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The Student News Site of Menlo School

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From 49.1 Print Edition: Today, debutante balls are centered on ensuring their debutantes volunteer for the required hours at local philanthropies and that the balls themselves are large-scale fundraising events. Staff illustration: Dorinda Xiao & Michele Hratko

Debutante Balls Provide Girls an Opportunity For Service and Community

Ellie McCusker, Staff Writer
November 15, 2022

White pearls, white gloves and white gowns; debutante balls are traditional events where grace, elegance and coming of age synthesize. Originating from...

Registered voters listed “conflicting schedules” as the primary reason that they didn’t cast a ballot in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014, making Election Day a federal holiday could change that. Staff illustration: Sutton Inouye

Election Day Must be a Federal Holiday

Erica Fenyo, Head Copy Editor
November 8, 2022

In the 2020 election, 158.4 million Americans voted, amounting to only 66.8% of eligible voters. The United States placed 31st out of 50 nations with similarly-timed...

Members of the Class of 2022 cheer during last year’s Halloween assembly, dressed together on the quad in Adam Sandler-inspired outfits. Photo courtesy of Cyrus Lowe

Necessary Bonding: Menlo Freshmen Should Have a Group Halloween Costume

Kaylie Wu, Arts & Lifestyle Editor
October 31, 2022

Every Halloween, Menlo’s entire senior class dresses in a group costume at school. Last year, members of the Class of 2022 all dressed as different versions...

Asian Americans find themselves profiled and misnamed in repeated microaggressions. Staff illustration: Sophie Fang

Editorial Cartoon: “Not My Name”

Sophie Fang, Creative Director
October 31, 2022

Williams is an impressive example of someone with love and respect for her sport. Staff Illustration: Sophie Fang

Thank You Serena Williams: A Woman Who Redefined Being a Female Athlete

Annie Stent, Copy Editor
October 16, 2022

Babe Ruth, Lionel Messi and Michael Jordan are all considered to be some of the greatest athletes of all time. I would like to add one more to that list:...

Students cheer on the football team during the 2021 Homecoming Game. Photo Courtesy of Cyrus Lowe

Homecoming and Spirit Week Opinions Package

Annie Stent, Erica Fenyo, Alea Marks, and Kaylie Wu
October 6, 2022

The Spirit Week leading up to the Homecoming football game is a highlight for many Menlo students. From the dress-up days to the lunchtime activities,...

Fast fashion outfits are generally not worn again. Illustration by Sutton Inouye

Spirit Week’s “Fast Fashion” Practices Must Change

Annie Stent, Copy Editor
October 6, 2022

Spirit Week is chock full of fun traditions, games and assemblies. To promote spirit and general enthusiasm, every day of Spirit Week has a different dress-up...

The class of 2022 girls football team celebrates their victory in last years contest. Photo courtesy of Michaela Courand

Is the Girls Flag Football Game Beneficial or Harmful?

Alea Marks and Erica Fenyo
October 6, 2022

While the week of Menlo’s Homecoming is filled with activities, dress-up days and pep assemblies to promote school spirit, the week’s main event is...

Staff illustration: Sutton Inouye

Menlo’s Homecoming Dance Should Be Made Formal

Kaylie Wu, Arts & Lifestyle Editor
October 6, 2022

Every year, Menlo rallies the school together with a packed week of Homecoming festivities. Students are encouraged to dress up in themed spirit costumes,...

Students who are motivated by college ambition need to step back and review their summer plans before plunging into something they might come to regret. Staff illustration: Sophie Fang

From 48.5 Print: Students Overcommit Their Summers and Overwork Themselves

Sophie Stone, Social Media Director
May 25, 2022

With admission rates to most prestigious colleges dropping each year, high school students feel the pressure to fill their college applications with various...

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