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The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

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RIVALS. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are often considered to be the greatest soccer players of all time.

[SPORTS OPINION] Messi is the Greatest Soccer Player of All Time

Erik Bjorgvinsson, Staff Writer December 24, 2023
Of the many names that come up when talking about the greats of soccer, one name stands out: Lionel Messi. Widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, Messi's impact on the sport comes out in more than just statistics.
CELEBRATION. The entire team storms down the field celebrating Ethan Peltiers winning goal.

Boys soccer advances to state finals in an electrifying match against Holy Family

Thomas Chen, RubicOnline November 3, 2023
Going into overtime, the game ended in dramatic fashion. They will take on Pine Island tonight for the final, at 5:00 p.m.
Bollinger Danielson sets future in D1 soccer at the UMN

Bollinger Danielson sets future in D1 soccer at the UMN

Siri Pattison, RubicOnline October 27, 2023
The lively soccer star recieved many calls from college coaches, but ultimately chose to stay close to home at the University of Minnesota.
SOARING. Goalie Cooper Olson kicks the ball, soaring high above the field to teammates.

Boys soccer dominates final match against Roosevelt

Thomas Chen, RubicOnline October 11, 2023
Spartans controlled their final regular game of the season, winning 3-1 against a class AA opponent and building confidence heading into section playoffs next week.
A tense game against Rochester Lourdes ends in stalemate for boys soccer

A tense game against Rochester Lourdes ends in stalemate for boys soccer

Nora McKoy, RubicOnline September 20, 2023
Boys Varsity Soccer had their third game of the week in a close match agaisnt even matched Rochester Lourdes.
OVERCOME. Junior Dylan Bump has faced many mental obstacles as the backup goalkeeper for the boys varsity soccer team. “One of the hardest things I faced was thinking I wasnt able to compete on a varsity team or at that level,” he said.

Bump beats mental barriers to help Spartan soccer beat opponents

Annie Zhang, The Rubicon September 6, 2023
Backup goalkeeper Dylan Bump has learned many lessons in perseverance.
THERAPEUTIC TRIO. Fan favorites Ted Lasso, Coach Beard and Roy Kent stand on the sidelines of the pitch.

[TV REVIEW] Third time is (less of a) charm for Ted Lasso

Alexandra Cardwell, RubicOnline April 14, 2023
At this point, the show is more about audiences watching characters they have come to love.
2023 ATHENA. Senior Heidi Deuel has displayed steadfast dedication to hockey and soccer throughout her five years of varsity sports at SPA. Captain of both teams, she represents everything that an Athena should be.

Heidi Deuel named 2023 Athena

Clara McKoy, RubicOnline March 13, 2023
Senior Heidi Deuel was named SPA's 29th Athena for her athletic excellence.
BIG BLOCK. Senior Solvej Eversoll jumps and blocks a serve from the opposing team. Eversoll plays for the Northern Lights volleyball club when the high-school season is not in session.

Club sports build competitiveness, relationships, athletic success

Tommy Verhey, Director of RubicOnline January 30, 2023
In team sports, athletes play for the name on the front of the jersey. For some athletes, this means their club's logo.
5 things you may not know about Ezra Straub

5 things you may not know about Ezra Straub

Alison Mitchell, RubicOnline November 22, 2022
Learn more about sophomore Ezra Straub.
FIFA FOOTBALL. The Al Janoub Stadium is the newest of the eight stadiums that will host the 2022 World Cup Nov. 20-Dec. 16.

World Cup to be hosted in Qatar starting Nov. 20

Evan Morris, Staff Writer November 18, 2022
FIFA's decision to host the World Cup in Qatar has sparked controversy due to human rights issues in the country.
WE ARE THE (STATE) CHAMPIONS. The team celebrates their accomplishment after captains Nathan Cohen, Cooper Bollinger Danielson and Yash Kshirsagar present the plaque to the group.

BVS makes history with fifth state championship title

Ali Browne, RubicOnline November 5, 2022
Spartan boys varsity soccer finishes a remarkable season as class A state champions.
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