Passing Down The Torch

Passing Down The Torch

Alex Randle January 17, 2023

A year has passed since the Marshall Fire ravaged Louisville and Superior, and firefighter Kevin Epperson still jumps when the wind blows a little harder. That day, wind speeds reached 115 mph. He stood...

Trash talk

Trash talk

Josh Huyg and Alex Randle January 9, 2023

Students scurry from their cars into the school to start their classes. Between the conversations and laughter, they avert their gaze away from the blacktop of Junior and Senior Lots. Old, half-eaten...

Facing facts

Facing facts

The celebration of Día de los Muertos in Redouan Bouchta’s 5th period Spanish class on Nov. 3 at first seemed to be fun and exciting to Zeke Durfee ‘26. “We had a traditional Día de los Muertos...

Aaryn Keltie 25 spends time in the Wellness Center. They de-stress by drawing after a long day at school

Well Centered

December 8, 2022

In a far-off corner of the school, the sound of a piano being played can be heard from a dimly lit room. This place has become somewhat of a safe haven for many students.   Greg McDonald, the...

Jack Weisbart ‘24 spends free time playing piano.

In the zone

May 23, 2022

As he sits down at his piano with stiff fingers and proper hand positions, Jack Weisbart ‘24 begins to play. Each music note floats through the room, and his tension floats away with them. At the same...

Every minute counts

Every minute counts

Josie Furst, Staff Member April 11, 2022

Once again, the bell schedule is changing. Monarch will return to a seven-period day for the 2022-23 school year, with most days having 52 minute class periods and a 30-minute lunch based on students’...

Madison Elson points out a section of her newly decorated room.

Hola Senorita

Minh Anh Le, Team Editor March 9, 2022

Q: How long have you been teaching Spanish?  A: This is my second year of fully teaching, but I’ve worked as an assistant teacher for about six or seven years before I was a full teacher. Q:...

Photo Illustration by Minh Anh Le

Sucked in

Minh Anh Le, Zoey Perrine, and Layla East January 28, 2022

I asked Lauren McKenzie ‘24 how much time she spends on social media each day. “Like two hours,” McKenzie said. “That’s a fat lie,” I responded. “Okay, like five or six hours,” she admitted. When...

Campus security Steve Brown greets a student at the football game against Green Mountain on Oct. 28.

Protecting the pack

Josie Furst, Kate Muldoon, and Brenna Severson January 25, 2022

I drive into school and see the familiar face of Steven Brown, Monarch’s former security guard, signaling me to pull into Senior Lot. As I make my way up to the school entrance another former Monarch...

Leaders of the arts - Elena Medina

Leaders of the arts – Elena Medina

Zoey Perrine, Staff Member November 25, 2021

Elena Medina Out of the many actors and actresses in the theater program, Elena Medina ‘23 is one of five Thespian officers. “It was a process with some applications and interviews but mostly just...

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