It’s the end of the line for Ernie Pyle Hall. At least as a classroom building.
On July 25, the Media School will move out of Ernie Pyle Hall, marking an end to the building responsible for teaching a long line of journalism students. After renovations it will house a career center.
The building has a long line of history, and the closing of it is bittersweet for many teachers at the High School Journalism Institute who have attended classes and taught there.
When did you first come to Ernie Pyle Hall?
“I was a student here from 1981 until 1986.”
What is one of your favorite memories of the building?
“I remember one of the first years I was teaching at HSJI it was about 1989. I had to do a big lecture in the auditorium. I knew had to get people’s attention, and my lecture was talking …
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