5 Little-Known Thanksgiving Facts

A typical Thanksgiving meal of 2013

Oliver Ullman, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2013

1. Turkey doesn't make you tired Chances are, when you start to fall asleep at Thanksgiving, someone like your Great Aunt Judy will say, “It’s the tryptophan”, and everyone will agree. But they’re only partially right, Tryptophan does help release the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin. The p...

How to Waste Time on Google (and Love it)

How to Waste Time on Google (and Love it)

Oliver Ullman, Staff Reporter

November 27, 2013

Surprisingly, Google doubles as a full-time distraction, especially for those of us who love to procrastinate. Here are 5 steps towards the path of non-stop internet entertainment. 1. Pacman: Your personal window to nostalgia. Starting out as a commemoration of Pacman’s 30th year anniversary...

Thanksgivukkah: A Once in a Lifetime Holiday Combo

Thanksgivukkah: A Once in a Lifetime Holiday Combo

Micaela Marquez, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2013

Have you ever seen a menorah shaped like a turkey? If not, you’re about to see a whole lot more of them sooner or later! This November 28th, we get to experience a once-in-a-lifetime event: Thanksgivukkah! The American holiday Thanksgiving and the Jewish holiday Hanukkah fall on the same day this yea...

Scientists Examine Reasons Behind “Contagious Yawn”

Scientists Examine Reasons Behind

Oliver Ullman, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2013

Yawning is one of the most contagious aspects of the human body, and seems to spread with ease throughout a crowded room. It’s likely that you’ll yawn at least once before finishing this article. Where does this tendency come from? Yawning seems to be an individualistic survival instinct, but then why...

Restaurant Review: Snarfburger

Snarfburger filling up seats as they fill out orders. Snarfburger is set to open officially for business on Tuesday, October 29th.

Seth Widner, Staff Reporter/Cartoonist

October 28, 2013

Opens: 10/29/2013 Location: 985 S. Public Road, Lafayette, CO 80026 Hours: 11am to at least 10pm (They are still deciding if they want to possibly close around 11pm or 12pm) Serves: Dine-In and Takeout Cost: $3.75 - $7.25 Ratings: Food (4/5) Experience (5/5) Service (4/5) Convenience (4/5) ...

Women are Equal Right?

Graph depicting women's median earnings as a percentage of men's earning in America. The black line continuing upward shows projected gains in pay. Despite perceived gains in equality for women in the workplace their is still bias against women in the modern American workplace.

Charlotte Crist, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2013

Stereotypes and inequality in the workplace still prevalent Would you like to be paid less than someone else doing the same exact job as you? Women are facing that problem in today’s workplace. You might think at this point in history, women in the United States would be equal to men, but this is a fa...

Students Choose Between Rowdytown II and Homecoming

Seniors pose for a photograph at Rowdytown II at Red Rocks Amphitheater on September 29th, 2013. Rowdytown II was on the same night as the Homecoming dance at Monarch High School.

Ellie Oliver, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2013

Seniors in particular choose Big Gigantic headlined concert over Homecoming. Bright lights and loud music combined with the shouts of teenagers dancing and jumping up and down. They both sound the same don't they? But why did students pick one over the other? Rowdytown II came to Colorado at Red R...

Restaurant Review: Wayne’s Smoke Shack

Decor at Wayne's Smoke Shack is based largely on southern influences such as leather and deep tones of mahogany. Wayne's Smoke Shack is a texas style barbecue restaurant located at 406 Center Dr Superior, CO 80027. Daily hours run from 11 am. to roughly 12:30 pm. daily.

Mia Mulvahill, Features Editor

September 26, 2013

Location: 406 Center Dr Superior, CO 80027 Hours: 11 AM - Sold out (Lunch only) Serves: Dine-In, Takeout and Catering Cost: $5-$20 Ratings: Food- 5/5 Experience- 5/5 Service- 5/5 Convenience- 3/5 You Know it’s Good BBQ When it’s Better Without the Sauce The newly opened Wayne’s Smoke Shack ai...

Restaurant Review: Cafe de Paris

Daisy Fuchs, Web Editor in Chief

September 26, 2013

For students looking for a quiet spot to get homework done and grab a cup of coffee, Cafe de Paris fits the bill. There is a low noise level with relaxing music playing. Multiple tables would offer space to work or one could chose to curl up with a novel on one of the couches. Quotes written on the walls...

Monarch Trivia Quiz Answers

April 17, 2013

Teacher Multiple Choice Answers 1. Mr. Leader’s name appears in the credits of which film starring Kevin Costner?         B. American Flyers 2. Monarch math teacher Mr. Beamer was a professional juggler for how many years?         B. Fifteen 3. Monarch staffer ________, whose high...

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