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Never Asleep

Never Asleep

Rhys Holman and Ellis Chen

October 26, 2018

Teenagers are frequently characterized as lethargic and sleepy, which is often attributed to laziness. This is commonly manifested as students sleeping in class. While often seen as a sign of boredom or apathy towards classwork, in reality this is commonly the result not of a lack of interest, but rath...

A Piece of Me

A Piece of Me

Zoë Miller and Nina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos

October 25, 2018

When Megan Bywater ‘19 was one and a half, she achieved mobility that no one expected. With the help of braces and crutches, she walked for the first time. Since then, she has been exceeding expectations. She participates in choir and band; she loves to play games and spend time with family and frie...

Fall Flavors

Fall Flavors

Zoë Miller, Feature Editor

September 28, 2018

APPLE TURNOVERS Prep: 50 minutes Chill: 1 hour Bake 20 minutes INGREDIENTS: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup cold butter, divided 1/4 cup ice water FILLING: 1/3 cup sugar 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 medium tart apples, peeled and thinly slice...

The Urge to Steal

The Urge to Steal

Zoë Miller, Feature Editor

September 27, 2018

The first time was when she was eight. She browsed through the store alongside her family, looking over all of the items for purchase, when one bracelet caught her eye. Knowing her mother would not buy it for her, she slipped it into her pocket. That was only the beginning. “I sometimes see something and I can’t h...

The Thin Red Line

The Thin Red Line

Estella Brady, Opinion and Multimedia Editor

September 26, 2018

A horrible head rush, hitting her head on the dresser on the way down, and blacking out for two minutes. “I woke up shaking. It was probably my lowest moment. I went to the ER and I lied to them about not eating. I had been lying to everyone. The worst part was that I didn’t care about it, becau...

That’s So Gay

That’s So Gay

Nina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos, Feature Editor

September 26, 2018

Less than 10 years ago, Iowa became the third state to legalize gay marriage. In 2015, gay marriage was legalized throughout the U.S. Students at City High grew up in a radically different world than their parents, knowing what the letters LGBTQIA stood for far more often than the generations preced...

IC Mosque Holds Community Iftar

IC Mosque Holds Community Iftar

Mariam Keita, Culture Editor

June 17, 2018

“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.

Staff Profile: Mary Mahaffa

Staff Profile: Mary Mahaffa

Emilia Thedens, Reporter

May 17, 2018

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

Italian Cookies with Jam

Hair Journeys: Stories of Our Crowns

Hair Journeys: Stories of Our Crowns

Mariam Keita, Culture Editor

May 15, 2018

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

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...

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