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City High Choirs Perform in Their First Concert of the Year

City High Choirs Perform in Their First Concert of the Year

Allyson Guyer, Reporter

October 11, 2017


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After many weeks of practice, the City High choirs got their first chance to show off. Crowds gathered in Opstad with anticipation. First to take the stage was The City High Treble Choir made up of sophomore and freshman girls. They started out the night by singing "Woyaya" and "River in Judea". The...

Q&A With New Show Choir Choreographer, Lexi Robson

Q&A With New Show Choir Choreographer, Lexi Robson

Lindy Rublaitus, Reporter

October 10, 2017


Filed under A & E, Uncategorized

City High Show Choir has welcomed a new choreographer to the team this year. Lexi Robson first came into contact with Dr. Thompson and Dr. Grove when she judged a competition in Anamosa. Before the end of last year, the directors knew they would need a new choreographer for both show choirs and reached...

What Are Porgs?

Orson Codd, Reporter

October 10, 2017


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It was announced a few months ago that the newest Star Wars film would be incorporating a new type of creature called The Porgs. According to Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki, Porgs are defined as “A seabird species native to the planet Ahch-To, where Jedi Master Luke Skywalker made his exile in the years following the Batt...

Kazuo Ishiguro Wins 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature

Kazuo Ishiguro Wins 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature

Theo Prineas, Copy and A&E

October 5, 2017


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Kazuo Ishiguro, author of Remains of the Day, Never Let Me Go, and much more, went down in history alongside such great writers as Toni Morrison, Bob Dylan, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez as the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature. In short story book Nocturnes, he explores music and myst...

Q&A With Artist Olivia Lusala

Q&A With Artist Olivia Lusala

Samba Traore and Zoë Miller

October 4, 2017


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    LH: When did you begin creating art? OL: I started creating art in elementary school, but I wouldn’t say that I got serious about it until this past summer.   LH: How would you describe your style? OL: I would describe it as pretty funky. It’s colorful and t...

Fashion Editorial: Back to School

Olivia Lusala, Reporter

October 4, 2017


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High Ground Podcast: Episode 3

High Ground Podcast: Episode 3

Landon Clay and Orson Codd

October 3, 2017


Filed under A & E, Multimedia, Podcasts, VIDEO

Landon and Orson return to the recording booth to bring you the latest in Star Wars news.

City High Students Perform With Leslie Odom Jr.

City High Students Perform With Leslie Odom Jr.

Lindy Rublaitus, Reporter

October 2, 2017


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Lindy Rublaitus On Sunday, October 1st, all the high school choirs in the Iowa City School District came together to sing an opening act for Leslie Odom Jr. City High, West High, Liberty High, and Regina students worked on one song at school then came to Hancher to perform for the community at the f...

City High Takes Field Trip to Chicago’s Hamilton

City High Takes Field Trip to Chicago’s Hamilton

Reese Hill, Reporter

October 1, 2017


Filed under A & E, Theatre

When the opportunity to see one of the hottest Broadway shows in Chicago arose, a group of City High students did not throw away their shot. Some of the students had never listened to the soundtrack and some knew it by heart, but none could give up the chance to see Hamilton in real time. Eng...

Zoë Butler: A New Face Breaking into the Art Scene

Zoë Butler: A New Face Breaking into the Art Scene

Zoë Miller, A&E Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under A & E, Showcase

With focus in her eyes, Zoë Butler ‘18 brushes strong curves and crisp lines onto her page. As she paints, a face emerges. Finally, she tucks the number four into her piece. Butler’s fixation with the figure comes from the connection she makes between colors and numbers. “I saw the number four as a beautiful fore...

Marching Into a New Season

Marching Into a New Season

Lindy Rublaitus and Mina Takahashi

September 28, 2017


Filed under A & E, Showcase

Long days, sunburns, tan lines, and hours of repetition. Marching band rehearsal starts bright and early every day, with students always preparing for the next football game or marching competition. The theme for marching season this year is “West Side Story,” with music by Leonard Bernstein. ...

Iowa City Alley to Fashion Runway

Iowa City Alley to Fashion Runway

Olivia Lusala, Reporter

September 26, 2017


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A simple alleyway turned into a runway on Friday, September 22nd for the Unique 2, a fashion show presented by Born Leaders United. The fashion show was in a the alley behind FilmScene downtown. The show featured streetwear as well as international street fashion to celebrate multiculturalism in ...

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