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The Student News Site of Menlo School

The Coat of Arms

The Student News Site of Menlo School

The Coat of Arms

Dorinda Xiao

Dorinda Xiao, Marketing Director

Number of years in The Coat of Arms: 2

Favorite aspect of journalism: it gives my illustrations a good platform to relay a greater message.

Interests outside of school: playing volleyball, drawing and watching cartoons.

Class of 2023

All content by Dorinda Xiao
Menlo students have been subject to recent scrutiny after consistently leaving trash on the quad. Staff illustration: Dorinda Xiao

Editorial Cartoon: The State of the Menlo Quad

October 24, 2022

Menlo students have been subject to recent scrutiny after consistently leaving trash on the quad. Staff illustration: Dorinda Xiao

Students share details about their wellbeing on the Panorama survey. Staff illustration: Dorinda Xiao.

[Photo] The Panorama Student Wellbeing Survey Informs Faculty

March 9, 2022

Students share details about their wellbeing on the Panorama survey. Staff illustration: Dorinda Xiao.

In the 2021-22 school year, the student council program has expanded its size in an attempt to include more voices and spark change faster. Staff illustration: Dorinda Xiao.

[Photo] Members of Menlo Student Council Reflect on Program Changes

February 27, 2022

In the 2021-22 school year, the student council program has expanded its size in an attempt to include more voices and spark change faster. Staff illustration:...

Although Menlos technology department can set controls and block certain websites, it cannot go so far as to track a students search history. Staff illustration: Dorinda Xiao.

[Photo] Can Menlo View a Student’s Search History?

February 16, 2022

Although Menlo's technology department can set controls and block certain websites, it cannot go so far as to track a student's search history. Staff illustration:...

Evaluating when and why I use filler words allowed me to realize that when I say the words “like”, “um”, etc. I am not thinking these words, the gears in my head are turning as I am forming my next thoughts. Staff Illustration: Dorinda Xiao.

[Photo] Filler Words Aren’t Always a Bad Thing

January 20, 2022

Evaluating when and why I use filler words allowed me to realize that when I say the words “like”, “um”, etc. I am not thinking these words, the...

As the presence of social media grows, discussions on censorship and the extent to which free speech should be allowed on these digital platforms arise. Staff illustration: Dorinda Xiao.

[Photo] Discussion: To What Extent Should Social Media Posts Be Censored?

January 5, 2022

As the presence of social media grows, discussions on censorship and the extent to which free speech should be allowed on these digital platforms arise....

After testing positive for COVID-19, my sister was stuck quarantining for ten days. She was asymptomatic, but our family still needed to follow safety protocols. Staff illustration: Dorinda Xiao.

[Photo] How I Dealt with COVID-19 in My Home

November 30, 2021

After testing positive for COVID-19, my sister was stuck quarantining for ten days. She was asymptomatic, but our family still needed to follow safety...

On Sunday, Nov. 7, the time changed so the clocks fell back an hour. Staff illustration: Dorinda Xiao.

[Photo] Daylight Savings Doesn’t Save Us Anything

November 18, 2021

On Sunday, Nov. 7, the time changed so the clocks fell back an hour. Staff illustration: Dorinda Xiao.

Menlo teachers now use 65-inch monitors to display students on Zoom to the students in the classroom during hybrid learning. The Zoom carts have become a staple in Menlo classrooms, and many teachers plan to continue using them in the future. Staff illustration: Dorinda Xiao.

[Photo] Teachers Comment on New Zoom Cart Technology

March 18, 2021

Menlo teachers now use 65-inch monitors to display students on Zoom to the students in the classroom during hybrid learning. The Zoom carts have become...

During the pandemic, chess has experienced a rise in popularity. The recent Netflix show The Queens Gambit, featuring a fictional girl who competes against the best chess players in the world, has contributed to the chess boom. Staff illustration: Dorinda Xiao.

[Photo] Top Picks From Print: As “The Queen’s Gambit” Captures Viewers, Chess Makes a Comeback During the Pandemic

February 19, 2021

During the pandemic, chess has experienced a rise in popularity. The recent Netflix show "The Queen's Gambit," featuring a fictional girl who competes...

The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines both have been approved for distribution throughout the U.S., representing a key development toward overcoming the pandemic. Staff illustration: Dorinda Xiao.

[Photo] Vaccines Offer Hope for Returning to School and Normality

January 12, 2021

The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines both have been approved for distribution throughout the U.S., representing a key development toward overcoming...

As note-taking and organization methods change with online learning, students must take more initiative in their learning. Staff illustration: Dorinda Xiao.

[Photo] Teachers Have Less Control in Students’ Learning Processes

September 19, 2020

As note-taking and organization methods change with online learning, students must take more initiative in their learning. Staff illustration: Dorinda...

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