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Lily Manning Sells Jewelry to Pay for College Applications

Lily Manning Sells Jewelry to Pay for College Applications

Zoë Butler and Mira Bohannan Kumar

December 12, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, NEWS

While college tuition is a well-known cost for young people today, another expense that isn’t as widely acknowledged is the fee for simply applying for college. For students who apply to the recommended number of schools, costs of application can add up quickly, ranging in the hundreds of dollars. Lil...

30 City High Musicians Accepted Into All-State

30 City High Musicians Accepted Into All-State

Zoë Miller, A&E Editor

November 3, 2017


Filed under A & E, Music

Silence immediately settled over the room as the lists naming those accepted were carried into the gym. Everyone flocked to one wall, watching as they were unfurled. The air was saturated with tension. Then all the emotions that had been held in were released in waves of responses as students began ...

To Take a Knee: The Dividing Decision

To Take a Knee: The Dividing Decision

Reese Hill and Nina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos

November 3, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Politics, Showcase

In the electrically charged student section, a voice rings through the speakers: “All rise for the national anthem.”  The majority of students lift themselves from the bleachers.  A small cluster near the front of the pack kneels solemnly, heads ducked, silent -- the group of students behind t...

Making the Cut

Making the Cut

Maya Durham and Veronica Abreu

November 2, 2017


Filed under FEATURE

While the hashtag #MeToo is trending globally to raise awareness about sexual assault, Iowa City has been experiencing its own reawakening to the issue. Following the release of a list ranking young women by letter grades at West High School, high school students across the district have been prompted...

Escape from Reality

Escape from Reality

Mina Takahashi, Feature Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Showcase

Deep breathing, calm music, and an instructor’s soothing voice fill the library each Monday as teachers gather for a de-stressing yoga session, an idea started by English teacher Mandy Sotillo. “I was talking with Kelli Jackson, one of my instructors at Zenden, about how a lot of my co-workers...

Hungry for Halloween

Hungry for Halloween

Lindy Rublaitus, Reporter

October 30, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Multimedia, Showcase

Black Cat Cake Ingredients: 2 boxes of red velvet cake mix 2 16 oz canisters of black frosting 1 bag of black colored chocolate Cake pop sticks   Instructions: Bake both boxes of red velvet cakes into 3 separate pans. Let cakes cool and level. Place one cake on a cake stand a...

Feature Editors Carve Pumpkins

Feature Editors Carve Pumpkins

Lindy Rublaitus, Reporter

October 26, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Multimedia, VIDEO, VIDEO

Maya Durham '19 and Mina Takahashi 18' carve pumpkins together as they look back on their Halloween memories.

The Mirrors We Need

The Mirrors We Need

Maya Durham, Executive Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under FEATURE

Mariam Keita ‘20 has never seen herself in a teacher. Keita, who self-identifies as a first-generation Gambian-American Muslim, said she could count on one hand the amount of interactions she’d had with a black teacher or administrator. “Having a good teacher is always going to be a pr...

Unbelieva – bowl

Unbelieva – bowl

Lottie Gidal, News Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, FOOD, Showcase

Something about the aesthetic of food served in a bowl is always appealing, and here you can eat a whole meal just by doing that.          ...

Violation or Not?

Violation or Not?

Mina Takahashi, Feature Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Showcase

Where Are They Now?

Where Are They Now?

Orson Codd, Gabe Baird, and Olivia Baird

September 7, 2017


Filed under FEATURE

Bill Theobald is a City High School graduate, class of '75, who now works as a western correspondent for USA Today. He has worked for four different newspapers over 35 years. He has been an investigative reporter, statehouse bureau chief, and a Washington editor. The Little Hawk: How do you like Washington, ...

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