The Student News Site of Menlo School

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

Staff photo and illustration: Andrea Li

Pixel Perfect: The Menlo Website Gets a New Look

Sienna Lew, Assistant Spread Editor
February 14, 2024

This past December, a new and enhanced Menlo website went live, replacing its predecessor that served the Menlo community for nearly seven years. According...

Staff illustration: Amber More

MSPA Taps Parent Network for New Internship Program

Caroline Clack, Video Editor
February 12, 2024

By getting rid of self-guided junior MTerm projects, the Menlo administration has instead given the class of 2025 a new opportunity for MTerm education....

As a foreign correspondent, Nicholas Casey (right) travels around the world, including to Bolivia in 2016, as shown above, and Gaza in 2014. Photo courtesy of Meridith Kohut/The New York Times.

Alum, Foreign Correspondent Recalls Time in Gaza

Geoffrey Franc, News Editor
February 12, 2024

What Nicholas Casey (‘01) vividly remembers about his time in Gaza was the “extreme human suffering.” As a foreign correspondent for the Wall Street...

Staff illustration: Amber More

A Guide to the Crowded California Senate and Local House Primaries

Jacob Reich, Social Media Director
February 6, 2024

Since 1992, two names have consistently appeared on Bay Area ballots — Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). Neither is running in...

Staff illustration:
Andrea Li

Athletics Department Scraps Team Fees, Problems Persist

Miki Kimura, Copy Editor
January 24, 2024

In an effort to eliminate financial barriers to play Menlo sports, parents of Menlo athletes are no longer required to pay a team fee for their child to...

Staff illustration:
Amber More

Menlo Park, County Pave the Way to a Safer Community

Sienna Lew, Assistant Spread Editor
January 23, 2024

Menlo Park is currently on the road to improve traffic safety across town. Since July 5, the local government has begun smoothing things over through paving...

Juniors React to the Digital Transformation of the SAT

Juniors React to the Digital Transformation of the SAT

Jacob Reich, Social Media Director
January 23, 2024

Deciding between the SAT and ACT is a pivotal choice many high school juniors make. The introduction of the new digital SAT marks a departure from...

Staff illustration: Amber More

Copy, paste, Caught: Cheating Persists at Menlo

Jacob Reich, Social Media Director
January 21, 2024

It was the day before a math test. Math teacher Chrissie Walters printed out the answer key, tucked it in a folder in her desk and went to grab lunch....

Then-sophomore Sienna Swanson gets a COVID-19 vaccine during Menlos vaccine clinic in the Spieker Center on Nov. 11, 2022.

Admin Drops COVID Vaccine Mandate, Mask Use Declines

Geoffrey Franc and Alyssa McAdams
January 15, 2024

Menlo students and faculty are no longer required to get the COVID-19 vaccine as of the beginning of this school year, removing a mandate that had been...

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...

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...

Staff illustration: Tatum Herrin

Electric Caltrain Provides Students a Greener Commute

Lucas Kawamoto, Assistant A&L Editor
October 27, 2023

The most frequently acknowledged methods of commuting to Menlo are driving, carpooling, biking or riding the bus are often the most frequently acknowledged...

Load More Stories

Comments (0)

The Coat of Arms encourages dialogue with our audience. We welcome constructive comments that avoid slander, hate, profanity and misinformation. In an effort to give voice to a variety of perspectives, anonymous comments will be considered, but signed comments are preferred. If you would like to submit an anonymous comment, please write "Anonymous" in the "Name" field below. While a valid email address is required, The Coat of Arms will not publish your email address. The Editorial Board will review comments and decide whether they will be put online; the editors reserve the right to edit for concision.
All The Coat of Arms Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest