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Food Feature – Lemon Cranberry Bars

Food Feature - Lemon Cranberry Bars
January 20, 2021

  These cranberry lemon layered bars are perfect for any occasion. A smooth sheet of tart lemon sits on top of a layer of sweet cranberries with a bed of crumbly crust. These treats melt in the...

Northside News

Tommy June Simmons '25 and Joanna Galluzzo '25 created a neighborhood newspaper during the COVID-19 pandemic.
December 23, 2020

After the coronavirus temporarily put a halt to classes in March, two South East Junior High students felt like something was missing. Joanna Galluzzo ‘25 and Tommy June Simmons ‘25 wanted to do something...

Endometriosis. A vantage point into the silent struggle for women’s health funding

One in ten women in their child bearing years endure endometriosis' painful effects.
December 22, 2020

“Around 4 am I woke up because I thought I had a stomach ache. For about an hour, I rolled around trying to ignore the pain, finally, I got up and went to the bathroom for painkillers. As soon as...

The Youth Vote

City High students were among the youth voters who saw a record-breaking turnout during the 2020 November election.
The November 2020 election saw a record breaking turnout for youth voters this year. City High students were among the young people to participate in this historic election.
December 18, 2020

William Hinton ‘21 was not going to vote. He decided he would walk to Alexander Elementary on the afternoon of November 3 and register at his polling place. Hinton was one of many young people who participated...

Día de los Muertos

According to students, Día de los Muertos representation is lacking, often leading uneducated people to believe the holiday is about death rather than the celebration of life.
December 10, 2020

As many began to prepare for the holiday seasons with celebrations such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, many Hispanic, Mexican, and Latinx people from the U.S and Mexico, were eager to celebrate Día de...

New Guidance Counselor: Maureen Beran

New Guidance Counselor Maureen Beran
November 8, 2020

In a school year filled with chaos, communication with teachers and staff is of utmost importance for students to be able to help maintain an organized and balanced livelihood. This is the case for Maureen...

Teens Who Can’t Vote Make an Impact by Protesting and Encouraging others to Vote

Greta Stanier '23 wearing her vote mask
October 26, 2020

With the world at a tipping point and the upcoming presidential election on everyone’s minds, the students of City High have a unique voice to be heard. Most of the student body is under the voting age...

Mental Health During a Global Pandemic

Art by Emily Kucera
October 24, 2020

In the midst of a pandemic with little structure, many students have expressed finding it challenging to adjust to the new normal. In addition to the challenges posed by new ways of learning, mental health...

@ICCSD: A Space to Share Stories

Students in the Iowa City Community School District have created Instagram accounts to call out discrimination within the district.
October 23, 2020

For months, well-designed, color-coordinated, patterned squares flooded City High students’ Instagram feeds; however, the content of these boxes was less pleasing than their aesthetic exterior. All under...

The Shadow Pandemic

While people all over the world battle the COVID-19 pandemic, other dangers follow in its wake.
October 22, 2020

Trigger warning: domestic abuse An alarming secondary crisis lurks behind the COVID-19 pandemic most of us are familiar with. The so-called “shadow pandemic” refers to the increase in domestic abuse...

A Long-Distance Farewell

City High Music Staff poses for a picture after All-State auditions 2019.
May 20, 2020

City High’s beloved choir director, Dr. Greg Grove, announced his retirement this year to students throughout the music department. Dr. Grove has been a colleague, mentor, and friend to countless lives...

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