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Climate Strikers One Year Later

Climate Strikers One Year Later

Jesse Hausknecht-Brown, Feature Editor

April 4, 2020

Sitting in class, Alex Howle ‘23, Massimo Biggers ‘23, and Ian Martinez ’23 carefully watched the clock, waiting for the time to come. Walking out of South East Junior High for the first time was scary. Teachers and students' heads turned as the then-eighth graders stood outdoors, signs in hand, ...

Second Hand Fashion as a Way of Limiting Waste

Second Hand Fashion as a Way of Limiting Waste

Sophia Wagner and Haileigh Steffen

March 23, 2020

Every year, $400 billion worth of clothing fills landfills, where it can sit for more than one-hundred and fifty years. Not to mention the production of clothing emits around 1.7 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year.  Is there a better option to wasteful fast fashion? Mary Cate Pugh ‘23, Fait...

AP Research Project Explores the Possible Future of Compost at City High

AP Research Project Explores the Possible Future of Compost at City High

Haileigh Steffen, Art Editor

March 22, 2020

Lizzie Ayers '20 is a City High AP Capstone student who studied what would happen if there were compost bins in the City High lunchroom. Ayers completed a week of research which included sorting and weighing trash. The second week she put out compost bins in the lunchrooms then compared the amou...

How COVID-19 is Affecting the College Recruitment Process

How COVID-19 is Affecting the College Recruitment Process

Julianne Berry-Stoelzle, Sports Editor

March 19, 2020

Since the discovery of COVID-19 in December of 2019, the virus outbreak has been deemed both a pandemic by the World Health Organization and a national emergency by President Trump. COVID-19 has led to the use of extreme measures, including the lockdown of multiple countries. With the closure of scho...

Coronavirus Update: University of Iowa Moves Classes Online and City High Changes Lunchroom Rules

Coronavirus Update: University of Iowa Moves Classes Online and City High Changes Lunchroom Rules

Jesse Hausknecht-Brown, Feature's Editor

March 11, 2020

The University of Iowa announced that they will move to online classes, starting March 23 and through at least April 3, due to concerns about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. This will follow their spring break, which starts on March 16.  On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization announced tha...

City High Mock Trial Makes History with Multiple Teams Qualifying for State

City High Mock Trial Makes History with Multiple Teams Qualifying for State

Julianne Berry-Stoelzle, Sports Editor

March 10, 2020

Cheers erupted from the City High mock trial team as the results of the regional tournament were announced. Lots of hugging and laughter ensued, as three of the four City High teams qualified for the state tournament. “The moment that they said our team name and we heard that we were going to state,...

Walking on Sunshine

Walking on Sunshine

Jesse Hausknecht-Brown, Feature Editor

March 5, 2020

Reconnecting with your soul. That’s how Amanda Hardy, a psychologist who works at Healing Passages Birth & Wellness Center in Des Moines, describes what it is like to spend time in nature. This is in reference to the biophilia hypothesis stating that “humans possess an innate tendency to seek conn...

Race in the Classroom

Race in the Classroom

Jesse Hausknecht-Brown, Feature Editor

March 3, 2020

Teachers and students often feel as though conversations about race can be difficult to navigate in a classroom environment. However, these discussions can influence students’ views of race and racial issues. “I think there's always room for conversation about any topic—especially race. With h...

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