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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

Black Excellence in Business Form

Black Excellence in Business Form

Wisdom Konu, Executive and Co-Culture Editor May 24, 2024

An excerpt of Wright’s poem ‘Race’

Saphyre Wright Brings Poetry to City

Esther Puderbaugh, Executive Editor and Website Editor May 22, 2024

A self-described perfectionist with a bubbly personality, Saphyre Wright ‘24 has been writing since she was young. Wright’s inspirations for her poetry not only come from books and world events, but...

Mrs. McTaggart holds her rosary

Good Friday to Join ICCSD Holiday Calendar Next Year

Yomi Hemley, Feature Editor May 17, 2024

Good Friday is a Catholic holiday observed during the Holy Week, two days before Easter.  “We strongly believe that our Lord died for us in order for God to forgive our sins. We use the Holy Week...

In 6th grade, Sauder was the first member of his family to acquire a smartphone. Now, as a senior, his phone has been fully integrated into his life in ways that are sometimes disruptive. 

A Look Into Sleep Deprivation

Tai Caputo, Feature and Opinion Co-Editor May 13, 2024

Sebastian Sauder ‘24 was ready to go to bed when the glow of his smartphone’s screen distracted him. Just a click away were all of his grades, various to-do lists, his bank account, and his entire...

Brad Kelly became the ICCSD Restorative Justice Coordinator in 2021

“Look Past the Hurt”

Tai Caputo, Feature and Opinion Co-Editor May 10, 2024

The bell rings, signaling the end of third period at City High. As students rush into the first-floor hallway, many recognize the familiar figure of Brad Kelly, six feet, seven inches tall, substantial...

The original Statue of Liberty now sits in the main foyer

Secrets of City High: The Statue of Liberty

Lily Rantanen, Reporter May 2, 2024

For years, Lady Liberty has stood proudly in front of City High. Though much smaller than her New York counterpart, she holds the same torch in her right hand and stone tablet in her left. This statue...

Hassanatou Diallo 24 had her senior pictures taken at the City tennis courts. Photo courtesy of Hassanatou Diallo

Training in Ramadan: Inside the Lives of Muslimah Athletes

Ramatou Diallo, Reporter April 12, 2024

The Little Hawk: Do you recall the first time you’ve ever fasted? When and how was your experience?  Amal Eltayib ‘26: I remember my first time fasting in 5th grade, but only for the school day....

City’s New Holiday: Mira Cunning Invents Mr. Bacon Day

City’s New Holiday: Mira Cunning Invents Mr. Bacon Day

Lily Rantanen, Reporter April 11, 2024

When Mira Cunning ‘26 made the first edits of Mr. Bacon in Photoshop, she had no idea how far it would go. After sending her image–a graphic of Mr. Bacon in sunglasses with the caption It’s a great...

Get Ready With Us

Get Ready With Us

Catalina Armstrong and Grace Kirschling March 26, 2024

We don’t gatekeep, so here are our favorite tips and tricks for getting ready in the morning.  The key to feeling your best starts with the night before. Your first step is to get a good night...

James Patterson holds the Guinness Book of World Record for the most New York Times bestselling titles, with over 260. Photo courtesy of James Patterson

Q&A With World’s Bestselling Author James Patterson

Tai Caputo, Feature and Opinion Co-Editor March 8, 2024

James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author. He holds the Guinness Book of World Record for the most New York Times bestselling titles, with over 260. He is also a fervent believer in the importance...

Tai Caputo ‘25 is a Feature and Opinion Co-Editor for The Little Hawk

Day in the Life of an Opinion Editor

Isabella Young, Opinion Co-Editor February 28, 2024

First question, what’s the first thing you do when getting to journalism? The first thing I do when I get to journalism is say hello to people and check in with them. If I'm editing someone else’s...

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