Top 3 Boba Tea Places in Grand Rapids

A Taiwan classic. When it comes to bubble tea, there’s a flavor for everyone, even if you are allergic to dairy or lactose intolerant. Whether you’re looking to do a photoshoot, explore other foods, or customize a drink personal to yourself, we’ve rounded up the Top 3 Bubble Tea places in Grand Rapids.  What is Bubble Tea? Don’t ask. Because if you do, I’ll ask … Continue reading Top 3 Boba Tea Places in Grand Rapids

Announcing the City Voice Art Contest Winner

There is no doubt about it. The winner for the month of October’s art contest is… Ovenbird+Jewelweed! October was the first month of our monthly art contest, and the theme was nature. Whatever it was, it was 100% open to interpretation, and we got some great entries! In first place, we have the piece titled “Ovenbird + Jewelweed” with 17 votes from its peers, and … Continue reading Announcing the City Voice Art Contest Winner

Chapter 2: The Hunt

“Aaron, where did you go?” Scarlett asked. Silence. “Aaron?” Scarlett asked again, her voice high-pitched. The hall outside the experimenting room was deadly quiet except for Scarlett’s voice. “Aaron was just here,” Scarlett muttered to herself. “Where did he go?” A low rumble came from the other side of the hallway. The lights flickered, then went out. “Aaron?” Scarlett shouted, shivering. Another rumble, and this … Continue reading Chapter 2: The Hunt

Banned: Little Brother

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 may be challenged with understanding, and because we believe that … Continue reading Banned: Little Brother

To Build the Metaverse, Facebook Needs to Give Up Control

Facebook’s new name is Meta. CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the new name last week at Facebook Connect (Meta Connect?) as part of a polished, shining sales pitch about his dreams of building the “metaverse”. The term is lifted directly from Neal Stephenson’s 1992 cyberpunk classic Snowcrash, which critics could be forgiven for thinking a bit of an odd choice. Snowcrash is, after all, a novel … Continue reading To Build the Metaverse, Facebook Needs to Give Up Control

Disaster at Astroworld Leaves Eight Dead

For those that don’t know what Astroworld is, Astroworld is a music festival, much like Coachella, founded by none other than Travis Scott himself. This festival was created in the year 2018 and is annually held in Houston, Texas. Last year, due to Covid, the festival was not held in person. Instead, it was held on the popular battle royale game, Fortnite. Scott collaborated with … Continue reading Disaster at Astroworld Leaves Eight Dead

It Ends With Us Book Review

It Ends With Us is rated adult by Amazon. Trigger Warning – This book contains details of domestic violence, abuse, and sexual assault.  Lily has dreams to achieve in New York. In her first couple of months there, she meets an intriguing man: Ryle Kincaid. Stuck between relieving her past and deciding her future, Lily has quite a rollercoaster of emotions headed her way.  I … Continue reading It Ends With Us Book Review

Fantastic Beasts: Secrets of Albus Dumbledore Release Date Revealed

The Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Instagram accounts have posted the title and the release date of the third Fantastic Beasts movie, and fans are going crazy. There are so many questions- what will happen in the movie? What will we find out about Dumbledore? Will it show what happened after Queenie and Credence joined Grindelwald?  Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Albus Dumbledore is an … Continue reading Fantastic Beasts: Secrets of Albus Dumbledore Release Date Revealed