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Group Profile: DiverCity

Ellis Chen, Reporter

April 2, 2018


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At City High, students are in a variety of music groups. Band, orchestra, and choir are popular classes. But rap music is frequently absent from those groups. To express themselves with their preferred type of music, several students decided to form their own group. DiverCity is comprised of City High students...

Feature Talent: Ana Koch

Feature Talent: Ana Koch

Rika Yahashiri, Reporter

March 30, 2018


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From electric to acoustic, Ana Koch ‘21 really knows how to make a crowd wild with her sophisticated solos whether it’s rock or jazz. Since she started playing guitar at age 8, Ana has been jamming out every day. “The main reason that I picked it up is because my dad plays it too. I’d grown up ...

Little Shop of Horrors Strengthens Its Roots

Little Shop of Horrors Strengthens Its Roots

Lottie Gidal, News Editor

March 27, 2018


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This year’s musical, Little Shop of Horrors, is raring to go. Getting underway into their final month of preparation, the cast and the crew are excited to see everything starting to come together. “So we are at the point where set is starting to go up and the costumes are starting to make it to the act...

Musicians Honored by ISU Choir

Musicians Honored by ISU Choir

Madelyn Hix, Reporter

February 26, 2018


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As the City High choir students entered the practice room, they saw a man in a suit and a woman at a piano. The man gestures for them to start, accompanied by the pianist as they sing the solos they had been preparing. This was a similar experience for the 7 students that auditioned and were accepted in...

Eye-rolling over Rollipop

Eye-rolling over Rollipop

Eric Thomas and Robert Strang

February 26, 2018


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Like paint strokes, the employees of Rollipop roll slices of ice cream into perfect little logs filled with chopped fruits, s’mores, candies, and more. Customers are treated by watching the employees create their trendy dessert. Using an operation that can only be described as a combination of a Hu-Hot g...

Nintendo’s Switch Develops New Hardware

Emme Perencevich, Reporter

February 20, 2018


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The Nintendo Switch is turning one this March. For its birthday, it's getting DIY cardboard extensions. “I think that it’s freaking cool that you could do so much,” Egan Smith ‘21 said. “There are so many possibilities with cardboard templates.” The Nintendo Switch platform extension...

Featured Talent: Ian Allen

Featured Talent: Ian Allen

Reese Hill, Reporter

February 19, 2018


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Locally known for his vibrant singing chops and savvy makeup skills, Ian Allen ‘21 is making a name for himself at City High as a multi-talented star.  With a flashing personality and an exuberant smile, Allen steals the spotlight whenever he crosses the stage. “I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t...

LH Book Reviews: A Wizard of Earthsea

LH Book Reviews: A Wizard of Earthsea

Theo Prineas, Copy & A&E

February 19, 2018


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Ursula K. Le Guin passed away on January 22nd, 2018, almost exactly 40 years after her first novel, “A Wizard of Earthsea” was published from then-small press Parnassus Publishing. Though it was initially not expected to sell well, this book has become one of the most popular fantasy novels in the l...

Stand Up, Speak Out

Stand Up, Speak Out

Theo Prineas and Zoë Miller

February 17, 2018


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Though the afternoon began hushed, the discussion that followed was anything but quiet. One by one, teenagers trickled into the library meeting room. They were offered a composition notebook at the door. Stand Up, Speak Out: Teens Talk Race is a workshop hosted by the Iowa Youth Writing Project geare...

Play Review: “Superior Donuts”

Play Review: “Superior Donuts”

Reese Hill, Reporter

February 17, 2018


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Two toppled tables, a broken door window, and obscenity plastered in red on the wall set the stage as the lights come up.  A moment of silence as the audience takes in the pitifully vandalized donut shop.  “A real ****ing shame,” a brawny Russian man tells the two cops surveying the disarray.  ...

Q&A with Ellen Fields

Q&A with Ellen Fields

Theo Prineas, Copy & A&E

February 16, 2018


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LH: How long have you been writing? What spurred you to begin writing? EF:I honestly don’t know. For my entire life I’ve made up stories. As soon as I was old enough to talk I narrated them to my parents. Before I could write I would draw them. Before I could type I scribbled them out in note...

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