The Science Survey

Fortnite is the video game that was targeted by the FTC for violating COPPA.

The Predatory Ways In Which Video Game Companies Try To Get Your Money

Amy Beloume, Staff Reporter May 30, 2023

Video games are everywhere -- on mobile devices, laptops, desktop computers, and consoles. You might not consider yourself a gamer because you don’t play games on a Playstation 5 or an Xbox Series X,...

Bronx Science students love music, incorporating it in their lives daily. This can be through the various music classes offered at the school, playing music in the hallways, or simply enjoying the beauty of it.

Music: The Glue That Holds Society Together

Gabriel McCarthy, Staff Reporter May 30, 2023

It has been a long day, and I almost fell asleep in more than one class. I plop down on a seat in the subway car, put in my earbuds, and put on one of my favorite playlists, hoping that it will take my...

Here, a cute crochet mini skirt and stylish collar from Rosie Topp, is featured on her online shops on Instagram

The Rise of the Crochet Community and the Return to Slow Fashion

Eyenain Misgar, Staff Reporter May 29, 2023

In grade school, we all picked out our favorite hobbies to share to the class, explaining our favorite pastimes. Some of us picked sports, games, or crafting as our cherished hobbies, to balance out or...

Cinnamon is a spice, often sprinkled on toast and lattes, that must be extracted from the bark of the tree.

The Spice Wars

Niha Roy, Staff Reporter May 29, 2023

A walk through any grocery store will find you passing through an aisle filled with spices and many brands. While some spices like pepper and oregano will have an abundant stock and many brands, this can...

US Army Green Berets operate at night in Syria – a country that has become a battleground for insurgent groups and government-backed militias.

Gray Zones: How Countries Are Fighting Wars Under Our Noses

Oliver Whelan, Staff Reporter May 29, 2023

Last month, the Department of Defense announced the authorization of a Presidential Drawdown which granted Ukraine $500 million dollars in military aid – the thirty-fifth of such authorizations since...

Here is the Columbia Supercomputer used by NASA to simulate launch systems, supernovas, and more. This is an example of one of the most powerful forms of computing that we have. However, it may one day be overtaken by quantum computers.

The Future of Technology: Trends With Artificial Intelligence and CRISPR

William Fernando, Staff Reporter May 25, 2023

The development of technology has always been the epicenter of human progression throughout every age, from our prehistoric human ancestors who built rudimentary stone tools to effectively hunt and gather,...

Synesthetes mixed senses can create unique insights on otherwise ordinary life. “I enjoy how I think very differently about the world in a way that most don’t,” said Vi Ton ’24. “I’m an artist, and it really helps me make associations that are not very typical.”

‘Monday Tastes Like Strawberries’: Bronx Science’s Synesthetic Experiences

Anna Koontz, Staff Reporter May 14, 2023

It’s Friday, and everyone is rushing to finish their math test. Although the neat rows of desks, bent heads, and anxious scribbling might seem uniform, everyone’s experience is different. To one student,...

The peaceful atmosphere of the New York Public Library makes it a suitable environment for students to complete their schoolwork.

The Supposed Endgame of the Library

Chelsea Li, Staff Reporter May 11, 2023

I can still recall the afternoons I spent after school in the Children’s Room of the Windsor Park Queens Library, buried in the pages of a Thea Stilton book or shuffling through the DVD section for new...

The inner critic gains its power from making you feel unsafe, warping your thoughts and reactions to fit a narrative that thrives from your most irrational panic.

Change the Internal Narrative by Confronting Your Inner Critic

Hallel Abrams Gerber, Staff Reporter May 11, 2023

Procrastination. Perfectionism. Pervasive anxiety. All of these struggles may fall under the looming and debilitating voice of the inner critic. The inner critic directly sways our mental wellbeing, magnifying...

 “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it,” said Confucius.

Beauty Should Not Be a Pain

Ruby Moran, Staff Writer May 11, 2023

There is a well known phrase 'beauty is pain,' and given all that we must face in regards to our own beauty, one might be inclined to believe that it’s true.  Beauty, by definition, is a set...

Electricity is associated with ideas, and similarly, the brain is constantly shifting, developing, growing, and responding to stimuli.

