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Siblings separated by college find ways to stay in touch and even strengthen their relationships. Staff illustration: Sutton Inouye

Siblings Manage Distance When Separated By College

Andrew Levitt, Staff Writer
March 23, 2023

As the end of the school year approaches, many Menlo seniors prepare to spend their next four years in college, away from their families. Graduating seniors...

History Department Chair Carmen Borbón regrets the “workaholic” attitude and demeanor she’s had in the past. Staff illustration: Sutton Inouye

Too Much, Too Little Or Just Right: Teachers Manage Work Boundaries

Lucas Kawamoto, Staff Writer
March 8, 2023

Dedicated teachers working with passionate students can often result in a healthy learning environment. At the same time, this dynamic may force teachers...

Neumann returns a hit in a professional pickleball tournament for the PPA. Photo courtesy of Alex Neumann

Kind of a Big Dill: Alumnus Alex Neumann Competes in Professional Pickleball

Erica Fenyo, Head Copy Editor
March 8, 2023

After years on the tennis court, alumnus Alex Neumann (‘16) joined the professional pickleball world. Neumann was a successful tennis star at Menlo before...

Stephen Miller Gallery, a high-end rug store, has been in Menlo Park since 1991. The store is mainly frequented by interior designers shopping on behalf of their clients. “What I love about Stephen Miller is that each rug is like a work of art,” Dimitra Anderson, a client of Stephen Miller Gallery, said. Staff photo: Gaby Foster

How Does Downtown Menlo Park Support So Many Rug Stores?

Gaby Foster, Staff Writer
March 2, 2023

In recent years, downtown Menlo Park has become home to a plethora of rug stores. A total of six rug stores line both sides of Santa Cruz Avenue – their...

Musicians from Music@Menlo perform for the AP European History class. Staff photo: Andrea Li

[email protected] Performs Unique Pieces for Visual Arts, AP Euro Students

Andrea Li, Copy Editor
February 26, 2023

Consisting of string players and pianists ranging from ages nine to 29, [email protected] is a chamber music organization based on Menlo's campus dating back...

In the Upper School gym, Mandarin students perform a lion dance during the Lunar New Year Assembly. Photo courtesy of Kevin Chan

Menlo Celebrates The Lunar New Year

Eleanor Kinder, Staff Writer
January 31, 2023

Menlo hosted its first-ever Lunar New Year assembly on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Lunar New Year, or Chinese New Year, marks the beginning of a new year on the...

The Menlo Drama program also performed “The Learned Ladies” this past summer in Scotland, during the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Staff photo: Sonia Dholakia

In Photos: Behind the Curtain of ‘The Learned Ladies’

Sonia Dholakia, Assistant A&L Editor
January 27, 2023

The Upper School winter play, “The Learned Ladies,” opens Friday, Jan. 27 in Menlo’s Spieker Center for the Arts, performing on Friday, Jan. 27,...

Saletha Okunnuga proudly finishes her first-ever half marathon. Photo courtesy of Saletha Okunnuga. Photo courtesy of Saletha Okunnuga

Saletha Okunnuga: The Menlo Marathoner

Ellie McCusker, Staff Writer
January 25, 2023

Menlo history teacher and Affinity Group Coordinator Saletha Okunnuga was a multi-sport athlete in high school and coached cross-country at her old school...

TeenView offered support to companies that felt out of touch with their teenage audience. We worked with companies that were out of touch with teens but had built their entire business around teens,” Mitic said. Photo courtesy of

Students Assist Bay Area Companies on Teenage Outreach

Alea Marks, Community Relations Director
January 23, 2023

Junior Tyler Mitic founded his own company, TeenView, in 2020. According to its website, TeenView served as a global community of teens committed to helping...

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