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The Coat of Arms

The Student News Site of Menlo School

The Coat of Arms

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.

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

Seniors Michaela Chou and Charlie Herrin look over an underclassmens goal sheet in the Learning Center. TAs often go to the Learning Center to help students with writing assignments. Staff photo: Riley Huddleston.

Changes to the TA Program to Expand Its Influence

Riley Huddleston, Spread Co-Editor
March 24, 2022

It’s no secret that English classes at Menlo are difficult for many students, particularly for underclassmen. From being introduced to writing styles...

In 1987, Congress officially made the month of March Women’s History Month. Staff illustration: Karen Xin.

How to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Karen Xin, Staff Writer
March 22, 2022

Women's History Month 2022 by Menlo CoA

Menlo students, including freshmen Ruby Statusky and Izzy Klugman, walk off campus, crossing Valparaiso Avenue towards Menlo Park downtown. Staff photo: Agnes Shao.

Why Freshman Can’t Go Off Campus During School Hours

Agnes Shao, Staff Writer
March 20, 2022

Menlo freshmen are not allowed to leave campus during school hours, but for sophomores, juniors and seniors, it’s an open campus, and students can come...

Fujimori’s piece, titled “Storm,” portrays the complexity of the brain by comparing it to weather. Illustration by Austin Fujimori.

Menlo Students Recognized by National Awards Program

Sophie Stone, Staff Writer
March 16, 2022

During the first semester, Menlo students in both art and English classes submitted their work to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, a program sponsored...

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