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New teachers Kritta and Johnson navigate distance learning

New teachers Kritta and Johnson navigate distance learning

Ivy Raya, RubicOnline

September 17, 2020

Will Johnson and Angie Kritta are two of the new teachers joining SPA this year. Johnson is a ninth-grade advisor and the upper school fitness for life teacher. Kritta is the new upper school technology coordinator.

Roberts, Admissions increase financial aid

Roberts hopes school will opened in Fall 2020, likely this will be with social distancing modifications.

Henry Burkhardt, RubicOnline

May 4, 2020

Head of School Bryn Roberts said “We knew that we were going to have people hurting [during the pandemic] so there was no hesitation on my part go to the Board of Trustees and make this judgment. I think that reflects who we are as a school.”

[GOOD FOR YOU] Are AirPods a threat to our well-being?

Many people believe that AirPods can cause cancer, because of the constant EMF (Electromagnetic Field) radiation.

Lynn Reynolds, Production Manager

January 13, 2020

In this week's GOOD FOR YOU, Lynn talks with junior Theo Moen about the potential risks of AirPods. Will it be as easy as losing an AirPod to ditch them completely?

Cohen uses her “teknowledge” to serve

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline Editor

October 4, 2019

Senior Libby Cohen works to assist those who need technology troubleshooting.

Science proves that typing notes is killing your grade

9th grader Alex Moore looks reading notes for French class.

Elizabeth Trevathan, RubicOnline Editor

May 10, 2019

Classes often begin with students opening their laptop, but typing notes aren’t as beneficial as the students think they are. In fact, typing notes makes preparing for tests much tougher than it should be. Scientific studies and surveys prove that there is a magical thing about writing notes down ...

Offer in-depth technology courses for teachers, too

SmartBoards like these are common around the Schilling Center and soon will be added to many new classrooms.

Kelby Wittenberg, RubicOnline Editor

November 10, 2018

In order to streamline class and enhance learning experiences, teachers should have the option to take courses that teach them now to use new technologies effectively.

The Current (Events): Senators need a lesson in tech-literacy

The Current (Events): Senators need a lesson in tech-literacy

Jack Benson, The Rubicon Editor

May 1, 2018

As the role technology plays in American life continues to grow, it will become more and more important for our policy makers to be caught up.

Women’s science award recognizes Rucker’s passion for computer science

Senior Sabrina Rucker earned honorable mention for Aspirations in Computing. The award is given through the National Center for Women and Information Technology and recognizes young women's passion for computer science. “The award is more symbolic than anything to me. I have been trying to get an honorable mention for the last couple of years. Every time I got basically one step above a participation award, so this is like a ‘finally’ sort of thing,” Rucker said.

Flannery Enneking-Norton, RubicOnline Editor

February 9, 2018

Senior Sabrina Rucker recently received honorable mention for Aspirations in Computing, an award given by the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT).

Keep Hapara Highlights dark

Essentially, this program allows teachers to see their students’ activity on Google Chrome at all times, and take screenshots of their tabs (what they’re doing) whenever they want.

Michael Bagnoli, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018

Testing Hapara Highlights illuminated reasons this program shouldn't be used at school.

Vinholi provides senior citizens with an “Eye Opening Experience” using virtual reality

Vinholi provides senior citizens with an

Mari Knudson, Graphics Manager

March 15, 2017

Vinholi's grandmother becomes the inspiration for a nonprofit that brings experience to senior citizens through virtual reality.