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

Dream Job: Q&A With Girl Up Guest Speaker Whitney Burney

On Thursday, March 10th, guest speaker Whitney Burney attended the Girl Up Club here at City and gave some insight into the day to day life of a reporter. Whitney Burney joined the News 8 team in June of 2019. She was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan and, after graduating from City High Middle School in 2012, she went on to study journalism … Continue reading Dream Job: Q&A With Girl Up Guest Speaker Whitney Burney

Women’s History Month Theme: “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope”

Every year, the National Women’s History Alliance, an organization focused on honoring women’s history, releases a theme for Women’s History Month. This year the theme is “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope” which seeks to honor both the healthcare workers and caregivers throughout the pandemic and also those women who have provided healing in many ways all throughout history. Going along with the theme, below are … Continue reading Women’s History Month Theme: “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope”

NSPA Honors City Voice As National Innovation Pacemaker Finalist

On Wednesday, The City Voice was honored to be recognized by the National Scholastic Press Association as a 2022 Innovation Pacemaker Finalist! NSPA has offered the Pacemaker, “the association’s preeminent award,” almost since its founding in 1921, annually honoring “the best of the best” in high school journalism. Pacemakers in divisions including Newspaper/Newsmagazine, Broadcast, and Yearbook have been offered for decades, but the new Innovation … Continue reading NSPA Honors City Voice As National Innovation Pacemaker Finalist

Breaking News: Russia Invades Ukraine

Update 2/25, 10:25 AM – Russia has now expressed a willingness to negotiate, but the details are unclear. Update 2/25, 8:03 AM – Russian troops have entered the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv and fighting in the city has begun. After months of rising tensions, Russia launched a large-scale invasion of Ukraine yesterday, Thursday the 24th, which the world has been anticipating for the past couple … Continue reading Breaking News: Russia Invades Ukraine

Roundtable: The Personal Project

It’s that time of year again: snow is in the air, Valentine’s Day has come and gone, and City High Middle 10th graders are turning in their Personal Projects. A milestone of the International Baccalaureate, the sophomore Personal Project marks the end of the Middle Years Programme and the beginning of the two year Diploma Programme. But what is it, and how do you do it? … Continue reading Roundtable: The Personal Project

COVID-19 vs. the American Education System

Whether it be due to the Omicron variant ravaging the U.S., trying to prevent the spread in the first place, or because of quarantine from a ‘close contact’ tracing method, it is inevitable that there is a shortage of staff members in the education system in America. Teachers, substitutes, bus drivers, you name it; arguably, schools have been hardest hit, but the current situation is … Continue reading COVID-19 vs. the American Education System

Giving Back: An Interview With Senator Debbie Stabenow

Last week, I was honored to get the chance to talk to Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), the senior U.S. Senator from Michigan and a member of Congress since 1997. We discussed a variety of issues ranging from gun control to climate change to voting suppression, but most importantly, her passion for serving our community. Interviewer: You have had a long journey in politics starting as … Continue reading Giving Back: An Interview With Senator Debbie Stabenow

What To Expect From Swirl

Swirl is City’s annual Valentine’s Day dance for high school students. It is semi-formal, slightly fancier and more formal than homecoming. The 10th grade student government has so far announced that Swirl will be on February 11th 2022 at 7:00pm, and will take place at Frederik Meijer Gardens.  Previous Swirl locations have included St. Cecilia Music Center and the Grand Rapids Public Museum. The class … Continue reading What To Expect From Swirl

What Happened to the Lowest Grossing MCU Movie?

November 5, 2021 saw the release of Eternals, the much anticipated next movie of the MCU franchise, but it was met with much dislike amongst the fans. While the movie had great potential — it was the rise of the next big wave in MCU history, created one of the most diverse casts ever seen as a superhero team, and had some fascinating themes to … Continue reading What Happened to the Lowest Grossing MCU Movie?