The Little Hawk

Campaign Season Opens

Campaign Season Opens

Victor Kalil, Executive Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Monday, April 23rd, the presidential and vice-presidential campaign season for the 2018-2019 school year opened. The juniors running are as follows. President: Eli Anderson Olivia Baird Maya Durham Lottie Gidal Vice President: Ama Basan John Geerdes Naomi Meurice Students w...

Youth Rising Takes The Stage For Gun Control

Youth Rising Takes The Stage For Gun Control

Lindy Rublaitus, Reporter

April 23, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Dancers, poets, and activists have been working since July on a dance and spoken-word performance based on political problems around gun control called Youth Rising. 5th-12th-graders from around the Iowa City Community School District took over Opstad Auditorium during the first three periods on April...

Student Senate Recap: Attendance Low, Spirits High

Student Senate Recap: Attendance Low, Spirits High

Mira Bohannan Kumar, Copy & Opinion Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under City High, NEWS

The Student Senate meeting on Wednesday, April 18 began with a reminder for candidates for Senate president and vice president to submit their declarations of candidacy by April 19. The campaign period will begin on Monday, April 23rd, and the elections will be held on May 11th. Senate adviser Steve...

Dr. Terence Roberts Visits City High

Dr. Terence Roberts Visits City High

Alison Kenaston and Paris Fuller

April 17, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Students gathered in Opstad Auditorium on April 6th to watch a historical figure who helped the civil rights movement: Dr. Terrence Roberts, a member of the Little Rock Nine. They were the nine African-American students who started the 1957 school year at an all-white and previously segregated schoo...

The Little Hawk Wins 13 State Championship Awards and Named IHSPA News Team of the Year Finalist

The Little Hawk Wins 13 State Championship Awards and Named IHSPA News Team of the Year Finalist

Zoë Butler, Web Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Racking up 158 points IHSPA's annual spring contest, the Little Hawk staff have qualified as 2018 News Team of the Year finalist. "It's so exciting to see our work recognized like this," said Opinion and Copy Editor Mira Bohannan Kumar '20. "It gives real legitimacy to both our writing and our journalism...

Mina Takahashi Wins Iowa Journalist of the Year

Mina Takahashi Wins Iowa Journalist of the Year

Emme Perencevich, Reporter

April 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

At the age of seven Mina Takahashi decided she wanted to be a writer. At the age of seventeen she was named the best high school journalist in the state of Iowa. "Mina worked very very hard on her journalism portfolio website that showcased her amazing body of work," Jonathan Rogers, Little Haw...

Film Fest Update: Hosts Chosen, Submissions Due

Film Fest Update: Hosts Chosen, Submissions Due

Nina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos and Reese Hill

April 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The art club watched as City students showcased their talents in the Little Theatre on an unusually cold April afternoon, hoping to be the 2018 City High Film Fest host. Many students auditioned with prepared monologues and sporadically improvised with a single prompt on April 3rd. Afterwards the art...

Ukulele Club off to a Strumming Start

Ukulele Club off to a Strumming Start

Mariam Keita, Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Do you still have an old ukulele lying around from that family trip to Hawaii? Lucky for you, Ukulele Club is looking for new members. "This club  is for ukulele players who want to join and be a part of a community that includes other ukulele players." The club's founder, Jazsmine Vanpelt '20 said....

Seeking New Moves

Seeking New Moves

Paris Fuller and Alison Kenaston

April 11, 2018


Filed under NEWS

On Friday April 6th, the City High dance team held auditions for the upcoming season under the leadership of Coach Barbie Kopp, who has now been directing the dance team for 11 years. “I’m looking for technique [in new members], their execution, and stage presence,” Kopp said. “I’m looking fo...

Prom Tickets On Sale and New Absence Policy Set

Prom Tickets On Sale and New Absence Policy Set

Liam Nicholson, Reporter

April 10, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Prom this year, themed after Francis Scott Fitzgerald’s famous work, “The Great Gatsby,” will occur on May 5th. Tickets will begin to be sold on April 20th. If students have three or more unexcused absences in a class or 10 or more unexcused tardies in all of your combined classes for third...

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