Jonathan Rogers

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MINA TAKAHASHI

Welcome!<p>My name is Mina Takahashi and I am a senior in high school. This is my second year on staff. I am the feature editor of <i>The Little Hawk</i>, City …

High School

Patrick Reed doesn't care what you think -- he's the Masters champion

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Patrick Reed will never be regarded among the signature athletes of his generation. He is built like a beer-league softball player, …

Gun Violence Will Be Stopped By These 9 Young Activists

<i>Teen Vogue</i> invited gun violence survivors and gun control activists to talk about the power of the next generation: young people who are working to end mass shootings and ensure student safety once and for all. <b>Clifton Kinnie</b> of Ferguson, Missouri; <b>Nick Joseph</b>, <b>Emma González</b>, <b>Jaclyn Corin</b>, and <b>Sarah</b> …

These Twins, One Black and One White, Will Make You Rethink Race

Marcia and Millie Biggs say they’ve never been subjected to racism—just curiosity and surprise that twins could have such different skin colors.<p>When Amanda Wanklin and Michael Biggs fell in love, they “didn’t give a toss” about the challenges they might face as a biracial couple, Amanda says. “What …

Color Management

Puerto Rico Still Struggling in the Dark

Six months after Hurricane Maria, the island grapples with the longest blackout in U.S. history.<p><b>“The fishermen here</b> are suffering,” says Yamary Morales Torres, 41, standing in her yard overlooking the pounding surf on Puerto Rico’s southeastern coast. Setting out before daybreak, Yamary and 14 …

Caribbean

Arizona Sunset Image

Six Things That Make Life on Earth Possible

ONE STRANGE ROCK<p>6 THINGS THAT MAKE LIFE ON EARTH POSSIBLE<p>Earth is well equipped as a planet and ideally placed in our solar system and galaxy to support life as we know it. The product of some 4.6 billion years of cosmic construction, our planet is flush with life thanks to a fortuitous set of …

Astronomy

'They're the leaders we've been waiting for': Mass shooting survivors will join students at March for Our Lives

As his daughter lay in a funeral home, Greg Medek said his goodbyes.<p>He told her of the dreams and hopes he had for her future and how all of them were ripped away when a gunman walked into a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., in 2012 and killed a dozen people.<p>Medek is reminded of that pain every time …

Iowa football, Ahmad Wagner: A potential match in Hawkeye heaven

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa football prides itself on its toughness and team-first approach.<p>Ahmad Wagner showcased both of those intangibles for three …

Nintendo Will Hold Smash Bros. Switch Tournament In June

The debut of <i>Super Smash Bros.</i> on the Nintendo Switch is finally within spitting distance. On June 11-12, Nintendo will host a <i>Smash Switch</i> tournament …

Video Shows Moments Before Uber Robot Car Rammed Into Pedestrian

Footage also appears to show human safety operator at the wheel was looking down until the moment of impact<p>A newly released video of the fatal accident involving a pedestrian and an Uber Technologies Inc. self-driving car appears to show the vehicle heading straight into a woman walking her bike …

Autonomous Cars

Revealed: 50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica in major data breach

The data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trump’s election team and the winning Brexit campaign harvested millions of Facebook profiles of US voters, in one of the tech giant’s biggest ever data breaches, and used them to build a powerful software program to predict and influence choices at …

Cambridge Analytica

Mom: Austin bomber's black roommate held until suspect found

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — The mother of a man who lived with the suspected Austin bomber says her son was handcuffed, taken into custody by SWAT officers and held overnight before police found the suspect who blew himself up.<p>Jennifer Withers told The Associated Press late Thursday that her …

Crime

Scheels Athlete of the Week: Strong Offseason Has City High's Clark Off To Strong Start

<b>Ryan Murken</b><p><b>Your Prep Sports</b><p><b>IOWA CITY</b> – There is a common trifecta that athletes are seeking during those offseason trips to the weight room.<p>Bigger, …

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Inside the Two Years That Shook Facebook—and the World

One day in late February of 2016, Mark Zuckerberg sent a memo to all of Facebook’s employees to address some troubling behavior in the ranks. His …

Journalism

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Facebook ends experiment that split news feed in two

Facebook’s experiment that saw its News Feed split into two hasn’t been well-received in the six countries where trials were taking place. As such, …

Why This Tech Executive Says Her Plan to Disrupt Education Is Different

MELBOURNE, Australia — At Lumineer Academy, a newly opened primary school in Williamstown, Australia, there is no homework. There are no classrooms, uniforms or traditional grades.<p>Instead, there are “creator spaces,” “blue-sky thinking” sessions and “pitch decks.”<p>If the school — furnished like a …

Justin Curto: Student Journalist of the Year Portfolio

<b>I'm not a journalist because I'm a storyteller. I'm a journalist because I'm a learner.</b><p>​That doesn't mean I don't like to tell stories — I love using …

Journalism

JoY Archive

Molly Hunter

Hello,<p>My name is Molly Hunter – welcome to my portfolio for the Iowa High School Journalist of the Year competition!<p>Before you dive right in, let me …

High School

Kellen Browning

Kellen Browning<p>I’m a student journalist and freshman at Pomona College in Claremont, California. I’m the current U.S. news editor for …

Payton Evans

I’m Payton Evans, a senior at City High in Iowa City, Iowa and the co-executive editor of City High’s newspaper, <i>The Little Hawk</i>. I created this …

Innes Hicsasmaz

I’m a senior at City High School in Iowa City, Iowa. I have been part of <i>the Little Hawk</i> student newspaper since my freshman year. Last year I was one …

Koepnicks Lead “Cutest Couple Contest”

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Student Senate Election Rules Spark Twitter Debate and Decision from Principal Bacon

In the past few weeks on Twitter, users have been posting aggressive messages about the senior class election. Hashtags such as ‘#draintheswamp’ and …

Women on Top: The Empowered Leading Ladies of Student Senate

School dances, student-run club funding, the Pantry, the annual can drive; these things are fundamental elements of City High’s internal workings – …

Book Review: “The Hundred-Foot Journey” by Richard C. Morais

<b>Disclaimer: This review includes some spoilers. Proceed with caution.</b>Over Winter Break, I wandered into a seemingly neverending bookstore in Chicago …