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

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

The Life of Millard Fillmore

Can you recall, off the top of your head, who the 13th president of the United States of America was? Chances are, you can’t. But every president has a story to tell. That’s why I’m here to tell you about Millard Fillmore. Born in January of 1800, he lived in poverty in the frontiers of … Continue reading The Life of Millard Fillmore

Homecoming Week

It’s almost the beginning of October which means that Homecoming is right around the corner. Homecoming originally got popular in the 1900s when they had football games and dances to show school spirit and the tradition has been kept up ever since all around the country. Homecoming fashion is usually not too extravagant. Short dresses … Continue reading Homecoming Week

Premier League Matchweek #8

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 #8

Premier League Matchweek #7

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 #7

Emmy Awards 2022

On Monday evening, the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, or simply the Emmy’s, ceremony took place. The Emmy’s are known as the biggest television award event. TV shows such as Hacks, Ted Lasso, Succession, Abbott Elementary, Euphoria, and many others were some of the few that took home awards this year. Previous nominee, Kenan Thompson, was … Continue reading Emmy Awards 2022

2022 Sinquefield cup

The Sinquefield cup was originally created in 2013 as a 4 player round robin style tournament, of which Magnus Carlsen took home first place in, later that year Carlsen went on to become the World champion in his game against Viswanathan Anand. The Sinquefield cup was altered in 2016 to include 6 of the top … Continue reading 2022 Sinquefield cup

Asia Cup 2022

After having been delayed two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic and political turmoil in Sri Lanka, the 15th Asia Cup finally commenced in the United Arab Emirates in August 2022. Six teams qualified to partake in the tournament: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Throughout the coming month, … Continue reading Asia Cup 2022

Premier League Match Week #6

What is the English Premier League (EPL)? These paragraphs are just a crash course on the EPL, if you have already read it or 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 England. … Continue reading Premier League Match Week #6

Queen Elizabeth II Dies at 96

On September 8th 2022, Queen Elizabeth II was reported dead at the age of 96 after ruling for 70 years. She died peacefully in her Scottish estate, Balmoral Castle, where she had spent most of the summer. Queen Elizabeth was a leader who saw Britain go from a “war-weary declining imperial power” to a “modern … Continue reading Queen Elizabeth II Dies at 96

Spare Tires by Luke Fann

Olivia stared into her lunch sack, disappointed. Inside was a piece of bread with mustard smeared on it. Ew, she thought. There was a moldy apple next to it and a pack of off-brand fruit snacks. She was frustrated with her mom, who packed it, as she looked around the cafeteria seeing all the regular … Continue reading Spare Tires by Luke Fann

What Pakistan’s Floods Can Tell Us About The Future of Our World

As of September 7, one-third of the region of Pakistan is underwater due to a massive flash-flooding period that has lasted since mid-June of 2022. These events followed what Nature has called “an intense heatwave and a long monsoon that has dumped a record amount of rain.” The floods have left 1,343 dead and 22 … Continue reading What Pakistan’s Floods Can Tell Us About The Future of Our World

The Debate On Gun Control

On June 2, 2022, President Biden confronted the people of the United States in a public address, reflecting on the recent tragedies involving gun violence across the nation. The President focused his attention on voicing his view on the matter, urging the implementation of potential solutions to the problem at hand. These solutions include the … Continue reading The Debate On Gun Control

A Summer Checklist

Hello, fellow students! This year is finally coming to an end and that means summer is coming! I’ve collected some ideas for you and your friends to try out if you want! I made a lot so I hope everyone finds at least one that they like. It’s important to get outside and have fun, … Continue reading A Summer Checklist

Exam Schedule

That’s right folks, it’s that time of year again. Exams are coming up, and you can’t afford to be late to them! So here we have the exam schedule (for those who don’t already have it, of course) Friday June 3 – Lunch A  Period Start End Total time 1st Hour Exam 8:00 am  9:20 … Continue reading Exam Schedule

