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Why don’t all Muslim women wear hijab?

Why don’t all Muslim women wear hijab?

Mariam Keita, Everline Bwayo, and Cecile Bendera

February 11, 2019

Hijab is an Arabic word which directly translates to “barrier.” Many would recognize the word to mean the headscarf worn by Muslim women out of religious faith. Others would call it a tool of oppression in a patriarchal society that aims to police women’s bodies. City High is home to a growing Muslim student population, some who choose to observe modest dress and others who do not. Contrary to popular belief, the hijab is not merely a ph...

January Cultured Corner

January Cultured Corner

Mariam Keita and Cecile Bendera

January 28, 2019

On Meek Mill’s comments about lace fronts I heard that Meek Mill said he was tired of girls wearing lace-front [wig]s. He can clearly see the lace and that is clearly not a look. Basically, he's just had a bad experience with girls and seeing all the lace. I don't think that [lace fronts ar...

The Impact of Michael Jordan

The Impact of Michael Jordan

Cecile Bendera, Mariam Keita, and Virginia Muturi

January 14, 2019

Today, Michael Jordan is a household name. Many consider him to be the greatest basketball player of all time. His skills on the court, the way he dribbled the ball, and his legendary dunks– Michael Jordan was and still is the man every child and adult aspired to be. “Personally, I think MJ is...

The Cultured Corner: December 2018

The Cultured Corner: December 2018

Mariam Keita, Reporter

December 21, 2018

  On Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Getting Married     “I saw pictures, it was really beautiful. I saw pictures of what looked like two different weddings that kind of did stuff from both of their cultures and that was really cool, I thought. It’s just nice that t...

City Responds: Forever 21 Sweatshirt Controversy

City Responds: Forever 21 Sweatshirt Controversy

Lindy Rublaitus, A&E Editor

December 21, 2018

Forever 21 recently tweeted out an advertisement of a new Christmas-themed sweater that includes the phrase “Wakanda Forever” from the movie “Black Panther.” Almost immediately, there was an eruption on Twitter about the photo, as they had posed this sweater with a white, platinum-blonde mod...

Lighting the Lights: Hanukkah Traditions

Lighting the Lights: Hanukkah Traditions

Natalie Green and Emme Perencevich

December 12, 2018

As the weather gets colder and winter break gets closer many students at City High begin to celebrate various winter holidays. Hanukkah, an eight-day Jewish holiday which takes place in December, ended last Sunday, December 9. Toby Epstein '21 and Lottie Gidal '19 celebrated with special family traditions....

What Senator Warren Got Wrong

What Senator Warren Got Wrong

Mariam Keita

November 30, 2018

Earlier this week, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, publicly released results from a DNA analysis in the form of a video. This act, seemingly in response to prodding from President Trump questioning the Senator’s alleged Cherokee Heritage, has raised many an eyebrow. According to The N...

Wait…You’re Asian?

Wait…You’re Asian?

Alison Kenaston and Emme Perencevich

October 30, 2018

When you grow up in a mixed-race household hearing many different languages, eating many different foods, and experiencing many different cultures, even many different religions, you become a blend of all these different things. For us, being American-born Asian-Europeans means that nobody quite knows...

Who Ought To Use the N-Word

Who Ought To Use the N-Word

Mariam Keita, Culture Editor

September 28, 2018

Disclaimer: This article contains language that some readers may deem offensive.  There is no situation in which non-Black people should feel comfortable using the N-word. While I am not here to tell Black people how they should interpret a word that they may have a complicated relationship with, I wil...

Crazy Middle Class Asians

Crazy Middle Class Asians

Alison Kenaston and Emme Perencevich

September 27, 2018

For most people, it’s hard to relate to the extravagant lifestyle of the multi-billionaires of Asia. The lavish houses and soap opera-like family drama comes with a price, to say the least. Regardless, it’s easy to connect with the funny and likable characters in one of the highest ranking films of...

Opinion: Nike Including Controversial Quarterback Kaepernick In Their Campaign

Opinion: Nike Including Controversial Quarterback Kaepernick In Their Campaign

Julianne Berry-Stoelzle, Reporter

September 7, 2018

Once a star quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, now left unsigned for the last year and a half, Colin Kaepernick has been struggling because of his political views. After he lead a protest by kneeling  during the national anthem against police brutality, he found that he was no longer able to f...

IC Mosque Holds Community Iftar

IC Mosque Holds Community Iftar

Mariam Keita, Culture Editor

June 17, 2018

“I think that Iowa City prides itself on being very progressive. I don’t know if that translates to creating friends of people who are different,” said Massey.

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