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The student news site of Iowa City High School

The Little Hawk

The student news site of Iowa City High School

The Little Hawk

Performers take the stage in the first ever SMAC Showcase. Student leaders hope to turn the event into an annual tradition.

SMAC Wraps Up The Year With Spring Showcase

Matisse Arnone, Reporter May 30, 2023

When Jared Moninger ‘23 first had the idea to put on the musical Falsettos, he wasn’t completely sure what it would look like. It had been a dream of Moninger’s since he was young, but they were...

Concertmaster Tai Caputo 25 smiles after the first part of Symphony Orchestras set

City Symphony Orchestra Premieres New Piece at Final Concert of the Year

Esther Puderbaugh, Website Executive, A&E Editor, and Social Media Co-Editor May 28, 2023

On Tuesday, May 23, Opstad Auditorium was the site of the world premiere of a brand new orchestral work. “Memoirs”, a two movement piece for five solo cellos and string orchestra, was written for...

Marcus Miller plays his trombone solo for Jazz Ensemble performance.

City High Jazz Bands Open Up Friday Night Pedestrian Mall Performances

Layla Lovan, Reporter May 24, 2023

City High Jazz Collective and Ensemble's final performance of the year was on May 19 at the Pedestrian Mall in downtown Iowa City. Families and eager viewers rapidly crowded the area to have a good look...

Daniel Kenyon 26 plays percussion in the band concert.

City Bands Host Senior Recognition and Concert

Estelle Hartz, Assistant A&E Editor May 15, 2023

May 3rd was a very eventful night for City High’s band department. Families and friends gathered in Opstad Auditorium to congratulate and wish the graduating seniors well, as they will be leaving City...

Mamma Mia! Elementary School Preview

Grace Kirschling , Broadcast Editor April 20, 2023

Jazz Ensemble trumpets play at the annual Jazz Showcase

PHOTO STORY: City Jazz Bands Perform in Annual Jazz Showcase

Esther Puderbaugh, Website Executive and A&E Editor April 20, 2023

Mary Cate Pugh 23, Mara Maas 23, and Avery Provorse 24 perform as Donna and the Dynamos in Mamma Mia, the spring musical

PHOTO STORY: Mamma Mia Enters Tech Week

Esther Puderbaugh, Website Executive and A&E Editor April 19, 2023

Concert Choir performs their first piece of the night conducted by guest director Timothy Brown at the annual Cathedral Choir Concert

Renowned Choral Conductor Timothy Brown Makes Second Visit to City Choirs

Esther Puderbaugh, Website Executive and A&E Editor April 17, 2023

“Would you please sing this for everyone?” asks renowned choral director Timothy Brown to a person in the back of the choir class.  This year, Brown has made his second visit to the choir program...

Members of Männerchor clap their hands during their second piece of the night at the annual Choir Cathedral Concert

PHOTO STORY: City Choirs Host Annual Cathedral Concert

Esther Puderbaugh, Website Executive and A&E Editor April 13, 2023

Mamma Mia Profile: Mary Cate Pugh

Mamma Mia Profile: Mary Cate Pugh

Sadie Bodzin, Co-Culture Editor April 12, 2023

When she’s not leading as student body co-president, Mary Cate Pugh ‘23 can be found on weekdays after school preparing for the upcoming spring musical. This is Pugh’s first year involved in theater,...

Marcus Miller 23 solos during a Jazz Ensemble performance at the Liberty Jazz Festival

Jazz Ensemble Wraps Up the Competition Season at State

Matisse Arnone, Reporter April 6, 2023

The turn of the seasons from winter to spring signals lots of changes in the air. In addition to new sports and warmer weather, it is also a sign that the jazz competition season is coming to an end. After...

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