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How to Make Mochi

How to Make Mochi

Lizzi Ayers, Reporter

February 3, 2017

When most Americans think of cake, they usually think of wheat flour, eggs, and chocolate frosting. However, there is one variety of cake that is a staple in Japanese culture: mochi, also known as sticky rice cake. Mochi can be sweet or savory and is used in a variety of dishes, including dango (m...

Video Game, Set, Match

Video Game, Set, Match

Rasmus Schlutter and Maya Chadwick

January 20, 2017

Miles Pei ‘18 is sweating. His eyes dart back and forth, hands twitching with anticipation, as he sets up for the final play of the game. He shifts his microphone headset up and begins to talk frantically with his teammates, debating tactics and timing, until suddenly, it's happening. With a shift of...

Women on Top: The Empowered Leading Ladies of Student Senate

Women on Top: The Empowered Leading Ladies of Student Senate

Mira Bohannan Kumar and Zoë Butler

January 12, 2017

School dances, student-run club funding, the Pantry, the annual can drive; these things are fundamental elements of City High’s internal workings – but they also take a lot of work from some very committed individuals. City High’s student body is used to Student Senate making decisions and a...

Candy Cane Oreo Truffles Recipe

Candy Cane Oreo Truffles Recipe

Bella Pittman, Ellie Evans, and Olivia DeNeice

December 16, 2016

‘Tis the season for cozy evenings in front of the warm fire, holiday music, gazing at beautiful lights with loved ones, and delicious food.  Add these candy cane oreo truffles to your list of holiday treats this season! What you'll need 36 oreos 8 oz of cream cheese, softened 16 oz white ...

Unsociable Butterflies

Unsociable Butterflies

Lucia Wagner, Executive Web Editor

December 13, 2016

Former Little Hawk Sy Butler ‘16, now at the University of Iowa, downloaded Snapchat and Facebook years ago but no longer routinely checks his accounts. He does, however, see some advantages to social media, specifically the prospect of keeping in contact with high school friends that have moved across ...

A Feminist By Any Other Name

A Feminist By Any Other Name

Lucia Wagner and Sarah Smith

December 5, 2016

Madeline Deninger ‘17 does not call herself a feminist. Growing up in Iowa City, she would often hear her classmates identifying with the term, which at the time carried no connotation with her. Following their lead, Deninger too classified herself as a feminist until the age of 15. It was not until...

Undocumented

Undocumented

Sofie Lie and Lucy McGehee

November 13, 2016

As a young child, Lazara Pittman lived in consistent, looming fear.  Her family had little food or clothing to spare; she was barred from academic achievement and neglected by peers; there was always a possibility that her parents could be imprisoned or even killed. “When you’re a little kid, those th...

Fashion Editorial: New England in Iowa

Fashion Editorial: New England in Iowa

Danielle Tang, Copy Editor

November 7, 2016

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Freedom of Speech, Interrupted

Freedom of Speech, Interrupted

Eden Knoop, Reporter

November 4, 2016

“We do not support so-called ‘trigger warnings,’ we do not cancel invited speakers because their topics might prove controversial, and we do not condone the creation of intellectual 'safe spaces’ where individuals can retreat from ideas and perspectives at odds with their own.” These wer...

Schedule One

Schedule One

Madeline Deninger, Copy Editor

November 1, 2016

This story has been updated to reflect new laws regarding medical and recreational cannabis put into place on November 8th. Margaret Gaer, a 26 year old from West Des Moines, began using hemp oil 19 months ago, but she’s suffered from Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy, almost all her ...

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