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“I, Tonya” Review

“I, Tonya” Review

Nina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos, Reporter

April 3, 2018


Filed under OPINION

While Margot Robbie is most widely known for her role as Harley Quinn in “Suicide Squad,” her most influential role is Tonya Harding, in my opinion. An incident occurred with her and another Olympic figure skater, Nancy Kerrigan, and Harding was blamed for it. Kerrigan was struck above her knee with ...

“Unsane” Review

Robert Strang, Reporter

March 28, 2018


Filed under OPINION

"Unsane" is a horror thriller about Sawyer Valentini's attempts to evade her stalker. Sawyer relocates from Boston, Massachusetts in an effort to escape her stalker. Sawyer begins to notice that her stalker has followed her to the new city, showing up at her work place, and even inside of her home. S...

Awake and Aware: A Letter to a Young Black Boy

Awake and Aware: A Letter to a Young Black Boy

Mariam Keita, Reporter

March 26, 2018


Filed under BLOGS, OPINION

Dear Hassan, You are only thirteen, much too young for your response to another report of “an unarmed Black man“ to be “stop killing Black people.” Much too young to have to think about these things. I wish that you didn’t have to live in a world where you can find videos of people who look j...

Gun Control: Breaking the Silence

Gun Control: Breaking the Silence

Eden Knoop, Opinion Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under OPINION

When I was ten, one of my friends and classmates, Seth Sueppel, was murdered. His father beat him, his three siblings, and their mother to death with a bat. Afterwards, he called the police to report the deaths and fled the home. At the time, there was a great deal of confusion. No one knew where he...

Dating in a a Digital World

Dating in a a Digital World

Madelyn Hix, Reporter

March 1, 2018


Filed under OPINION

The thought of a multitude of messages from strangers coming into your inbox may be overwhelming to some, but this is how Shari Naughton, a baby-boomer and Iowa City local, met her husband. According to a study done by eHarmony in 2015, 40% of Americans use online dating. There has been a 6% increa...

Students: Liberal Media’s Tools or Human Beings?

Students: Liberal Media’s Tools or Human Beings?

Mira Bohannan Kumar, Copy & Opinion Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Politics

It is hard to imagine being human without feeling pain or empathy, and it is hard to imagine being human without those emotions knocking the wind out of you when you hear news so antithetical to the principles for which you stand that it is scarcely believable. Last week 17 people died in a brutal school ...

Liberal Bias at City High

Liberal Bias at City High

Dylan Ryfe, Reporter

February 20, 2018


Filed under OPINION

In today’s political sphere, conflict is more abundant than ever. Rather than talk it out in a friendly manner, people resort to name calling and refuse to tackle the issues head on. The internet further exacerbates this, both Democrats and Republicans shield themselves behind walls of informatio...

Staff Editorial: Coded

Staff Editorial: Coded

Mira Bohannan Kumar & Eden Knoop, Opinion Editors

February 16, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Staff Editorial

When student Eric Thomas ‘18 won the annual ugly sweater contest in December, sporting a homemade contraption comprised of several pairs of socks and gold shorts, the City High gymnasium erupted into applause. Thomas got a handshake from Principal Bacon and a Pancheros gift card from the administration....

Between the Lines

Between the Lines

February 15, 2018


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

Admit One

Admit One

Eden Knoop, Opinion Editor

February 15, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Here’s a controversial statement: bias and privilege are nothing to be ashamed of. We all have biases that we, consciously or unconsciously, rely on to make quick judgements of people with limited information available. These stereotypes are usually based on appearance or other immediately apparent...

The Light

The Light

Kawther Rouabhi, Guest Columnist

February 14, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Courage cannot be taken or stolen. It cannot be bought or earned. Being a symbol is no small act. Neither is standing up to an oppressor. An oppressor, a symbol...both are skin, both breathing. Breathing until they cannot breathe anymore. Being human is no small act. Tiny fingers wrap around his thumb....

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