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In the era of “Alternative Facts,” George Orwell’s ‘1984’ Rings Truer than Ever

In the era of “Alternative Facts,” George Orwell’s ‘1984’ Rings Truer than Ever

Cameron Leo, Staff Reporter

December 25, 2018


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In July of 2018, the president of the United States made a declaration to a group of veterans that would set off alarms around the country. “It’s all working out. And just remember, what you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening,” proclaimed Trump confidently. At its...

A Bridge Too Far: Cambridge Analytica and the Surveillance Market

A Bridge Too Far: Cambridge Analytica and the Surveillance Market

Oliver Chin and George Crooks

December 25, 2018


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In March 2018, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat before a senate committee, and testified on the case of data being stolen by marketing firms. Arguably the biggest but certainly the most prominent is Cambridge Analytica, now operating under the name Emerdata. Cambridge Analytica rose to prominence in...

Plastic is Our Problem to Fix

Plastic is Our Problem to Fix

Alysa Chen, Staff Reporter

December 25, 2018


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On April 23, 2018, Governor Cuomo introduced a bill banning single-use plastic bags in New York State. It was passed after the publication of the New York State Plastic Bag Task Force Report in January 2018, which identified the concern with continued use of single-use plastic bags and opened options...

Fade to Black: Why Hollywood Is Dying And How We Can Fix It

Fade to Black: Why Hollywood Is Dying And How We Can Fix It

Skylar Kleinman, Staff Reporter

December 25, 2018


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Storytelling has been a major means of creative expression for humans for centuries, and in the Digital Age, different narratives are easily accessible at our literal fingertips. Entertainment is a currency but, as of late, Hollywood is paying the price. Even though many recent releases have been a...

Excluded From the Form: Why is the Middle Eastern/North African Identity Left Out?

Excluded From the Form: Why is the Middle Eastern/North African Identity Left Out?

Celeste Abourjeili, Staff Reporter

December 24, 2018


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Today, many American members of the Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) community find themselves confused and excluded while checking off their race on census forms and other demographic-based survey questions. Proclaimed Caucasian by the Census Bureau, many feel misrepresented and even invisib...

The Sunrise Might Be Pretty, But That Doesn’t Mean Teenagers Should Be Seeing It

The Sunrise Might Be Pretty, But That Doesn’t Mean Teenagers Should Be Seeing It

Yanny Liang, Staff Reporter

December 24, 2018


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“Oh my gosh, you live in Staten Island? What time do you wake up?!” go the usual inquisitions, accompanied by wide eyes and gaping mouths. “Too early,” is often my reply. As someone who lives in Staten Island and commutes to the Bronx every day on public transportation, I am far too familia...

The European Union Approves Internet Censorship

The European Union Approves Internet Censorship

Jason Cheung, Staff Reporter

December 24, 2018


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In this day and age, everyone uses the internet, especially Bronx Science students. We use it to conduct research for papers, to watch videos on YouTube, to read news online, and to post funny memes on social media. But the internet is in danger, and so are your memes. On September 12th, 2018, un...

From ‘Killing Eve’ to Almost Winning an Emmy

From ‘Killing Eve’ to Almost Winning an Emmy

Olivia Chen, Staff Reporter

December 24, 2018


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You might know her as Cristina Yang, the sarcastic genius surgeon from Grey’s Anatomy. Born on July 20, 1971, Sandra Oh has been in multiple noteworthy roles, but none are of the same magnitude as her most recent role as Eve Polastri. Killing Eve is a thriller and a drama focused on two women who ar...

Healthy Stress

Healthy Stress

Abigail Yoo, Staff Reporter

December 24, 2018


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Stress, an all-too-familiar word, is certainly on the minds of many students here at Bronx Science. As they attempt to balance a multitude of academic tasks, students feel pressured to also keep up with the educational standards in the school system. In spite of the stress, and maybe even because of...

Start of a New Era? Unified Korea Prepared to Make Joint Bid on 2032 Olympics

Start of a New Era? Unified Korea Prepared to Make Joint Bid on 2032 Olympics

Jake Goldsmith, Staff Reporter

December 24, 2018


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In a political atmosphere where diplomacy has often been ignored, the possibility of North Korea and South Korea can making a joint bid on the 2032 Olympics is a refreshing return to diplomacy. The Korean War was the first war that demanded the attention of the United Nations, it cost the United Sta...

