The Monarch

Humans of AMHS: Bella Teresi

Humans of AMHS: Bella Teresi

Humans of AMHS aims to showcase the individual stories within the Mitty community. Featured here is Bella Teresi a member of the class of 2025.
Brooke Hulbert December 4, 2021
How one person's service proves the joy and fulfillment found in volunteering
The Mitty Freecycle: Benefitting the Mitty Community and the Environment

The Mitty Freecycle: Benefitting the Mitty Community and the Environment

A glimpse inside the Mitty Freecycle, the first event of its kind on campus
Aidan Van Dalen and Madison Lin December 3, 2021
This year, Mitty is hosting its first ever Freecycle—a project where people can donate Mitty gear they no longer need, allowing others to obtain them for free!
Courtesy of senior Maya Smestad.

DEI: Black and LatinX Times Feature

A feature on the Black and LatinX Times, a publication created by BSU and LSU.
Yixuan Qiao and Dhwani Kharidia December 3, 2021
The Black and LatinX Times is a monthly newsletter to which both the Black Student Union (BSU) and LatinX Student Union (LSU) contribute. With articles ranging from student and staff spotlights to celebrations of Black and LatinX culture, the Times provides a creative outlet for students to share their stories, highlight their accomplishments, and connect with their heritage. 
Behind the Scenes: All-School Assemblies

Behind the Scenes: All-School Assemblies

A behind-the-scenes look at how Mitty's All-School Assemblies are put together
Nora Lal and Haeum Lee December 3, 2021
Much planning, hard work, and consideration go into all assemblies as they carry messages that impact and unite the Mitty community.
400 New Books and More: Changes to the Mitty Library

400 New Books and More: Changes to the Mitty Library

An overview of a few new changes to the Mitty library in the 2021-2022 school year
Denny Lee and Merisa Prisha Raj December 3, 2021
Since the welcome of our new library staff members Ms. Tiffani Lewis-Lockhart and Mr. Heffernan-Zelaya, many changes have recently been implemented in the library.
Courtesy of Ms. Karen Cruz, Head of Speech and Debate.

Speech and Debate Demystified

What it's like to be a part of one of the largest extracurricular activities on campus.
Kazu Pang and Mia Evans December 3, 2021
Speech and Debate is a class which requires hard work and commitment. Members spend hours researching, studying, and memorizing their topics, then spend class time reviewing and practicing their points. All of this preparation builds up to competitions, where students have to overcome the fear of public speaking and show off all of their hard work.
Humans of AMHS: Emma Pham

Humans of AMHS: Emma Pham

Humans of AMHS aims to showcase the individual stories within the Mitty community. Featured here is Emma Pham, a member of the class of 2023.
Aidan Van Dalen October 26, 2021
After posting one of my drawings on the social media platform Reddit, I received an overwhelmingly positive response with calls to turn the drawing into a purchasable sticker. This is what first motivated me to begin selling my drawings as stickers. 
Introducing President Latanya Hilton

Introducing President Latanya Hilton

An introduction of the new President of AMHS.
Alinna Villaroman, Maya Smestad, and Nathan Elias October 26, 2021
An introduction of the new President of AMHS.
Sophomore Reflections: Their First Year at High School After Starting High School

Sophomore Reflections: Their First Year at High School After Starting High School

As the only class who spent their whole freshman year digitally, the Class of 2024 steps onto campus for the first time as sophomores.
Denny Lee and Kazu Pang October 18, 2021
Despite any challenges that the new school year carries after migrating off of distance-learning, whether that be the pressure of in-class essays, the banishment of open-note tests, or even the struggle with social skills, the sophomores are willing to accept these and conquer them all. 
Art credits: Arielle Rizal

Mapping Out the Future: Changes to the Mitty Advocacy Project

An overview of MAP's new structure with the start of the 2021-2022 school year.
Yixuan Qiao and Anik Chobe October 18, 2021
Since its founding in 2008, the Mitty Advocacy Project (MAP) has grown from a tiny collection of students to one of the largest clubs on campus. Its growth has led to various structural and operational adjustments over the years. However, MAP’s core mission of research, education, and advocacy has remained the same and has included activities such as meeting with legislators, awareness campaigns, and international advocacy
Art Credits: Emma Pham

Leading Retreats Post-COVID

What it's like to be a retreat leader for the first off-campus retreats since March 2020.
Merisa Prisha Raj October 18, 2021
This year the reemergence of off-campus retreats embodies yet another aspect of the continuing return to normalcy.
Art Credits: Joon Heo

Behind the Scenes: How the English Department Selects Books for the Curriculum

Delve into the process of choosing the books that Mitty students read in their English classes throughout the year.
Madison Lin and Nora Lal October 18, 2021
“What are the skills associated that we want the students to have? What book will help achieve those skills? Are there certain types of books that we want students to have exposure to?” With these questions in mind, teachers select books that not only suit the curriculum but also expose students to varying topics and issues. 
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