Mastering the Mind: Brain Development and Social Emotional Learning

Hallel Abrams Gerber, Staff Reporter May 11, 2023

The brain is sometimes likened to a rubber band, snapping back and forth like a child’s plaything. Our brains have plasticity – the ability to shift, adapt, and “bounce back” as necessary. However,...

Here, all of the members of NewJeans pose for a group photograph. From Left to Right are Minji, Haerin, Hanni, Danielle, and Hyein.

A Deeper Dive Into K-pop: The Problems of Minors Debuting

Ella Zheng, Staff Reporter May 4, 2023

Brilliant light flashes on you. Cameras follow and catch every single one of your movements and facial expressions. Zoom in. Zoom out. The screen projects your face for everyone as they call out your name....

Pictured is Tiago Gomes winning the Latin Grammy (the Latin counterpart to the Grammys) for Best Latin Jazz Album in 2018. Bad Bunny won the Grammy for Best Música Urbana Album, a category which the Grammys introduced in 2022.

The Bad Bunny Blunder: The Grammys’ Misstep and How It Fits Into the History of Captioning

Yardena Franklin, Staff Reporter May 4, 2023

On February 5th, 2023, Bad Bunny gave an acceptance speech at the Grammys for his album ‘Un Verano Sin Ti, ’ which has garnered over 4.5 billion streams in the U.S. alone. With Bad Bunny’s mass appeal...

It is imperative to know if and when to call 911 in case of a medical emergency. It can help to save a life.

Why You Should Learn First Aid

Marissa Talushllari, Staff Reporter May 3, 2023

Do you know what to do in a medical emergency? According to the American College of Emergency Physicians, about half of U.S. adults are not adequately prepared to help others in the case of a medical emergency....

The Muslim Students Association at Bronx Science is a safe haven for hijabis. Humairah Chowdhury ’23 mentioned how MSA “provided [her] with an escape from the stress of school.”

A Mosaic of Hijabi Narratives

Sirajum Munira, Staff Reporter May 2, 2023

There are more than two billion Muslims in the world. In this growing international community, there exists a multitude of Muslim women who wear the hijab daily. The hijab, at its core, means to be...

As social media plays a larger and larger role in our lives, how do we differentiate between what can be replaced by these apps, and what should?

Activism or Slacktivism? The Increasing Role That Social Media Plays in Youth Activism

Claire Elkin, Staff Reporter May 1, 2023

While Black Lives Matter protests were at their peak back in the summer of 2020, the National Football League (NFL) demonstrated their support through a truly heartfelt Instagram post. The black...

This historical landmark, 287 Broadway, came close to disaster when it almost collapsed in 2008 due to construction next door. One of the last standing Civil War era iron cast buildings, 287 Broadway has seen its fair share of renovations to keep its antique facade, despite being surrounded by conflicting glossy buildings.

The Ever Evolving Architecture of New York City

Dara King, Staff Reporter March 14, 2023

New York, being the city that never sleeps, also happens to be the city that never stops changing. Almost everywhere you go, there is scaffolding and cleared plots waiting for their concrete foundation...

In the self-defeating snare that is procrastination, motivation and initiative feel intangible until there is no choice but to succumb to approaching, immovable deadlines.

Get Your Work Done! The Perpetual Pitfalls of Procrastination

Hallel Abrams Gerber, Staff Reporter March 14, 2023

“You may delay, but time will not.” Benjamin Franklin, prominent writer, politician, and entrepreneur, was known to condemn poor time management. Clearly, Franklin had no concept of the modern American...

Gun violence in America is a growing problem.

Dear America, Your ‘Second Amendment Right’ Doesn’t Actually Exist

Orli Strickman, Staff Reporter March 14, 2023

Many Americans champion the Second Amendment as one of the foundational elements of American democracy, claiming that any policy which threatens to take away the right to bear arms endangers the constitutional...

The organic food industry, previously seen as a small and rather insignificant market has exploded. As the American public begins to see the link between diet, health, and the environment many turn to organic foods. What was once a small, niche line of products can now be found throughout 75% of conventional U.S. grocery stores.

What Are Organic Foods and Are They Really Better for You? The Pros and Cons of Organic Foods

Nicholas Anderson, Staff Reporter March 14, 2023

Walking down a grocery aisle, you pass the poultry section and pick up a packet of chicken cutlets. Scanning through the nutritional label, you might find yourself asking a question many Americans have...

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