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Louisa Sonsini

Louisa Sonsini, Online Editor


Number of years in the Coat of Arms: 3.

Favorite aspect of journalism: informing my community on relevant issues.

Interests outside of school: being with friends, volunteering, spending time with family.

Grade: 12.

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The Climate Coalition showcased student-made clothing pieces for their sustainable fashion auction during EcoAct Week. Staff photo: Louisa Sonsini.

EcoAct Week Recap: Menlo’s Climate Coalition Advocates for Sustainability

May 22, 2021

Record-setting temperatures, rising sea levels and extreme weather conditions often populate news channels — all products of climate change. Today, most...

Menlo students work on homework together during the first day returning to campus since last year. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov.

My Honest Experience Returning to School

May 3, 2021

Reflecting on the past 13 months, I can't help but chuckle at some of the things we've done. We've hoarded toilet paper, we’ve made hand sanitizer and...

Menlo freshman Madison Brown sells hand-made, sustainable clothing through her Instagram account, @earthbabe. Screengrab:

Freshman Combines Passions for Fashion and Climate Change Awareness

January 25, 2021

Despite the negative spell cast by the COVID-19 pandemic, some positive outcomes have emerged, including a spike in creativity. Freshman Madison Brown...

Reynolds participates in a guest speaker session alongside her peers from The School for Ethics and Global Leadership in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of Annie Reynolds.

Junior Annie Reynolds Spends a Semester in Washington, DC

December 4, 2020

Throughout her sophomore year at Menlo, junior Annie Reynolds was itching to try something new. Eager to get out of the Silicon Valley bubble, she wanted...

Menlo freshmen Theo Sanders and Galen Horchner designed a flyer for their CASE project on how COVID-19 affects homeless individuals. Photo courtesy of Theo Sanders.

Menlo Students Hone in on Social Justice Interests With Knight Vision Summer Program

September 25, 2020

Every year, Menlo students are exposed to a plethora of summer opportunities and activities. However, the unprecedented circumstances of COVID-19 have...

Freshman Brooke Dombkwoski’s eight-week-old golden retriever puppy, Tucker. Photo courtesy Brooke Dombkowski.

Puppy Popularity Rises During Coronavirus Pandemic

May 14, 2020

Amid the negative spell cast by the COVID-19 pandemic, one unexpected positive outcome has emerged: a rise in puppy popularity. According to a CNN article,...

Sophomore Saaz Ahuja takes notes for his online English class at home. Photo courtesy Saaz Ahuja.

Students React to New Grading Policies at Menlo and Other Bay Area High Schools

May 8, 2020

Menlo’s seemingly bold decision to temporarily close school on March 3 this year, in response to COVID-19, has now shifted to a critical measure that...

Families collect hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and cleaning supplies in attempts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Staff photo: Louisa Sonsini.

While Coronavirus Cases Multiply, Plastic Usage Increases

April 16, 2020

The coronavirus is currently being publicized twenty-four-seven across multiple media platforms worldwide, and new statistics are constantly broadcasted....

Sophomore Josh White accompanies fellow members that participated in the three-week architecture-centered summer program at Stanford University. Photo courtesy of Ayden Harris.

How Menlo Students Are Productive in the Summer: The Role of College Programs

March 10, 2020

Whether it is an educational course or a sports camp, college summer programs have sparked interest amongst Menlo’s Upper School student body for varying...

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