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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.

Tommy Stolpestad, The Rubicon Editor

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?

Chemical health assembly good start, but more conversation is necessary

Presenter Krista Schaefer speaks to the audience.

Kelby Wittenberg, Chief Visual Editor

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.”

Tana Ososki, Staff Writer

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.

Kelby Wittenberg, Chief Visual Editor

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!”

Mimi Geller, RubicOnline Editor

March 7, 2017

US counselor Susanna Short and students offer their insight on beneficial stress management.

Nervous? Say “I’m Excited!”

Nervous? Say

Amodhya Samarakoon, RubicOnline Creative Design Manager

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.

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.

Eva Perez-Greene, InDepth Editor

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 anticipated tradition approaches, juniors, who’ve heard a wide variety of stories from their older...

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.

Amodhya Samarkoon, Staff Writer

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 from a midday pick-up, and a cup of tea or coffee, which students are free to take advantage of...

Short shares disordered eating facts

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Laura Slade, A&E Editor

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], but maybe it is an environment where at times they can thrive,” she said. At SPA, eating...