200th Article

It seems hard to believe that it was only three months ago that school shut down, but in that short time a whole 100 City Voice articles have been published! This article marks 200 posts on The City Voice website, and none of that would have been possible without such amazing support from you, the students at City High Middle. We have been amazed at how many people have been willing to write articles for the newspaper during this time of crisis, and we are grateful for their knowledge and insight. Even if you have not written something, your readership means a lot to us.

We hope that you have enjoyed reading The City Voice, and that you continue to do so when we return next year! In the meantime, consider taking a look back at the hundred articles we have published during this difficult time. Some of them are about the health crisis, but others are about the moments of wonder, discovery, and even happiness that continue to take place even when so much is falling apart. If you have not had a chance to read them yet, we hope you will this summer.

Articles from the Shutdown

29 Year-Old Arrested After Posing as a High School Student

A 29 year-old woman was arrested after posing as a high school student for four days.  Hyejeong Shin enrolled in New Brunswick High School using a fake birth certificate. The motive is unknown by the police thus far. She attended for four days before she was caught by the police and arrested. Students claimed that they… Continue reading 29 Year-Old Arrested After Posing as a High School Student

The American Dream: An Interview With US Representative Shri Thanedar

Now that the 188th congressional session has begun in the US Congress, I would like to reflect back on an opportunity I had in September to interview current US Representative Shri Thanedar (D-MI) of Michigan’s 13th Congressional District. At the time, Rep. Thanedar was a member of the Michigan House of Representatives and was running… Continue reading The American Dream: An Interview With US Representative Shri Thanedar

The History of Roe v. Wade

Sunday, January 22, was the 50th anniversary of the landmark court decision to protect abortions, Roe v. Wade. The name comes from Norma McCorvey (who took the pseudonym “Jane Roe”) and her district attorney, Henry Wade. Abortions were illegal in Texas (where McCorvey lived) unless the mother would die. McCorvey was pregnant with her third… Continue reading The History of Roe v. Wade

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern To Resign From Office

Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s Prime Minister and leader of the Labour Party since 2017, has announced that she will be resigning from her office. Prime Minister Ardern, known as an icon for liberal leaders around the world, will leave office by Feb. 7, she said in a tearful speech during the Labour Party’s summer caucus… Continue reading New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern To Resign From Office

Barbara Walters: A Trailblazer in Journalism

The name Barbara Walters is followed by many titles that have impacted the entire broadcasting facet of modern-day entertainment including becoming the first female co-host of an American network evening news program, creating ABC’s sociopolitical and entertainment talk show ‘The View’ to empower women in journalism, and earning 11 Emmy nominations, 1 Emmy Award, and… Continue reading Barbara Walters: A Trailblazer in Journalism

The 5 big transfers in the January transfer window

Cristiano Ronaldo: Free agent to Al-Nassr Ronaldo ended his illustrious career in Europe with his transfer to Al-Nassar. He and Manchester United had previously mutually terminated his contract due to disciplinary problems. During the World Cup break he was looking for a club and the Saudi-Arabian club, Al-Nassar, came knocking. With a salary of around… Continue reading The 5 big transfers in the January transfer window

Qatar Will Need More Than a Penalty Kick to Repay Their Migrant Workers

The news has spread to every nook and corner of the world; there is rarely a single soul who has not yet heard about the most expensive, profligate international sporting tournament: the 2022 Qatar World Cup. However, what is not as well known and very intriguing once you learn about it, is what it took… Continue reading Qatar Will Need More Than a Penalty Kick to Repay Their Migrant Workers

‘Tis The Season for Peppermint Mochas: Reviewing Holiday Starbucks Beverages

As Andy Williams sings to us in his famous 1963 holiday song, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year With the kids jingle belling And everyone telling you be of good cheer It’s the most wonderful time of the year” With multiple international holidays coming around the corner, it is important for all of… Continue reading ‘Tis The Season for Peppermint Mochas: Reviewing Holiday Starbucks Beverages

Goal or Foul? FIFA’s Long History of Corruption

Two underdog teams and two legendary lineups in the semi-finals: the 2022 Qatar World Cup seems to be straight out of an extremely dramatized Hollywood film full of major upsets and suspenseful penalty shootouts. These lively, rousing matches make the tournament one that is viewed by billions of football fans, with some physically attending the… Continue reading Goal or Foul? FIFA’s Long History of Corruption

