• The senior speeches this week are Aidan McVea, Zeke Lam, Phillip Bragg, and Claire Hallaway

  • The USC blood drive will be taking place this Tuesday, Feb 12, from 7am-3:30pm

The Rubicon

Infographic of the Week: Trust in website and internet use varies

Infographic of the Week: Trust in website and internet use varies

Izzy Brooks, Staff Writer

June 8, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Teens worry more about the monitoring of their internet searches than their social media privacy.

What can social media companies do with your information?

What can social media companies do with your information?

Nitya Thakkar, RubicOnline Editor

May 23, 2018


Filed under FEATURE

We agree to terms of use when we download and use social media apps, but what are we really agreeing to?

No longer outlets for fun: finstas are sources of negativity

No longer outlets for fun: finstas are sources of negativity

Flannery Enneking-Norton, RubicOnline Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Fake Instagrams, or "finstas," are increasingly misused as a social media platform and have transformed into sources of negativity and toxicity.

QUIZ: Emojis or exclamation points?

QUIZ: Emojis or exclamation points?

Isabel Gisser, RubicOnline Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, QUIZZES

The advent of social media has changed the way people communicate online. Take the quiz to test your knowledge of traditional versus texting grammar, and see which to brush up on.

Facebook “data breach” may be a turning point in internet privacy

Facebook “data breach” may be a turning point in internet privacy

Noah Raaum, Videographer

April 2, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Recently, internet privacy issues have gotten more traction in the media than ever before.

Infographic: How do students use social media?

Infographic: How do students use social media?

Diane Huang, Director of RubicOnline

April 17, 2017


Filed under FEATURE

Students in grades 9-12 were asked: what is your go to social media platform? What social media apps do you use?

Spanish VI reminds students relevance of internet safety

Spanish VI reminds students relevance of internet safety

Mimi Geller, RubicOnline Editor

April 12, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Spanish VI students will be giving presentations to the middle school Spanish students regarding social media safety and internet hazards.

STAFF EDITORIAL: Numbers should not define self worth

STAFF EDITORIAL: Numbers should not define self worth

The RubicOnline Staff

December 6, 2016


Filed under EDITORIAL, OPINION

With numbers from GPA's to ACT scores so prominent in students lives, it is important to remember that these numbers do not define self worth.

Walsh highlights the power to choose media use

Walsh highlights the power to choose media use

Stephanie Frisch, Staff Writer

November 23, 2015


Filed under NEWS

Walsh

Online activism enables new generation to take action

Online activism enables new generation to take action

Noor Qureishy, In Depth Editor

May 7, 2015


Filed under FEATURE, TOP STORIES

Students use social media as a tool for activism. While it comes with its own set of benefits and detriments, is has still become a force to be reckoned with in recent years.

Students get personal on ask.fm

Students get personal on ask.fm

Nina Zietlow, News Editor

March 13, 2014


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

With its simple layout and nothing but pages upon pages of questions, Ask.fm is not your typical social networking site. The site, which gained enormous popularity in 2013, allows users to create an account that is typically shared over Facebook or Twitter. Their followers, friends, or whoever else stumbles...

Jelly shows potential as a new social app

Jelly shows potential as a new social app

Catherine Braman, Sports Editor

February 3, 2014


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

There is a new app in town; it is not peanut butter. It’s Jelly! The Jelly app connects with your Facebook and/or Twitter accounts. According to the Wall Street Journal, “Jelly is a new social Q & A app." Twitter’s co-founder, Biz Stone created the free app. With the slogan “Let’s help...