The Monarch

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Archie the Lion: The Monarch Behind the Mask
Shefali Bharadwaj and Merisa Prisha Raj April 24, 2022
Though he only recently earned a name, Archie the Lion has always encapsulated the spirit of the Archbishop Mitty High School. Whenever there’s a large crowd, Archie is typically found cheering on the sidelines—but who is Archie, really?
Renovations to Campus
Renovations to Campus
April 24, 2022
Members of the administration are dedicating their time and effort to making the campus more beautiful and convenient through both short-term and long-term projects.
Photo courtesy of Ms. Jamie Visser
Journeying Together at Mitty's Listening Sessions
April 24, 2022
The modern iteration of the Synod of Bishops was established in 1965 according to the Diocese of San Jose as the result of Pope Paul VI’s effort to promote the church’s collegiality, yet this biannual event has taken a sharp turn in recent years. In October of 2021, Pope Francis called for a “Synod on Synodality”—a Universal Synod that encourages and welcomes participation from all levels of the Catholic Church; rather than just the clergy, all Catholics can express their views on how the church operates, including Mitty students.
Art Credits: Chelsea Soriano
The Sound of Silence
April 23, 2022
Even on the bus ride back to Mitty, the seniors felt changed, as senior Asia Olmega Alvarado recollected, “I remember we were all talking again, and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, I love speaking. I love being around all these people who are similar-minded to me, faith-filled, and kind.’”
One Year Later: The Atlanta Spa Shootings
One Year Later: The Atlanta Spa Shootings
Sanjana Bhupathi and Yuli Choi April 17, 2022
Following the widespread outbreak of COVID-19 in America, there has been an increase in violent Anti-Asian hate crimes. Since the Atlanta spa shooting—one of many instances of an anti-Asian hate crime claiming the lives of multiple Asian people—the community is still trying to find ways to heal together. Organizations such as Stop Asian Hate still have a long way to go in achieving significant goals to reduce anti-Asian hate crimes, but activists are taking significant steps to spread awareness about America’s history of Sinophobia in its domestic policies, as well as its anti-Asian imperialist agenda.
Valley (Un)Fair
Valley (Un)Fair
April 16, 2022
What company has the gall to charge its employees for parking? Oh wait, it's our favorite shopping mall: Valley Fair. Infuriated by the $40 monthly parking fee, employees have been protesting the mall’s wage theft since February, but hope for free parking is now dwindling.
Caught in the Crossfire: The Civilian Flight from Ukraine
April 16, 2022
The war had displaced over 4.3 million Ukrainian civilians and resulted in the deaths of another 2,000 in less than two months of combat.
From Supply and Demand To a Demand For Change
From Supply and Demand To a Demand For Change
April 16, 2022
A lack of commercial warehouse space and truck drivers has led to backlogs in the global supply chains which deliver critical goods to the United States—stoking federal inflation and shutting down businesses. Congress is looking to implement a $1 trillion infrastructure bill that could relieve burdens on low-income consumers.
It’s Better to Marry Later
It’s Better to Marry Later
Sean Lee, Staff Writer • April 30, 2022
As cultural norms and perspectives shift, and different parts of life get more expensive, many are making the right call and choosing to marry later in life.
Leave Food Delivery in the Past
Leave Food Delivery in the Past
April 30, 2022
The reality beneath the enticing convenience and local restaurant partnerships isn’t as savory as it seems. Despite their mainstream popularity, these services are the epitome of corporate greed — shamelessly taking advantage of restaurants, drivers, and you.
It is Time for the SAT to Go
It is Time for the SAT to Go
April 30, 2022
With so many colleges going test-optional, it's time to consider getting rid of the SAT.
The Impact of the Pandemic on Attention Spans
The Impact of the Pandemic on Attention Spans
April 30, 2022
Has the pandemic and distance learning (a time when our phone and electronics were always assessable), impacted the attention spans of students, or have there always been this many iPad kids?
Justin & Gen: A Tribute to the Senior MSD Duo
Ria Sudhir, Staff Writer • April 17, 2022
For Seniors Genevieve Mckenzie and Justin Fusilero, speech debate is an outlet to express themselves and explore their passions. This iconic duo began their speech and debate journeys in freshman year with a little encouragement from upperclassmen and their peers. Since then, their enthusiasm for the activity has only continued to grow.
The freshman class reps gather together to prepare the Class of 2025 for their first ever spirit bowl.
Issy Oligher: Through the Lens of Mitty's Yearbook Photographer
Issy Oligher, Staff Writer • April 30, 2022
Honestly, being head photographer and photo editor for the yearbook has been one of the best blessings I could’ve asked for. Having the ability to capture moments and memories with the click of a button is an exhilarating feeling.
Adrianna Fuller-Boardman 24
Patterns
April 30, 2022
#28 Matt Olson and #26 Matt Chapman look on during the national anthem.
Analyzing the A's Matt Trades
Karthik Iyer, Staff Editor • April 16, 2022
It's pretty embarrassing for a baseball team to treat their players like items on Craiglist, hoping that the junk they can pick up in return will appreciate over time, only to be traded again.
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