Moon and Mars Eclipse

On Wednesday the 7th, there was a very rare event called a Lunar Occultation, where the Moon is in a position in front of another solar mass, this time it was Mars behind the Moon. This time was particularly unusual because Mars was at opposition, meaning that Earth was directly between the Sun and Mars,… Continue reading Moon and Mars Eclipse

Winter Fashion

Winter fashion is all about layering and knowing the different techniques to make layering look elegant. People have been doing layering since the 90, however a lot of people sway from layering because they believe that it will make them look bigger but that is not the case. Layering has to do with confidence and… Continue reading Winter Fashion

Preparing for Flu Season

Along with Covid-19, another virus is also starting to go around- influenza, or the flu. Since it is flu season, here is some helpful information about the virus and how to prevent it!  Influenza and its Causes: Influenza, more commonly known as the flu, is a contagious viral infection that targets the respiratory system. It… Continue reading Preparing for Flu Season

The Second Half

After the last few games, it has become more apparent that the Michigan Football team makes their best plays in the second half. Last weekend, Saturday the 3rd of December, the Michigan Wolverines competed against the Purdue Boilermakers on a neutral field in Indianapolis. The game ended 43 – 22 with Michigan winning the Big… Continue reading The Second Half

Mighty Mauna Loa Awakens

Just the other day at 11:30 PM, Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano erupted with fire and flames, spewing lava out of fissures in the caldera. As of today, Mauna Loa is the largest active volcano with a towering height of 13,679 feet and has been calm and collected for the past 38 years, last erupting in… Continue reading Mighty Mauna Loa Awakens

The Respect for Marriage Act is Passed

This past Tuesday, the Senate passed the Respect for Marriage Act, which protects both same-sex marriage and interracial marriage. It doesn’t make all states allow same-sex marriages, but it does make them respect legal same-sex marriages from other states. Additionally, these marriages can qualify for federal benefits like Medicare. With votes from every Democrat plus… Continue reading The Respect for Marriage Act is Passed

Iran’s Global Fight for Women’s Rights: How A Historically Unjust Country Triggered Worldwide Solidarity

No matter where you saw it – aimlessly scrolling on TikTok, watching your feed of YouTube Shorts, or seeing the large headlines on the New York Times – the protests in Iran have reached the phones and front doors of wide audiences as the most recent fight against an authoritarian regime has risen. Following leaked… Continue reading Iran’s Global Fight for Women’s Rights: How A Historically Unjust Country Triggered Worldwide Solidarity

#Hacked

It would be a lie to say that I’m not addicted to my phone, like a lot of people, especially teens. More than 210 million people worldwide suffer from social media and internet addiction, according to Science Direct. And some teens spend more than 7 hrs a day on social media. This sounds concerning, doesn’t… Continue reading #Hacked

What Is The City Voice’s Favorite Thanksgiving Food?

Chloe Diehm My favorite thanksgiving food is mashed potatoes. Nick Hankins Mashed Potatoes Keira Mei Harrel The dinner rolls 🙂 Lia Lin Hawaiian salad! Also- slightly stale stuffing (only Ms. Alexander’s 5th hour English will understand the last one) Niyla Long My favorite thanksgiving food is sweet potato pie Krishna Mano You can never go… Continue reading What Is The City Voice’s Favorite Thanksgiving Food?

Thanksgiving Music: An Honest Review From A Metalhead

Holiday Music is quite an interesting genre containing hit songs such as Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” or Danny Elfman’s “This Is Halloween,” however most of the Holiday Music genre is either Christmas or Halloween songs, you never hear songs about the one Holiday sandwiched right between the two: Thanksgiving. Now… Continue reading Thanksgiving Music: An Honest Review From A Metalhead

Amidst the Midterms

DISCLAIMER: These are not official results but were called by The Associated Press (https://www.ap.org/en/) Last Tuesday, hundreds of millions of Americans went to pre-designated places to cast their votes for Senate, House of Representatives, Governor, and Ballot measures. Here’s the rundown: There have been predictions about the Republican party claiming a majority in the House… Continue reading Amidst the Midterms

