It seems hard to believe that it was only three months ago that school shut down, but in that short time a whole 100 City Voice articles have been published! This article marks 200 posts on The City Voice website, and none of that would have been possible without such amazing support from you, the students at City High Middle. We have been amazed at how many people have been willing to write articles for the newspaper during this time of crisis, and we are grateful for their knowledge and insight. Even if you have not written something, your readership means a lot to us.

We hope that you have enjoyed reading The City Voice, and that you continue to do so when we return next year! In the meantime, consider taking a look back at the hundred articles we have published during this difficult time. Some of them are about the health crisis, but others are about the moments of wonder, discovery, and even happiness that continue to take place even when so much is falling apart. If you have not had a chance to read them yet, we hope you will this summer.

Articles from the Shutdown

Six Word Sci-Fi

Every month, Wired magazine hosts a contest challenging readers to write a story that’s only six words long in response to a given prompt. A formidable challenge, but not one beyond The City Voice! These are our writers’ entries in response to the June prompt: “In six words, write a story about a casual encounter […]

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99 Red Flashcards Go By

“Ninety-nine red balloons Floating in the summer sky Panic bells, it’s red alert! There’s something here from somewhere else! The war machine springs to life Opens up one eager eye Focusing it on the sky When ninety-nine red balloons go by” Why am I quoting song lyrics at you, you ask? Dear reader, I do […]

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Getting Started in Scholastic Journalism Q&A

Last week The City Voice’s very own broadcast anchor Kumar Varma hosted a special live Q&A panel with student representatives from other Michigan Interscholastic Press Association school newspapers to discuss ways to get started in scholastic journalism. If you’re curious about The City Voice, want to find out more about what we do, or are […]

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MLB The Show 21 Review

A little over a month ago, history within the video game industry was made. For the first time since its initial release in 2006, MLB The Show was coming to Xbox. This made this game extremely exciting for many different groups of people, including myself, who have been waiting for a better baseball game to […]

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Music in Commercials

Our ears are incredible organs: body parts that take frequency waves and send them to your brain to process them into something that actually makes sense! Our ears and brains have an inseparable bond, and even more so with music! Certain songs and tunes remind us of things, or make us feel certain emotions, because […]

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Shadow and Bone Review

Shadow and Bone is rated TV-14 by the Motion Picture Association of America. On April 23rd Season One of Shadow and Bone was released on Netflix! Based on the Grishaverse books by Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone is the story of Alina Starkov: an orphaned mapmaker who learns she is the Sun Summoner, a magic […]

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How Did We Do?

As the 2020-21 school year draws to a close, The City Voice is looking for feedback from you, our readers. How did we do this year? What should we do better next year? Let us know below so that we can make next year even better! Loading… About the author Related posts DECLAN Editor In-Chief […]

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Continental Drift: From Sloths to Icebergs

Have you ever been entertained by a dystopian film, but also grateful for not having to live through those terrible times? Well, it turns out that those magical worlds are slowly sauntering into our own, and we can no longer ponder and laugh hysterically at the idea that there will be a zombie apocalypse in […]

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The 59 Second Minute

December 31st, 2016. The clock was at 23:59:58. Tick. The clock struck 23:59:59. Tick. Now, in a normal year, the time would change to 00:00:00, January 1st. But 2016 was no normal year: Lin Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton had become a nationwide sensation, Harambe had been transformed into a meme, Pokemon Go had taken over everyone’s […]

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Sign Up For The 2021-22 City Voice

Excited for the 2021-22 school year? Contribute to the school community, earn CAS hours, and take part in investigating and reporting the news that shapes the world around us by getting involved in the award winning City Voice school newspaper! All grades and cohorts are welcome. Sign up to get involved next year today at https://thecityvoice.org/contribute! […]

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Epic Reps News May 2021

The City Epic Reps met for the first time this year on Tuesday to reflect on the difficulties and successes of the 2020-21 school year, and the anticipated hurdles and benefits of next year. Reps were asked to work in breakout rooms (Zoom), or small groups (in-person) and share feedback with administrators. Here are some […]

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Two Months Of Baseball!

