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Students walk out of Iowa City City High School to show activism for abortion laws on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021.

Iowa City High School students walk out for reproductive rights

Sam Knupp, News Reporter December 16, 2021

Students from the Iowa City Community School District walked out of class around 11:15 a.m. on Thursday to protest the anti-abortion agenda of lawmakers across the country on the University of Iowa’s...

Mayasa Hamid holds a sign that reads “Enough is Enough” in front of an Old Capitol Museum employee asking students to move during a protest against racial discrimination throughout the Iowa City Public School District in Iowa City on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. The employee wanted the students to move because they were blocking access. “That is completely understandable, however, her attitude was very uncomfortable,” Hamid said. “This is a peaceful protest and we don’t want to do block anyone from doing anything. We’re just here to remind you Black Lives Matter.”

Black students search for a sense of belonging in Iowa City schools, expand Black Student Unions

Arabia Parkey, News Reporter December 13, 2021

After recent protests by Iowa City Community School District members over an incident involving the usage of racial slurs on social media by a West High School student, Iowa City students are organizing...

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Iowa City business owner knits winter apparel for K-12 students, Domestic Violence Intervention Program

Sam Knupp, News Reporter December 12, 2021

Edyie Stika, owner of the Knitting Shoppe, is helping Iowa City residents stay warm this year. Stika has owned the Knitting Shoppe on Muscatine Avenue for 35 years. For that same amount of time,...

A protester holds a sign at a meeting of the Board of Directors at the Iowa City Community School District Administration Building in Iowa City Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. Community members protested after a video surfaced on social media of an Iowa City West High School student using a racial slur and blackface.

Iowa City School Board members commit to efforts to combat racism following student input

Emily Delgado, News Reporter December 7, 2021

Iowa City Community School District board members plan to focus on the causes and effects of systematic racism on education after students voiced their concerns about racist incidents in community...

Southeast Junior High School is seen in Iowa City on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021.

South East Junior High reviews proper behavior with students after negative community reports

Simone Garza, News Reporter December 1, 2021

Iowa City’s South East Junior High administrators and Iowa City officials are hoping student support and community building will help address a run of reported poor behavior by students after school...

Students cheer in support during a protest against racial discrimination throughout the Iowa City Public School District in Iowa City on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021.

Iowa City high school students march in response to student video with racial slurs

Anthony Neri, News Reporter November 19, 2021

Iowa City Community School District students and members of the Iowa Freedom Riders gathered on the Pentacrest for better recognition of the problems facing students of color in the district after...

OLeary twins, 8, pose for a portrait at a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic for children at Weber Elementary School in Iowa City Monday, Nov. 8, 2021.

Iowa City Community School District parents ‘relieved’ to vaccinate students 5-11

Meg Doster, News Reporter November 10, 2021

Iowa parents are taking advantage of the Iowa City Community School District’s free on-site walk-in clinics to vaccinate their children against COVID-19. The district partnered with the Visiting...

The ACT building sign is seen on November 2 2021.

ACT receives Climate Action at Work Award

Natasha Keicher, News Reporter November 3, 2021

ACT’s Iowa City location received a Climate Action at Work award from the city for its work in resource conservation, wildlife management, and sustainability on its campus. Iowa City Climate Action...

Iowa City Community School District sign 1725 North Dodge St.. As seen on Thursday, Oct.15, 2020.

Claussen, Finch, Malone, Pilcher-Hayek win Iowa City Community School Board election

Cooper Worth and Arabia Parkey November 2, 2021

J.P. Claussen and Ruthina Malone were reelected to the Iowa City Community School District Board of Directors. Jayne Finch and Maka Pilcher-Hayek both were elected to their first terms on the board. The...


New City High inclusion club to help create friendships

Simone Garza, News Reporter November 1, 2021

Iowa City High School is looking to push forward inclusivity through friendships. To do so, they’ve established the Iowa City Community Inclusion Club, formerly known as Best Buddies. The nonprofit...

City Councilwoman Janice Weiner accepts a ballet from a voter during early voting polls at the Old Capitol Mall on Oct. 26, 2021. The opportunity to vote early and in person started on Oct. 13, 2021.

Satellite voting sees changes as result of new Iowa voting legislature

Natalie Dunlap and Kate Perez October 31, 2021

Iowa voters looking to cast their ballot election ahead of time for the local and school board elections had a shorter window this election cycle, a result of new voting laws passed by the Iowa legislature...

The Iowa City Community School District sign is seen on Apr. 29, 2019.

Meet the six candidates vying for four seats on the Iowa City Community School District board

Emily Delgado, News Reporter October 24, 2021

For the first time, six candidates are running for four open seats on the Iowa City Community School District school board. Two incumbents, J.P. Claussen and current school board Vice President...

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