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Dorinda Xiao

Dorinda Xiao, Staff Illustrator

Staff Illustrator

Number of years in the Coat of Arms: 1.

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

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

Grade: 11.

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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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