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IC Mosque Holds Community Iftar

IC Mosque Holds Community Iftar

Mariam Keita, Culture Editor

June 17, 2018


Filed under Culture, FEATURE

“I think that Iowa City prides itself on being very progressive. I don’t know if that translates to creating friends of people who are different,” said Massey.

A Year to Learn

Bihotza James-Lejarcegui, Reporter

May 17, 2018


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Elementary school, junior high, high school, college, work, and finally retirement. The cycle of schooling and work hardly leaves room for students to take a break and focus on themselves, delve into their passions, or spend time with their families and others without the interruption and stress of ...

Staff Profile: Mary Mahaffa

Staff Profile: Mary Mahaffa

Emilia Thedens, Reporter

May 17, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, SHOWCASE

Mary Mahaffa, City High’s music secretary, has been involved in City High’s music department ever since she was in high school. “I have two children that went to City High in the music department and I did a lot of volunteering so when the position came open I let them know I was interested,”...

The Making of Real Italian Ravioli Alla Mostarda

The Making of Real Italian Ravioli Alla Mostarda

Emilia Thedens, Reporter

May 17, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, SHOWCASE

Italian Cookies with Jam

Hair Journeys: Stories of Our Crowns

Hair Journeys: Stories of Our Crowns

Mariam Keita, Culture Editor

May 15, 2018


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People style, braid, twist, and cut their hair in all kinds of ways. The freedom to change one's hair can be an important part of self-expression, as well as having a profound effect on a person's self esteem. Everyone has a story about the time that they dyed their hair bright pink in seventh grade,...

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Maria Buri, Maya Djalali, and Esti Brady

May 11, 2018


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The hallways of City High are filled with 2017 and 2018 fashion trends, from black and white Vans to colorful scrunchies. 2017 and 2018, the years of Donald Trump’s presidency, the #MeToo movement, and many natural disasters, were definitely a wild ride–and fashion did not disappoint. One of th...

Is Fortnite Destroying City High?

Is Fortnite Destroying City High?

Rhys Holman, Reporter

May 10, 2018


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In January 2018, Fortnite had over 45 million players and it’s only continuing to grow. Released July 25, 2017 by Epic Games, Fortnite has grown to be one of the most popular games of the decade. With its immense popularity, especially with teens, it raises the question of how it could affect students...

This Is Me

This Is Me

Mina Takahashi, Feature Editor

May 3, 2018


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Ever since he was nine years old, Bubba Perez has been intrigued by drag culture. He has always loved performing and grew up watching “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Over time, drag culture has flourished and through television and social media has gained popularity and support. City High’s annual Film Fest ...

Life on the FasTrac

Life on the FasTrac

Mariam Keita, Cecile Bendera, and Everline Bwayo

May 2, 2018


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Eleven years ago, one theme held true for many black students at City High: they felt isolated. FasTrac became their home away from home.   “[In FasTrac] we could come and talk about those frustrations and have hard conversations about things like race, conversations about different things like w...

Schools of Thought

Esti Brady, Maya Djalali, and Maria Buri

May 2, 2018


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To foreign exchange students Sofie Knudsen ‘18 (Demark), Paula Mompio ‘18 (Spain), Erik Lycke ‘18 (Sweden), and Matt Jones ‘19 (England), City High is anything but familiar. However, for Iowa City students, City High is a normal high school. Unlike European and Scandinavian schools, it has ma...

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