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Student Senate Recap: As Election Looms, Juniors Volunteer at Senior Picnic

Student Senate Recap: As Election Looms, Juniors Volunteer at Senior Picnic

Mira Bohannan Kumar, Web & Copy Editor

May 15, 2019


Filed under City High, NEWS

The student senate meeting on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 began with a discussion of prom prices. "Our net from prom was $10,659," faculty adviser Steve Tygrett said. "We do have reserves, so as long as we're being solvent, we are in good shape. Prom will continue on. Do we keep it at the same price?" The...

The 2019 Iowa City Youth Awards

The 2019 Iowa City Youth Awards

Cecile Bendera, Culture Editor

May 13, 2019


Filed under City High, NEWS

On May 8, 2019, at 7:00 pm, 44 students were inducted as recipients of the 16th Iowa City Youth Award at the Englert Theatre in downtown Iowa City. The Iowa City Youth Award recognizes young people who are assisting in human rights in Iowa City. The process begins with a nomination which is later eva...

Teacher Appreciation Column: Mrs. Dickson

Teacher Appreciation Column: Mrs. Dickson

Victoria Weckmann and Alison Kenaston

May 12, 2019


Filed under City High, OPINION

From her quirky catchphrases to her abundant Bath and Body Works room spray collection, Mrs. Dickson has been schooling City High students with a little bit of sass and a lot of class for upwards of 26 years. Q: What is your name? A: Judith Breen Dickson. I have two last names but I just go by Dickson. Q: If y...

The Cultured Corner: April 2019

The Cultured Corner: April 2019

Cecile Bendera and Mariam Keita

May 9, 2019


Filed under BLOGS, City High, CULTURE, NEWS

On rapper Nipsey Hussle’s Murder     "I believe Nipsey Hussle died because he was about to expose the government. He wanted to expose the government with his documentary about Dr. Sebi who had the cure for AIDS. Let me explain: if he in his own neighborhood around all the peopl...

Student Senate Recap: Mini-Meeting Reviews Prom

Student Senate Recap: Mini-Meeting Reviews Prom

Mira Bohannan Kumar, Web & Copy Editor

May 8, 2019


Filed under City High, NEWS

The short student senate meeting on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 began with a review of prom and prom costs, as well as a look toward future proms. "Next year it's the Graduate, which we're getting a discount on," faculty adviser Steve Tygrett said. "The next year after that is not scheduled yet. If we're...

Remembering Coach John Raffensperger

Remembering Coach John Raffensperger

Jack Bacon, Reporter

April 27, 2019


Filed under City High, SHOWCASE, SPORTS

City High has lost a legend. “There are many, many things that I will remember about Coach Raff,” says A.D. Terry Coleman. At a school famous for outstanding coaching talent, Coach John Raffensperger left as indelible a mark as any. In 34 years as head coach of the boys track program, “Raff” forged ...

Student Senate Recap: Speech Date Narrowed Down

Student Senate Recap: Speech Date Narrowed Down

Mira Bohannan Kumar, Web & Copy Editor

April 24, 2019


Filed under City High, NEWS

The student senate meeting on Wednesday, April 24, began with a prom update. "They have to flip the venue, because there's a fault line in the middle [of the room]," faculty adviser Judith Dickson said. "I got an emergency email last night that due to the fault line, the room will be rotated." The...

Student Senate Recap: Election Rules and Picnic Concerns

Student Senate Recap: Election Rules and Picnic Concerns

Mira Bohannan Kumar, Web & Copy Editor

April 19, 2019


Filed under City High, NEWS

The student senate meeting on Friday, April 19 began with a presentation by Vice President Naomi Meurice '19 on prom. The senate is selling tickets during lunch. Yardley Whaylen '20 asked student senators to support South East students in their climate strike, which has been happening every Friday...

Student Senate Recap: Lightsabers and ‘Lections

Student Senate Recap: Lightsabers and ‘Lections

Mira Bohannan Kumar, Web & Copy Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under City High, NEWS

The student senate meeting on Wednesday, March 27, began with faculty adviser Judith Dickson unsheathing a light-up lightsaber she bought on Amazon and announcing, "144," which is the number of the aforementioned lightsabers that have been obtained for prom. "I'm not endorsing [kids taking lightsabers],...

Student Senate Recap: Prom Escalates Quickly

Student Senate Recap: Prom Escalates Quickly

Mira Bohannan Kumar, Web & Copy Editor

March 27, 2019


Filed under City High, NEWS, SHOWCASE

The student senate meeting on Wednesday, March 27, began with President Lottie Gidal '19 showing off the newly printed prom posters. Faculty Adviser Judith Dickson presented on the decor for prom. "Number one, I don't care for...the ticket tables [being] just bare cardboard. I really like [a floor]...

The Show Choir Muslima

The Show Choir Muslima

Cecile Bendera and Mariam Kieta

March 25, 2019


Filed under A & E, City High

Heba Abdalla ‘19 has been in choir since the seventh grade but the lack of time and fear of not fitting in has kept her away from joining the team at City. Finally, last year, one of her best friends, Asha Keller ‘19, convinced her to do show choir. “When I was...in elementary school…[the]...

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