Fun Facts About M-A’s New Staff Members

Fun Facts About M-A’s New Staff Members

Elizabeth McColloch and Joey Ellefritz
September 15, 2014
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To accommodate for one of M-A's largest classes in recent history, over a dozen new teachers were added to the already substantial M-A staff. Each teacher brought with them a unique personality and teaching style that complements the diversity M-A prides itself in. We got a chance to talk to many... Read more »

StarVista Counseling: Free, Confidential, and Convenient

StarVista Counseling: Free, Confidential, and Convenient

Cas Pelayo and Daniel Pedreiro
September 11, 2014
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Regardless of whatever stress one is facing, StarVista is there to help. StarVista is a non-profit, San Mateo County-based counseling service that aims to improve the lives of stressed-out adolescents and adults alike. In the case of high school... Read more »

M-A Welcomes APES and Biology Teacher Ava Javid

M-A Welcomes APES and Biology Teacher Ava Javid

Sebastian Chavez and Daniel Pedreiro
September 10, 2014
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The newest APES and biology teacher on campus has brought not only her teaching skills, but also her vibrant energy and enthusiasm with her to M-A.

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The Heart of Menlo Park: Kepler’s Bookstore

The Heart of Menlo Park: Kepler’s Bookstore

Lauren McLaughlin, Reporter
September 8, 2014
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Kepler's has remained a significant part of Menlo Park for the past fifty-seven years with the help of the community's support.

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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 by various student groups and special education teacher Susan Price, is ready for enjoyment.

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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.

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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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