The Passing of Proposal 3

As I am sure many of you already know, 137 days ago the United States supreme court removed a woman’s right to an abortion as a constitutional right. The states now have the individual power to decide the legality of such rights. In Michigan, Proposal 3 was on the ballot. Prop 3 would add to… Continue reading The Passing of Proposal 3

The Closest Black Hole to Earth: The Gravity of this Situation

Astronomers announced on Friday, November 4, 2022 that they have discovered the closest known black hole to Earth. Not to worry, however, this black hole is dormant currently, meaning it’s not gravitationally consuming nearby stars, and is not a threat to our Earth. It’s located about 1,600 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Ophiuchus.… Continue reading The Closest Black Hole to Earth: The Gravity of this Situation

Did Someone Say Tory Trouble? What Former PM Liz Truss Leaves Behind for Britain

As I had reported last week, British politics have taken many significant turns in the past few months, the most recent being Former Conservative Prime Minister Liz Truss announcing her resignation on October 20, marking the shortest premiership in Britain. 4 days later, Rishi Sunak, former member of Parliament and Chancellor of the Exchequer who… Continue reading Did Someone Say Tory Trouble? What Former PM Liz Truss Leaves Behind for Britain

The Superheroes of Peru

On October 31st, 2022, 4 policemen from Peru went on an undercover mission to arrest suspected drug dealers in the country. In order to blend in with the locals, they wore superhero costumes making it look like they were in the town of Lima in Peru to perform an advertisement for a Halloween event so… Continue reading The Superheroes of Peru

Día De Los Muertos

The ways we learn of this annual tradition varies, some from experiencing first-hand, others watching a video in their Spanish class, or maybe through movies. My favorites for the holiday’s expression on the screen have to be Spectre, Coco, and The Book of Life. There is so much to celebrate when it comes to your… Continue reading Día De Los Muertos

Ye’s Twitter gets suspended after anti-Semitic posts

Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, is no stranger to controversy. But his latest ploy to stir up the news is causing his social media accounts to be blocked and worse- an uproar of hate towards America’s Jewish population.  Ye’s inexcusable choices regarding racial supremacy have showed up before, from the “White Lives Matter” shirt… Continue reading Ye’s Twitter gets suspended after anti-Semitic posts

How a 90 Second Video Further Exposes the Dangers of Xi Jinping’s China

Inhumane detention structures for Uyghurs. Infringing rights through mass surveillance. Unscrupulous corruption at all levels of politics. Most of us who follow the horrifying events of our world, and even some who don’t, would know that these are all just a few of the major issues plaguing the People’s Republic of China. The blame can… Continue reading How a 90 Second Video Further Exposes the Dangers of Xi Jinping’s China

Top Ten Best Halloween Candies

It’s almost time for one of my favorite holidays- Halloween. To be completely honest, although dressing up in costumes and seeing all the decorations is fun, getting free candy has to be the best part. Here are my top ten personal favorite Halloween candies and chocolate! Number 1 – Starburst You really can’t go wrong… Continue reading Top Ten Best Halloween Candies

Last Minute Costume Ideas

With Halloween right around the corner, it’s time to dress up. Some people have had their costumes planned for weeks, some maybe even months. But, if you’re like me, you have no clue what you’re going to wear yet. Well, if you’re stressing out about what to wear for Halloween here are a few ideas… Continue reading Last Minute Costume Ideas

The Best Celebrity Halloween Costumes

Celebrities influence positive and negative things. One of those positive being fashion. Celebrities often love to go all out with fashion. Halloween is right around the corner as well and there’s some amazing costumes out there. Celebrities have so much at their disposal to put the perfect costume together. To celebrate Halloween, I’ve gathered some… Continue reading The Best Celebrity Halloween Costumes

Snow Crab Season is Cancelled

With Halloween rolling around the corner, we are constantly reminded of the usual scary characters: zombies, ghosts, spiders, and crabs? Well, regardless of their relevance to Halloween, snow crabs have been a hot topic over the past weeks. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game canceled the winter snow crab season in the Bering Sea… Continue reading Snow Crab Season is Cancelled

Beware of Rainbow Fentanyl

Throughout history we have always been aware of the use of drugs in treats like brownies, and candies, and have always taken caution to what we eat on Halloween and where we get it. However this year a new drug has taken the streets by storm with this candy looking drug being on the streets… Continue reading Beware of Rainbow Fentanyl

