Three years later…

Kendall Weideman ‘19 and Aidan Jones ‘19 have been dating since their freshman year.

Maddie Stilson, Staff Writer

January 9, 2019

Although many stories of teenage relationships end in disaster and mayhem, Kendall Weideman ‘19 and Aidan Jones ‘19 are here to say that love can last. After meeting in freshman PE class and connecting through Instagram, this power couple have now been together for almost three years. From an...

5 Haunted House Secrets for Halloween Season

Actors at the 13th Floow haunted house prepare for another nigt of frights.

Amelia Krueger, Team Editor - The Pack

October 21, 2018

It’s finally October. The month of fall, leaves, pumpkins, and Halloween. Haunted houses are a festive way to embrace the Halloween season. 13th Floor has been named one of Denver’s best haunted houses, but what goes on behind the scenes of this spooky site? 13th floor is named after the superstitio...

A Final Word on the Yearbook

Editor in Chief Emma Baziuk and managing editor Ellie Guanella celebrate yearbook distribution day with a smile.

Emma Baziuk, Ellie Guanella, Gwen McGarry, and Anna Wexler

May 16, 2018

We woke up early 172 times. 171 times too many. Gosh- are they ever gonna change the schedule? Honestly. We cheered on our football in the fall and threw flour in the air as the first whistle sounded. Ugh- That stuff never came out. The juniors and sophomores jammed to the latest tune o...

The Black and White Keys to the Door of Creativity

The Black and White Keys to the Door of Creativity

Aaron Fackenthall and Madie Devendorf

January 24, 2018

Many skilled pianists begin their training with hours of lessons, sonatas and concertos, and endless music theory. Though Jacob McGann has undoubtedly proven his talent at the piano, his first experiences with the instrument were slightly less formal. “[I started playing piano when I was] really young, and my mom...

It’s (not) All Greek to Me

It’s (not) All Greek to Me

Mandy Matteson, Emma Gentry, and Sali Castro

January 17, 2018

To some people, reading is a chore; to others, it’s a chance to explore any world  as portrayed through paper and ink. For Ida Nussbaumer (10), a Swiss exchange student, the joy of reading has inspired her to start a book blog and to further master the English language. At a young age, Ida knew no one who apprecia...

A Task of Ecology

Many of NOAA's Boulder laboratories are located in the David Scaggs Research Center

Skylar Hedman and Phil Phronesius

January 6, 2018

Like many high schoolers, Katy Sun (10) is constantly juggling schoolwork and extracurriculars. However, she has one very unique item on her everyday to-do list: an internship with NOAA. With the help of her brother, Katy emailed National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration or NOAA for short, t...

A Ride in the Right Direction

A Ride in the Right Direction

Chasity Harris and Sneha Varanasi

November 17, 2017

Sophomore Sophia Stern has been riding horses ever since her sixth birthday. “Back in California the first time I started riding was at one of those pony ride that rides you around at fairs - and I sort of fell in love with it.” she said. After taking her first lessons with her best friend, she moved...

Giving the Gift of Kindness

Rupali Hofmann shows an envelope of letters she received from her students. The envelope is shaped like a heart and is filled with endless supportive and grateful letters. “I receive more from kids than they do from me” Hofmann said

November 6, 2017

With almost 1,800 students stampeding through the halls, it’s easy to blend in with the crowd. However, TAG advisor and Forum teacher Rupali Hofmann makes it her mission to, as she says, “see the students who aren’t seen.” Hofmann first started teaching at Monarch a few years ago, and very quick...

Getting Spooky with Costuming

Kevin Wu, Multimedia Editor

November 1, 2017

Bringing New Life to the Hospital

Sydney Atkinson (12) works at the front desk of the New Life Center.

Natasha Konopelski, India Turner, Theodore Morelock, and Tori Armitage

November 1, 2017

Her feet click on the linoleum, sliding over the lights reflected on the polished floor.  Despite the buzzing of the machines and the screams of the newborns, the hospital has a sense of stillness, completely separate from the rest of the world.  Only to be cracked, broken by a sudden death or a s...

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