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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...

Students are able to use available lab tools while on campus, something that was difficult during virtual learning. Photo courtesy of Marc Allard.

The Cost of At-Home Science Kits Goes Beyond Money

Ella Hartmanis, A&L Editor
May 13, 2021

Virtual learning challenged multiple Menlo departments that rely on hands-on activities. For science courses, conducting experiments can be a critical...

Students use outdoor learning spaces during classes and free periods to get work done. Staff photo: Tessa Frantz.

Delay in Access Point Installations Caused Connection Issues During First Week Back

Riley Huddleston, Assistant Spread Editor
May 2, 2021

During the first week that 100% of students returned to campus, Menlo internet connection caused difficulties. Because of social distancing guidelines...

Among this week's major news stories: California enabled earlier release for 76,000 incarcerated people. Creative Commons photo: JoshuaDavisPhotography on Flickr.

Quiz: The World This Week – May 2, 2021

Emily Han, Online Editor
May 2, 2021

Quiz yourself on Biden's first 100 days in office, Chloé Zhao's historic Oscar award and other topics. ——— The World This Week (TW2) is a newsletter...

Among this week's major news stories: Dozens of world leaders met at a virtual climate summit on April 22, which was Earth Day. Many pledged to reduce their countries' carbon emissions in coming years. Creative Commons photo: Steve Corey on Flickr.

Quiz: The World This Week – April 25, 2021

Emily Han, Online Editor
April 25, 2021

Quiz yourself on former police officer Derek Chauvin's verdict, India's COVID-19 surge and other topics. ——— The World This Week (TW2) is a newsletter...

Amid this week's major news stories: As former police officer Derek Chauvin continues to face trial for the death of George Floyd, recent deaths at the hands of the police have sparked more outrage. Creative Commons photo: Andrew Ratto on Flickr.

Quiz: The World This Week – April 18, 2021

Emily Han, Online Editor
April 18, 2021

Quiz yourself on recent police shootings, Biden's decision to withdraw remaining U.S. troops in Afghanistan and other topics. ——— The World This...

“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 former police officer Derek Chauvin's trial, Prince Philip's death and other topics. ——— The World This Week (TW2) is a...

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...

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