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The Coat of Arms

The Student News Site of Menlo School

The Coat of Arms

The Student News Site of Menlo School

The Coat of Arms

Director of Dining Services at Menlo School Thien Hoang serves students during the pop-up farmers market.

EcoAct Week Emphasizes Sustainability

Andrea Li, Staff Writer
May 13, 2024

From a clothing swap that filled the Student Center with racks of fabric, to fresh produce displayed at a makeshift farmers market outside the Spieker...

From top left, counterclockwise: Theo Sanders, Adam Whistler, Katina Ballantyne, Rachel Blumenthal and Paige Miller. Photos courtesy of Menlo School

Final Assembly of the Year Honors Distinguished Faculty and Seniors

Jacob Reich, Online Editor
May 11, 2024

In the last Upper School assembly of the year, the Class of 2024 honored students and teachers who stood out in the community. History teacher Katina...

New SEIA Grant Expands Student Summer Opportunities

New SEIA Grant Expands Student Summer Opportunities

Asher Darling, News Editor
May 5, 2024

This year, Menlo expanded on its summer grant program, offering a new scholarship for student research called Social Entrepreneurship in Action. According...

Cody Kletter and Melanie Goldberg pose for a photo during their campaign. Photo courtesy of Kletter

Q&A: New StuCo Prez Cody Kletter and VP Melanie Goldberg

Liam Thai, Staff Writer
May 2, 2024

Q: What was your campaign process like? What did you enjoy and what was challenging for you? Kletter: We had a very good time preparing together. We met...

Admin Reports Uptick in Bigoted Language

Admin Reports Uptick in Bigoted Language

Sonia Dholakia and Geoffrey Franc
May 1, 2024

After multiple students were expelled for racist language and conduct in early March, Menlo administrators called attention to bigoted behavior. “What...

Students React To Potential TikTok Ban

Students React To Potential TikTok Ban

Jacob Reich, Online Editor
April 29, 2024

Alum Dylan Gold (‘23) posts just about every day to his TikTok, where he has garnered over 133,000 followers. Fitness posts constitute a majority of...

History teacher Katina Ballantyne helps a student during tutorial.

2024 Edition: Departing Menlo Faculty Members

This collection of stories is an online extension and reproduction of the Coat of Arms 50.5 print edition. This package includes the original articles...

The 2022 Global Expo occurred on April 24, with booths that had a variety of decorations and foods. Photo Courtesy of Menlo Flickr

The Global Expo: Menlo’s Biyearly Multicultural Event

Aaron Widjaja, Copy Editor
April 25, 2024

Menlo’s Global Expo is a prominent event that occurs in late April every other year. Global Expo was conceived in 2015, with the purpose of celebrating...

Students Discuss Affirmative Action and Legacy Admissions

Students Discuss Affirmative Action and Legacy Admissions

Jacob Reich, Online Editor
April 19, 2024

In June of 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court issued one of its most anticipated rulings of the year — it banned colleges from considering the race of an applicant. 17...

Senior Chase Thompson sings “Feeling Good” by Nina Simone.

Students Put on Third Annual Voices for Hope Concert

Devon Schaefer, Sports Editor
April 16, 2024

On Sunday, March 3, Menlo students put together the third annual Menlo Voices for Hope, a benefit concert aimed at raising awareness for mental health...

Jane Goodall answers one of the student-submitted questions. “What do I miss about nature? Everything.”

Jane Goodall Speaks to Menlo Community

Alyssa McAdams, Opinions Editor
April 2, 2024

Jane Goodall, a world-renowned primatologist and anthropologist best known for her groundbreaking observations on chimpanzees, spoke to the Menlo community...

‘I’m Ashamed To Be a Leader at This School Right Now’: Administrators Call for End to Bigotry Amid Expulsions

‘I’m Ashamed To Be a Leader at This School Right Now’: Administrators Call for End to Bigotry Amid Expulsions

Geoffrey Franc and Sonia Dholakia
March 31, 2024

Senior administrators announced a crackdown on “unacceptable language” in class meetings on Friday, March 15 following the expulsions of two freshmen...

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