Human rights are not something we can just strip away. As a female, the possibility of my rights to my own body being taken away from me is horrific. Banning abortion causes so much more harm than good and puts women in a situation of fear. Putting young mothers, unhealthy mothers, or women who simply do not want a child, in a position where they … Continue reading Opinion: Abortion is an Inalienable Right
It’s always easier not to think for oneself. Find a nice safe hierarchy and settle in. Don’t make changes, don’t risk disapproval, don’t upset your syndics. It’s always easiest to let yourself be governed. [But] there’s a point, around age twenty, when you have to choose whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life, or to make a virtue of your peculiarities. … Continue reading What I’ve Learned From 4 Years at The City Voice
SAT is more of a test on how well you’ve prepared yourself, strategizing, and less about your intellectual abilities. My score went up by 470 points between my first PSAT in ninth grade and my April SAT junior year. In between, I took a couple more PSATs and the NMSQT, and there was no significant increase in my score. So, I decided to strategize. I … Continue reading SAT Advice
With April coming to a close and May just around the corner it is important to start thinking about how we will prepare for the end of the year. It is good to get a jump on it so it does not end up getting a jump on you. Here are a few ways to help you prepare for the end of the school year. … Continue reading Preparing for the End of the School Year
The democratic United States has always been the land of the free and the home of the brave to me. However, with current redistricting efforts underway, I cannot help but view what French philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville lovingly described as “The Great Experiment” pessimistically — as something less great and certainly much less radical than what our founding fathers imagined. With more than two-thirds of … Continue reading America’s Election Culture of Disengagement Undermines Democracy
When I opened Chrome on Wednesday morning, I was surprised to see a major OS overall of Gmail. Rolling remote software updates aren’t that shocking anymore, they’re a pretty normal part of modern big tech, but this one is notable for continuing Google’s never ending quest to assimilate the most popular advances of other tech companies like a particularly email-obsessed Borg collective. Refer, for example, … Continue reading Google, Discord, and the Metaverse of Madness
“Redhawks on 3! Redhawks on 3! 1! 2! 3! Redhawks!!” Is what you will be saying after every Union girl’s soccer practice. Join us for an exciting season in which head coach Juan Zhavala and assistant coach Moses will guide the team to (hopefully) multiple games in the Conference. At Union High School (1800 Tremont Blvd NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504), nobody is cut from … Continue reading Join Union Girls’ Soccer!
Michigan politics have recently made national news for the comments of Robert Regan, the Republican candidate for State Representative in Michigan’s 74th House district. On a Zoom meeting, Regan used a horrifying analogy, comparing rape to those who were not fighting to overturn the 2020 election results, which Regan falsely asserts were impacted by fraud. He stated, “I tell my daughters, ‘Well, if rape is … Continue reading The Importance of the Special Election in Michigan’s 74th House District
Before I delve into this matter of great debate, I would like to direct your attention to a quote by Marcus Garvey, an African-Jamaican activist: “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture is like a tree without roots.” Since the American school system was established, childrens’ minds have been fed with a Eurocentric version of U.S. history. You know the … Continue reading The Significance of Teaching History
The girls’ Union High School tennis team is beginning training on March 14, 2022! No previous experience is needed to join the team! The Union tennis team has excellent, experienced coaches ready to teach a wide range of skills for both beginner and advanced players. The general meeting for both players and parents will be held in the City High cafeteria on February 17, at … Continue reading Join Union Girls’ Tennis!