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New M1 Chip in Macbooks Stays Cool and Runs Forever

The new Macbooks look the same as last year's.
With the new M1 chip the Macbook Air and Pro rise to the top of laptops
November 18, 2020

The new Apple M1 chip’s battery life and performance break records. On November 10th, Apple announced new Macbooks and a groundbreaking new chip called the M1. The new chip is replacing what Apple had...

Theresa Greenfield is the Better Choice for City High

Yard signs in support of Theresa Greenfield and Joni Ernst, candidates for the Iowa Senate
November 2, 2020

Although they often seem overshadowed by the presidential election, senate and other Congressional races are important. The two frontrunners in the Iowa Senate race are Theresa Greenfield, a Democrat and...

Is Broco Blatantly Misogynistic?

Infographic by Emme Perencevich
October 29, 2020

By the time this is published, the homecoming court will have been decided. However, the court itself isn’t the topic of this editorial. Instead, I will be examining and formulating my opinion on the...

Young People Can Make a Difference in Society; Their Voices Are Important

Young People Can Make a Difference in Society; Their Voices Are Important
October 28, 2020

One of the most frustrating feelings I’ve felt is scrolling through social media and seeing people tell politically inclined teenagers that they shouldn’t care about social issues or be interested...

New iPhone, Groundbreaking Cameras

Araminta is a sophomore and participates in policy debate, mock trial, and model United Nations, along with writing for the Little Hawk.
October 21, 2020

On October 13, Apple unveiled the new iPhones for this year. Normally, the event would happen in September, but it was delayed because of COVID-19. In the new lineup of Apple products, there is the iPhone...

Teacher Appreciation: Ms. Smith

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

Teacher Appreciation: Mr. Kowbel

Mike Kowbel directing the City High band during a concert.
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,...

Garlic Mustard Invasion in Iowan Forests

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

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
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,...

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...

Shielding for Society

Art by  Haileigh Steffen
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...

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