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History teachers’ Roman Empire

WHEN IN ROME: Leveratt attempts to understand the hype.

Through investigative journalism and professional interviewing, we asked Northwood’s history teachers what their Roman Empire was: something that lives in their heads rent-free, 24/7.

Q: How often do you think about the Roman Empire?

Bryan Hoang: Once a year, when I have to teach the lesson that talks about the Roman Empire in APUSH.

Greg Guy: I almost had a minor in the Classics, so I used to think about the Roman Empire a lot. But now, I almost never think about the Roman Empire.

Anysia Leveratt: I don’t think about the Roman Empire, ever. In fact, I asked my husband this question, and he literally said “What’s the Roman Empire?”

Sandy Banks: I think about it at least once a day, up to ten times a day, since my daughter is currently learning about the Roman Empire and I sometimes help her with her homework.

Logan Sewell: Zero times a day. 

Joey Cabrera: Maybe once every few months, and that’s only because of how long it lasted. I compare it to the U.S. and see that we’re still a baby country.

Q: What’s your Roman Empire?

Hoang: What I am going to cook for dinner. I think that’s actually the leading cause for divorce, when husbands and wives argue about what to cook for dinner. 

Guy: I think a lot about rocks. I rock climb, so I think a lot about the texture of rocks and places that have different types of rocks.

Leveratt: As a woman, I think about murder everyday. I grew up in the 2000s, when sexual violence was very commonplace and normalized in society, so I think of being fearful of men a lot.

Banks: I think a lot about coins. I’ve been reading a paper a former student published about coins, so I started to pay a lot more attention to the messages that’s conveyed through coins.

Sewell: My Roman Empire is travel, I think about traveling during my breaks probably five times a day.

Cabrera: I think about the Library of Alexandria a lot, just because it was such a tragedy that so much information was lost. 

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Vincent Yang, Staff Writer
Vincent Yang is a Staff Writer with a passion for doom scrolling through Instagram Reels even when he has 5 assignments due the next day. In his free time, he enjoys watching asian dramas and ranting to his friends about celebrities. When he isn't being binge watching the newest shows, you can find him in his room either stressing about the newest Honors European Lit assignment or coping about the Houston Rockets.

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