The Rubicon

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....

Post-Secondary Education Options take students off campus

Senior Cynthia Zheng takes Chinese classes through PSEO.  When making the decision, she had to take into consideration the academic balance of her programs,  but also timing and budget for things like driving and paying for parking. “I have to leave right after school every day so I have no time to meet with teachers and no time to meet with other people when I’m in a group project,” she said. “That’s been really difficult.”

Lucy Li, Managing Editor/Online Editor in Chief

March 17, 2014

“What’s your major?” Senior Charlie Southwick’s fellow French classmates at the University of Minnesota asked him this question, not knowing that Southwick was part of the Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program. “I was like, ‘Well I’m actually still a high school student,’”...

Advisories encouraged to donate presents for Toys for Tots

Junior Julia Lagos adds toys to the Toys for Tots drop box outside the Dean’s Office. “ [Adopt a Family] was just a lot of work to do around the holidays with so much to do already,” senior Aria Bryan said. “So we thought that Toys for Tots would be a good substitution.”

Hannah Johnson, Editor in Chief

December 19, 2013

Walk by the Deanery and see an area strewn with the dozens of dolls, books, and trucks. Plush animals overflow from boxes, and it may be tempting for even the oldest students not to play with the toys. St. Paul Academy and Summit School’s Community Action student group is supporting a popular charity,...

In the aftermath of a strong season, Math Team rebuilds

Thomas Toghramadjian, Opinions Editor

November 20, 2013

At the last spring recognition assembly, the math team walked down from the bleachers to hoist their trophy for first place in Tier 2 of the Minnesota High School Mathematics League. The team has changed since then, but its mission and dedication haven’t. “Every single one of the seniors on the tea...

Music Seminar offers a unique learning experience

Upper School Choral Activities teacher Anne Klus teaches the Music Seminar class. “Each student brings their own expertise and musical insight into the class,“ Klus said.

Thomas Toghramadjian, Opinion Editor

October 25, 2013

Today’s lesson involves rules for conversion between major and minor scales, but in a matter of minutes, several students make it clear that they don’t understand the notes written on the whiteboard. “Excuse me, may I?” Director of Choral Activities Anne Klus asks a student watching from the...