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The Coat of Arms

Alyssa McAdams

Alyssa McAdams

Number of years in The Coat of Arms: 2

Favorite aspect of journalism: Layout days, because we get to listen to music and eat snacks and talk while we work together on print

Interests outside of school: Soccer, flag football, piano, and spending time with my dog

Class of 2025

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Photo Courtesy of Kaufman

Print 50.2: Menlo’s Self-Taught Musicians Share Their Stories Continued…

Alyssa McAdams, Opinions Editor
December 7, 2023

It’s no secret that Menlo is a second home to countless creative minds, from visual artists to dancers and photographers. However, there is one group...

Minning meets with his cast and crew during a rehearsal of “Little Shop of Horrors.” “The Little Shop of Horrors” was performed at the end of October, kicking off the 2022-2023 school year as the first musical. Staff Photo: Sonia Dholakia

Steven Minning Steps Down From Role as Creative Arts Director

Alyssa McAdams, Opinions Editor
December 5, 2023

As of this 2023-2024 school year, Creative Arts Director of seven years Steven Minning will step down from his broader director position to focus his attention...

Freshmen Parker Richardson, Merrick Ward, Rafe Weiden (left to right) and Benji Rubin (far right) listen to a con-
versation between Ethics teacher Jack Bowen and freshman Charles Mura (second from right) about the ethicality of ‘flopping’ while playing soccer. “I’d learned a little about [ethics] while in Menlo Middle, but the seminar class was really cool because I got to learn about the topic in a different way,” Rubin said. Staff photo: Alyssa McAdams

Freshman Rotation Is Menlo’s Most Underappreciated Required Course

Alyssa McAdams, Opinions Editor
October 25, 2023

Virtually every Menlo student has participated in freshman seminar, a required semester-long course for ninth graders in which students rotate through...

Staff illustration: Amber More

Class-Wide Communication Must Be Made More Inclusive and Accessible

Alyssa McAdams, Opinions Editor
October 19, 2023

While Menlo School seniors must face the harrowing journey of college applications, they also get to enjoy beloved traditions and exciting social events...

Kim smiles as she tracks her shot at a match against Notre-Dame Belmont on Oct. 11, 2022. Her teammates report that they rarely see Kim without a smile on her face, especially not when she plays golf. Photo courtesy of Joelle Kim

Joelle Kim Shoots Beyond Just Hole-In-ones

Alyssa McAdams, Staff Writer
February 6, 2023

Junior Joelle Kim became the first Menlo girls’ golf team member to shoot a hole-in-one in early October. Kim's impressive achievement did not come without...

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