The Coat of Arms

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Mission Statement:

The Coat of Arms is an independent, student-led open forum for student expression. All decisions relating to the management and content of The Coat of Arms are fundamentally the responsibility of students. Coat of Arms reporters strive to acknowledge their internal biases and tell meaningful stories with empathy, fairness and journalistic integrity. The Coat of Arms staff is committed to building on the legacy of past staffs while setting the foundation for future members.

About Us

We at The Coat of Arms aim to inform and to connect. We strive for professionalism, adhere to AP style guidelines and the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics and work to provide neutral reporting while respecting all members of the Menlo School community. Our goal is to represent each distinct perspective from both the school community and the wider public. The Coat of Arms is constantly evolving to suit the realities of the ever-changing world, and we prioritize reporting that is relevant and meaningful to our readers and to the communities we serve.

We seek to provide our staff members with abundant opportunities to explore the field of journalism by advancing their communication and people skills, trying out different story media and leaning into stories that stretch their comfort zones. The Coat of Arms leadership continuously works to foster a cooperative, supportive and trusting dynamic between staff and editors.

The Coat of Arms staff

Editor in Chief – Carly McAdam
Print Editor – Sophia Artandi
Online Editor – Emily Han
News Editor – Sylvie Venuto
Assistant News Editor – Alex Levitt
Spread Editor – Tessa Frantz
Assistant Spread Editor – Riley Huddleston

A&L Editor – Ella Hartmanis
Assistant A&L Editor – Georgia Paye
Sports Editor – Chase Hurwitz
Opinions Editor – Louisa Sonsini
Assistant Opinions Editor – Penelope Stinson
Design Editor – Lauren Lawson

Head Copy Editor – Parina Patel
Copy Editor – Valentina Ross
Video Editor – Laura Artandi
Photo Editor – Sadie Stinson

Social Media Director – Lexi Friesel

Staff Writers – Abby Becker, Alexander Chen, Sophie Fang, Erica Fenyo, Lizzie Freehill, Sohan Gaitonde, Alyssa Grosso, Tatum Herrin, Sutton Inouye, Adam Karr, Claude Kingsley-William, Brady Kline, Ari Krane, Sofia Labatt, Sophie Leupold, Andrea Li, Jake Lieberman, Madison Liu, Alea Marks, Danielle McNair, Cormac Mulloy, Julia Naik, Makenna Olson, Charlotte Palmer, Annie Stent, Zak Taube, Kaylie Wu
Staff IllustratorsNic Garcia, Michele Hratko, Kate Richardson, Grace Tang, Dorinda Xiao
Photo and Art Contributors – Peter Hanson, Reena Kagan, Marissa Li, Max Peña, Alicia Shao, Mallika Tatavarti

Adviser – Tripp Robbins

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Letters & comments to the editor: [email protected]
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50 Valparaiso Avenue
Atherton, CA 94027
Tel: 650-330-2001

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