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‘Circe’ Brings a Modern Twist to a Classic Character

Kate Kueter '21 holds the book Circe by Madeline Miller.
January 5, 2021

“Witches are not so delicate,” Madeline Miller wrote. Circe, the witch of Aiaia and the daughter of the Titan Helios, is a special kind of complex. She exudes beauty and grace, yet still instills fear...

Ishmael Beah Recounts War and Rescue in His Memoir ‘A Long Way Gone’

Kate Kueter '21 holds the book A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah.
January 5, 2021

“Some people tried to hurt us to protect themselves, their family, and their communities...This was one of the consequences of civil war. People stopped trusting each other, and every stranger became...

‘I Have No Secrets’ Gives New Meaning to Being Silenced

Kate Kueter '21 poses with the book I Have No Secrets by Penny Joelson.
January 5, 2021

“Here’s a secret for you, and I know you won’t tell anyone,” the killer whispers as Jemma stares into their eyes.  Jemma is a sixteen-year-old girl with a great friend named Sarah. Jemma and...

City High Orchestra Collaborates with Local Schools for Virtual Performance

Art by Sophia Wagner
December 21, 2020

The COVID-19 shutdown has forced artists to become creative in how they share their skills and their craft. Here at City High, most ensembles haven’t had live performances since February or March of...

Under the Circumstances

Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy
Little Women As Of Late: What You Need To Know
December 18, 2020

Opstad Auditorium was foggy with a sense of disappointment. Actors were placed across the stage. A few sat in plastic chairs, their arms draped casually in their laps. Others stood further back, hands...

Student Profile: Eva Statdlander

Stadtlander plays both Alto and Tenor Saxophone.
Eva Stadtlander spends most of her time at City in the music department, sprinting up and down the stairs from the band wing to the choir wing. Even now, when Stadtlander is back online, her love for music continues.
December 18, 2020

Q: What sparked your musical interest? A: “My parents were both involved in music, a long time before I ever existed. They were both in band, they were both drum majors, and they both sang in choirs,...

Going Solo: Due to schedule mishaps, many students at City High have turned to the independent study of music.

Art by Sophia Wagner
December 18, 2020

Charles Faden ‘22 shuts the door to his car. Recently, instead of turning on the radio and singing along to whatever pops up, Faden begins with the opening notes of “Requiem,” the latest piece he’s...

Phoebe Bridger’s Grammy Nominated Album “Punisher” Review

Album cover from Phoebe Bridger's second album
December 14, 2020

Phoebe Bridger’s album  Punisher quickly became one of the most beloved albums of the year in alternative music circles. The album was released on June 18, 2020, and helped the young artist get her...

All-State Audition Results

The three accepted vocalists pose with their
December 7, 2020

After months of preparation for the Iowa All-State Music Festival auditions, the results came out on October 24th. At City High School, a total of eighteen students were accepted; seven in the band, three...

Charli XCX Copes with Isolation on ‘how i’m feeling now’

Album cover of CHarli XCX's 'how i'm feeling now'.
December 4, 2020

2010s pop icon Charlotte Aitchison, better known as Charli XCX, redefined herself as an artist with her album how i’m feeling now. The release is avant-pop and came out on May 15. It took her six weeks...

All-State Auditions

infographic by Ruth Meehan
December 2, 2020

When October rolls around the music wing at City High School is bustling with anxious students from orchestra, band, and choir all preparing for the Iowa All-State auditions. This year would have been...

Addition of Third City High Orchestra

The City High Symphony orchestra joins with members of Wind Ensemble to perform the finale from Dvorak's
December 2, 2020

In this unprecedented time where many things are being canceled or cut, a new addition has come to the City High orchestra department. Philharmonic Orchestra will now accompany the Concert and Symphony...

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