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Close to Home: The Story of Sudan

Close to Home: The Story of Sudan

Mira Bohannan Kumar and Mariam Keita

October 10, 2019

The banks were out of money and new bills were being printed at extremely high rates. There were long lines of people waiting to get bread. The people of Sudan were ready for change.

The Perfect Dessert: Apple Cider Donuts

The Perfect Dessert: Apple Cider Donuts

Jesse Hausknecht-Brown, Feature Editor

October 9, 2019

Yields 12-14 donuts, prep-time: 35 minutes, cook time: 10-12 minutes, total time: 50 minutes. Donuts 1 ½ cups reduced apple cider 2 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon apple pie spice ¼ teaspoon salt ...

How Do Students Discuss Depression?

How Do Students Discuss Depression?

Haileigh Steffen, Art Editor

October 9, 2019

Alison* swung her legs down from her newly painted pastel desk. She smiled to one side.  “I’m in preschool mentally, but physically, I guess I’m in the 10th grade. I don’t know how I got there. I really didn’t deserve it,” Alison said. Alison was wearing a bright cardigan and an arr...

Summer in Shiki

Summer in Shiki

Jesse Hausknecht-Brown, Features Editor

October 8, 2019

On the last day of classes, while other students were longing for school to get out, Rika Yahashiri ‘21 said goodbye to her friends and family, got on a plane, and flew to Japan for another two months of school. “I thought [that] going to a foreign country by myself would be beneficial for me...

The Vaping Experiment: Are We the Guinea Pigs?

The Vaping Experiment: Are We the Guinea Pigs?

Nina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos and Noah Bullwinkle

October 8, 2019

If the charger was gone, he couldn’t use his vape anymore. So Horace* flushed it down the toilet. This time he would actually quit. He had been vaping since sophomore year, and the psychological dependency he’d developed was beginning to frighten him. “I was really trying to quit, b...

Formal in the Flowers

Formal in the Flowers

Nina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos, Executive Editor

October 2, 2019

Doing It All

Doing It All

Rhys Holman, Opinion Editor

May 13, 2019

There’s a great amount of religious diversity at City High, with many different religious beliefs practiced throughout the school. It’s very common for religious students to believe different things and celebrate their religions in different ways, if they celebrate at all. But what’s less commo...

HeForShe sponsors free menstrual hygiene product initiative

HeForShe sponsors free menstrual hygiene product initiative

Mariam Keita, Culture Editor

May 11, 2019

“Personally, I don’t know how often I will remember to leave a [product] for other students. I don’t know how often individuals will participate in the taking and leaving of a [product],” said Lavezzo-Stecopoulos. “But my hope would be to eventually raise money or get the district to provide money to just facilitate [feminine hygiene products] to always be in there and then students can always help the cause."

If You See Something…Say Something?

If You See Something…Say Something?

Nina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos and Maya Durham

May 8, 2019

Kelso* is a student at City High. Like many students at City, they are vaguely aware of what mandatory reporting is, and know not to speak of “drugs and stuff.” “A lot of people just see [mandatory reporting] as ‘oh, they're going to call the cops on you if you're doing drugs,’” Kelso said....

16 and Starting College

16 and Starting College

Julianne Berry-Stoelzle and Jesse Hausknecht-Brown

May 8, 2019

While taking the ACTs, applying to college, and eventually packing up to leave home may seem like something only upperclassmen have to worry about, two City High sophomores, Morgan Shelton ‘21 and Rylie Kelley ‘21, are enjoying their last trimester of high school before leaving for college in the fall...

T-shirts and Torment

T-shirts and Torment

Alison Kenaston and Victoria Weckmann

May 8, 2019

According to The Merriam Webster Dictionary, catcalling is “a loud, sexually suggestive call or comment directed at someone publicly (as on the street).” For years, woman have been catcalled, making harassment a frequent thing to witness on the street. A sex education instructor working for the Unite...

Teen Homelessness: A Silent Struggle

Teen Homelessness: A Silent Struggle

Mariam Keita, Cecile Bendera, and Everline Bwayo

May 7, 2019

When many people picture homelessness, they conjure up images of middle-aged men with unruly beards living in shelters or out on the streets. However, being homeless does not always mean you are living on the streets.

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