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A Review of the Netflix Documentary: Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’

Michelle Obama’s 34-city book tour for her memoir ‘Becoming’ is featured in her documentary.

Cadence Chen, Staff Reporter

July 1, 2020

Former First Lady, lawyer, author, wife, and mother. Michelle Obama's experience as a little girl from the South Side of Chicago growing up to become the First Lady from 2009 - 2017 is one that inspires and teaches many. On November 13, 2018, Michelle Obama released her autobiography Becoming, which ...

Opposites Attract Rings True: A Review of ‘The Lovebirds’

Victoria Diaz '22, Arts & Entertainment columnist. 'The Lovebirds', starring Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani is a new, fresh romantic comedy on Netflix.

Victoria Diaz, Staff Reporter

July 1, 2020

Because of the coronavirus pandemic and necessary social distancing requirements in place, many students across the country are struggling to keep themselves busy. Some spend their time creating art, working, or even brainstorming and creating business plans. Regardless of the hobbies and interests that...

A Complex Character: A Review of ‘Never Have I Ever’

While Radia Basher ’21 enjoyed 'Never Have I Ever', she did notice that the show would include references to popular South Asians in order to “fit in” with American pop culture.

Lavanya Manickam, Staff Reporter

June 22, 2020

I will admit, when 'Never Have I Ever' first came out on Netflix, I was wary to watch it. I put off watching it for weeks, mostly out of the fear that the show would be another show fulfilling the stereotypes of an Indian-American girl. I had read that the star of the show was named Maitreyi Ramakri...

Twenty Anthophiles, Fifteen Hours, And a Whole Lot of Flowers: Netflix’s ‘The Big Flower Fight’

Contestants in the Big Flower Fight made use of various types of flowers in the mammoth sculptures that they built during each round of the competition.

Jamie Lee Nicolas, Staff Reporter

June 22, 2020

Oh, sugar honey iced tea! This show was something. Imagine twenty anthophiles (lovers of flowers), fifteen hours, and a whole lot of flowers. Viewers got all of this and more in Netflix’s new series The Big Flower Fight, where teams of amateur florists from around the world came together in Maidstone, Englan...

La Casa De Papel: The King of Heist Shows

'Money Heist' is available for viewing on Netflix (subscription required).

Junseo Lee, Staff Reporter

June 22, 2020

To start off, I personally dislike the English translation for the title of this show, Money Heist. It’s a plain, crude, yet attention-grabbing title that doesn’t deliver justice to the sheer brilliance of the show. La Casa De Papel directly translates to “The House of Paper," a title that encap...

Summer Travel Plans Canceled? Take a Virtual Trip to a Museum

Museums are likely to be some of the last institutions to reopen during the Coronavirus pandemic, due to Governor Cuomo's 'four phases' reopening plan for New York City.

Shira Mansell, Staff Reporter

June 22, 2020

The puzzle industry cannot keep up with demand, Netflix traffic is at an all-time high, and dates are more forgettable than ever. It can be difficult to break the monotony. However, efforts to bring outside activities online continue, and museums are no exception. If you are looking to go on an expeditio...

Bronx Science’s Quarantine Cookbook

Farm fresh pesto and thick Greek yogurt make a delicious but unorthodox topping for homemade scallion pancakes. This is somewhat heretical in the world of Chinese cuisine, but quarantine cooking is all about creativity and fun, is it not?

Montana Lee, Staff Reporter

June 22, 2020

Hello, readers!  I hope you’ve been staying safe, healthy, and engaged during quarantine. To fill the time, many of you have been reading the newspaper, which makes us reporters very happy. The Science Survey’s wonderful EICs also recently published a reassuring advice column for coping with q...

Fashion and Quarantine

Some students value fashion as their way to connect with the world, just like any art form. The pandemic has added an essential extra item to everyone’s daily outfit -- a face mask.

Rose Marabello, Staff Reporter

June 21, 2020

The biggest fashion event of this year, the Met Gala, was postponed indefinitely on March 16, 2020, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, leaving many avid fashion enthusiasts very disappointed that they would not be able to attend. The cancellation led a lot of fans to speculate what their favorite celebrities...

TikTok Food Hacks

Until we can eat with friends in restaurants again, these TikTok food hacks will help you with cooking at home during quarantine.

Tina Ou, Staff Reporter

June 21, 2020

Since the imposition of a state-wide stay-at-home order due to the Coronavirus pandemic, individuals have been spending more money on groceries and less on clothes and transportation. Many students have ventured out of their comfort zones and taken on the field of culinary education. TikTok, one of the f...

How ‘She-Ra’ Opens a New Chapter in the History of Animation

If anything, 'She-Ra and the Princesses of Power' will manage to lead animation into a new period, with writers and producers being able to point back at it as proof that LGBTQ+ characters work in animation. 

Sophie Livingstone, Staff Reporter

June 21, 2020

Throughout the years, the standard for animated works has changed dramatically. Only thirty years ago, animated television shows were meant to be an easy way that companies could get children to buy toys. Now, children’s animation is held to a much higher standard, with a heavy emphasis on themes and ...

