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A Look Inside Liberty High

A Look Inside Liberty High

Hannah Boer, Reporter
April 30, 2017
Filed under 2016-2017, NEWS, PRINT, Print News, Showcase, Slideshows

As the school year comes to a close for City and West, Liberty High’s first principal, Scott Kibby, is busy preparing for his school to finally open its doors next fall. It’s been almost two years since work on the site first began in June of 2015. Now, in it’s 24th month of construction, crews...

Fashion Class Begins at City High

Fashion Class Begins at City High

Victor Kalil, Reporter
April 30, 2017
Filed under City High, NEWS, Showcase

When Andre Wright, CEO of Born Leaders United—a fashion line—and one of the Press-Citizen’s 11 “People to Watch” first approached City High about creating a fashion workshop, City High administration  expected that it would take place during advisory. “I wanted a way to give my brand another plat...

Student Election Rule Change Stirs Controversy

Student Election Rule Change Stirs Controversy

Zoë Butler and Mira Bohannan Kumar
April 29, 2017
Filed under NEWS

In recent months, the Student Senate reversed its stance on who is eligible to run and changed the rules for next year–changes that sparked controversy on social media and in the hallways. “When we have people in charge who have not been to meetings or do not understand how it works, there ten...

Planned Parenthood Defunded

Planned Parenthood Defunded

Lottie Gidal, Reporter
April 28, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

On April 19th, the Iowa House of Representatives approved a budget that cuts off all state funding from Planned Parenthood and any other clinic that provides abortions. The Senate passed a similar bill just days earlier. These bills will go into effect as soon Iowa’s governor, Terry Branstad, sign...

Caught in the Fray

Caught in the Fray

Madeline Deninger, Copy Editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Iowa has always been known for its vast expanses of farmland and its agricultural business. The state conjures up images of rolling fields and pastures of livestock. In fact, manufacturing and agriculture are two major players in Iowa’s economy, and a key part of that is trade. In 2016, 1.7 bil...

Senior Superlatives Voting Now Open

Senior Superlatives Voting Now Open

Bella Pittman, Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Voting for the senior superlatives on TallySpace is now open until noon on Wednesday, May 3rd. Only seniors are eligible to vote. Results will be published on The Little Hawk on Monday, May 22nd.

Last year of GAPP exchange

Maureen Fesenmeyer, Reporter
April 26, 2017
Filed under NEWS

For the past 27 years, City High has participated in the cross-cultural exchange between City high and two high schools in Germany. However, due to budget cuts in the ICCSD Foreign Language Department, the tradition will soon come to an end. Anna Lena, one of the five German students that came to Ci...

Vietnam Vets Visit City High

Mariam Keita, Reporter
April 19, 2017
Filed under NEWS

For years, City High social studies have had war veterans come in to speak about their experiences. Nathan Hellwig, City High alum and child of retired Air Force officer Richard Hellwig, remembers having veterans coming to speak when he was a student at City. “When I was here it was primarily World Wa...

Holman and Weiss Win Debate Tournament at West High

Holman and Weiss Win Debate Tournament at West High

Mariam Keita and Maya Chadwick
April 19, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The City High Debate team beat out 7 other teams during the Great Midwestern Novice and JV Debate Championships. The freshman team consisting of Simon Weiss and Rhys Holman walked away from the competition with the first place position for the Novice Policy debate. Rhys Holman ‘20 has debated at eigh...

ICCSD Replaces District Websites

ICCSD Replaces District Websites

Emmeline Kraus, Reporter
April 17, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Recently, the Iowa City Community School District began replacing all of the district websites. Each school has a webmaster, and individuals across the district build new sites for their specific schools. Judith Dickson, a social studies teacher at City High, worked with Kristin Pedersen, the ICCSD Coordi...

City High Places Second at Jazz Championships

City High Places Second at Jazz Championships

Jonathan House, Sports Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The City High Jazz Ensemble competed for a state championship at the jazz championships on Tuesday, April 6th. The Little Hawks finished in second place behind only West Des Moines Valley, beating both Johnston and Waukee who finished ahead of the fourth place Little Hawks last year. “[I was...

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