The Rubicon

Betsy Romans: a SPA family legacy

Family on vacation. Every Romans child who has gone to SPA.

Noah Rice, Staff Writer

November 30, 2016

Sophomore Betsy Romans reflects on the advantages of having older siblings and the influence they have on her life.

United Girls Lacrosse looks to net successful season

The United girls’ lacrosse team plays in a game against The Breck School on April 14. The team lost 9-21. “We have lots of fast runners that can move the ball quickly,” senior Sarah Romans said.

Marlee Baron, Staff Writer

May 6, 2015

The co-op lacrosse team of SPA and Visitation work hard in practice and games, hoping for a strong season.

State trooper shares “Gone too Soon” for SADD week

Minnesota Department of Public Safety officer Curt Thurmes engages students in conversation about crashes.

Gitanjali Raman, Social Media Editor

April 14, 2015

MN State Trooper Curt Thurmes spoke with students Monday morning to kick of a week of awareness sponsored by Students Against Destructive Decisions.  He shared the video "Gone too Soon" produced by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety which documents the lives of four teens and the results of...

Distracted and impaired driving lead to otherwise easily preventable tragedies

Distracted and impaired driving lead to otherwise easily preventable tragedies

Sarah Romans and Julia Hansen

April 13, 2015

SADD stresses the dangers of distracted or impaired driving in light of SADD week, which is from Apr. 13-18.

Senior Sarah Romans researches ketogenic diets

Senior Sarah Romans does research at  Gillette Children’s Hospital in St.Paul.  She is studying the use of keto diets on seizure patients with Doctor Shani Norberg . “I have so much fun there because it is such interesting work,” Romans said.

Clare Tipler, News Editor

October 20, 2014

Most high school students can’t say that they are in the middle of conducting pediatric seizure disorder research, but one St.Paul Academy and Summit School student can. Senior Sarah Romans works at Gillette Children’s Hospital in St.Paul with SPA parent and pediatric neurologist Dr. Shani Norberg....

Students prepare for college over the summer at camp

Sophomore Caroline Montague poses for a picture with other college prep campers. “I do it for the experience, learning and otherwise, you aren’t really thinking about college preparatory activities when you are eight, so I can’t say that’s what drew me to it,” Montague said.

Meghan Joyce, A & E Editor

June 4, 2014

Summer vacation is a break from school, but it also tends to be a break from education in general. Although many St. Paul Academy and Summit School students like to spend their summers without learning, pushing thoughts of school and college that are so often looming to the backs of their minds for three...

Girls United Lacrosse looks to net successful season

Freshman Mari Knudson fights for the ball during the first Junior Varsity lacrosse game of the season against Eagan on April 11.

Noor Qureishy

May 7, 2014

The longer days and dew sprinkled grass mark not only the start of a long awaited spring, but also the beginning of the Girls Lacrosse season. This year glimmers with the promise of new beginnings and a tenacious team. Not only have the girls received a new head coach, they are also facing cuts and a...

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) prepare signs to encourage safety

Junior Sarah Romans, senior Harrisen Egly, and junior Julia Hansen work on signs. “One sign we’re making this week says, ‘It’s finally time for our homecoming week. Take your friends keys, don’t turn the other cheek,’” Egly said.

Katrina Hilton, Sports Editor

September 24, 2013

The Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) student group works on signs discouraging destructive decisions. These signs are hung around the school, and normally relate to a holiday or event that is coming up. They typically contain rhyming, funny, punch lines, in an effort to draw the attention...