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MLK Friday: Why You Shouldn’t Skip

MLK Friday: Why You Shouldn’t Skip

Jesse Hausknecht-Brown, Features Editor

January 16, 2020

As Martin Luther King Day approaches, buzz around City High increases as the last pieces fall in place for the second annual school MLK Day celebration, including activities, field trips and teacher-led sessions. This day, which will take place on the Friday before MLK Day, is an important day to rec...

The Death of Juice WRLD

The Death of Juice WRLD

Melissa Diaz, Reporter

January 16, 2020

Chicago artist Jarad Anthony Higgins, also known as Juice WRLD, suffered from a fatal seizure. He swallowed Percocet pills to hide them from the federal agents on December 8, 2019. Juice WRLD was famous for his music. Lucid Dreams is the most listened to song by Juice WRLD. As of now, it has been str...

Choirs for a Cause

Choirs for a Cause

Rachel Meehan, A&E and Copy Editor

January 7, 2020

On Wednesday, January 8th, the City High show choirs will be joining the West High and Liberty High show choirs in a joint performance at Liberty High School. This annual performance is dedicated to raising money for a local charity or organization. This year the proceeds of this event will go to the Fi...

Matilda Auditions Approaching

Matilda Auditions Approaching

Reese Hill, Reporter

January 6, 2020

This year's spring musical, "Matilda," will tell the story of a little girl who uses her gifts–both intellectual and magical–to defend herself, her friends, and her teacher from their evil, abusive principal. But first, the actors must be cast, and auditions are approaching quickly. Auditions...

Staff Editorial: Managing Microaggressions

Staff Editorial: Managing Microaggressions

Shoshie Hemley, Opinion Editor

December 31, 2019

“‘She’s feisty. I like them when they’re feisty,’” City High English teacher Jennifer Brinkmeyer heard as she walked away from a student she was supervising for testing after she asked him to be on task. Along with experiencing other microaggressions, Brinkmeyer is used to having male students...

Food Feature: Latkes

Food Feature: Latkes

Jesse Hausknecht-Brown, Features Editor

December 20, 2019

LH Photos of the Week

LH Photos of the Week

Natalie Green, Photo Editor

December 20, 2019

One in a Million

One in a Million

Aala Basheir and Shoshie Hemley

December 20, 2019

A chronic illness is defined as a disease lasting three months or longer, typically incurable and ongoing. Approximately 133 million people have chronic illnesses in the United States according to the National Health Council. Of that 133 million, 30.3 million have diabetes, according the CDC. Chronic...

Injury Prevention for Athletes

Injury Prevention for Athletes

Julianne Berry-Stoelzle and Jae Dancer

December 20, 2019

A sprained ankle, a broken bone, or a torn muscle all have the ability to put even the best athlete on the sideline. An injury in high school athletics can make a big difference, from sitting out a season to not getting a chance to play in college. According to At Your Own Risk, an organization dedic...

Black students nearly two times as likely to be suspended as white peers in the ICCSD

Black students nearly two times as likely to be suspended as white peers in the ICCSD

Nina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos, Executive Editor

December 20, 2019

Malcom* was playing with a BB gun. He was with two friends, but they are white, and he is black. They shot at a shed, and then the cops came. Malcom served 17 months and his friends served no time. What Malcom never knew was that he had been on the track to incarceration since kindergarten. “[I’...

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