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All-State: Battling the Pressure

All-State: Battling the Pressure

Patrick Sarsfield, Reporter

October 9, 2019

For years, City High has had a nationally recognized music program. City High has had many All-State members as well as one of the highest ranked jazz band programs in the state. Students in these programs get valuable opportunities. Members of these programs are having problems alongside the benefits...

City High Choirs Sing Into the Year at Their First Performance

City High Choirs Sing Into the Year at Their First Performance

Jae Dancer, Reporter

October 8, 2019

After many weeks of practice, City High choirs sing their way into the choir season. On Thursday 3, family, friends, and grannies gathered in Opstad auditorium filling it with claps and cheers as the choirs snag their melodic tunes.  “I thought the night was very successful first outing for ever...

Q&A with Scrooge

Q&A with Scrooge

Reese Hill, Reporter

October 3, 2019

After Phong Nguyen '20 was cast as Ebenezer Scrooge in City High's winter play "A Christmas Carol," The Little Hawk sat down with him to discuss his upcoming fame. What was your reaction to seeing the cast list? Well, it was very untraditional. Doug [Lestina] gave me the cast list early because I ...

4th Ave: Why the Theme?

4th Ave: Why the Theme?

Rachel Meehan, A&E and Copy Editor

October 1, 2019

The 2019-2020 show choir season brings a new light to the stage. This year, the 4th Avenue Jazz Company takes it back to the 1960s and explores the emotion behind Americans as the first man landed on the moon. Tyler Hagy, director of 4th Ave, talks about the process of creating the unconventional sho...

Q&A with Choir Director Tyler Hagy

Q&A with Choir Director Tyler Hagy

Ruth Meehan, Video & Social Media Editor

September 30, 2019

Where are you from? Muscatine, Iowa. How old are you? 98. Why do you have so much food in your office? I have to be prepared for any situation or circumstances. Why did you go to so many colleges? You can never get too much learning. What do you listen to in the car? I listen to podcasts and mus...

Caleb “The Negro Artist” Rainey Peforms Spoken Word Poetry for Students

Caleb “The Negro Artist” Rainey Peforms Spoken Word Poetry for Students

Henry Mildenstein, News Editor

September 5, 2019

As Caleb “The Negro Artist” Rainey began his performance, he immediately engaged City High School Students with several spoken word poems about race, love, and depression. Rainey also discussed his experiences growing up black in the Midwest through his poetry. Rainey, who performed for the first time whe...

Auditions for A Christmas Carol Approaching

Auditions for A Christmas Carol Approaching

Reese Hill, Reporter

August 28, 2019

City High's 2019 play is the well-known classic "A Christmas Carol." Unlike years in the past, this production will be performed in early December instead of mid-fall, and will be directed by iJAG teacher and drama department leader Lauren Darby. "I'm really excited about some of the choices the creative...

Film Festival Results and Reactions

Film Festival Results and Reactions

Sophie Trom and Esti Brady

May 31, 2019

Film Fest was May 17th, and many students felt it was one of the best film fests in a long time. This years film submission had a variety of different genres, including comedy, horror, and action. “This was by far the best film fest within the last four years.” said Daphne Knoop ‘20, one of th...

Movie Review: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Movie Review: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Kate Wolfe, Reporter

May 20, 2019

“Extremely wicked, shockingly evil and vile” is an infamous description by Judge Edward Cowart about Ted Bundy, America's most notorious serial killer. Cowart described Bundy’s crimes to be “extremely wicked, shockingly evil, vile and the product of a design to inflict a high degree of pain a...

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