The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

NAMECOACH IN ACTION. US Technology Coordinator Angie Kritta displays the Namecoach software that teachers began using this January. This software was tested out a few years ago by seniors. “Namecoach is a huge step in
making the community more inclusive,” Kritta said.

Namecoach launch promotes correct name pronunciation

Johanna Pierach, The Rubicon February 22, 2024
Set to roll out this spring, learn about the software Namecoach, which provides students and teachers with audio recordings of everybody's correct name pronunciation.
TRY IT ON. New metaverse and virtual reality technologies allow shoppers to try on intangible outfits online before buying them.

E-commerce and virtual try-ons create new fashion trends

Rita Li, RubicOnline May 6, 2023
Shoppers can try on clothes virtually before committing to purchasing them.
Even though OpenAI and chatbots influence students heavily and have become a central talking point across news outlets and social media, students should not have input in forming SPA’s AI policy.

AI academic policy: leave it to administrators

Tommy Verhey, RubicOnline April 21, 2023

ChatGPT has dominated computer servers across the world since late November. The artificial intelligence software created by Open AI has over 100 million users, receiving more than 1 billion site visits...

SECOND GLANCE. While this photo might look like a student staring at a computer, look closer and recognize that it is slightly distorted. The image was generated by OpenAI’s DALL-E 2  based on the prompt: “Create a realistic photo of a student using ChatGPT.” (Chat GPT photo)

Rise of ChatGPT sparks conversation about educational values

Orion Kim, The Rubicon March 8, 2023
“[A student’s] capacity to gather, arrange, synthesize, and analyze information is going to be important in any field that [they] are in,” Academic Dean Tom Anderson said.
ADAPT & INTEGRATE. Students can use ChatGPT to create outlines and gather compelling topics and points.

Schools should embrace the use of ChatGPT

Thomas Chen, Staff Writer March 5, 2023
ChatGPT can write you an essay in seconds. Students should learn how to use it.
TWIN CITIES CENTRAL. Ax-Man Surplus has three locations—St. Paul, Fridley and St. Louis Park—and provides the Twin Cities area with a hub for buying and selling a wide range of surplus, including electronic, mechanical and art products.

[AROUND TOWN] Ax-Man Surplus is the one-stop-shop for every gadget, tool and supply imaginable

Clara McKoy, RubicOnline February 23, 2023
At its three Twin Cities locations, Ax-Man buys and sells art, technology and electronic surplus.
[THROUGH THEIR EYES] Ep. 5 ChatGPT and the rise of AI

[THROUGH THEIR EYES] Ep. 5 ChatGPT and the rise of AI

Alison Mitchell, RubicOnline February 13, 2023
With ChatGPT, AI is easier to access than ever. But is accessible AI something we should celebrate or fear?
TECH-FOCUSED. The Trojan Women crew works behind the scenes to ensure to a smooth production.

The Trojan Women tech crew shines light on the backstage experience

Rita Li, RubicOnline November 30, 2022
How does the tech crew handle lighting and sound cues throughout Trojan Women?
COMPUTER CULTURE. A student from 2012 types on his computer in the library. Back then, instead of the Lenovo ThinkPads in use today, students used the Toshiba Portege.

Shifting technology in education shapes learning experience

Grace Medrano, The Rubicon October 27, 2022
Technology has become a fundamental part of education. Classroom technology uses has a long history at SPA.
Reedy uses the internet to further his understanding of various topics.

[2 SIDES 1 ISSUE] Is the internet disadvantageous for education?

Orion Kim, The Rubicon May 15, 2022
With their growing popularity, smartphones can be used for educational purposes, but are they effective?
[TRIPPY THEORIES] Ep. 1: Birds are government surveillance

[TRIPPY THEORIES] Ep. 1: Birds are government surveillance

Georgia Ross, Staff Writer February 8, 2022
On Trippy Theories we’ll talk with Andy Allen and Divya Bhargava about the true purpose of the pigeon.
While CRISPR does sound like a safe and well-rounded idea, as there have been over 30 years since it was first introduced, many details and specifics are left uncontrolled.

Step aside CRISPR, the world isn’t ready for you yet

Tommy Verhey, RubicOnline October 12, 2021
CRISPR, a gene-editing technology, is a relatively new science created in 2012 that has taken the world by storm. Its ability to be injected into a human, edit and remove unwanted genes, and leave the body without a trace could be a crucial part of life in the coming years.
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