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The Student News Site of Menlo School

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The Student News Site of Menlo School

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A Stanford vaccine technician approaches a car to administer a booster shot. Vaccination clinics, like this one at Stanford Hospital in Redwood City, are now open for boosters for anyone over the age of 12. Staff photo: Izzy Klugman.

Menlo Community Reacts to COVID-19 Boosters

Izzy Klugman, Staff Writer
January 23, 2022

After Menlo’s return back to campus after virtual learning the week of Jan. 3, many students are wondering when school will return to its normal activities...

Flik served chicken tikka masala on Thursday, Jan. 13 using ingredients from last weeks deliveries. This week, Flik used a similar menu to the week of Jan. 2 in an attempt to incorporate leftover ingredients due to online learning. Staff Photo: Alex Levitt.

Flik Team Makes Adjustments During Online and Return To On-campus Learning

Lizzie Freehill, Staff Writer
January 14, 2022

The decision to hold school remotely the week of Jan. 2, as well as the prior consideration to hold school remotely the week of Jan. 9, has left the Flik...

Sophomore girls enjoy hot chocolate and donuts on the loop as a part of their Random Act of Fun.  Staff photo: Erica Fenyo.

Random Acts of Fun Spark Joy Within Menlo Community

Erica Fenyo, Assistant Sports Editor
December 14, 2021

This week, parents surprised the sophomore and junior classes with various Random Acts of Fun events to give students time to relax and socialize before...

On Nov. 26, the World Health Organization labeled the Omicron variant as a “variant of concern. As of Dec. 5, Omicron cases have been identified in more than 45 countries. Staff photo: Madison Liu.

10 Things to Know About the Omicron Variant

Madison Liu, Marketing Director
December 13, 2021

10 Things to Know About the Omicron Variant by Menlo CoA

Two Menlo students start Instagram account @metoomenlo to give a platform for students to share stories about sexual harassment and violence. Staff illustration: Sophie Fang.

Students Create Instagram Account to Anonymously Share Menlo Students’ Stories About Sexual Harassment and Violence

Charlotte Palmer, Copy Editor
November 2, 2021

Disclaimer: this article contains discussion of sexual harassment, assault and rape.  The @metoomenlo Instagram account, created as a Menlo-specific...

A T-shirt design by senior Logan Deeter for the Sea of Gold caused controversy within the Menlo community. Photo courtesy of Carolina Espinosa.

Sea of Gold T-Shirt Design Competition Creates Controversy

Madison Liu, Marketing Director
October 29, 2021

On Tuesday, September 28, the Sea of Gold, Menlo’s student-run athletics spirit organization, published an Instagram poll for students to vote on T-shirt...

A line of cars waits at the intersection of University Ave. and Valparaiso Ave. at 8:14 a.m. on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Staff photo: Geoffrey Franc.

Healy Pleads With Community as Menlo Faces Potential Enrollment Reduction

Geoffrey Franc
October 19, 2021

In his latest plea to reduce the number of cars coming to campus during peak hours, Head of School Than Healy reiterated incentives for meeting traffic...

Two students pose over the senior quad in light of the recent physical altercation on Menlo campus. Staff Illustration: Sophie Fang.

Quad Fight Highlights Tension About Senior Territory

Sophia Artandi, Editor in Chief
September 29, 2021

A physical altercation involving a junior boy and a senior boy on the edge of the senior quad broke out during lunch on Tues., Sept. 21. Neither boy was...

Photography teacher and Image Director Pete Zivkov stands next to an old TV camera stage prop while holding his modern camera. Photo courtesy of Cyrus Lowe.

Photography Teacher And Image Director Pete Zivkov Retires After 15 Years

Charlotte Palmer, Copy Editor
June 19, 2021

After 15 years at Menlo, photography teacher and Image Director Pete Zivkov is retiring. Zivkov has taught the beginning and advanced photography classes...

Youth political campaign Vote16 SMC is holding its kickoff event for Monday, June 7, featuring two keynote speakers. Photo courtesy of Vikram Seshadri.

Menlo Students Start A Youth Political Campaign

Madison Liu
June 5, 2021

Vote16 SMC, an initiative led by Menlo students, aims to lower the voting age in San Mateo County to 16 years of age. Founded in early 2021, the group’s...

People gather in McPherson Square, D.C. to protest against anti-Asian American attacks and hate. Creative Commons photo: Victoria Pickering on Flickr.

Menlo Community Reacts To Increase In Anti-Asian American Hate

Andrea Li
June 1, 2021

Within the past few months, there has been a rise in coverage of anti-Asian American hate crimes in the media, and organizations fighting Asian American...

Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, people around the world were forced to notice the systemic racism taking place in America, giving them the desire to stand up against it. Creative Commons image: coolloud on Flickr.

How COVID-19 Transformed The Black Lives Matter Movement

Systemic racism and police brutality towards the African American community has been going on for more than a century. Because of the many high profile...

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