The Monarch

Mr. Beahm’s Paintings Around Campus

The Art of Mr. John Beahm: Making Mitty’s Walls Brighter Everyday

Emily Vu, Dhwani Kharidia, and Yixuan Qiao February 26, 2023
Today, Mr. Beahm's paintings have found homes throughout campus, from the DEI Office to the Library to the Science Tutorial Center. He has even donated paintings for bidding to Mitty’s auctions. “I would hope that in some small way, my paintings have brought an added visual warmth and enjoyment to their office space decor, and a curiosity and inquisitiveness to those who've encountered the paintings in common areas,” he says.
Cast of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

From the Cast: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Samarth Prajapati and Brandon Kang February 17, 2023
A sold-out musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee was also an emotional lesson, easily relatable to the high school audience and cast.
Stand Up Speak Up

Stand Up Speak Up

Nora Lal and Vincent Kwan February 17, 2023
With posters taped on campus walls and in classrooms and informative Mitty minutes, the Stand Up Speak Up campaign seeks to highlight macro aggressions and micro aggressions present in our daily lives.
Mahit Karadigudda: His Story of History

Mahit Karadigudda: His Story of History

Mia Evans and Raaghav Chakravarthy February 17, 2023
Quiz Bowl is an academic competition where teams of students battle each other on various topics. Three years ago, one boy’s quiz bowl journey began with his love for history and continues to this day. He is Mahit Karadigudda, a member of the class of 2025, and this is his story.
300 Wing Science Storage

The Backbone of In-Class Science Labs

Jonathan Chen, Yoonwon Jo, and Anthony Edmonds February 17, 2023
Before being integrated in classroom labs, scientific equipment and materials go through an extensive process involving many staff members in the science department and student teacher assistants.
Student-Led Holiday Posts

Student-Made Holiday Posts

Kevin Gao and Sanaa Bakhru February 17, 2023
Student-made holiday posts for the account have allowed them to showcase art pieces and messages celebrating the many holidays important to those in our campus community.
iMac Inside Recording Room

AM in the AM

Kazu Pang and Denny Lee February 17, 2023
At the start of every second class of the day, Mr. Walker leads with a now-iconic quote: “Your AM in the AM is now available for your viewing pleasure, please have a wonderful day.” As per any routine, students become accustomed to watching the campus’s daily news; however, what actually happens behind the Zoom background of every recording? 
Let the Games Begin: Behind the Scenes of the Spirit Week Lunchtime Games

Let the Games Begin: Behind the Scenes of the Spirit Week Lunchtime Games

Manvik Johar and Mia Chan November 30, 2022
A red and yellow inflatable slide, a high striker, numerous carnival stands, two teachers sitting on a quaint chair suspended over water, a bedecked campus, and laughing students wearing colors of green, red, blue, and black.

Freeze and Think!

Kazu Pang and Suhrith Kaushik November 30, 2022

Near the end of October, students underwent their first-ever freeze drill. This precaution is a means to maintain a safe environment for Mitty students. In terms of decision-making, the San Jose Police...

Blessed Beginnings: A Glimpse Into Mittys Morning Prayers

Blessed Beginnings: A Glimpse Into Mitty’s Morning Prayers

Mia Evans and Samarth Prajapati November 30, 2022

Every morning, as students settle down in their seats or rush across campus to their classrooms, the sound of music over the PA system halts their hustle and bustle. People all over campus stop whatever...

MAP leaders in front of the Capitol building (Courtesy of Maria George)

A Step Forward: MAP’s Trip to Washington D.C.

Madison Lin and Siddharth Belegere November 30, 2022

Washington D.C. is where everything happens, transforming our country and altering our everyday lives. It’s the holy grail for any advocacy group. After a three-year pandemic hiatus, the Mitty Advocacy...

D.E.I: The Black Family Barbecue

Ritish Anthony Joseph Anand and Denny Lee November 28, 2022
The barbecue was an opportunity for BSU families to get together and celebrate the start of a new school year. With more than 100 RSVPs the event itself had a great turnout; on the day of the barbeque, student life could be seen everywhere with many activities taking place simultaneously.
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