The Monarch

Creating School Spirit on a Ghost Town Campus

Creating School Spirit on a Ghost Town Campus
How Student Government has met the challenge of maintaining the Mitty spirit virtually.
December 15, 2020
How Student Government has met the challenge of maintaining the Mitty spirit virtually.

A DEI Interview with Sherese Eaglin (Class of 2021)

A DEI Interview with Sherese Eaglin (Class of 2021)
In early November, we met with Sherese Eaglin to discuss her experiences as a Black student on campus, her involvement with the DEI initiative, and her views on Mitty’s student culture. On campus, Sherese is a Black Student Union leader and a volunteer on the DEI student committee. Sherese is a member of the class of 2021.
November 13, 2020
In early November, we met with Sherese Eaglin to discuss her experiences as a Black student on campus, her involvement with the DEI initiative, and her views on Mitty’s student culture.

Mitty’s Freshmen: Starting High School without Going to High School

Mitty’s Freshmen: Starting High School without Going to High School
Being a new student at a large school comes with inevitable challenges, but distance-learning has created added obstacles to overcome. The following are a few perspectives into the unique experience of becoming a freshman at Mitty during a pandemic.
November 9, 2020
Freshmen share their reflections on their first months of virtual Mitty.

Mitty Maintenance Staff: A Campus without Students

Mitty Maintenance Staff: A Campus without Students
The Maintenance Crew reflects on the challenges and changes of COVID-19 on Mitty’s campus.
November 9, 2020
The Maintenance Crew reflects on the challenges and changes of COVID-19 on Mitty’s campus.

A Personal “Visit Mitty” Experience

A Personal
How Mitty’s admissions department seeks to create one-of-a-kind Visit Mitty experiences despite not being on campus.
November 9, 2020
How Mitty’s admissions department seeks to create one-of-a-kind Visit Mitty experiences despite not being on campus.

A Drive of Action

A Drive of Action
How Campus Ministry collected a mammoth amount of donations for California wildfire victims.
November 9, 2020

A spring into action, a steadfast resolve, and simple choices founded upon compassion. These gears sent into motion what would be a matter of urgency: addressing the California wildfires that had forced...

Humans of AMHS: Claire Swendsen

Humans of AMHS: Claire Swendsen
Humans of AMHS aims to showcase the individual stories within the Mitty community. Featured here is Claire Swendsen, a member of the class of 2021.
November 8, 2020
How one Mitty family has harnessed their competitiveness to create moments to remember.

A DEI Interview with Erica Johnson (Class of 2017)

A DEI Interview with Erica Johnson (Class of 2017)
Over the summer, Erica Johnson was at the forefront of the social media campaign #ExposeMitty, advocating for reform on the Mitty campus to better serve students of color and address various problems that past Black and Latinx students faced. We spoke to her about her time at Mitty, the summer’s outpouring, and her perspective on the DEI initiative Mitty launched to address concerns expressed. Johnson was a member of the Class of 2017.
October 10, 2020
Erica Johnson, Class of 2017, touches upon her time at Mitty, the summer’s outpouring, and her perspective on the DEI initiative Mitty launched to address alumni concerns.

A DEI Interview with Mrs. Vargas

A DEI Interview with Mrs. Vargas
In response to the alumni concerns regarding the experiences of students of color, specifically Black and Latinx students, Mitty launched the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative over the summer. Mrs. Patsy Vargas, who has been a teacher at Mitty for the past 13 years, was appointed as the Director of D.E.I (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) this summer. Previous to this, she has served as the LSU moderator since 2009 and Outreach Coordinator since 2012. We talked with Mrs. Vargas in August about the experiences of students of color, ExposeMitty, and the DEI initiative.
October 10, 2020
Mrs. Patsy Vargas, the Director of DEI, shares her thoughts on ExposeMitty, the DEI initiative's mission, and the work it has been engaged in.

A DEI Interview with Ms. Caputo

A DEI Interview with Ms. Caputo
Ms. Kate Caputo began working at Mitty in 1996. She has served as Mitty’s principal for three years and currently acts as the Principal/Interim President. We spoke to Ms. Caputo in early October about her reaction to the ExposeMitty Twitter thread, where alumni of color spoke out about their past experiences on campus and concerns for current students of color; the resulting creation of the DEI initiative; and future steps for the Mitty community as a whole.
October 10, 2020
Ms. Kate Caputo, Mitty's Principal/Interim President, reflects on the ExposeMitty Twitter thread, the resulting creation of the DEI initiative, and future steps for the Mitty community as a whole.

MAP’s Summer: An Anti-Racism Campaign

MAP's Summer: An Anti-Racism Campaign
The story of how and why the Mitty Advocacy Project began its first ever summer session.
October 3, 2020
The story of how and why the Mitty Advocacy Project began its first ever summer session.

Humans of AMHS: Kaavya Narayan

Humans of AMHS: Kaavya Narayan
Humans of AMHS aims to showcase the individual stories within the Mitty community. Featured here is Kaavya Narayan, a member of the class of 2021.
October 3, 2020
Humans of AMHS aims to showcase the individual stories within the Mitty community. Featured here is Kaavya Narayan, a member of the class of 2021.
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