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Balloon Boy Taking Off

Balloon Boy Taking Off

Gabrielle Duran and Herraa Hashmi

October 29, 2014

Does the play Balloon Boy: The Musical sound familiar? It must not because it is the newest play the theater department is producing this year. This is the story of the famous hoax in October 2009, about the boy who drifted away in a  weather balloon in Fort Collins. The story shows how we are al...

Marching Band Grabs a Sixth Place Finish at State

Marching Band Grabs a Sixth Place Finish at State

Daisy Fuchs, Web Editor in Chief

October 29, 2014

For most sports and clubs, state competitions are the crux of the season, with weeks upon weeks of work and stress for one day. A day to make it or break it. And for Monarch’s marching band, they are perfectly happy with how that one day went. At state on October 24th and 25th in Colorado Springs,...

Sit Still No More

Sit Still No More

Anna Blanco, Features Editor

October 22, 2014

Have you ever had trouble focusing when sitting still in the hard plastic chairs during class? Worry no more! The Social Studies department computer lab has recently gone through a remodel, with new furniture and a facelift. “It started a couple of years ago, we realized that with the one to one,...

BVSD and Web Security

BVSD and Web Security

Andrew Patra, Howler Editor in Chief

October 10, 2014

As the school year begins to pick up steam and students return to their tutor time study habits, they may have noticed that they are encountering something new blocking the path. This is the new BVSD Web Filter. Sites such as online radio service Pandora, tv streaming Hulu, and news sources such as Vox....

Equality in Athletics

Equality in Athletics

Will Petersen, Co-Sports Editor

September 26, 2014

Newly hired Monarch Athletic Director (and Broncos season ticket holder) Russ McKinstry got the job in June after undergoing a long process of background checks, interviews and screenings when his love for all kinds of sports and the Boulder County area brought him to Monarch. “I was extremely excited...

DECA Gives a Taste of Monarch

DECA Gives a Taste of Monarch

Abby Pelsmaeker, Academics Editor

September 24, 2014

On September 19th, 2014, Monarch DECA held its third annual Taste Of Monarch. The Taste of Monarch hosted a variety of local restaurants and businesses as well as Monarch clubs and organizations. The whole event was organized and run by Monarch’s DECA chapter and headed by Noah Leuthauser, Tyler Godman,...

Behind the Scenes: Taste of Monarch

Behind the Scenes: Taste of Monarch

Ella Durbin, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2014

Everyone knows about the Taste of Monarch, but do they all know about how much time and effort goes into putting the event together? This isn’t an event that is planned over night. It took time and focus to plan this huge event at Monarch. The planning for this massive event began in the spring of...

Crowning Homecoming Royalty

Crowning Homecoming Royalty

Daisy Fuchs, Web Editor in Chief

September 13, 2014

During halftime at Monarch’s football game against Poudre the Homecoming royalty were announced. Each year a Homecoming court of three boys and three girls from each grade is nominated by their peers and then the top nominees are voted on. This year the royalty for the freshman class were Lizzy...

Get Your Spirit On

Get Your Spirit On

September 9, 2014

Monarch is gearing up for the circus themed homecoming on Saturday the 13th. Students are donating to Make-a-Wish, attending pep assemblies, and showing off thier spirit by dressing up for spirit week. Monday is Superhero Monday, Tuesday is Toga Tuesday, Wednesday is Jersey Wednesday, Thursday is Throwback...

Clark’s Content Closing

Clark’s Content Closing

Will Petersen, Co-Sports Editor

September 8, 2014

It was paint, hammers and screws at the end of April until mid-August, but now technology teacher David Clark is looking back with the (40 or so) students who have taken part in accomplishment of the idea that he founded. “(The project) has just gone really really smoothly,” said Clark. The outside...

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