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 […]
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. […]
The 2021 NFL playoffs will kick off this weekend after a very long season full of positive Covid-19 tests and ups and downs for many teams. The playoffs will begin on January 9 and 10 and will feature six matchups rather than the usual four. Below is a breakdown of what is going to happen this weekend, and what my […]
Lots of us know Tik Tok as a place to watch old grandmas dance to upbeat pop music or 23-year-olds prank their parents, but there has also been a lot of buzz around it, especially in recent days. And if you are thinking that all of this is confusing, I don’t blame you. Continue reading for a simple explanation of […]
Introduction Over the last couple of weeks, food has been a top thought in our minds. The stereotypical Thanksgiving meal: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and who could forget, PIE!! Pie is very important because it is the dessert that concludes the feast, but we cannot forget about the other one: pi. The number 3.14159265[…], better known as pi, has a […]
Music has many shades. They are all different, some are louder than the rest, others have a little more edge. But we can all agree, they’re all unique and special in their own way. That’s one of the reasons that the world of music can be a bit daunting to anyone (myself included). What’s classified as Rock? What’s post-hardcore? What […]
2020 has been a year like no other, and the 2020 election was no different. Luckily for us, one of City’s every own teachers, Mrs. Jackson (née Donohue) volunteered* to be a poll worker on election day and agreed to share her story. This interview has been edited for clarity and brevity. Describe a day in the life of a […]
On November 20, we say Happy Birthday to an international icon. No, I’m not talking about Future, but instead about the International Space Station. In the nearly 22-years since it was shot in orbit, the International Space Station, or ISS, has become a hub of scientific research and international collaboration. The original long-term crew consisted of an American astronaut named […]
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 […]
On Sunday October 4th, New York City officials announced that they would be reversing reopening measures and resuming tighter restrictions in 20 of the city’s neighborhoods. The reversal came just […]
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 […]
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 […]
The stunning details of internal emails recently released in court, the fact that EPIC seems to be pinning their dreams on an outdated law from the 1890s, and rising threats to the independence of social media.
This is a crazy world we live in, and with everything that’s happened the news can often seem so remote. Never forget that The City Voice is a student newspaper. It belongs to the whole school community and it is yours to create. The news does not have to be something you watch from the sidelines…
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 […]
Last week it was announced that 7th and 10th grade teacher Mr. Fillenworth won the Teacher of the Year Award for this year. We decided to take a moment to talk with him about his experiences at City and see how he is adapting to social distancing and online learning.