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Cars overflow the Menlo loop. Staff Photo: Erica Fenyo.

165 Parking Spots, 281 Students

Erica Fenyo, Assistant Sports Editor
June 8, 2021

With 165 parking spots in the junior and senior parking lot and over 280 possible student-drivers in those grades, Menlo faces an ongoing struggle to provide...

An Instagram story directs people to an educational post with resources to help support and spread awareness around the Black Lives Matter movement. Photo courtesy of Maya Debnath.

Menlo Students Stand Up For Injustices On Social Media

Julia Naik
June 8, 2021

Every time I log onto Instagram, I see a plethora of stories and hashtags concerning current injustices in the world. In July 2020, according to the Pew...

According to Academic Coordinator Lily Lam, 15% of the student body has learning accommodations. Staff image: Louisa Sonsini.

The Reality Of Time Accommodations At Menlo

Julia Naik
June 7, 2021

According to Academic Coordinator Lily Lam, 15% of the student body has learning accommodations. Yet, throughout my five years as a Menlo student with...

Staff Illustration: Tatum Herrin

Atlanta Spa Shootings Are A Consequence Of Anti-Asian Sentiments

Charlotte Palmer, Copy Editor
June 4, 2021

On Tuesday, March 16, a white 22-year-old man shot and killed eight people at three different spas in the Atlanta area. Six of the victims were Asian women.  The...

Staff Illustration: Tatum Herrin.

America Needs Gun Reform Laws Based On Recent Shootings

Jake Lieberman
June 2, 2021

Throughout the earlier stages of the pandemic when people had to stay within their homes, avoid large gatherings and limit face-to-face interaction, shootings...

Staff Illustration: Tatum Herrin.

The Male Gaze Infiltrates Menlo Sports

Tatum Herrin, Assistant Spread Editor
June 2, 2021

To me, sports are a celebration of the human body — of its capabilities, its strength and its raw power. When I play sports, my body is on display. My...

The Capitol mob displays how law enforcement uses excessive force against African Americans in comparison to white Americans, even when peacefully protesting or being unarmed. Creative Commons photo courtesy of Blink O’Fanaye on

The Capitol Insurrection: Why America’s Still Racist

One year ago, George Floyd was murdered by former police officer Derek Chauvin — a consequence of police brutality. In light of this event, it is critical...

While 81% of Billboards Top 10 best-selling albums are made by non-white or mixed-race groups of artists, musicians of color only received 26.7% of Grammy nominations from 2012 to 2020. Staff illustration: Tatum Herrin.

The Grammys’ Casual Racism Has Gone on for Too Long

Tatum Herrin, Staff Writer
May 12, 2021

After 63 years of elaborate celebrations, the Grammy Awards have gained impressive prestige. Considered to be the most significant award in the music world,...

Menlo students work on homework together during the first day returning to campus since last year. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov.

My Honest Experience Returning to School

Louisa Sonsini, Opinions Editor
May 3, 2021

Reflecting on the past 13 months, I can't help but chuckle at some of the things we've done. We've hoarded toilet paper, we’ve made hand sanitizer and...

Sias lack of consultation with members of the autistic community led to harmful characterizations of autistic people in her recent movie Music. Staff illustration: Tatum Herrin.

Don’t Watch Sia’s New Film ‘Music’

Annie Stent, Staff Writer
April 6, 2021

Australian pop singer Sia released the movie "Music" on Feb. 10, 2021. The film is about a girl named Music who is on the autism spectrum. The movie follows...

Anti-Asian hate crimes have increased by 150% over the past year, according to California State University’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism. Staff illustration: Sophie Fang.

Top Picks From Print: Let’s Put an End to Asian American Discrimination

Charlotte Palmer, Staff Writer
March 26, 2021

Headlines about hate crimes against Asian Americans are common in recent months. From the BBC: “COVID ‘Hate Crimes’ Against Asian Americans On Rise;”...

Being part of the undersized category creates extra challenges for for athletes, but hard work can always bring positive results. Staff illustration: Tatum Herrin.

My Perspective on Being an “Undersized” Athlete Has Changed

Annie Stent, Staff Writer
March 23, 2021

In sports, bigger is better — or at least that's how it feels to me. I always thought I was tall at five-foot-nine-inches, but as a volleyball player,...

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