The Echo

English Department develops new coursework

English teacher Annamarie Wilfahrt directs her honors English 10 students in the beginning of class June 4. Wilfahrt is one of many teachers who will alter the structure of their class next year under International Baccalaureate directive.

Gabriel Kaplan, Katie Hardie, and Maria Perez Barriga

June 5, 2019

Junior Amelia Huebsch said she believes the English Department’s decision to change curriculum will be for the better, as it will provide students with a new set of diverse, representative readings. “(Changing curriculum) is really good because I think it’s important to have representation in...

Book club gains fresh perspective

Senior Sam Schug discusses the book

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

March 18, 2019

Senior Estelle Tronson said she was prompted to examine her own life by book club's most recent read, "They Both Die at the End" by Adam Silvera. “I don’t read a lot of realistic fiction, but I thought (the book) was good,” Tronson said. “It really makes you think about your life and what yo...

Teen Lit Con to engage readers in discussions, activities

Teen Lit Con to engage readers in discussions, activities

D’aviyan Robinson and Sumaya Mohamed

April 28, 2017

After learning about Teen Lit Con, an event for students to meet other book enthusiasts, junior Ciara Woida felt interested in the opportunity to participate. Woida said she thinks Teen Lit Con provides avid book readers with a pleasant and inviting way to connect with the authors and other reader...

Adult coloring book trend grows

Junior Megan Wojtasiak adds the finishing touches to her artwork in her coloring book.

Hannah Wolk

February 12, 2016

When junior Megan Wojtasiak noticed the growing popularity of adult coloring books, she knew she wanted to get one. Wojtasiak said the intricate designs and huge variety of books spiked her curiosity. “You can get really cool designs and there is a different design for every person, so you can get wha...

Book club meets to examine change taught through text

Amelia Shankawitz, Staff Writer

January 29, 2013

Club explores early 19th century customs through Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen’s tale of a woman finding herself through love brings students together at the book club meeting to discuss the change they’ve seen in the culture they’re submersed in today. Book club leader Ellen George said she ...

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