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City High Holds First Arts Fest

Sophia Wagner, Arts & Entertainment Editor June 1, 2021

Aala Basheir '22 listens to a podcast as she works on her computer.

Odd Audio

Sophia Wagner, Arts & Entertainment Editor June 1, 2021

Cabinet of Curiosities:  For those of us who often fall into a Wikipedia rabbit hole: Aaron Mahnke does the work for you. Oh please, look me in the eye and tell me you haven’t wondered what the original...

Show choir auditions for 2022 were held in the gym.  Students learned learned new choreography to prepare for auditions.

Show Choir Holds Auditions to Prepare for a ‘Transition Back to Normal’ in 2022

Anastacia Laux, Reporter May 28, 2021

With the music vibrating through their bodies, students follow along as the show choir choreographer teaches a dance routine used for the show choir choreography auditions. Unlike previous years, the auditions...

Shoshie Hemley '21 and Rachel Meehan '21 perform a song.

One of a Kind

Sophia Wagner, Arts & Entertainment Editor May 27, 2021

The lights of the auditorium fade to darkness. Backstage, hushed whispers rise to the rafters. Actors peek around the curtain, attempting to locate their friends and family seated around Opstad. This year,...

Music and Visual Arts Showcased at Arts Fest

Music and Visual Arts Showcased at Arts Fest

Araminta Siegling, Culture Editor May 26, 2021

On May 25th, City High students and family members gathered in the new gym and lobby to celebrate the arts amongst a pandemic. In most years, there would be three art shows a year, but this year there...

What Song from

What Song from “Sour” are You Based on Your Zodiac Sign?

Paris Fuller, News Editor May 23, 2021

Aries- Babe, with all that built-up anger and switching sides when it comes to how you feel about relationships you’re “good 4 u.” Don’t try to deny it, you scream this in your car after a minor...

Iowa City High School, established in 1939.

New Fine Arts Secretary plans end of year arts festival

Haileigh Steffen, Video Editor May 11, 2021

In lieu of the fine arts department’s traditional performances and showcases which have been mostly canceled this year due to safety concerns, newly hired Fine Arts Secretary Marianne Davenport has organized...

Jennie Gidal '23 (left) attends an in-person orchestra rehearsal

In-person Music Rehearsals Open Up to Online Students

Greta Stanier, Features Editor May 11, 2021

This year, students chose between online and in-person programs for school. In the City High music department, this split up the band, orchestra, and choir, making it unable for them to rehearse and perform...

Ms J recommends her summer book picks.

Ms J’s Book Picks

Kate Kueter, Video Editior May 11, 2021

The House on Mango Street "[Esperanza] experiences things in the world that I think high schoolers grapple with themselves and are not always sure how they're supposed to feel and she assures students...

Books for Spring Review lay on the table.

LH Spring Book Reviews

Kate Kueter, Video Editor April 29, 2021

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...

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