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The Coat of Arms

The Student News Site of Menlo School

The Coat of Arms

The Student News Site of Menlo School

The Coat of Arms

Geoffrey Franc

Geoffrey Franc, Assistant News Editor


Number of years in The Coat of Arms: 2

Favorite aspect of journalism: being able to learn about a topic directly from sources, and then weaving together little facts into a story.

Interests outside of school: reading nonfiction books and traveling.

Class of 2025

All content by Geoffrey Franc
In the latest edition of this series, Patti Frias tells The Coat of Arms about her horses and dogs. Staff Illustration: Sutton Inouye

Teacher’s Pet: Patti Frias (S2 E2)

October 21, 2022

A child blows a shofar—a hollow ram’s horn—to celebrate Rosh Hashanah. Creative Commons Photo: Len Radin on Flickr

Menlo and JFaMs Navigate the High Holy Days

October 7, 2022

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, sophomore Ari Kaufman wasn’t at school. It was Yom Kippur–the Jewish day of atonement—and Kaufman was with her family...

In the latest edition of this series, Jamie Formato tells The Coat of Arms about his cats, Starbuck and Tony, and his dog, Wally. Staff Illustration: Sutton Inouye

Teacher’s Pet: Jamie Formato (S2 E1)

September 26, 2022

Beginning Monday, Mar. 14, masks became optional for students in California schools, including Menlo. Staff illustration: Geoffrey Franc.

How many Masks Came off?

March 15, 2022

Mask; No Mask? Infographic by Menlo CoA

Screenshot courtesy of We Draw the Lines, the official state redistricting commission.

California Finalizes New Congressional Maps

March 14, 2022

Redistricting Infographic by Menlo CoA

Gobbler’s Knob near the town of Punxsutawney, Pa. is the focus of TV cameras and thousands of live viewers on Groundhog Day, when Punxsutawney Phil makes his prediction about the length of the remaining winter. The visitors on Groundhog Day and throughout the year are a significant part of the local economy, according to “While Groundhog Day is certainly a fun event for visitors, the economic impact from Pennsylvania’s most unique holiday has on the town of Punxsutawney and surrounding communities is astounding.” Creative Commons photo: Jon Dawson on Flickr.

Does Groundhog Day Matter?

February 2, 2022

Legend has it that when a groundhog comes out of hibernation on Feb. 2 and sees its shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter, and if not, an early...

Head coach Ross Ireland gives the Menlo varsity girls soccer team a halftime pep talk at a home match against Sacred Heart at Wunderlich Field on Thursday, Jan 13, 2022. The Knights scored an early goal in the first half, but their hopes for a win against the rival Gators was thwarted by a good second half for the Gators, which saw them win 2-1 against Menlo. Staff photo: Geoffrey Franc.

Menlo Varsity Girls Soccer Loses to Gators Despite Early Goal

January 15, 2022

On Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, the Menlo varsity girls soccer team played their Sacred Heart rivals in a late afternoon match that ended with a Gator victory...

A line of cars waits at the intersection of University Ave. and Valparaiso Ave. at 8:14 a.m. on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Staff photo: Geoffrey Franc.

Healy Pleads With Community as Menlo Faces Potential Enrollment Reduction

October 19, 2021

In his latest plea to reduce the number of cars coming to campus during peak hours, Head of School Than Healy reiterated incentives for meeting traffic...

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