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About Us

Monarch, a student-run newspaper

Monarch is a student-run newspaper that started with a group of high schools in Irvine from 2018. From 2022, Monarch has renewed our brand to ESG (standing for Environmental, Social, Global). We aim to form an active global advocacy group for students to be able to voice their opinions for environmental and social change on a global platform. This year, we have a board of 7 high schoolers advised by one of the founding members of Monarch, Geoffrey Kang.

 

Monarch helps students to freely express their opinions skillfully through writing. Each of our issues shows who we are and allows us to practice leadership as a globally active group. All of the former members of Monarch have gone to remarkable colleges as well.

 

Monarch operates by Media Control, Print Making, Marketing, and Supervising. We cover topics on our environment and society. We also cover breathers regarding sports, food, local issues, arts, and acknowledgements.

 

All subscriptions are used to donate to non-profit organizations.

 

Make sure to visit our Monarch Website and Monarch Instagram as well!

Board Members

Editor in Chief

Cherry Shin (Northwood HS 11)

My name is Dawon “Cherry” Shin and I’m a sophomore at Northwood High School. I was born in Korea but lived in Japan for 8 years till I moved to America this year. My environmental interest is ocean pollution and my social interest is inclusiveness for the disability community.

Head Design

Eugene Kwon (Samueli Academy 11)

Hi!  My name is Eugene Kwon and I am a student at Samueli Academy. I was born and raised in Seoul until I moved to California during the summer of 2019. My environmental/social passions are human ecology, environmental sustainability, racial discrimination, and injustice. Aside from that, some of my hobbies are drawing and going out to eat!

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Head of Publicity

Keith Jung (Crean Lutheran HS 12)

Environmental Passion: Overfishing

Social Passion: Gender Equality

Fun Fact: I don't look Korean but I'm 100% Korean.

Branch Supervisor

Jayden Lim (University HS 12)

Environmental Passion: Electric vehicle's lithium problem

Social Passion: Car enthusiasts situations with electric vehicles.

Fun Fact: I was born in Hawaii.

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Neil Hwang

Neil Hwang (Fairmont HS 8)

Environmental Passion: Overfishing

Social Passion: Gender Equality

Fun Fact: I don't look Korean but I'm 100% Korean.

Co-Print Manager

Terry Bang (Arnold O. Beckman 10)

Hi, my name is Terry Bang and I am a freshman at Beckman High School. My origin is in Korea and I came to the states when I was two years old. My interests in Monarch are food waste and equality. Outside of Monarch, I like to play volleyball and talk with friends. :)

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Peter Kim

Peter Kim (Crean Lutheran HS 11)

Environmental Passion: Overfishing

Social Passion: Gender Equality

Fun Fact: I don't look Korean but I'm 100% Korean.

Co Print Manager

Kayla Park (Irvine HS 10)

Environmental Passion: Overfishing

Social Passion: Gender Equality

Fun Fact: I don't look Korean but I'm 100% Korean.

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