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Second Hand Fashion as a Way of Limiting Waste

Second Hand Fashion as a Way of Limiting Waste

Sophia Wagner and Haileigh Steffen

March 23, 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...

AP Research Project Explores the Possible Future of Compost at City High

AP Research Project Explores the Possible Future of Compost at City High

Haileigh Steffen, Art Editor

March 22, 2020

Lizzie Ayers '20 is a City High AP Capstone student who studied what would happen if there were compost bins in the City High lunchroom. Ayers completed a week of research which included sorting and weighing trash. The second week she put out compost bins in the lunchrooms then compared the amou...

New Parking Sticker System in Upper Lot Faces Challenges

New Parking Sticker System in Upper Lot Faces Challenges

Adalie Burton, Reporter

March 13, 2020

The race to get a parking spot, on- or off-campus, is alive and well every morning as students rush to get to school early. Students hope to be early enough to occupy their favorite space before they have to park blocks away and walk from their car to get to class. “I get to school at 7:40-7:50 [a.m.], just...

Ellis Chen ’20 and Simon Weiss ’20 Continue Their Policy Debate Success With Victory at Kanellis

Ellis Chen ’20 and Simon Weiss ’20 Continue Their Policy Debate Success With Victory at Kanellis

Rhys Holman and Cole Washburn

March 13, 2020

Ellis Chen ‘20 and Simon Weiss ‘20 continued their successful season with a decisive win at the Kanellis Invitational debate tournament held at West High on February 21st. “Individually, we got fourth and 10th [speaker awards],” said Chen. “Then, as a team, we won all of the elimination debates a...

Mock Trial State Tournament Postponed

Mock Trial State Tournament Postponed

Noah Bullwinkle, Reporter

March 13, 2020

Due to the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, the mock trial state tournament has been postposed. The date will be determined at a later time. "It is unfortunate that we don't know when it's going to be," said Rhys Holman '20, an attorney on one of the teams that qualified for...

Coronavirus Update: University of Iowa Moves Classes Online and City High Changes Lunchroom Rules

Coronavirus Update: University of Iowa Moves Classes Online and City High Changes Lunchroom Rules

Jesse Hausknecht-Brown, Feature's Editor

March 11, 2020

The University of Iowa announced that they will move to online classes, starting March 23 and through at least April 3, due to concerns about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. This will follow their spring break, which starts on March 16.  On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization announced tha...

City High Mock Trial Makes History with Multiple Teams Qualifying for State

City High Mock Trial Makes History with Multiple Teams Qualifying for State

Julianne Berry-Stoelzle, Sports Editor

March 10, 2020

Cheers erupted from the City High mock trial team as the results of the regional tournament were announced. Lots of hugging and laughter ensued, as three of the four City High teams qualified for the state tournament. “The moment that they said our team name and we heard that we were going to state,...

Wall Street Experiences Sudden Drop

Wall Street Experiences Sudden Drop

Jack Carrell, Reporter

March 10, 2020

When markets opened on Monday, March 9, the Dow Jones saw its worst single-day drop since the recession of 2008. At the opening, the Dow fell over 2,000 points, so quickly that it triggered a 15 minute halt in trading, according to Reuters. “I think it is just trying to calm down emotions,” economics teacher Steve Dodge pointed out. “People start seeing things...

Best Buddies Annual Friendship Ball

Best Buddies Annual Friendship Ball

Nathalie Nunez and Aala Basheir

March 10, 2020

This year's annual Best Buddies Friendship Ball was held at West High School on March 7.  Associate and Peer buddies arrived at West High at 7:00 pm accompanied by the University of Iowa’s program.  “I was shocked that everyone was so inclusive. I don’t think anyone was ever left out,” Kimberly ...

BREAKING NEWS: ICCSD Suspends Spring Break Trips Abroad in Response to COVID-19 Worries

BREAKING NEWS: ICCSD Suspends Spring Break Trips Abroad in Response to COVID-19 Worries

Jack Carrell and Shoshie Hemley

March 6, 2020

Following recent developments with the COVID-19 virus (also known as the Coronavirus), all school-funded international trips have been postponed.  According to the Cleveland Clinic, "most people who contract the virus will have mild symptoms and can recover on their own at home. But people over ...

Biden Wins Big on Super Tuesday While Sanders Wins California

Biden Wins Big on Super Tuesday While Sanders Wins California

Jack Carrell, Reporter

March 5, 2020

Joe Biden had a surprise set of victories on Super Tuesday. Biden failed to get substantial fundraising and had not won a single state until South Carolina. Many pollsters and analysts had predicted Biden would have a strong showing on Tuesday, but few had predicted his performance. The former Vice-Pr...

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