The Monarch

What Election Day Was Like for this Mitty Student Poll Worker

What Election Day Was Like for this Mitty Student Poll Worker
November 11, 2020
Aastha Prakash (Mitty '22) worked at a poll on November 3. Read about her fun and action-packed day inside!

Then and Now: The Marginalization of Indigenous Peoples

For Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2020, Amplifier, Nia Tero and IllumiNative launched a new large-scale public art campaign to elevate Indigenous land stewardship.
For centuries, indigenous people have been wrongfully displaced and decimated by European encroachment, disease, and forced assimilation. The atrocities of colonization and genocide have uprooted indigenous civilizations, leaving lasting impressions on today’s native peoples. 
November 11, 2020
For centuries, indigenous people have been wrongfully displaced and decimated by European encroachment, disease, and forced assimilation. The atrocities of colonization and genocide have uprooted indigenous civilizations, leaving lasting impressions on today’s native peoples. 

An Election of Firsts

An Election of Firsts
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s projected victory over incumbent President Donald Trump brought with it a wave of historic firsts.
November 11, 2020
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s projected victory over incumbent President Donald Trump brought with it a wave of historic firsts.

Inequities in the SATs

Inequities in the SATs
The current situation with the global pandemic raises many concerns regarding how inequity, privilege, and other factors affect standardized testing and college admission in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
November 11, 2020
The current situation with the global pandemic raises many concerns regarding how inequity, privilege, and other factors affect standardized testing and college admission in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Supreme Court’s Feminist Icon

Murals were made across the country to commemorate Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court's feminist icon.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an esteemed member of the United States Supreme Court, whose life facilitated advances in women’s rights across the nation.
November 9, 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an esteemed member of the United States Supreme Court, whose life facilitated advances in women’s rights across the nation. Her sudden death marked the advance of a woman who seeks to expel those same rights.

A Dam Failure

A Dam Failure
This lack of understanding and accountability may prove fatal as China once again embarks on a dam building spree, ignoring 40,000 existing dams at risk of breach. It’s no longer a question of if—it’s a question of when.
November 9, 2020
It was August 8, 1975 when the Banqiao Dam (Zhumadian, Henan, China) collapsed. Typhoon Nina had hit three days prior with a downpour so relentless, even birds were pelted to death.

Campaigning through TikTok

Campaigning through TikTok
Upbeat dances and fashion inspiration videos take the world of TikTok by storm in waves of popularity, but the latest longtime trend is none other than the presidential election.
November 8, 2020
Upbeat dances and fashion inspiration videos take the world of TikTok by storm in waves of popularity, but the latest longtime trend is none other than the presidential election.

Jacinda Ardern Wins Reelection in Landslide

Jacinda Ardern wins re-election in a landslide.
Dubbed the “anti-Trump” by Vogue, Jacinda Ardern was reelected on October 17 for a second term as New Zealand’s prime minister in a landslide victory.
November 8, 2020
Dubbed the “anti-Trump” by Vogue, Jacinda Ardern was reelected on October 17 for a second term as New Zealand’s prime minister in a landslide victory.

San Francisco Police Reform

San Francisco Police Reform
Amidst nationwide outrage driven by police brutality against Black Americans, San Francisco leaders are working to drastically reform policing and address systemic racial inequities.
November 8, 2020
Amidst nationwide outrage driven by police brutality against Black Americans, San Francisco leaders are working to drastically reform policing and address systemic racial inequities.

Election Security: Iranian and Russian Interference

Election Security: Iranian and Russian Interference
With most major media organizations projecting that Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States, many have speculated about foreign interference in the 2020 presidential election.
November 1, 2020
With most major media organizations projecting that Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States, many have speculated about foreign interference in the 2020 presidential election.

MAP in the Era of COVID-19

From the Youth Climate Strike to the GenUP March for Education, MAP was a powerful force in advocating at the local, state, and federal levels. Despite the pandemic, MAP continues to forge ahead, pushing for change in a time where it is so critically needed.
October 15, 2020
Despite the underlying sense of stagnation in our daily lives, one group continues to seek change in a time when change feels faraway: our school’s student-led advocacy team, MAP, or the Mitty Advocacy Project.

Kamala Harris: The First Woman of Color on a Presidential Ticket

Kamala Harris speaking to attendees at the 2019 National Forum on Wages and Working People.
As a political pioneer in the realms of both gender and race, Kamala Harris’ nomination strikes a meaningful chord among minorities everywhere.
October 14, 2020
A political pioneer in the realms of both gender and race, Kamala Harris’ nomination strikes a meaningful chord among minorities everywhere.
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