Tag Archives: Iraq War

February Reading Series at KGB

This month’s readings take us first to Iraq, where a platoon leader finds himself embroiled in conflicts he hadn’t reckoned on, in Matt Gallagher‘s new novel Youngblood. Then we venture to New York and Florida into the heart of a fraught mother-daughter relationship, when Lynn Steger Strong gives us a preview of her moving debut, […]

NYT writer discusses war and investigative journalism with Washington Heights 11th Graders

Mr. Duckhudt’s 11th grade class at CHAH hosted New York Times staff reporter Ray Rivera as a part of their ongoing program on investigative journalism and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. “As a journalist you can talk to a lot of important people, you’re constantly learning something new.  It takes a lot of analysis […]

Washington Heights 11th Graders ask: How does a foreign war affect communities at home?

Yesterday, the 11th graders participating in our Investigative Journalism Program welcomed Gulf War vet Omar Merino and gold-star mom Emily Toro. The two guests came to speak to Mr. Dickhudt’s classes and give perspective to the books the students are reading about the Iraq war: Patricia McCormick’s novel Purple Heart and investigative journalist Dexter Filkins’ The […]

Patricia McCormick visits 11th grade class in Washington Heights

Yesterday, two time National Book nominee Patricia McCormick visited Community Health Academy of the Heights (CHAH) to discuss her book Purple Heart,  investigative journalism, and interviewing strategies with Mr. Dickhudt and Mr. Waligory’s 11th graders. In preparation for her visit, the students have been reading both fiction and non-fiction about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including Patricia’s […]