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Spanish Democracy: A Teen’s Perspective

Spanish Democracy: A Teen’s Perspective

Paula Mompio, Reporter

October 17, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

I come from a country that calls itself democratic, but it does not let its citizens express their opinions. A country which complains about corruption but continues voting for the same parties. A country that calls “freedom of expression” to go out in the street showing what were fascist symbols...

Remake After Remake

Remake After Remake

Lindy Rublaitus, Reporter

October 12, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Movies from past times have defined what future movies should be or look like. In my opinion, we have been ignoring that lately. It seems now that, in the movie business, originality is not what people want or what can be made. Standards for movies are changing and movie companies can’t fill those...

Ready to Represent

Ready to Represent

Eden Knoop, Opinion Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under OPINION

What gives someone the right to vote? The right to vote in America is just that: a right. But it’s a right that is and has been systematically denied to people on the justification of age, race, and education. The argument is that people have to have a certain level of competency to vote, whi...

LH Book Reviews: A Gentleman in Moscow

LH Book Reviews: A Gentleman in Moscow

Theo Prineas, Copy and A&E

October 1, 2017


Filed under OPINION

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles is a take on an aristocratic and scholarly man from an antiquated era. This man is Count Alexander Rostov. Five years after the October Rebellion, when the Russian monarchy was toppled by the Bolsheviks, Rostov is placed under house arrest, convicted of being an ...

And We Mean All Gender

And We Mean All Gender

Olivia Baird and Mira Bohannan Kumar

September 30, 2017


Filed under 2016-2017, OPINION, PRINT

Over the past year, City High’s Student Senate has been working with GLOW Club to bring an important matter to the attention of the school board: the initiative of transforming a gender-designated restroom into a neutral gender restroom in City High. It took several months and many meetings, but f...

Staff Editorial: Through Someone Else’s Eyes

Staff Editorial: Through Someone Else’s Eyes

Eden Knoop, Opinion Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Showcase, Staff Editorial

In the early morning hours of August 27th, violence broke out in the heart of Iowa City. Three people were shot in the ped mall after a fight started. Two men were arrested and charged in connection with the shooting: alleged shooter Lamar Wilson, 23, and Donte Taylor, 21. The charges against Wilson ...

Why Kaepernick Kneeled

Why Kaepernick Kneeled

Nina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos, Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Over a year ago, a small yet incredibly meaningful protest went unnoticed — but this lack of recognition did not last long. Colin Kaepernick, a former NFL player for the Forty-Niners, sat down during the National Anthem in pregame on August 14th, 2016. Kaepernick’s protest was not meaningless, or...

The Fish Hunt

The Fish Hunt

Abbott Ruhinda, Reporter

September 21, 2017


Filed under BLOGS, OPINION, The Fish Hunt

Hey I'm Abbott and I’m starting a fishing blog for the Little Hawk. I enjoy fishing all over Iowa City and thought I would share fishing news and what the good fishing spots are around Iowa City. I thought I would give a few tips on some things that could help you or give you better luck fis...

Churchill, Praying Mantis Extraordinaire, Still Hanging On to Window

Churchill, Praying Mantis Extraordinaire, Still Hanging On to Window

Mira Bohannan Kumar, Copy & Opinion Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Churchill the praying mantis appeared mysteriously on the stairwell window today on the second floor. His treacherous climb has culminated in his current dwelling outside the third floor and he shows no signs of attempted descent. "This morning when I came into school, I saw this little bug and I...

A Night to Remember?

A Night to Remember?

Lindy Rublaitus, Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Once a year, I see beautiful, detailed dresses for homecoming in windows and on mannequins around the mall. Hypnotized by the beads and sequins, I feel the need to go in and try a couple on. When I finally find one I like and look at the price tag, I am forced to put back the amazing dress because I can...

A Freshman’s Guide to Homecoming

A Freshman’s Guide to Homecoming

Olivia Lusala, Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Sometimes school events such as Homecoming can spark a bit of anxiety in students, especially in our younger class at City. No need to fear, The Little Hawk is here! We totally understand the ins and outs of Homecoming. Homecoming is a special night, and there is no reason to put any added pressure on yo...

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