Texas School Shooting Leaves 21 Dead

On Tuesday, May 24, a shooting at an elementary school in Texas marked the 27th school shooting of 2022. Officials have confirmed that the whole ordeal at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas resulted in the deaths of 19 students and 2 teachers, the 2nd largest death count of any school shooting following the Sandy Hook shooting. The gunman, an 18-year-old, shot his grandmother at … Continue reading Texas School Shooting Leaves 21 Dead

Asian Stereotypes and How They Harm Asian Americans

I, as an Indian man, have had my fill of 7-11 owner and call center scammer jokes, but I don’t exactly know where they come from. And so, in honor of Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Month, I’ll be looking at Asian stereotypes and where they come from.  The first stereotype that I will be talking about is the “high-achieving” stereotype that is assumed … Continue reading Asian Stereotypes and How They Harm Asian Americans

Q&A With Seanan McGuire, Hugo Award Winning Author of Middlegame and Seasonal Fears

Seanan McGuire is the Hugo and Nebula Award winning author of Middlegame and the new Seasonal Fears, along with dozens of other critically acclaimed novels and novellas. In 2010, she won the Astounding Award for Best New Writer (previously the John W. Campbell Award), and currently holds the world record for most Hugo Award nominations in a single year. In addition to the Alchemical Journeys … Continue reading Q&A With Seanan McGuire, Hugo Award Winning Author of Middlegame and Seasonal Fears

City Voice Wins Six State Awards

Congratulations to the City Voice writers honored in this year’s Michigan Interscholastic Press Association Individual Awards! 2021-22 City Voice work competed against 3003 other entries from other school newspapers across the state of Michigan, and judging panels made up of journalism advisers and professionals selected six pieces of City Voice work that stood out. Congratulations to the staff of The City Voice on this incredible … Continue reading City Voice Wins Six State Awards

You Are Powerful: Students March For Change

On Monday, April 18th, students here at City High Middle school in Grand Rapids Michigan stood up en masse and walked out of class to demand justice for Patrick Lyoya, who was unarmed when he was shot and killed by a GRPD officer two weeks prior. City students have organized protests on campus before, including in 2018 as part of March for Our Lives, but … Continue reading You Are Powerful: Students March For Change

Patrick Lyoya, 26, Killed By GR Police Officer

Patrick Lyoya, 26, was killed after he was pulled over by a Grand Rapids police officer on April 4th over an unregistered license plate. The particular license plate on the car did not belong to the car, thus prompting the officer to stop him, Police Chief Eric Winstrom stated at a press conference. Police Chief Winstrom said that Lyoya got out of his car, tried … Continue reading Patrick Lyoya, 26, Killed By GR Police Officer

City Voice Wins National Innovation Pacemaker

The City Voice is honored to have been named as one of the first ever National Scholastic Press Association Innovation Pacemaker Publications! The NSPA Pacemaker, “the association’s preeminent award,” has been presented since the 1920s, and is considered one of the highest honors student journalists in the US can receive. Pacemakers in categories including Newspaper and Broadcast have been presented for decades, but the Innovation Pacemaker was … Continue reading City Voice Wins National Innovation Pacemaker

The Ideal Spring Break Entertainment

Happy spring break everyone! On this, the last school day before break begins, we here at The City Voice thought it was about time to recommend some of our favorite things to binge watch (or read) while school is out. Happy reading, and have a great spring break! Chloe Diehm I would highly recommend the Harry Potter series. They are and will always be an … Continue reading The Ideal Spring Break Entertainment

Feminist Book Recommendations For Women’s History Month

Since March is Women’s History Month, I compiled a list of some of my favorite feminist memoirs and novels. Please read at your own discretion, as many of these books cover sensitive topics. Know My Name is a memoir by the victim of a sexual assault on Stanford’s campus. Originally anonymous, Miller’s writing first went viral after her victim impact statement was posted on Buzzfeed. … Continue reading Feminist Book Recommendations For Women’s History Month