery Enneking-Norton, RubicOnline Editor

February 9, 2018

Senior Sabrina Rucker recently received honorable mention for Aspirations in Computing, an award given by the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT).

Outdoors Club sleds into new semester

Students gathered at the upper field to sled during X-period on Jan. 4. Outdoors Club hosted the event.

Flannery Enneking-Norton, RubicOnline Editor

January 4, 2018

Outdoors Club gathered students to celebrate the first day back from winter break with sledding and hot cocoa.

PHOTO GALLERY: Students share tips for stressful relaxing exam season

PHOTO GALLERY: Students share tips for <strike>stressful</strike> <i>relaxing</i> exam season

Mimi Geller, Director of RubicOnline

December 7, 2017

As semester exams approach, students reflect on what forms of self-care keep them from getting too stressed.

Fencing captain Sabrina Rucker looks forward to season

Fencing captain senior Sabrina Rucker.

Tristan Hitchens-Brookins, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017

One of the fencing captains Sabrina Rucker lets students know about the fencing season this year.

Rucker spices up fall tradition with homemade cider

Senior Sabrina Rucker's family picked their own apples and brewed their own cider this year.

Sharee Roman, Photographer

October 19, 2017

Senior Sabrina Rucker and her family go apple picking annually, but this season, they experimented with home brewed cider--and discovered the perfect recipe.

Slang: Shortened language expands casual vocabulary

LIT AF FAM. Common slang terms used by students ranked in order from most frequently used to least frequently used according to a poll of 11% of the student body. With every passing month, new terms or acronyms make their way around via messages, Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, and day-to-day conversations. 
Infographic: Mari Knudson and Iya Abdulkarim

Quinn Christensen, Staff Writer

January 22, 2017

Is your vocabulary up to date? Read about some of the most recent slang terms and the perspectives of students and teachers towards them.

Students get a shirt, give to a cause, and have fun in races

FRESHMAN JENNIE VERHEY poses with friends at the end of the race as they get blasted with color dust.  “I don’t usually like to run by myself,  so running with friends and at such a cool event was fun,”  Verhey said.

Ellie Nowakowski, The Rubicon Editor

June 4, 2016

SPA students share their experiences with running in organized races.

Students keep in touch with Spanish exchange students between visits

Sophomore Sabrina Rucker stays in touch with her Spanish exchange student through texting and Instagram. “We mostly talk about important things in our lives. I texted her when I got a new jacket and she texted me when she won this really cool competition,” Rucker said.

Marlee Baron, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 1, 2016

Social media and smartphones keep exchange students close between trips.

Beyond black belts and boxing; martial arts today

JUNIOR JONNY ADDICKS O’TOOLE shows off his Jiu Jitsu moves on junior Justine Miller. “it’s like wresting,” he said.

Iya Abdulkarim, Feature Editor

December 16, 2015

Martial arts is a term encompassing the many different forms of self defense including karate, Krav maga and Jiu jitsu to name a few. St. Paul Academy and Summit School students have participated in various forms of martial arts. Some forms of sport originated in China, but others including Kor...

Spanish Exchange Students leave behind memories

Marlee Baron, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 1, 2015

On September 26th the Spanish exchange students departed to go back to Spain. This is a gallery with photos from their time her.

Students share favorite genres, reading habits

Junior Navodhya Samarakoon browses at Bookfest to find some of the books she has on her list of must reads. “There are a few books I really want to read at Bookfest. I Am Malala [by Malala Yousafzai ]and 1491 [by Charles C. Mann], mainly,” Samarakoon said.

Lillian Pettigrew, Staff Writer

December 5, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars. If I Stay. Looking for Alaska. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. The Book Thief. Thirteen Reasons Why. Eleanor and Park. Chances are most of St. Paul Academy and Summit School’s students haven’t read or even hea...