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Escaping the Bubble

Escaping the Bubble

May 23, 2013

First comes adoption, then comes marriage

May 23, 2013

By Stephanie Portman On April 7, 2013 our daughter, Orly H Portman was born. It wasn’t an easy path to get there, but it all seemed worth it when we saw her little face for the first time. Finally, our daughter was here and...

From the Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2013

Once a year, the Menlo community gathers to honor the achievements of students who have made exceptional academic accomplishments. “Sports and arts are always getting recognition, but academics never do,” is a common argument...

Finding yourself through the lens of others

May 23, 2013

Not many people will forget about their teenage years, both the good and the bad. This is because it is a crucial point in every person’s life. This is the time, as cliché as it may sound, when people begin to find themselves....

From the Print Editor

May 23, 2013

Over the past year, I have sat down for almost every issue of the Coat of Arms to bust out yet another opinion piece. As I looked back over all my articles I struggled to find the right word to describe the common theme that see...

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room

April 25, 2013

Maya Singhal | Spread Editor   The April issue of Palo Alto High School’s Verde Magazine was released a few weeks ago, along with a disclaimer, a disclaimer that was important because the magazine’s cover package ...

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...

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