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New semester brings new classes for some students

Christina Huang
Students will remain in their second period classes for advisory for the remainder of the school year.

With the start of the new year comes new teachers and classes for some students. Though many students will resume their classes as usual, some have a brand new schedule with new or different classes. 

Last semester, students had the opportunity to drop advanced or AP classes, which are now in session as of Tuesday. 

“I dropped Advanced Chemistry,” sophomore Olivia Pulley said. “I dropped because last year I was pretty good at science, but then I took it and it was mostly math and I didn’t like it, so I dropped it.”

For seniors taking Government and Economics, the courses will swap to the class they did not take last semester. For example, if a student took Government first semester, they will be taking Economics second semester. 

“It’s a little challenging keeping up with all the names, figuring out everyone’s needs, and learning styles,” Government teacher Amanda Peters said. “But it’s a great opportunity to redo some things if I feel like I didn’t do a great job in the fall semester,” 

The switch to a new class is a bittersweet experience for Economics teacher Scott Li. 

“So I have completely new kids,” Li said. “I miss the old students but at the same time I’m really excited about having new kids. I personally love to switch kids because I like to see new faces.” 

For senior Madeline Wong, the swap provides a valuable opportunity in taking both classes, but also has its setbacks.  

“Fall semester I had AP Government and then Economics,” Wong said. “It’s fun to experience both classes and teachers and the adjustment hasn’t been that hard. It would have been nice to slow down though. With government we had EdPuzzles we had to watch every night cause we didn’t have enough time in class to go over the material. So a lot of it was self-studying and in class we would go over it.” 

Peters would also appreciate it if their class got more time to learn the content. 

“I would love it if we actually got a full year for AP Government,” Peters said. “It would allow them to really dive deep into the material. Having a deeper understanding of the government would be more beneficial for the students.”

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Christine Han
Christine Han, Social Media Manager/Photographer/Staff Reporter
Christine Han is junior and this will be her second year on the Wingspan staff. She manages social media for Wingspan and is also a photographer. She will be participating in her 3rd year with the CTE Competitive Mock Trial Team. In her free time she likes to work in various women’s rights groups, read books, watch movies, and hang out with her friends. Contact Christine:
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Christina Huang, Staff Reporter/Interactive Media Editor
Christina Huang is a sophomore in her first year officially with Wingspan. She enjoys reading, writing, playing the piano and viola, and finding/creating wallpapers for her phone which she will likely never use. She’s looking forward to the opportunity to better her writing and find the good in scorned books this year through her book blog: Every Book Has a Silver Lining. Contact Christina:

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