AP Spanish Literature Discontinued for 2014-2015 School Year

Daniel Pedreiro, Reporter
September 18, 2014
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Due to a lack of enrollment in AP Spanish literature, the class is not being taught this year.

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2015 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists Announced

2015 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists Announced

Siena Hooper, Reporter
September 18, 2014
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The semifinalists for the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Award have just been announced. The PSAT cutoff score is 222.

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12th Man Holds Distribution Day

12th Man Holds Distribution Day

Annie Harrier, Reporter
September 10, 2014
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The famous M-A 12th Man Club began distribution of shirts Monday at lunch. Another distribution day will be held on Wednesday at the same time on the green.

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Vergara Plaintiffs Triumph, State Appeals

Vergara Plaintiffs Triumph, State Appeals

Natalie Silverman, Copy Editor
September 9, 2014
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On Aug. 28, Los Angeles Superior Court judge Rolf Treu reached a decision in the Vergara v. California case and ruled that various teacher tenure laws are unconstitutional.

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PTA to Recognize M-A’s Artists Through Art Reflections

PTA to Recognize M-A’s Artists Through Art Reflections

Miranda Simes
September 7, 2014
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This school year marks the beginning of the M-A PTA’s Art Reflections program, an annual art competition created to appreciate student artists and writers. The National PTA founded the program 45 years ago as a nationwide competition based upon the principles of creativity, personal expression, and... Read more »

College and Career Day Comes to M-A

Siena Hooper, Reporter
September 5, 2014
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The new event called College and Career Day is coming to M-A! This event will help prepare the students at M-A for college and careers in the future.

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Earthquake Rocks Menlo Park, Bay Area

Erin Perrine, Editor-in-Chief
August 24, 2014
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Northern Californians experienced what was a 6.0 magnitude earthquake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, at approximately 3:30 this morning. The earthquake, centered in Napa County, was the largest to strike the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years. Governor Jerry Brown issued an official statement... Read more »

School Loop: An Updated Grading System Comes to M-A

School Loop: An Updated Grading System Comes to M-A

Miranda Simes, Copy Editor
August 22, 2014
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This August, students were introduced to School Loop, the new online grading and communication system to be used in conjunction with Infinite Campus. The website serves to provide a platform for grades and to enable easier student-teacher-parent communication. Rather than abolish Infinite Campus,... Read more »

Large Freshman Class Leads to Changes at M-A

Large Freshman Class Leads to Changes at M-A

Connor Woods, Editor-in-Chief
August 22, 2014
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As the 2014 school year begins, M-A students and administration alike have noticed a substantial increase in the size of the freshman class. Resulting from recent... Read more »

Portables Added to Accomodate More Students

Portables Added to Accomodate More Students

Danielle Balestra, Reporter
August 22, 2014
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In order to accommodate the rapidly growing Menlo-Atherton student body, the administration has placed a number of portables on the black-top. With 2,070 students last year, M-A has enrolled 100 more students this year and predicts further increased enrollment in the future. However, our current campus... Read more »

Student-Organized Compost Program Coming to Campus Next Year

Student-Organized Compost Program Coming to Campus Next Year

Joseph Rabinovitsj
May 27, 2014
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Senior Georgia Reid, with the help of the SEEDS club, accompanying AP Environmental Science students, and Leadership, has organized a compost collection program to appear on M-A’s campus by the beginning of next year. This program will involve twenty compost bins across campus, located next to existing... Read more »

Legislation to Install Suicide Net Below Golden Gate Bridge

Katie Wilcox
May 23, 2014
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Suicide is a tacit problem in society; it is existent and many are aware of it, but it remains unspoken.   On the Golden Gate Bridge alone, there have been 1,600 suicides since its construction in 1937, 46 of them occurring in the past year, and 10 in August, which is the highest report of... Read more »