Should Crimes Strip American Citizens of Their Right to Vote?

Should Crimes Strip American Citizens of Their Right to Vote?

Tobias Dohlin, Staff Reporter

December 24, 2018


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In over ten states, six million felons who have served their sentences still cannot vote. These felons must adhere to a complex, strenuous, and biased process to regain their constitutional right to vote. Many people believe that felonies only apply to violent crimes, such as rape or murder, yet oth...

Debt, Political Conflict, and Broken Signals: What’s the MTA Way to Fix NYC’s Subway System?

Debt, Political Conflict, and Broken Signals: What’s the MTA Way to Fix NYC’s Subway System?

Mian Hua Zheng, Staff Reporter

December 24, 2018


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$40,044.08. This shocking number is the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (MTA) debt, according to its online published debt budget as of 2018. The MTA is known for its delayed subways, but its debt has gone largely unnoticed. To understand this debt, it is important to know where it stems from, wh...

The 2018 Emmys Talked a Lot About Diversity, But Did Not Actually Deliver

The 2018 Emmys Talked a Lot About Diversity, But Did Not Actually Deliver

Sarane James, Staff Reporter

December 24, 2018


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The 2018 Emmy Awards opened with a musical number about diversity, a theme which was not reflected in the winners selected throughout the night. The skit, “We Solved It,” was performed by Kenan Thompson and Kate McKinnon, who were joined by Kristen Bell, Sterling K. Brown, Tituss Burgess, Andy Sam...

Virginia and New York Lead the Path to Mental Health Education Laws

Virginia and New York Lead the Path to Mental Health Education Laws

Abby Cheng, Staff Reporter

December 23, 2018


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The prevalence of Americans with mental health issues has been a growing issue. Suicide rates have increased in all but one state from 1999 to 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; suicide is now the third leading cause of death among fifteen to twenty-four-year-olds.  M...

Defining Feminism: What Does It Mean to Bronx Science Students?

Defining Feminism: What Does It Mean to Bronx Science Students?

Leann Goldberg, Staff Reporter

December 22, 2018


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Feminism, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.” Despite there being a set definition, many people still define the movement based on their own experiences and the media’s portrayal of feminists.   I inte...

The Dress Code Controversy

The Dress Code Controversy

Suzie Yu, Staff Reporter

December 22, 2018


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On a typical school day, Brooklyn Latin student, Rachel Huang ’20, wears a purple-and-gold striped tie, a white button-up, flats with black socks, and a khaki skirt as part of her school uniform. The Brooklyn Latin School is the only New York City specialized high school that requires its students to w...

A Well Deserved Break: Take a Mental Health Holiday

A Well Deserved Break: Take a Mental Health Holiday

Toni Ouyang, Staff Reporter

December 21, 2018


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Monsters walk the halls of Bronx Science. Ghosts, goblins and ghouls roam the classrooms. In the cafeteria, a loud bass shakes the basement. Zombies rush down the stairs for seats at the blood-splattered tables. They’re not hungry for brains, they’re hungry for candy. As Halloween approached and...

Bigger Than Trump

Bigger Than Trump

Adam Israelevitz, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2018


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The amount of attention on America’s judicial system is almost unprecedented; the media coverage and exposure to the Court’s nomination process has not been seen since Anita Hill’s hearing in 1991. In today’s political climate, every issue is immediately polarized. Whether it is in forums on...

A Hunger for Halal

A Hunger for Halal

Eshika Talukder, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018


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The New York City Department of Education (DOE) recently announced that breakfast and lunch are completely free for all public school students. If this is progress towards school meal accessibility for the over 1.1 million public school students of NYC, then why are nearly 38% of these students still...

An Empirical Affliction

An Empirical Affliction

Pietro Topa, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018


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On Monday, September 24, Donald J. Trump and his administration announced a new batch of tariffs on products imported from China. These tariffs, which are levied on a litany of foreign goods, start out at ten percent but are set to rise as the year comes to a close. It is unclear at this point what economic...

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