International Women’s Month, With Mrs. Jackson

What is your stance on Barbie as a role model? Even though Barbie is a bit disproportionate, there is no doubt that she is a universal figure  in many, many homes. The company has capitalized on it, but with all the new body types, hair types, and jobs, I believe they reinvented themselves from the very first Barbie to provide a huge platform. Have you faced … Continue reading International Women’s Month, With Mrs. Jackson

Happy Lunar New Year! 春节快乐!

On Friday, February 12, 2021, people all over the world celebrated Lunar New Year, better known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival. This date signified the end of winter and the beginning of spring, as well as the beginning of the Year of the Ox in the Chinese twelve animal zodiac cycle. All over the world, billions of people celebrate this day by putting … Continue reading Happy Lunar New Year! 春节快乐!

What is IB? An Interview With Ms. Vandervliet

To celebrate City High Middle’s 10th anniversary as an IB school I interviewed Ms. Vandervliet, City’s former IB Coordinator and current Vice Principal, about the history of IB and what makes the curriculum so unique. In general, what’s cool about IB? Why seek out a program like City’s? To start from the beginning, the International Baccalaureate initially came to fruition in Europe because there were … Continue reading What is IB? An Interview With Ms. Vandervliet

The Inside Explanation of CHMS Part VIII

Language Teachers Mrs. Alexander ~ English (And Chemistry) Q. “How many years have you taught at City?” A. “This is my 3rd year.” Q. “What grades have you taught?” A. “7, 8, and 10.” Q. “On a scale of 1-5, 5 being the best and 1 being the worst, how well behaved are your classes overall?” A. “3.75.” Q. “On a scale of 1-5, 5 … Continue reading The Inside Explanation of CHMS Part VIII

The Inside Explanation of CHMS Part VII

12th Grade Nina Lu Q. How many years have you been at City? A. Six Q. Do you like the people (staff and students) at City? A. Yes, the open minded and academic community is what has made City unique for me. However, the social environment can get competitive and pressure is high. The staff are generally supportive and skilled in their fields. You have … Continue reading The Inside Explanation of CHMS Part VII

A Look Back at Normal School Life

When the COVID-19 shutdowns started everything changed, seemingly overnight. School closed, stay at home orders were issued, and everything stopped. With everything so different it can be easy to forget what normal school life was like before COVID-19. Back in February two of our writers interviewed several students to find out how 7th grade student athletes balance school, social life, after school obligations, and sports … Continue reading A Look Back at Normal School Life

The Inside Explanation of CHMS Part VI

11th Grade Kenzie W. Q. How many years have you been at City? A. 2.5 Q. What are the hardest/easiest things for you here? A. The hardest thing for me at City is time management, and the easiest is making friends Q. Is the homework amount fair? A. Somewhat Q. Was it tough to adjust to City? A. At first Q. What is your favorite … Continue reading The Inside Explanation of CHMS Part VI

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 whole, an air of negativity, … Continue reading Is there a simple way to become more positive?