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The student news site of Iowa City High School

The Little Hawk

The student news site of Iowa City High School

The Little Hawk

The Little Hoax: Horoscopes for February 16

The Little Hoax: Horoscopes for February 16

Lily Rantanen, Reporter February 16, 2024

Aries: This is your week for success. Try underwater basket weaving–you might find a hidden talent. Taurus: Don’t watch any basketball games. You’ll only be disappointed when your team can’t...

Kaj Larsen ‘25 after a debate tournament. Photo courtesy of Larsen

STUDENT PROFILE: Kaj Larsen

Ethan Lalumiere, Reporter January 25, 2024

A young Kaj Larsen ‘25 walks into room 3106 after school early on in his freshman year here at City. He’s here for the first debate meeting of the year after signing up at the club fair. “It started...

Furry Friends for the Winter

Furry Friends for the Winter

Yomi Hemley and Rosangel Flores-Rubio December 15, 2023

From bikes to shoes, to electronics, parents search for the perfect gift to give their kids this upcoming holiday season. And as the holiday season approaches, many families look towards animal shelters...

Claudia Lusala ‘24 with her Congolese dad and white mom. Photo courtesy of Lusala

Mixed Up

Yomi Hemley, Feature Co-Editor December 14, 2023

Biracial teens at City High not only question their identity from an outsider’s point of view but often ask those same questions themselves. With being mixed comes a unique sense of identity and perception...

Winter Trends

Winter Trends

Wisdom Konu, Executive Editor and Culture Co-Editor December 13, 2023

Lili Moessner, Grace Kirschling, Catalina Armstrong, and Diego Loria-Eivins ‘24 smile with chai tea sugar cookies

LH Recipe: Chai Tea Sugar Cookies

Esther Puderbaugh, Website Executive, A&E Editor, and Social Media Co-Editor December 12, 2023

Recipe adapted from Taylor Swift’s chai tea sugar cookie recipe. As the resident baker of the journalism room, I have been making this version of Taylor Swift’s famous chai tea cookies for my fellow...

LH Staff Profile: Esther Puderbaugh

LH Staff Profile: Esther Puderbaugh

Hattie Conover, Feature Co-Editor December 11, 2023

6th grader Esther Puderbaugh dips her head to bow to the audience, her arms resting on the shoulders of surrounding actors. She sees camera flashes throughout the Opstad Auditorium as City High School...

Pulitzer Prizewinning author Jane Smiley is on the list of banned authors in Iowa high schools. Photo courtesy of Smiley

Q&A With Pulitzer Prizewinning Banned Author Jane Smiley

Tai Caputo, Opinion Co-Editor December 6, 2023

Jane Smiley is the Pulitzer-Prizewinning author of 17 novels, two collections of short fiction, five nonfiction books, and eight books for young adults. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts...

Photo Courtesy of Amy Kurzweil

Q&A With New Yorker Cartoonist Amy Kurzweil

Tai Caputo, Opinion Co-Editor November 27, 2023

You have a job that many people dream of having: you are a cartoonist for the New Yorker and you have also published two graphic novels. Did you always think you would become a cartoonist?  No, I thought...

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