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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

Miki Kimura

Miki Kimura, Head Copy Editor

Number of years in The Coat of Arms: 2

Favorite aspect of journalism: Learning new things about the Menlo community through interviews

Interests outside of school: art, music, anime, reading, writing, spending time with friends and family

Class of 2025

All content by Miki Kimura
Junior advocate and English teacher Whitney Newton engages in a conversation with members of her advocacy.

Advocacies Should Balance Group Bonding and Free Time

Miki Kimura, Head Copy Editor
May 28, 2024

There are about 13 advocacies per grade at Menlo, all of which give students a unique experience; no two groups structure their time together in the same...

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Best NYT Game

Miki Kimura, Head Copy Editor
May 13, 2024

Whether getting out of class early or waiting in the lunch line, my favorite way to kill time is puzzling out the New York Times games. While Wordle has...

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...

Sophomore Eisha Yadav paints the dragon mural.

Menlo Art Club Creates Murals for Stent Hall

Miki Kimura, Head Copy Editor
April 17, 2024

Upon entering Stent Hall’s ballroom, visitors to Menlo notice the walls featuring colorful paintings and murals. An eye-catching new addition hangs across...

Menlo Community Weighs in on Private vs. School College Counseling

Menlo Community Weighs in on Private vs. School College Counseling

Miki Kimura, Copy Editor
March 29, 2024

At the start of their spring semester, Menlo juniors undergo the process of familiarizing themselves with the college process. The first step: meeting...

Ari Kaufman prepares to punt the ball in a JV soccer game last year. Photo courtesy of Chi Nguyen

Ari Kaufman Steps Up For a Last-Minute Soccer Save

Miki Kimura, Copy Editor
March 12, 2024

During her last block of the day on Tuesday, Nov. 28, junior Ari Kaufman noticed several missed calls from members of the varsity girls soccer team. “I...

Staff illustration:
Andrea Li

Athletics Department Scraps Team Fees, Problems Persist

Miki Kimura, Copy Editor
January 24, 2024

In an effort to eliminate financial barriers to play Menlo sports, parents of Menlo athletes are no longer required to pay a team fee for their child to...

Staff illustration: Andrea Li

Menlo Kitchen Cooks Up Eco-Friendly Solutions

Miki Kimura, Copy Editor
October 27, 2023

The Menlo kitchen brims with locally sourced food from the Pacific coast, fruits and vegetables from the Garden Club and repurposed meals made using ingredients...

Illustration by Jonah Block

Students Spearhead Climate Initiatives

Miki Kimura, Copy Editor
October 27, 2023

Issues around food waste first sparked the interest of junior Izzy Klugman during MTerm in her freshman year. The freshman MTerm curriculum focuses on...

A blocked road in Belmont due to a fallen tree in the road. Staff photo: Miki Kimura

Storm Alters Commutes, Challenges Teachers and Students to Work at Home

Miki Kimura, Staff Writer
February 8, 2023

Coastal California was hit with a torrent of rain and wind in the first two weeks of January largely due to the atmospheric rivers and narrow regions in...

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