The Little Hawk

Teacher Appreciation: Mr. Hightshoe

Sophie Trom, Reporter

May 10, 2019

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...

Teacher Appreciation Week: Haley Johannesen

Teacher Appreciation Week: Haley Johannesen

Romey Angerer Sueppel, Reporter

May 9, 2019

If you asked me what my favorite class was any year of my school life I would have said science or history . This year however I would say English and that is because of my teacher, Haley Johannesen, who makes English engaging and fun. It makes you excited to go to her class. Johannesen is an Engl...

Teacher Appreciation Column: Ms Sotillo

Teacher Appreciation Column:  Ms Sotillo

May 9, 2019

There are many reasons why Ms. Sotillo is so amazing. Earlier within the year, I was contemplating whether I wanted to stay in school for four full years or graduate early, Ms. Sotillio took time out of her day to give pros and cons to both. She has also gotten me to enjoy the subject of English as opposed...

Teacher Appreciation Week: Señora Silva

Teacher Appreciation Week: Señora Silva

Jesse Hausknecht-Brown, Reporter

May 9, 2019

Whether you’re stressed for a test or simply having a bad day, you can count on Señora Silva to make you laugh and feel better. Silva has been a Spanish teacher at City High for nine years and has enjoyed getting to connect with students and watch them expand their skills in the Spanish language....

Teacher Appreciation: Mrs. Peters

Teacher Appreciation: Mrs. Peters

Jae Dancer, Reporter

May 9, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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