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The Survey Strip

Ria Cha, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

You’re Cancelled! Cancel Culture as a Tool For Bullying and Harassment

You’re Cancelled! Cancel Culture as a Tool For Bullying and Harassment

Victoria Diaz, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

With the introduction of social media, everyday people now have individual platforms to share their ideas and voice their opinions. Preceding various social media movements such as #MeToo, the cancel culture movement was introduced. When someone, especially a public figure, is “canceled," that person is...

The Bolivian Crisis: Why We Should Care

The Bolivian Crisis: Why We Should Care

Scott Ernsberger, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

Evo Morales has been the leader of Bolivia for over a decade, and has recently stepped down from his position. However, the circumstances in which he has resigned are murky. Morales calls it a coup with foreign involvement, while defenders of the change in power call it a result of natural domestic pr...

Social Media Has Polarized Our World

Social Media Has Polarized Our World

Ruhika Ponda, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

Over the course of the last decade, one of the biggest changes has been the rise of the internet and social media. Facebook, founded in 2004, essentially kickstarted the use of online social platforms. Since then, other outlets, such as Instagram and Twitter, have become a source of news and entertainm...

Fee Waivers Should Be Provided on a Case-by-Case Basis

Fee Waivers Should Be Provided on a Case-by-Case Basis

Pamela Li, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

It’s no question that a college education is becoming more and more of a staple in the lives of young people in the United States today. With everything ranging from application fees to standardized testing, however, nearly every factor of the college application process comes at a cost— a very high ...

Loud and Proud?

Loud and Proud?

Leann Goldberg, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

With the growth of media and the internet, political involvement and knowledge have grown more widespread and complex. Younger generations have been getting increasingly involved in politics as a result of this growing accessibility. However, this involvement is often still heavily influenced by the...

SAT Prep: Practice Makes Perfect!

SAT Prep: Practice Makes Perfect!

Jaymie Paredes, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

In an academically rigorous environment such as Bronx Science, it’s no doubt that many students place a heavy emphasis on grades. An even heavier emphasis, however, is placed on the Scholastic Aptitude Test, more commonly known as the SAT, because of the large role that it plays in college admissions....

Death of the Oeuvre

Death of the Oeuvre

Sylvie Koenigsberg, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2020

The issue of whether to separate an artist from their art is certainly not a new one, especially when it comes to individuals who were, even for their time, far from politically correct.  Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)  is mostly known today as a feminist poet, hailed and taught worldwide. Bu...

An Epidemic of Anti-Transgender Violence Calls For A System Change

An Epidemic of Anti-Transgender Violence Calls For A System Change

Edie Fine, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2020

The last reported murder of a trans individual in 2019  was on December 19th. Yahira Nesby, a black trans woman, was gunned down in her apartment in Brooklyn. According to her friends, “every time [Nesby was] around [she] put a smile on my face and others.” An active member of the New York Bal...

Could You Stand in Judgement of Another’s Life?

Could You Stand in Judgement of Another’s Life?

Julia Sperling, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2020

In 1989, Carlos DeLuna was executed for a crime he did not commit. He was accused of stabbing Wanda Lopez six years prior in Corpus Christi, Texas. Since his arrest and through the totality of his imprisonment, DeLuna asserted not only that he did not murder Lopez, but that he knew who did- his “to...

How To Get Away With Murder

How To Get Away With Murder

Benjamin Oestericher, Staff Reporter

March 16, 2020

In July of 2012, nearly two dozen American soldiers were on patrol in a valley in Southern Afghanistan when a motorcycle sped toward the Taliban stronghold they were in. American commanders ordered the motorcycle to stop, but it continued to speed along. When the motorcycle neared 200 yards away from the ...

The Problem with the MTA’s Plan to Combat Fare Evasion

The Problem with the MTA’s Plan to Combat Fare Evasion

Yona Litwin, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2020

This summer the MTA implemented a series of policies to combat fare evasion, including spending $249 million over the next four years to hire 500 new police officers and increasing the fine for tax evasion to $100. Surrounding these new policies have been a large amount of controversy amid viral video...

Safety in Rideshare Companies

Safety in Rideshare Companies

Pinkey Lam, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2020

The New York City MTA is often characterized as a dangerous mode of transportation at night. Thus, many of us who do not drive use an alternative method of transportation: rideshare apps. The use of apps like Uber and Lyft has increased considerably since 2015 as technology is making it easier for more co...

Hidden Likes: A Toxic Feature or Depressurizing Amendment?

Hidden Likes: A Toxic Feature or Depressurizing Amendment?

Samama Moontaha, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2020

With endless hashtags, fun filters, and hour-long videos on IGTV, Instagram has become a hub for sharing memories with friends, family and even strangers. Instagram has made a space for itself as a standout amongst the most utilized online networking platforms. Instagram is one of the most vital platfo...

Is “Boomer” a Slur?

Is “Boomer” a Slur?

Alisha Wang, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2020

The older and younger generations have always been at each other’s throats, quarrelling with current events and the changes in culture over the decades. Generational debates have been sprawled throughout various social media platforms, particularly Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and even the highly sc...

Is a Shorter School Week Worth a Great Compromise?

Is a Shorter School Week Worth a Great Compromise?

Michael Toscano, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2020

Do you hate Mondays? Who doesn't? Ask any student and they will agree that after a hectic five day school week, weekends never feel long enough to fully de-stress. This also holds true for many Bronx Science students, to whom the weekend can seem like a short pause in the never-ending marathon that ...

Are You the Next Victim of the Vaping Epidemic?

Are You the Next Victim of the Vaping Epidemic?

Byul Sak, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2020

Clouds of nicotine, THC, and carcinogens fill the lungs of high schoolers all over the country. Only weeks ago, a 17-year old boy in the Bronx became the first teenager in the U.S. to die of a vaping-related illness. As this death toll continues to rise, government officials, scientists, and families alike ...

Are We Becoming Desensitized to School Shootings?

Are We Becoming Desensitized to School Shootings?

Dorothea Dwomoh, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

The United States experienced forty-six school shootings in 2019. In December of that year, there were two school shootings in Wisconsin high schools and one in Santa Clarita, California, where two students were killed and three were seriously injured. Though school shootings are a huge issue, it is un...

The Pitfalls of the Shooter Stereotype

The Pitfalls of the Shooter Stereotype

Eshika Talukder, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2020

Involved in school activities and fairly popular, sixteen-year-old Nathaniel Berhow of Santa Clarita was always considered an “average kid.” He showed up to school on time, went to all of his classes, and spent time with his friends after school and during track meets. This reputation made his action...

The NYCDOE Overstepped Its Authority By Openly Supporting the NYC Climate Strike

The NYCDOE Overstepped  Its Authority By Openly Supporting the NYC Climate Strike

Montana Lee, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2019

On September 12, 2019, at 9:32 AM, the Mayor, on behalf of NYCSchools, tweeted, “New York City stands with our young people. They’re our conscience. We support the 9/20 #ClimateStrike.” The NYC Department of Education followed up by writing, “We applaud our students when they raise their voices...

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