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8 hours at a skate park

8 hours at a skate park

Evie Cuffaro, Sam K. Saliba, and Jacqueline Campbell

March 10, 2020

8:33 a.m. - Arrival We arrived at the Denver Skate Park at 8:30am, precisely. We stepped out of our cars and started making our way around the mostly vacant park.Two men in their early twenties skated, equipped with workout gear and gym bags, around their base camp at the Gazebo in the center of t...

Playing through pain

Playing through pain

Amelia Krueger, Logan Lair, and Maria Ruscitto

March 9, 2020

Eyes closed. Music flowing through her veins as she plays in perfect harmony with her band. It looks as if she is being possessed by the music just waiting to play the next note, as if the drumsticks are an extension of her hands. It's instinct. Every beat perfectly timed, every moment hanging in the air...

Of sequins and surgeries

Of sequins and surgeries

India Turner, Kate Muldoon, Lindsay Haight, and Maya Matus

March 4, 2020

She squirmed in her itchy dress as she looked up at the stage before her, floodlit from the sides and adorned with Christmas decor. Baubles and bells. Trees and tinsel. The lights dimmed and the world seemed to narrow in on the stage as the Tchaikovsky music began.  Beautiful ballerinas in tutus and jewels twi...

Embrace the tablet

Embrace the tablet

Lia Farrell, Team Editor - The Pack

February 22, 2020

Painting, writing, digital art. These are not the interests most students of Monarch would pursue, but they are for the artistic minority like Apollo Pickersgill ‘20. For him, he has a special talent in those areas.  Pickersgill’s journey began with playing around with his family’s old tablet. ...

The drawings of his father

The drawings of his father

Minh Anh Le, Staff Member

February 19, 2020

Jace Popenhagen ‘21 sat at the table with his dad. He watched how his father drew waterfalls and how the pencil took the lead. He saw how focused his dad was, how his eyebrows furrowed as he shaded in the spots on his drawing while taking an occasional sip of his coffee. Jace wanted to be just like him...

Anybody can be a model

Anybody can be a model

Amelia Krueger, Sam K. Saliba, Kate Muldoon, and Emily Bell

February 16, 2020

While sitting on top of an old freezer in a basement hardware closet, Sophia Miranda ‘21 is obsessed with a hard boiled egg. This is in the midst of a photoshoot conducted by The Pack. She will not rest until the egg is in her photos and finally the egg ends up perched on a fire extinguisher hiding...

The many faces of Jordan

The many faces of Jordan

Lindsay Haight, Logan Lair, Jonah Speyer, Maria Ruscitto, and Maya Matus

February 10, 2020

Face #1: Solving the puzzle The quiet clicks and movements of the Rubik's cube echo through his classes.  As Jordan Mosakowski ‘21 passes through the hallways onto his next class, students stop talking in their groups and are mesmerized by him and the cube. They see how quickly he can solve ...

The new king of streaming

The new king of streaming

Ruby Cervantes and Logan Lair

February 1, 2020

The hottest new streaming platform, Disney +, has taken the world by storm with it’s vast amount of movies, TV series, and shorts. If you don't already have it, what are you doing?  From every product deriving from the Marvel universe, to documentaries and shows from National Geographic, Disne...

Things to bring back from the Roaring 20s

Things to bring back from the Roaring 20s

Lindsay Haight, Team Editor - The Pack

January 26, 2020

Flapper Dresses- These bring a certain class to partying. Why not party with class? Swing Dancing- The style of dance takes some time to learn, but once it is mastered, it is great way to enjoy your free time.  The term “Know Your Onions”- This means to stay updated on the latest go...

Taking on Tourette

Taking on Tourette

Lindsay Haight, Logan Lair, and Kate Muldoon

December 23, 2019

It was the end of freshman year, a week before finals, and all she could think about was summer right around the corner. Suddenly, she felt an urge. It was like a sneeze but in her neck. All of a sudden, her shoulders rose towards the sky as her head shot backwards. Katie Wilson ‘20 had received her f...

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