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The Little Hawk

The student news site of Iowa City High School

The Little Hawk

The student news site of Iowa City High School

The Little Hawk

Flores Construction crew working to roof a house

Immigration and Entrepreneurship

Jae Dancer, Sports editor May 24, 2021

When it comes to Flavia Flores, there's no doubt that she is achieving the American Dream. Flores immigrated from Honduras when she was 5 years old. Her family lived in several places throughout this journey...

Library cart filled with recently check-out books.

What a difficult year has taught us about reading

Haileigh Steffen, Video Editor May 22, 2021

City High librarians and language arts teachers agree that students may be reading more than in previous years. The change could be due to a combination of new additions to the book library checkout platform...

Art by Aala Basheir

Autism Awareness/Acceptance

Aala Basheir May 18, 2021

In 2007 the United Nations declared April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day. Since then, the movement has grown exponentially, bringing light to the question of what true allyship is. City High Special Education...

These buttermilk biscuits are flaky and flavorful - perfect for any occasion.

Food Features: Buttermilk Biscuits

Jesse Hausknecht-Brown, Executive Editor May 15, 2021

These buttery, flavorful buttermilk biscuits are the perfect accessory to any meal. Flaky layers are created by carefully kneading the dough and folding cold butter shards into the flour mixture. Rich...

Assistant Principal Natalee Swan poses for a photo. Art by Haileigh Steffen.

Women of City High

Kate Kueter, Video Editor March 25, 2021

This time of year can bring many joys to people, especially those who observe the Christmas holiday. Though for those who do not celebrate Christmas, the holiday season can create a feeling of isolation.

Not In Season

Rebecca Michaeli and Aala Basheir March 17, 2021

A lack of representation of minority religions As the late weeks of December are approaching, many are gearing up for the Holidays. Stores are filled with people, houses covered in lights and decorations....

The NESTT staff held an open house where they showed a variety activities that they offer

NESTT: New Mental Health Resources at City High

Jesse Hausknecht-Brown and Aala Basheir February 22, 2021

With a pandemic, political turmoil, and a different way of going to school, the topic of mental health has been more relevant than ever in the high school community. From increased surveys about the quality...

Opting to self-produce music is incredibly easy. But making a career out of it is harder than ever.

The Ethics of Your Indie Music Streaming

Haileigh Steffen and Araminta Siegling February 18, 2021

Tucked between thick forests of sugar maple trees is the undisturbed town of Ballston Spa. Just twenty-five miles from Albany, the town is surprisingly famous for its size, drawing attention to its historic...

Humanize My Hoodie founders and friends, Andre Wright and Jason Sole, pose wearing Humanize My Hoodie apparel.

HUMANIZE MY HOODIE: Behind the Brand

Aala Basheir and Rebecca Michaeli February 18, 2021

In the peak of summer 2020, as Black Lives Matter protests were in full swing, many brands began taking an oath to do their part in protecting Black Indigenous people of color. One organization in particular,...

Teenagers have been flocking towards social media platforms during the pandemic as a way to find a social connection that they are missing out on due to isolation during the pandemic

GenZ, Social Media, Internet Spaces, and a Pandemic

Jesse Hausknecht-Brown, Executive Editor February 6, 2021

Avery Provorse ‘24 feels like it is easy to get sucked into her phone for hours on end. She ends up procrastinating school work, having trouble paying attention in class, and getting tasks done. This...

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