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Parina Patel

Parina Patel, Head Copy Editor


Number of years in the Coat of Arms: 4.

Favorite aspect of journalism: being able to talk with new people and getting to know people's backgrounds.

Interests outside of school: cooking, soccer, watching "New Girl," reading.

Grade: 12.

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A rough sketch of what the new space in Whitaker Lab will partially look like. The water trough is drawn on the left, the robotics space is in the back and the counter along the wall is on the right. Staff illustration: Mallika Tatavarti.

Whitaker Lab Expands to Almost Double Its Size

September 30, 2020

Whitaker Lab is in the process of being expanded to almost double its previous size. The renovations are expected to be completed on Oct. 16. The expansion...

Although finals in both math and world language classes are optional this year, many teachers are still urging their students to take the exams as a year-end culminating experience. Staff illustration: Mallika Tatavarti.

Students and Teachers Address Optional Finals Exams Amid Distance Learning

May 27, 2020

As the school year comes to end in a virtual fashion, taking online finals is a new and unfamiliar adjustment that many Menlo students and teachers are...

Senior Ian Collins presents his project about rhetoric and speechwriting, which delved into how persuasion has changed.  Staff photo: Sadie Stinson.

In Photos: Students Pursue Topics in the Arts Through IP Projects

January 15, 2020

Menlo juniors and seniors presented their Interdisciplinary and Personalized Scholars Program (IP) Arts and Letters projects on Dec. 11 and 12. They worked...

Headphones will be given out during the game, because there will not be a sound system. They will receive the same sound that would normally be projected by a sound system. Staff Photo: Parina Patel.

Out of Respect for Neighbors, First Homecoming Night Game Will Not Have PA System

October 9, 2019

The homecoming game against Carlmont High School on Oct. 11 will be the first-ever night game on Cartan Field. The field will be set up with lights and...

Mitic (second from left) and his family in Petra, Jordan after walking over the border from Israel. “We had a crazy guide [and] every two feet, he’d stop us and say ‘picture time!’” Mitic said. Photo courtesy of Dylan Mitic.

Freshman Dylan Mitic Explores the World for Seven Months

February 4, 2019

Freshman Dylan Mitic spent seven months travelling the world during the second half of his eighth-grade year and the following summer break. He, along...

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