The Monarch

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Archie the Lion: The Monarch Behind the Mask

An interview with the mascot of AMHS, Archie the Lion.
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?
Photo courtesy of Ms. Jamie Visser

Journeying Together at Mitty’s Listening Sessions

An overview of the Catholic Church's Universal Synod and its manifestations on Mitty's campus.
Anik Chobe and Brooke Hulbert 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 Credit: Erin Larmore

Menstrual Hygiene is a Human Right. Period.

An overview of the Period Poverty Drive and the societal issues which it seeks to support.
Emily Vu and Mia Evans February 19, 2022
The stigma surrounding periods often leaves it ignored, or worse—mocked. In order to improve the lives of those suffering from period poverty and destigmatize this important issue, Mitty hosted a drive from February 1 to 11 to collect menstrual hygiene products and spread awareness.
An Accomodating Advocate on Campus

An Accomodating Advocate on Campus

A feature on the Academic Resource Coordination (ARC) program at Mitty.
Yixuan Qiao and Denny Lee February 19, 2022
Nestled within the 100 wing is the office of the Academic Resource Coordination (ARC) program, which strives to provide resources to students who have learning differences to help them succeed. The program grants various accommodations to these students, including extended time on tests and essays, use of audiobooks, access to spellcheck, calculators, and notes from class, and preferential classroom seating.
Humans of AMHS: Ivan Lin

Humans of AMHS: Ivan Lin

Humans of AMHS aims to showcase the individual stories within the Mitty community. Featured here is Ivan Lin, a member of the class of 2023.
Haeum Lee and Madison Lin February 17, 2022
It all began in sixth grade. Like most kids, I had a love for gaming, and I wanted to do more than just play other people’s games—I wanted to code my own game. The initial interest that aroused from my gaming experience led me to start a company by the end of my freshman year.
Photo Credit: Irene Li

Behind the Scenes of Theatre’s Build Crew

A look into the contributions of the AMHS Build Crew.
Merisa Prisha Raj and Kazu Pang February 17, 2022
When you arrive at a theatrical production, you observe a few things: first and foremost, the actors and what they are wearing, then the sets, and finally, the background of sounds and lighting. Four out of those five elements are manipulated behind the scenes by a large group of dedicated students and directors that cooperate in an after school club called Build Crew.
Behind the Scenes: All-School Assemblies

Behind the Scenes: All-School Assemblies

A behind-the-scenes look at how Mitty's All-School Assemblies are put together
Nora Lal and Haeum Lee December 3, 2021
Much planning, hard work, and consideration go into all assemblies as they carry messages that impact and unite the Mitty community.
400 New Books and More: Changes to the Mitty Library

400 New Books and More: Changes to the Mitty Library

An overview of a few new changes to the Mitty library in the 2021-2022 school year
Denny Lee and Merisa Prisha Raj December 3, 2021
Since the welcome of our new library staff members Ms. Tiffani Lewis-Lockhart and Mr. Heffernan-Zelaya, many changes have recently been implemented in the library.
Virtual Volunteering: Christian Service During the Pandemic

Virtual Volunteering: Christian Service During the Pandemic

Typically, all students at Mitty are required to complete 20 hours of service per year, with juniors and seniors required to focus on helping marginalized communities. These service requirements, like much else of Mitty life, were modified in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Naomi Carvalho and Anya Danes May 11, 2021
A look into how Christian Service adapted to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Senior Reflections: Always a Monarch

Senior Reflections: Always a Monarch

From socially distanced gatherings with friends to over a year of distance learning, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought uncommon challenges for each and every one of us. Although Archbishop Mitty’s seniors could view these obstacles as an unfair ending to their high school careers, they have decided to take a different perspective.
Shefali Bharadwaj and Naomi Carvalho May 11, 2021
Seniors reflect on an unusual final year of school along with their four year journey at Mitty.
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