The Little Hawk

Teens Who Can’t Vote Make an Impact by Protesting and Encouraging others to Vote

Greta Stanier '23 wearing her vote mask

Jennie Gidal, Reporter

October 26, 2020

With the world at a tipping point and the upcoming presidential election on everyone’s minds, the students of City High have a unique voice to be heard. Most of the student body is under the voting age but that hasn’t stopped them from speaking out for issues they see around them. “This is ...

Mental Health During a Global Pandemic

Art by Emily Kucera

Aala Basheir and Rebecca Michaeli

October 24, 2020

In the midst of a pandemic with little structure, many students have expressed finding it challenging to adjust to the new normal. In addition to the challenges posed by new ways of learning, mental health and wellbeing can often be overlooked.  “There's nothing normal about this situation right now,” Ivr...

@ICCSD: A Space to Share Stories

Students in the Iowa City Community School District have created Instagram accounts to call out discrimination within the district.

Jesse Hausknecht-Brown, Executive Editor

October 23, 2020

For months, well-designed, color-coordinated, patterned squares flooded City High students’ Instagram feeds; however, the content of these boxes was less pleasing than their aesthetic exterior. All under similar handles, these Instagram accounts, most created in late July and early August, call out...

The Shadow Pandemic

While people all over the world battle the COVID-19 pandemic, other dangers follow in its wake.

Rebecca Michaeli

October 22, 2020

Trigger warning: domestic abuse An alarming secondary crisis lurks behind the COVID-19 pandemic most of us are familiar with. The so-called “shadow pandemic” refers to the increase in domestic abuse cases. The shadow pandemic, though not as prominent in the public consciousness as COVID-19, is...

A Long-Distance Farewell

City High Music Staff poses for a picture after All-State auditions 2019.

Rachel Meehan, A&E and Copy Editor

May 20, 2020

City High’s beloved choir director, Dr. Greg Grove, announced his retirement this year to students throughout the music department. Dr. Grove has been a colleague, mentor, and friend to countless lives throughout his time at City High. Because their farewells are unable to be said in person, below is ...

Energy Usage at City High

Recently, a pair from Americorps did an energy audit on City High's energy usage. City High is using energy in many different ways and finding ways to reduce.

Shoshie Hemley, News Editor

May 17, 2020

Recently, a pair from the Americorps visited City High in order to review their emissions and do an energy audit, which the school has not yet received. According to the ICCSD’s Climate Action plan of 2019, the ICCSD’s greenhouse gas emissions are split up by buildings and facilities, solid waste, the bus fleet, gasoline vehicles, and water usage. All these sec...

Climate Stress in Students

According to the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, one in five Americans are very worried about climate change and a majority of Americans feel helpless about the issue.

Julianne Berry-Stoelzle and Nina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos

May 16, 2020

For Avery Wilson ‘20, living with anxiety is a struggle, but over time, she has developed ways to cope. However,  when it comes to climate change, she can’t talk herself down. “Climate anxiety is hard to stop. Because for lots of things I feel anxious about, I can talk myself down and realiz...

Farming Green

With climate change and environmental concerns on the rise, farmers are starting not only to recognize their contributions to environmental degradation, but also the effects climate change has on them

Shoshie Hemley, News Editor

May 15, 2020

Iowa is a state known for farming, leading the nation in corn, soybean, pork, and egg production according to the U.S Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. In 2012, there were 30,622,731 acres of farmland in Iowa according to the Iowa Data Center.  However, according to the Nation...

Native Land

Climate change is an issue that is increasingly growing awareness, however this has been an issue for many Native Americans for years.

Shoshie Hemley and Henry Mildenstein

May 15, 2020

One of the most known aspects of Native American culture is the connection with the land and nature. However, Native Americans across Iowa, and the rest of the nation, are having to deal with the destruction of their land and the environment.   “We consider nature to be a part of us. We’re a part of natu...

The Depths of Water Pollution

The Iowa River is about 330 miles long, starting in northcentral Iowa and flowing past Iowa City on its way to the Mississippi River.

Julianne Berry-Stoelzle and Paris Fuller

May 14, 2020

Silvia Secchi often takes walks along the Iowa River with her dog Chiquita. She enjoys the fresh air, and watching the eagles, but also keeps a careful eye out for algae blooms and the water level. She worries about the contamination in the river, if the pH is too high for the fish to survive, or if ...

Culinary Club Presidents Bakes Over the Quarantine

Culinary Club Presidents Bakes Over the Quarantine

Haileigh Steffen, Reporter

April 23, 2020

What to do?... oh! What to do!? The coronavirus has created bushels of questions for students. None more pressing (for some) than how to occupy the endless hours while socially distancing. Ana Laura Leyser ‘22, however, has answered the mystery of time-occupation quite elegantly with a simple flick o...

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