The Monarch

Then and Now: The Marginalization of Indigenous Peoples

For Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2020, Amplifier, Nia Tero and IllumiNative launched a new large-scale public art campaign to elevate Indigenous land stewardship.
For centuries, indigenous people have been wrongfully displaced and decimated by European encroachment, disease, and forced assimilation. The atrocities of colonization and genocide have uprooted indigenous civilizations, leaving lasting impressions on today’s native peoples. 
November 11, 2020
For centuries, indigenous people have been wrongfully displaced and decimated by European encroachment, disease, and forced assimilation. The atrocities of colonization and genocide have uprooted indigenous civilizations, leaving lasting impressions on today’s native peoples. 

How can you help?

November 11, 2020

Although the current situation may seem bleak, now is not the time to turn a blind eye. We have an opportunity now to correct the course of American treatment of indigenous peoples. Donate to programs...

Now: Local Tribal Lands under Siege

November 11, 2020

These historical injustices suffered by the indigenous people of California have translated into modern forms of discriminatory practices. The land ownership rights of indigenous communities, for example,...

Inequities in the SATs

Inequities in the SATs
The current situation with the global pandemic raises many concerns regarding how inequity, privilege, and other factors affect standardized testing and college admission in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
November 11, 2020
The current situation with the global pandemic raises many concerns regarding how inequity, privilege, and other factors affect standardized testing and college admission in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Compounding Crises: The Native Response to the Pandemic

November 10, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has also laid bare the deep inequalities created by the colonization of indigenous peoples.  But how are they really being affected? Many indigenous families come from low-income...

The Destruction and Erasure of Indigenous History

November 10, 2020

This injustice against indigenous peoples was then hidden through a process called selective reconstruction. Mission administrators’ restoration efforts in the name of historical conservation were,...

Then: Historic Injustices against Indigenous Peoples

November 10, 2020

From a young age, children are taught romanticized versions of American colonial exploits. The most well-known story of Thanksgiving, revolving around the peaceful, friendly meeting between the Wampanoag...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Supreme Court’s Feminist Icon

Murals were made across the country to commemorate Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court's feminist icon.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an esteemed member of the United States Supreme Court, whose life facilitated advances in women’s rights across the nation.
November 9, 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an esteemed member of the United States Supreme Court, whose life facilitated advances in women’s rights across the nation. Her sudden death marked the advance of a woman who seeks to expel those same rights.

A Dam Failure

A Dam Failure
This lack of understanding and accountability may prove fatal as China once again embarks on a dam building spree, ignoring 40,000 existing dams at risk of breach. It’s no longer a question of if—it’s a question of when.
November 9, 2020
It was August 8, 1975 when the Banqiao Dam (Zhumadian, Henan, China) collapsed. Typhoon Nina had hit three days prior with a downpour so relentless, even birds were pelted to death.

Campaigning through TikTok

Campaigning through TikTok
Upbeat dances and fashion inspiration videos take the world of TikTok by storm in waves of popularity, but the latest longtime trend is none other than the presidential election.
November 8, 2020
Upbeat dances and fashion inspiration videos take the world of TikTok by storm in waves of popularity, but the latest longtime trend is none other than the presidential election.

Jacinda Ardern Wins Reelection in Landslide

Jacinda Ardern wins re-election in a landslide.
Dubbed the “anti-Trump” by Vogue, Jacinda Ardern was reelected on October 17 for a second term as New Zealand’s prime minister in a landslide victory.
November 8, 2020
Dubbed the “anti-Trump” by Vogue, Jacinda Ardern was reelected on October 17 for a second term as New Zealand’s prime minister in a landslide victory.

San Francisco Police Reform

San Francisco Police Reform
Amidst nationwide outrage driven by police brutality against Black Americans, San Francisco leaders are working to drastically reform policing and address systemic racial inequities.
November 8, 2020
Amidst nationwide outrage driven by police brutality against Black Americans, San Francisco leaders are working to drastically reform policing and address systemic racial inequities.
Load more stories
The Student News Site of Archbishop Mitty High School