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The Little Hawk

The student news site of Iowa City High School

The Little Hawk

The student news site of Iowa City High School

The Little Hawk

Aala Basheir '22 listens to a podcast as she works on her computer.

Odd Audio

Sophia Wagner, Arts & Entertainment Editor June 1, 2021

Cabinet of Curiosities:  For those of us who often fall into a Wikipedia rabbit hole: Aaron Mahnke does the work for you. Oh please, look me in the eye and tell me you haven’t wondered what the original...

I Switched From Spotify To Apple Music So You Don't Have To

I Switched From Spotify To Apple Music So You Don’t Have To

Kyden Hotka, Reporter May 19, 2021

I moved from Spotify to Apple Music so you don’t have to. On my old Spotify account, I originally had over 2,000 liked songs and about 6 years worth of music curated specifically to my tastes. The reason...

Summer Must have Alternative Albums

Summer Must have Alternative Albums

Araminta Siegling, Culture Editor May 14, 2021

These soon-to-be-released albums are a must-have for starting off summer right. ​Japanese Breakfast Jubilee June 4 One of the most promising albums on this list, Michelle Zauner’s (Japanese Breakfast)...

Xiu Xiu’s most accessible  and mysterious Album Yet

Xiu Xiu’s most accessible and mysterious Album Yet

Araminta Siegling, Culture Editor May 5, 2021

Xiu Xiu’s sad horror movie of an album brings chilling ballads and continues the tradition of great music on the Polyvinyl record label. The abundance of features in this new album along with their new...

Dr. Jill Humston teaches at City High.  She received her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin.

Teacher Appreciation: Dr. Humston

Julius Perez, Reporter May 4, 2021

Coming into Sophomore year I had no inclination to learn science. All previous science classes I had found interesting, but I had never fallen in love with the subject. I was thoroughly convinced that...

Teacher Appreciation Columns for 2021

Teacher Appreciation Columns

LH Staff, Reporters May 4, 2021

Lana Del Rey Updates Her Sound

Lana Del Rey Updates Her Sound

Araminta Siegling, Culture Editor May 3, 2021

Lana Del Rey’s most recent album “Chemtrails Over The Country Club” was released on March 19. The record has multiple songs produced by Jack Antonoff, whom she has worked with previously. For example,...

Sports funding is necessary. But so are the arts.

Sports funding is necessary. But so are the arts.

Haileigh Steffen, Video Editor May 2, 2021

Last winter, the Little Hawk published a series of photos of athletes playing sports. Despite depicting the team’s victories, the comments section had a more unsupportive tone. The issue was, commenters...

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...

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