The Little Hawk

Teacher Appreciation: Ms. Smith

Stacie Smith smiling as she takes a selfie in front of her fireplace.

Caroline House, Reporter

May 19, 2020

Freshman year is extremely stressful, from meeting new people to trying not to get trampled in the halls, but Ms. Smith makes it all the easier.  If a student is lucky enough to have Ms. Smith as an Earth and Space science teacher, they surely won’t be disappointed. Every class is different, but mos...

Teacher Appreciation: Mr. Kowbel

Mike Kowbel directing the City High band during a concert.

Caroline House, Reporter

May 19, 2020

This is Mr. Kowbel’s first year at City High and hopefully not his last. Mr. Kowbel teaches Freshman Concert band and Wind Ensemble. He is one of the people that makes not just the music department, but City High in general, fun to be at.  Band with Mr. Kowbel is one of my favorite classes, partially du...

Garlic Mustard Invasion in Iowan Forests

Up close photo of Garlic Mustard showing structure of flower, stem, and leaf.

Jae Dancer, Reporter

May 17, 2020

Whether you’re cleaning up your yard, hunting for morels, or just going for a hike in the woods there's no doubt that you’ve seen garlic mustard infesting Iowa forests.  Garlic Mustard, originally introduced from Europe, was identified as a species in North America in 1999 and by 2000 was offic...

Democrats: Now You Have to Vote for Joe Biden

Why voting for Joe Biden in the general election is essential for democrats to beat Donald Trump

Jesse Hausknecht-Brown, Feature Editor

May 17, 2020

Not long ago, the world watched as 12 Democratic presidential candidates gathered in Westerville, Ohio for the largest ever democratic debate. Now democrats are left with one candidate, the safe choice, the predator: Joe Biden. This is Biden’s third time running for president; the first time was i...

Vote at 16?

Jesse Hausknecht-Brown ‘21 and Adalie Burton ‘23 go head to head about whether the voting age should be lowered.

May 16, 2020

A Career Well Lived – Dr. Grove Retires

Dr. Grove directs the Little Hawk Singers choir at the choir department's winter concert.

May 16, 2020

 For years, Dr. Greg Grove has been a role model in the choir department for many students. Now, he is retiring after 41 years of teaching all together. Amidst the coronavirus, a formal goodbye is not possible.  “I really think it's that tired old saying that goes, "if you love your job, you ...

Shielding for Society

Art by  Haileigh Steffen

Emme Perencevich, Copy, opinion, and infographic editor

May 15, 2020

In the middle of a pandemic, the most important thing to do is to prevent the spread of the disease. While that may seem obvious, there are first several problems which need to be addressed: the people outright denying the existence of the disease; the protests against the “slavery” of social dis...

Teacher Appreciation: Dr. Grove

Dr. Grove bowing to crowd following a performance

Jae Dancer, Reporter

May 12, 2020

With his quirky sense of humor, grandfatherly-type wisdom, and patients for teaching 60 teens to sing daily, Dr. Grove, ‘choir teacher, has made choir a favorite class of mine since freshman year. I remember one day earlier this year, I had just done poorly on an Ap-Government exam. I thought “wo...

Coronavirus Conspiracies

Infographic by Emme Perencevich

Jack Carrell, Reporter

May 5, 2020

They’re impossible to avoid: tweets and Reddit threads about how COVID-19 is being spread by 5G cellular towers. Or that the virus is the result of work in a bioweapon laboratory. But why are these baseless conspiracy theories everywhere, and how come no one can convince those people that they are not ...

Joe Biden: The Electability Trap

Is Joe Biden truly the most electable candidate? Or could that thinking lead to general election struggles?

Rhys Holman, Executive Website Editor

March 6, 2020

With Elizabeth Warren recently dropping out, it means that the Democratic primary for president of the United States is down to two viable candidates: Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. While Sanders has mostly focused on ideas and trying to inspire more voters, Biden’s main pitch has been a return to norm...

Marching Band Should Count as a Sport

Ryan Carter '20 watches the game, while waiting to perform at half-time.

Caroline House, Reporter

March 6, 2020

As the sun beats down in the humid Iowa August, a gaggle of band kids rush for a sip of cold water after almost an hour and a half of playing and marching. This year was my first marching band season and it got me thinking, should marching band get you exempted from PE? The answer is yes.  I was s...

Ok, Bloomer- Spanish Translation

Art by Reese Hill

Isaac Bullwinkle, Reporter

March 5, 2020

Michael Bloomberg se ha infiltrado en la contienda presidencial demócrata en un viaje de energía atenta y egoísta. Sin duda, su campaña tendrá connotaciones negativas para los candidatos mucho más experimentados políticamente que se oponen a él. Él es más de 2.000 veces más rico que los c...

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