Will One Direction Come Back?

Suporna Das ’20 is more interested in Harry Styles than in a 'One Direction' reunion.

Spencer McQuaig, Staff Reporter

June 21, 2020

“You and me got a whole lot of history/So don't let it go, we can make some more, we can live forever,” sang One Direction in 2015 on their hit single, “History.” Many people our age remember One Direction as a cheesy boyband who made mediocre music at best, but to the former and cur...

Lockdown Blues For Musicians

Ella Yellin ’22 (pictured at right) said that she has been practicing her instrument, the tenor saxophone, during the lockdown in order to relieve stress and to pass the time.

Maggie Schneider, Staff Reporter

June 20, 2020

As our country shut down in March 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, so did musicians’ prospects of playing gigs at concert halls and music festivals across America. With coronavirus-related restrictions expected to continue into the summer of 2020, many artists are unsure how they will support th...

Why You Should Watch ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’

Detective Jake Peralta and Captain Raymond Holt’s banter is a staple in 'Brooklyn Nine Nine.' With Holt’s deadpan humor, and Peralta’s childish antics, you are almost always guaranteed a smile on your face or a laugh.

Joanna Zhao, Staff Reporter

June 20, 2020

If you’re looking for a new show to watch during quarantine and the time of the Coronavirus pandemic,  you could try watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Why watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine? (Warning: slight spoilers ahead!) Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a sitcom that centers around a fictional police precinct in B...

A Review of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’

'Avatar: The Last Airbender' is currently available for streaming on Netflix.

Pinkey Lam, Staff Reporter

June 20, 2020

With much anticipation, the Avatar: The Last Airbender series finally released on Netflix on May 15, 2020, leaving thousands of fans binge watching the show. Many generations have grown up watching the series as children, which is why there has been so much excitement surrounding this release. The show quick...

Green Monsters: The Rise of Eco-Horror Movies Due to Climate Change Concerns

In September 2020, Bronx Science students joined the worldwide protests for action against climate change.

Sylvie Koenigsberg, Staff Reporter

June 19, 2020

In 1954, Godzilla rampaged through Tokyo as a response to the growing cultural fear of nuclear warfare after the end of World War II. George Romero, widely regarded as the father of the zombie film, drew inspiration from class warfare, racial tensions, and economic inequality in the United States when c...

Bored? Try Watching Some YouTube Video Essays!

There are hundreds of video essay channels around Youtube covering topics ranging from the criticism of magic systems in media, to the exploration of abandoned amusement parks.

Tyler Pelayo, Staff Reporter

June 19, 2020

Essays. 500 words or more, usually due within a week or two, are the bane of every highschooler’s existence. But, what if someone told you that millions of people watch essays on Youtube - that pieces like the papers students spend hours on at 1 a.m. have hours of watch time? Enter, video essays. 1...

Review of DORI: A YouTube Channel For Art Journaling

“In a regular journal, thoughts can get messy when writing a raw piece from your heart, but imagery and the use of real objects to create a setting in the art journal is a much tidier and concise way of recording,” said Jeffery Luo ’20.

Melanie Lin, Staff Reporter

June 18, 2020

Students at Bronx Science are often so caught up in schoolwork and extracurriculars that hobbies leave the picture. Luckily, during quarantine, we can still observe hobbies that we would otherwise like to have when school is in session. If you are into journaling as a hobby, you should know about DO...

Tom Cruise and NASA Work Together on First Movie to Be Filmed in Space

Here is the 929 meters-tall building that Tom Cruise scaled in his infamous stunt in 'Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol,' the Burj Khalifa.

Saad Khandakar, Staff Reporter

June 17, 2020

On May 5, 2020, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine confirmed that the company will be working with Tom Cruise to film the first ever movie shot in space. Upon its announcement, many people were shocked by the planned venture but not surprised by  Cruise’s involvement  with the project. Elon Musk, th...

What Should I Watch on Netflix During Quarantine?

If you are looking to watch a romantic drama, “Crash Landing On You” is the perfect candidate. The excellent acting and wonderful depictions of people who seem to be in two extremely different countries will leave you in awe.

Joanna Zhao, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2020

Are you looking for a new show to watch on Netflix? After two months of being in quarantine, it can feel like you have seen it all. Netflix’s seemingly never-ending catalog of movies and shows to choose from might make it intimidating for those who do not know what they want to watch next. If you need...

The Latest Fantasy: A Review of ‘Final Fantasy VII Remake’

The sprawling industrial city of Midgar has been fleshed out in FF7R’s extensive new map.

Milène Klein, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2020

Originally released in 1997, Final Fantasy VII (FF7) has since become one of the most celebrated and well-loved Japanese role playing games (JRPGs) in history. From a company whose releases are filled with remakes, remasters, and DLC, which has both frustrated and pleased fans over the years, it is no s...

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