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The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

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The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

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INCLUSIVE. Science Alliance has previously been a predominantly-male student group. Vice-captain Shefali Meagher said, Im hoping this year we will have an even more diverse group of people [...] at least one girl please!

Science Alliance sets hefty goals for the new year

Amanda Hsu, RubicOnline September 26, 2023
The club aims to make science more fun with engaging activities and increase the diversity of their members.
Colton Werner first began to discover his love for Computer Science from his STEM teachers in high school, and now he will be the one doing the teaching as a new Upper School Computer Science teacher.

Colton Werner brings love for both STEM and journalism to the Upper School

Eliana Mann and Hobbs Lillygreen September 1, 2021
Joining SPA as a first-year teacher this school year, meet well-rounded Midwesterner Colton Werner.
Seniors Lily Nestor and Gemma Yoo, and 9th grader Sophie Cullen discuss Science Olympiad plans.

Science Alliance offers socialization while pursuing independent projects

Maren Ostrem, The Rubicon Editor January 19, 2019
Science Alliance provides a place for students to experiment with many different types of science. They hope to keep their first-place streak going this winter in Science Olympiad.
Dr. Heilig performs his famous bed of nails demonstration at the Science Alliance booth.

[QUIZ] Which club should you join?

Isabel Gisser, Production Manager September 7, 2018
With more than 35 options to choose from, picking a club for the 2018-19 school year may seem daunting. Take this quiz and find out which clubs might be a good fit for you!
Science Alliance meets during Thursday X Period in 101. I joined Science Alliance because I wanted an opportunity to do some more science-y things outside of our structured science classes -- I also wanted an opportunity to learn more about different aspects of science,” ninth grader Nikolas Liepins said.

Science Alliance grows membership through a love of STEM

Jenny Ries, Staff Writer January 1, 2018
Science Alliance preps for their spring competitions during Thursday clubs time.
On display: the stories behind the US science hallway glass cases

On display: the stories behind the US science hallway glass cases

Isabel Gisser, RubicOnline Editor December 9, 2017
The glass display cases along the US science hallways house both scientific and historic artifacts, and recent student work.
Last year, Science Alliance group members started preparing for Science Olympiad a little later than they would have liked. “It was more independent and people just individually prepared [for Science Olympiad last year]. We still made it to state, but this year we would like to be prepared earlier on,” co-president Navodhya Samarakoon said.

Science Alliance lays the groundwork for a successful Science Olympiad season

Noor Qureishy, InDepth Editor December 4, 2015
Science Alliance has high hopes for the upcoming Science Olympiad tournament, scheduled in the third week of January 2016.
A wave of new freshmen gather for a Science Alliance meeting as seniors Eva Perez-Greene and Jonathon Trevathan prepare for candy-building game.

Science alliance looks forward to competitions with new leadership

Amodhya Samarakoon, Opinions Editor September 17, 2014

Almost all students have seen their posters with slogans such as “The name’s Bond. Ionic Bond,” up around the school towards the end of the year, advertising the student group Science Alliance. It...

Freshmen Amodhya Samarakoon and Stephanie Li smile for a picture before their first science bowl competition.

Gallery: Science Alliance competes at Minnesota State Regional Science Bowl

Eva Perez-Greene, InDepth Editor January 27, 2014

Upper School Science Alliance student group attended the Minnesota State Regional Science Bowl on Jan. 24 at Macalester College. St. Paul Academy and Summit School brought two teams, one led by senior...

Science Alliance members junior Brian Heilig and senior Cynthia Zheng practice for the upcoming Science Bowl competition. “This year we are hoping to build a larger team so we can compete in every event for Science Olympiad and have a strong Science Bowl team,” Zheng said.

Science Alliance looks ahead to competitions

Katrina Hilton, Sports Editor January 1, 2014

The St. Paul Academy and Summit School’s Science Alliance group is worked hard this past month to prepare for competitions they will be attending in January and February.The first competition they will...

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