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Medical Amnesty Bill Passes Through Judiciary Committee

Medical Amnesty Bill Passes Through Judiciary Committee

Esti Brady, Opinion Editor

May 31, 2019


Filed under OPINION

The act of consuming alcohol can be dangerous at any age, but when this act is illegal and must be kept under wraps, the possibilities of things going awry skyrocket. “Even though high school students know they’re not supposed to drink, they still do. And being at a younger age, they’re much...

The Tricks of the Trade (School)

The Tricks of the Trade (School)

Rhys Holman and Esti Brady

May 31, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Staff Editorial, Uncategorized

The class of 2019 will soon exit the doors of City High for the last time and head out for whatever they choose for their future. The decisions made regarding higher education are rarely quick and easy, especially when career choices loom above all else. As the demand for jobs that require at least a...

Student Teacher Profile: Elizabeth Mastroianni

Student Teacher Profile: Elizabeth Mastroianni

Rachel Meehan, Reporter

May 21, 2019


Filed under OPINION

As the 2019 school year comes to an end, seniors finalize plans for college, incoming freshman prepare to start their high school career, and student teachers begin to enter the workforce as a full-time teacher. Elizabeth Mastroianni, the student teacher in the Spanish department, has been learning f...

Activist Antagonism

Activist Antagonism

Nina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos, Features Editor

May 14, 2019


Filed under OPINION

Recently I learned about the word “libtard;” a word commonly used to describe me and many others dedicated to activism. My efforts to impact the politics of this nation are left-wing-centered and focus on gun violence prevention. The word “libtard” is defined by Urban Dictionary as “an indiv...

Teacher Appreciation: Mr. Lala

Teacher Appreciation: Mr. Lala

Millie Garcia and Cecile Bendera

May 14, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Uncategorized

Philip Lala has always loved working with kids. His love for coaching baseball and science made teaching extremely appealing. He began his career by going to the University of Iowa where he met his wife, who also taught at City High.   “I started out as a sub for one day in the district here wher...

Teacher Appreciation Column: To Ms. Lewers.

Teacher Appreciation Column: To Ms. Lewers.

Nick Legue, Reporter

May 13, 2019


Filed under OPINION

Adjusting from Middle School to High School was incredibly rough. I can’t describe it. This last year has been even rougher. Which is why I am writing this article. I want to thank Ms. Lewers for helping me adjust and thrive in City High School over the past two years. She helped me in Learning Suppo...

Teacher Appreciation Column: Mrs. Dickson

Teacher Appreciation Column: Mrs. Dickson

Victoria Weckmann and Alison Kenaston

May 12, 2019


Filed under City High, OPINION

From her quirky catchphrases to her abundant Bath and Body Works room spray collection, Mrs. Dickson has been schooling City High students with a little bit of sass and a lot of class for upwards of 26 years. Q: What is your name? A: Judith Breen Dickson. I have two last names but I just go by Dickson. Q: If y...

Teacher Appreciation: Mr. Sheldon

Teacher Appreciation: Mr. Sheldon

Paris Fuller, Reporter

May 10, 2019


Filed under OPINION

If you’re looking for a teacher that is always in good mood and can never fail to make even the most stubborn student laugh, look no further than Mr. Sheldon. Mr. Sheldon is fueled by coffee and a passion for biology. He not only gives 100 percent to his teaching but also helping students. “ ...

Teacher Appreciation Column: Mr. Schumann

Teacher Appreciation Column: Mr. Schumann

Henry Mildenstein, Reporter

May 10, 2019


Filed under OPINION

Jason Schumann quit his job as a lawyer six years ago to pursue teaching and has since been renowned as an AP World History teacher and mock trial coach.   “I a lot of people ask me why I went from being a lawyer to becoming a teacher and I find it interesting why people don’t ask me the oppo...

Teacher Appreciation Columns: Dr. Ayers

Teacher Appreciation Columns: Dr. Ayers

Ellis Chen, Mira Bohannan Kumar, and Rhys Holman

May 10, 2019


Filed under OPINION

Ellis Chen This year was my second year of taking a class taught by Dr. Ayers. Although most of us have had a variety of commitments, Dr. Ayers has made coping with the mildly hellish nature of junior year easier with his class. There is also a level of freedom that has surely helped me be mor...

Teacher Appreciation Column: Mrs. Sherman

Teacher Appreciation Column: Mrs. Sherman

Luke Aschenbrenner

May 10, 2019


Filed under OPINION

It’s not easy to start a school day - you’re groggy, tired, and don’t want to do anything at all in the morning! That’s why I’m fortunate to have such a charismatic teacher as Mrs. Sherman first period to wake me up and get me into the learning mood! She’s not just an interesting person,...

Teacher Appreciation: Mr. Hightshoe

Sophie Trom, Reporter

May 10, 2019


Filed under OPINION

When you enter room 1205, it’s immediately a new energy of happiness, jokes, and learning in the classroom. For the first few minutes of class, Hightshoe likes to have conversations with his students, and ask about how their extracurriculars and sports are going. It makes the classroom environment...

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