A lot of people 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!


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Writer at The City Voice

Hello! I'm a writer for The City Voice beginning my first year with the illustrious newspaper. I debate and perform public speaking for City while also playing cello for the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony. For inquiries into articles written, questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to reach out and send an email to: aaron.chen.tcv.gmail.com

Writer at The City Voice

Avi loves cats, reading, and writing. She likes fantasy, fiction, and fan-fiction tv shows and/or movies and books. She enjoys hanging with friends, playing with animals, archery and practicing volleyball. She lives with her mom and two cats in Grand Rapids, MI.

Writer at The City Voice

My name is Helen Engbers I am 12 years old and am in 7th grade. I have 3 siblings and 2 dogs and I love reading, writing, art, and music. This is my first time on a school newspaper.

Writer at The City Voice

11th grader who loves to swim and watch sports. I play the Tuba and I love meteorology. The best desert is donuts.

News Anchor at The City Voice

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.


My name is Maya Oeverman and I am in 11th grade at City High Middle. I started writing for the newspaper during quarantine and decided I enjoyed it! My favorite things to write are book reviews and anything animal science related. My favorite hobbies include riding horses, taking care of my pets, and reading.

Writer at The City Voice

I'm Romy McKellar (she/her), and I enjoy playing soccer and gymnastics, along with writing. I'm in 9th grade and I have a large family- 4 brothers (one is a half brother), 2 parents, and 2 pets.

Writer at The City Voice

Hi, my name is Sophia Xu, and I'm a sophomore at City. As well as writing for the City Voice, I'm also a part of NHS, Union Golf, MIHS, and more! For any questions or requests, contact me at xu-s@students.grps.org.

Writer at The City Voice

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!

Writer of many interests entering my third year at The City Voice. If you have a question about any of my articles, or a topic you want me to write about, please feel free to leave a comment or email me at the.scrivener.chms@gmail.com.

Writer at The City Voice

Hi! My name is Vishnu and I am a sophomore at City High Middle. This is my first year as a writer for The City Voice. I love playing the violin, and am a member of the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony. Apart from music, I enjoy programming and reading during my free time. If you have any questions about my articles or want to contact me, feel free to email me at vishnu.mano.thecityvoice@gmail.com