The Student News Site of Menlo School

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

Kaylie Wu

Kaylie Wu, Assistant A&L Editor

 

Number of years in the Coat of Arms: 2.

Favorite aspect of journalism: I love reading the finished print issues and seeing how much we've all accomplished!

Interests outside of school: writing, dancing, music.

Grade: 11.

All content by Kaylie Wu
Students cheer in the gym bleachers during the 2019 holiday assembly. The annual holiday assembly always includes both the middle school and high school, but more assemblies should be held to further connect these two groups. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov.

The Middle School and Upper School Should Be More Connected

December 18, 2021

Menlo School contains two divisions: the Upper School and the Middle School. While these share a campus, the two groups of students barely overlap. The...

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.

How I Dealt with COVID-19 in My Home

November 30, 2021

The morning of Sept. 15, 2021, began normally for my sister, Menlo eighth-grader Amanda Wu. Wu was at her classmate’s house, and she had planned to spend...

Menlo students perform on stage in the 2019 dance concert. Even though these dancers were part of the dance enrichment program for the entire school year, they never received any credit for their time. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov.

The Dance Enrichment Program Should Earn Students School Credit

October 23, 2021

Before graduating, Menlo School requires students to earn a minimum of four PE credits and one and a half arts credits. These requirements are guided by...

Menlo students pick up their pre-packaged lunches from inside the cafeteria. According to Hoang, if COVID-19 testing in the near future proves that the community is healthy, the cafeteria will open up its hot lunch lines, too. Staff Photo: Kaylie Wu.

When Will the Cafeteria Reopen?

September 21, 2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Menlo School’s cafeteria has been unavailable to students since March 2020. When the campus reopened in October 2021, boxed...

Club members of The Menlo Monthly meet to work on newspaper articles together. During hybrid learning at the beginning of 2021, meetings were held both over Zoom and in-person. Photo courtesy of Maren Mulloy.

Menlo Middle School Students Start Newspaper

June 3, 2021

In recent months, seventh graders Maren Mulloy and Mg Curtin brought to life a middle school newspaper at Menlo. The newspaper’s title, The Menlo Monthly,...

Latin students participate in activities together at the 2021 State Convention. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the convention was completely over Zoom this year. Photo courtesy of Dobbie Vasquez.

Despite Online Setting, Menlo Hosts Annual Latin Convention

May 21, 2021

Menlo hosted the 2021 California Junior Classical League convention over Zoom during April 9-10, a two-day event held each spring for Latin students across...

Because of the pandemic, King and her husband have been able to spend much more time together with their daughter, Eloise. “[Raising Eloise] has been something to take up our time in a really positive way during the pandemic,” King said. Photo courtesy of Alexis King.

For Science Teacher Alexis King, COVID-19 Changed Pregnancy and Raising a Newborn

April 17, 2021

When the shelter-in-place order began in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, science teacher Alexis King was immediately concerned with how her pregnancy...

During the pandemic, sophomore Chloe Appel started working at Chick-fil-A as her first job ever. Staff illustration: Sophie Fang.

Sophomore’s First Ever Job at Chick-fil-A Impacted by COVID-19

April 2, 2021

When shelter-in-place began in March 2020, sophomore Chloe Appel found herself bored and struggling to stay productive. As a result, when the first shelter-in-place...

Different eating disorders include certain signs and symptoms. Scroll down to see a larger version of this image. Infographic by Kaylie Wu.

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Altered My Perspective on Body Image

March 2, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, I had no idea how different my life would become. I didn’t expect classes to remain online for the rest of the school...

Sophomore Mitali Srinath and Sydney Fish plan the next steps for Cloth for Our Community together over a Zoom meeting. According to Srinath, they are currently in the process of building an Instagram account. Photo courtesy of Sydney Fish.

Sophomores Create Nonprofit to Donate Masks to Those in Need

February 11, 2021

The beginning of shelter-in-place in March 2020 left many students with limited opportunities for earning their remaining community engagement credits...

CRIs Menlo student volunteers meet to discuss plans for the organization. Staff photo: Annie Stent.

Restorative Justice Advocate Helps Menlo Students Make an Impact

January 15, 2021

Collette Carroll is the founder of the California Reentry Institute (CRI), an organization that provides pre-release and post-release programs for incarcerated...

Seniors gather at Menlo to film their section of the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song while remaining socially distanced. Unlike previous years, the song could not be performed at the annual holiday assembly because of COVID-19. Photo courtesy of Cyrus Lowe.

Menlo’s Holiday Video: Behind the Scenes

January 11, 2021

Every December, Menlo students look forward to the famous all-school holiday assembly. However, due to the COVID-19 school closure, the 2020 holiday assembly...

Upper School science teacher Nina Arnberg teaches her physics class virtually. Due to distance learning, all assessments must be proctored over Zoom as well. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov.

Online Assessments Change Student Test-Taking Experiences

December 14, 2020

For the first semester of the 2020-21 school year, COVID-19 has forced Menlo students to attend school virtually. In addition to adjusting to different...

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