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Epoch Education: DEI Training

Epoch Education: DEI Training

Mitty partners with Epoch Education for a faculty and staff diversity training program.
Hannah Chang and Nathan Chou May 12, 2021
Mitty partners with Epoch Education for a diversity training program.
Zooming Through the Year with Tech Crew

Zooming Through the Year with Tech Crew

Emily Vu, News Staff Writer May 11, 2021

Our idea of the theater has become synonymous with its stage: the talented actors and actresses basking in the spotlight, accompanied by glittering costumes and a swelling soundtrack. Yet, even the...

Humans of AMHS: Sarah Louie

Humans of AMHS: Sarah Louie

Humans of AMHS aims to showcase the individual stories within the Mitty community. Featured here is Sarah Louie, a member of the class of 2023.
Alexander Richter and Yixuan Qiao March 14, 2021
A lesson in patience and practice through fencing.
Humans of AMHS: Zachary Schmitzer

Humans of AMHS: Zachary Schmitzer

Humans of AMHS aims to showcase the individual stories within the Mitty community. Featured here is Zachary Schmitzer, a member of the class of 2022.
Alinna Villaroman, News Staff Writer January 18, 2021
Pen crafting: how one Mitty student explores his creative freedom and forms bonds with his family.
Humans of AMHS: Abbey Galiotto

Humans of AMHS: Abbey Galiotto

Humans of AMHS aims to showcase the individual stories within the Mitty community. Featured here is Abbey Galiotto, a member of the class of 2023.
Chloe Powell and Anya Danes January 17, 2021
One Mitty student navigates her cultural heritage and community through Irish dancing.
A DEI Interview with Sherese Eaglin (Class of 2021)

A DEI Interview with Sherese Eaglin (Class of 2021)

In early November, we met with Sherese Eaglin to discuss her experiences as a Black student on campus, her involvement with the DEI initiative, and her views on Mitty’s student culture. On campus, Sherese is a Black Student Union leader and a volunteer on the DEI student committee. Sherese is a member of the class of 2021.
Hannah Chang, Nathan Chou, and Claire Kim November 13, 2020
In early November, we met with Sherese Eaglin to discuss her experiences as a Black student on campus, her involvement with the DEI initiative, and her views on Mitty’s student culture.
Mitty’s Freshmen: Starting High School without Going to High School

Mitty’s Freshmen: Starting High School without Going to High School

Being a new student at a large school comes with inevitable challenges, but distance-learning has created added obstacles to overcome. The following are a few perspectives into the unique experience of becoming a freshman at Mitty during a pandemic.
Chloe Powell, News Staff Writer November 9, 2020
Freshmen share their reflections on their first months of virtual Mitty.
Mitty Maintenance Staff: A Campus without Students

Mitty Maintenance Staff: A Campus without Students

The Maintenance Crew reflects on the challenges and changes of COVID-19 on Mitty’s campus.
Nathan Elias and Merisa Prisha Raj November 9, 2020
The Maintenance Crew reflects on the challenges and changes of COVID-19 on Mitty’s campus.
Humans of AMHS: Claire Swendsen

Humans of AMHS: Claire Swendsen

Humans of AMHS aims to showcase the individual stories within the Mitty community. Featured here is Claire Swendsen, a member of the class of 2021.
Oliver Chen and Shefali Bharadwaj November 8, 2020
How one Mitty family has harnessed their competitiveness to create moments to remember.
A DEI Interview with Erica Johnson (Class of 2017)

A DEI Interview with Erica Johnson (Class of 2017)

Over the summer, Erica Johnson was at the forefront of the social media campaign #ExposeMitty, advocating for reform on the Mitty campus to better serve students of color and address various problems that past Black and Latinx students faced. We spoke to her about her time at Mitty, the summer’s outpouring, and her perspective on the DEI initiative Mitty launched to address concerns expressed. Johnson was a member of the Class of 2017.
Hannah Chang, Nathan Chou, and Claire Kim October 10, 2020
Erica Johnson, Class of 2017, touches upon her time at Mitty, the summer’s outpouring, and her perspective on the DEI initiative Mitty launched to address alumni concerns.
A DEI Interview with Mrs. Vargas

A DEI Interview with Mrs. Vargas

In response to the alumni concerns regarding the experiences of students of color, specifically Black and Latinx students, Mitty launched the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative over the summer. Mrs. Patsy Vargas, who has been a teacher at Mitty for the past 13 years, was appointed as the Director of D.E.I (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) this summer. Previous to this, she has served as the LSU moderator since 2009 and Outreach Coordinator since 2012. We talked with Mrs. Vargas in August about the experiences of students of color, ExposeMitty, and the DEI initiative.
Hannah Chang, Nathan Chou, and Claire Kim October 10, 2020
Mrs. Patsy Vargas, the Director of DEI, shares her thoughts on ExposeMitty, the DEI initiative's mission, and the work it has been engaged in.
A DEI Interview with Ms. Caputo

A DEI Interview with Ms. Caputo

Ms. Kate Caputo began working at Mitty in 1996. She has served as Mitty’s principal for three years and currently acts as the Principal/Interim President. We spoke to Ms. Caputo in early October about her reaction to the ExposeMitty Twitter thread, where alumni of color spoke out about their past experiences on campus and concerns for current students of color; the resulting creation of the DEI initiative; and future steps for the Mitty community as a whole.
Hannah Chang, Nathan Chou, and Claire Kim October 10, 2020
Ms. Kate Caputo, Mitty's Principal/Interim President, reflects on the ExposeMitty Twitter thread, the resulting creation of the DEI initiative, and future steps for the Mitty community as a whole.
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