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Les Misérables: First Look

Les Misérables: First Look

Reese Hill, Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under A & E, SHOWCASE

The spring musical, Les Misérables, has been cast, and the theater department is abuzz with excitement. Over 90 students auditioned against snow days and inclement weather, and the tedious casting process resulted in an ensemble of about 50 students. For many of the leads, this is their breakout performa...

“Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” Review

“Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” Review

Jesse Hausknecht-Brown, Reporter

February 14, 2019


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A dark commentary on society and free will, “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” is filled with mystery, unexpected plot twists and a variety of bleak endings. While “Bandersnatch” has many thrilling aspects to it, the choose your own adventure component has left something to be desired. The newest insta...

The Progression of Jazz Combos

The Progression of Jazz Combos

Emme Perencevich and Owen Sorenson

February 14, 2019


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The horn section swings into an intense groove as the saxophone player readies himself to let loose an energetic, improvised solo. Aaron Ottmar, the Jazz Director, paces in front of the jazz combo, bobbing his head to the rhythm. “I think that the main goal of ours is just to make people feel like they...

Featured Talent: Haileigh Steffens

Featured Talent: Haileigh Steffens

Owen Sorenson, Reporter

February 14, 2019


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Ever since she can remember, Haileigh Steffens ‘22 has been drawing and doodling with supplies provided by her family. For Steffens, drawing is not only a way to pass time or have fun, but also a way to express herself. “It was something that I have done since I was little and when I was super...

LH Review: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

LH Review: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Jesse Hausknecht-Brown, Reporter

February 11, 2019


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A dark commentary on society and free will, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, is filled with mystery, unexpected plot twists and a variety of bleak endings. While Bandersnatch has many thrilling aspects to it, the choose your own adventure component has left something to be desired. The newest installment...

Day in the Life: Showchoir Competition

Day in the Life: Showchoir Competition

Lindy Rublaitus, A&E Editor

February 11, 2019


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6:00 am Students stumble onto a cold school bus, carrying their backpacks, blankets, and instruments. Everyone is half asleep, hiding themselves in their coats as they prepare for an hour long bus trip to their first show choir competition of the season. “I slept for most of the bus ride up but the ener...

Three City Speech Groups Make All-State

Three City Speech Groups Make All-State

Carly Weigel, Reporter

February 11, 2019


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On Saturday, February 2nd, three speech groups from City High made All-State at the speech state competition at Kennedy High in Cedar Rapids. The groups nominated were two 10-minute acting ensembles, Controlling Interest [Anna Gayley '22, Charles Faden '22, Egan Smith '21, Shoshanna Hemley '21, Tim...

Acoustic Turmoil

Acoustic Turmoil

Ruth Meehan, Reporter

February 1, 2019


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When most people think of composers, they think of dead, old, white guys. Names like Bach, Mozart or Beethoven, all classical composers are usually the first to come to mind. People's first thoughts usually don’t turn to someone alive, let alone someone as young as a teenager. Aizay Etler, ‘2...

SEIBA Honor Band Postponed

SEIBA Honor Band Postponed

Lindy Rublaitus, A&E Editor

January 22, 2019


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At 3:00 on Friday, January 18th, the entire band department received an email from band director Myron McReynolds that said SEIBA (Southeast Iowa Bandmasters Association) honor band had been postponed from January 19th to February 13th due to snow. With a winter storm warning in effect with a foreca...

4th Ave and Charisma in Scholarship Show

4th Ave and Charisma in Scholarship Show

Rachel Meehan, Reporter

January 14, 2019


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On Wednesday, January 9, both 4th Ave Jazz Company and Charisma performed at the Scholarship show held at Liberty High School in North Liberty. This year, the proceeds from the show went to the ICCSD Music Auxiliary. They performed with the Liberty Show Choir, Liberty Storm, as well as both West Hig...

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