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Kinder most recently completed a sword for his Experimental Archaeology class at Menlo. This is the second sword that Kinder has made. Photo courtesy of Max Kinder

Max Kinder Forged Into a Blacksmith in Quarantine

Kaylie Wu, Staff Writer
May 29, 2023

While most residential driveways are used to store vehicles, senior Max Kinder instead uses his to store blacksmithing equipment: his very own anvil and...

Seniors participate in a team-building activity at their senior retreat at YMCA Camp Loma Mar on Sept. 13, 2022. Photo courtesy of Kevin Chan

Faculty Members Address the Challenges of Class Retreats

Caroline Clack, Video Editor
May 18, 2023

Grade-level retreats, a longstanding tradition at Menlo, are meant to encourage bonding and inclusion among students away from the Menlo campus. However,...

Dylan Citrin Cummins’ friend and the leader of the trip, Paul, attempts to catch a chicken. Leading up to their trip, the group was excited about seeing all the chickens; however, they only caught one which they ended up letting go. Photo courtesy of Dylan Citrin Cummins

Paradise or Survival: Dylan Citrin Cummins Encounters the Realities of Living off the Land in Hawaii

Devon Schaefer, Sports Editor
May 17, 2023

In July of 2004, history teacher Dylan Citrin Cummins spent one month in Kauai, Hawaii with five of his high school best friends. However, they did not...

Danny Moreno plays a crucial role in getting Menlo ready for each and every day. Staff photo: Jake Lieberman

Danny Moreno Has Watched Menlo Evolve for 40 Years

Jake Lieberman, Staff Writer
May 14, 2023

Menlo's grounds always shine thanks to facilities staff member Daniel Moreno. While you may not see him everyday, for the past 40 years, Moreno’s been...

Judge Rossman in the Senate for her confirmation hearing on June 9, 2021. Photo courtesy of Judge Rossman

From 1st Period to the 10th Circuit: Alumna Recently Appointed by President Biden

Erica Fenyo, Head Copy Editor
May 9, 2023

President Joe Biden appointed Menlo alumna Judge Veronica Rossman (‘90) to the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in 2021. Even though...

 Menlo spent $20.7 million to establish the dining hall and put into place the business, communications and development offices on the third floor. Staff illustration: Michele Hratko

Menlo’s Iconic Mansion: A Look Into the History of Stent Hall

Lucas Kawamoto, Staff Writer
April 28, 2023

The massive white mansion at the head of the loop draws the attention of students, parents, faculty and visitors alike. Today, the towering building is...

Local Guatemalan families hosted students as part of the two-week homestay in Menlo Abroad Guatemala in 2018, where students stayed overnight and ate meals with a family. “The big, big moments tend to be the moments when the host community and our students bond together and find common connections,” Peter Brown said. “Thats the reason we go.” Photo Courtesy of Peter Brown

Menlo Abroad Returns After Two-Year Hiatus

Amelie Giomi, Staff Writer
April 5, 2023

This summer, 16 select Menlo students will have the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica as part of the Menlo Abroad program, a three-week immersive travel...

Quigley began taking online ASL classes at Fusion Academy. Staff illustration: Michele Hratko

Ginger Quigley Shares Experience Learning American Sign Language

Kaylie Wu, Arts & Lifestyle Editor
April 4, 2023

At Menlo, Upper School students are required to study a foreign language for a minimum of three years, or until reaching completion of an intermediate...

Freshmen Arki Temsamani and Connor Uchida read through Act II of Shakespeare’s “Othello” in Margaret Ramsey’s English I class. Staff Photo: Caroline Clack

Understanding the Past: Teachers Advise Students On Shakespeare’s Work

Caroline Clack
April 3, 2023

Few things are as daunting to high school English students as reading William Shakespeare. Between Shakespeare’s use of complex sentences, archaic vernacular...

Ellie Hardegree wears a maxi skirt from H&M and a cardigan from Target. Salma Siddiqui wears a maxi skirt from Banana Republic and a sweater from Zara. Maya Debnath wears a maxi skirt from Banana Republic and a thrifted shirt. Elizabeth Powell wears a turtleneck from Target and maxi skirt from Free People. Photo by Chloe Lee

Looking Ahead: Fashion Trend and Style Predictions for 2023

Penelope Stinson, Opinions Editor
March 30, 2023

As we step into 2023, the fashion industry is bracing for a new year of sustainable and innovative styles. While 2022 saw trends of comfort, practicality...

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