The Coat of Arms

What yearbook signatures say about you

June 6, 2014

In light of the recent yearbook signing at Day on the Green, I have come to identify 3 distinct types of yearbook signers.  There are those who will ask anyone and everyone to write them an impersonal note in order to glorify...

Dude that’s wrong: dirty water

May 15, 2014

Nina Chandra | Student Contributor Water contaminated with industrial waste and chemicals is the leading cause of death in the world, killing 5,000 children every day ( Pollution from industrial waste pumped ...

Senioritis is a True Medical Affliction (…I think)

December 15, 2013

I’m not sure how scientifically accurate this is, but it would seem that the reception of a college acceptance letter automatically triggers the neurons responsible for any and all higher brain function to shut off.  Inste...

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 ...

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