Community Members Voice Opinions Regarding Mandarin Immersion Charter

Community Members Voice Opinions Regarding Mandarin Immersion Charter

Natalie Silverman, Copy Editor
October 20, 2014
Filed under News, Top Stories

Last Tuesday, over 100 people attended a public hearing regarding a Mandarin immersion charter school petition at Encinal Elementary School, which was opposed by the majority of the members of the community who attended the event.

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Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Infects M-A

Lexi Lobdell, Copy Editor
October 19, 2014
Filed under News

Over the past few weeks, cases of the Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease have arisen on the M-A campus. The disease has manly affected students using the pool and the locker rooms on a regular basis due to the increased amount of contact between students. Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFM) usually affects... Read more »

Homecoming Spirit Week and Rally Recap

Homecoming Spirit Week and Rally Recap

Natalie Silverman and Siena Hooper
October 17, 2014
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M-A Homecoming Spirit Week was a blast! Check out all the photos here.

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Menlo Park Completes Plan to Line El Camino With Trees

Menlo Park Completes  Plan to Line El Camino With Trees

Joey Martin, Reporter
October 15, 2014
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A 15-year-long plan to install 350 trees along El Camino Real in the city of Menlo Park has finally been completed. Chuck Kinney, with the help of friends, created the plan to turn the concrete strip that ran through the city into a carpet of green.

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New Advanced Biology Class for Freshmen and Sophomores

New Advanced Biology Class for Freshmen and Sophomores

Alex Brieger, Reporter
October 15, 2014
Filed under News, science, Top Stories

Advanced biology is a new, higher-level biology class this year for students who are self-motivated, want to have a career in science, or are more interested in biology than the average student.

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Leadership Launches Class Spirit Competition

Leadership Launches Class Spirit Competition

Miranda Simes and Danielle Balestra
October 13, 2014
Filed under News, Top Stories

In an effort to both revitalize last year's spirit and provide new energy, leadership will implement M-A's first ever spirit competition between classes. Beginning Monday, the four grades will vie for the greatest points, earned throughout the year in a variety of activities. These will range... Read more »

M-A Pushes For Safe Driving

Annie Harrier and Elizabeth McColloch
October 12, 2014
Filed under News

M-A leadership is partnering with State Farm in the “Celebrate My Drive” campaign.

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The Second Total Lunar Eclipse of the Year

The Second Total Lunar Eclipse of the Year

Lauren McLaughlin, Reporter
October 10, 2014
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On Wednesday morning, a rare sight occurred: a total lunar eclipse.

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M-A 12th Man Sells Breast Cancer Awareness Wristbands

M-A 12th Man Sells Breast Cancer Awareness Wristbands

Siena Hooper, Reporter
October 9, 2014
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For the month of October, the official Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the M-A 12th Man Club is selling pink wristbands to raise awareness and support the fight. The wristbands cost $5 each, and all proceeds go to the Avon Foundation.

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Second Harvest Food Bank Vies for $60,000 Donation from Walmart

Joey Martin, Reporter
October 4, 2014
Filed under News

Walmart has created a nationwide competition for the top fifty food banks in America to receive a $60,000 donation. Our local food bank--The Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo county--is trying hard to win the competition and everyone can help them do so, simply by voting once a day online.

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Another Fun, Diverse, and Successful Club Rush

Another Fun, Diverse, and Successful Club Rush

Eliza Gutierrez-Dewar, Editor-in-Chief
October 4, 2014
Filed under News, Top Stories

On Oct 3, all of M-A's clubs gathered and set up tables to help advertise their clubs and get new members. M-A Bear News was there to capture some moments. Check out the 2014 Club Rush slideshow and a special video!

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City of Menlo Park Implements System of Fines for Negligent Water Usage

City of Menlo Park Implements System of Fines for Negligent Water Usage

Joey Martin, Reporter
October 2, 2014
Filed under News

The city of Menlo Parks has set up a system of fines and warnings for people who are careless with water. The regulations come after a devastatingly dry year for the state of California.

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