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TikTok on the Clock (Not the KE$HA song)

TikTok on the Clock (Not the KE$HA song)

Darya Lollos, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

Anyone who has spent time around teenagers in the last year will know about the video-sharing app that has taken the world by storm: TikTok. It was launched in China as Douyin in September 2016 by Byte Dance, a Beijing based company, and as TikTok in markets outside of China in 2017. Both versions of...

Hysteria at Sea

Hysteria at Sea

Declan Hilfers, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

This past October saw the release of a wide variety of movies. From box office giants like ‘Joker’ to streaming service-oriented films like ‘The Irishman,’ there was something for almost everyone. One film that went under many filmgoers’ radars, however, was ‘The Lighthouse.’ ‘The Li...

A Review of ‘Little Women’

A Review of ‘Little Women’

Daniela Castro, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

The 1860s novel, Little Women has, once again, been brought back to life by script writer and director Greta Gerwig. This coming-of-age drama film appears to bring a new and more feminist outlook into Louisa May Alcott’s renowned masterpiece, which follows the life of the March family through tales of...

Disney+ and the Streaming Revolution

Disney+ and the Streaming Revolution

Ula Pranevicius, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

Netflix, founded in 1997, currently has over 150 million subscribers, yet at first it was ignored. Critics viewed it as just another film rental service, one that could not hold a light to the corporate giant that was Blockbuster. In 2007, when Netflix first launched their famed internet streaming servic...

An Honestly Sincere Review of Bronx Science’s Bye Bye Birdie

An Honestly Sincere Review of Bronx Science’s Bye Bye Birdie

Jing Mae Wang, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2020

For the Drama Department, there were several sweeping changes made within the running of the musical this year. Amongst the greatest changes were the retirement of beloved Drama Advisor Mr. Brown and the moving of the musical from the springtime, where it has been for over four years, to the fall. ...

Can Lebanon’s Use of Media Save Its Revolution?

Can Lebanon’s Use of Media Save Its Revolution?

Celeste Abourjeili, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2020

From viral Instagram movements to popular Netflix originals, media has quickly become an important part of international activism. In countries with high censorship and propaganda, creative use of media has become a common route for self-expression and political dissent among the people. In Iran in...

The Irishman Ends an Era for Gangster Films

The Irishman Ends an Era for Gangster Films

Saad Khandakar, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2020

New York’s Martin Scorsese has developed a reputation of being one of the best filmmakers in cinematic history, with a collection of critically-acclaimed films including Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and Goodfellas. His newest gangster epic, The Irishman, joins this list with near-perfect ratings of 94...

Making Memories Through Music: A Review of the Winter Concert

Making Memories Through Music: A Review of the Winter Concert

March 16, 2020

The winter concert is a staple of the Bronx Science experience. Not only do the festive and upbeat songs get everyone in the spirit for the holidays, but they’re also a nice way to end the year. On December 11th and 12th of 2019, the auditorium stage welcomed Chorus, Jazz Band, Concert Band, and Or...

Shedding Light Through Hollywood

Shedding Light Through Hollywood

Najmul Miah, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2020

Debuting as one of Netflix’s most-watched and popular original shows, ‘Orange is the New Black’ made a significant impact in Hollywood, bringing attention to the many challenges that women of color face while incarcerated. From sharing the stories of victims of abuse to the impact that the prison i...

The End of a Galactic Era: a Review of the Star Wars Saga

The End of a Galactic Era: a Review of the Star Wars Saga

Miles Yamner, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2020

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, Star Wars didn’t exist. With movies like Rocky, Taxi Driver, and Carrie coming out, some would consider pre 1997 a dark time. However, ever since Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope debuted on May 25th 1977, the movie industry has veered onto a better, bigge...

88Rising Drops ‘Head in the Clouds II’

88Rising Drops ‘Head in the Clouds II’

Caleb Yam, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2020

In mid-October 2019, the Asian-dominated music collective 88Rising debuted their album ‘Head in the Clouds II.’ The group’s sophomore album, consisting of mostly pop and rap elements, had been highly anticipated. Known for their successful debut album, ‘Head in the Clouds,' 88Rising led many fan...

Butterflies Spring Into Winter

Butterflies Spring Into Winter

Shira Mansell, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

Winter, of course, has its positives, but it is easy to tire of any season, especially when it brings diseases, numerous layers of clothing, and midyears. At this point, fall is a faint memory, and spring even fainter. Yet with the butterfly conservatory, the American Museum of Natural History has b...

The Story Behind the New Year’s Song, ‘Auld Lang Syne’

The Story Behind the New Year’s Song, ‘Auld Lang Syne’

Carolyn Chui, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

Every New Year’s Eve the words, “should old acquaintances be forgotten… for auld lang syne my dear,” ring out. The song, ‘Auld Lang Syne,’ is a tradition in English speaking countries. “On New Year’s, I celebrate with my family and some relatives; we eat dinner then watch the ball drop...

Brought Back to Life in ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’

Brought Back to Life in ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’

Jillian Chong, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

The game has been brought back to life! On December 13, 2019, the third installment of the Jumanji franchise made its debut in theaters all across the United States. Jumanji: The Next Level continues with the story of students, Spencer Gilpin, Anthony “Fridge” Johnson, Bethany Walker, and Martha Kalpy, from Juman...

Late Night Sets Sights on Trump Impeachment

Late Night Sets Sights on Trump Impeachment

Akshay Raju, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2020

“A soap drama that’s somehow less crazy than our actual government.” That was SNL’s cold open after Maria Yovanovitch, the former Secretary to Ukraine testified to the House Intelligence Committee. The skit featured a googly eyed Representative Adam Schiff, chairman of the committee, an overly lou...

America’s True Favorite Pastime: Attending Concerts Versus Sports

America’s True Favorite Pastime: Attending Concerts Versus Sports

Junseo Lee, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2020

The attraction of attending a live event has allowed many to ignore the rapidly skyrocketing prices in exchange for the time of their life. In the twenty-first century, the popularity of the live music industry has exploded, easily shown by its current estimated worth of $28 billion and expected wor...

2020’s Grammy Nominees: Finally Diverse?

2020’s Grammy Nominees: Finally Diverse?

Taylor Chapman, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2020

As is the case with most industries, diversification in the world of music comes slowly. In a chilling 2018 interview, former Recording Academy president Neild Portnow told Variety that women needed to “step up” to receive recognition in the Grammys. That year, Alessia Cara was the only woman to b...

America Has Caught a Parasite

America Has Caught a Parasite

Alina Chan, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2020

Deemed “a masterpiece of serial surprises” by 'The Wall Street Journal,' Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite is a 2019 South Korean film that defies audience expectations. The psychological and bloody plot twists left audiences with chills. The drama/mystery movie hit U.S. theaters on October 11, 2019 and...

It’s Not Time to Let It Go Just Yet! The Frenzy Behind ‘Frozen 2’

It’s Not Time to Let It Go Just Yet! The Frenzy Behind ‘Frozen 2’

Kaitlyn Chan, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2020

With the chilly atmosphere of the winter season upon us, the buzz about Disney’s latest release of Frozen II is rather fitting.  Six years have passed since the premiere of Frozen, which had us falling in love with characters like Elsa, Anna, and Olaf, and singing along to the film’s iconic ...

Rick And Morty

Rick And Morty

Xavier Marriott, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2020

After years of anticipation, the popular space-adventure themed Adult Swim cartoon Rick and Morty has finally returned for its fourth season. The animated show, created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, profiles many unique and whimsical characters, but the stars of the show are the genius scientist Ri...

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