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Seniors should be mindful about wearing college merch throughout the college admissions process because it can be a sensitive subject for some students. Staff illustration: Sutton Inouye

Students Should Be Mindful of Wearing College Merch During the Admissions Process

Annie Stent, Staff Writer
May 16, 2023

Whether it's a sweatshirt, hat, T-shirt, pajama pants or key chain, the reasons behind wearing college merch can range from simply liking the look of an...

Menlo Students travel to Guatemala during the 2018 school year. Photo courtesy of Roger Zamora

Menlo Should Require Study Abroad Programs for Cross-Cultural Education

Aaron Widjaja, Assistant Opinions Editor
May 16, 2023

After moving back to the U.S. in March of 2022 after spending 11 years studying in Hong Kong, I’ve been surprised by some of the biased things my fellow...

Former Menlo Student Maddy Price speaks at an assembly about her mental health experiences as an olympic athlete. Photo Courtesy of Kevin Chan

More Mental Health Assemblies Would Encourage Students to Seek Support, Communicate their Struggles

Aaron Widjaja, Assistant Opinions Editor
May 10, 2023

Teenagers across the globe are experiencing a mental health emergency. In my experience, I rarely hear people talk about stress, anxiety and ever-increasing...

A recent NBC news poll found that 76% of Americans believe there is a threat to democracy and majority rule. Staff illustration: Tatum Herrin

Discussion: What is America’s Political Outlook?

Alex Levitt and Penelope Stinson
February 9, 2023

With the start of a divided Congress, Editor in Chief Alex Levitt and Opinions Editor Penelope Stinson look back on the long lasting political impacts...

Artificial intelligence programs like ChatGPT are creating breeding grounds for cheating, the spread of misinformation, and a decrease in work ethic and integrity. However, people should be working with AI, not against it. Staff illustration: Tatum Herrin

ChatGPT: Artificial Intelligence is Outsmarting Us

Alea Marks, Community Relations Director
February 3, 2023

The rise of technology has made plagiarism an ever-present issue. With the click of a button, students can find answer keys, summaries, sample essays and...

Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar hosted the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final.
Photo courtesy of Ross Muchnick

Discussion: What Role do Sports Have in Human Rights?

Alex Levitt and Penelope Stinson
January 16, 2023

In light of the social justice controversy stemming from player protest, or lack thereof, during the World Cup in Qatar, Editor in Chief Alex Levitt and...

The student parking lot has been a source of frustration among students because the lot consistently fills up as the year progresses and more students get their license. Given the packed conditions and new drivers, a number of minor accidents occur each year. Staff illustration: Dorinda Xiao

Editorial Cartoon: The Parking Lot

Dorinda Xiao, Marketing Director
December 12, 2022

Despite the efforts of the Menlo administration, many students still feel crushed by the academic demands of their classes. Staff illustration: Dorinda Xiao

Editorial Cartoon: The Daily Struggle

Dorinda Xiao, Marketing Director
December 8, 2022

The NFL touts their “player first” mentality but they are underdelivering. They need to set in place stricter guidelines, no matter how unpopular they may be, that ensure players don’t get back on the field with a possible concussion. Staff illustration: Sutton Inouye

Discussion: How are Serious Concussion Issues Changing Football?

Alex Levitt and Penelope Stinson
December 5, 2022

Miami Dolphins franchise quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was at the center of the NFL’s concussion controversy, after seemingly suffering concussions in back-to-back...

Seniors prepare to celebrate their calm second semester, but, for many, college decisions still loom large.

Editorial Cartoon: The Lurking Variable

Sophie Fang, Creative Director
December 2, 2022

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