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State standardized testing goes digital with ISASP testing

State standardized testing goes digital with ISASP testing

Jesse Hausknecht-Brown, Reporter

May 10, 2019

For the first time in City High history, students pulled out their Chromebooks to take a standardized test. The ISASP tests, or the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress, took the place of the Iowa Assessment tests which have been used by the ICCSD for the past seven years. The test was devel...

If You See Something…Say Something?

If You See Something…Say Something?

Nina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos and Maya Durham

May 8, 2019

Kelso* is a student at City High. Like many students at City, they are vaguely aware of what mandatory reporting is, and know not to speak of “drugs and stuff.” “A lot of people just see [mandatory reporting] as ‘oh, they're going to call the cops on you if you're doing drugs,’” Kelso said....

16 and Starting College

16 and Starting College

Julianne Berry-Stoelzle and Jesse Hausknecht-Brown

May 8, 2019

While taking the ACTs, applying to college, and eventually packing up to leave home may seem like something only upperclassmen have to worry about, two City High sophomores, Morgan Shelton ‘21 and Rylie Kelley ‘21, are enjoying their last trimester of high school before leaving for college in the fall...

Kicking It Up A Notch

Kicking It Up A Notch

Julianne Berry-Stoelzle and Alison Kenaston

May 6, 2019

There’s an hour and 15 minutes on the clock, yet no goal has been scored. The City High v. West girls soccer game is a highly anticipated match and seems like it will end in a tie. However, with less than four minutes left, Sam Schroder ‘19 passes the ball to Mia DePrenger ‘22, who scores. The student ...

Playmaker Profile: Jose Fajardo

Playmaker Profile: Jose Fajardo

Jack Bacon, Reporter

May 3, 2019

Fate has a funny way of surprising people. Just ask City High boys soccer coach Jose Fajardo. Growing up in Seville, Spain, Coach Fajardo was considered one of the best youth soccer players in the country. But when a string of leg injuries resulted in 13 surgeries and derailed his career, he deci...

Q&A with the Seniors of Les Mis

Q&A with the Seniors of Les Mis

Ruth Meehan, Reporter

May 2, 2019

The Little Hawk: What shows have you been in? Alejandra Revelez-Poindexter ‘19: I was in Grease my freshman year, Guys and Dolls my sophomore year. Junior year I was in Little Shop of Horrors and now I am in Les Miserables. Claire Green ‘19: Wizard of Oz in third grade. When I got to high s...

Thos Tough

Thos Tough

Lottie Gidal, News and Sports Editor

April 30, 2019

Every morning Thos Trefz writes a quote on the blackboard that hangs over his room. Quotes are all over his Instagram and T-shirts; they are layered throughout his coaching lessons. Any of the runners that frequent his room could tell you about all the times Thos has used a quote to help them push through...

Remembering Coach John Raffensperger

Remembering Coach John Raffensperger

Jack Bacon, Reporter

April 27, 2019

City High has lost a legend. “There are many, many things that I will remember about Coach Raff,” says A.D. Terry Coleman. At a school famous for outstanding coaching talent, Coach John Raffensperger left as indelible a mark as any. In 34 years as head coach of the boys track program, “Raff” forged ...

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