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Offensive Twitter Account Launched Towards City High

Offensive Twitter Account Launched Towards City High

October 28, 2013


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

By Sabrina Rodgers After City High defeated West High in the Battle of the Boot a series of events including the vandalism West’s locker room, the absence of handshaking after the game, and an abusive Twitter account called @WestHigh2 or CityHighSucks have students at both schools still talking. The...

Top 10 Stories of Right Now

Top 10 Stories of Right Now

October 28, 2013


Filed under National, NEWS, SHOWCASE

By Edgar Thornton Our Monday update on what is happening in the world. 1.Data Suggests Push to Spy on Merkel Dates to ’02 New details about the monitoring of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone by the National Security Agency further stoked the German government’s anger on Sunday and raised two q...

Cornwell Poised To Break Record

Cornwell Poised To Break Record

Jonathan House and Micah Cabbage

October 25, 2013


Filed under SHOWCASE, SPORTS

By Jonathan House and Micah Cabbage The kicker for the Little Hawk football team, Drew Cornwell, is looking to rewrite the record books. Cornwell has already broken three school records. He has been kicking for a while now, and hopes the best is still ahead of him. “I became interested in kicking in fourth grade,” Drew Cornwell ‘14 said. ...

Student Reactions To PSAT Testing

Student Reactions To PSAT Testing

October 24, 2013


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

More Tests? With the familiar routine of standardized testing upon City High School in the form of the Iowa Assessments, three students take a moment to reflect on a different standardized test they took one week ago, the PSAT/NMSQT. Sitting in uncomfortable chairs in either the old gym or cafeteria,...

Oscar Race 2013

Oscar Race 2013

October 21, 2013


Filed under NEWS, OPINION, SHOWCASE

It has begun. The prologue has gone underway in this year’s Oscar collection. Hopefuls like Rush (a sure candidate in the sound editing category, perhaps even a screenplay nod), Captain Phillips (a film that is pushing for film editing, cinematography, and looking for Tom Hank’s sixth academy award...

Swim Team Places First at Pink Out for Breast Cancer Meet

Swim Team Places First at Pink Out for Breast Cancer Meet

October 18, 2013


Filed under SHOWCASE, SPORTS, Swimming

The girls swim team supported Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Tuesday, Oct. 8 by wearing brand new pink swim caps. The girls team came in first over Williamsburg, 124-45. The team has been practicing 10 times in a week in preparation to accomplish future goals "We're hoping to get many girls to...

Boys 2nd, Girls 4th at MVC Meet

Boys 2nd, Girls 4th at MVC Meet

October 18, 2013


Filed under SHOWCASE, SPORTS, XCountry

On a crisp autumn evening the boys and girls cross country teams ran their last home meet of the 2013 season and had several top finishing runners. The boys placed second to Dubuque Hempstead at the MVC meet scoring 53 points. Ryan Dorman '14 finished seventh with a time of 16:18.9 and Chris Ohrt '14 finished eighth with a time of 16:22.6 i...

City Marches On: Linn-Mar Preview

City Marches On: Linn-Mar Preview

October 18, 2013


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE, SPORTS, Sports Event Preview

CITYHIGH (6-1) vs. Linn-Mar (2-5) @ CITYHIGH When: 7:15 PM Where: Bates Field The Rundown: Following an emotional 14-7 victory against town rival IC West HS last Friday, The Little Hawks are defending Bates Field once more against the Linn Mar Lions. Linn Mar defeated City High last year,...

Government Shutdown Breakdown

Government Shutdown Breakdown

October 17, 2013


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

By Edgar Thornton Late last night, Tuesday, October 16th President Obama signed a bill re-opening the government and raising the debt-limit. This came after three weeks of turmoil and negotiations. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky, brokered this deal with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid,...

City Now Ranked 8th after Beating West 14-7 to Bring Home the Boot

City Now Ranked 8th after Beating West 14-7 to Bring Home the Boot

October 15, 2013


Filed under SHOWCASE, SPORTS

After West High quarterback Nate Boland's pass was knocked down by a City High defender, the student section erupted with screams of celebration. In the following minutes, students poured onto Bates Field to congratulate the Little Hawks on their 14-7 win over West High Friday Night. This low ...

City Loses in Five to West

City Loses in Five to West

October 10, 2013


Filed under SHOWCASE, SPORTS

Story by Keighley Ehmsen and Annika Wasson Photos by Kierra Zapf, Cora Bern-Klug and Micah Cabbage Intensity is always high when cross town rivals City High and West High face off in the annual Battle of the Spike. This year’s game proved to be no different. Battling through five sets, the Little Hawks lost a close match to the Women of Troy 2-3. The Little Hawks came out strong in the first set, rallying at the end to win 25-21. In th...

City High Student is a Semifinalist for the National Achievement Award

City High Student is a Semifinalist for the National Achievement Award

October 9, 2013


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Edgar Thornton, a senior here at City High, has qualified as a semifinalist for the National Achievement Scholarship Award. It’s similar to the National Merit Scholarship, but it’s aimed towards African American students. Thornton was delighted due to the honor. “I was excited when I learned...

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