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Seniors Tessa Grosso and Stella El-Fishawy, both in the Gold hybrid group, study on the quad together. When all students return to campus April 19, only seniors will be allowed to study on the quad during free periods, as many areas of the quad will be used as classroom space. Juniors, sophomores and freshmen are assigned other areas on campus for free periods. Photo courtesy of Lucas Vogel.

Menlo to Bring 100% of Students on Campus After Spring Break

April 1, 2021

Menlo intends to bring 100% of students back to campus each day starting Monday, April 19. According to an email from Head of School Than Healy, there...

Books sit outside open windows and doors of Keplers Books as a form of health safety
measures. Restaurants and other businesses in downtown Menlo Park have had to rethink their
normal business models amid the pandemic. Staff photo: Carly McAdam.

[Photo] Top Picks From Print: Downtown Menlo Park Businesses Battle the Pandemic

February 17, 2021

Books sit outside open windows and doors of Kepler's Books as a form of health safety measures. Restaurants and other businesses in downtown Menlo Park...

The girls volleyball team plays a match during the 2019-2020 season. Staff photo: Sadie Stinson.

CIF Announces Plans for 2020-2021 High School Sports

July 21, 2020

The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) has released the calendar for high school sports during the 2020-2021 school year, which has been modified...

Head of School Than Healy delivers the 2020 State of the School speech through a video on Vimeo instead of the normal speech delivered in Martin Hall. Screengrab: Menlo School.

State of the School Address and Town Hall Q&A Center Provide Insight on COVID-19’s Current and Future Effects on School and More

April 30, 2020

Head of School Than Healy and Chair of the Board of Trustees Jake Reynolds delivered the annual State of the School Address via a Vimeo video, which was...

Orchestra practices for Creative Arts Week. Staff photo: Carly McAdam.

Creative Arts Week Celebrates All Art Departments, Involves Middle School

February 11, 2020

Creative Arts Week, a student and faculty organized celebration of the arts at Menlo, began yesterday, Monday, Feb. 10. Choir, photography, orchestra,...

Each morning, students who bring reusable cups are offered hot chocolate. Staff photo: Sadie Stinson.

Student-Organized ‘EcoWeek’ Educates and Involves Students in Climate Action

February 4, 2020

Beginning on Monday, Feb. 3, the Menlo Climate Coalition kicks off their EcoAct Week, the most recent of several sustainability projects spearheaded by...

Producing one hamburger takes the same amount of fossil fuels as driving a small car for 20 miles. Creative Commons Photo: Wuestenigel on Flickr.

Why You Shouldn’t Eat Red Meat

January 26, 2020

Climate change is a colossal issue — so much so, that it seems a single person couldn’t possibly do anything about. You may think that it’s too much...

Notre Dame Cathedral Burning on Mon., April 16. Creative Commons Photo: o.mabelly on Flickr.

Donations Made Towards the Notre Dame Cathedral Totaling $1 Billion

May 1, 2019

The Notre Dame cathedral in Paris caught fire in the evening on Mon., April 16. Since then, $1 billion have already been raised to rebuild the cathedral,...

Are You Prepared for an Earthquake?

Are You Prepared for an Earthquake?

April 18, 2019

Being prepared for an earthquake is easy, and it can save your life.  According to the United States geological survey, the chance of having one or more...

Latinos Unidos, the Latino affinity group, relaxes at their meeting by watching a movie and eating pizza. Staff Photo: Carly McAdam.

What are Affinity Groups?

April 10, 2019

Affinity groups are fairly new at Menlo and have just begun meeting formally this year, according to science teacher Marc Allard, the faculty advisor for...

AP U.S. History teacher and History Department Chair Ryan Dean also teaches sophomore classes about economics during the Great Depression. Staff Photo: Carly McAdam.

Why Menlo Should Get Rid of AP Classes

January 31, 2019

According to their mission, Menlo aims to give students “learning for life.” However, Menlo has yet to change one of the things in school that can...

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