Britain Elects Rishi Sunak, 3rd Prime Minister in 7 Weeks

On Tuesday, October 24, Rishi Sunak was selected to become Britain’s 3rd Prime Minister of the year and therefore, the Leader of the British Conservative and Unionist Party as he was unopposed in this unprecedented race. This followed Liz Truss’ resignation from the same position after just 6 weeks in office – she had won… Continue reading Britain Elects Rishi Sunak, 3rd Prime Minister in 7 Weeks

History of Halloween

I’m sure many are familiar with the holiday Halloween. Every year on October 31st, you can see people dressed up in costumes, going trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, having festive gatherings, etc., but did you ever wonder where this fun fall tradition came from? Surprisingly, the origins of Halloween go all the way back to 2,000 years… Continue reading History of Halloween

Meta’s Connect Event

On October 11, 2022, Meta had an event that they have been hosting every year since 2020 called “Meta-Connect,” which is an event that is supposed to focus on all the aspects of the VR and AR programs that Meta has been working on throughout the year. This year Meta introduced a groundbreaking component to… Continue reading Meta’s Connect Event

Easter Island Volcano Eruption

On October 10th, Rano Raraku, the volcano on Easter Island off the coast of Chile erupted, burning more than 1 square kilometer of the island and causing irreparable damage to the stone statues known as “moai”. The Chilean National Monuments Council is currently evaluating damages. The volcano and its surrounding area were the most damaged,… Continue reading Easter Island Volcano Eruption

Matchweek 11 & 12

What is the English Premier League (EPL)? These paragraphs are just a crash course on the EPL, if you have already read it or have previous knowledge about what the English Premier League is feel free to read ahead. The English Premier League is a tournament for all of the biggest clubs of football/soccer in… Continue reading Matchweek 11 & 12

Ways To Destress

There might always be something going on in our lives, whether it be school, work, relationships, extracurriculars, etc. Unfortunately, these things can all have their own demands or pressures, and can contribute to stress. Keeping stress levels low is really important to our mental health, and in turn, it’s really important that we take care… Continue reading Ways To Destress

ATLAS™: It Can Do Parkour??

On August 17, 2021, Boston Dynamics, the popular Robotics company released a video filming their very own robot doing….parkour?? Now the video is only about 1 minute long, however it’s enough to astonish you. Think about it, something inorganic, a literal humanoid robot that’s been coded, successfully completed an intense parkour course, looking both fluid… Continue reading ATLAS™: It Can Do Parkour??

Be Real is, Ironically, Not Real: The Tech Industry’s Latest Failed Attempt To Normalize Taboo Topics

I can vividly remember my very last hour of the day during our first week of school. Our teacher was busy explaining his grading system in the syllabus packet he handed out and because of the significance of the topic at hand, he had almost everyone’s attention. Out of nowhere, a student who was looking… Continue reading Be Real is, Ironically, Not Real: The Tech Industry’s Latest Failed Attempt To Normalize Taboo Topics

The Outcome of the bombing of the Crimean Bridge: Russia’s Response

Last Saturday, Ukrainian forces allegedly bombed the Crimean bridge, which was a main area of transport for Russian forces to receive weaponry and supplies, like food and water. On Monday October 10th Russia had unleashed one of its biggest attacks in months by sending a barrage of missiles, and strikes on Ukrainian cities, Killing/wounding many… Continue reading The Outcome of the bombing of the Crimean Bridge: Russia’s Response

Things To Do in October

We’re just getting into the month of October, which means that it’s fall. Fall is that time of year for you to go outside to see the leaves or stay home and binge-watch 20 of your favorite horror movies. Let’s get into some of the many activities you can do during this fall season this… Continue reading Things To Do in October

Mohammed Bin Salman

On October 2nd, 2018, Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist critical of much of the Saudi Arabian government, entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. After hours passed and he had not emerged, his fiancée tried to reach him, but the guards at the consulate said that it was closed, and no one was inside. Speculation… Continue reading Mohammed Bin Salman

