Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Meet Cassie Wassink, a senior editor of City High's award winning Little Hawk newspaper, and a student with an unapologetic love of learning.
I am continuing my series on Iowa City Patch where I try to get into the schools and talk to students about their experiences and have them talk about their passions and interests and future plans in their own voice. For this week in honor of graduation, I am finishing up with four profiles I did on students from City High. I hope to expand this project next year to include more schools and even more students so stay tuned, and if you have any non senior students to recommend for my profiles drop me a line at email@example.com. Previous Profiles: For this profile I spoke with Cassie Wassink, a City High senior who at the time I spoke with her, was weighing whether to attend Pomona College in Claremont, Cal. or Northwestern …
The student was arrested and charged with "simulated intoxication" and assault on a peace officer after allegedly spitting on the officer following his arrest.
A University of Iowa student hailing from Keokuk was arrested and charged over the weekend after a University of Iowa police officer reported spotting him running in the nude outside Burge Residence Hall. According to University of Iowa PD criminal complaints, Andrew Jacob Kline, 20, of Iowa City was seen by a university security guard running naked outside the University of Iowa dormitory on Saturday at 1:48 a.m. When Kline was stopped by an officer, he allegedly had slow mumbled speech, dilated pupils, and was "saying off the wall comments that didn't make sense," according to the complaint. Kline allegedly said "(Expletive) you" to one of the arresting officers and spit on his pants and boots. Kline's roommate reportedly told officers …
Monday, May 20, 2013
The Iowa City School District has announced that the two schools dismissed early this afternoon due to a power outage.
Iowa City School District Media Release Borlaug Elementary is dismissing students at 1pm today due to a power outage. West High School is dismissing at 1:30 pm today due to a power outage.
This past weekend marked the graduation for several University of Iowa students
Photos by Bill Adams and Tom Jorgensen Iowa Now Some 5,000 new graduates receive University of Iowa degrees this spring, and many marked the achievement in May 16-18 commencement ceremonies. Related: ' Guess I should tweet about this': Commencement 2013 as seen via social media Ten separate ceremonies recognized graduates from liberal arts and sciences, engineering, business, pharmacy, nursing, law, medicine, MBA and graduate programs. (Dentistry graduates will receive their degrees June 7.) The university also recognized two longstanding leaders with honorary degrees. John Colloton and Mary Louise Petersen received the awards at the Graduate College ceremony May 17.
The City High Jazz Ensemble performed at the Iowa Jazz Championships in Des Moines.
PICTURED: First Row – Kara Hartley, Ellie Benson, Hank Welter, Ellen Carman, Sylvia Dean, Amy Ostrem and Avery Mossman. Second Row – Elena Foster, Zach Williamson, Brian Pringle, Eli Shepherd, Sam Rahn, Quinn Hostager, Will Lubaroff and Omar Martinez. Third Row – Andrew Brown, Joseph Arch, Ethan Zierke, Joel Reynolds, Ben Peters, Brennan Nelson, Austin Berry and Ryan Arp.
Authorities responded to a fight at City High School on Monday morning.
Update: 2:05 p.m. Iowa City Police say five juveniles were charged after a fight this morning at City High. The fight broke out at about 7:25 a.m. Police were aware of ongoing issues between the people involved and had an officer on hand, according to police. School Principal John Bacon said in a letter to parents that the fight was spill over from an incident in a neighborhood this weekend. Due to the immediate action of school staff and the officer already on scene, this morning's situation was quickly defused and all five juveniles were taken into custody and removed from the school. Additional police officers responded to help stabilize the situation. Officials from the Johnson County Juvenile Court Office also responded to City …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The City High Choir performs at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City over spring break.
PICTURED: First Row – Gretchen Burke, Sarah Hichwa, Geneva Conrad, Kara Hartley, Aishu Parandkar, Nora Holman, Micah Cabbage, Taylor Garton, Raquel Loya, Tia Smith, Dr. Greg Grove, Leah Hoelscher, Emilie Burden, Emma Wortman, Cassidy Bringle, Emily Braverman, Leah Harney. Second Row – Elizabeth Smith, Sophia Opitz, Nicole Schmeling, Sarah Cleveland, Lily Howard, Tegan Harty, Lexine Schumm, Mary Rethwisch, Taylor Dengler, Megan Brus, Emma Kaboli, Elena Foster, Maddie Donahue, Amber Slater-Scott, Emma McIntire, Amber Pirkl, Megan Teets, Amy Ostrem, Loshika Embery. Third Row – Hank Welter, Jason Arnold, Matt Kroeze, David Maize, Colton Brown, Mikiel Curtis, Brian Pringle, Michael Henkhaus, Alex Lemus, Aaron Nessler, Sam Buatti, Leo …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
City High Staff members and student were awarded the Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education Awards.
CAPTION: City High Staff members and student awarded the Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education Awards. The Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce sought nominations of volunteers, educators, students, businesses and organizations who demonstrate a commitment to area K-12 schools. The chamber recognized those who exemplify commitment to education and students who go above and beyond in their academic endeavors.
Friday, May 17, 2013
This week thousands of seniors will collect their diplomas, but one celebration had special significance for the gay community at University of Iowa.
Here in flyover country, many of Iowa's neighbors on the coasts know us for few things other than corn and pigs, flat roads and maybe American Gothic and Bridges of Madison County, but one characteristic people seem to be discovering is a reputation for inclusion of gays and lesbians. Take John Paul Horn, a graduate student who came all the way from Bakersfield, CA to attend University of Iowa. "I wanted to go some place where I could focus on my studies while being comfortable with who I was," he said. "I was tired of feeling like I had to live two separate lives - an academic, professional JP and a gay JP. That was never a problem here in Iowa ... I am just as out personally as I am in class or at work." In Iowa, the third state in the …
22 City High Students were recently honored at a statewide award ceremony at Grinnell College for their outstanding performance on the American Association of Teachers of German 2013 National German Exam.
PICTURED: Pictured (left to right): Dr. Bruce Nottingham-Spencer (testing chair), Anna Bethke, Erika Bethke, Dr. Vance Byrd (President of the Iowa Chapter of the AATG), Max Friton, Dominic Balestrieri-Fox, Hagen Opitz, Torben Optiz, Patrick Dey, and Ms. Casey Wilmesmeier (City High German Teacher) Not in attendance: Sophia Opitz, Shelby Clair, Brooks Henry, Neve Heimer-Lang, Maisie Howell, Arthur Wold, Molly Shepherd, Anna Kaldjian, Henry Bethke, Ryan Schuckert, Nick Mendoza, Harris Seabold, Josh Engelbrecht, Lukas Antolic, and Kate Edwards.