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The Coat of Arms

The Student News Site of Menlo School

The Coat of Arms

The Student News Site of Menlo School

The Coat of Arms

Caldwell gets a shot off during a Menlo basketball game. Photo Courtesy of Jackie Caldwell

Alumna Jackie Caldwell Works Towards Equal Sports Coverage for Women

Erica Fenyo, Head Copy Editor
November 10, 2022

After four years on the Menlo girls’ basketball team, alumna Jackie Caldwell (‘09) pursued collegiate basketball at UCLA. According to Caldwell, her...

The JCL waffle sale donates their proceeds to the Redwood Family House, typically drawing in $1,000 with each pop-up. Staff Illustration: Michele Hratko

Junior Classical League Promotes Community Engagement with Popular Waffles

Erica Fenyo, Head Copy Editor
November 5, 2022

Menlo’s Junior Classical League graced the quad with their waffle sale yet again on Thursday, Sept. 22, delighting students and staff with their five...

Minning and choreographer Angela Curroto-Pierson speak to the cast and crew at the start of their first tech rehearsal on Wednesday, Oct. 19. Staff photo: Sonia Dholakia

Behind the Curtain of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

Sonia Dholakia, Assistant A&L Editor
October 26, 2022

The Upper School fall musical, “Little Shop of Horrors,” opens Friday, Oct. 28 in Menlo’s Spieker Center for the Arts. The musical follows the story...

Originally published in The Coat of Arms Edition 49.1: Are Students BeingReal? Staff Illustration: Michele Hratko

BeReal Challenges Norms: Are Students BeingReal?

Kaylie Wu, Arts & Lifestyle Editor
October 25, 2022

In the early months of 2022, the BeReal app exploded in popularity. BeReal strives to shift social media in a more casual direction by encouraging its...

In the latest edition of this series, Patti Frias tells The Coat of Arms about her horses and dogs. Staff Illustration: Sutton Inouye

Teacher’s Pet: Patti Frias (S2 E2)

Geoffrey Franc, Assistant News Editor
October 21, 2022



Pete Zappas (right) at the Senior Retreat. Photo Courtesy of Kevin Chan

Pete Zappas Balances Life as a Coach and Teacher

Jake Lieberman, Staff Writer
October 10, 2022

Pete Zappas has been around both football and school for nearly his entire life. Growing up in Pittsburgh, Zappas became an avid fan of the Pittsburgh...

Young was eager to start her first day of EMT school, even though her name was misspelled. Photo Courtesy of Grace Young

Alumna Grace Young Worked as an EMT to Help Detroit During Pandemic

Erica Fenyo, Head Copy Editor
October 9, 2022

While many Americans hunkered down during the pandemic, Menlo alumna Grace Young (‘18) signed up for an Emergency Medical Technician course. After getting...

In the latest edition of this series, Jamie Formato tells The Coat of Arms about his cats, Starbuck and Tony, and his dog, Wally. Staff Illustration: Sutton Inouye

Teacher’s Pet: Jamie Formato (S2 E1)

Geoffrey Franc, Assistant News Editor
September 26, 2022



Floyd competed in the Pacific Cup with his father, older sister Sammie (Menlo ‘21) and family friend Jay Bruins. Photo Courtesy of William Floyd

Senior William Floyd Races Sailboat to Hawaii

Kaylie Wu, Arts & Lifestyle Editor
September 20, 2022

While many Menlo families celebrated American independence on July 4 this year with barbecues and fireworks, senior William Floyd instead set sail on his...

Housenbold photographs nature with his father in Ohio. Photo courtesy of Eli Housenbold

Eli Housenbold: The Photographer Behind the Lens

Jake Lieberman, Staff Writer
September 17, 2022

Ever since senior Eli Housenbold was young, he's been surrounded by photography. Right when Housenbold was born, his father took a job at Shutterfly. “The...

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