The Spectrum

An assortment of JJ Khale’s favorites

An assortment of JJ Khale's favorites

Eva Berezovsky, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 20, 2018

Spectrum Newspaper: What is your favorite… Unit to teach in Spanish 5? JJ Khale: I just used the movie Coco for the first time. I’ve never used a Disney movie––ever––but I think they did this one really well. I made the students really learn a lot about Mexican culture before we watched...

Polyglots Unite

Michael Dejoras '17 and Jimmy Gruver '17 both went on the Cuba trip this past summer.

Bennett Mattson, Staff Writer

September 28, 2016

¡Hola! Hello! Bonjour! Hallo! Salam! I just greeted you in Spanish, English, French, Dutch, and Azerbaijani. Why? To emphasize the fact that learning a second, third, fourth, or even fifth language is immensely beneficial to your standing in the world around you. Sure, you’ll probably only speak Az...

El Centro

Laine Higgins, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2012

This summer I volunteered for the Siembra pre-school program at El Centro, a Hispanic community center on Chicago Avenue.  I walked into the lobby on my first day expecting to say “hola” to the receptionist, but instead I was greeted with a “hello.” Throughout my first week the same thing...

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