Earthquake Rocks Menlo Park, Bay Area

Erin Perrine, Editor-in-Chief
August 24, 2014
Filed under News

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
Filed under News, Top Stories

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 »

Powdered Alcohol Introduced to US Markets Amid Controversy

Powdered Alcohol Introduced to US Markets Amid Controversy

Mady Burger
May 22, 2014
Filed under News, Showcase, Top Stories

Just last month, Palcohol, a new powdered alcohol product was introduced to the US amid questions regarding the substance's safety.   The initial substance began as ordinary liquid alcohol but then was whipped, solidified and then vaporized into a powdered form. A leaked, supposed draft version... Read more »

Boys and Girls Club Promotes Youth Musical Talent

Kiki Canny
May 22, 2014
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This past Sunday in the classic Fox Theatre in Redwood City, local teens and the Boys and Girls Club (BGC) of the Peninsula came together to put on a Battle of the Bands (not to be confused with the M-A... Read more »

M-A Battle of the Bands 2014

M-A Battle of the Bands 2014

Katie Wilcox
May 20, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, M-A Events, News, Top Stories

Mirroring the traditional "Battle of the Bands" concept as seen in concerts like the Vans Warped Tour or in movies like School of Rock, for the past several years, M-A's rendition of the event allows aspiring musicians to compete with and battle each other for the title of the "best band."   The... Read more »

Robberies on the Rise in Menlo Park

Robberies on the Rise in Menlo Park

Katie Wilcox
May 18, 2014
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Menlo Park, which shares a border with Atherton, has always been known as a safe community where many families and children reside. As of recently, Menlo Park's residents have started to lose trust in the community, as burglaries and robberies have become more common.   According to ... Read more »

#JessicasTux Starts A Movement For Change

Kiki Canny
May 17, 2014
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What started out as a tweet from high school students expressing their outrage towards the discrimination a fellow classmate experienced, has now spread into a movement for change across the Bay Area. This past Thursday, students at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory in San Francisco were... Read more »

Senior Beach Day Transforms the Green

Danielle Balestra
May 15, 2014
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The class of 2014 seniors decided to get creative with the cliché and now school restricted 'Senior-Skip Day.'   With the harsher school policy on Skip Day, the tradition seemed to have ended. Since the seniors couldn't cut class to go to the beach, they brought the beach to M-A. To celebrate... Read more »