The Rubicon

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.

Intercultural Club, Common Ground, and Student Political Union facilitate a discussion on Ferguson

Senior Mansuda Arora began the discussion with a brief on the conflict in Ferguson, Missouri.

Diane Huang, Online Chief Visual Editor

October 11, 2014

Around the country, protests, media coverage, and social media spoke loudly about the riots and police brutality in Ferguson, Missouri. Despite this, the SPA community has been rather silent. In response to this, the Intercultural Club and Student Political Union facilitated a discussion on Ferguson on Oct. 8.

Students get their daily dose of humor

A recent poll survey students about humor.

Boraan Abdulkarim, Chief Visual Editor

June 4, 2014

A loud, welcoming sound of laughter fills the large, open space of the Summit Center. The students gathered on the rectangular frame of couches laugh at a string of sarcastic comments shot from one corner to another. Two sophomores in a nook of the library giggle at funny stories about their weekend...

Students find time to think “outside the box”

Jackson Lea, Staff Writer

June 4, 2014

Creativity is often defined in an artistic context that emphasizes uniqueness, however, combatting daily issues with creative or unconventional means is more frequent than one might think. In the midst of all the academic stress that accompanies the fourth quarter, students often become so consumed by...

Students pick favorite Oscar nominated directors

Emily Thissen, Staff Writer

February 19, 2014

It is always hard to predict who will win the Best Director statue at the Academy Awards—in 2013 neither of the two favorites ended up winning. For this year’s award, a St. Paul Academy and Summit School favorite is Alfonso Cuaron, who directed Gravity. Cuaron has directed other films such as ...

Student Political Union discusses State of the Union address

Student Political Union (SPU) members (from left) freshman Raffi Toghramadjian, freshman Ellis Tomlinson, freshman Liam McVea, sophomore George Stiffman, senior Connor Allen, sophomore Will Donaldson, freshman Andrew Michael, junior Zeeshawn Abid, senior Nick Cohen, junior Haris Hussain, Upper School debate teacher Aaron Shuler, senior Bryant Carlson, senior Carter Rients, senior Lowell Naas, junior Shaan Bijwadia, and junior Jordan Hughes regularly discuss controversial and politically divisive topics like the State of the Union address. “This [speech] is the first major thing Obama has done, where he’s departed from his platform of change,” Bijwadia said.

John Wilhelm, News Editor

February 4, 2014

President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address to Congress on Jan. 28—a speech intended to inform the representatives of matters that the President believes are important, or demand immediate action. The speech addressed a myriad of topics, ranging from the financial health of the country, to ...

Gallery: Students audition for senior-directed Winter One Acts

Junior Halsey Moe and sophomore Alice Tibbetts practice for the auditions together.

Nina Zietlow, News Editor

December 13, 2013

Auditions for the Winter One Acts were held on Dec. 10. The cast list can be found here.