World’s Population Predicted to Reach 8 Billion

On July 11, 2022, the United Nations reported that the global population is predicted to reach 8 billion on November 15, 2022. As the UN Secretary-General António Guterres mentioned, “this is an occasion to celebrate our diversity, recognize our common humanity, and marvel at advancements in health that have extended lifespans and dramatically reduced maternal… Continue reading World’s Population Predicted to Reach 8 Billion

Premier League Matchweek #9

What is the English Premier League (EPL)? These paragraphs are just a crash course on the EPL, if you have already read it or have previous knowledge about what the English Premier League is feel free to read ahead. The English Premier League is a tournament for all of the biggest clubs of football/soccer in… Continue reading Premier League Matchweek #9

Las Vegas Stabbing

At around 11:42 am on October 6th, police were called to the scene of the Wynn hotel and casino at a Las Vegas Strip when reports of multiple stabbings came in. Upon arrival, eight victims were identified, two of which were dead on arrival. “As of 2 pm, 3 people were taken to the intensive… Continue reading Las Vegas Stabbing

Tesla AI Day

To many, Tesla is known for its production of electric vehicles, having developed cars on par with its competitors, including Ford and Volkswagen, and becoming the largest electric vehicle manufacturer in the world. However, following Tesla AI Day on September 30, 2022, the company portrayed itself as a catalyst for modern technology, particularly artificial intelligence.… Continue reading Tesla AI Day

Almost Famous: Will It Pass?

In this new series, I am going to be discussing older movies and see how well they hold up against the test of time. There are many popular older movies that aren’t politically correct by today’s standards. Those movies can still be entertaining, but it’s important to acknowledge that what you’re watching may not be… Continue reading Almost Famous: Will It Pass?

Space Oddity: Albert Einstein Travels to Space With Four Others

SpaceX and NASA have sent Crew-5 of the Dragon Crew (an amazing name, by the way) to the ISS. Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada are two members of NASA, while Koichi Wakata hails from Japan’s JAXA space program. Anna Kikina is the fourth member, the first Russian aboard a SpaceX flight. But another famous person… Continue reading Space Oddity: Albert Einstein Travels to Space With Four Others

Roblox Bans Popular Ukrainian Roblox Game. Community possibly enraged?

Throughout the history of the well renown game Roblox made by Roblox Corporation, the Company has always been infamous for taking away things from the community that should have not been taken away from in the first place, whether that being a simple drawing game, to the entirety of censoring all “profanic” language throughout the… Continue reading Roblox Bans Popular Ukrainian Roblox Game. Community possibly enraged?

City of Artists

As there are many artists that have shown their talent, some earn a prize, and others are congratulated. While looking at the list, I see there are many that gain physical rewards. As the list goes on, I now realize that I had barely covered all the art in downtown Grand Rapids. On Friday, Sept.… Continue reading City of Artists

The Well-Rounded Olympian

Throughout history the Olympics have served as a reminder of unity, competition, and global interaction. It is one of the most looked forward to events in the world. Every two years, winter games then summer, the games commence and people from everywhere tune in to join in the fun: rooting for their favorite teams, watching… Continue reading The Well-Rounded Olympian

Pegasi News Network Ep 4

Watch Episode 4 of PNN on The City Voice YouTube channel! In this episode of the PNN we Carson and Krishna give us the scoop on what’s going in the world, Vishnu roleplays as the space force commander, and Sparsh interviews the class of 2023 co-presidents Jubilee and Nuriya regarding Homecoming! Continue reading Pegasi News Network Ep 4

EVGA and Nvidia Split Up?!?!

On September 16, 2022 Graphics card manufacturing company EVGA had announced to the Personal Computer industry that they are planning on cutting the cord, and stopping their partnership with Graphics Card Corporation Nvidia, according to the following forum posted by Product Manager at EVGA Jacob F. on the Official EVGA forum. “EVGA will not carry… Continue reading EVGA and Nvidia Split Up?!?!

What Salman Rushdie Can Teach Us About Modern Free Speech

“Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.” In his fourth novel that struck the world as controversial yet insightful, The Satanic Verses, Indian-born British-American novelist Salman Rushdie emphasizes the importance of expressing your true beliefs regardless of potential public backlash. In fact,… Continue reading What Salman Rushdie Can Teach Us About Modern Free Speech

DECLAN

Former Editor in Chief of The City Voice, finally graduated City High Middle School as part of the Class of 2022.