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Print 50.2: Menlo’s Self-Taught Musicians Share Their Stories Continued…

Alyssa McAdams, Opinions Editor
December 7, 2023

It’s no secret that Menlo is a second home to countless creative minds, from visual artists to dancers and photographers. However, there is one group...

Klugman returns a ball during her match at CCS Finals at The Bay Club in Los Gatos. Photo courtesy of Pam McKenney.

Girls Varsity Tennis Clinches CCS Title in Shine’s Last Year

Geoffrey Franc, News Editor
December 7, 2023

Junior Izzy Klugman will never forget scoring that final point. The final point that won Klugman her match and crowned Menlo’s varsity girls tennis team...

Minning meets with his cast and crew during a rehearsal of “Little Shop of Horrors.” “The Little Shop of Horrors” was performed at the end of October, kicking off the 2022-2023 school year as the first musical. Staff Photo: Sonia Dholakia

Steven Minning Steps Down From Role as Creative Arts Director

Alyssa McAdams, Opinions Editor
December 5, 2023

As of this 2023-2024 school year, Creative Arts Director of seven years Steven Minning will step down from his broader director position to focus his attention...

Students play in the first Menlo-hosted, interscholastic chess tournament on Saturday, April 22, 2023. Staff photo: Geoffrey Franc

Chess Club To Host Second Menlo Tournament

Amelie Giomi, Spread Editor
December 2, 2023

The Menlo Chess Club is hosting its second chess tournament at Menlo on Dec. 2, 2023, from 1-4 p.m. in the West Gym. The tournament, organized by junior...

Flierl defends a St. Francis player before blocking her pass. Staff photo: Devon Schaefer

Girls Water Polo Falls Just Short to St. Francis in CCS Quarterfinals

Devon Schaefer, Sports Editor
November 17, 2023

A late run for the Menlo girls varsity water polo team came up just short in the CCS Open Quarterfinals as the Knights fell to the St. Francis Lancers...

Illustration by Jonah Block

Biden Should Not Run in 2024

Jacob Reich, Social Media Director
November 16, 2023

President Joe Biden should not run in the 2024 Presidential Election. Biden is old, frail and incompetent. In 2015, the oldest president the U.S. ever...

Staff photo: Geoffrey Franc

Guapas Review: A Bite Into Menlo Park’s Newest Taqueria

Sonia Dholakia and Geoffrey Franc
November 14, 2023

All we had was a location and a description of an upscale Chipotle. Upon turning into the Menlo Park strip mall on Middle and El Camino, we looked to the...

Photo courtesy of Pam McKenney on Menlo Flickr

Committed Corner: Evan Burnett, University of Texas at Austin

Lizzie Freehill, Online Editor
November 14, 2023

In November 2022, senior Evan Burnett committed to play Division I tennis at the University of Texas at Austin.  Burnett began playing tennis around...

During player introductions, senior lineman Parker Ashton runs through the tunnel created by his teammates and coaches. Staff photo: Asher Darling

Knights Fall to Gators in Annual Valpo Bowl, Remain Optimistic

Asher Darling and Devon Schaefer
November 10, 2023

Menlo was defeated by Sacred Heart 31-19 on Nov. 3 at Cartan Field in the 21st Valpo Bowl. The rivalry game marked the end of the regular season for both...

The cast of “Something Rotten” performs the final musical number of the show. Photo courtesy of Josie Lee

Review: Menlo Drama Outdoes Itself With Production of “Something Rotten”

Caroline Clack, Video Editor
November 5, 2023

Menlo Drama has outdone itself once again with its production of the 2015 Broadway smash-hit musical “Something Rotten”, which opened last Friday night....

Staff illustration: Amber More

StuCo Scraps Its Committees

Lizzie Freehill, News Editor
November 2, 2023

The student council has downsized by making changes to committees. In previous years, each committee coordinator had their own committee of students. This...

Wang and Hardin celebrate after winning a crucial point in the first set.

Menlo Volleyball Sweeps Sacred Heart, Secures First Place in WBAL

Asher Darling, Assistant Sports Editor
October 31, 2023

Menlo’s varsity volleyball team prevailed over rival Sacred Heart in three straight sets on Tuesday, Oct. 17. The effort was spearheaded by the team’s...

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