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Pulitzer Prizewinning author Jane Smiley is on the list of banned authors in Iowa high schools. Photo courtesy of Smiley

Q&A With Pulitzer Prizewinning Banned Author Jane Smiley

Tai Caputo, Opinion Co-Editor December 6, 2023

Jane Smiley is the Pulitzer-Prizewinning author of 17 novels, two collections of short fiction, five nonfiction books, and eight books for young adults. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts...

Zach Falk ‘25 marches during the 2023 halftime show

Marching Band and Show Choir to Count as P.E. Credit

Estelle Hartz, Assistant A&E Editor December 6, 2023

Show choir and marching band now count towards P.E. credit at City High in light of many music directors across Iowa advocating for this change for a long time.  “This change specifically came from...

Abigail Burns 26 competes in a meet during the Cross Country season

Recapping the Girls’ Cross Country 23-24 Season

Ramatou Diallo, Reporter December 5, 2023

From joining Cross Country in 8th grade to placing in the top 45 at state as a sophomore, Abigail Burns ‘26 has seen tremendous growth throughout her XC journey. Burns recounts fun runs as a kid and...

Avy Lindsey ‘25 stands strong on the court during a game against Solon High

Achieve Challenge Game Brings Success for the Women’s Basketball Team

Kaitlyn Brown, Sports Co-Editor November 30, 2023

Ending 6-16 last season, all eyes have been on the women’s basketball team coming into the 2023-24 season. In just four quarters of their first scrimmage of the season, they proved their talent and labeled...

VIDEO: Boy’s Basketball Home Opener Highlights

Grace Kirschling, Broadcast Editor and Social Media Co-Editor November 29, 2023

Photo Courtesy of Amy Kurzweil

Q&A With Author and Cartoonist Amy Kurzweil

Tai Caputo, Opinion Co-Editor November 27, 2023

You have a job that many people dream of having: you are a cartoonist for the New Yorker and you have also published two graphic novels. Did you always think you would become a cartoonist?  No, I thought...

LH Album Review: 1989 (Taylor’s Version)

LH Album Review: 1989 (Taylor’s Version)

Sadie Bodzin and Claire Hartwig November 27, 2023

When Taylor Swift’s fifth studio album 1989 was released in 2014, it became a smash hit. After debuting as a country artist, Swift released 1989 as a full-fledged pop album, redefining her genre and...

Paige Dixon 26 wrestles against an opponent from Cedar Rapids Jefferson at the home tournament

Little Hawk Girls Wrestling Tournament Comes With Big Hopes for 23-24 Season

Kaitlyn Brown, Sports Co-Editor November 21, 2023

It is not often that you see three wrestlers from one school pin opponents in less than 30 seconds each. Shoana Emmanual '26, Molly Carlson '26, and Sierra Pruessner '24 did just that. With young and old...

LH Book Review: Artificial

LH Book Review: Artificial

Tai Caputo, Opinion Co-Editor November 20, 2023

“Remembering is a lonely art. Maybe we save objects because they can be shared.”   In Amy Kurzweil’s second graphic memoir, Artificial: A Love Story, she explores her celebrated father Ray Kurzweil’s...

Grace Hoeper 25 reaches across lanes to high-five a competitor during the 4x100Y Relay

Finishing On A “High Note”

Kaitlyn Brown, Sports Co-Editor November 20, 2023

It was halfway through the State Meet when City High’s 4x50 relay walked out, hand in hand, ready to take to the water. The pool at Marshalltown YMCA was loud, booming with cheers. Despite a season that...

LH Album Review: Heaven Knows

LH Album Review: Heaven Knows

Wisdom Konu, Executive Editor and Co-Culture Editor November 20, 2023

On October 12th, viral musician PinkPantheress finally announced her debut album, Heaven Knows. The highly-anticipated project came out two years after the artist’s breakout EP, To Hell With It, which...

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