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Making the Emotional Robot: the future of Artificial Intelligence

SEER is a robot that has eye tracking technology and because of the way it makes contact with viewers, seems to have its own intentions and emotions.
Susanna Short and Will Sedo share their thoughts on robotic automation.
December 25, 2018
Members of the community explore the question of whether or not AI can replace jobs that require emotions.

2 Side, 1 Issues: The merits of memorization

Senior Janie Brunell uses flash cards to study.
October 26, 2018
Is memorization a productive form of learning, or an unfair expectation of students?

An educator’s dream: students defeat teachers at quiz bowl tournament

The first ever teachers vs. students quiz bowl tournament took place on Apr. 12 in the Huss Center.
April 12, 2018
The students vs. teachers quiz bowl took place on Apr. 12 on the Huss Center stage.

Chemical health assembly good start, but more conversation is necessary

Presenter Krista Schaefer speaks to the audience.
January 23, 2018
The talk about drug and alcohol misuse and addiction needs to continue.

Delgado to succeed Hughes as US principal

Dean of Students Max Delgado will become the US Principal on July 1. Sophomore Sydney Therien said, “[Delgado] being our principal will definitely be an advantage. I believe that he knows the students on a more personal level, and with a lot of the other administrators it’s more of a shadow control over the school, that's more impersonal. I believe it will all feel more connected.”
December 6, 2017
After an internal search, Dean of Students Max Delgado has been appointed US Principal. He will promote to his new position on July 1.

SADD assembly delivers powerful message about the importance of consent

Student group SADD hosted guest speakers Malik Mitchell (pictured) and Tipheret Peña from the Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education.
October 12, 2017
The student group SADD hosted two speakers from the Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education on Oct. 12, Malik Mitchell and Tipheret Peña, in order to educate the community about consent.

Nervous? Say “I’m excited!”

March 7, 2017
US counselor Susanna Short and students offer their insight on beneficial stress management.

Nervous? Say “I’m Excited!”

Nervous? Say
Believe it or not, there are benefits of turning nerves into excitement
February 16, 2017
Upper School Counselor Susanna Short and students give their perspective on effective stress management with the new method "anxiety-reappraisal" in mind.

Balance is important in pursuit of a healthier you

May 18, 2015
How do you keep healthy?

Class Retreats facilitate transition

From left: seniors Ann Hill, Josh Johnson, Dylan White, Emun Solomon, Lowell Naas, and Bryant Carlson write notes during their retreat on April 2. “ A large part of the purpose is to... acknowledge where you’ve come from, and acknowledge where you’re going,”  SCLC advisor Eric Severson said.
Seniors say farewell, juniors solidify identity
May 1, 2014

As seniors prepare to depart on Senior Project and juniors plan to rise to privileges, retreats help guide them on the path to their next step. Plans for junior retreat are underway and as the much...

Students need to take responsibility for their personal caffeine intake

While the occasional dosage of caffeine can be both helpful and harmless, it is important to balance one’s consumption of coffee, tea and other caffeinated beverages.
March 28, 2014

Students walk around with it on their minds. Their bodies crave the caffeine, cream and sugar that fills every cup of this delicious beverage, available to all teachers and students. Everyone could benefit...

Short shares disordered eating facts

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February 20, 2014

“We have a lot of students who are perfectionistic,” Upper School counselor Susanna Short said. “I don’t want to say that the [St. Paul Academy and Summit School culture] promotes [eating disorders],...

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