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Summer Safe Haven

Summer Safe Haven

Nina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos and Maya Durham

February 14, 2018

Camp Wapsie, tucked away in the woods near the Wapsipinicon River, looks like it came right out of "The Parent Trap." But for many of the children who attend every summer, Camp Wapsie is much more than a camp — it's a safe haven from the anxieties, stresses, and traumas of their lives. Micah Willia...

Photos for a Cause

Photos for a Cause

Zoë Butler and Mira Bohannan Kumar

January 24, 2018

It may seem as though people–especially teens, constrained by a multitude of impediments–may be unable to help others. But students make large changes and small ones, and both can open up doors. Tatum Hills ‘18 is one of those students, taking her time to offer senior photos to students at ...

The RVAP

The RVAP

Madelyn Hix, Reporter

January 11, 2018

A phone rings in an office on Linn St. in Iowa City. “RVAP, can I help you?” A hotline worker answers the phone. Someone staffs that phone for 24 hours a day, just like in the other RVAP offices in Cedar, Johnson, Henry, Iowa, Lee, Washington, and Van Buren counties. The Rape Victim Advocacy...

In Control

In Control

Mina Takahashi, Feature Editor

December 27, 2017

Fitness has a different meaning for everyone. For some people, it is something that is either forced or avoided. For others, it comes naturally through participation in sports or other everyday physical activities. However, for Alex Pradarelli ‘18, fitness is a way to have control over something in...

Vitality

Vitality

Olivia Lusala and Zoë Butler

December 22, 2017

Empowering Through Ethnic Studies

Empowering Through Ethnic Studies

Mariam Keita, Reporter

December 22, 2017

“Slavery was not how African-Americans’ history started. Starting from an empowerment model instead of a deficit lens is really where we’re working from.”

Best Photos of 2017

Best Photos of 2017

LH Staff

December 14, 2017

30 City High Musicians Accepted Into All-State

30 City High Musicians Accepted Into All-State

Zoë Miller, A&E Editor

November 3, 2017

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

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

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

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...

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