We’re two months into the regular season of baseball and there’ve been some major surprises and some predictable outcomes. In this article I’ll go over both and give my predictions for awards and the postseason, plus some surprises and predictable outcomes. Surprises As of this writing there have been 6 no-hitters in the MLB this […]

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The Queen Rises Again

UFC Fight Night Vegas 27 was a relatively boring event. Of the six fights on the main card, five went to decision. The Heavyweight bout between Justin Tafa and Jared Vanderaa was relatively impressive, considering the lack of name recognition for either of the two fighters. Vanderaa was able to demonstrate some impressive striking while […]

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Fighting Spirit

UFC 262 started with a bang! The first fight on the main card featured the veteran contender Edson Barboza, against prospect Shane Burgos. Burgos entered the fight as a slight favorite, but after two hard rounds of fast-paced back and forth action, Barboza secured the victory with a powerful punch combination that landed flush on […]

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Banned: The Call of the Wild

In Banned, we review books on the American Library Association’s list of frequently challenged young adult novels, banned books. The intended audience for all books is “young adult”, typically defined to include ages 12-18. We review them because challenging ideas are the heart of democracy and diversity, because even harmful perspectives should be discussed so that they […]

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Gifted Review

Gifted (film is rated PG-13) by the Motion Picture Association of America. I believe that the success for this film had quite a lot to do with the casting. The plot and drama alone was sweet and thought provoking but the actors added a special dynamic that many production companies strive to achieve but never […]

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Semiconductor Shortage Threatens Global Economy

In the current age of technology, everything and everyone seems to be hyperconnected. Internet phone calls allow for family and friends half a world away to hear each other with crystal clarity, and everything from cars to homes to lights have a little breath of automation in them. Indeed, it is as current Intel Corporation […]

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2021 Exam Schedule Released

This week The City Voice is excited to announce that City High Middle has officially shared this year’s exam schedule! Here it is: Thursday June 3 Hours 1, 3, 5 and 7 take place, with exams in 1st and 3rd hours. Friday June 4 Hours 2, 4, 6, and 8 take place, with an exam […]

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2021 Award Winning Articles

This week the results of the annual Michigan Interscholastic Press Association awards were announced and The City Voice took home six awards! Jonathan Hoffman earned an Honorable Mention in the Sports Columnist Category, Sparsh Aiyar an Honorable Mention in the Feature Columnist Category, Declan Bradley an Honorable Mention in the Human Interest category and 1st place […]

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In Defense of Google Classroom

In a year marred by chaos, uncertainty, and the daily struggle of getting to class online, Google Classroom remained unwaveringly steadfast. My classes have used Google Classrooms since 7th grade, but this year especially classroom.google.com became my home base, the first site I visited once I’d gotten my laptop powered on in the predawn light. […]

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Special Edition: Entertainment For IBs, IAs, EEs, APs, and Everything Else

It’s that time of year again: everyone seems to have an abundance of homework, quizzes, tests, projects, IB assessments, AP assessments, and more, including us! So this week we decided to forgo a standard edition in favor of this collection of entertainment that you might find helpful whenever you need a break from studying. Devan […]

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What Will the Last Week of School Be Like?

Welcome to the first City Voice Advice Column! This is a place where you can ask questions about school, sports, time management, and homework. Although you will not get professional advice, you might get some good insight from fellow students, or teachers. If you have any questions that you would like answered, please, please, please, […]

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Time Management Tips!

