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Aaron Widjaja

Aaron Widjaja

Number of years in The Coat of Arms: 1

Favorite aspect of journalism: Being able to get outside my comfort zone and having the freedom to choose whatever interests us

Interests outside of school: Reading, Golf, and spending time with friends and family

Class of 2026

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Menlo Students travel to Guatemala during the 2018 school year. Photo courtesy of Roger Zamora

Menlo Should Require Study Abroad Programs for Cross-Cultural Education

Aaron Widjaja, Assistant Opinions Editor
May 16, 2023

After moving back to the U.S. in March of 2022 after spending 11 years studying in Hong Kong, I’ve been surprised by some of the biased things my fellow...

Former Menlo Student Maddy Price speaks at an assembly about her mental health experiences as an olympic athlete. Photo Courtesy of Kevin Chan

More Mental Health Assemblies Would Encourage Students to Seek Support, Communicate their Struggles

Aaron Widjaja, Assistant Opinions Editor
May 10, 2023

Teenagers across the globe are experiencing a mental health emergency. In my experience, I rarely hear people talk about stress, anxiety and ever-increasing...

The auction featured a circus theme with a special show of aerial dancers. Photo courtesy of John Meyer

“The Greatest Knight” Auction Continues to Support Financial Aid

Aaron Widjaja and Asher Darling
April 24, 2023

On March 18, 2023, Menlo hosted its annual auction where members of the community gather for dinner, drinks and entertainment capped off with a live auction....

The Walmart parking lot in Mountain View floods after the first storm hit the Bay Area in early January. Staff photo: Lucas Kawamoto.

How Menlo Weathers the Storm: Facilities Team Manages Flooding and Damage

Aaron Widjaja, Staff Writer
March 25, 2023

Throughout the last month, strong storms have battered the Bay Area. In the first week of January, one significant class five storm, with sustained winds...

Sophomore Ruiqi Liu attempts a three pointer, while a Harker player tries to block the shot. Photo courtesy of Lucia Aguilar.

Girls Basketball Picks Up League Victory Over Harker

Aaron Widjaja, Staff Writer
January 30, 2023

Menlo girls’ varsity basketball defeated Harker 55-47 on Jan. 10 to earn their first league win of the year. The Knights were led by strong performances...

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