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What’s Going on with Prom

What's Going on with Prom

Paris Fuller, News Editor

May 28, 2020

This year, the magic of prom has been put on hold. The theme was supposed to be Casino Royale. The night would have been May 2. Instead of celebrating with friends, students will be staying at home with their families. “I was really looking forward to this. I had my dress picked out and I knew w...

What’s Going on with Credits

What's Going on with Credits

Paris Fuller, News Editor

May 28, 2020

After Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds directed schools to be closed for the remainder of the school year, the Iowa City Community School District is bringing learning opportunities to the houses of students through online classes which began April 27.  “I think online classes are good. I mean what else are we gonn...

Spring Construction Update: School closing does not effect construction

Arial view of the construction zone.

Kate Kueter, Video Editor

May 25, 2020

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the closing of schools, construction at City High has not stopped. Driving by City High, one can see big cranes in the right corner of the school. Even though the school year ending may be disappointing for some students, it has allowed the construction project to mov...

Around the World with COVID-19

Around the World with COVID-19

Aala Basheir and Rebecca Michaeli

May 20, 2020

An outbreak of an unfamiliar disease appeared in China in December 2019. By March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization characterized the outbreak as a pandemic. As of May 4, 2020, there have been over 3.5 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus worldwide. According to the Johns Hopkins Coronaviru...

Healthcare During COVID-19

Infographic by Emme Perencevich

Emme Perencevich, Opinion, copy, and infographic editor

May 19, 2020

In Iowa, the number of COVID-19 cases is roughly doubling every five weeks, with about five hundred cases every day. As of right now, Iowa has yet to reach its predicted peak. That means that the number of cases will continue to increase until it does so. “‘Flattening the curve’ is an epidemio...

College Admissions During COVID-19

How college admissions and standardized testing will be different for the class of 2021 because of COVID-19.

Jesse Hausknecht-Brown and Shoshie Hemley

May 19, 2020

The college admission process can be a scary and stressful time for juniors around the country no matter what, however, the class of 2021 is feeling extra pressure as standardized tests are getting canceled and education moves online.  “Personally, I am worried that I won't be able to take the ACT...

Iowa U.S. Senate Race

Cece Sileo '21, Kimberly Graham and Graham's campaign volunteers and staffers

Jesse Hausknecht-Brown, Feature Editor

May 18, 2020

On June 2, 2020, Iowans will be able to head to the polls to vote in the primaries of the United States Senate election for the Iowa seat currently held by Joni Ernst (R), who was first elected in 2014. There are five Democratic candidates running for the seat: Theresa Greenfield, Kimberly Graham, ...

Graduation Updates

Graduation plans remain up in the air as COVID-19 cancels many events

Shoshie Hemley, News editor

May 17, 2020

With the many cancellations happening due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the landmark events for many seniors that is still in question is the graduation for the class of 2020.  “It's so frustrating to come so close to the culmination of everything I've been working for. It's also just jarrin...

Online Music Lessons

Callista Robertson '22 practices piano at her home.

Sophia Wagner, Reporter

May 15, 2020

Callista Roberston ‘22 shuts her clarinet case, however, she doesn’t place it in her band locker as she usually does. Instead, she places it on a chair next to her desk. Robertson is the first chair clarinet in City High School’s Symphony Band. Due to the COVID-19 quarantine, Callista has been c...

City High Closes its Doors Due to COVID-19

City High is just one of the schools in Iowa that has had to shut its doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Shoshie Hemley, news editor

May 15, 2020

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced on April 17 that Iowa schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year. It was announced in early March, before spring break, that schools would remain closed till April 13th. Three weeks after spring break, however, with the rise of COVID-19 cases in I...

AP Exams Shift to Accommodate COVID-19 Challenges

AP students can find more information about exam changes on the College Board website.

Haileigh Steffen, Art Editor

April 23, 2020

The College Board announced early this month that they will be changing the format of the 2020 AP exams in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The test will be shortened to 45 minutes and students will be able to take them at home either electronically or on a paper copy. Other changes include changing ...

Second Hand Fashion as a Way of Limiting Waste

Second Hand Fashion as a Way of Limiting Waste
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Sophia Wagner and Haileigh Steffen

April 22, 2020

Every year, $400 billion worth of clothing fills landfills, where it can sit for more than one-hundred and fifty years. Not to mention the production of clothing emits around 1.7 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year.  Is there a better option to wasteful fast fashion? Mary Cate Pugh ‘23, Fait...

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