The rigorous International Baccalaureate program at City makes time management essential for academic success. These are some of the best time management tips I’ve picked up over my years at City! DO: Use a planner! It can be digital or physical, as long as it works well for you.  Planners help me remember assignments that […]

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With Epic vs. Apple In Court, It’s Time to Revisit The Steve Jobs Movie

Steve Jobs (film) Is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America Catch up on the story thus far at thecityvoice.org/battleroyale I sat down this morning to write what I hoped would be a clear and lucid explanation of the arguments that Epic Games and Apple are presenting in their era-defining court case this […]

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Announcing Community Night 2021

Not Just Another Zoom Call May 14, 2021, 4:00-6:00 PM This week The City Voice is excited to announce City High Middle’s first ever virtual community night! The event will be hosted in Gather, a complete community simulator. Explore a student-designed recreation of the City High Middle campus, play games with friends, go on a […]

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Banned: Neverwhere

In Banned, we review books on the American Library Association’s list of frequently challenged young adult novels, banned books. The intended audience for all books is “young adult”, typically defined to include ages 12-18. We review them because challenging ideas are the heart of democracy and diversity, because even harmful perspectives should be discussed so […]

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An End to the Forever War

The war in Afghanistan appears to be coming to an end, closing yet another chapter in the War on Terror. General Scott Miller, commander of the foreign forces in Afghanistan, confirmed on April 25th that the United States has officially begun its withdrawal from the country. Having been started in 2001 as a response to […]

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You Can Teach An Old Dog New Tricks

UFC 261 is an MMA event that will go down in history. Not only was it the first UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) event with fans in attendance since the outbreak of the COVID-19 Pandemic, but it also broke several UFC records. Only two fights on the main card went outside of the first round, and […]

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The 2020 Pandemic: A Timeline

Sources https://www.ajmc.com/view/a-timeline-of-covid19-developments-in-2020 https://www.who.int/news/item/27-04-2020-who-timeline—covid-19 About the author Related posts MICAIAH LANE Writer at The City Voice Hello! My name is Micaiah, and I am new to The City Voice. I am in 8th grade, and have been at city for 2 years now. I am passionate about writing, singing, painting, and animals. Anything fluffy or furry […]

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Derek Chauvin Found Guilty On All Counts

2nd Degree Murder, 3rd Degree Murder, and 2nd Degree Manslauter. These were the charges for former Minnesota Police Officer Derek Chauvin. On April 20, 2021, Chauvin was found guilty by the jury on all three counts. There was a large crowd outside of the courthouse in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and when the verdict was read, cheers […]

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The Falcon And The Winter Soldier Review

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (show) is rated by TV-14 by IMDB Last Friday, the finale of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier was released! This show has been following the story of Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes in a post Endgame world. We get to see the aftermath of what the MCU calls […]

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Banned: The Hunger Games

In Banned, we review books on the American Library Association’s list of frequently challenged young adult novels, banned books. We review them because challenging ideas are the heart of democracy and diversity, because even harmful perspectives should be discussed so that they may be challenged with understanding, and because we believe that reading can make […]

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Understanding Banned Books

When I first began writing for The City Voice – more than two years ago now – the place where I first found a passion for writing and journalism was the book review column. I wrote The City Voice’s first book review, an admittedly disorganized collection of sci-fi and fantasy YA novels that had caught […]

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What is it Like to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

What is it like to get the COVID-19 Vaccine? I interviewed a family member of mine to find out more about the biggest US vaccination effort in recent memory. This interview has been edited for clarity and brevity. Q: First question: Where did you go to get the vaccine? A: I went to a Walgreens […]

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What is Vocaloid?

If you’ve been keeping up with social media and Japanese pop culture in the past few years, you may have heard terms such as vocaloid and buzz about music artist Hatsune Miku. However, you may be wondering, what exactly is vocaloid? Originally invented in 2000, vocaloid is a singing voice synthesizer software that enables users […]

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Serpent and Dove Review

Serpent and Dove (book) is rated ages 14 and up by Amazon.  Louise is a young witch on the run. Fleeing from her coven, she takes up residence in the city of Cesarine. Their witches are hunted, so Louise forgos magic and turns to surviving off whatever she can steal. Reid Diggory has been a […]

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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 […]

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company Makes a Debut in Las Vegas: Is it Worth it?

