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Students pick up their lab kits for MBEST at school while socially distancing. Photo courtesy of Nina Arnberg.

MBEST Workshop Series for Girls in STEM Adapts To Virtual Learning

Andrea Li, Staff Writer
April 14, 2021

Despite the hybrid learning model, many events and workshops like Menlo’s Bridge to Engineering, Science and Technology have remained fully online this...

Returning to in-person learning has both students and teachers on campus, increasing the chance of spreading COVID-19. While Menlo has taken cautionary measures in order to keep the community safe, there is still the possibility of the virus being carried onto campus. For this reason, teachers express their hope that not only the students but also the Menlo community as a whole will continue following CDC and county guidelines while socializing. Staff illustration: Andrea Li.

Teachers Express Expectations and Experiences Around Students Socializing

Lizzie Freehill, Staff Writer
April 9, 2021

With students returning to campus, a handful of Menlo teachers reflected on members of the community socializing both on and off of campus. Fortunately,...

During the pandemic, sophomore Chloe Appel started working at Chick-fil-A as her first job ever. Staff illustration: Sophie Fang.

Sophomore’s First Ever Job at Chick-fil-A Impacted by COVID-19

Kaylie Wu, Staff Writer
April 2, 2021

When shelter-in-place began in March 2020, sophomore Chloe Appel found herself bored and struggling to stay productive. As a result, when the first shelter-in-place...

Children in the Menlo daycare program are not permitted to leave their fenced-in yard and interact with their parents and others on campus as they used to. “They're not allowed to mix nor roam about campus,” Health Services Coordinator and Administrator of the Child Care Center Joan Barada said. Photo courtesy of Lisa Williams.

COVID-19 Changes Menlo Daycare Program

Abby Becker, Staff Writer
March 31, 2021

Menlo’s daycare program, officially the Child Development Center, has been a staple in the Menlo community for over 18 years. The daycare consists of...

It is projected that global revenue from online food delivery will reach $200 billion by 2025. Staff image: Ella Hartmanis.

An Environmentally Friendly Food Delivery Service Emerges: DeliveryZero

Ella Hartmanis, A&L Editor
March 29, 2021

Third-party delivery services, such as DoorDash and UberEats, provide an easy option for people to get their meals hassle-free. The usage of such services...

Sex Conversations and Culture at Menlo: Package Cover

Sex Conversations and Culture at Menlo: Package Cover

The Coat of Arms Staff
March 25, 2021

This package is an extension of the center spread topic in the most March 2021 edition of The Coat of Arms (47.4), which covers sex conversations, education...

The cover for sophomore Maya Debnath’s recent single, “Christmas in Quarantine.” Debnath released the song in December 2020. Photo courtesy of Maya Debnath.

Sophomore Singer Maya Debnath Shares About Her Music Journey

Lexi Friesel, Social Media Director
March 17, 2021

In December 2020, sophomore Maya Debnath released two holiday-themed singles on several streaming platforms. The two songs, titled “Christmas in Quarantine”...

The library, usually filled with students, is now usually empty due to the pandemic. This change has greatly affected the library and its services. Staff photo: Andrea Li.

COVID-19 Changes Menlo Library Operations

Andrea Li, Staff Writer
March 10, 2021

COVID-19 has impacted Menlo’s library since the service heavily relies on in-person contact to be able to function. Subsequently, the librarians have...

Menlo sophomores attend their online class with math teacher Leanne Rouser during the pandemic. Students have experienced an altered way of learning due to the added challenges of the pandemic. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov.

Sophomores React to Changes in Standardized Testing and College Process

Julia Naik, Staff Writer
March 8, 2021

The pandemic has greatly impacted the college admissions process, and these changes have transformed the application experience for many sophomores. According...

Freshmen socialize at lunch wearing shirts designed by the seniors for their first day back to hybrid learning on Feb. 1, 2021. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov.

Freshmen Face Social Hurdles in Distance and Hybrid Learning

Tatum Herrin, Staff Writer
March 7, 2021

Making friends over Zoom can be difficult, and starting the year online has proved to be a social hurdle for new freshmen at Menlo. For many students who...

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