The Looking Glass

Covid-19 cases continue to surge after holiday travel and the rapid spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant
An Introduction to the Omicron Variant
Erica Brown '22, Co-Editor-in-Chief

When we saw the first surge of Covid-19 cases in early 2020, I think it’s fair to say that most of us didn’t expect that the same thing would happen again two years later. While scientists have developed vaccines to prevent cases from becoming too severe, on January 10, 2022, the number of new cases in the United States reached a record high: 1,433,977. While holiday vacations and a recent surge in travel contributed to this influx of cases, the Omicron variant also played a large role.  Just like we have learned to adapt to this pandemic-era...

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Rick Riordans latest novel features a female protagonist
A Spoiler Free Review: Daughter of the Deep
Liesl-Ann Vaz ‘25, Contributing Writer

Rick Riordan has been one of my favorite authors ever since I binge read all of his books in 3 weeks at the beginning of 2020 (yes, of course I’ve re-read them multiple times since). So when I got news that he was writing a new book I was beyond excited! I couldn’t wait for it to come out. The plot seemed riveting; we were finally getting a book with a female protagonist and it was inspired by the legendary 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea! I was so excited to get my hands on a copy. You can imagine my excitement when I got it for Christmas. I started...

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Switch up your boring lunch routine with toast pizza
Toast Pizza Recipe
Rachael Botelho '26, Co-Middle School Editor

Recently, I started getting bored of my school lunches. Each day was the same- a Peanut Butter sandwich or pasta. So, I had an idea to switch things up a little. I grabbed some tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni, but there was one thing missing: dough. While I searched everywhere for some pizza dough, there was none to be found. I had the idea of making my own pizza dough, but it was 9 o'clock at night and that would take way too long. So instead, I had the bright idea to use toast.    Ingredients: Tomato sauce Cheese...

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The Exec Team (and Timothy Chalamet) working on plans for Christmas Movie Night.
Stud Gov Reflects on the First Semester
Kasey Corra '22, Co Assistant Editor-in-Chief • January 2, 2022
Mrs. Elrod, along with other Montrose faculty, are the theme, The Ghosts of Christmas Past, of the Seniors pole this year. The pole competition is one of the many Montrose Christmas traditions.
A Reflection on the 2021 Montrose Christmas Season
Kristina Klauzinski '24, Staff Writer • December 23, 2021
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museums Dutch Room, from which the most famous artworks stolen in the heist (including Rembrandts Christ in the Storm of Galilee, A Lady and Gentleman in Black, and Vermeers The Concert)  were taken.
Update on the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Heist
Tess Farr '22, Managing Copy Editor • December 8, 2021
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A young woman scrolling through Instagram.
Instagram’s Deceiving “Reality”
Theresa Marcucci '23, Faith Editor • January 17, 2022
The 8th grade playing handball during P.E.
P.E. Curriculum
Sophie Farr '25, News Editor • November 22, 2021
Montrose students voice their opinions on having lock down drills.
Should Lockdown Drills be Practiced at Montrose?
Elyse Preston '25, Staff Writer • November 14, 2021
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Keira Hyatt 26 reflects on her relationship with her sister, Alanna 22, and the overall college process this year.
Reflections on the College Transition as a Younger Sister
Keira Hyatt '26, Co-Middle School Editor • December 19, 2021
Allie and Cara are new to Montrose this year, and theyre passionate about a very cool hobby they share!
The Knight Sisters' Animation Collection
Jenn Uche '22, Creative Writing Editor • December 9, 2021
Middle School teacher Ms. Ortiz is a wonderful addition to the Montrose staff.
A Glimpse into the Life of Ms. Ortiz
Sorina Yeghian '26, Contributing Writer • December 3, 2021
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Rick Riordans latest novel features a female protagonist
A Spoiler Free Review: Daughter of the Deep
Liesl-Ann Vaz ‘25, Contributing Writer • January 17, 2022
Jenn Uche 22 tells us her opinion on Disneys newest movie Encanto.
Disney’s Encanto was Refreshingly Underwhelming
Jenn Uche '22, Creative Writing Editor • January 1, 2022
Miley Cyrus now (left) vs Miley Cyrus in Hannah Montana (right).
Our Generation's Obsession with Fame
Chloe Stefani '24, Fashion Editor • December 26, 2021
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Switch up your boring lunch routine with toast pizza
Toast Pizza Recipe
Rachael Botelho '26, Co-Middle School Editor • January 17, 2022
The Story Corps project is known and loved by all Montrosians who take Mrs. Robertss 7th grade English class.
Hearing Their Stories: 7th Grade Interview Project
Amy De Winter '27, Staff Writer • January 6, 2022
The barons force King John to sign the 1215 Magna Carta.
The Magna Carta Speech
Gabriella Dansereau '26, Staff Writer • December 28, 2021
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