On the 17th of December, 2016, the unthinkable happened. It was like a catapult to a futuristic world, a society 10 times more advanced than us that gave us all one less problem to worry about: traffic. And yes, I’m talking about Elon Musk’s Tweet about starting an underground tunneling company. Claiming he was bored, […]

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Meet the New City Voice Editorial Board

Even with more than a month to go before the end of the school year, each year in mid-April The City Voice begins our new year as we welcome new members of the Editorial Board. Congratulations to Sparsh, Vishnu, Maya and Jonathan for their new positions on the board, and a huge thank you to […]

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Writers’ Picks for Spring Break Entertainment

With Spring Break at hand, now is the perfect time to pick up a good book or finally watch the latest season of that show you’ve been meaning to see. If you’re looking for recommendations, be sure to check out writers’ picks for the best entertainment to enjoy this Spring Break. Devan Varma The Falcon […]

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Calling All Seniors!

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed school for everyone, but I can only imagine that for seniors the experience has been all the more surreal. Nevertheless, whether you’ve been at City for years or only joined recently we want to celebrate your story with a special Senior Spotlight edition of The City Voice. Check out the […]

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IB Planner Review

City High has planners! Well, to be fair, City has had planners for a while, but now they have their own planners. I received my planner a few weeks ago, and I have a lot of thoughts about it, so I’m going to give it a full review. Let’s start with the best part: it’s […]

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Yes Day! Review

Yes Day! (movie) is rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America On Friday, March 5th, the movie “Yes Day” was released. Yes Day is a super fun movie if you need something entertaining, and cheerful. It is light hearted, funny, and it teaches a lesson about what is most important in life. It […]

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Cloning: Sci-Fi or Reality?

The intriguing genre of Science Fiction has predicted many technological and scientific innovations decades before they were created. Credit cards, airpods, the internet, solar power, electric cars, and the lunar landing were all predicted in sci-fi classics like Fahrenheit 451, 1984, Looking Backward, and more. Aldous Huxley’ 1932 novel, Brave New World, is centered around […]

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Crisis in the Suez Canal

The Suez Canal: 30% of all goods traded worldwide travel through this passage, a naval bridge between the cultures and goods of the East and the West. Located in Egypt, this 193 km man made waterway is essential to trade because it connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea. Generally, issues in the Suez […]

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What is Girl Up?

Girl Up Club is an initiative started by the UN Foundation to help support UN agencies that focus on adolescent girls. Around the world, there are chapters of Girl Up Clubs, including one here at City. The mission of Girl Up is to inspire a generation of girls to be a force for gender equality […]

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Period Poverty

What is Period Poverty? The American Women’s Medical Association (AWMA) defines period poverty as “inadequate access to menstrual hygiene tools and education, including but not limited to sanitary products, washing facilities, and waste management.” There are many menstrual injustices that accompany period poverty. Menstruation is often linked to shame and stigma, including culturally and socially. […]

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Notable Women Throughout History

This list was collected at the last meeting of the Girl Up Club. Katherine Johnson who did all of the calculations for the first space flights. Without her contributions they wouldn’t have been possible  Malala Yousafzai, she is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel prize laureate Ada Lovelace, pioneer in mathematics, […]

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Sexism at the NCAA Tournament

The top female college basketball players in the country arrived at the March Madness tournament to see that their “weight room” consisted of one set of dumbbells and a few yoga mats. Meanwhile their male counterparts were given a giant training facility that resembled a commercial gym. The inequalities didn’t end there, photo and video […]

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Supporting Local, Women Owned Businesses

Business is traditionally a male dominated field that women have been left out of.  40% of US businesses are women-owned. (WBENC) Women who own businesses are reportedly 43% more likely than men to be worried about limited access to money affecting their companies. (PlanBeyond). Only 2% of women-owned businesses ever reach a revenue of 1 […]

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TERFs.

