Cinema Studies to be offered only to senior students

By Allison Hamburger

Cinema Studies will be offered only to seniors next year because of the recent high enrollment. There are currently 89 students in the four sections, 25 of whom are juniors.

Cinema Studies teacher Ted Walch said he suggested the change to lighten his seven-class load. Next year, he will also teach Kutler Center Class Philosophy of Art and Science with math teacher Kevin Weis.

“Because Cinema Studies has attracted so many kids and we are adding new classes, this will open up population for new courses,” Walch said.

Grading so many exams has also been unrealistic, he said.

“I do this reluctantly because I love having these kids,” Walch said. “It’s an amazing difference between 71 and 89 kids. The kids aren’t getting my best work.”