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MLK Friday: Why You Shouldn’t Skip

MLK Friday: Why You Shouldn’t Skip

Jesse Hausknecht-Brown, Features Editor

January 16, 2020

As Martin Luther King Day approaches, buzz around City High increases as the last pieces fall in place for the second annual school MLK Day celebration, including activities, field trips and teacher-led sessions. This day, which will take place on the Friday before MLK Day, is an important day to rec...

هل كل الاسيويين يتشابهون؟

هل كل الاسيويين يتشابهون؟

Emme Perencevich, Opinion and infographic editor

January 15, 2020

وجه الانسان هو العامل الحيوي للتفاعل البشري,ولكن نجد ان هنالك اثر يؤدي الي تاخر ذلك التفاعل الاكثر شيوعا يشار اليه باسم تاثير العرق المتقاطع او (التحيز علي اساس العرق) م...

Tropes that Last

Tropes that Last

Carly Weigel, Reporter

January 10, 2020

Last weekend I drove to Des Moines to spend a day with my mom and grandpa and check out a new exhibit at the art museum at the Des Moines Art Center. The exhibit showcased art primarily about the American west and Native American cultures, and detailed tensions between Native Americans and white pion...

Staff Editorial: Managing Microaggressions

Staff Editorial: Managing Microaggressions

Shoshie Hemley, Opinion Editor

December 31, 2019

“‘She’s feisty. I like them when they’re feisty,’” City High English teacher Jennifer Brinkmeyer heard as she walked away from a student she was supervising for testing after she asked him to be on task. Along with experiencing other microaggressions, Brinkmeyer is used to having male students...

Not All Asians Look the Same

Not All Asians Look the Same

Emme Perencevich, Opinion, copy, and infographic editor

December 19, 2019

Facial recognition is a vital factor of human interaction. However, there’s one variable that can cause this function to falter. Most commonly referred to as “the cross-race effect” or “own-race bias,” cross-racial identification is when one tends to be less able to recognize individuals o...

The Riches of Religion

The Riches of Religion

Shoshie Hemley, opinion editor

December 19, 2019

A few weeks ago, I was brought to a superchurch against my will. I was staying with the family friend of a family friend in Chicago. Before we had left that morning, I was told I was going to have “a life-changing experience.” I had no idea what it was, but once we were out the door on our way to...

Premier League Blog #4

Premier League Blog #4

Isaac Bullwinkle, Reporter

December 14, 2019

After a short break, I’m back with the Premier League Blog. There’s been a lot going on in the Premier League recently so let’s take a look at the matches being played this weekend.  Wolverhampton vs. Tottenham Hotspur Wolverhampton 1-0 Tottenham   Why? This is a tough game to anal...

Premier League Blog #3

Premier League Blog #3

Isaac Bullwinkle, Reporter

November 23, 2019

As always, I’m back with the Premier League Blog. Last week was a surprise, but I still came out 2-1. I can’t believe Liverpool were up 3-0 against Manchester City (and neither can Pep Guardiola) but sometimes this happens. Anyway, I think this week has a couple of great games that you will want ...

Why Video Games Don’t Cause Violence

Why Video Games Don’t Cause Violence

Sam Myers-Verhage, Journalist

November 22, 2019

What comes to mind when you think of video games? Beating a difficult level, just to get to the next one? Spending hours of your day in a virtual world? Nostalgic moments with friends? Or… violence? A sizeable amount of Americans strongly believe that a number of violent acts committed are directly cau...

Staff Editorial: Dating in High School is Hard. Being Queer Makes it Harder

Staff Editorial: Dating in High School is Hard. Being Queer Makes it Harder

Shoshie Hemley, Opinion editor

November 18, 2019

High school is one of the most important times of our lives. It’s where we truly mature and find who we are. It is a turning point between child and adult. One of the most significant milestones in this process of coming of age is falling in love. High school is where most people have their first re...

Not Your G.B.F.

Not Your G.B.F.

Yardley Whaylen, Reporter

November 16, 2019

For years I have stayed silent, only glaring and eye rolling, when these types of incidents occur. I see them every week when walking the halls, out for dinner, or shopping at the mall. I shut my mouth and grab their arm, pulling them away from the awkward scene. Every time it’s a different girl, s...

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