The Little Hawk

Teacher Appreciation: Mrs. Peters

Teacher Appreciation: Mrs. Peters

Jae Dancer, Reporter

May 9, 2019


Filed under OPINION

Ever wondered how to balance school, work, and family life? Well, just ask Havilah Peters, a City High School english teacher and drama department director. Mrs. Peters started working at City High four years ago and has been working to improve City High’s drama and English departments. She has be...

Teacher Appreciation: Mr. Welp

Teacher Appreciation: Mr. Welp

Shoshie Hemley, Reporter

May 9, 2019


Filed under OPINION

I met Mr. Welp on orientation day before the school year started. I started to ask him some questions when he told me he was just as new as I was to City. I was the only one in his classroom since most people at orientation were freshmen and he teaches chemistry, so we just talked for a while. I knew...

Teacher Appreciation Column: Dr. Greg Grove

Teacher Appreciation Column:  Dr. Greg Grove

Rachel Meehan, Reporter

May 8, 2019


Filed under OPINION

Dr. Grove has been an instructor and friend to countless people throughout his 30 years in the Iowa City Community School District. He currently directs the Little Hawk Singers, advanced women's ensemble, and the select men's group called Männerchor. He works incredibly hard every day and still manage...

Teacher Appreciation Week: Nathan Hellwig

Teacher Appreciation Week: Nathan Hellwig

Madelyn Hellwig, Reporter

May 8, 2019


Filed under OPINION

There are many reasons why students enjoy and appreciate Nathan Hellwig’s classes. He has always had a love of learning anything and everything about the Civil War and all areas of American History. He shares this love of history with his students in many ways, from going on roadtrips to attend hi...

US Education Fails the Test

US Education Fails the Test

Shoshie Hemley, Reporter

May 6, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Uncategorized

Many students often ponder the question: what is the point of high school? During SAT and ACT season, important tests, and homework overloads, some students joke about dropping out of high school. They wonder what all their hard work is for. Is it to get into college, and get a good job? Or is it to...

Urban Racism

Urban Racism

Ellis Chen, Reporter

May 3, 2019


Filed under OPINION

With the election of Steve King and apparent indifference to his history of making racist and xenophobic comments, there has been a lot of discussion of racism in rural, primarily white areas. These concerns are not unfounded. Historically, rural areas - particularly in the South - have had large amou...

6 Ways To Reuse Your Old Phone

6 Ways To Reuse Your Old Phone

Luke Aschenbrenner

April 19, 2019


Filed under BLOGS, OPINION

These days, it seems as if new smartphones are being released every year, leaving many with a fully functional phone going unused after they upgrade. When old phones are thrown away, electronic waste causes many issues that we don’t see. There are traces of arsenic and lead in e-waste, which could...

PSA: JoAnn Coupons

PSA: JoAnn Coupons

Mira Bohannan Kumar, Web & Copy Editor

April 19, 2019


Filed under OPINION

If you haven’t heard of JoAnn, presumably you’ve been under a crochet rock for the last 60 years. Previously known as JoAnn’s before our girl got angsty, JoAnn (technically JoAnn Fabrics) is a chain of craft supply stores that basically has everything Paris Gellar ever put in her crafting corner...

LH History Podcast: Presidents

LH History Podcast: Presidents

Mira Bohannan Kumar, Web & Copy Editor

April 16, 2019


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, OPINION

Behind the College Cheating Scandal

Behind the College Cheating Scandal

Noah Bullwinkle, Reporter

April 4, 2019


Filed under OPINION

Over the last few decades, college admissions have steadily become more demanding, competitive, and cutthroat. More and more students are academically qualified to attend top universities; over half of teenagers now graduate high school with an A average (The Atlantic). Tutors and prep books for major...

AOC Fails Ilhan Omar

AOC Fails Ilhan Omar

Rhys Holman, Opinion Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Politics

In the months since the 2018 midterm elections, the political discourse surrounding the Democratic party has dramatically changed. This change has been marked by the increase in diversity of the newly elected representatives, as well as many new Democratic representatives being more far progressive and ...

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