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Culinary Club Discusses Plans for City High Recipe Book Fundraiser

Club members bake during culinary club.

Haileigh Steffen, Video Editor

October 27, 2020

Culinary Club met this Tuesday to discuss plans for a school recipe book fundraiser. According to the club presidents, the plans for springtime annual fundraising were canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. To combat low funds, president Ana Laura Leyser ‘22 suggested compiling faculty and student r...

Students Around the Globe Move to Online Education

Isaac Miller '23 works at his computer during online classes.

Julius Perez, Reporter

October 27, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a new way of schooling for students around the globe, including the students of City High School. The use of Zoom for class between teachers and students enrolled in the online program within the ICCSD has produced these questions: Should students have their cameras on ...

Good Morning City High

Picture of City High's Front

Haileigh Steffen and Noah Pavelich

October 23, 2020

Spirit Week Sees Some Changes due to Pandemic ~ City High Football Defeats Ottumwa to Move on to the Next Round of the Playoffs ~ City High Volleyball Postseason Begins ~ Athlete Spotlight: Heidi Stalkfleet '22 ~  University of Iowa Swim Cancelled ~ Little Women Cast Announced

Iowa City Businesses Adapt to the Pandemic

The storefront of Yotopia Frozen Yogurt, a local woman-owned business in Iowa City.

Aala Basheir and Shoshie Hemley

October 23, 2020

Living in Iowa City, one might hear the term “support small businesses” used often. With the ongoing pandemic and the recent opening of large corporations downtown, small businesses have expressed having difficulty keeping up with past sales.  “Our entire world has turned upside down in six months. I'm tr...

Political Campaigns: The New Normal

Signs for the Republican and Democratic Nominee for Iowa Senate.

Rebecca Michaeli

October 22, 2020

As November 3 approaches, political campaigns are at their highest momentum and intensity. Because of a worldwide pandemic that is unceasing, organizing and encouraging voters to use their voice looks different than years past. The digital world has become a reality for so many, with virtual workspaces...

Everything There is to Know about the ICCSD Lawsuit Against the State

The Iowa City School District building on Dodge St.

Rachel Marsh, Photo Editor

October 22, 2020

Not only is the world about to enter the eighth month of a global pandemic, but the West Coast of the United States is burning with forest fires, and the U.S. is entering a presidential election. All while locally, the decisions over how to handle school and COVID-19 change constantly. Decision after deci...

They Had Time: Hobbies in the Time of COVID-19

Art by Sophia Wagner

Sophia Wagner, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 22, 2020

This summer, City High teacher Lynsey Barnard was scrolling on Twitter when she happened upon a video of a disc golf player. Aware of the impact COVID-19 would have on her summer, Barnard wanted to pick up a new hobby to keep her busy. She mentioned it briefly to a friend and has since spent three days ...

Standardized Testing During a Global Pandemic

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

Shoshie Hemley, News Editor

October 21, 2020

As Rika Yahashiri ‘21 walked into Ottumwa high school, there was a sign on the door with a list of symptoms asking all students to wear a mask. Once she entered, she was to confirm she didn’t have any of the symptoms on the list. This is an experience many students across the country are facing a...

City High Homecoming Altered by Covid-19

Spirit days consisted of pajamas, and the theme of Wacky Tourist.

Emme Perencevich, Copy, opinion, and infographic editor

October 21, 2020

During a normal school year, the homecoming dance, parade, and football game would have all already happened. This school year is different. Most years the band would have spent the few weeks leading up to homecoming practicing for the parade and halftime show. Most years, the football team wouldn...

City Goes Back to School

Hybrid students in class wearing masks and sitting socially distanced.

Adalie Burton, Reporter

October 19, 2020

Students and teachers from all the high schools in the district are working together to make online schooling work. Students might have English with a teacher from West High one period, and math with a City High teacher the next. Classmates come from all three schools, leaving little room for school ...

Meet The Coach: Elizabeth Bennet

Debate coach Elizabeth Bennet

Araminta Siegling, Reporter

October 19, 2020

 Elizabeth Bennet, one of City High’s debate coaches, is a student at the University of Iowa studying medical anthropology. She wants to get a master’s degree in public health, and then focus on epidemiology. Bennet has been coaching high school policy debate for three years. She has worked wit...

Spirit Week Sees Some Changes due to Pandemic

Maha Mohamed 22’ dressed up in onesie for pajama day during Spirit Week 2019.

Max Berry-Stoelzle, Reporter

October 18, 2020

Students coming to school in their pajamas, wearing crazy hats, or dressing up to the theme of country vs frat, has become a regular occurrence during Spirit Week. Despite COVID-19, Student Senate plans to continue this annual tradition at City High. However, there will be some changes. The most no...

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