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Day in the Life: Showchoir Competition

Day in the Life: Showchoir Competition

Lindy Rublaitus, A&E Editor

February 11, 2019


Filed under A & E, SHOWCASE

6:00 am Students stumble onto a cold school bus, carrying their backpacks, blankets, and instruments. Everyone is half asleep, hiding themselves in their coats as they prepare for an hour long bus trip to their first show choir competition of the season. “I slept for most of the bus ride up but the ener...

Three City Speech Groups Make All-State

Three City Speech Groups Make All-State

Carly Weigel, Reporter

February 11, 2019


Filed under A & E, SHOWCASE, Theater

On Saturday, February 2nd, three speech groups from City High made All-State at the speech state competition at Kennedy High in Cedar Rapids. The groups nominated were two 10-minute acting ensembles, Controlling Interest [Anna Gayley '22, Charles Faden '22, Egan Smith '21, Shoshanna Hemley '21, Tim...

Acoustic Turmoil

Acoustic Turmoil

Ruth Meehan, Reporter

February 1, 2019


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When most people think of composers, they think of dead, old, white guys. Names like Bach, Mozart or Beethoven, all classical composers are usually the first to come to mind. People's first thoughts usually don’t turn to someone alive, let alone someone as young as a teenager. Aizay Etler, ‘2...

SEIBA Honor Band Postponed

SEIBA Honor Band Postponed

Lindy Rublaitus, A&E Editor

January 22, 2019


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At 3:00 on Friday, January 18th, the entire band department received an email from band director Myron McReynolds that said SEIBA (Southeast Iowa Bandmasters Association) honor band had been postponed from January 19th to February 13th due to snow. With a winter storm warning in effect with a foreca...

4th Ave and Charisma in Scholarship Show

4th Ave and Charisma in Scholarship Show

Rachel Meehan, Reporter

January 14, 2019


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On Wednesday, January 9, both 4th Ave Jazz Company and Charisma performed at the Scholarship show held at Liberty High School in North Liberty. This year, the proceeds from the show went to the ICCSD Music Auxiliary. They performed with the Liberty Show Choir, Liberty Storm, as well as both West Hig...

Les Miserables Auditions Approaching

Les Miserables Auditions Approaching

Reese Hill, Reporter

January 11, 2019


Filed under A & E, SHOWCASE, Theater

The City High drama department is currently preparing for their rendition of the Tony Award-winning pop operatic musical Les Miserables. A behemoth of a show with a large orchestra, demanding set, and challenging music, it also requires a whopping cast. Auditions for Les Miserables will be held January 22nd ...

Just Cosplaying Around

Just Cosplaying Around

Lottie Gidal, News and Sports Editor

December 21, 2018


Filed under A & E, FEATURE, SHOWCASE

 The difference between dressing up in a costume on Halloween and dressing up on any other day is that to most the latter seems “odd,” but for Rylee Zuniga ‘19, Josie Frisina ‘19, and a whole community of cosplayers, that difference is everything.  Cosplay, or “costume play,” is usually...

LH Movie Review: Into the Spider-Verse

LH Movie Review: Into the Spider-Verse

Reese Hill, Reporter

December 20, 2018


Filed under A & E, SHOWCASE

Disclaimer: Moderate spoilers. I entered the Spider-Verse with my father and my four-year-old cousin, and all three of us left it smiling. I've more or less always been a fan of superhero movies, but until I watched this one, I had never really been impressed by more than just the CGI effects or a...

2020 Orchestra Trip Set to Go to Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic

2020 Orchestra Trip Set to Go to Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic

Ruth Meehan, Reporter

December 19, 2018


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The long awaited announcement has finally come. During the spring break of next year, the orchestra will be going to Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic. The orchestra consisting of juniors and seniors will get the chance to perform in cathedrals, see the birth places and graves of some of the most ...

Charisma Kicks off New Season With Empowering Message to Women

Charisma Kicks off New Season With Empowering Message to Women

Rachel Meehan, Reporter

December 19, 2018


Filed under A & E, SHOWCASE

It would be an understatement to say show choir students were merely excited when they found out Charisma’s theme for this season. The 2018-2019 show choir theme is "Powerful Women Throughout History." Upon hearing this, many young women at City High were thrilled about portraying such a complex messa...

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