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Callista Robertson '22 practices piano at her home.

Sophia Wagner, Reporter

May 15, 2020

Callista Roberston ‘22 shuts her clarinet case, however, she doesn’t place it in her band locker as she usually does. Instead, she places it on a chair next to her desk. Robertson is the first chair clarinet in City High School’s Symphony Band. Due to the COVID-19 quarantine, Callista has been c...

What to Watch, Read, and Listen to According to Little Hawks

What to Watch, Read, and Listen to According to Little Hawks

Haileigh Steffen

May 1, 2020

Show | Criminal Minds “Excellent story, good performance, well shot - just an overall good T.V. show. However, I watch [Criminal Minds] for Spencer Reid only. God bless that sexy hunk of a man.” - Izzy Jurgens ‘22   Documentary | Beasts of No Nation (2015) “It’s a very powerful and movi...

South East Spring Play Cast List Announced

South East Spring Play Cast List Announced

Reese Hill, Reporter

March 18, 2020

After two trimesters of not having plans for a school production finalized, South East Junior High School drama students were delighted to hear the announcement of tryouts for a spring play. "The Internet is Distract--Oh Look, a Kitten!", a one-act comedy directed by Meg Tisinger, will feature a small...

Midwinter Band Concert Update

Inforgraphic created by Victoria Weckmann.

Victoria Weckmann, Advertisement Editor

February 25, 2020

On Tuesday, February 25, the band program through City High School will be hosting their annual Midwinter Band Concert at 7:30 in Opstad Auditorium, where all bands will be showcasing what they have been working on this year. “I’m very excited for this upcoming performance. I think that wind ensemble...

The Choir Department Holds its Annual February Concert

Concert Choir poses for their yearbook photo.

Rachel Marsh, Reporter

February 24, 2020

On February 12, the choir department held its annual February concert. Six groups performed, Treble Choir, Little Hawk Singers, Advanced Women’s Ensemble, Mannerchor, Select Women’s Ensemble, and Concert Choir.“It was a very strong outing for every choir. It was our first concert that feat...

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

Infographic by Emme Perencevich

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

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

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

Student Crew Heads meet to discuss the production of City High's upcoming musical, Matilda

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

Charisma performs at Liberty High School during the annual Choirs for a Cause event.

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

Members of the City High large group speech team pose for a picture at the end of the competition day.

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

Iris Wedemeyer '23 performing on stage

Jae Dancer, Reporter

February 10, 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...

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