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Latin program faces potential cuts

Latin program faces potential cuts

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

March 13, 2019


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Due to an enrollment drop in Latin in recent years, the future of the program is being threatened. If more students do not start taking Latin I and II, the number of sections of the class will only continue to decrease as students move through levels III, IV and V. “We are seeing that students have way more...

Students bring a dead language to life

Students bring a dead language to life

Fatema Rehmani, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019


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Reading the works of classical authors like Cicero and translating, Latin students focus on bringing back Roman history. Labeled as “dead” and thought of as ancient or a language of the past, Latin teacher Tom Herpel works to keep it alive. “I chose Latin because at the time I was studying for the spel...

Students blend art and Latin

Students blend art and Latin

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor

February 6, 2018


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Along with a mural of the Roman forum on the wall, student-painted ceiling tiles join the collage of decorations hanging from Latin teacher Tom Herpel’s walls. The tiles that depict ancient Roman deities are an ongoing project in Herpel’s collection of handmade classroom decorations. “I had a meet...

Getting to know Latin teacher Jodi Wickman

Getting to know Latin teacher Jodi Wickman

Gabby Leon, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


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Pathfinder: What got you interested in teaching? Wickman: “After my master’s degree, I wanted to work in a museum and was interning in the education department of Milwaukee Public Museum. I decided to teach for a couple of years to get some experience and fell in love with teaching. This is my 13th year teaching...

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