 A part of feminism that often goes overlooked is trans-exclusionary radical feminism. This is inherently negative and contradictory. These are often women who believe that trans women are trying to “take over” female spaces, which is not the case at all. If they are trans women, they are women who belong in women’s spaces. An […]

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Girls and Women in Sports

February 3rd was National Girls and Women in Sports Day, but it’s important to recognize and support women’s sports all throughout the year. The statistics are staggering and show that sports are a key place of inequality:  64% of girls will have quit sports by the age of 16-17 80% of girls feel that they […]

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March Madness Predictions

One of the most exciting times of the year is at hand: the Sweet Sixteen! March Madness is at its finest, only sixteen teams are left in the tournament and this year’s tournament has been one of the most exciting and surprising ever! Let’s go over the surprises and some predictions. In the Round of […]

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Experimental Music: What Even Is It?

Music, as I have covered in many previous articles, has many faces: rock, pop, country, hip-hop, alternative, and many more. Today, we will be looking at a very special and bizarre genre of music that is full of innovation and new sounds. It pushes the very definition of a music genre. That’s right. Today’s article […]

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Falcon and Winter Soldier Premier Review

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is rated TV-14 by IMDB. Last Friday, Marvel’s Falcon and the Winter Soldier was released on Disney Plus! It follows the story of Sam Wilson (Falcon) and Bucky Barnes (The Winter Soldier) in the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame living their separate, day to day lives. Sam is still saving […]

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Announcing the City Voice Art Wall

This week, The City Voice is excited to announce the introduction of a brand new art wall: a virtual bulletin board designed to celebrate all the amazing art that City students are creating during the COVID-19 pandemic. The art wall project will be primarily created by the very talented students in Mr. Ranthum’s Art Club, […]

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Writer Space With Kumar

We all know how hard it is to organize a good home workspace during hybrid school, which is why this week The City Voice is excited to announce a new column where our writers share their classrooms away from school and tips on what organization strategies work for them. Our first entry is with City […]

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UK Unveils Bank Note Honoring Alan Turing

As I sit writing this, the tap of my fingers on laptop keys triggers massive strings of circuit defined logic which lighten or darken any of several hundred thousand pixels so that the words I type can be encoded by yet more processes and read by another brick of circuit logic before being translated by […]

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Star Wars: Why Did Luke’s Lightsaber Go From Blue to Green?

Decades after the release of Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi, many Star Wars fans still wonder why Luke’s lightsaber changed from blue to green. Fans have been searching for hidden meanings behind the mysterious change ever since the movie came out. Some fans think Luke created a green one to express his new […]

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All About Albatrosses

These giant seabirds have the longest wingspan of any seabird, ranging from 6.5 to 11 feet wide. They are known for their massive body weight of 22 pounds, and average life span of 50 years. You don’t have to get a close-up look in order to see their unmissable slender wings that make them excellent […]

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Understanding Extracurriculars

Extracurricular activities are a great way to make friends, find a niche, discover your interests, and more. Those vying for a spot in a top 20 college or university already know the importance of these activities in your college applications. It can be stressful hearing how people getting accepted to Harvard and Stanford ran in […]

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WandaVision Review

WandaVision (show) is rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America Two weeks ago, the last episode of WandaVision was released. While I am sad to see the series end, the finale was amazing! The entire show was a fascinating story to watch unfold. The first three episodes were done in classic sitcom style, […]

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Jumanji Review

Jumanji (film) is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America The 2017 film Jumanji has everything you could want in a movie, especially comedy. This movie can take serious and scary scenes and make them ridiculously funny. There are a few jump scares and many moments where you are hanging on the edge […]

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Henrietta Lacks: The Mother of Modern Medicine

The month of March is Women’s History Month – a time to celebrate the contributions women have made to various fields throughout history. During this time of year, there are so many women that need to be recognized for their involvement in math, literature, physics, medicine, and a myriad of other fields. This article will […]

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First Shadow and Bone Trailer Revealed

