The Monarch

Renovations to Campus

Renovations to Campus

Highlighting the recent changes the Mitty campus has undergone.
Haeum Lee 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.
Art Credit: Erin Larmore.

How to Live With Minimal Waste on Campus

A guide to Mitty students which details the importance of living sustainably on campus and how to do so effectively.
Nora Lal and Davia Rode April 23, 2022
In order to better take care of the environment, students can take actions to live with minimal waste both inside and outside campus. These precautions can create a difference in bringing the community one step closer to a cleaner, safer world.
Art Credit: Erin Larmore

DEI: Inclusivity Campaign

An overview of the DEI Inclusivity Campaign and the circumstances that brought it to light.
Nathan Elias, Maya Smestad, and Alinna Villaroman February 19, 2022
“All I did was say, ‘Made in the image and likeness of God, what does it mean to you?’” DEI Director Mrs. Patsy Vargas explains. The Inclusivity Campaign, organized by the DEI Initiative, was an opportunity for students and faculty alike to consider the phrase which embodies Mitty’s Catholic identity. Among other aspects of the campaign, members of the Mitty Community created postcards to represent what the phrase meant to them.
Art Credit: Erin Larmore.

Mitty Returns to Campus Amidst Omicron Surge

A look into how Mitty used distance learning and expanded COVID-testing capabilities to handle the Omicron surge after Winter Break.
Mia Roxas and Dhwani Kharidia February 19, 2022
In light of the Omicron variant and growing COVID-19 cases, instead of a full in-person return to campus, students would spend their first week of the Spring Semester in distance learning. This decision was made after careful consideration by the COVID-19 Response Team, headed by Mr. Keith Mathews, associate principal.
Joonbeom Heo is directing where he wants the shot to be taken with Danny Herz and Alexis Korb, while Kristina Bleszynski holds the camera. Photo Credit: Noele Louie

AMHS Live’s New Video Magazine

A feature on the developing AMHS Live video magazine and the new direction of the club.
Anik Chobe and Aidan Van Dalen February 17, 2022
The creative minds at AMHS Live are hard at work, looking to create the organization’s first news variety show. This student-driven project looks to move away from the program’s exclusive focus on live broadcasting, widening students’ horizons to all genres of video production.
Courtesy of senior Maya Smestad.

DEI: Black and LatinX Times Feature

A feature on the Black and LatinX Times, a publication created by BSU and LSU.
Yixuan Qiao and Dhwani Kharidia December 3, 2021
The Black and LatinX Times is a monthly newsletter to which both the Black Student Union (BSU) and LatinX Student Union (LSU) contribute. With articles ranging from student and staff spotlights to celebrations of Black and LatinX culture, the Times provides a creative outlet for students to share their stories, highlight their accomplishments, and connect with their heritage. 
Courtesy of Ms. Karen Cruz, Head of Speech and Debate.

Speech and Debate Demystified

What it's like to be a part of one of the largest extracurricular activities on campus.
Kazu Pang and Mia Evans December 3, 2021
Speech and Debate is a class which requires hard work and commitment. Members spend hours researching, studying, and memorizing their topics, then spend class time reviewing and practicing their points. All of this preparation builds up to competitions, where students have to overcome the fear of public speaking and show off all of their hard work.
Humans of AMHS: Emma Pham

Humans of AMHS: Emma Pham

Humans of AMHS aims to showcase the individual stories within the Mitty community. Featured here is Emma Pham, a member of the class of 2023.
Aidan Van Dalen October 26, 2021
After posting one of my drawings on the social media platform Reddit, I received an overwhelmingly positive response with calls to turn the drawing into a purchasable sticker. This is what first motivated me to begin selling my drawings as stickers. 
Introducing President Latanya Hilton

Introducing President Latanya Hilton

An introduction of the new President of AMHS.
Alinna Villaroman, Maya Smestad, and Nathan Elias October 26, 2021
An introduction of the new President of AMHS.
President Hilton: The Culmination

President Hilton: The Culmination

Mrs. Hilton’s appointment to president was the culmination of a lifetime of experiences.
October 25, 2021
Mrs. Hilton’s appointment to president was the culmination of a lifetime of experiences.
From Monarch, to Bronco, to Monarch Again

From Monarch, to Bronco, to Monarch Again

October 25, 2021
Despite spending so much time at Santa Clara University, Mrs. Hilton never stopped being a Monarch.
The Early Days: Mrs. Hilton as a Monarch

The Early Days: Mrs. Hilton as a Monarch

In 1988, Mrs. Hilton took her first step onto the Mitty campus like many preceding her and a great many following.
October 25, 2021
In 1988, Mrs. Hilton took her first step onto the Mitty campus like many preceding her and a great many following.
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