The Monarch

Justin & Gen: A Tribute to the Senior MSD Duo

Exploring the journeys and contributions of Justin Fusilero and Genevieve Mckenzie, two senior members of Mitty Speech and Debate
Ria Sudhir, Staff Writer April 17, 2022
For Seniors Genevieve Mckenzie and Justin Fusilero, speech debate is an outlet to express themselves and explore their passions. This iconic duo began their speech and debate journeys in freshman year with a little encouragement from upperclassmen and their peers. Since then, their enthusiasm for the activity has only continued to grow.
Unpacking The Wordle Phenomenon

Unpacking The Wordle Phenomenon

Stephanie Ahn '24 unboxes the story behind the 6x5 grid that took the world by storm.
Stephanie Ahn, Staff Writer April 17, 2022
It’s just very simple. And that’s exactly how Wardle intended it to be. It turns out the origins of Wordle were meant to be a gift for his partner, not a money-maker. Its simplicity appeals to so many—thus why the game has made its way into so many people’s daily routines
The Batman (2022): An Unexpected Comedy

The Batman (2022): An Unexpected Comedy

Humor enhances the newest Batman movie
Mason Ng, Staff Writer April 17, 2022
We’ve already heard both praise and criticism for the newest Batman movie from complaints of the movie’s three hour run time to overwhelming appreciation for the attractive cast. But what is often overlooked in mainstream bat-discourse is the movie’s use of comedy: intentional, and more notably, unintentional. 
WordGirl: The Hero You Didnt Know You Needed

WordGirl: The Hero You Didn’t Know You Needed

The comeback of the PBS Kids show WordGirl
Natalie Greene, Staff Writer April 16, 2022
You may be wondering why anyone cares about a discontinued show for 1st graders in 2022 and why I’m writing this article. Well, I am pleased to inform you that WordGirl is making a big comeback online full of animatics, out of context compilations, and much more.
Wattpad: Fanfiction Only or Legitimate Publisher?

Wattpad: Fanfiction Only or Legitimate Publisher?

One word: Wattpad. Two opinions: good or bad? A disscusion of the website Wattpad and how its use has gone beyond cringey fan-fiction.
Emilia Rodriguez, Staff Writer April 16, 2022
Not everyone has immediate access to legitimate publishers, but they do have this free publishing website at their fingertips, so many teens and young adults turn to Wattpad as a way to display their creativity to the world. However, if everyone is able to freely write whatever and however they want, can Wattpad be considered a legitimate way to publish?
Unprofessional Fashion Critic (High School Sophomore) Reviews the 2022 Oscars Looks

Unprofessional Fashion Critic (High School Sophomore) Reviews the 2022 Oscars Looks

Nicole Hartman—A&E writer and unprofessional fashion critic—gives her two cents on the 2022 Oscars red carpet looks
Nicole Hartman, Staff Writer April 16, 2022
From a certain controversial slap to possible award snubs, the 2022 Oscars ceremony was eventful to say the least. But looking past the actual cinema aspect of the Academy Awards, let's hone in on the noteworthy fashion that graced the red carpet—including fun commentary from A&E's very own Nicole Hartman '24. We're definitely qualified to judge fashion.
Setting Sitcoms Straight

Setting Sitcoms Straight

Two AMHS Juniors give their take on the best 5 sitcoms of all time.
Davia Rode and Aaleesha Doshi April 14, 2022
Wondering which TV show you should watch next? This list will guide you as to which sitcom is the perfect fit for you.
Working for the Knife: Mitski’s Laurel Hell and the Exploitation of an Artist

Working for the Knife: Mitski’s Laurel Hell and the Exploitation of an Artist

A review and analysis of Mitski's album Laurel Hell
Jinny Kim, Staff Editor April 14, 2022
This beautiful yet morbid image of laurel bushes is the perfect description to use for Mitski’s sixth studio album, Laurel Hell. A major recurring theme of this album is feeling stuck—feeling like there’s nothing left to give to something that’s supposed to be beautiful, whether it be music or a relationship.
DC vs. Marvel: Race to the Audience

DC vs. Marvel: Race to the Audience

Andrew Park '25 compares DC Comics to Marvel Studios—how do they differ, and how did they get to where they are today?
Andrew Park, Staff Writer April 14, 2022
Despite DC comics predating Marvel’s by two whole years, Marvel still managed to be more popular at the time following the creation of Captain America: a much more patriotic and optimistic superhero, defeating bad guys with only a shield. And while this century-old competition between these two still exists today, the different choices and styles used to convey a simple superhero narrative has set them on two separate paths of either success or failure.
WHO CARES? I Care.

“WHO CARES”? I Care.

A review of Rex Orange County's new album, WHO CARES
Kriti Vamshidhar, Staff Writer April 14, 2022
My first thought after listening to Rex Orange County's new album Who Cares was that it was "AMAZING," and that he should definitely "KEEP IT UP."
Spider-Man: No Way Home & The Revival of Andrew Garfield

Spider-Man: No Way Home & The Revival of Andrew Garfield

A review of the new release Spider-Man: No Way Home & an analysis of Andrew Garfield and his place in the acting world
Ellie Fasoli and Nicole Hartman February 20, 2022
It seems Andrew Garfield, who made an appearance in the newest Spider-Man release, has made his way back home, coming full circle after being cast as Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). But how has Garfield grown since then? And does No Way Home live up to the hype?
Ready for the Madness: The MMXXXI Themes, Reviewed

Ready for the Madness: The MMXXXI Themes, Reviewed

Reviews of the media that each Monarch Madness theme is based on
Clara Schultz and Jinny Kim February 20, 2022
Four classes. Four themes. Are you ready for the madness? In celebration of Mitty's 31st edition of Monarch Madness, we watched and reviewed the four pieces of media that inspired each class' Monarch Madness theme: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Money Heist, A Quiet Place, and Kingsman: The Secret Service.
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