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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

Laura Artandi

Laura Artandi, Arts & Lifestyle Editor

 

Number of years in the Coat of Arms: 3.

Favorite aspect of journalism: being able to elevate student voices. I love writing and editing stories about people who don’t typically get the spotlight and hearing them share their perspectives and views.

Interests outside of school: piano, mock trial, soccer.

Grade: 11.

All content by Laura Artandi
Nina Ollikainen smiles for a photo while making a “plein air” painting at Montara Beach. Ollikainen often likes to go and paint nature. “I love to be out in nature, go hiking, investigate a location and spend the day painting there,” she said. Photo courtesy of Nina Ollikainen.

Nina Ollikainen’s Experience With Art and Medicine

January 9, 2022

Menlo art teacher Nina Ollikainen knew that she loved art from a young age. But before she became an art teacher, she was on her way to becoming a doctor....

Ana Banchs Rodriguez, Katie King and Zach Ruwitch sing through “Snowman” by Sia during an a cappella club meeting. Staff photo: Laura Artandi.

Students Create A Cappella Club at Menlo

December 6, 2021

At the beginning of the year, sophomore Ana Banchs Rodriguez had the idea to start a club with a unique type of singing: a cappella. “[I’ve taken]...

Menlo alum Mara Lebovitz (20) holds a sign at the Upper School commencement ceremony in June 2020, urging Menlo to combat racial injustice. 2020 marked a significant year for racial justice activism. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov.

Video: A Look Back on 2020

December 23, 2020



The LGBTQ+ Experience at Menlo: Junior Jack Rosenberg on Identity and Coming Out

The LGBTQ+ Experience at Menlo: Junior Jack Rosenberg on Identity and Coming Out

December 8, 2020

Note: This story is the fourth in an eight-part package about the Menlo community and the LGBTQ+ experience. It also appeared in the December 2020 47.2...

Computer science teacher and Menlo alum Matthew Redmond joined the faculty in spring of 2020. Photo courtesy Pete Zivkov.

Computer Science Teacher Writes Code to Create Hybrid Learning Teams

October 14, 2020

On Oct. 5, Head of School Than Healy sent an email to the Menlo School community announcing the plan to transition into hybrid mode. Students were told...

Demonstrators at a protest in Palo Alto call for an end to police brutality and systemic racism. Staff photo: Laura Artandi.

[Photo] Know About the Facts and Your Rights at a Protest

June 9, 2020

Demonstrators at a protest in Palo Alto call for an end to police brutality and systemic racism. Staff photo: Laura Artandi.

As a result of fewer people on the road during the coronavirus pandemic, gas prices have plummeted. Creative Commons photo: Paul Brennan on Public Domain Pictures.

36 million Americans Have Lost Their Jobs: The Pandemic Impacts the Stock Market, Gas Prices and Businesses

May 21, 2020

Businesses both large and small have suffered from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Due to shelter-in-place orders from the government, many non-essential...

To avoid contracting the coronavirus, proper hand-washing technique is important. Staff writer Laura Artandi explains and demonstrates various tips on how to thoroughly wash your hands. Staff photo: Laura Artandi.

Video: How to Properly Wash Your Hands

April 26, 2020

To avoid contracting the coronavirus, proper hand-washing technique is important. Staff writer Laura Artandi explains and demonstrates various tips on...

Linda Barman, testing a patient at Stanford’s drive-through clinic to see if they have COVID-19. Photo courtesy of Steve Fischer at Stanford Medicine News Center.

How Hospitals in the Bay Area Are Dealing With Treatment and Testing of COVID-19

April 21, 2020

COVID-19 has seemingly brought the world to a halt. Schools are shut down, counties are sheltering in place, and as of April 10, 459,165 people in the...

The Creative Arts and Design Center finished construction in 2012 and was designed to contain solar panels. Photo courtesy of Climate Coalition.

With Increasing Demands for Sustainability, Menlo Contemplates Adding More Solar Panels Around Campus

March 24, 2020

On Dec. 19, 2019, the Menlo Climate Coalition posted a photo of the Creative Arts and Design Center (CADC) on their Instagram. The caption read, “Did...

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