Student Groups Create New E-Wing Garden

Student Groups Create New E-Wing Garden

Natalie Silverman and Lexi Lobdell
August 26, 2014
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The new garden in the E-wing, built with the effort of various student groups, is ready for enjoyment. Starting last fall, the plan for the garden began to take shape. Senior Henry Hilton joined with Susan Price, a special education teacher on campus who had a vision for the garden. They met at Pride... Read more »

New English Teacher Brings Worldly Experience to M-A

New English Teacher Brings Worldly Experience to M-A

Natalie Silverman and Lexi Lobdell
August 25, 2014
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New AP English composition and English III teacher, Shannon Kirkpatrick, enthusiastically began her new job on campus this August. From pastry chef, to teacher of German, Italian, and English, she has made her way to Menlo-Atherton. Kirkpatrick started out as an undergraduate at Whitman College in... Read more »

Gamble Garden: A Local Treasure

Gamble Garden: A Local Treasure

Corey Stoesser
June 6, 2014
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Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden, a local Palo Alto haven for special and exotic plants, houses a huge variety of plants that range from colorful flowers to succulents and cacti from many different countries and geographic regions.   Volunteers come daily to maintain the plants and educate interested... Read more »

M-A’s Rising College Freshmen to Pursue a Variety of Majors

Capri Zelaya
June 4, 2014
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After walking around school and asking different seniors what their intended major is going to be in college, it became evident that M-A really does have strength in diversity.   With most people undecided, it is important to acknowledge that most 17- and 18-year-olds do not know what they... Read more »

Mr. Powell Hosts Funk Concert

Connor Woods and Emily Grose
May 29, 2014
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Wednesday at lunch, Mr. Powell put on a funk concert for his environmental science students. Using a variety of instruments including bass, keyboard, and guitar, Powell performed several original and cover songs. His funky style gave students a unique look into music of decades past, and provided a fun... Read more »

M-A Hosts 4th Annual Student Film Festival

Natalie Silverman
May 27, 2014
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Last Thursday, May 22nd, marked M-A’s 4th annual Film Festival, showcasing student produced films to an enthusiastic audience of 142 people. Students in the Video Production and TV Computer Production classes each directed, produced, edited, and acted in their own films. These short movies, ranging... Read more »

Danish Exchange Students Visit M-A

Danielle Balestra
May 19, 2014
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High school students from Arhus, Denmark tell us about their impressions of M-A and America in general.  

Rolling Stone Editor Gives Advice to Students Pursuing Music

Natalie Silverman
May 5, 2014
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Historical Buildings in Menlo Park

Corey Stoesser
May 4, 2014
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Many know Menlo Park as one of the more affluent towns in the country, with its high percentage of wealthy neighborhoods, high-budget buildings and downtown areas, and an abundance of expensive cars. The town began to grow in 1867 as a popular destination for wealthy businessmen and their families, and... Read more »

Zach Plante on Track to Beat School Records

Zach Plante on Track to Beat School Records

Katie Wilcox
April 29, 2014
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Senior Zach Plante has proved himself as the strongest sprinter on the M-A varsity track team, coming close to beating the school's fastest record.   Since freshman year, Plante has been running track and cross country, but now, three years later, he is sure he has found his passion as a sprinter.... Read more »

Photo Installation: Spring

Sabiha Viswanathan and Connor Woods
April 29, 2014
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The Baby was Thrown out with the Bath Water

Samantha Henze
April 28, 2014
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Modern language is teeming with idiomatic expressions, many of which are seemingly unrelated to their meaning when analyzed from a literal perspective. Every idiom, however, has an origin, and often discovering the origin can add value to the given expression, or at the least, make it more interesting.   So... Read more »