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The Dark Side of Social Media

Every like: tracked. Every post: saved. Every view: recorded.  Deny it all you want, you likely do not understand how social media works. Once intended simply for reconnecting with friends, old and new, the role of social media has shifted to self expression, meeting new people, entertainment, support, learning, and even news coverage. Since 2002 and the start of the […]

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Meet the Writers

A lot of people contribute to the constantly evolving project that is The City Voice and this week we thought it was about time for you to meet them. Here at The City Voice we welcome everyone no matter what your interests, opinions, or prior writing experience. If you have any interest in working with this amazing team please check […]

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Astronomers May Have Detected Alien Life on Venus

In two papers published on Monday, a team of astronomers announced that they had detected significant levels of phosphine gas in the atmosphere of Venus. While certainties are rare in science, and in astronomy especially, phosphine is most commonly created by the decomposition of organic life. The high levels of phosphine, thousands of times greater than the percentage in Earth’s […]

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Distance Learning To Continue Through MP1 2020

At a press conference this afternoon, Superintendent Dr. Leadriane Roby announced that GRPS plans to join some other Michigan districts in suspending in-person school for the start of the school year. The decision is not final and will be voted on by the school board on August 10th, but the likelihood of the decision being drastically altered in that vote […]

Current Events

Edenville Dam Failure Threatens Michigan Towns

For more than 96 years the Edenville dam has turned the Tittabawassee River into a peaceful lake, but at 6:00 PM on Tuesday the dam officially failed. Edenville County officials spent most of Tuesday warning citizens to evacuate in case the dam broke. By the time flood waters rushed into the valley in late evening, the dam’s spill water floodgates […]

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Google Wants to Know Your Gender. Here’s Why.

A big part of journalism is identifying questions that we encounter in everyday life and attempting to answer them, and this article is exactly that. As part of what I do for The City Voice, I have to maintain a number of different Google accounts for different aspects of the newspaper. None of these accounts are people, but simply represent […]


What is Contact Tracing?

Over the past few weeks the news has been full of reports about contact tracing, a medical technique intended to limit the spread of COVID-19. This new technique, coupled with new technology, promises to stop the outbreak and maybe even get us out of lockdown sooner. Despite all of its benefits, contact tracing also opens the door for authoritarian tracking […]

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The Snake Named Slytherin

In the forests of Arunachal Pradesh, India, a team of researchers found a new pit viper left undiscovered until 2019 during a herpetological expedition in the area. Pit vipers in general are very similar, they are usually bright green, around a foot long and 12 pounds in weight, and venomus. So what makes this viper so unique? The males of […]

Earth Week

Editorial: COVID-19, the Environment, and Earth Week 2020

This editorial was written by Ella Postuma, co-president of the E-Club. Update 4/22/20 at 10:08 AM to clarify that no formal registration is needed for the Earth Day Live event. Today we kickoff Earth Week, and this Wednesday, April 22, we’ll mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! The 2020 theme is Climate Action, and although this presents an enormous […]


All About Manga

Written by Sparsh Aiyar. Submit your own article to the City Voice at Manga. You may have heard the word from a friend or on the media. You may have even seen a section for Manga at a bookstore or a library. So, what is Manga? Manga refers to Japanese comics that are often made into animations known as […]

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Graphic Novel: How to Raise the Dead

This post was previously published in February and is being re-shared as part of the personal project virtual expo. We are happy to share with you tenth-grader Ella Moxon’s personal project: a graphic novel that she wrote and illustrated. Scroll through the twelve chapters to follow Cassie as she travels to the Underworld to try to resurrect her sister, Tatalia […]