We all know how hard it is to organize a good home workspace during hybrid school, which is why this week The City Voice is excited to announce a new column where our writers share their classrooms away from school and tips on what organization strategies work for them. Our first entry is with City Voice TV anchor Kumar, and he’ll be sharing how he’s set up his home workspace and film studio.


My name is Kumar, and I am a writer for the City Voice, as well as the anchor for City Voice TV. When I’m working on articles, I need a calm and quiet place to research and write. When I’m filming the City Voice TV episodes, I need a place with good lighting that has a place for my script. My workspace perfectly accommodates both of those requirements.

There is a spot for me to place my computer while I’m typing up articles, and there is an elevated block for me to place my computer when I need my script to be visible during the videos.

I also have a powerful lamp that illuminates the entire workspace, which creates great lighting for the videos, and makes it easier for me to write articles. In addition to that, I also have a digital clock that I rely on more than my phone to keep me on track, and a pencil sharpener that is actually very helpful because I do not use mechanical pencils — which are way more popular than they should be.

Another important feature of my workspace is my mouse. Although I use a chromebook (which obviously has its own keyboard and trackpad), I need my mouse while I’m filming the City Voice TV videos, because it allows me to scroll through the script while I’m filming without moving my hand across the screen and disrupting the video.

The final element of my workspace — which I have already alluded to — is my computer. I picked up a standard chromebook from the school at the end of the summer last year, and I have been using it ever since. It isn’t perfect, as I’m sure you all know, but it has a solid amount of battery life, and it charges quickly, so I can write for a long time before it dies.

The chromebook is also great for when I need my script in front of me, because it has a big display screen, and it doesn’t emit very much disruptive blue light. So yeah, I guess this is the perfect space for me. It accommodates my writing and filming needs, and it doesn’t take up too much space. Hopefully, your workspace does the same thing for you, and if it doesn’t, I hope this gives you some ideas about what to incorporate into your own space.

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DEVAN "KUMAR" VARMA
News 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.

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