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“People who have received the J&J vaccine who develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should contact their health care provider,” the CDC and FDA recommended. Staff illustration: Sophie Fang.

Cases of Rare Blood Clots Arise in Receivers of Johnson and Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine

Sutton Inouye, Staff Writer
April 15, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a formal recommendation to pause the Johnson and Johnson...

Among this week's major news stories: Derek Chauvin is on trial for the death of George Floyd. Since the trial started, protesters have often gathered outside the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn., where the trial is taking place. Creative Commons photo: Chad Davis on Flickr.

Quiz: The World This Week – April 11, 2021

Emily Han, Online Editor
April 11, 2021

Quiz yourself on the vaccine eligibility in California, the shooting in Boulder, Colo. and other topics. ——— The World This Week (TW2) is a newsletter...

Seniors Tessa Grosso and Stella El-Fishawy, both in the Gold hybrid group, study on the quad together. When all students return to campus April 19, only seniors will be allowed to study on the quad during free periods, as many areas of the quad will be used as classroom space. Juniors, sophomores and freshmen are assigned other areas on campus for free periods. Photo courtesy of Lucas Vogel.

Menlo to Bring 100% of Students on Campus After Spring Break

Alex Levitt and Carly McAdam
April 1, 2021

Menlo intends to bring 100% of students back to campus each day starting Monday, April 19. According to an email from Head of School Than Healy, there...

In the Biotechnology Research class, senior Camille Porteous performs a COVID-19 test on synthetic control RNA samples. Staff photo: Alea Marks.

In Photos: Applied Science Classes Adapt to Hybrid Learning

Alea Marks, Staff Writer
March 31, 2021

Many Menlo science teachers pride themselves on their hands-on approach to applied science classes. “The predominant mode of learning is by doing. The...

Among this week's headlines: Most schools in the Bay Area and across California remain unable to fully reopen. Menlo School, which has been using a hybrid learning model for several months, recently announced plans to return to 100% capacity in three weeks. Photo courtesy of Tripp Robbins.

Quiz: The World This Week – March 28, 2021

Emily Han, Online Editor
March 28, 2021

Quiz yourself on the vaccine eligibility in California, the shooting in Boulder, Colo. and other topics. ——— The World This Week (TW2) is a newsletter...

Among this week's major news stories: A gunman killed eight people, including six women of Asian descent, in a series of shootings in Atlanta-area spas on March 16. This event was one of the deadliest among recent anti-Asian attacks across the U.S. Creative Commons photo: Miki Jourdan on Flickr.

Quiz: The World This Week – March 21, 2021

Emily Han, Online Editor
March 21, 2021

Quiz yourself on the Biden administration's border efforts, anti-Asian violence, vaccine diplomacy and other topics. ——— The World This Week (TW2)...

Menlo teachers now use 65-inch monitors to display students on Zoom to the students in the classroom during hybrid learning. The Zoom carts have become a staple in Menlo classrooms, and many teachers plan to continue using them in the future. Staff illustration: Dorinda Xiao.

Teachers Comment on New Zoom Cart Technology

Alea Marks, Staff Writer
March 19, 2021

Zoom carts were introduced to all Menlo classrooms during the pandemic, but several teachers plan to continue using them even when all students are back...

AP tests in 2021 are offered both on paper and digitally, as well as supervised and unsupervised. Staff illustration: Sophie Fang.

Teachers and Students Are Optimistic About 2021 AP Exams

Charlotte Palmer, Staff Writer
March 14, 2021

In January, the College Board announced that 2021 Advanced Placement (AP) exams will cover full course content, instead of repeating the shortened 45-minute...

Among this week's major news stories: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, also known by their official titles as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, told Oprah Winfrey in a recent interview that Meghan faced racism from the royal family. Creative Commons photo: Commonwealth Secretariat on Flickr.

Quiz: The World This Week – March 14, 2021

Emily Han, Online Editor
March 14, 2021

Quiz yourself on vaccine progress as the pandemic reaches its anniversary, Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah and other topics. ——— The World...

Among this week's major news stories: The U.S. Senate approved a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. If the House re-approves the plan, new stimulus checks will become available to many Americans. Creative Commons photo: Phil Roeder on Flickr.

Quiz: The World This Week – March 7, 2021

Emily Han, Online Editor
March 7, 2021

Quiz yourself on indoor sports reopening in California, the coronavirus relief package Senate approval and other topics. ——— The World This Week...

HIT RESET focuses on helping students reduce stress through exercise, meditation and creativity. “We're going to really encourage folks to do one of these three things during that time and we're going to really discourage folks from working,” Dean of Student Life Programs Eve Kulbieda said. Staff illustration: Sophie Fang.

Students Have Time to Destress With New HIT RESET Program

Abby Becker, Staff Writer
March 3, 2021

A new program called HIT RESET has been added to the Menlo agenda to help students combat their stress. It is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, March 3...

Among this week's major news stories: California's COVID-19 restrictions forced many restaurants to adapt to outdoor dining. As some counties now move to less restrictive tiers, however, certain indoor businesses are freer to reopen. Creative Commons photo: Cindy Shebley on Flickr.

Quiz: The World This Week – February 28, 2021

Emily Han, Online Editor
February 28, 2021

Quiz yourself on COVID-19 vaccine inequities, the discoveries of a newly released U.S. intelligence report and other topics. ——— The World This...

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