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The Little Hawk

The student news site of Iowa City High School

The Little Hawk

Balloons in the main foyer as part of the 2022 senior prank

A History of Senior Pranks at City High

Anastacia Laux, A&E Editor May 25, 2022

From decorated hallways to unexpected tricks, senior pranks have been a tradition at schools across the country for decades. City High teachers recount the pranks they remember from their previous years...

This lemon blueberry loaf is the perfect treat with a mix of sweet and sour.

Food Feature: Lemon Blueberry Bread

Greta Stanier, Features Editor May 24, 2022

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup unsalted butter melted 1 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract ...

Oftentimes choosing what job to pursue is more difficult than it seems

Test Drive Your Future Career: Job Shadowing

Max Berry-Stoelzle, Sports Editor May 16, 2022

What do you want to do when you graduate? This is one of the questions that almost every person has heard during their time in high school. A survey done by researchers from multinational professional...

Nathalie Nunez 22 collects Tampon Tuesday donations from Nina Kuhlmann 25.

Tampon Tuesday

Greta Stanier, Features Editor April 20, 2022

Past the hustle and bustle of students getting to school on a Tuesday morning, a table can be found in the main foyer. This table holds an array of cookies, muffins, and other baked goods, alongside tampons,...

Students see Christianity playing a more prominent role in public schools than other religions.

Religion in Public Schools

Matisse Arnone April 18, 2022

The number of people in the United States who identify as not religious or with a nonChristian religion is increasing according to the Pew Research Center. Despite this, Christianity continues to be the...

Heidi Stalkfleet 22 prepares for her race. Photo courtesy of Heidi Stalkfleet

Mental Health in Sports: Performance Pressure

Diving into the water, Heidi Stalkfleet ‘22 swam lap after lap.  At the age of eight years old, she began participating in tough competitions, becoming accustomed to the twice-daily practices. Eventually...

People who identify as female make up a record low 28% of the highest math class at City.

9 vs 32

Rachel Marsh, Photo Editor April 15, 2022

Walk in the main doors, and head down the hallway to first period - math. In the room, the majority of seats are filled with boys, with only one girl in the class. Before the bell, in walks a second girl....

The are many queer students who feel like the stereotypes about them are not always true.

Queer Stereotypes: The Harmful Impact

Matisse Arnone April 13, 2022

Strolling through the hallway, Braeden Marker ‘23 can be spotted sporting long hair and earrings. In men, both of these things can be associated with being queer in some way. Marker says he has experienced...

Aala and Gretas Letter from the Editors

Aala and Greta’s Letter from the Editors

Greta Stanier and Aala Basheir April 5, 2022

Dear readers,  Thanks for picking up this spring’s feature mag! Aala and I are SO excited to share this issue with you. This is truly my favorite mag yet, but a bittersweet one as this is our last...

Abi Lockhart and Carrie Watson pose for National Womens History Month

Q&A: Students and Staff Talk About their Female Idols for National Women’s History Month

Anastacia Laux, A&E Editor April 4, 2022

Carrie Watson Q: For National Women’s History Month, what women do you find inspirational to you? A: I am inspired by women who are able to break through barriers because it takes a lot of courage....

Portrait of Ash Jiménez ‘22

Humans of City High: Ash Jiménez

Marina Escandell and Kaitlyn Brown March 9, 2022

Can you say your name and grade? My name is Ash Jiménez. I'm a senior. Who is your greatest inspiration? My biggest inspiration would be this family friend of mine, whose name is Bogey, and I...

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