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

Hello! I am a current Junior at City Middle/High School. I am interested in music and current events, especially economic and political topics. Here at City, I am a part of the Speech and Debate team, NHS Executive Board, and the City Chess Club.

AVI HUNTRESS
Writer at The City Voice

Loves writing, reading fanfic, and watching anime.

DECLAN
Editor in Chief at The City Voice | MIPA Honorable Mention and 1st Place Award Winner

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 have 3 siblings and live with my parents. I have 2 dogs and one fish. I love to bake and run and my favorite subject is English.

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

Hello! My name is Krishna Mano and I am an 8th Grader at City Middle School. This is my second year writing for the City Voice. My most favorite hobbies are reading, playing the violin, and programming. I also enjoy writing short stories and newspaper articles. If you have any questions about my articles please contact me at: krishna.mano.thecityvoice@gmail.com.

LENA REEVES
Writer at The City Voice

Sophomore at City. Enjoys being outside, reading? and spends most of time listening to music.

DEVAN "KUMAR" VARMA
Lead Anchor at The City Voice | MIPA Honorable Mention Award Winner

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 at The City Voice | MIPA Honorable Mention Award Winner

I am a Junior 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
Writer at The City Voice | MIPA Honorable Mention Award Winner

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
Editor at The City Voice | MIPA Honorable Mention Award Winner

Hello, my name is Sparsh and I do the music column! I cover anything music related (usually early 2000's punk and rock) and anime! I love writing and hopefully, you enjoy my products!

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.