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City High 2020 Graduation Live Stream

Graduation plans remain up in the air as COVID-19 cancels many events

LH Staff

May 28, 2020


Spring Construction Update: School closing does not effect construction

Arial view of the construction zone.

Kate Kueter, Video Editor

May 25, 2020

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the closing of schools, construction at City High has not stopped. Driving by City High, one can see big cranes in the right corner of the school. Even though the school year ending may be disappointing for some students, it has allowed the construction project to mov...

A Long-Distance Farewell

City High Music Staff poses for a picture after All-State auditions 2019.

Rachel Meehan, A&E and Copy Editor

May 20, 2020

City High’s beloved choir director, Dr. Greg Grove, announced his retirement this year to students throughout the music department. Dr. Grove has been a colleague, mentor, and friend to countless lives throughout his time at City High. Because their farewells are unable to be said in person, below is ...

College Admissions During COVID-19

How college admissions and standardized testing will be different for the class of 2021 because of COVID-19.

Jesse Hausknecht-Brown and Shoshie Hemley

May 19, 2020

The college admission process can be a scary and stressful time for juniors around the country no matter what, however, the class of 2021 is feeling extra pressure as standardized tests are getting canceled and education moves online.  “Personally, I am worried that I won't be able to take the ACT...

Clubs During Corona

This art represents athletes working out at home while being connected through Zoom.

Julianne Berry-Stoelzle and Jae Dancer

May 18, 2020

Music plays in the background as Rika Yahashiri ‘21 exercises. Like at any regular practice, her coach watches her form and she can hear her teammates talking. However, they are not in the room with her, but at their own houses. Due to the spread of COVID-19, Iowa Flyers’ practices are being held over Z...

Graduation Updates

Graduation plans remain up in the air as COVID-19 cancels many events

Shoshie Hemley, News editor

May 17, 2020

With the many cancellations happening due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the landmark events for many seniors that is still in question is the graduation for the class of 2020.  “It's so frustrating to come so close to the culmination of everything I've been working for. It's also just jarrin...

Democrats: Now You Have to Vote for Joe Biden

Why voting for Joe Biden in the general election is essential for democrats to beat Donald Trump

Jesse Hausknecht-Brown, Feature Editor

May 17, 2020

Not long ago, the world watched as 12 Democratic presidential candidates gathered in Westerville, Ohio for the largest ever democratic debate. Now democrats are left with one candidate, the safe choice, the predator: Joe Biden. This is Biden’s third time running for president; the first time was i...

Climate Stress in Students

According to the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, one in five Americans are very worried about climate change and a majority of Americans feel helpless about the issue.

Julianne Berry-Stoelzle and Nina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos

May 16, 2020

For Avery Wilson ‘20, living with anxiety is a struggle, but over time, she has developed ways to cope. However,  when it comes to climate change, she can’t talk herself down. “Climate anxiety is hard to stop. Because for lots of things I feel anxious about, I can talk myself down and realiz...

Native Land

Climate change is an issue that is increasingly growing awareness, however this has been an issue for many Native Americans for years.

Shoshie Hemley and Henry Mildenstein

May 15, 2020

One of the most known aspects of Native American culture is the connection with the land and nature. However, Native Americans across Iowa, and the rest of the nation, are having to deal with the destruction of their land and the environment.   “We consider nature to be a part of us. We’re a part of natu...

The Depths of Water Pollution

The Iowa River is about 330 miles long, starting in northcentral Iowa and flowing past Iowa City on its way to the Mississippi River.

Julianne Berry-Stoelzle and Paris Fuller

May 14, 2020

Silvia Secchi often takes walks along the Iowa River with her dog Chiquita. She enjoys the fresh air, and watching the eagles, but also keeps a careful eye out for algae blooms and the water level. She worries about the contamination in the river, if the pH is too high for the fish to survive, or if ...

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