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Defunding the Police Doesn't Work, but Training Does

Defunding the Police Doesn’t Work, but Training Does

Kyden Hotka, Reporter April 8, 2021

After the death of George Floyd, many police officers in Minneapolis quit or went on extended leave from their jobs due to the amount of scrutiny and violence received from BLM protests over the summer.  Since...

LH Podcasts: The Student Voices addresses freedom of speech & press, censorship, and news literacy.

The Student Voices Podcast: High School Journalism, Free Speech, Cyber Bullying, and News Literacy

Shoshie Hemley and Jesse Hausknecht-Brown March 25, 2021

Shoshanna Hemley · The Student Voices Podcast: High School Journalism, Free Speech, Cyber Bullying, and News Literacy

SoundCloud and Monetization

SoundCloud’s New Monetization Model

Araminta Siegling, Reporter March 12, 2021

Starting in April of this year, the popular streaming service SoundCloud will be replacing its old model of monetization with an improved version. Fan-Powered Royalties was created to pay artists according...

Anti-Semitism extends beyond the Republican party. The left has an anti-Semitism problem as well.

The Left has an Anti-Semitism Problem

Jesse Hausknecht-Brown, Executive Editor March 5, 2021

Anti-semitism is on the rise in the United States. According to the American Jewish Committee (AJC), 37% of American Jews say that they have expirenced anti-semitism in the past five years and 82% say...

Filmatorium's Upcoming Movies

Filmatorium’s Upcoming Movies

Haileigh Steffen, Video Editor March 4, 2021

For The First Time album cover

“For The First Time” Review

Araminta Siegling, Reporter February 22, 2021

Poetry isn’t what it used to be in the 21st century, and good lyrics seem to be harder and harder to find. But in this case, slam poets wish they sounded like the up-and-coming experimental rock band,...

It’s still important to maintain a level of accountability for our leaders in the next four years

Complacency in the Biden Era

Isaac Bullwinkle, Opinion Editor February 20, 2021

Joe Biden is now the President of the United States of America. We longed for the day where instead of going up when our President spoke, our blood pressure would instead go down. Stability can be misleading,...

Online learning has introduced some unexpected opportunities for students in the ICCSD district to meet and learn alongside students from other schools.

100% In-Person School Will Harm Iowa Families

Isaac Bullwinkle, Opinion Editor February 17, 2021

Governor Kim Reynolds has instituted a plan in which Iowa students have two choices for third-trimester attendance: 100% in-person school or 100% online. The hybrid option, which was a very comfortable...

Staff Editorial: Joe Biden is the Right Person For America

Staff Editorial: Joe Biden is the Right Person For America

Isaac Bullwinkle, Opinion Editor February 16, 2021

President Joe Biden began his historic inauguration speech with words of optimism. “Today is America’s day. Today is democracy’s day.”  Biden spoke of America’s strength and the resilience...

A Little Hawk staff columns outlines the social media policy

Social Media Policy Statement

LH Staff February 15, 2021

The Little Hawk’s social media policy is as follows: Comments on social media that are abusive, vulgar, racist, threatening, harassing, or personally attacking an individual will not be allowed.  Libel,...

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Navigating Valentine’s Day for Needed Self-Care

Emme Perencevich, Opinion Editor February 15, 2021

February in quarantine has me stressed and depressed, and the weather we have been having is not helping. From school to the safety of your loved ones and more, there is a lot to worry about this year. Despite...

LH Book Reviews: The Rules of Enchantment

LH Book Reviews: The Rules of Enchantment

Adalie Burton, Reporter February 10, 2021

“She spent a lifetime never feeling worthy enough to take anything without an invitation,” - Wendy Tardieu, The Rules of Enchantment I received a copy of this book from TCK Publishing in exchange...

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