The Monarch

Remembering Mrs. Slevin

Remembering Mrs. Slevin

Yixuan Qiao, Dhwani Kharidia, and Emily Vu October 18, 2022
As a teacher, Mrs. Slevin challenged her students to do their best, inspiring them to look beyond the class material.
Football: How the Monarchs Are Bouncing Back

Football: How the Monarchs Are Bouncing Back

Aarya Srinivasan, Alejandro Zacarias, and Raghav Ramji October 18, 2022
With a dramatic comeback win over Bellarmine on Oct. 14—keyed by senior Danny Scudero's fourth-quarter kick return for a touchdown which was followed six seconds later by senior Steven Anaya's pick-six—the Monarchs improved their record to 6-1.
Traumazine: Unrapping Stereotypes

Traumazine: Unrapping Stereotypes

Shiloh Halliburton-Rudy, Staff Writer October 18, 2022
Almost anyone who is Black can relate to what Megan raps about: this idea that Black people do not suffer from negative mental states, and that when we do, we are expected to figure it out ourselves.
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The Politics of Curly Hair

Shefali Bharadwaj, Editor October 18, 2022
The way the world views different hair types isn't as straightforward as one might assume. We must comb through society to rid ourselves of these implicit biases as we seek to create an equitable world.
Capital Punishment in California: Policy or Perspective?

Capital Punishment in California: Policy or Perspective?

Ryan Rulkens, Staff Writer October 18, 2022
As Gavin Newsom’s executive order—a sort of final safeguard against capital punishment—faces possible opposition in next month’s election, the lives of hundreds of death row inmates across California hang in the balance like never before.
Adriana Fuller-Boardman 24

As the Leaves Turn

October 18, 2022

Fragments of Fall

Fragments of Fall

October 9, 2022

The Impact of the Pandemic on Attention Spans

The Impact of the Pandemic on Attention Spans

Rahul Raman April 30, 2022
Has the pandemic and distance learning (a time when our phone and electronics were always assessable), impacted the attention spans of students, or have there always been this many iPad kids?
Adrianna Fuller-Boardman 24

Patterns

April 30, 2022

One Year Later: The Atlanta Spa Shootings

One Year Later: The Atlanta Spa Shootings

Sanjana Bhupathi and Yuli Choi April 17, 2022
Following the widespread outbreak of COVID-19 in America, there has been an increase in violent Anti-Asian hate crimes. Since the Atlanta spa shooting—one of many instances of an anti-Asian hate crime claiming the lives of multiple Asian people—the community is still trying to find ways to heal together. Organizations such as Stop Asian Hate still have a long way to go in achieving significant goals to reduce anti-Asian hate crimes, but activists are taking significant steps to spread awareness about America’s history of Sinophobia in its domestic policies, as well as its anti-Asian imperialist agenda.
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Pastel

April 17, 2022

Working for the Knife: Mitski’s Laurel Hell and the Exploitation of an Artist

Working for the Knife: Mitski’s Laurel Hell and the Exploitation of an Artist

Jinny Kim, Staff Editor April 14, 2022
This beautiful yet morbid image of laurel bushes is the perfect description to use for Mitski’s sixth studio album, Laurel Hell. A major recurring theme of this album is feeling stuck—feeling like there’s nothing left to give to something that’s supposed to be beautiful, whether it be music or a relationship.
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