Shadow and Bone (book) is rated appropriate for children 12-18 years of age by Amazon Shadow and Bone is a widely beloved fantasy trilogy at the heart of the GrishaVerse. Early last year Netflix announced that they would be partnering with Leigh Bardugo (the author of the books) to turn Shadow and Bone as well […]

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How City Voice Writers Get Their CAS Hours

Service seems to be the hardest one, but I have some tips. You can bring a large trash bag to any public park, put on your headphones, listen to music (or a podcast), and pick up trash for a few hours. Kumar Making cookies with siblings (You can teach others for service, or create your […]

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New AI “Deep Nostalgia” Brings Incredibly Old Photos to Life

Last Sunday, an AI-powered service named “Deep Nostalgia” became popular throughout Twitter. The videos users have made are quite creepy, as the movements of the pictures legitimately look like real life. The Deep Nostalgia service is offered by an online company, MyHeritage, and it uses AI to create an effect that an antique photo is […]

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Understanding the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Last month, on February 25, the United States officially reached 50 million coronavirus vaccinations, half of President Biden’s target goal of 100 million vaccinated in his first 100 days in office. This achievement occurred only 37 days into his presidency, and the administration appears well on track to reaching its goal.  For the Biden administration, […]

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Welcome Back Baseball!

It’s here, It’s here, It’s here!!! This week the baseball season began with its first week of spring training games. We waited 124 days for this day, so many days, I don’t know how I kept it together. But that doesn’t matter now because we have to go over what this baseball season will look […]

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Why 60?

In first grade, we are all taught how to read clocks. That unit also covered the general fact that 60 seconds are in one minute, and 60 minutes are in one hour. Move on to 5th grade, and we learn that all equilateral triangles have 60 degree angles. Just one year later, in 6th grade […]

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Looking For Feedback From City Students

The City Voice recently joined the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association! As a result, we are now preparing for a variety of contests, including a club wide critique. We would like your feedback about what we should do better. Thank you for your advice! Loading… About the author Related posts DECLAN Editor In-Chief at The City […]

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Viking 1: A Retrospective

Mars. The red planet. A planet that has captured the human imagination for decades. Mars has been the feature of millions of Hollywood sci-fi movies that claimed it as the home of Aliens dubbed “Martians”. Humanity has long imagined what it would be like on Mars and created fancy sceneries for it, ranging from advanced […]

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The First Sounds From Mars

Rovers have already given us the ability to see and touch, and sensors provide taste and smell. The only part we’ve been missing is the ability to hear on Mars, but that will change with Perseverance! The new rover has been outfitted with two microphones in order to hear the red planet. Two other rovers […]

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See Perseverance’s First Images From Mars

On February 18th, 2021, NASA’s latest Mars rover, dubbed Perseverance, touched down on the dusty rock of the red planet. In the tradition of NASA’s Viking missions and many others since, Perseverance immediately began taking photos, video, and audio to send back to Earth. If you want to learn more about the Perseverance mission or […]

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Meet Ingenuity: The First Martian Helicopter

The rover Perseverance was outfitted with a groundbreaking helicopter called Ingenuity.  Until now, Earth has been the only planet with technology capable of sustained flight in our solar system. This might not seem like a big deal, but Mars’ atmosphere is roughly 1% of our atmosphere. For perspective, the tip of Mount Everest has a […]

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Can I Buy a House On Mars? The Question of Territory in Space

We all know that the land between Canada and Mexico is the United States, and that the strip of land south of Russia, but north of China, is Mongolia, and that the lone island that sits near New Zealand turns out to be Australia. These places are all there because they were claimed by its […]

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The Martian Review

The Martian (film) is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America. Waking up to a blaring alarm in the morning is one thing, and quite a horrible thing at that, but waking up to a blaring ‘low oxygen’ alarm after being left for dead on the surface of Mars is quite another. Unfortunately […]

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Hidden Message Found in Perseverance’s Parachute

