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Bodegas vs Bodegas

Bodegas vs Bodegas

Stephanie Weng, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2017


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Our beloved bodegas - they’re not only a form of convenience for early commuters and late night shift workers, but they are also crucial for maintaining low-income communities. Recently, they have received a strike against them from a startup company, under the same name as our traditional corner ...

Hate Speech IS Free Speech

Hate Speech IS Free Speech

Oliver Chin, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2017


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The erosion of discussion created by the manual censorship of ideas by large corporations and the developing habits of people to not engage has created echo chambers on social media and in real life. There is no exposure to a diversity of opinions, further polarizing opinions and reducing any common ground on issues.

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A Lesson for the Left

A Lesson for the Left

Ronin Rodkey, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2017


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In a rare move of bipartisanship, the house voted 394-1 on April 3rd, 2017, to move towards designating North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism; president Trump acted on their guidance and followed through, designating North Korea as such on November 20th, 2017. The move would reverse a failed Bus...

“State of the Union”

“State of the Union”

Timothy Kim

December 4, 2017


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Patriotism Has Taken a Knee

Patriotism Has Taken a Knee

Jeanette Lee

December 4, 2017


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Recently, a trend has emerged in American sports. Athletes, primarily football players, have begun refusing to stand for the national anthem. President Donald Trump has interpreted these “protests” as being rude and unpatriotic, and harshly criticized them as being un-American. However, his firm...

Surviving Science

Surviving Science

Melina Asteriadis and Teddy Lowen

December 4, 2017


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This issue’s Survival Guide is dedicated to freshmen, but don’t worry, the next ones will have advice for other grades too. Some common worries among freshmen are time management and balancing social life with schoolwork. To ease your anxieties, we have some tips for you! Make a to-do list. Whether ...

Without a Clear Message, Anthem Protesters Fail to Create Lasting Change

Without a Clear Message, Anthem Protesters Fail to Create Lasting Change

Adam Israelevitz, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2017


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There is widespread racial injustice taking place in our country today. Plain and simple. Many have tried to spread awareness about these injustices through widespread protests. Members of the National Football League (NFL) have protested this peacefully by kneeling and raising fists while the national...

The Survey Strip

The Survey Strip

Ria Cha, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2017


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Access Denied

Access Denied

Annie Liu, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2017


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It’s been nearly 30 years since the invention of the World Wide Web, and internet freedom has since become an important issue in our lives. Net neutrality laws set in place by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have restricted internet service providers (ISP) from interfering with Internet...

Days off for Diwali? An Op-Ed Column

Days off for Diwali? An Op-Ed Column

Lakhsmi Chatterjee, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2017


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Last year, the NYC Department of Education introduced two days off from school so that Muslim students and their families can celebrate the holy holidays Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. This was a big step for the NYC Department of Education, as officials finally recognized the need for Muslim students to...

An Analysis of President Trump’s Cabinet

An Analysis of President Trump’s Cabinet

Charlie Brownstein, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2017


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Soon after his inauguration ceremony in January 2017, President Donald Trump released his picks for his cabinet. Many of these positions required senate approval, and all were approved in February 2017 by the senate (in Republican control) soon thereafter.  Below is my analysis regarding their ...

The Electoral College, America’s Unsung Guardian

The Electoral College, America’s Unsung Guardian

Maximilien Steiker, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2017


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It's common to forget about something that helps us, when it is successful in doing so. For instance, we disregard the good work that custodians do in this school to keep our school environment clean. It is just as easy, and far more common, to forget about the great deal of benefits that the electoral ...

Uniform or MULTIform Midyears?

Uniform or MULTIform Midyears?

Abonee Hossain, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2017


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Each year, as the school year inches towards mid year exams, we all start scrambling to gather our notes from September. We start filling our calendars with chapters that we’re going to study each week and start texting our friends so that we can meet up and freak out together. But then we realize t...

Tear Down This Wall

Tear Down This Wall

Jeffrey Ko, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2017


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For decades, the physical barrier between North America and Mexico and the rest of South America has stood as an oppressive divide. As time progressed, the border has become more overtly militarized with installations such as gun towers, sensors, radars, and drone surveillance. Not only is this border a comic...

The Deal With Drones

The Deal With Drones

Masato Hirakata, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2017


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A breathtaking view of a herd of zebras prancing across the African savanna. A criminal, located in mere minutes after he has committed a crime, thanks to watchful eyes in the sky. A family, saved by a bundle of emergency supplies, dropped in on demand. These are just some of the things that unmanne...

“Huh?” An Advice Column, February 2017

“Huh?” An Advice Column, February 2017

Ryan Foo and Sophia Xian

February 16, 2017


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We would like to wish everyone at Bronx Science a Happy New Year! Of course, with a new year comes new resolutions. Here are some suggestions to help you stay on track for the beginning months of 2017. For seniors, this is the time that college decisions start rolling in. If you got into your dream...

Popular Vote: A Popular Opinion

Popular Vote:  A Popular  Opinion

Jason Qu, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2017


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On November 9th 2016, a United States presidential candidate won the majority of the electoral votes without securing the majority of the popular vote. Our pillars of democracy, the institutions that ensure that the voices of citizens are heard and represented, have gone against the will of the people,...

Fake News Plagues Social Media

Fake News Plagues Social Media

Tasnim (Zara) Kabir, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2017


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Don’t believe everything you read on the internet. In an era where the truth is harder to find than falsehoods, the media grows more untrustworthy with each passing day. But this time, media outlets seem to have been beat in the category of public mistrust. Spurred on and intensified by an unusual,...

LGBTQ Representation Matters in the Media

LGBTQ Representation Matters in the Media

Gloria Ngan, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2017


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Same-sex marriage has been legalized since 2015, but the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, (LGBT) community still faces severe discrimination and harassment. In thirty states, it is still legal to fire someone on the basis of their sexuality or gender identity. In the past year, the LGBT community...

Marching Toward Equality

Marching Toward Equality

Sophie Malki, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2017


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On January 21st, 2017, over four million Americans mobilized for the Women’s March, making it the largest protest in modern United States history. Crowd scientists estimated that the Women’s March on Washington had three times more people than President Donald Trump’s inauguration held a day...

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