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Abby Becker

Abby Becker, Staff Writer

 

Fun fact: Abby doesn't have an appendix!

Interests outside of school: mock trial, soccer.

Favorite fictional character: Spencer Reid from "Criminal Minds."

Grade: 10.

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Children in the Menlo daycare program are not permitted to leave their fenced-in yard and interact with their parents and others on campus as they used to. “They're not allowed to mix nor roam about campus,” Health Services Coordinator and Administrator of the Child Care Center Joan Barada said. Photo courtesy of Lisa Williams.

COVID-19 Changes Menlo Daycare Program

March 31, 2021

Menlo’s daycare program, officially the Child Development Center, has been a staple in the Menlo community for over 18 years. The daycare consists of...

Sex Conversations and Culture at Menlo: Menlo Makes Changes to Sex-Ed Curriculum

March 20, 2021

This story is the first in a seven-part package about sex conversations and culture at Menlo. It also appeared in the March 2021 47.4 print edition of...

HIT RESET focuses on helping students reduce stress through exercise, meditation and creativity. “We're going to really encourage folks to do one of these three things during that time and we're going to really discourage folks from working,” Dean of Student Life Programs Eve Kulbieda said. Staff illustration: Sophie Fang.

Students Have Time to Destress With New HIT RESET Program

March 3, 2021

A new program called HIT RESET has been added to the Menlo agenda to help students combat their stress. It is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, March 3...

Many theater programs have had to make adaptations for COVID-19, including taking safety precautions such as wearing masks. “I think that, like in any kind of program [Menlo has], [theater is] learning how to be much safer with larger crowds than we had in the past,” Director of Creative Arts Steven Minning said. Staff illustration: Sophie Fang.

Theater Companies and Menlo Drama Adapt to the Pandemic

January 27, 2021

The performing arts are a huge part of American culture, economy and social lives of many around the country. According to a study conducted by the National...

McKenna and Buttacavoli stand in front of the mantle in their living room. They are prepared to begin the wedding ceremony for the vows at 4:30 p.m., in a Zoom meeting hosted by an Alameda County judge. “It was really just a day where we could just spend time with each other and say our vows in front of the people we love,” McKenna said. Photo courtesy of Mary McKenna.

Science Teacher Gets Married on Zoom Amid Pandemic

November 30, 2020

Since March, San Mateo County has had over 14,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 170 deaths. Menlo Park and Atherton alone have had around 590 cases. Despite...

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