Science of Soundwaves

Sound waves are literally what they sound like. Waves of sound. Now what’s incredible about those sound waves is that we, as human beings, are able to synthesize them and actually make coherent sense out of them. Take our voices, for example. Our voices are just rapid successions of sound waves at several different frequencies, … Continue reading Science of Soundwaves

An Update on Ukraine

It has been nearly 2 months since we last covered the Russo-Ukrainian conflict, and much has happened. To recap, Vladimir Putin’s original intention when the invasion began on February 24th was to stop Ukraine from joining NATO. He stated that Russia’s primary goal is to “demilitarise and de-Nazify Ukraine”. This has been criticized by many, … Continue reading An Update on Ukraine

City Musical Announced

City’s theatre department has been around for years, performing musical after musical each year, and this year’s musical has just been announced! After a very long elimination round of potential shows in the choir room on Tuesday, May 10, at precisely 2:58 pm, there was only one show left upon the whiteboard that Mrs. Degenhart, … Continue reading City Musical Announced

Q&A With Seanan McGuire, Hugo Award Winning Author of Middlegame and Seasonal Fears

Seanan McGuire is the Hugo and Nebula Award winning author of Middlegame and the new Seasonal Fears, along with dozens of other critically acclaimed novels and novellas. In 2010, she won the Astounding Award for Best New Writer (previously the John W. Campbell Award), and currently holds the world record for most Hugo Award nominations … Continue reading Q&A With Seanan McGuire, Hugo Award Winning Author of Middlegame and Seasonal Fears

Moon Knight Review

As IB exam season jumps into full swing, another season is coming to a close. Wednesday the finale for Marvel’s Moon Knight premiered and it packed a punch!  For those of you who have not been keeping up with the latest MCU show, Moon Knight follows the story of Marc Spector and his alternative personality … Continue reading Moon Knight Review

Leaked Draft Supreme Court Opinion Places Roe V. Wade Under Threat

A few days ago, a Supreme Court draft opinion was leaked about possibly overturning the Roe v. Wade decision which was made in 1973. Roe v. Wade was a Supreme Court decision which established the right to abortion as a constitutional right. That decision nullified the states’ ability to ban abortions. As soon as the … Continue reading Leaked Draft Supreme Court Opinion Places Roe V. Wade Under Threat

Wordle: A Brief History

Wordle, the simple word game that took the world by storm, has people of all ages hooked, with over 1,000,000 daily players. Players have to guess a five-letter word and have 6 chances to do so, knowing which letters in their guess are correct in each turn. But unlike other popular games of this caliber, … Continue reading Wordle: A Brief History

SAT Advice

SAT is more of a test on how well you’ve prepared yourself, strategizing, and less about your intellectual abilities. My score went up by 470 points between my first PSAT in ninth grade and my April SAT junior year. In between, I took a couple more PSATs and the NMSQT, and there was no significant … Continue reading SAT Advice

City Voice Writers Recognized in National Journalism Honor Roll

Congratulations to Declan Bradley and Maya Oeverman for being inducted into the 2022 National Scholastic Press Association Journalism Honor Roll for their work at The City Voice!  Approximately 1,300 high school journalists across the United States were honored this year, among them graduating seniors who are now eligible for NSPA sponsored college scholarships, to be … Continue reading City Voice Writers Recognized in National Journalism Honor Roll

How To Play Disc Golf

The spring is a great time to go outside and get some fresh air. It’s also a good time to try something new. A new hobby or sport is always something good to try out. Enter disc golf. Many parks are installing disc golf courses, so it’s not too hard to find one near you. … Continue reading How To Play Disc Golf

City Voice Wins Six State Awards

Congratulations to the City Voice writers honored in this year’s Michigan Interscholastic Press Association Individual Awards! 2021-22 City Voice work competed against 3003 other entries from other school newspapers across the state of Michigan, and judging panels made up of journalism advisers and professionals selected six pieces of City Voice work that stood out. Congratulations … Continue reading City Voice Wins Six State Awards

