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The student news site of Iowa City High School

The Little Hawk

The student news site of Iowa City High School

The Little Hawk

City High Students protest the Perry High School Shooting on January 8th, 2024

The End of School Shootings Starts With Stricter Gun Laws

Lily Rantanen, Reporter February 20, 2024

If you grab a map and locate City High, then draw an approximately 150-mile straight line to the left along I-80 with a short diagonal tail at Des Moines, you’ll find a little town called Perry, Iowa....

STAFF EDITORIAL: What More Will It Take?

STAFF EDITORIAL: What More Will It Take?

Tai Caputo and Isabella Young February 14, 2024

On May 17th, 1984, a 17-year-old student entered Southeast Polk High School in Pleasant Hill, Iowa, carrying a handgun. What ensued is almost unimaginable. Two students were killed in the first school...

Understanding African Diaspora Wars: A Historical Division

Understanding African Diaspora Wars: A Historical Division

Wisdom Konu, Executive Editor and Culture Co-Editor February 13, 2024

As I grew up, I was told one thing: I am African, not African American. Although as I looked at my darkened skin and my distinctive features and compared them to those who were supposedly different from...

Art by Greta Hayek

Why Don’t Anteaters Ever Get Sick?

Greta Hayek, Assistant Design Editor February 8, 2024

Amidst the heart of a lush forest remains a world unseen by many—a world that the giant anteater calls home. These insectivorous gentle giants, native to Central and South America, move with grace and...

Happy (Gal)entines Day

Happy (Gal)entine’s Day

Isabella Young, Opinion Co-Editor February 8, 2024

All across the United States, gifts, candy, and acts are given to loved ones on February 14th. Feburary 14th, Saint Valentine’s Day, has been a holiday for hundreds of years. However, the true origin...

LH COMIC: Ron DeOtter

LH COMIC: Ron DeOtter

Rosangel Flores-Rubio, Executive Editor February 7, 2024

ADVICE COLUMN: Words of Wisdom

ADVICE COLUMN: Words of Wisdom

Wisdom Konu, Executive Editor and Culture Co-Editor February 6, 2024

There is somebody I want to ask out to Prom but I’m just too scared. How do I ask them without embarrassing myself? What is your advice? Don’t do it! Joking! Well, what I like to say is that things...

LH COMIC: Slug and Sloth

LH COMIC: Slug and Sloth

Rosangel Flores-Rubio, Executive Editor January 30, 2024

New Finals at City: An Over-the-Top Nuisance

New Finals at City: An Over-the-Top Nuisance

Ethan Lalumiere, Reporter January 18, 2024

Students sit in their classroom on Wednesday of finals week, anxiously awaiting the moment the bell rings and their class final will start. They are given the test, and some of them are confident and go...

Guest Opinion: Primates of the Grasslands

Guest Opinion: Primates of the Grasslands

Olive Jackson, Guest Reporter January 15, 2024

What is a monkey? A tree-swinging, banana-peeling, fifteen-pound mischief maker, right? What is a monkey not? A sixty-pound African grazer, chewing grass and traveling in herds of hundreds. The six humble...

The Referees in the Premier League This Season Are Incompetent

The Referees in the Premier League This Season Are Incompetent

Floris Roorda, Reporter January 8, 2024

Referees and VAR have been an issue in the Premier League this season, and the Premier League needs to do something about it. There have been numerous controversial decisions that most fans and experts...

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