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This Day in History: 2/28/20

This week the City Voice will be starting our new series of this day in history articles. Every week, we’ll bring you a story of a historical event that happened on this day. This week, we are talking about the discovery of DNA.  The existence of DNA itself was first recognized in 1869, but the classic double helix structure that […]

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Be Nice: What is it and why do Be Nice events matter?

              Be Nice. is a four-step action plan that invites people to Notice, Invite, Challenge, and Empower individuals who may be experiencing changes in mental health. It is undeniable that there is a stigma against mental health and Be Nice hopes to challenge that stigma to ensure that more people are granted access to the resources and help they need. […]

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Understanding the Other

Changing the Way People Approach Politics It is common knowledge that politics is extremely controversial and that there is a growing political rift in the status quo. The reason for this, I believe, is that people are too focused on what divides them rather than what unifies them. So how can we, as high school students, make political discussions more […]

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On the Transition from MYP to DP

It is undeniable that going to a school as rigorous as City is quite demanding in and of itself. A big problem that we all have noticed in the student body is that many students are thrown into the International Baccalaureate Program without the skills or the tools that they need to fully succeed academically during their time at City. […]

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What is College Board?

With the SAT and PSAT recently past, some students may be wondering where these all important tests come from. The tests are created by a massive organization called College Board, and it is more complex, and controversial, than it appears at first glance.

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A Brief History of Halloween

Halloween is an interesting and much celebrated holiday, given that 25% of all the candy sold in the U.S. is sold on or for Halloween! What you may not know is that the traditions from which Halloween originates are more than 2000 years old. Ancient Celtic Tradition The earliest origins of Halloween date back to the Celtic festival called Samhain, […]