Lilibeth: Former Queen of the United Kingdom

As the longest reigning monarch dies, a new one tries to take her place. Let us step back to the life we were not around for. The life of Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, the late Queen of the United Kingdom.  For me Elizabeth was immortal, or someone who kept carrying their life for a long period of time. I share a birthday with her and … Continue reading Lilibeth: Former Queen of the United Kingdom

Queen Elizabeth II Dies at 96

On September 8th 2022, Queen Elizabeth II was reported dead at the age of 96 after ruling for 70 years. She died peacefully in her Scottish estate, Balmoral Castle, where she had spent most of the summer. Queen Elizabeth was a leader who saw Britain go from a “war-weary declining imperial power” to a “modern multicultural state,” facing several storms, both public and personal, as … Continue reading Queen Elizabeth II Dies at 96

End of the Year Reflections

As the year comes a close, we can’t help but look back on the things that we did, events that transpired, and even funny little moments in life that pop up whenever. Here at the city voice, we did some reflecting, so here’s what we’re decided to share with you all! Faith Thompson This year was long, tiring, and full of hard work; but it … Continue reading End of the Year Reflections

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