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Students prepare for spring musical Les Misérables

Students prepare for spring musical <em>Les Misérables</em>

Boraan Abdulkarim, Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2016

The Upper School spring musical Les Misérables began rehearsing before spring break. Students have been practicing choreography, singing, and acting with the guidance of US Theater Director Eric Severson. Performance dates are on May 20-21 at 7:00 p.m. and May 22 at 4:00 p.m. in the Huss Center.

January Speeches

January Speeches

Gitanjali Raman, Online Managing Editor

February 21, 2016

Senior speeches from January focused on how a change in attitude or approach can create a beneficial difference.

Scouting shapes participants beyond cookies, camping, and badges

Scouting shapes participants beyond cookies, camping, and badges

Gitanjali Raman and Mari Knudson

May 5, 2015

Girl and Boy Scouts programs teach students at SPA valuable lessons and leave them with unforgettable memories.

Smartphone ownership becomes near-universal

Smartphone ownership becomes near-universal

Lillian Pettigrew, Staff Writer

November 1, 2014

It’s after school. Students sit in the Summit Center, stand on the sidewalk waiting for buses, or pile on the benches outside Briggs Gymnasium hanging out with friends. Take a brief glance at the people. Make a quick count of how many phones you see—those in hands or back pockets. How many are there?

Ensemble cast brings to life the best musical you’ve never heard of

Ensemble cast brings to  life the best musical  you’ve never  heard of

Patrick Commers, Arts Critic

May 30, 2014

It is curtains for the Upper School musical Once on this Island. A story of life, love, and loss, Once on this Island was a well rehearsed, song filled production. Centering on a small Caribbean island where two separate groups of people live, it is a musical and reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet and The...

Students dive into winter activities

Students dive into winter activities

Sarah Murad, Staff Writer

December 19, 2013

As the snow starts to fall, Minnesotans everywhere strap on their skates, skis, and snowshoes as they head out for the beginning of winter sports. A variety of winter activities are played at St. Paul Academy and Summit School, and for many students, the coming of the cold means the start of fast-paced...