The Technoking Buys Twitter

Starting on January 31st, Elon Musk, the self-described “Technoking of Tesla,” began buying stock in Twitter. By April 4th, Musk announced he had acquired 9.1% of Twitter’s overall stock profile, making him its biggest shareholder. Finally, on April 25th, Musk launched a 44 billion dollar deal with Twitter to own all stocks within it. As … Continue reading The Technoking Buys Twitter

MIPA Honors City Voice Editor In State Student Journalist Staff

At an awards ceremony on Thursday night, the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association named City Voice Editor in Chief Declan Bradley one of the top 15 student journalists in the state as part of their Student Journalist Staff. The Student Journalist Staff is an annual MIPA competition open only to seniors and intended to recognize “graduating … Continue reading MIPA Honors City Voice Editor In State Student Journalist Staff

America’s Election Culture of Disengagement Undermines Democracy

The democratic United States has always been the land of the free and the home of the brave to me. However, with current redistricting efforts underway, I cannot help but view what French philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville lovingly described as “The Great Experiment” pessimistically — as something less great and certainly much less radical than … Continue reading America’s Election Culture of Disengagement Undermines Democracy

Calls For Better Public Safety Programs Grow After New York Subway Shooting

On a Tuesday morning, April 12, 2022, a gunman fired a total of 33 bullets from a handgun at innocent commuters in a Brooklyn, New York subway car. 10 passengers were wounded along with other minor injuries caused by the smoke bombs detonated inside the car prior to the shooting, set off by the shooter, … Continue reading Calls For Better Public Safety Programs Grow After New York Subway Shooting

You Are Powerful: Students March For Change

On Monday, April 18th, students here at City High Middle school in Grand Rapids Michigan stood up en masse and walked out of class to demand justice for Patrick Lyoya, who was unarmed when he was shot and killed by a GRPD officer two weeks prior. City students have organized protests on campus before, including … Continue reading You Are Powerful: Students March For Change

Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Multiverse: Every World We Hope to See in Doctor Strange 2

With less than a month to go before the much anticipated release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, we have a few thoughts. Okay, scratch that, we have a lot of thoughts. While Marvel has promised franchise redefining blockbusters that will “change everything” before, multiple times, Stephen Strange’s jaunt into the infinitely branching … Continue reading Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Multiverse: Every World We Hope to See in Doctor Strange 2

ManageBAC Now Offers Past IB Exams

With this year’s seniors inching ever closer to IB exams in May, City administration has worked to help this year’s seniors do their best by providing access to new online software called ManageBAC. While this was already a helpful resource, ManageBAC’s parent company, OSC Study, announced yesterday that they now offer 54 papers from past … Continue reading ManageBAC Now Offers Past IB Exams

City Voice Wins National Innovation Pacemaker

The City Voice is honored to have been named as one of the first ever National Scholastic Press Association Innovation Pacemaker Publications! The NSPA Pacemaker, “the association’s preeminent award,” has been presented since the 1920s, and is considered one of the highest honors student journalists in the US can receive. Pacemakers in categories including Newspaper and Broadcast … Continue reading City Voice Wins National Innovation Pacemaker

Join Union Girls’ Soccer!

“Redhawks on 3! Redhawks on 3! 1! 2! 3! Redhawks!!” Is what you will be saying after every Union girl’s soccer practice.  Join us for an exciting season in which head coach Juan Zhavala and assistant coach Moses will guide the team to (hopefully) multiple games in the Conference.  At Union High School (1800 Tremont … Continue reading Join Union Girls’ Soccer!

