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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...

A Year to Learn

Bihotza James-Lejarcegui, Reporter

May 10, 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 ...

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...

Springing Into Spring

Springing Into Spring

Alison Kenaston, Reporter

April 11, 2018


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Sons of Guns

Sons of Guns

Eden Knoop, Opinion Editor

April 9, 2018


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“I ’m ecstatic for April 19th,” Joshua O’Connor allegedly wrote in a private journal. The reason: On April 19th, 2018, O’Conner, an 18-year-old, planned on massacring his classmates at ACES High School in Everett, Washington. April 20th, the day after O’Connor planned to shoot up the sch...

Hear My Voice Program Tunes Up Students’ Skills

Hear My Voice Program Tunes Up Students’ Skills

Mira Bohannan Kumar, Copy & Opinion Editor

April 4, 2018


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Many music programs at City High are established programs with established styles of music, and they rarely change to compensate for individual needs. In contrast, Dr. Beth Ackerson is currently teaching the new Hear My Voice program, which strives to accommodate students’ unique skill levels and prefere...

City High Interact Visits “Hill of the Bumblebees”

City High Interact Visits “Hill of the Bumblebees”

Bihotza James-Lejarcegui, Reporter

March 29, 2018


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Through the rain, five City high schoolers sat in a van as they drove to their next location–an orphanage. High up in the mountains and surrounded by clouds, they made their way around winding roads and looked out the window at colorful houses and waterfalls. These five high schoolers accompa...

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