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Students tackle international issues at Model United Nations conference

Model United Nations participants sophomore Nina Zietlow, freshman Moira McCarthy, sophomore Lexi Hilton, sophomore Claire Walsh, and sophomore Netta Kaplan represent the country of Benin at the conference held on Mar. 27-29 at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center.

Nina Zietlow, News Editor

April 1, 2014

For most spring break is a time to relax, unwind, and take a break from studying, but for a small group of St. Paul Academy and Summit School sophomores, spring break means getting down to business researching a country and attending a conference as a student diplomat.  Welcome to the world of Model...

Math team tallies up a satisfying season

Members of math team listen to Upper School mathematics teacher Bill Boulger (not pictured) as he explains the upcoming competition. “As always, Mr. Boulger is absolutely incredible. He’s everything the Math Team could want and more,” senior captain Vittorio Orlandi said.

Hannah Johnson, Editor in Chief

March 18, 2014

State: the dream for any high school competitor. The biggest stage in Minnesota for students to show their talents, dedication and hard work. Many sports teams work all year to compete on these stages, which include huge arenas such as the Xcel Energy Center, the Metrodome and Target Center. For St....

Student Political Union offers space for passionate debates

From left to right, junior Eva Zaydman, senior Connor Allen, and junior Jordan Hughes participate in a Student Political Union meeting. “Being able to argue with people about politics; that’s why I go,” SPU president Lowell Naas said.

Katrina Hilton, Sports Editor

March 5, 2014

Earlier last month during a Student Political Union meeting, a student stormed out of the intense debate. SPU talks about a wide variety of topics every week: “[In early February] we talked about Obama care, gun control, and the Olympics,” SPU president Lowell Naas said. The topic that sparked the most d...

Students Against Destructive Decisions plan for mural, ice cream, and speaker

Senior presidents Ellen Samuelson, Yusra Murad, and Sharon Sethna hope to wrap up the year with many plans. “We’re hoping to possibly get all the advisories and students involved,” Samuelson said, referring to the construction of a mural.

Katrina Hilton, Sports Editor

December 13, 2013

The Students Against Destructive Decisions student group has a lot on their plate this month. The group is collaborating with Art Club to come up with ideas for a mural to put somewhere in the school that encourages students to make safe and responsible decisions. “We’re hoping to possibly get all...

Quiz Bowl student group redefines itself in hopes of a more bonded team

From left to right, Upper School history teacher and Quiz Bowl adviser Amy Weisgram, sophomore co-president Patrick Commers, freshman Cole Staples, freshman Ewan Lang, freshman Phoebe Pannier, freshman Cole Thompson, freshman Paul Watkins, and freshman Sarah Wheaton meet during Thursday X Period on Oct. 31.

Nina Zietlow, News Editor

November 21, 2013

The St. Paul Academy and Summit School student group Quiz Bowl is going though a year of development. After former Quiz Bowl advisor George Leiter left SPA in 2012, the student group became much less formal than before. “No one was really there to organize aside from [former group president] Chloe Hi...

Students for Social Justice rebounds with entirely new members

Nina Zietlow, News Editor

October 7, 2013

The start of the new school year brings new faces to St. Paul Academy and Summit School's’s Students for Social Justice (SSJ) student group.The group, which focuses on educating themselves and the community on both local and international social justice issues, was made up entirely of seniors last...