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Why You Should Ditch Coffee and Embrace the Tea Lifestyle

Why You Should Ditch Coffee and Embrace the Tea Lifestyle

Alyssa McAdams, Print Editor
April 22, 2024

The moment a Starbucks Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino first hit my lips, I was convinced that coffee was the one thing I had been missing all my life....

A Seniors Guide To Thinking about College

A Senior’s Guide To Thinking about College

Andrea Li, Print Editor
April 16, 2024

My mind churned with worry as I walked around the club fair in the fall of my freshman year. Colorful posters, candy and opportunities surrounded me, yet...

Blackout Week or Burnout Week? Menlo’s Stress-Reducing Weeks Need Restructuring

Blackout Week or Burnout Week? Menlo’s Stress-Reducing Weeks Need Restructuring

Sienna Lew, Assistant Spread Editor
April 7, 2024

When the Menlo “Weekly Announcements” email rolls in every Sunday, I’m almost always looking forward to seeing what exciting events and news the...

Humanities-Focused Students Should Have Access to The Same Number of Rigorous Classes as Their Stem Peers

Humanities-Focused Students Should Have Access to The Same Number of Rigorous Classes as Their Stem Peers

Eleanor Kinder, Copy Editor
April 3, 2024

At Menlo, Advanced Placement courses have been long esteemed. Many consider taking an AP class as a display of academic rigor and readiness for college....

Award Show Outcry Should Emphasize a Lack of Diversity In the Academies, Not Red Carpet Drama

Award Show Outcry Should Emphasize a Lack of Diversity In the Academies, Not Red Carpet Drama

Lizzie Freehill, Online Editor
March 31, 2024

The Grammys, Oscars, Emmys and Tonys are preceded by speculation and followed by controversy each year. This tension isn’t solely the byproduct of fans...

Menlo junior Jackson Coleman (left) and former Menlo student Tyler Rattner (right), then freshmen, show up to campus decked in green from head to toe. “It’s fun to come together and dress up with your friends during the holiday, even if you don’t have a personal connection to it,” Coleman said.

St. Patrick’s Day Is Meant To Be Celebrated by Everyone

Aaron Widjaja, Assistant Opinions Editor
March 17, 2024

For centuries, children and adults alike have celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. But March 17 wasn’t always the flurry of leprechaun decorations and gold-plated...

Students Should Keep an Open Mind About Menlo Plays

Students Should Keep an Open Mind About Menlo Plays

Aaron Widjaja, Assistant Opinions Editor
March 16, 2024

Currently, members of the Menlo drama department are working tirelessly to prepare for their production of “Antigone,” which hits the stage from Feb....

My Dyslexia Does Not Define Me, but It Is a Part of Me

My Dyslexia Does Not Define Me, but It Is a Part of Me

Maren Mulloy, Staff Writer
March 14, 2024

When I was asked to write this article, I struggled to articulate my perspective on the ways my life is different from those without dyslexia. It’s the...

Staff illustration: Amber More

If “Mean Girls” (2024) Taught Us Anything, It’s That Not Every Movie Needs a Sequel

Alyssa McAdams, Opinions Editor
March 12, 2024

In recent years, we’ve seen an eruption of sequels popping up in our Netflix recommendations. It seems that every major entertainment studio has decided...

Staff illustration: Amber More

“Saltburn” Review: All That Glitters Isn’t Gold

Tatum Herrin, Editor in Chief
March 5, 2024

Beautiful and shallow. These words describe the Catton family of “Saltburn” just as well as the film itself. Director-writer Emerald Fennell has taken...

Staff illustration: Amber More

Haters Gonna Hate: Taylor Swift Is Good for the NFL, So Why Can’t Football Fans Accept Her?

Sonia Dholakia, Arts & Lifestyle Editor
March 4, 2024

The NFL has been trying to expand its audience for over a decade. They have hosted games in Europe and streamed games on Nickelodeon, spewing virtual slime...

Illustration courtesy of Natalie Jinbo-Davis

Valentine’s Day Is a Day for Celebrating Love in All Its Forms, Single or Taken

Sienna Lew, Assistant Spread Editor
February 14, 2024

Every February, Cupid shoots his precious arrows toward the hearts of people everywhere. For some, his aim is perfect, but for others, he misses the mark....

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