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Tatum Herrin

Tatum Herrin, Staff Writer

 

Fun fact: Tatum has scoliosis and wears a back brace every night.

Interests outside of school: sketch and play lacrosse.

Favorite fictional character: Uncle Iroh from "Avatar: The Last Airbender."

Grade: 9.

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The Male Gaze Infiltrates Menlo Sports

June 2, 2021

To me, sports are a celebration of the human body — of its capabilities, its strength and its raw power. When I play sports, my body is on display. My...

While 81% of Billboard's Top 10 best-selling albums are made by non-white or mixed-race groups of artists, musicians of color only received 26.7% of Grammy nominations from 2012 to 2020. Staff illustration: Tatum Herrin.

The Grammys’ Casual Racism Has Gone on for Too Long

May 12, 2021

After 63 years of elaborate celebrations, the Grammy Awards have gained impressive prestige. Considered to be the most significant award in the music world,...

Sia's lack of consultation with members of the autistic community led to harmful characterizations of autistic people in her recent movie 'Music.' Staff illustration: Tatum Herrin.

[Photo] Don’t Watch Sia’s New Film ‘Music’

April 6, 2021

Sia's lack of consultation with members of the autistic community led to harmful characterizations of autistic people in her recent movie 'Music.' Staff...

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[Photo] My Perspective on Being an “Undersized” Athlete Has Changed

March 23, 2021

Being part of the "undersized" category creates extra challenges for for athletes, but hard work can always bring positive results. Staff illustration:...

March Madness 2021 is approaching; the annual college basketball tournament was canceled as a result of the pandemic last year. The tournament has altered some of its rules this year to accommodate safety measures. Staff illustration: Tatum Herrin.

[Photo] March Madness is Back After One-Year Hiatus

March 11, 2021

March Madness 2021 is approaching; the annual college basketball tournament was canceled as a result of the pandemic last year. The tournament has altered...

Freshmen socialize at lunch wearing shirts designed by the seniors for their first day back to hybrid learning on Feb. 1, 2021. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov.

Freshmen Face Social Hurdles in Distance and Hybrid Learning

March 7, 2021

Making friends over Zoom can be difficult, and starting the year online has proved to be a social hurdle for new freshmen at Menlo. For many students who...

In order to halt the COVID-19 pandemic and save as many lives as possible, it is crucial that eligible people receive the vaccine. Some cannot receive the vaccine due to religious objections, compromised immune systems or being newborn babies, according to Mayo Clinic. It is important to continue to wear masks and follow COVID-19 guidelines to protect those who have not been vaccinated until we reach herd immunity. Staff illustration: Tatum Herrin.

[Photo] COVID-19 Vaccines Are Safe, Community Members Should Get Vaccinated If Offered

February 12, 2021

In order to halt the COVID-19 pandemic and save as many lives as possible, it is crucial that eligible people receive the vaccine. Some cannot receive...

Anti-Trump protesters rally outside of the Capitol in opposition to the Trump supporters who rioted at the Capitol on January 6th, 2021. Creative Commons photo: Ted Eytan on Flickr.

The Overton Window: Menlo Freshmen React Differently to Riots Than Parents Do

January 26, 2021

When I first heard that the president of the United States was egging on a domestic coup at the Capitol, I couldn’t help but chuckle. “Typical Trump,”...

Teachers are adapting their classes for the virtual and hybrid learning formats. One teacher might use the strategy of waving to their class through Zoom. Staff illustration: Tatum Herrin.

[Photo] Teachers Describe Virtual Teaching Takeaways

January 23, 2021

Teachers are adapting their classes for the virtual and hybrid learning formats. One teacher might use the strategy of waving to their class through Zoom....

A student enters the Menlo Shuttle to the train station after school. Photo courtesy of Pete Zivkov.

The World of Menlo Transportation: Transportation Coordinator Explains Reopening and Her Job

December 2, 2020

As Menlo students return to in-person learning, transportation arises as an important concern. On account of these circumstances, Transportation Coordinator...

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