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One Year Out

One Year Out

Jesse Hausknecht-Brown, Features Editor

November 14, 2019

13,000 color-coordinated supporters cheered loudly as their candidates walked out to blaring music on a stage surrounded by fog machines. The Liberty and Justice Celebration in Des Moines on Friday, November 1, was a chance for 13 of the Democratic Presidential candidates to present their ideas to Iowa ...

Steve Murley Steps Down as Superintendent

Steve Murley Steps Down as Superintendent

Romey Angerer Sueppel, Reporter

November 14, 2019

After 21 years of service, the superintendent of the Iowa City Community School District, Steve Murley, will be leaving his job. His previous contract expires in 2021 and Murley has chosen to not renew it. “I asked the board not to renew the contract this time, because I'm planning on transitio...

College Board Changes AP World History to AP World History:Modern

College Board Changes AP World History to AP World History:Modern

Molly McLaughlin, Reporter

November 13, 2019

In April 2017, the College Board announced in the 2019-2020 school year there was going to be a change to AP World History. Now it is AP World History: Modern. “Instead of starting in prehistory, with the early man and everything else 40,000 years ago, we started in the year 1200,”  Judith Dic...

Dance Marathon Continues Pursuing Goals For The Kids

Dance Marathon Continues Pursuing Goals For The Kids

Alice Boerner, Reporter

November 13, 2019

In a bustling classroom each Friday morning, a group of students gather together to discuss Dance Marathon. In addition to all their schoolwork and extracurriculars, members of the club devote time to helping kids with pediatric cancer.  Members of Dance Marathon are focused on helping people and maki...

Senior Photo Deadline of December 15th Approaching

Senior Photo Deadline of December 15th Approaching

Eli Jaskolka, Reporter

November 13, 2019

Seniors who want their own senior photo in the yearbook should email [email protected]  The December 15th deadline for senior photos for the yearbook is approaching fast. Any submissions sent in past this date are not guaranteed to be in the yearbook. The photo needs to be vertica...

November Construction Update

November Construction Update

Kate Kueter and Natalie Green

November 13, 2019

With the bang of shovels and jackhammers, City enters into its fifth week of construction on its new $27-million addition. Students are beginning to see changes around the “jock lot” with the demolition of the tennis courts and the addition of a fence surrounding the construction zone. “So far...

Moments From City High’s Art Club

Moments From City High’s Art Club

Haileigh Steffen, Art Editor

November 13, 2019

  Students gather for City High's Tuesday-meeting Art Club to discuss, collaborate and work on art projects. D

One-To-One, Three Years Later

One-To-One, Three Years Later

Molly McLaughlin, Reporter

November 12, 2019

In the year 2019, every student grades 7-12 in the Iowa City Community School District is given a Chromebook (a small laptop with limited functionality). This system was adopted in the 2016-2017 school year, in an attempt to make the classroom more digital. As students have had time to adapt to a more...

Stink Bomb Detonated In City High

Stink Bomb Detonated In City High

Isaac Bullwinkle and Wolfgang Fullenkamp

November 12, 2019

Students scattered away from the first floor of City High School as a revolting smell filled its midst. A stink bomb had exploded in math teacher Stephanie McLaughlin’s Algebra 2 class. At this moment, administration is looking for the person responsible.  Ruth Meehan ‘22, a direct witness o...

City High Greenpeace Club Helps Shimek Elementary School set up a Recycling Program

City High Greenpeace Club Helps Shimek Elementary School set up a Recycling Program

Jesse Hausknecht-Brown, Features Editor

November 12, 2019

While recycling may seem routine for students at City High, many elementary schools don’t have the same recycling opportunities. City High’s chapter of Greenpeace is working with elementary schools in the district, specifically Shimek, to set up a plastic recycling program. The school has paper r...

Personal Finance Designated as Required Class

Personal Finance Designated as Required Class

Noah Bullwinkle, Reporter

November 12, 2019

The corners of the internet complaining about the lack of financial literacy in high schools have been placated. Personal Finance is, as of next school year, a required course for all students to take. “A year ago, the State Department of Education put in a new requirement that all school districts...

Seal of Biliteracy Volunteering Requirement Encourages Community Engagement

Seal of Biliteracy Volunteering Requirement Encourages Community Engagement

Mira Bohannan Kumar, Executive and Copy Editor

November 11, 2019

The Spanish and French V: Seal of Biliteracy program has begun its first year at City High. Among its differences from lower-level language courses is a volunteering requirement for students involved in the program. “We feel that one of the best experiences is having the connection to the cultu...

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