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The Monarch

The Student News Site of Archbishop Mitty High School

The Monarch

The Student News Site of Archbishop Mitty High School

The Monarch

Takashi Murakami: The Man Behind the Monsters

Takashi Murakami: The Man Behind the Monsters

Theresa Hoang, Staff Writer December 7, 2023
The 31-foot-wide piece almost serves as a remedy to the calamity and vibrancy of his monster paintings, promoting serenity with every stroke of blue acrylic.
Meet the Sizzling New KBBQ Spot: Valley Fairs Baekjeong

Meet the Sizzling New KBBQ Spot: Valley Fair’s Baekjeong

Stephanie Ahn, Terena Nguyen, and Elly Nguyen December 6, 2023
Speaking of the meat, it was fresh and hot off the grill, melting in your mouth with each bite. Our personal favorites were the beef brisket and pork belly—pro tip: ask for ssamjang (soybean paste) to pair with the pork belly.
1989 TV: The Album That Never Goes Out Of Style

1989 TV: The Album That Never Goes Out Of Style

Mia Roxas, Staff Writer December 6, 2023
This re-recorded pop album showcases Taylor’s well-known hits, “Wildest Dreams” and “Shake It Off”; fan favorites, “You Are In Love,” and “New Romantics”; and the debut of five new songs from the vault.

A&E’s Music Highlights

Claire Kim, Aarya Gupta, and Julia Marcinkowski December 6, 2023
Read these short music blurbs on the trendiest songs and artists that A&E writers considered worth a spotlight.
Five Nights at Freddy’s: All Bark, One Bite

Five Nights at Freddy’s: All Bark, One Bite

Aryn Rizal and Tristan Brady December 6, 2023
Your local animatronic-themed restaurant is creepier than you remember it being.
Loki Season 2: Does It Surpass the First?

Loki Season 2: Does It Surpass the First?

Anushka Iyer, Staff Writer December 6, 2023
It maintained Season 1’s good qualities, like its comedy and cinematography but did have a few drawbacks, so perhaps it can’t be comparable to the first.
J. Robert Oppenheimer: The Destroyer of Worlds

J. Robert Oppenheimer: The Destroyer of Worlds

Andrew Park, Staff Writer October 18, 2023
But for Christopher Nolan, the film is a cautionary tale: Oppenheimer is not a celebration of the creation of the nuclear weapon. Rather, it’s a meta-commentary about the moral implications for its creator.
Spilling My Guts, on Guts

Spilling My Guts, on Guts

Kaydence Liu, Staff Writer October 18, 2023
The album can only be described as pop perfection with the catchiest of melodies and the most heart-wrenching of lyrics. And with all twelve songs debuting in the Billboard’s Top 100, there’s no doubt that fans agree too.
The Barbie Movie: Pretty In Pink

The Barbie Movie: Pretty In Pink

Stephanie Ahn, Staff Editor October 18, 2023
Nonetheless, it exceeded expectations—the marketing of the infamous pink posters which was just so camp, the fake hair to represent Barbie wigs, and Ryan Gosling’s comedic one-liners became fan-favorites. 
Asteroid City: An Otherworldly Film

Asteroid City: An Otherworldly Film

Sanjana Bhupathi, Staff Writer October 18, 2023
Asteroid City is undoubtedly a very Wes Anderson film; like many of his projects, it might require those with an acquired taste for his films to truly appreciate the quirky meta-ness of it all.
For All The Dogs Recapped

“For All The Dogs” Recapped

Aarya Gupta, Staff Writer October 18, 2023
It definitely isn't Drake's best record, but it was a return to form following the sub-par albums he’s been releasing for the past few years. He had several good rapping performances and his singing seems to have seriously improved.
Dominic Fike’s “Sunburn:” His Time Capsule Unlocked

Dominic Fike’s “Sunburn:” His Time Capsule Unlocked

Theresa Hoang, Staff Writer October 18, 2023
Mind you, these songs were made years ago when Dominic had a very different perspective of the world, when he “lived alone with no furniture, just a studio, half a bed, and a very whole addiction.”
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