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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

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 16, 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...

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