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Students share their winter holiday traditions

December 7, 2020
With the winter season, students describe the various traditions they do to celebrate the winter holidays.

[60 SECOND NEWS] UK accepts new PfizerCOVID-19 vaccines, SPA sports will resume during winter break

December 5, 2020
Senior Bobby Verhey gives an update on this week's current events.

Distance learning shouldn’t erase the traditional Minnesota snow day

Snow days were every kid’s dream. Now, with online learning and the new programs used for distance learning, schools no longer have an incentive to close down schools in the event of extreme weather. Everyone looks forward to a day to miss school or work and enjoy the day for themselves.
November 14, 2020
What will happen to snow days with distance learning in effect?

Johnson sidelined for season with injury, remains optimistic about season

Sidelined quarterback Charlie Johnson observes practice with coaches. He still serves as captain of the team, even though his injury prevents him from playing: “My role has changed as a player but not a leader. Being a captain of the team I am helping all of our guys prepare as well as talking and game-planning with coaches, I am still every part of this team just as I was before, now the only difference is I cant suit up and put the pads on every Friday night,” Johnson said.
October 29, 2020
Although junior Charlie Johnson is out for the season with two broken fingers, he remains in high spirits and looks forward to next season.

[ILLUSTRATED INTERVIEW] He compares life in Taiwan to life in Minnesota

Meet sophomore Calvin He who just transferred to SPA from Taipei American School.
September 24, 2020
From snowless winters to public transportation, sophomore Calvin He compares his experiences.

It’s not the time for hibernation: get active

One of the main excuses is the lack of time to exercise. Coming up with a routine can solve this problem; make a habit out of being active regularly.
Maintaining a lifestyle that incorporates regular physical activity may significantly decrease stress and improve overall happiness and mood. 
February 11, 2020
Maintaining a lifestyle that incorporates regular physical activity may significantly decrease stress and improve overall happiness and mood. 

Students showcase personal creativity at winter dance

Upon entering the venue, a red carpet was set up for students as the publications editors from Ibid, Alessandra Costalonga and Mimi Longe, took paparazzi photos for them.
February 9, 2020
Red carpets, it’s all about fashion, fame, glitz, and glam. This year’s SPA red carpet themed winter dance was no exception. Check out some amazing looks from the dance.

A natural New Year: state park candlelight ceremonies

Candlelight cermonies have become standard at many Minnesota State Parks like Fort Snelling, Afton, and Brown's Creek
February 3, 2020
Every year, state parks host a candlelight walk where families and nature lovers come together.

[SPA THINKS] Why do you like winter?

[SPA THINKS] Why do you like winter?
December 16, 2019
Winter brings a bunch of joy and beautiful scenery inside and outside the halls of St. Paul Academy and Summit School, but also a bunch of hassle.

[RESTAURANT REVIEW] Hot Hands takes the pie

[RESTAURANT REVIEW] Hot Hands takes the pie
November 18, 2019
Hot Hands, the new pie shop located on Snelling Avenue, has proved itself with a cozy atmosphere and delicious comfort food.

The weather outside is frightful

9th graders Greta Magnuson, Ivy Raya, and Aaron Lindeman stand outside of Huss Building in winter coats, hats, and gloves.
November 12, 2019
Winter is approaching fast and students lifestyles will start to change as the environment changes around them.

Later start times would be a dream come true

Later start times would be a dream come true
Expecting students to be fully awake at 8 a.m. is unreasonable.
March 17, 2019
Late starts caused by snow days reveals beneficial sleep time.
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