New updates in social studies department

The social studies department has made some changes for the new school year.


While their AP Psychology classmates study behind them, junior Kamryn Lanier, left, and senior Savaria Goodman pose with their textbooks Sept. 10. photo by Victoria Cahoon

by Victoria Cahoon, Staff Writer

There have been many changes in the social studies department this year, including a new teacher, some classroom changes and an increase in students taking AP classes.

History teacher Mike Egner became part-time and, instead of staying in his classroom, teaches in the Windmoor Center (WB) and has an office in the basement of Donnelly Hall (D03).

History teacher Craig Whitney moved his classroom to Egner’s old room in the Goppert Center (G016). This year, Whitney has a total of 62 juniors in his AP U.S. history class, the largest number of students to take that AP class ever.

The newest addition to the department is Patrick Nielsen, who will teach World Geography, U.S. Government and AP U.S. Government and Politics. He moved to Whitney’s old room in D08.

“I’m excited, “Nielsen said. “Everything has been great so far this year and hopefully for many years to come.”