This week’s issue features all the articles from this year that our club is putting forward in Michigan Interscholastic Press Association contests next week. This is not a judged issue and there are surely many amazing articles from the past year that can’t be seen here, but these are the articles that each writer chose to put forward as a possible contender. Thank you to all of our readers for an amazing year so far and we’ll be back with the normal weekly publication next week!

People Were There To Make Their Voices Heard: An Interview with Mrs. Jackson

2020 has been a year like no other, and the 2020 election was no different. Luckily for us, one of City’s very own teachers, Mrs. Jackson (née Donohue) volunteered* to be a poll worker on election day and agreed to share her story. This interview has been edited for clarity and brevity. Describe a day […]

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Tick Tock, TikTok: Is Time Up For One Of The Largest Social Media Platforms?

Lots of us know Tik Tok as a place to watch old grandmas dance to upbeat pop music or 23-year-olds prank their parents, but there has also been a lot of buzz around it, especially in recent days. And if you are thinking that all of this is confusing, I don’t blame you. Continue reading […]

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Sucker Punch

Small, smart, and mysterious, with a mean right hook. If you couldn’t guess, I’m talking about the bullies of the ocean: octopi! No doubt you’ve all heard the stories about octopi learning to open jars, or solve mazes, or play chess. But don’t be fooled by their intelligence, because these eight armed aggressors regularly punch […]

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From an Unlucky Nose to a Spy Masterpiece

“The name’s Bond. James Bond.” We’ve all heard this famous movie quote at least once in our lives. It’s a classic, after all. Everyone knows James Bond. He’s quite literally The Spy. When someone brings up spies, your mind almost always goes to either Daniel Craig or Pierce Brosnan. I for one always think of […]

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The Many Shades of Music

Music has many shades. They are all different, some are louder than the rest, others have a little more edge. But we  can all agree, they’re all unique and special in their own way. That’s one of the reasons that the world of music can be a bit daunting to anyone (myself included). What’s classified […]

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Hamilton: Live vs. Disney+

Ever since Hamilton came out on Disney plus it’s been getting a lot of positive feedback but I was lucky enough to see it in person before the virus hit, so I want to share with you the perspective of someone who saw the play in person before watching it on TV. I am afraid […]

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The Expanse Season 5 Review

The Expanse is rated TV-14 by IMDB. Episode 4 is now nominated for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form at the 2021 Hugo Awards. Back in December 2020, which, during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, seems to me to have been several years ago, the fifth season of the Hugo Award winning series The Expanse premiered on […]

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First Shadow and Bone Trailer Revealed

Shadow and Bone (book) is rated appropriate for children 12-18 years of age by Amazon Shadow and Bone is a widely beloved fantasy trilogy at the heart of the GrishaVerse. Early last year Netflix announced that they would be partnering with Leigh Bardugo (the author of the books) to turn Shadow and Bone as well […]

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How Does the COVID-19 Vaccine Work?

The COVID-19 virus has claimed the lives of over 2 million people worldwide, kept countries in lockdown for months, and ravaged the economies of global superpowers. Our world has held its breath, waiting for the news of a potential vaccine. And finally, the time has come for this vaccine to be distributed to the world. […]

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Welcome Back Baseball!

It’s here, It’s here, It’s here!!! This week the baseball season began with its first week of spring training games. We waited 124 days for this day, so many days, I don’t know how I kept it together. But that doesn’t matter now because we have to go over what this baseball season will look […]

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Happy Lunar New Year! 春节快乐!

On Friday, February 12, 2021, people all over the world celebrated Lunar New Year, better known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival. This date signified the end of winter and the beginning of spring, as well as the beginning of the Year of the Ox in the Chinese twelve animal zodiac cycle. All over […]

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NFL Playoff Breakdown for Wildcard Weekend

The 2021 NFL playoffs will kick off this weekend after a very long season full of positive Covid-19 tests and ups and downs for many teams. The playoffs will begin on January 9 and 10 and will feature six matchups rather than the usual four. Below is a breakdown of what is going to happen […]

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