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Is there a simple way to become more positive?

This week we’re excited to publish 10th grader Kennedy Mikel’s Personal Project. Kennedy created a study to analyze whether doing a few simple tasks every day can improve your positivity. This post was previously published in February and is being re-shared as part of the personal project virtual expo. Recently, I’ve noticed within myself, fellow classmates, and highschoolers as a […]

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7 Ways to Keep You and Others Safe

Written by Eleanor Martin Over these past few weeks, our lives have changed quite drastically. We’ve gone from stressing about tests, going to school, and hanging out with friends to being locked in our houses for weeks. While we all are staying up late, sleeping in, and watching television; we also have to keep in mind that we ARE in […]


The City Voice Will Continue

Since COVID-19, dubbed Coronavirus, became a major pandemic there has been a lot of disruption in all of our lives. Everything is now shut down, including our school, but nevertheless the City Voice will continue to publish articles every Thursday as usual. This is a difficult time for everyone, but we will try our best to continue providing with high […]

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100th Article

We at the City Voice are excited to announce that today marks our 100th article! It’s been a long journey, and we hope that you have enjoyed reading the school newspaper as much as we have enjoyed writing it. Please consider taking a moment to look back at all the articles we’ve published so far, and we hope there will […]

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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, […]