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The Little Hawk

The student news site of Iowa City High School

The Little Hawk

The student news site of Iowa City High School

The Little Hawk

Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony at the Extreme Arena

Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony at the Extreme Arena

Anna Gayley, Yearbook Editor June 7, 2021


Flores Construction crew working to roof a house

Immigration and Entrepreneurship

Jae Dancer, Sports editor May 24, 2021

When it comes to Flavia Flores, there's no doubt that she is achieving the American Dream. Flores immigrated from Honduras when she was 5 years old. Her family lived in several places throughout this journey...

2021 AP Research Projects

2021 AP Research Projects

Shoshie Hemley, News Editor May 21, 2021

AP Capstone is a program that has been offered at City High for four years. Students in the two-year program first take AP Seminar as juniors and then AP Research as seniors. AP Seminar focuses on secondary...

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

Colleges See a Record-High Number of Applicants for the Class of ’21

Shoshie Hemley, News Editor May 21, 2021

In 2021, UCLA received around 168,000 applications, 24% more than the year before according to their school newspaper, the Daily Bruin. They are not alone in this sudden increase of applicants, as schools...

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a law that requires Iowa schools to offer a, all in person, five day school week

Breaking News: Masks are No Longer Required in School

Kate Kueter, Video Editor May 20, 2021

Early Thursday morning, May 19, Governor Kim Reynolds signed into state law, HF 847, which states that, “school districts can no longer require students, staff, or visitors to wear masks while in school...

House File 756 Changes Gun Laws in Iowa

House File 756 Changes Gun Laws in Iowa

Rebecca Michaeli, Reporter May 18, 2021

Content warning: this story contains mention of suicide. Beginning July 1, 2021, Iowans will no longer need a permit to purchase, conceal carry, or openly carry handguns. Governor Kim Reynolds signed...

Nicole Day '21 and Laila Butler-Mills '21 walk down the red carpet at

All the Photos from Prom Under the Stars

Araminta Siegling, Reporter May 17, 2021


Photo of Thomazin Jury and her Filipino family members


Shoshie Hemley and Emily Martinez May 17, 2021

Melanie Tran Duong ‘21’s father came to Iowa City decades ago after fleeing the Vietnam War. Though he was supposed to go to City High, he instead had to attend West High because it was the only...

City Highs Final result is shown

Breaking News: City High Mock Trial Finishes Runner-Up at National Tournament

Max Berry-Stoelzle, Reporter May 15, 2021

Competing for the first time in the National High School Mock Trial Tournament, City High made the Championship round and finished runner-up.  “I can’t believe we made it this far,” Francesca...

A group of senior boys pose for a photo at prom in 2019.  Prom will be held at Bates Field in 2021.

Prom ‘Under the Stars’ Set with Fireworks, a Pony Race, $12,000 of Prizes and Free Food at Bates Field

Ruby Casella and Martin Torres May 14, 2021

Prom is happening on Saturday, May 15th  from 7-10 at Bates Field free for students with ID. Students are free to dress formally or in casual clothing and with the chance of rain there are plans that...

City High's Best Buddies club at the Friendship Walk

Best Buddies Holds Annual Friendship Walk

Greta Stanier, Features Editor May 12, 2021

Every year Best Buddies participates in a Friendship Walk, a statewide event that raises money for Best Buddies clubs. However, this year when the event was moved to a virtual setting, City High’s club...

@IAVaccineAlerts: Helping Iowans Get Their Shots

@IAVaccineAlerts: Helping Iowans Get Their Shots

Rebecca Michaeli, Reporter May 10, 2021

During times of crisis, some individuals emerge as leaders of their communities.  Brian Finley is an application developer at the University of Iowa. What took Finley from a web developer to what...

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