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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

Jacob Reich

Jacob Reich, Online Editor

 

Number of years in The Coat of Arms: 3

Favorite aspect of journalism: My favorite aspect of being on the Coat of Arms staff is the opportunity to conduct interviews where I get to meet and learn about new people.

Interests outside of school: I enjoy sports, games (board & video), and politics.

Class of 2025

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From top left, counterclockwise: Theo Sanders, Adam Whistler, Katina Ballantyne, Rachel Blumenthal and Paige Miller. Photos courtesy of Menlo School

Final Assembly of the Year Honors Distinguished Faculty and Seniors

Jacob Reich, Online Editor
May 11, 2024

In the last Upper School assembly of the year, the Class of 2024 honored students and teachers who stood out in the community. History teacher Katina...

Students React To Potential TikTok Ban

Students React To Potential TikTok Ban

Jacob Reich, Online Editor
April 29, 2024

Alum Dylan Gold (‘23) posts just about every day to his TikTok, where he has garnered over 133,000 followers. Fitness posts constitute a majority of...

History teacher Katina Ballantyne helps a student during tutorial.

2024 Edition: Departing Menlo Faculty Members

This collection of stories is an online extension and reproduction of the Coat of Arms 50.5 print edition. This package includes the original articles...

Students Discuss Affirmative Action and Legacy Admissions

Students Discuss Affirmative Action and Legacy Admissions

Jacob Reich, Online Editor
April 19, 2024

In June of 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court issued one of its most anticipated rulings of the year — it banned colleges from considering the race of an applicant. 17...

Senior Garrett Tran jogs off the field in a game against Mills in March.

Baseball Falls to Woodside Despite Grand Slam

Jacob Reich, Social Media Director
March 26, 2024

Menlo’s varsity baseball team lost 9-8 against the Woodside Wildcats on Tuesday, March 26. A grand slam by senior Garrett Tran and a sacrifice fly...

Junior Ella Litsur meets with AP English Language substitute Dana Perkins.

Long-Term Substitute Teachers Reflect on Experiences

Jacob Reich, Social Media Director
March 21, 2024

Dana Perkins started teaching AP English Language at Menlo in January as a leave replacement teacher for Oscar King IV. Perkins described the challenges...

Menlo Community Reacts to Israel-Hamas War

Menlo Community Reacts to Israel-Hamas War

Geoffrey Franc and Jacob Reich
March 16, 2024

“I wanna go.” Junior Ari Kaufman heard her older brother’s words through the phone on her drive home and was confused. She pulled over and turned...

Baseball Beats Saratoga 7-6 in Nail-Biting Extra-Inning Win

Baseball Beats Saratoga 7-6 in Nail-Biting Extra-Inning Win

Jacob Reich, Social Media Director
March 14, 2024

Menlo’s varsity baseball team beat the Saratoga Falcons 7-6 at home on Thursday in a nail-biting walk-off win.  Senior Ryan Schnell started on the...

Dixon cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of his campaign headquarters in Palo Alto.

Alum Runs for Local Congressional Seat

Jacob Reich, Social Media Director
March 4, 2024

From serving in Afghanistan and Iraq as an intelligence and infantry officer in the Marines to working in the State Department battling cartel and gender-based...

Staff illustration: Amber More

A Guide to the Crowded California Senate and Local House Primaries

Jacob Reich, Social Media Director
February 6, 2024

Since 1992, two names have consistently appeared on Bay Area ballots — Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). Neither is running in...

Juniors React to the Digital Transformation of the SAT

Juniors React to the Digital Transformation of the SAT

Jacob Reich, Social Media Director
January 23, 2024

Deciding between the SAT and ACT is a pivotal choice many high school juniors make. The introduction of the new digital SAT marks a departure from...

Staff illustration: Amber More

Copy, paste, Caught: Cheating Persists at Menlo

Jacob Reich, Social Media Director
January 21, 2024

It was the day before a math test. Math teacher Chrissie Walters printed out the answer key, tucked it in a folder in her desk and went to grab lunch....

Staff illustration: Amber More

Political Polarization Threatens Democracy

Jacob Reich, Social Media Director
December 27, 2023

Not so long ago, Americans got their news huddled around the TV, watching nightly broadcasts. Hosts like Walter Cronkite, Peter Jennings and Tom Brokaw...

Illustration by Jonah Block

Biden Should Not Run in 2024

Jacob Reich, Social Media Director
November 16, 2023

President Joe Biden should not run in the 2024 Presidential Election. Biden is old, frail and incompetent. In 2015, the oldest president the U.S. ever...

Carmen Borbón helps a student with their work. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov on Menlo Flickr

Menlo Expands EDIB Department with New Position

Jacob Reich, Social Media Director
October 13, 2023

Carmen Borbón, who spent eight years in the History department at Menlo, including four years as department chair, has stepped into a new role this fall...

Video: Meet the New Menlo Faculty Members

Video: Meet the New Menlo Faculty Members

Jacob Reich, Social Media Director
September 15, 2023

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“It was decided that, right now, [vending machines are] not something we actually need,” Upper School Assistant Director Adam Gelb said. Staff illustration: Maya Stone

Student Council Vending Machine Proposal Falls Short

Jacob Reich, Video Editor
January 18, 2023

Despite Sophomore Class President Cody Kletter’s ambition to bring more food options to campus, the Senior Administration Team, consisting of 15 senior...

Menlo Students Share Favorite Downtown Stores

Menlo Students Share Favorite Downtown Stores

Jacob Reich, Staff Writer
March 27, 2022

Favorite Downtown Shops by Menlo CoA

During the summer of 2019, students had the opportunity to live, work and go to school in Tanzania through the Menlo Abroad program. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov.

Borderlands Trips Will Allow Menlo Students To Learn Outside of the Classroom

Jacob Reich, Staff Writer
February 28, 2022

In place of the Menlo Abroad program, which was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19, Menlo created a new program that will be occurring during M-term this...

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