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Riley Huddleston

Riley Huddleston, Assistant Spread Editor

 

Fun fact: Riley has been skiing since she was two years old!

Interests outside of school: Lacrosse, baking.

Favorite fictional character: Tinkerbell.

Grade: 11.

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Students use outdoor learning spaces during classes and free periods to get work done. Staff photo: Tessa Frantz.

Delay in Access Point Installations Caused Connection Issues During First Week Back

May 2, 2021

During the first week that 100% of students returned to campus, Menlo internet connection caused difficulties. Because of social distancing guidelines...

Sex Ed and Sexual Health at Menlo: Opinions Vary on Discussion of Sex and Hookup Culture in “Call Her Daddy” Podcast

March 25, 2021

This story is the last in a seven-part package about sex ed and sexual health at Menlo. It also appeared in the March 2021 47.4 print edition of The Coat...

Sex Ed and Sexual Health at Menlo: Students Talk Contraceptive Use

March 25, 2021

This story is the fifth in a seven-part package about sex ed and sexual health at Menlo. A shorter version of this story also appeared in the March 2021...

Yearbooks serve as a way for students to look back on memories from the school year. Because of the shift this year to virtual classes and events, the 2020-2021 yearbook will include some new and different features. Staff photo: Riley Huddleston.

Yearbook Staff Adapts to a Unique School Year

January 21, 2021

Menlo’s yearbooks, which are handed out at the end of each school year, have always been a time capsule of photos and memories for students to look back...

As the end of the semester approaches, different teachers are giving different types of final assessments. From projects to timed exams, teachers are finding ways to adapt their final exams during distance learning. Staff illustration: Riley Huddleston.

Final Exams Look Different This Year Amid Distance Learning

December 11, 2020

While the end of the first semester has conventionally involved final exams in multiple classes, this school year has seen some changes. As the pandemic...

Menlo has altered its plan to host its normal on-campus PSAT test for sophomores and juniors. Staff photo: Sylvie Venuto.

PSAT Modified for Health Guidelines

October 31, 2020

The PSAT, or preliminary SAT, is an SAT test run for sophomores and juniors; it is also a chance for juniors nationwide to be recognized as National Merit...

Eating Disorders and the Menlo Community: Social Media, Stress, Body Image Can All Lead to Eating Disorders, Counselors Say

Eating Disorders and the Menlo Community: Social Media, Stress, Body Image Can All Lead to Eating Disorders, Counselors Say

October 22, 2020

Note: This story is the last in a six-part package about eating disorders and the Menlo community. It also appeared in the October 2020 47.1 print edition...

As note-taking and organization methods change with online learning, students must take more initiative in their learning. Staff illustration: Dorinda Xiao.

Teachers Have Less Control in Students’ Learning Processes

September 19, 2020

As another school year kicks off online, it brings with it new teaching styles. Teachers who once required written notes, hard copies of homework or binder...

The new science and engineering lab kits include materials with which students can conduct experiments and learn interactively at home. Staff photo: Sadie Stinson.

At-Home Science and Engineering Lab Kits Required Vast Administrative Efforts

September 17, 2020

Notice: a correction has been made to this story on September 22, 2020. A sentence has been added to acknowledge Whitaker Lab Supervisor Brian Ward's contribution...

Students and teachers have used different online platforms to create the best system of distance learning. “All my teachers decided to make the switch to Google Classroom, which made everything easier,” freshman Hannah Gorospe said. Creative Commons image: Mudassar Iqbal on Pixabay.

Students and Teachers Adjust to Different Methods of Online Learning

May 18, 2020

Both teachers and students in the Menlo community have had to adjust to distance learning, and various methods of doing so have emerged. From holding full...

Social media apps such as TikTok and Instagram are filled with videos and posts surrounding feelings towards social distancing and school closures. Creative Commons image: Julia Roberts on Pexels.

How Social Media is Affecting Opinions Surrounding COVID-19

April 2, 2020

As students and teachers across the country adjust to school closures and quarantines, social media apps such as TikTok are filled with videos and posts...

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