Meet the Writers

A lot of people volunteer to contribute to the constantly evolving project that is The City Voice, and this week we thought it was about time for you to meet them. Here at The City Voice we welcome everyone no matter what your interests, opinions, or prior writing experience. If you have any interest in working with this amazing team please check out our About Us video over at thecityvoice.org/contribute. We look forward to hearing from you!

AARON CHEN
Writer at The City Voice

A senior, Aaron Chen is involved with Speech & Debate, NHS, GRYS, the City Chess Club and E-Club. Aaron has represented City at national level events for 3 years, including earning the title of 2021 National Speech and Debate Tournament Champion. A correspondent for The City Voice, Aaron reports on current events and analyzes political and social issues important to a dynamically changing generation of young adults.

FAITH
Editor at The City Voice

Hello there! My name is Faith, I'm a junior, my pronouns are she/her, and I'm an editor in the City Voice. I like cats, kpop, writing, and watching Asian dramas. I'm a chatterbox and, if you're reading this, I would love to be friends! (Feel free to reach out!)

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.

HELEN ENGBERS
Writer at The City Voice

My name is Helen, I am a ninth grade student at City. I enjoy writing, sewing and playing sports. I have two dogs and 3 cats.

JONATHAN HOFFMAN
Editor Emeritus at The City Voice | MIPA Honorable Mention Award Winner

Hello everyone. I am a 12th grader this year at City and this is my second year at the City Voice. I love to write about sports, science and sometimes even other topics. I hope you are enjoying our City Voice articles!

KRISHNA MANO

Hello! My name is Krishna Mano and I am an 9th Grader at City High School. This is my third year writing for the City Voice and first year as an editor. Apart from the newspaper, I am part of the Speech and Debate team, Student Ambassadors, and a board member of the NHS. Outside of school, my most favorite hobbies are reading, playing the violin, public speaking, and paddleboarding. If you have any questions about my articles, please contact me at krishna.mano.thecityvoice@gmail.com.

LENA REEVES
Writer at The City Voice

Junior at City. Loves listening to music, biking, and hanging out with friends and family.

DEVAN "KUMAR" VARMA

I’m Kumar. Do I have to say more? If I do, then just note that I am an anchor and contributor to the City Voice.

MAYA OEVERMAN
Editor Emeritus at The City Voice | MIPA Honorable Mention Award Winner

I am a Senior at City and I normally write the weekly book reviews! If I'm not reading, you can usually find me at the barn riding and taking care of the horses.

MICAIAH LANE
Writer at The City Voice

Hi! I am Micaiah and I am a Freshman here at City. This is My 3rd your at City and I am passionate about writing, singing, painting, and animals. Anything fluffy or furry is my best friend!

NKECHINYERE OKWUWASI
Writer at The City Voice

Hi! My name is Nkechi. Im currently in 7th grade! I love writing, math, and science.

R.M
Writer at The City Voice

I enjoy writing about current events in many areas ranging from fashion to business. I have two dogs and I enjoy playing soccer in my free time.

RYAN YON
Writer at The City Voice

Hi! My name is Ryan Yon. I am a sophomore in high school and enjoy swimming, playing tennis, and spending time with my friends. I’m so excited to be able to write for the City Voice!

SAM OSTROW

Hi! My name is Sam Ostrow and I'm a freshman at City High School. This is my second year writing for The City Voice. I enjoy watching and playing Sports, reading books, and of course writing. I also like to debate and collect baseball cards. If you have any questions, email me at ostrow-s@students.grps.org.

SEBASTIAN PADILLA
Writer at The City Voice

Hello, I am Sebastian Padilla. I'm a fan of geopolitics, culture, and anything in between.

SOPHIA XU
Writer at The City Voice

Hello, my name is Sophia Xu and I am currently a junior at City High Middle School. While I write about a wide variety of topics, my interests include pop culture and current events. Some other extracurriculars I am a part of are NHS, MIHS, Union Golf, Union Tennis, and Girl Up. For any questions or inquiries, contact me at xu-s@students.grps.org.

SPARSH AIYAR
Hey there! My name is Sparsh Aiyar and I'm the editor in chief of The City Voice. I also make videos on our YouTube channel, so please make sure to check that out! I'm a huge music nerd and I play a lot of guitar so if you also like guitar, feel free to reach out. If you have any questions about the City Voice, please feel free to contact me via gmail, I would be more than happy to help!
VISHNU MANO
Editor at The City Voice | MIPA Honorable Mention Award Winner

Hi! My name is Vishnu Mano and I am an editor here at The City Voice. Apart from writing/editing articles, my hobbies include music, speech and debate, and coding.