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Sophia Artandi, Editor in Chief

 

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Two students pose over the senior quad in light of the recent physical altercation on Menlo campus. Staff Illustration: Sophie Fang.

Quad Fight Highlights Tension About Senior Territory

September 29, 2021

A physical altercation involving a junior boy and a senior boy on the edge of the senior quad broke out during lunch on Tues., Sept. 21. Neither boy was...

Eating Disorders and the Menlo Community: Math Teacher Dr. Rebecca Akers Explains What It is Like to See a Family Member Suffer From an Eating Disorder

October 22, 2020

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

Eating Disorders and the Menlo Community: Alex McCusker’s Journey with Anorexia

October 21, 2020

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

The Menlo campus has undergone various changes, most as a response to the pandemic, including modifications to classrooms and athletic facilities. Staff photo: Alex Levitt.

In Photos: Menlo Implements Campus Changes for Coronavirus and Sustainability

August 29, 2020

    A fence has been put in place around Menlo’s campus, with a single entrance through the gate along the loop. Once in-person classes...

Behind the Mask: Series Cover

Behind the Mask: Series Cover

August 9, 2020

  Behind the Mask is a series written by Print Editor Sophia Artandi and illustrated by Staff Illustrator Grace Tang exploring the lives of five...

A portrait of firefighter, engineer and paramedic Charles Washington. Firefighters started to take extra precautions with their gear since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, including wearing N-95 masks and glasses on certain calls. Staff illustration: Grace Tang.

Behind the Mask: Charles Washington

August 3, 2020

Staff Illustration by Grace Tang. Behind the Mask is a series exploring the lives of five medical professionals and how their lives have changed because...

A portrait of Nurse Practitioner Kelly Sanderson. She went to New York City in early May to provide health care for patients in an underfunded hospital. Staff illustration: Grace Tang.

Behind the Mask: Kelly Sanderson

June 18, 2020

Staff Illustration by Grace Tang. Behind the Mask is a series exploring the lives of five medical professionals and how their lives have changed because...

A portrait of Dr. David Chang. The San Mateo County Public Health Department, where Chang is an assistant health officer, has been largely focusing on the impact that their decisions regarding the coronavirus pandemic have on at-risk health populations and health disparities. Staff illustration: Grace Tang.

Behind the Mask: Dr. David Chang

June 8, 2020

Staff Illustration by Grace Tang. Behind the Mask is a series exploring the lives of five medical professionals and how their lives have changed because...

A portrait of George Floyd, a black man who died on May 25 while a white police officer was kneeling on his neck. Protests have erupted across the nation, and recently around the globe, in response to the incident and the injustices it represents. Staff illustration: Lauren Lawson.

Death of George Floyd, Instagram Activism and Protests Cause Reactions Among Students

June 2, 2020

George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died while white police officer Derek Chauvin held pressure on his neck with his knee on Monday, May 25 in Minneapolis,...

A portrait of Dr. Brian Thomas Garibaldi. Though Johns Hopkins has limited the number of people who go into patient rooms and doctors must wear heavy PPE, patients get to schedule Zoom calls with their families on tablets. Staff illustration: Grace Tang.

Behind the Mask: Dr. Brian Thomas Garibaldi

May 31, 2020

Staff Illustration by Grace Tang. Behind the Mask is a series exploring the lives of five medical professionals and how their lives have changed because...

Dr. Lucy Kalanithi is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. Staff illustration: Grace Tang.

Behind the Mask: Dr. Lucy Kalanithi

May 24, 2020

Staff Illustration by Grace Tang. Behind the Mask is a series exploring the lives of five medical professionals and how their lives have changed because...

Delegates from several schools formed a committee that discussed and debated world issues during the second session of the virtual conference. Photo courtesy of Ayla Seddighnezhad.

Menlo Students Attend Virtual Model UN Conference

May 15, 2020

The Torrey and Triton Virtual Model UN conference took place on Saturday, April 25, with freshman Alexa Friesel and sophomores Parina Patel and Ayla Seddighnezhad...

Coronavirus protein structure. Creative Commons image: National Institutes of Health on Creative Commons.

Healy Closes School Through Weekend in Response to Possible Coronavirus Threat in Menlo Community

March 5, 2020

Updated on March 8, 2020 Head of School Than Healy and the senior administration have closed Menlo through this weekend after learning that a relative...

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...

Gender Equality in Politics Club explores the role of gender in modern politics. Photo Courtesy of Libby Eggemier.

Students Involve Themselves in Politics Through Political Clubs

November 20, 2019

Menlo has many different political clubs that tend to be left-leaning like the school’s population in general. However, all clubs are open to any political...

In this map, the yellow dots represent cities affected by the power outage. The blue shaded area represents the Camp Fire in 2018, the purple shaded area represents the Sacramento Fire in 2015, and the orange shaded area represents the Napa fires in 2017. Map Illustration: Sophia Artandi using Google Maps.

Trying to Learn from the Past: PG&E Shuts off Power to 800,000 Californians in Attempt to Prevent Fires

October 18, 2019

From Wednesday, Oct. 9 to Saturday, Oct. 12, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) cut power to 800,000 Californians in an unorthodox attempt to prevent...

Last year, junior students created a time capsule during M-term. Photo Courtesy of Tripp Robbins.

What’s in the Time Capsule That was Made by the Class of 2019 During Last Year’s M-Term?

May 21, 2019

The contents of the time capsule made by this year’s current seniors (Class of 2019). They put a total of around forty items in, according to Dr....

A Coconut Creek Police officer identifies a suspect that is wearing the same clothes as the shooter. A witness who saw PS arrive at the school before the shooting confirmed that it was him on the scene, and PS is arrested. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

Where is the Parkland Shooter Now?

April 16, 2019

On Feb. 14, 2018, 17 students and faculty members were shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School by another student, who was 19 at the time....

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