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The Student News Site of Menlo School

The Coat of Arms

The Student News Site of Menlo School

The Coat of Arms

Junior Malia Thompson wears a traditional Tongan dress. Photos courtesy of William Mahe

A Look into William Mahe’s Fashion Design

Laura Artandi, Print Editor
June 9, 2022

Junior William Mahe first ventured into fashion design late into middle school, inspired by the costume design that he would see in movies and on TV. Since...

Spread from 48.5 Print covered technology usage at Menlo. Staff illustration: Sophie Fang

From 48.5 Print: “Are You Using Tech or is Tech Using You?” Menlo Faces the Addictive Nature of Technology

Lizzie Freehill and Chase Hurwitz
May 22, 2022

“Humans make the mistake of thinking that because we have a brain, we understand how the brain works. Social media, smartphones, etc. are subtly hijacking...

In a new series, teachers at Menlo tell The Coat of Arms about their pet(s). In this episode, French teacher Corinne Chung talks about her dogs, Dagobert and Gustave, and her cat, Lili. Staff illustration: Sutton Inouye

Teacher’s Pet: Corinne Chung (S1 E2)

Geoffrey Franc, Assistant News Editor
May 20, 2022

 

Spread from 48.5 Print covered technology usage at Menlo. Staff illustration: Tatum Herrin

From 48.5 Print: The Dangers Behind the Screen: Students Explain Snapchat Functions At Menlo

Alea Marks, Community Relations Director
May 18, 2022

Snapchat, “the fastest way to share a moment,” is used by over 75 percent of American teenagers ages 13-17 according to the Associated Press-NORC Center...

Illustration from 48.5 Print Edition front page. The cover showcased stories on the Global Expo and unconventional college paths. Staff illustration: Sophie Fang

From 48.5 Print: Menlo Seniors and Alumni Pursue Unconventional Paths after Graduating

Erica Fenyo, Head Copy Editor
May 12, 2022

College sweatshirts abound and students rush to update their Instagram bios as seniors receive their acceptances and decide which university to attend...

Dance teachers Lexi Viernes (far left) and Angela Curotto-Pierson (left) teach the cast the steps to the dance Miracle in “Matilda” with the Middle School Director Ryan Lewis (bottom right). Staff photo: Agnes Shao

Middle and Upper School Theater Students Collaborate on “Matilda”

Agnes Shao, Staff Writer
May 10, 2022

The Upper and Middle School play “Matilda,” directed by middle school drama teacher Ryan Lewis and Creative Arts Director Steven Minning, will be performed...

In a new series, teachers at Menlo tell the Coat of Arms about their pets. In this episode, math teacher Christine Walters talks about her dog, Ariana and her cat, Rosie.  Photos courtesy of Christine Walters

Teacher’s Pet: Christine Walters (S1 E1)

Geoffrey Franc, Assistant News Editor
May 6, 2022

 

Jan laughs as she teaches dance to freshmen in Aug. 2018. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov

Menlo Reflects on Jan Chandler’s Impact on the Community

Laura Artandi, Print Editor
May 2, 2022

In January, Jan Chandler, who was a dance teacher at Menlo for 38 years and the founder of the dance program, passed away. Jan, who was a friend and mentor...

Academic advisors take an oftentimes confused and stressed out student, answer their questions, and work with them to determine a course load that will best fit them and their wants and needs. Staff illustration: Izzy Klugman

Menlo Implements Academic Advisors for Freshmen

Izzy Klugman, Staff Writer
April 30, 2022

A new need has come up this 2021-2022 school year for Menlo School students surrounding course selection. So the school introduced student academic advisors...

Woodside Priory Sophmore Audrey Paleczny performs an interpretive dance. Photo courtesy of Pat Johnson.

Menlo Students Organize Concert to Raise Awareness for Mental Health

Rhea Nandal, Staff Writer
April 26, 2022

On April 3, Menlo students put together Menlo Voices for Hope, a benefit concert that aimed to raise awareness of mental health through the arts. The concert...

Two sophomores zipline during their retreat in the Santa Cruz mountains. Photo courtesy of Madison Brown.

Sophomore Retreat Brings Class Together

Kaylie Wu, Assistant A&L Editor
April 5, 2022

On March 25, the sophomore grade departed for a retreat in the Santa Cruz mountains. Due to COVID-19, the Class of 2024 missed out on the annual freshman...

Menlo Students Share Favorite Downtown Stores

Menlo Students Share Favorite Downtown Stores

Jacob Reich, Staff Writer
March 27, 2022

Favorite Downtown Shops by Menlo CoA

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