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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

Healy spoke to the school over a Zoom webinar for the Annual State of School Presentation. Staff illustration: Sutton Inouye

State of the School Address Highlights Education Gaps, Mental Health and More

Lizzie Freehill, Copy Editor
May 20, 2022

Head of School Than Healy addressed the school Thursday, April 28, in the annual State of the School presentation on a Zoom webinar. Healy spoke to concerns,...

A variety of Menlo faculty are departing at the conclusion of the school year. Staff graphic: Sophie Fang

From 48.5 Print: Departing Teachers Share Favorite Memories Continued

This collection of stories is an online extension and reproduction of the Coat of Arms 48.5 print edition. This package includes the original articles...

Menlos dining team team plans lunch options. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov.

Dining Team Adapts the Lunch Menu to Student Feedback

Sonia Dholakia, Assistant A&L Editor
May 9, 2022

Earlier in the 2021-2022 school year, the Menlo Student Life team sent out a survey to Menlo students allowing them to share feedback on the lunch options...

While this image is from hybrid learning last school year, students may still attend classes over Zoom if they test positive for COVID-19. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov.

Hybrid Learning Protocols Challenge Teachers

Agnes Shao, Staff Writer
May 8, 2022

At Menlo, if a student is positive for COVID-19, they are recommended to join their classes over Zoom if they are capable of doing so. However, if a student...

U.S. History Team Lead Katina Ballantyne assists a student during class. According to Ballantyne, the move away from AP U.S. History reflects a broader, nationwide trend. “We see that AP U.S. History is a course that’s been critiqued on the grounds of ‘What does this curriculum include and not include? Is it encouraging cramming over deep understanding?’” Ballantyne said. Photo Courtesy of Roya Rezaee.

Menlo Discontinues AP U.S. History Course

Sonia Dholakia, Staff Writer
April 3, 2022

Beginning this fall, Menlo will no longer offer Advanced Placement U.S. History as a class, and it will instead transition to an honors and non-honors...

In the Latin America section of the Global Expo, a few of the parent volunteers for Mexico make cups of chips and guacamole to represent Mexican cuisine. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov.

Menlo Expected To Hold Global Expo for the First Time in Three Years

Sophia Hinshaw, Staff Writer
March 31, 2022

The Menlo Global Expo will be held on April 24 in the gym for a chance to share and explore the rich diversity at Menlo, as decreasing COVID-19 restrictions...

Beginning Monday, Mar. 14, masks became optional for students in California schools, including Menlo. Staff illustration: Geoffrey Franc.

How many Masks Came off?

Geoffrey Franc, Staff Writer
March 15, 2022

Mask; No Mask? Infographic by Menlo CoA

Screenshot courtesy of We Draw the Lines, the official state redistricting commission.

California Finalizes New Congressional Maps

Geoffrey Franc, Staff Writer
March 14, 2022

Redistricting Infographic by Menlo CoA

Students Zachary Ruwitch, Ana Banchs Rodriguez and Desiree Ramon-Aquino sit in the Creative Arts and Design Center after school, helping one another with AP US History projects. Staff Photo: Sophia Hinshaw.

Menlo Community Shares Opinions on How the Pandemic Has Impacted Student Life and Spirit

Sophia Hinshaw, Staff Writer
March 10, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing restrictions have undoubtedly been detrimental to Menlo School’s student life and spirit. Over the last 12 months —...

Students share details about their wellbeing on the Panorama survey. Staff illustration: Dorinda Xiao.

The Panorama Student Wellbeing Survey Informs Faculty

Andrea Li, Staff Writer
March 9, 2022

The Panorama Student Wellbeing survey was first announced in November of 2020, administered to Upper School students in December of the same year, and...

In the 2021-22 school year, the student council program has expanded its size in an attempt to include more voices and spark change faster. Staff illustration: Dorinda Xiao.

Members of Menlo Student Council Reflect on Program Changes

Kaylie Wu, Assistant A&L Editor
February 27, 2022

In the 2021-22 school year, many changes were made to the format of Menlo’s student council program, such as the creation of new committees and weekly...

Senior Sammie Floyd, junior Ralston Raphael and sophomore Willis Johnson serve traditional African American foods at a lunchtime barbecue fundraiser outside the Student Center on Friday, Feb. 11. Staff photo: Karen Xin.

Black History Month at Menlo Goes Beyond African American Commemoration

Karen Xin, Staff Writer
February 24, 2022

Black History Month isn’t just a 28-day commemoration of African Americans; it’s about strengthening connections, diving deeper into one’s identity...

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