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New Teacher Profile: Robert Wagner

New Teacher Profile: Robert Wagner

Julianne Berry-Stoelzle, Reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Now a special education teacher teaching modified classes to small groups of students at City High, Robert Wagner ‘76 first started working as a radio broadcaster for local Cedar Rapids stations such as WMT and K HAWK. After about ten years, he determined it was time to move on to a new job. “...

Student Senate Recap: Priorities Set for Fall

Student Senate Recap: Priorities Set for Fall

Mira Bohannan Kumar, Web & Copy Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under City High, NEWS

The Student Senate meeting on Wednesday, October 17 began without faculty adviser Steve Tygrett. "The world doesn't wait for Tygrett," Judith Dickson, faculty adviser, said in an indication to begin the meeting. "The first order of business is that the...Food Drive is coming around," Naomi Meurice...

There Is a Point in Showing You Care

There Is a Point in Showing You Care

Julianne Berry-Stoelzle and Kate Kueter

October 16, 2018


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After being on maternity leave for six weeks, Anna Basile came back to City High with a special surprise for her students. “I wanted to make more of a point this year of bridging the gap and to show kids that I'm thinking about them,” Basile said. While she was gone, she had pencils engraved ...

Johnson County Democrats Focus on People Before Politics at Annual Barbecue

Johnson County Democrats Focus on People Before Politics at Annual Barbecue

Phoebe Chapnick-Sorokin, Executive Editor

October 16, 2018


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Every fall, the Johnson County Democrats host a barbecue that attracts constituents from all over the county, and even throughout the state. Johnson County Supervisor Janelle Rettig has been going to the function for many years. “It’s like a big family reunion,” Rettig said. “Sometimes you only see [...

Contest in Clinton; Marching Band Takes Home Third

Contest in Clinton; Marching Band Takes Home Third

Owen Sorenson and Emme Perencevich

October 15, 2018


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Nerves were high on Saturday as the band marched their season-ending competition in Clinton, Iowa. The band performed their show titled "Jazz." The first set they ran was "Caravan," which was originally written by Duke Ellington. The second and third songs were "Afro Blue," by John Coltrane and "Echano,"...

New Teacher Profile: Ja’Korey Walker

New Teacher Profile: Ja’Korey Walker

Owen Sorenson, Reporter

October 15, 2018


Filed under City High, NEWS, SHOWCASE

Ja’Korey Walker has quickly become a favorite new-student adviser. Walker helps students with his inherent charm and down-to-earth personality. “I work with kids proactively to solve any student issues," he said, "which is basically my responsibility here, to work with kids.” Having come...

First Snow Hits Iowa City

First Snow Hits Iowa City

Owen Sorenson, Reporter

October 12, 2018


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With wind chills hitting as low as 20 degrees City High students were welcomed to winter during a 9:30 a.m. fire drill. “Yeah, you know I love snow because I love wearing sweatshirts. I couldn’t care less [about the snow]. I love the fall but I love the winter cold more," Tim Wildes '21 said. “...

Freshmen in Training to be Leaders at the Annual Wapsie Retreat

Freshmen in Training to be Leaders at the Annual Wapsie Retreat

Zoë Butler, Social Media Editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS, SHOWCASE, Slideshows

Fifty students and 10 teachers left on a bus to Coggon, for an annual leadership retreat and missed a Friday of school. The staff and students weren't ditching. They were on the YMCA Wapsie Leadership retreat, which is a trip offered to City High students every fall to induct freshmen into the "Little...

Innovating the Classroom

Innovating the Classroom

Noah Bullwinkle, Reporter

October 4, 2018


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In the last two years, educational technology has become widespread among the Iowa City Community school district. In between 2017 and 2018, students from seventh to twelfth grades were all provided with a personal Chromebook. The Iowa City Community School District’s Instructional Design Strategist...

Homecoming Royalty

Homecoming Royalty

Owen Sorenson, Reporter

October 3, 2018


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At halftime of the City High Homecoming Football game against Davenport North, the PA announced that Virginia Muturi ‘19 and Olivier Shabani ‘19 were the Homecoming queen and king. “For people who are trying to be Homecoming queen next year, I would say that they should really go out and talk t...

Student Senate Recap: Photo-Ops and HoCo Recaps

Student Senate Recap: Photo-Ops and HoCo Recaps

Mira Bohannan Kumar, Web & Copy Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under City High, NEWS

The Student Senate agenda on Wednesday, October 3 listed the first item on the agenda as a recap of events, but before the Senate began, faculty adviser Steve Tygrett gave a few words. "Before Lottie [Gidal '19] and Naomi [Meurice '19] take over, I just want to say thank you," faculty adviser Steve...

Carleton College Visits City High

Carleton College Visits City High

Henry Mildenstein, Reporter

October 2, 2018


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In recent years, Carleton College has been a popular choice among City High students who are interested in liberal arts colleges. Connor Jackson, an admissions officer at Carleton, thinks one of the factors that could lead students from City to Carleton could be the curiosity found in students at City...

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