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Tessa Frantz, Spread Co-Editor

 

Fun fact: Tessa's surprising fact is that she has no surprising facts!

Interests outside of school: Going to the beach and hanging out with friends.

Favorite celebrity: Jennifer Lawrence.

Grade: 11.

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Alumni Share How Menlo’s Rigor Compares to Their College Experience

October 8, 2021

Menlo students often hold an overwhelming amount of anticipation for college during their high school years. Beginning freshman year, students hear about...

Students use outdoor learning spaces during classes and free periods to get work done. Staff photo: Tessa Frantz.

[Photo] Delay in Access Point Installations Caused Connection Issues During First Week Back

May 2, 2021

Students use outdoor learning spaces during classes and free periods to get work done. Staff photo: Tessa Frantz.

Sex Ed and Sexual Health at Menlo: Expert and Teens Discuss Issues With Porn

March 20, 2021

This story is the fourth in a seven-part package about sex ed and sexual health at Menlo. A shorter version of this story also appeared in the March 2021...

The LGBTQ+ Experience at Menlo: Preface

The LGBTQ+ Experience at Menlo: Preface

December 9, 2020

Note: This story is the first in an eight-part package about the Menlo community and the LGBTQ+ experience. It also appeared in the December 2020 47.2...

The LGBTQ+ Experience at Menlo: A Freshman Girl on Identity and Coming Out

The LGBTQ+ Experience at Menlo: A Freshman Girl on Identity and Coming Out

December 9, 2020

Note: This story is the seventh in an eight-part package about the Menlo community and the LGBTQ+ experience. It also appeared in the December 2020 47.2...

The LGBTQ+ Experience at Menlo: History Teacher Matthew Nelson on Being Religious and Gay

The LGBTQ+ Experience at Menlo: History Teacher Matthew Nelson on Being Religious and Gay

December 8, 2020

Note: This story is the fifth in an eight-part package about the Menlo community and the LGBTQ+ experience. This story is an online-exclusive extension...

The LGBTQ+ Experience at Menlo: Students Reflect on LGBTQ+ Culture

The LGBTQ+ Experience at Menlo: Students Reflect on LGBTQ+ Culture

December 8, 2020

Note: This story is the third in an eight-part package about the Menlo community and the LGBTQ+ experience. It also appeared in the December 2020 47.2...

Eating Disorders and the Menlo Community: French Teacher Corinne Chung Shares Her Experience With Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders and the Menlo Community: French Teacher Corinne Chung Shares Her Experience With Eating Disorders

October 21, 2020

Note: This story is the fourth in a six-part package about eating disorders and the Menlo community. It also appeared in the October 2020 47.1 print edition...

Eating Disorders and the Menlo Community: Menlo Students Reflect on Eating Habits, Glorification of and Stigma around Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders and the Menlo Community: Menlo Students Reflect on Eating Habits, Glorification of and Stigma around Eating Disorders

October 21, 2020

Note: This story is the second in a six-part package about eating disorders and the Menlo community. It was also originally intended to be in the October...

Eating Disorders and the Menlo Community: Preface

Eating Disorders and the Menlo Community: Preface

October 21, 2020

Note: This story is the first in a six-part package about eating disorders and the Menlo community. It was also originally intended to be in the October...

Head of School Than Healy contemplates goals for the new decade. Staff photo: Tessa Frantz.

Than Healy Reveals Goals for the Decade

February 3, 2020

Going into a new year, we often hear hymns of New Year's Resolutions among students and teachers, depicting their goals for the new year. But when entering...

Juniors Julia Deffner and Alicia Shao working on the Chico Mendes Reforestation Project in Pachaj, Guatemala this past summer. Photo courtesy of Peter Brown.

‘Voluntourism’ Becoming a Popular Industry Among Students

December 2, 2019

Many teenagers go on service trips. They’ll travel to a foreign country, do some form of community service and return home in a matter of weeks. On one...

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