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Featured Talent: Ian Allen

Featured Talent: Ian Allen

Reese Hill, Reporter

February 19, 2018


Filed under A & E, Theater

Locally known for his vibrant singing chops and savvy makeup skills, Ian Allen ‘21 is making a name for himself at City High as a multi-talented star.  With a flashing personality and an exuberant smile, Allen steals the spotlight whenever he crosses the stage. “I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t...

LH Book Reviews: A Wizard of Earthsea

LH Book Reviews: A Wizard of Earthsea

Theo Prineas, Copy & A&E

February 19, 2018


Filed under A & E

Ursula K. Le Guin passed away on January 22nd, 2018, almost exactly 40 years after her first novel, “A Wizard of Earthsea” was published from then-small press Parnassus Publishing. Though it was initially not expected to sell well, this book has become one of the most popular fantasy novels in the l...

Stand Up, Speak Out

Stand Up, Speak Out

Theo Prineas and Zoe Miller

February 17, 2018


Filed under A & E

Though the afternoon began hushed, the discussion that followed was anything but quiet. One by one, teenagers trickled into the library meeting room. They were offered a composition notebook at the door. Stand Up, Speak Out: Teens Talk Race is a workshop hosted by the Iowa Youth Writing Project geare...

Play Review: “Superior Donuts”

Play Review: “Superior Donuts”

Reese Hill, Reporter

February 17, 2018


Filed under A & E

Two toppled tables, a broken door window, and obscenity plastered in red on the wall set the stage as the lights come up.  A moment of silence as the audience takes in the pitifully vandalized donut shop.  “A real ****ing shame,” a brawny Russian man tells the two cops surveying the disarray.  ...

Q&A with Ellen Fields

Q&A with Ellen Fields

Theo Prineas, Copy & A&E

February 16, 2018


Filed under A & E

LH: How long have you been writing? What spurred you to begin writing? EF:I honestly don’t know. For my entire life I’ve made up stories. As soon as I was old enough to talk I narrated them to my parents. Before I could write I would draw them. Before I could type I scribbled them out in note...

Featured Talent: Freshman

Featured Talent: Freshman

Rika Yahashiri, Reporter

February 15, 2018


Filed under A & E, City High

Little Shop of Horrors Auditions Approaching

Little Shop of Horrors Auditions Approaching

Reese Hill, Reporter

January 10, 2018


Filed under A & E, Musicals, Showcase, Theatre

This year's spring musical production, Little Shop of Horrors, is preparing to hold auditions. Anyone interested in being involved is encouraged to try out. An informational meeting will be held in Room 1510 on Tuesday, January 23rd at 4:10 p.m. A musical vocal workshop will be held the following day, Jan...

Thirteen Musicians Accepted Into SEIBA Honor Band

Thirteen Musicians Accepted Into SEIBA Honor Band

Mina Takahashi, Feature Editor

January 10, 2018


Filed under A & E

On January 7th, hundreds of band members auditioned for the SEIBA Honor Band. Out of these musicians, eleven were accepted into the band, and two students were accepted into the jazz band. Flute player Megan Bywater ‘19 was one of the eleven accepted musicians. “A lot of time, practice, and ...

Annual Iowa Thespian Festival

Annual Iowa Thespian Festival

Lindy Rublaitus, Reporter

January 8, 2018


Filed under A & E

The stage has been set, the actors are ready, and high schools from around Iowa are ready to immerse themselves into the world of theater for the weekend. Two days of shows, workshops, and performances gave students an escape during the annual Iowa Thespian Festival at the University of Northern Iowa...

Q&A: Elias Perez and Haley Stalzer

Q&A: Elias Perez and Haley Stalzer

Zoë Miller, A&E Editor

December 24, 2017


Filed under A & E

What is your favorite song in the show and why? HS: My favorite is “Sun Is Never Going Down” because I really like the choreography. BP: My favorite song is our ballad “Who Wants to Live Forever.” [The ballad] is that one song where we get to show off our vocals and change people. I’v...

LH Book Reviews: The Invisible Library

LH Book Reviews: The Invisible Library

Theo Prineas, A&E Editor

December 23, 2017


Filed under A & E

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman is a thrill-ride for book fans. It follows Irene, who works at the mysterious “Library,” a space between dimensions that is designed to store all of the greatest works of literature from a range of different dimensions. Irene and her companion, a junior lib...

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