Supreme Court Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson Undergoes Senate Confirmation Hearings

As you may have heard, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has gone up for the most recent round of confirmation hearings. Judge Jackson appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for her first Supreme Court confirmation hearings on Monday, March 21 at 11 a.m. ET, and the hearings are lasting until Thursday. During her opening statement, Jackson … Continue reading Supreme Court Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson Undergoes Senate Confirmation Hearings

Polish Hackers Help Russian Citizens Learn The Truth About The War In Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin of Russia has censored all media in Russia so that Russian citizens don’t know what is happening in the war between Russia and Ukraine. Despite this, media is getting to Russia differently. Enter Squad303, a Polish-based hacking group with the same name as a squadron that fought in WWII against Nazi Germany. … Continue reading Polish Hackers Help Russian Citizens Learn The Truth About The War In Ukraine

Feminist Book Recommendations For Women’s History Month

Since March is Women’s History Month, I compiled a list of some of my favorite feminist memoirs and novels. Please read at your own discretion, as many of these books cover sensitive topics. Know My Name is a memoir by the victim of a sexual assault on Stanford’s campus. Originally anonymous, Miller’s writing first went … Continue reading Feminist Book Recommendations For Women’s History Month

Representative Peter Meijer Visits City For Q&A

On Wednesday, March 23rd, US House Representative Peter Meijer visited City High Middle to meet with seniors and discuss policy, the economy, and current events. Students were able to ask questions as part of a Q&A, and engaged with the Representative in spirited discussion about the stock market, inflation, and environmental legislation.  This is the … Continue reading Representative Peter Meijer Visits City For Q&A

You Don’t Live Here Review

I’ve never been a big fan of books…except when I find a great one. I’m very picky about my taste in books. Naturally, whenever I find a book that holds every key aspect, (humor, relatability, and a limited amount of “cheesy” content) I grow to be somewhat enraptured. Recently I finished a book called You … Continue reading You Don’t Live Here Review

The Importance of the Special Election in Michigan’s 74th House District

Michigan politics have recently made national news for the comments of Robert Regan, the Republican candidate for State Representative in Michigan’s 74th House district. On a Zoom meeting, Regan used a horrifying analogy, comparing rape to those who were not fighting to overturn the 2020 election results, which Regan falsely asserts were impacted by fraud. … Continue reading The Importance of the Special Election in Michigan’s 74th House District

South East Market Spotlight

South East Market is a women-owned, local grocery store in the 49507 zip code of Grand Rapids. Their mission is “to increase access to healthy, affordable and culturally-accepted food for our community through a sustainable and equitable lens.” Their food is sourced from traditionally marginalized groups and they also seek to support environmentally sustainable businesses. … Continue reading South East Market Spotlight

Scientists Demonstrate Life May Really Flash Before Your Eyes Before Death

A new study may prove the idea that life flashes before your eyes when facing death. As it sounds, this is a brilliant and exciting new scientific breakthrough. But it was an accident. Neurological logging of an 87-year-old patient with epilepsy was examined by a team of scientists. However, he died of a heart attack … Continue reading Scientists Demonstrate Life May Really Flash Before Your Eyes Before Death

What Are The Seven Sisters?

Before 1835, colleges did not admit women. As women were increasingly interested in pursuing higher education, feminist advocates opened co-educational colleges like Oberlin and exclusively women’s colleges. Wesleyan College was the first women’s college to open, and there were approximately 230 women’s colleges in the 1960s. Perhaps the most famous of these colleges would be … Continue reading What Are The Seven Sisters?

Women’s History Month Theme: “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope”

Every year, the National Women’s History Alliance, an organization focused on honoring women’s history, releases a theme for Women’s History Month. This year the theme is “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope” which seeks to honor both the healthcare workers and caregivers throughout the pandemic and also those women who have provided healing in many ways … Continue reading Women’s History Month Theme: “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope”

DECLAN

Editor in Chief and in my fourth year at The City Voice. If you have a question about any of my articles, a topic you want us to write about, or you're interested in contributing to the paper, please feel free to email me at contact@thecityvoice.org.