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Rachel Meehan '21 sings

Rachel Meehan Presses Play

Sophia Wagner, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 19, 2021

Rachel Meehan ‘21 presses play on the recorded rehearsal track she had previously pulled up on her phone. This year’s performance of Matilda was incredibly different from previous years’ shows....

Choreography practice for Matilda

Matilda Cast Highlight

Sophia Wagner, Arts & Entertainment Editor March 12, 2021

Anna Matson ‘23: I'm only a sophomore, so I've only been in a couple shows, but I do really enjoy being able to be around people in Matilda. [Drama] is my main activity, so it gives me the social interaction...

Lucy Corbin '22, Ruth Meehan '22, Jake Roth '22, Tyler Hagy, Aaron Rutherford, Rachel Marsh '22, and Sara Cassidy '22 all pose for a picture

End of the Season Showcase for Show Choir

Paris Fuller, News Editor March 9, 2021

Show choir ends the season with a showcase and special act despite the global pandemic. Schools are now open five days a week with students having the decision of either all online or all in person. Show...

Senior members of Fourth Avenue Jazz Company cheer on junior varsity Charisma during their rehearsal.

Show Choir Plans To Release Virtual Performance

Sophia Wagner, Arts & Entertainment Editor March 5, 2021

Jake Roth ‘22 sat down at a piano, raised his chin in line with the microphone, and looked out to the array of empty chairs that filled Opstad Auditorium. After recording a solo act, Roth would return...

How the City High Music and Sports departments have adjusted to COVID-19.

Arts and Sports: Who Can Compete?

Rebecca Michaeli and Ruth Meehan February 27, 2021

The normally bustling auditorium has remained empty. The usually full stands filled with sports fans have been left bare. Due to COVID-19, the way we experience games and performances has drastically changed....

The City High Symphony orchestra joins with members of Wind Ensemble to perform the finale from Dvorak's

Hybrid Orchestra Sections Combine for 100% In-Person Learning

Ruth Meehan, A&E Editor February 27, 2021

On February 16, 2021, both the A and B hybrid sections at City High School combined due to a new Iowa law requiring schools to offer a fully in-person learning model. This caused the size of the City High...

Rachel Meehan '21 attends a Zoom rehearsal.

Rehearsals Begin For Spring Musical

Sophia Wagner, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 26, 2021

After a duration of silence, the drama department has released a new update: Little Women has been cancelled in favor of a revue of last year’s musical, Matilda. The show will be cut down to a smaller...

Shoshanna Hemley '21, Jared Moninger '23, and Sophia Strathearn '21 run through a scene. Strathearn observes a baby that has not yet joined the cast.

Spring Musical Begins Choreography Rehearsals

Sophia Wagner, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 26, 2021

Senior members of Fourth Avenue Jazz Company cheer on junior varsity Charisma during their rehearsal.

City High Show Choirs to have Video Spring Show

Rachel Marsh, Photo Editor, Reporter February 25, 2021

Dancers are up by 4 a.m., get to school by 5:30 and wander onto a bus surrounded by tired music kids - some waking up, some awake, and some still with a blanket around them. Finally the sun comes up just...

The album covers of Kid Crow by Conan Gray, WAP by Cardi B, Drivers License by Olivia Rodrigo, and Folklore by Taylor Swift.

Creativity out of Chaos

Rachel Marsh, Photo Editor, Reporter February 25, 2021

Disclaimer: These songs might not apply to everyone, this is a generalization. Everyone has different music tastes or they might not even listen to music. Over the course of 2020 into 2021, artists...

Inspirationally Entertaining

Inspirationally Entertaining

Sophia Wagner, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 19, 2021

Ana Laura Leyser ‘22 shuts her textbook and leaves her bedroom. Despite not being able to attend any science classes this year, Leyser continues to take advantage of any scientific resources she can....

Driver’s License “Brakes” Records

Shoshie Hemley, News Editor February 16, 2021

Ivryel Reed ‘21 loves the song “driver’s license,” but she wouldn’t have listened to it if it weren’t for Tik Tok.  “Every other video on my For You Page was people reacting to it, and...

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