The Rubicon

[Q&A] Social distancing looks different for every student


Elle Chen, RubicOnline

April 8, 2020

Take a sneak peak into some community members' COVID-19 quarantine and social distancing experiences, memories, and activities.

Bottern aims to sharpen hunting skills through trap shooting

Junior Eric Bottern (middle) aims for a clay pigeon in his first round of the day.

Bobby Verhey, Social Media Manager

May 15, 2019

Junior Eric Bottern explains how trap shooting is the perfect way to work on hunting skills during off season.

[MY GEEK FACTOR] Swanson relaxes with lacrosse team

[MY GEEK FACTOR] Swanson relaxes with lacrosse team

Meagan Massie, Rubicon Editor

April 12, 2019

Swanson builds a strong connection among the lacrosse team.

Co-captain Shelby Tietel reflects on her final golf season

Golf Co-Captain Shelby Tietel likes to lead the team with a fun-first mentality.  “For most of our major matches, a lot of the teams tend to putt and chip to warm up before starting but our team typically is having so much fun that we forget to warm up because we’re talking and joking too much,” Tietel said.

Jasper Green, The Rubicon Editor

June 1, 2017

Senior captain of the St. Paul Academy girls golf team Shelby Tietel strives to create a fun loving atmosphere even in the toughest moments. Tietel believes that in order to become proficient in the sport, one must work on both their long and short games as much as possible. “Practice is determined by the players sin...

A look inside why spring is so refreshing

CHEMISTRY. When spring arrives, the warmth of the sun decreases melatonin making people more active, and the presence of green makes people feel relaxed.

Jenny Sogin, The Rubicon Editor

May 26, 2017

For many crawling out of a cold, dreary Minnesota winter, spring is a time that brings hope, motivation, and refreshment. People begin to exercise more, work harder, and stay outside to enjoy the weather instead of holing up and watching Netflix. But, what makes spring such a welcoming season?

Spartan varsity baseball returns: roster reloaded

Senior captain Riley Bowman practices hitting baseballs in the batting cage.

Tristan Hitchens-Brookins and Austin Leiby

April 18, 2017

"We have a lot more experience than most years because we are returning seven starters, and we have a lot of senior leadership which will pay off come the playoffs," Lombard said.

Take advantage of the weather, get outside and exercise

Anderson stands at the starting line of the SPA 5k run/ walk last year.

Jenny Sogin, The Rubicon Editor

April 17, 2017

Spring is upon us and the time to get outside and exercise is here with it. Upper School Fitness for Life teacher Cari Jo Anderson gives some tips on how to get outside and enjoy the weather.

Trap Team aims for success and clay targets

Freshman Riley Tietel takes aim at a clay pigeon during trap practice.

Javier Whitaker-Castañeda, Managing Editor

May 6, 2016

St.Paul Academy and Summit School's trap team aims to hit goals as well as clay targets.

Take advantage of the first breath of spring

There is nothing stopping us from trading our confined, indoor winter hangouts for open-air paradise.

Javier Whitaker-Castaneda, Staff Writer

May 1, 2014

Is it spring yet? This is the question that Minnesotans have been asking for a long time. Now, nearing the end of April, the answer can finally be yes. Springtime is often associated with blooming flowers, rain showers, and more sunlight hours. Despite all these open-air inferences that come with spring,...

Circle skirts facilitate a fashionable transition between seasons

Sophomore Caroline Montague wears a circle skirt.

Boraan Abdulkarim, Cover Story Editor

March 14, 2014

If the lingering snow visible just outside the window is ignored, slowly rising temperatures, shorter cuts in clothes stores, and pastel-splattered magazine covers urge one to think optimistically about the fast-approaching spring season. Some students choose to express their enthusiasm for the upcoming...

Energizing spring and summer fashion boasts contrast and comfort

Energizing spring and summer fashion boasts contrast and comfort

Boraan Abdulkarim, Cover Story Editor

May 14, 2013

“I can sum it up in two words: prison break,” Eric Wilson said for The New York Times. This short summary of spring/summer 2013 fashion is on the dot. Stripes have been dominant, but so has all-out black and white. Kimono-inspired prints and cuts are also a great statement to make. Ruffles, as exemp...