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200th Article

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. […]

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Goodbye, See You Next Year

It is hard to believe that the 2019-2020 school year is already coming to an end. It has been a long year, and a very eventful one. Nobody could have imagined at the beginning of this year that by final exam time we would all be doing online school amidst a global pandemic. Despite all that, we are happy that […]

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A Look Back at This Year’s Featured Articles

As many of you probably know, for each issue of The City Voice our editors choose a featured article, a story that for whatever reason just seems to stand out as the best that week. The choice is often difficult as there are so many good articles to choose between, but the featured articles of The City Voice are some […]

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Do You Know These Words? Part III

This is the third part of a series designed to bring some lost words to light. Farctate: From the Latin farcire, meaning to fill or stuff, farctate is a botanical term meaning full as opposed to hollow; used more colloquially to mean completely satiated or full to the point of bursting Philodox: From the Greek philos, meaning love, and doxa (meaning […]

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Thank You to All of Our International Visitors

While The City Voice is the school newspaper for City High Middle, our website is technically available to anyone with a search engine. From website statistics we know that while a majority of our readers come from City, we also have a few loyal readers from different countries all over the world, as shown by the map of our visitors […]

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The 100 Year Story of the Last Farm in Grand Rapids

As I arrived at the Kids’ Food Basket farm to volunteer I was reminded of a scene from Andy Weir’s bestselling novel, and later movie, The Martian. That might sound odd, but it really was what first struck me about the farm. As on Weir’s fictional Mars, volunteers were working hard under the beating sun to make improbable green shoots […]

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Announcing City Voice Merchandise

As the end of the year rapidly approaches, we are happy to announce one last big update to The City Voice for this school year: the addition of a merchandise page! If you enjoy reading The City Voice and want to help us continue writing consider showing your support by purchasing a nice mug or notebook. We also have t-shirts […]

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The Case For and Against Robot Sheepdogs

Robotics startup Boston Dynamics appears to have taken the current crisis as an invitation to insert robots into every industry they can find. A few weeks ago we reported on how their dog-like Spot robots are being used to remotely treat patients in Boston hospitals. More recently, Spots were deployed in public parks in Singapore to encourage residents to maintain […]

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Please Do Not Buy the $350 5GBioShield Scam

A few weeks ago we reported on the conspiracy theory that 5G wireless signals cause coronavirus, a theory which seemed to cause a pandemic of cell tower arson. Now that same panic has lent some British scammers a foothold. The suspiciously new startup 5GBioShield is selling USB sticks for around $350 per stick, claiming that the diminutive storage devices use […]

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Do You Know These Words? Part II

This is the second part of a series designed to bring some lost words to light. Cavil ~ to jeer/scoff (ka-vl) Sylvan ~ Forest, woods (SIL-vn) Vulpine ~ Crafty, cunning Factotum ~ a person having many diverse traits and different responsibilities or surviving in a wide range of capacities (fak-TOW-tm)

This Day in History

This Day in History: 5/28/20

On this day in 1936 Alan Turing published his famous paper On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem. Today Turing is widely considered the father of modern computers and the field of cryptography during WWII. He worked at the Bletchley Park research complex in England, which while renowned today was kept a closely guarded secret during the war. […]