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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 with aliens.” Have a six […]

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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 the next century, because, by […]

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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 Burgos’s jaw. Despite this strong […]

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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, don’t be afraid to ask. […]

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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 the Taliban’s sheltering of the […]

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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 pharmacy in Wyoming.  Q: What […]

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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 Sixty Four, nine double digit […]

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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 as some of her other […]

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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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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 of investors who collaborated on […]

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Why is Black History Month Important?

Black History Month is a holiday celebrated all over the world. It symbolizes the hardships that African Americans and people of color have gone through, but also celebrates how far they have come. Black History is important because it celebrates achievements from abolishing slavery to being treated the same as people who thought people of color were less superior. It […]

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From an Unlucky Nose to a Spy Masterpiece

“The name’s Bond. James Bond.” We’ve all heard this famous movie quote at least once in our lives. It’s a classic, after all. Everyone knows James Bond. He’s quite literally The Spy. When someone brings up spies, your mind almost always goes to either Daniel Craig or Pierce Brosnan. I for one always think of the most action-packed Bond films […]

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Are You Paying the Right Amount for Your E-Book?

Are you paying too much for an ebook? On January 14th the law firm Hagen Berman filed a lawsuit accusing Amazon of striking a deal with 5 major publishing houses: HarperCollinsPublishers, Simon and Shuster, Penguin Random House, Hachette Book Group, and Macmillan. The alleged deal goes as follows. The publishing houses pay Amazon high commissions and other costs while Amazon […]

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Sucker Punch

Small, smart, and mysterious, with a mean right hook. If you couldn’t guess, I’m talking about the bullies of the ocean: octopi! No doubt you’ve all heard the stories about octopi learning to open jars, or solve mazes, or play chess. But don’t be fooled by their intelligence, because these eight armed aggressors regularly punch fish right in the face. […]