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...

Leader of the arts - Caroline Farris

Leader of the arts – Caroline Farris

Zoey Perrine, Staff Member November 16, 2021

“I like the people,” Caroline Farris ‘22 said. “Some of my closest friends are from band.” Farris has a passion for band, and she has been playing music, namely the clarinet, since middle school. “As...

Leader of the arts - Xavier Gonzales

Leader of the arts – Xavier Gonzales

Zoey Perrine, Staff Member November 7, 2021

As a leader in Monarch’s choir community, Xavier Gonzales ‘22 dedicates much of his time to making sure that those around him get the guidance they may need. “I help the underclassmen that need...

Lily Wood 23 busses a table at the Waterloo in downtown Louisville

French Fries and COVID Constraints

Maeby Aleo, Team Editor March 18, 2021

The roar of people drowns out the sound of country music and laughter at the Waterloo in downtown Louisville. Babies cry and patrons hoot and holler across the room. The smell of food is muffled through...

The digital divide

The digital divide

Evie Cuffaro, Editor-in-Chief January 27, 2021

It’s 8:30am, and the first bell rings. New digital art teacher Kelly Kotlinski sits in her classroom, alone. She stares at her computer screen, looking at student’s icons on a google meet. She doesn’t...

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