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...

Teen Literature Conference gives young writers opportunities

A Book Genie describes and recommends novels for a teenage reader. Teen Lit Con also displays a wall of sticky notes in the Exhibit Hall with readers' favorite titles.

Kate Schneider

May 4, 2019

Junior Svea Bleske said high school students have little to no time to focus on writing due to the work and stress that comes along with school and the Teen Literature Conference is a way for students to set aside time. “As a student, I haven’t been writing as much due to normal schoolwork and...

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...

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