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Student Senate Recap: Senate Maintains Decision to Abolish Gender Categories

Student Senate Recap: Senate Maintains Decision to Abolish Gender Categories

Shoshie Hemley, Opinion Editor

September 11, 2019

Today’s student senate meeting was highly anticipated by the student body after debate broke out Sunday night regarding last week’s vote to abolish gender categories. Similarly to the past two meetings, every seat in Mrs. Gibbens’ room was full. More students were present than at any prior meeti...

Student Senate Recap: Announcement From the President

Student Senate Recap: Announcement From the President

Mira Bohannan Kumar, Executive Editor

September 10, 2019

The student senate has long been charged with planning Homecoming and with organizing the voting for the Homecoming court. Last year, to contribute to City High’s leadership in welcoming individuals of all gender identities, the senate considered the issue of Homecoming court’s lack of inclusion for...

The Little Hawk Named Pacemaker Finalist

The Little Hawk Named Pacemaker Finalist

Emme Perencevich, Opinion Editor, Copy Editor, Infographic Editor

September 9, 2019

The NSPA just announced The Little Hawk as a finalist in the 2019 Pacemaker competition. "I'm so proud of our staff for doing the work, showing up, and earning this honor," Mira Bohannan Kumar '20, executive editor of the paper, said. "I hope we'll keep up the good work." Founded in 1921 the...

Congressman Loebsack Visits iJAG Class

Congressman Loebsack Visits iJAG Class

Mariam Keita, Reporter

September 6, 2019

On Wednesday morning, in a small rectangular room in an often forgotten hallway of City High, an Iowa congressman spoke to a roomful of iJAG students. While there, Congressman David Loebsack answered student-posed questions about gun control and the state of agriculture in Iowa. Lauren Darb...

Caleb “The Negro Artist” Rainey Peforms Spoken Word Poetry for Students

Caleb “The Negro Artist” Rainey Peforms Spoken Word Poetry for Students

Henry Mildenstein, News Editor

September 5, 2019

As Caleb “The Negro Artist” Rainey began his performance, he immediately engaged City High School Students with several spoken word poems about race, love, and depression. Rainey also discussed his experiences growing up black in the Midwest through his poetry. Rainey, who performed for the first time whe...

Student Senate Recap: Senate Abolishes Gender Categories For Homecoming

Student Senate Recap: Senate Abolishes Gender Categories For Homecoming

Shoshie Hemley, Opinion Editor

September 4, 2019

Similar to last week’s meeting, any latecomers to today’s student senate meeting were forced to stand near the door due to every seat in the classroom being filled. The second meeting of the year was no less lively than the first. Last week’s discussion was on potential solutions to the gendered homec...

Student Senate Recap: Homecoming Voting Changes

Student Senate Recap: Homecoming Voting Changes

Shoshie Hemley, Opinion Editor

August 28, 2019

Every seat was filled in Mrs. Gibbens’ room this morning during the student senate meeting. Any stragglers that came in had to stand by the door as they listened to student body president Mira Bohannan Kumar. It was a busy and boisterous discussion to start of the first meeting of the year. The main t...

New Birth Control Bill Passes Iowa Senate

New Birth Control  Bill Passes Iowa Senate

Esti Brady, Opinion Editor

May 31, 2019

A few weeks before the 2018 midterm elections, Governor Kim Reynolds surprised many with talk of a bill that would increase access to birth control. As a strong, self-proclaimed pro-life advocate, this came as a surprise to both her supporters and critics, and she was accused of making empty promise...

New Test Taking Policy Starts Next Year

New Test Taking Policy Starts Next Year

Owen Sorenson, Reporter

May 31, 2019

City High will be having a new retake policy for the 2019-2020 year, partially to help increase participation in AP classes. Each department will allow retakes, with each formulating a specific list of rules surrounding the conditions upon which they can occur. “I have directed all teachers/departments ...

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