If there’s one thing NASA is known for, it’s attention to detail. Sometimes that translates into absurdly good equipment, like when the Opportunity rover explored Mars for more than 5,000 sols when it was designed to last only 90, and sometimes it translates into bored engineers leaving secret messages on everything. With NASA’s latest rover […]

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The Sound of Stereotypes: The Impact of Film Scores on Stereotypes and Bias

It can be easy to see the ways prejudice is projected in films: maybe a character from the Middle East dresses in stereotypical, exaggerated, and inaccurate clothing or perhaps a villain is portrayed with darker skin than the hero. But what happens when you hear what is being appropriated or stereotyped instead of seeing it? Just because we can’t see it doesn’t mean it ceases to exist.

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Why is Texas Experiencing Arctic Temperatures?

According to the National Weather Service, the United States is seeing an “arctic outbreak”. This conundrum is due to the lack of low pressure systems up north, which allowed arctic air to travel through Canada and into the US. Texas, a state known for its droughts, deserts and excruciating heat waves, is unexpectedly one of […]

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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 […]

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See the Highest Resolution Snowflake Pictures Ever Taken

I’m sure a few things come to mind when you think snowflakes. You probably remember watching the first few fall at the beginning of winter, trying to catch one on your tongue, or maybe even that no two of them are alike. Snowflakes are pretty fun, kinda interesting, and something to smile about. But, at […]

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Shatter Me Review

The world is crumbling: food is scarce , animals are disappearing, and disease is running rampant. Dangerous people get locked away to make room for the rest of society. Juliette has been imprisoned for 264 days, locked away by the Reestablishment for the power she has. When the Reestablishment tries to use her power for […]

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EPIC Sues Apple in the EU Too

Back in July, the Epic Games corporation sued Apple and Google over their app store practices, a story we’ve covered a few times already. Now, however, after the complaint failed to fare well in early stages in US courts, Epic Games has announced that they have also formally filed an antitrust complaint against Apple in […]

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The GameStop Saga Explained

Introduction I am sure that by now you have all heard about the stock market’s most recent controversy: a drama that has left amateur investors millionaires and the powerful figures of Wall Street pulling out their hair. And yes, I am talking about the current GameStop Market Situation. In order to understand how a group […]

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Not All Heroes Wear Capes

School is an interesting place. And it’s become way more interesting, especially during these times of online learning. Instead of wondering where your classes are, you’re now wondering where the Zoom link is and navigating the unending assignment tabs on Google Classroom. Our teachers have it tough, but one teacher, who also doubles as a […]

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Red Queen Review

“The truth is what I make it. I could set this world on fire and call it rain.” The world is divided by blood, red and silver. Reds are commoners while Silvers are the elites gifted with power. Mare Barrow is a red girl living in the Stilts and ravaged by poverty. She has no hope […]

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The Expanse Season 5 Review

The Expanse is rated TV-14 by IMDB. Episode 4 is now nominated for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form at the 2021 Hugo Awards. Back in December 2020, which, during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, seems to me to have been several years ago, the fifth season of the Hugo Award winning series The Expanse premiered on […]

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Crossword

Play this week’s crossword live on The City Voice

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Super Bowl Review: Did It Live Up to the Hype?

The sports world was shocked when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers crushed the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl last week. The Chiefs’ quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, played the worst game of his NFL career as his team failed to score even a single touchdown. The Bucs dominated on both sides of the ball for a […]

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The Trials: The Maze Part 1

“Left or right?” The male voice echoed around the maze and I froze midstep, one paw half lifted in the air. Hummmannns? The word blurred in my mind because I was a wolf.  “Try left,” a different male voice replied. My ears swiveled, trying to find the source. Thhe ennntrry.  “Why left?” A female voice […]

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Editor In-Chief at The City Voice | MIPA Honorable Mention and 1st Place Award Winner

Writer of many interests in my third year at The City Voice. If you have a question about any of my articles, a topic you want us to write about, or you're interested in contributing to the paper, please feel free to email me at contact@thecityvoice.org.