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The Student News Site of Menlo School

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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...

The crushing ruling on Roe v. Wade has began to revoke many abortion protections in conservative states. Staff illustration: Sophie Fang

Californians Need to Care About Roe v. Wade Being Overturned

Penelope Stinson, Opinions Editor
May 17, 2022

There are 16 Planned Parenthood locations within 40 miles of Menlo School. There are 161 hospitals, clincs or providers that offer abortion access in California,...

Opinions from 48.5 Print covered free periods, Will Smiths slap, graduation requirements and more. Staff illustration: Michele Hratko

From 48.5 Print: Free Periods, Free Students: Dismantling the Stigma Around Free Periods

Annie Stent, Copy Editor
May 15, 2022

Menlo’s curriculum is challenging: classes are difficult and workloads are almost always heavy. Many students also do extracurricular activities on top...

At the 2022 winter olympics, the illegal use of drugs became a topic of public conversation. Staff illustration: 	Sutton Inouye.

Discussion: What’s Wrong with the Pressure-Packed Olympics?

Penelope Stinson and Alex Levitt, Opinions Editor and News Editor
April 19, 2022

Arguably the biggest talking point of the 2022 Winter Olympics was Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva and the illegal drugs that she allegedly had in...

Downtown Menlo Park has various boba shops, including Mr. Green Bubble. Staff photo: Rhea Nandal.

The Best Boba in Downtown Menlo Park

Sonia Dholakia and Rhea Nandal, Staff Writers
April 4, 2022

Like many Menlo students, we have enjoyed our fair share of trips to downtown Menlo Park. On many occasions, we would stop by a boba shop for an after-school...

Grades should be made consistently accessible on Canvas so that students have an accurate and ongoing understanding of their performance in a class. Staff illustration: Sophie Fang.

Grades Should Be More Accessible to Students Online

Kaylie Wu and Annie Stent, Assistant A&L Editor and Assistant Opinions Editor
March 13, 2022

  Expectations are high in the competitive, rigorous Menlo environment. Students strive to produce the best work they can, which is then reflected...

Menlo students have a warped perception of COVID-19. Staff illustration: Tatum Herrin.

Menlo’s Myopic Lense: How Wealth Has Skewed COVID-19 Understandings at Menlo

Tatum Herrin, Assistant Spread Editor
March 12, 2022

Sometimes, tragedy brings us together. Other times, it cracks the earth and leaves fissures between us. Tragedy can also walk the delicate line between...

Protesters gather in support of the BLM movement. Creative Commons Photo: Ivan Radic on Flickr.

Discussion is Necessary Within the Black Lives Matter Movement

Claude Kingsley-Williams, Staff Writer
February 9, 2022

Black Americans have been forced to sacrifice a lot to have a shot at the American Dream. Now read that sentence again and look at how it’s worded. Not...

​​The NFL Playoffs this season were spectacular, and the Super Bowl is bound to live up to the hype. Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals will be taking on Matthew Stafford and the Los Angeles Rams. Creative Commons photo: pxhere.

Don’t Miss Out on the NFL Playoffs

Jake Lieberman, Staff Writer
February 8, 2022

The NFL Playoffs. For fans, there’s the joy, and there’s the pain. For players, the stakes are even higher; they dump all of their heart and soul into...

California high school basketball players are still required to have masks on their face, although almost all players have worn them under their chin to prevent fatigue, shortness of breath or loss of consciousness. Despite no medical advantages, this routine continues to be mandated and practiced across the state. Staff photo: Lexi Friesel.

Two Years In, It’s Time To Start Living Freely

Alex Levitt, News Editor
February 3, 2022

Two. Long. Years. That’s how long it’s been since COVID-19 was first detected in America, and that’s how long it’s been since people started panicking...

In the 1890s, society deemed womens ankles inappropriate. Today, hundreds of years later, dress codes only perpetuate lingering taboos of the female body. Staff illustration: Tatum Herrin.

Dress Codes Bolster the Taboos of the Female Body

Tatum Herrin, Assistant Spread Editor
February 1, 2022

As early as 300,000 years ago, Homo sapiens roamed the earth wearing hardly anything. We spent our days hunting and gathering with one thing in mind: survival....

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