The Monarch

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.
Sophomore Reflections: Their First Year at High School After Starting High School

Sophomore Reflections: Their First Year at High School After Starting High School

As the only class who spent their whole freshman year digitally, the Class of 2024 steps onto campus for the first time as sophomores.
Denny Lee and Kazu Pang October 18, 2021
Despite any challenges that the new school year carries after migrating off of distance-learning, whether that be the pressure of in-class essays, the banishment of open-note tests, or even the struggle with social skills, the sophomores are willing to accept these and conquer them all. 
Art credits: Arielle Rizal

Mapping Out the Future: Changes to the Mitty Advocacy Project

An overview of MAP's new structure with the start of the 2021-2022 school year.
Yixuan Qiao and Anik Chobe October 18, 2021
Since its founding in 2008, the Mitty Advocacy Project (MAP) has grown from a tiny collection of students to one of the largest clubs on campus. Its growth has led to various structural and operational adjustments over the years. However, MAP’s core mission of research, education, and advocacy has remained the same and has included activities such as meeting with legislators, awareness campaigns, and international advocacy
Art Credits: Emma Pham

Leading Retreats Post-COVID

What it's like to be a retreat leader for the first off-campus retreats since March 2020.
Merisa Prisha Raj October 18, 2021
This year the reemergence of off-campus retreats embodies yet another aspect of the continuing return to normalcy.
Art Credits: Joon Heo

Behind the Scenes: How the English Department Selects Books for the Curriculum

Delve into the process of choosing the books that Mitty students read in their English classes throughout the year.
Madison Lin and Nora Lal October 18, 2021
“What are the skills associated that we want the students to have? What book will help achieve those skills? Are there certain types of books that we want students to have exposure to?” With these questions in mind, teachers select books that not only suit the curriculum but also expose students to varying topics and issues. 
Looking Back at the Back-to-School Rally

Looking Back at the Back-to-School Rally

A look into how the Back-to-School Rally came to be amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Dhwani Kharidia and Brooke Hulbert October 18, 2021
After two years since the Back-to-School Rally had last taken place, students were once again able to immerse themselves in Mitty spirit at Father Jack Russi Field. However, the appearance of this rally differed from a conventional one held by Student Activities—not in spirit, but in the circumstances it was held in.
An Expansion of the DEI Office

An Expansion of the DEI Office

The DEI Office in the Sobrato Student Life Center expands.
Shefali Bharadwaj and Emily Vu October 18, 2021
The physical expansion of the DEI Office is just one part of Mitty’s plan to foster an environment of safety and inclusivity. While BSU and LSU have previously been its primary focuses, part of this expansion entails broadening the program's projects to encompass more members of the Mitty community.
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