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The casualties of being a musician

March 14, 2013

Maya Singhal | Spread Editor My first community read at Menlo was “Coach Fitz’s Management Theory” by Michael Lewis, a New York Times editorial about a coach whose harsh teaching style, Lewis believed, turned his players...

Giving and Taking: how service helps yourself

March 14, 2013

I grew up in a pretty typical middle-class family with two sisters (one older, one younger), a mom, a dad, and an adorable dog. As kids growing up we were always well off but never spoiled; my mom and dad always emphasized the...

Maybe smart phones aren’t so smart after all

October 23, 2012

The summer before my freshman year of high school could be described more accurately as the “summer of my iPhone battle.”  My old flip phone had lost so many buttons that its only remaining function was pretty much turning...

Why name-confusion in class is just not me

October 23, 2012

It’s a weird feeling, sitting in class, raising your hand to comment on something, and then being called by your older brother’s name instead of your own. It has always happened to me. Ever since elementary school I have always...

APathetic in regard to APs

October 23, 2012

By Kate Huneke Come junior year, we all must face the question “to AP or not to AP?” For me, the answer was obvious. I don’t see the point in spending nine months of my life in APUSH killing myself with work when I could...

The Fallacies of Homecoming

October 23, 2012

I hate most things formal and Menlo-related but there’s special depth in the bowels of my hatred for homecoming.  I’m pretty sure no one outside of student council or the most archaic faculty members actually enjoy when Homecoming...

The power of cell phones and social networking

October 23, 2012

Cell phones and social networking sites have become a key role in our everyday lives. We are always checking our texts, facebooks, emails, messages, twitters, instagram, and all the social networking out there. The one thing these...

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