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Menlo varsity football players Alec Jabal, Sam Randal and Alex Levitt combine for a tackle against Mission High School. Photo courtesy of Eli Housenbold.

CTE Risks: Why Football Players Should Reconsider Their Career Paths

Noah Kornfeld
September 22, 2021

It’s no secret that football is a dangerous sport. Grown, 250+ pound men running into each other at top speed is not what comes to mind when defining...

Menlo seniors, pictured left to right, Gregory Hilderbrand, Daniel Solomon and Henry Kearnan watch the first varsity football game of the season from the bleachers. Staff Photo: Alexa Friesel.

Menlo Football and Maybe a Normal Life are Back, Knights Win Their First Game of the Season

Chase Hurwitz, Sports Editor
August 30, 2021

With the weather at 91 degrees, students and parents packing the stands and just the slight scent of smoke in the air, Menlo seemed almost back to...

Video: Girls Basketball Team Reflects On Quarantine Experience

Video: Girls Basketball Team Reflects On Quarantine Experience

Sophie Fang, Creative Director
May 29, 2021  

With relaxed COVID-19 restrictions, fans are now able to attend most sporting events in person. Staff Illustration: Sophie Fang

Menlo Students and Faculty Hope To Attend Future Sporting Events

Jake Lieberman
May 26, 2021

Think all the way back to pre-COVID-19. What in-person games did you attend? Was it your favorite team? A playoff game? Something overseas? For months,...

Staff illustration: Sophie Fang.

Menlo Football Fans React to the 2021 NFL Draft

Ari Krane, Video Editor
May 25, 2021

The NFL Draft lasted from Thursday, Apr. 30 to Saturday, May 1 — an event Menlo students highly anticipated. As NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell read the...

Hansen sport climbs, which involves a rope and harness and climbing anywhere from 50 to 200 feet above the ground. “Its kind of like solving a problem. Youre working out where your hands and feet go, how you should be positioning and where you should be moving,” Hansen said. Photo courtesy of Linus Hansen.

Sophomore Linus Hansen Rock Climbs Through the Pandemic

Sophie Fang, Staff Writer
May 8, 2021

2021 marks the first year that rock climbing will be an Olympic sport. In the last decade, rock climbing has surged in popularity, according to the Climbing...

Senior wide receiver and defensive back Chris d’Alencon after catching a pass from junior quarterback Sergio Beltran. Photo courtesy of Pam Tso McKenney.

At Valpo Bowl, 21 Seniors Allowed at Football Game for First Time in Over a Year

Danielle McNair, Staff Writer
April 29, 2021

The Menlo School Knights (4-1) faced off against the Sacred Heart Prep Gators (5-1) in the annual Valpo Bowl rivalry football game on Saturday, April 17....

Menlo alumin Lauren Hamilton (‘19), Kyra Petre (‘20), Charlotte Tomkinson (‘20), Michelle Louie (‘20) and Alexandra Chan (‘19) smile for the camera after winning the 2019 Girls CCS Track Championships. Photo courtesy of Jorge Chen.

Track and Cross Country Coach Jorge Chen Recalls Most Memorable Moments

Danielle McNair, Staff Writer
April 22, 2021

Varsity boys and girls track and cross country coach Jorge Chen is currently in his 19th season at Menlo. In that time, Chen has led cross country to win...

San Francisco Ice Theatre has advanced to compete at Nations’ Cup twice during my time on the team. My freshman year, I missed an entire week of school to travel to Épinal, France, where the competition was held. Photo courtesy of Ken Chan.

What Is Figure Skating Like During COVID-19?

Charlotte Palmer, Staff Writer
April 12, 2021

I used to wake up at 5:30 a.m. six to seven days a week to figure skate. I travelled between four rinks (located in Redwood City, San Mateo, San Francisco...

Junior Sergio Beltran completes a throw from the pocket in the season opener against Hillsdale High School. Menlo football recently won their second game against Aragon High School to move to a record of 2-0. Photo courtesy of Pam Tso McKenney.

Menlo Football Takes a Convincing Win over Aragon High School

Chase Hurwitz, Sports Editor
April 1, 2021

The Menlo varsity football team beat Aragon High School on March 27, steamrolling the Dons with a final score of 40-14. The Knights scored 26 of their...

Menlos varsity football team began practice in January with masks on and no helmets or pads, before receiving equipment in later February. Photo courtesy of Pam Tso McKenney.

Football Begins Practices and Games With COVID-19 Guidelines

Adam Karr, Staff Writer
March 25, 2021

When one thinks of social distancing, football likely does not come to mind. Dozens of players on top of each other may seem like a recipe for disaster...

Junior Max Saito flies through the air on his skis. “I go pretty big; I’ve jumped off 50 foot cliffs.” Photo courtesy of Max Saito.

Top Picks From Print: Some Sports Have No Varsity Season

Danielle McNair, Staff Writer
March 20, 2021

The Menlo Athletics Department is made up of 18 varsity girls and boys teams, yet some athletes in the school community take it one step further than the...

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