The Coat of Arms

Madison Liu

Madison Liu, Marketing Director

 

Number of years in the Coat of Arms: 3.

Favorite aspect of journalism: getting to write about topics that connect to a lot of people in the Menlo community. Through interviews, I get to talk to many cool and interesting people that I wouldn't have met otherwise.

Interests outside of school: I have a dog named Bear and I love to play soccer, read, and hang out with my friends.

Grade: 12.

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A T-shirt design by senior Logan Deeter for the Sea of Gold caused controversy within the Menlo community. Photo courtesy of Carolina Espinosa.

Sea of Gold T-Shirt Design Competition Creates Controversy

October 29, 2021

On Tuesday, September 28, the Sea of Gold, Menlo’s student-run athletics spirit organization, published an Instagram poll for students to vote on T-shirt...

In addition to the previous course catalog, students could choose from 10 new classes for their 2021-2022 schedule. Staff image: Madison Liu.

Looking Into A Few Of Next Year’s New Classes

June 8, 2021

For the 2021-22 school year, Menlo is offering multiple new classes in several departments. Some of the new classes include history elective “The Pursuit...

Youth political campaign Vote16 SMC is holding its kickoff event for Monday, June 7, featuring two keynote speakers. Photo courtesy of Vikram Seshadri.

Menlo Students Start A Youth Political Campaign

June 5, 2021

Vote16 SMC, an initiative led by Menlo students, aims to lower the voting age in San Mateo County to 16 years of age. Founded in early 2021, the group’s...

During the pandemic, chess has experienced a rise in popularity. The recent Netflix show The Queens Gambit, featuring a fictional girl who competes against the best chess players in the world, has contributed to the chess boom. Staff illustration: Dorinda Xiao.

Top Picks From Print: As “The Queen’s Gambit” Captures Viewers, Chess Makes a Comeback During the Pandemic

February 19, 2021

Note: This story originally appeared in the 47.3 print edition of The Coat of Arms in February 2021. --------- Although chess has long been a popular...

The COVID-19 vaccine is expected to be widely distributed in the later half of 2021, but medical workers, the elderly, and front-line workers have already begun to receive doses. Creative Commons photo: Abel F. Ross on Qapta.

We Should Look Forward to 2021

February 4, 2021

It is no secret that 2020 was a horrific year from start to finish. As a result, 2021 is poised to be yet another year of struggle. We enter the new year...

Junior Ayla Seddighnezhad and her grandmother, 82-year-old Maliheh Pirasteh, pose for a picture during a hike together. Photo courtesy of Ayla Seddighnezhad.

COVID-19 Increases Isolation, But Older Adults Remain Optimistic

January 23, 2021

COVID-19 has affected different age groups in specific ways, and one of the most impacted groups is senior citizens (65 years and older). Senior citizens...

Knight Vision’s first virtual meeting of this school year brought increased student participation, allowing for the start of several service-based projects. Staff photo: Emily Han.

COVID-19 Brings Increase in Student Community Engagement Participation

October 27, 2020

Since the 2020-2021 school year has started, several changes have been made to Menlo’s community engagement program. Not only have credit requirements...

While environmental change is perhaps not the pandemics most visible impact news media and in daily life today, it is one of the many significant ways in which the coronavirus will continue to affect future generations. Staff photo: Madison Liu.

[Photo] COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts Global Environment in Both Positive and Negative Ways

May 28, 2020

While environmental change is perhaps not the pandemic's most visible impact news media and in daily life today, it is one of the many significant ways...

Eighteen students and two adults are scheduled to attend the Menlo Abroad trip to China in June. Peter Brown has been closely following updates from international health organizations such as WHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and has also been consulting with International SOS, a medical and travel securities firm. Staff photo: Madison Liu.

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March 9, 2020

Eighteen students and two adults are scheduled to attend the Menlo Abroad trip to China in June. Peter Brown has been closely following updates from international...

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