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The Little Hawk

The student news site of Iowa City High School

The Little Hawk

The student news site of Iowa City High School

The Little Hawk

Sylvia Plank 25 and Lucas Ralston 24 attended the Coe College workshop

Orchestra Students Attend Coe College All-State Workshop

Tai Caputo, Reporter September 29, 2022

High school musicians at City High and across the state are busy preparing to audition for the annual All-State Music Festival, a multi-day event that includes orchestral, band, and choral performances....

Eviann Smith and Carolyn Allen 24 practice new choreography

4th Avenue and Charisma Begin Show Choir in Full Swing

Kate Meis, Editor September 21, 2022

The music wing is full of life as students are playing instruments, practicing lines, and now singing and dancing. Both of City High’s show choirs are beginning to practice for the coming competition...

In the back of Opstad Charlotte leads a small team pre-paring costumes for the Peter Pan Prequel.

Charlotte Littlemoon Leads Costume Design for the Fall Play

Isabella Young September 20, 2022

Q: Charlotte, you’re the head of City High’s Costume Crew. How long have you been the head?   A: Like a few weeks.   Q: Were you not head last year?   A: I was kind...

Whit Jury 23 and Rigby Templeman 23 peek out from theater curtains

Whit Jury and Rigby Templeman Take On Their Last Play With “Peter and the Starcatcher”.

Sara Brenneman, Reporter September 20, 2022

The fall play this year is “Peter and the Starcatcher.” This may be some people's first rodeo in the drama department, but it’s not for Rigby Templeman ‘23 and Whit Jury ‘23.  Actors have...

Mettemeyer at her desk in the music office

New Staff Profile: Jenni Mettemeyer

Esther Puderbaugh, A&E Editor September 14, 2022

On mornings in City High’s music wing you can find new music secretary Jenni Mettemeyer in her office taking trip payments, helping to distribute concert uniforms, and answering students’ questions....

Opstad Auditorium

Prequel to Peter Pan to Hit the Stage at City This Fall

Esther Puderbaugh, A&E Editor August 26, 2022

As the lights rose in Opstad Auditorium once again, dozens of hopeful students filled the seats to hear about the fall play, Peter and the Starcatcher, a prequel to Peter Pan. The Theater Open House was...

Members of marching band play the fight song at the pep rally

Marching Band Prepares to Take the Field at Kinnick Stadium for the Clash at Kinnick

Esther Puderbaugh, A&E Editor August 25, 2022

As students shuffled into the Little Hawk Arena for the beginning of year pep rally, they were greeted by the boom of the City High fight song, signaling the return of the City High Marching Band. This...

City High Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Collective performed for the final time  this year on May 20th

Jazz Band Closes Season With Pedmall Concert

Matisse Arnone May 31, 2022

Dusk approaches in downtown Iowa City. On the ped mall, passers-by can hear the sounds of a cooling saxophone melody. The City High Jazz Ensemble warms up for their final performance of the year at the...

 Ms. Krieger defines herself as a representational artists, but she says that her favorite mediums are watercolor and oil paint

Ms. Krieger Shows Her ‘Sub’stantial Artistic Side

Matisse Arnone May 23, 2022

Elinor Krieger walks into the main office on a dreary Monday morning. She is one of three building substitutes at City High, and it’s time to see what class she will be filling in for today. The secretary...

Whit Jury 23 peforms at a Big Fish dress rehearsal.

Big Awards for Big Fish

Sophia Wagner and Callista Robertson May 20, 2022

Ruth Meehan ‘22 was driving home when a notification from Troy Peters, director of City High’s spring musical, popped up on her phone. She was caught off guard – the musical had ended nearly a week...

Rachel Marsh 22 and Whit Jury 23 perform a scene in Big Fish

Drama Seniors Take A Final Bow With ‘Big Fish’

Esther Puderbaugh, Arts & Entertainment Editor May 19, 2022

As the lights in Opstad Auditorium rise again, the seniors of City High’s drama department are preparing to take their final bow with the program in this year’s spring musical, Big Fish. “It’s...

Second Trimester Art Show

One Last Art Show

Rosangel Flores-Rubio, Art & Design Executive May 16, 2022

Whether it’s a glass mosaic, a collage, or a giant deer, the City High art show welcomes all student’s class artworks to be on display. At the end of every trimester, art students are welcomed to show...

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