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It’s Not Me, it’s YOU

It’s Not Me, it’s YOU

Shoshie Hemley, Opinion Editor

February 21, 2020

Penn Badgley, am I right? What rom-com obsessed human being hasn’t been in love with this man since “Gossip Girl?” His typecast of a smart and good-intentioned sexy nerd that is still a human being who makes mistakes has been hard to resist for many since 2007. Nowhere is that more apparent than in h...

Preview to Band Trip and Upcoming Jazz Season

Preview to Band Trip and Upcoming Jazz Season

Emme Perencevich, Opinion, copy, and infographic editor

February 18, 2020

This Wednesday, February 18, the City High bands are boarding buses to Central Dewitt High School. They’ll be excused for all seven periods, leaving as soon as school starts and returning at the end of seventh period. “Mr. Kowbel and I are very much looking forward to this Wednesday for our p...

Mid-Winter Orchestra Concert

Mid-Winter Orchestra Concert

Rachel Meehan, A&E and Copy Editor

February 18, 2020

On February 5th, music by famous composers such as Dvorak and Mozart graced the aisles and catwalks of Opstad auditorium during the mid-winter orchestra concert. Both concert orchestra and symphony orchestra joined together and performed many pieces for family, friends, and City High staff.  “My...

Crew Heads Meet to Discuss the Complexities of Matilda’s Production

Crew Heads Meet to Discuss the Complexities of Matilda’s Production

Noah Pavelich and Haileigh Steffen

February 18, 2020

Costumes. Set. Makeup. Lights. Sound. There are a lot of components that go into a theatre production. With a little over 8 weeks until City High’s Matilda production, careful production preparation and organization is at the forefront of Crew Head’s minds. Despite the gloomy day, the productive...

“Choirs for a Cause” Benefit Concert Kicks Off Show Choir Season

“Choirs for a Cause” Benefit Concert Kicks Off Show Choir Season

Reese Hill, Reporter

February 11, 2020

Backstage was a whirlwind of dresses, shoes, instruments, and stagehands. The audience was standing-room only, packed with parents, performers, and supporters of show choir, watching the six local show choir groups performing on Liberty High School’s stage at the annual Choirs for a Cause benefit even...

Speech Competes at State

Speech Competes at State

Reese Hill, Reporter

February 10, 2020

The halls of Cedar Rapids Washington High School were transformed into a bustling suburbia for members of speech teams from across Iowa this Saturday at the state competition. City High's sixteen-person team performed seven different events across the day, including musical theatre, group improv, and...

City High Show Choirs Compete at Sadie Street Showcase

City High Show Choirs Compete at Sadie Street Showcase

Jae Dancer, Reporter

February 9, 2020

On February 2 City High show choirs competed in the 2020 Sadie Street showcase with Charisma finishing first in the unisex prep division and 4th ave finishing third in the varsity division.  “I was really shocked [aboutfirst] because we were warned that there were good [teams] there that had mor...

LH Studio Concert: Classics Edition

LH Studio Concert: Classics Edition

Kate Kueter and Ruth Meehan

February 5, 2020

City High quartet of Daphne Knoop '20, Oliver Bostian '20, Rachel Meehan '21, and Mrs. Stucky preform two classics. Hear a sneak peak of the Winter Concert 2020.

Cast List for Matilda Announced

Cast List for Matilda Announced

Sophia Wagner, Reporter

February 3, 2020

The cast list of this year’s musical, Matilda, came out on Sunday the second.  Now, after the audition practice is over, students become settled in their roles. Key members of this year’s musical include Francesca Brown ‘21 as Matilda, Whit Jury ‘23 as Miss Agatha Trunchbull, and Rachel Meehan...

Little Women Makes Big Waves

Little Women Makes Big Waves

Kate Wolfe

January 30, 2020

“Little Women” opens with Jo March (Saoirse Ronan) pausing outside of a door to pull her nerves together. Anyone familiar with Lousia May Alcott’s iconic character knows that Jo March is not known for her hesitancy. The cause for this uncharacteristic unease is revealed as she pulls open the door and ...

Auditions Begin for Matilda

Auditions Begin for Matilda

Sophia Wagner, Reporter

January 28, 2020

This week marks the start of the musical process. This year, high schoolers will be transported back to their younger selves in a production of Matilda. Despite the characters in the musical being young children, they will not cast any elementary aged students.  Auditions, which will be held on the 29 ...

All Seven Large-Group Speech Events Make State

All Seven Large-Group Speech Events Make State

Reese Hill, Reporter

January 27, 2020

Hundreds of students from across the district crowded Lone Tree High School's gymnasium this Saturday awaiting their turns to perform their competitive speech events for the judges. City High's team walked away with one hundred percent of its students awarded to proceed to the state-level competitio...

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