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Asher Darling

Asher Darling, Assistant Spread Editor

Number of years in The Coat of Arms: 2

Favorite aspect of journalism: The freedom to explore topics that interest me through my passion for writing and collaborating with the rest of the COA staff

Interests outside of school: Basketball, traveling, spending time with friends and family

Class of 2026

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Sophomore Ethan Zhao elevates for the mid-range jumper.

Boys Basketball Loses in Heartbreaking CCS Finals

Asher Darling, Assistant Sports Editor
February 26, 2024

Menlo’s varsity boys basketball team was narrowly defeated 57-52 in the CCS Division IV final at Mission College by No. 1 seed Carmel on Saturday, Feb....

Jaden Richardson (second from right) stands with his family on his visit to USC. Photo courtesy of Richardson

From the Bay to LA: Alum Jaden Richardson Fulfills Dreams of Playing Football at USC

Asher Darling, Assistant Sports Editor
February 14, 2024

Growing up as a USC fan, Menlo alum Jaden Richarson (‘20) always dreamed of playing at the Los Angeles Coliseum for the Trojans. On Jan. 2, 2024 Richardson...

Sophomore Evan Arcilla gives senior Sam Reznik a haircut. Staff photo: Asher Darling

Evan Arcilla Gives Cuts Above the Rest in Locker Room

Asher Darling, Assistant Sports Editor
January 23, 2024

Last April, Evan Arcilla returned from his barbershop disappointed and ready to make a change. After giving his barber clear instructions, Arcilla still...

During player introductions, senior lineman Parker Ashton runs through the tunnel created by his teammates and coaches. Staff photo: Asher Darling

Knights Fall to Gators in Annual Valpo Bowl, Remain Optimistic

Asher Darling and Devon Schaefer
November 10, 2023

Menlo was defeated by Sacred Heart 31-19 on Nov. 3 at Cartan Field in the 21st Valpo Bowl. The rivalry game marked the end of the regular season for both...

Wang and Hardin celebrate after winning a crucial point in the first set.

Menlo Volleyball Sweeps Sacred Heart, Secures First Place in WBAL

Asher Darling, Assistant Sports Editor
October 31, 2023

Menlo’s varsity volleyball team prevailed over rival Sacred Heart in three straight sets on Tuesday, Oct. 17. The effort was spearheaded by the team’s...

Senior Kylie Jones (#35) puts the Menlo into Gator territory with her interception and long return. Jones’ pick was one of four for the Knights.

Girls Flag Football Wins Senior Day Matchup Against Sacred Heart

Asher Darling and Devon Schaefer
October 31, 2023

Menlo’s varsity girls flag football team celebrated senior day with a 25-0 shutout against rival Sacred Heart. Before their last game of the season on...

Illustration by Maya Stone

Menlo Community Reflects on College Conference Changes

Asher Darling, Assistant Sports Editor
October 19, 2023

For over a century, the Pacific Coast Conference — known as the Pac-12 since 2010 — has excelled athletically, garnering the nickname the ‘Conference...

Staff illustration: Amber More

Young Drivers Take a Wrong Turn: Upperclassmen Reveal Regrets Over Their Driver’s License Journeys

Asher Darling, Assistant Sports Editor
October 18, 2023

The number of teenagers with driver’s licenses has declined over the last several decades. According to a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation,...

Lopez at age five in an A’s windbreaker with his grandfather in 2000. Photo courtesy of Lopez

Menlo Community Reacts to Possible Oakland A’s Relocation to Las Vegas

Asher Darling, Assistant Sports Editor
September 8, 2023

On July 25, when the two Bay Area baseball teams met at Oracle Park in San Francisco as part of the annual Bay Bridge Series, Oakland A’s and San Francisco...

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 first tree fell on the morning of Oct. 21, 2022. Staff photo: Asher Darling

Middle School Loses Two Longstanding Heritage Oak Trees, Repurposes Valuable Wood

Asher Darling, Staff Writer
March 9, 2023

During the 2022-23 school year, the Menlo Middle School lost two beloved oak trees. The first tree fell on the morning of Oct. 21, 2022. Director of Dining...

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