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The Coat of Arms

The Student News Site of Menlo School

The Coat of Arms

The Student News Site of Menlo School

The Coat of Arms

Erica Fenyo

Erica Fenyo


Number of years in the Coat of Arms: 2.

Favorite aspect of journalism: getting to know new people through interviews. I love learning about new topics at Menlo that most students don’t know about.

Interests outside of school: water polo, Hawaii Five-O (basically all crime shows) and my three dogs.

Grade: 11.

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Sophomore girls enjoy hot chocolate and donuts on the loop as a part of their Random Act of Fun.  Staff photo: Erica Fenyo.

Random Acts of Fun Spark Joy Within Menlo Community

December 14, 2021

This week, parents surprised the sophomore and junior classes with various Random Acts of Fun events to give students time to relax and socialize before...

Students must wear masks properly to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Staff illustration: Sutton Inouye.

Mask Up or Go Home

November 13, 2021

Every time I walk into a Menlo classroom, I see black and blue surgical masks sitting just beneath students’ noses. But the issue of mask-wearing, or...

Local Police Chief David Norris offers advice for teens when theyve gotten pulled over. Staff illustration: Sophie Fang.

A Teen Driver’s Guide to Getting Pulled Over

October 30, 2021

Most drivers, especially teenagers, receive little instruction about what to do when a police officer pulls them over. Menlo Park Police Chief David Norris...

Global Online Academy offers courses for students across the globe. Staff Illustration: Sophie Fang.

The Global Online Academy Offers A Vast Selection Of Courses For Menlo Students

June 8, 2021

The Global Online Academy (GOA) has dozens of online, primarily asynchronous, classes for students worldwide. Since Menlo is one of the academy’s member...

Cars overflow the Menlo loop. Staff Photo: Erica Fenyo.

165 Parking Spots, 281 Students

June 8, 2021

With 165 parking spots in the junior and senior parking lot and over 280 possible student-drivers in those grades, Menlo faces an ongoing struggle to provide...

A member of the campus security team talks to a driver in the Menlo parking lot. Staff photo: Sadie Stinson.

An Inside Look at Menlo’s Campus Security

April 27, 2021

Clad in black and yellow, the Menlo School security team ensures that all students, faculty and staff members are safe during their time on campus. While...

Freshman Stella Buch practices volleyball with social distancing measures in place due to COVID-19. Photo courtesy of Stella Buch.

Menlo Student Sues San Mateo County, State of California Over Indoor Sports Ban

March 12, 2021

The family of freshman Stella Buch sued San Mateo County and the State of California on Feb. 26 regarding the state’s continuing COVID-19 related ban...

Caption: Pictured from left to right, sophomore Ellie and senior Stella El-Fishawy gear up for the annual Peninsula Bridge Fun Run. This year, participants attempted the 5k in their own neighborhoods due to COVID-19 safety measures. “Especially during this time when everyone is isolated, it’s nice to feel a part of a larger community by contributing to the same cause,” Ellie El-Fishawy said. Photo courtesy of Ellie El-Fishawy.

Students Pursue CE Opportunities in the Era of COVID-19

October 17, 2020

Menlo’s community engagement (CE) program changed the 10-credit CE requirement to a seven-credit requirement for the 2019-2020 school year due to COVID-19...

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