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Russia has completely destroyed many of Ukraine’s cities, as seen here. The destruction will only worsen unless we take necessary action to prevent it.

Putin’s War: A Brutal Assault on Freedom

Ethan Weinberg, Staff Reporter April 27, 2022

It is impossible to watch the ongoing events in Ukraine and not look on with dismay. From people suffering immensely to cities being reduced to rubble to an autocracy attempting to dismantle a democratic...

Referencing this statue of Marcus Aurelius in Rome, 19th century American writer Henry James professed, “I doubt if any statue of king or captain in the public places of the World has more to commend it to the general heart.’

The Secret Diary of a Stoic: Marcus Aurelius’ ‘Meditations’

Katia Anastas, Staff Reporter April 27, 2022

Time is a mere point, the senses are dull and illusory, the soul is a dream, fortune is evasive and uncertain, and life is a war. Marcus Aurelius, a Roman emperor who bore a gift for statesmanship and...

A proposed 170 kilometer-long city, Neom plans to connect the coastal, mountainous and desert regions of Saudi Arabia

Utopian Saudi Arabia: A Campaign of Controversy

Yasmine Salha, Staff Reporter April 27, 2022

Our Earth’s climate is slowly spiraling into disarray, and a star may explode in a few billion years. The notion that Earth, as we know it, may not last, is a crippling concept to most humans. It reminds...

On the 25th of March, 2022, people from all over the world participated in the annual Global Climate Strike Movement. Initiated by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, groups of people, especially students, from over 150 countries banded together and protested, in order to urge politicians and legislators to pursue the prevention of climate change. With the slogan #FridaysForFuture, around four million individuals have demonstrated in the movement.

It’s Time to Unite Against Climate Change

Shahabir Sami, Staff Reporter April 27, 2022

Less than fifteen years remain before the adverse effects of climate change reach an irreversible threshold. Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, the 73rd president of the United Nations (UN) general...

Here is an example of what consumers can expect to see at supermarkets when they are shopping for produce. The produce varies in shape, size, and color, exposing the healthy lack of uniformity seen in fruits and vegetables.

What Lies Beyond the Imperfect Foods Movement

Sarah Infante, Staff Reporter April 27, 2022

People have long strived for perfection in many areas of their lives, with little room for accepting the imperfections that occur with being human. So it came as a surprise when produce with their own...

The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of affirmative action in the past, especially with two widely-known cases in the 70s and the 80s. University of California Medical Schools vs Blake, and University of Washington vs Odegaard. Both of these cases set the precedent that while racial quotas can not be enforced in higher education admissions, schools are allowed to consider race in their admissions.

The Uphill Battle of Affirmative Action

Dorothea Dwomoh, Staff Reporter April 27, 2022

The long-debated topic of affirmative action is subject to a major overhaul in the Supreme Court with a conservative supermajority ready to vote against the use of race-based admissions. With Kentaji Brown-Jackson...

Though it may seem like an arbitrary topic, “Reflecting on a plant like ginkgo that was around in very different ecosystems when the dinosaurs were on the planet, that has been around for hundreds of millions of years, really puts our own species — let alone our own individual existence — into a broader context,” said Peter Crane.

Ginkgo Trees and Growing Up

Katrina Tablang, Staff Reporter April 27, 2022

On a hazy October afternoon, two young girls race down the long stretch of sidewalk next to P.S. 81, playing a game of “don’t step on the smelly fruit.” They hop between sparse spots of clean sidewalk...

What are the roots of Russian nationalism?

The Roots of Russian Nationalism

Anton Karp, Staff Reporter April 24, 2022

Vladimir Putin enjoys an 83% approval rating as of late March 2022. For reference, Harry Truman’s approval rating at the conclusion of the Second World War was 87%, only 4% higher. The President of Russia...

You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality, said Walt Disney.

The Color of Our Childhoods: The Historic Issues with Representation in Disney and Pixar Films

Ruby Moran, Staff Reporter April 24, 2022

Ever since Disney’s first animated piece with sound, Steamboat Willie, the company  has established itself as a major innovative animation studio. Pixar followed suit with its first feature film,...


The Pros and Cons of the Student Search Service

Melanie Lin, Staff Reporter April 24, 2022

It’s not a normal school day. Bronx Science student Sophia Mah ’22 shows up to school in a mask, with her pencils sharpened. She heads to her designated classroom to take the test. The test is the...

Many card games are played as a form of gambling.

Lowering the Regulated Gambling Age to 18?

William Wu, Staff Reporter April 24, 2022

Humans have been gambling for five thousand years, starting out with “stick and knucklebone” games of chance and currently with video poker. Empires, countries, and religions have all tried to prohibit...

Each culture in the world is unique and should be celebrated as such. Cultural appropriation should be avoided in that it perpetuates stereotypes.

The Problem of Cultural Appropriation

Niha Roy, Staff Reporter April 24, 2022

Cultural appropriation is commonly confused by some people with cultural appreciation. The proverb “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” is still used by many people to justify cultural appropriation....

Electroencephalography allows us to detect brain abnormalities in people, as it is low-cost, non-invasive, and safe. Its usage may become widespread for early detection of diseases and disorders.

Does Electroencephalography Enable a Future Where Mind Reading is Possible?

Ryan Ahmed, Staff Reporter April 24, 2022

Electroencephalography (EEG) may be the future, allowing people to tap into their own minds with low-risk, non-invasive, and low-cost EEG technology. It would allow us to better understand brainwaves,...

Here is Metas new logo. The company said that the logo can take on infinite textures, colors and movement, capturing the creativity and imagination of a 3D world.

The Fall of Meta

Rahm Rodkey, Staff Reporter April 23, 2022

On October 28th, 2021, Facebook, an infamous social media giant seemingly headed for catastrophe, assumed a new identity: Meta. With the name change, the company sought to completely change the track it...

The ice cream store Van Leeuwen made headlines last year for refusing to abide by the law, even after it was slapped with over $12,000 in fines.

The Cashless Revolution Continues in New York City

Ben Raab, Staff Reporter April 23, 2022

Is cash still king?  It used to be that small businesses preferred cash to credit cards in order to avoid hefty processing fees that cut into their profits, but in recent years, some New York City...

Throwaway culture is contributing to an unsustainable impact upon the environment.

You Are Throwing Away Your Future: The Effects of a Throwaway Society

Tiankuo Zhang, Staff Reporter April 23, 2022

Society is progressing at an amazing rate. Just in the past century, Wilbur and Orville Wright's first airplane turned into Lockheed Martin’s F-22 Raptor. John W. Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert’s Electrical...

The Atlanta Spa shooting brought the problem of Asian Hate Crimes to national attention, but even as the one year anniversary approaches, things have not gotten better for Asian Americans.

The Eileen Gu Controversy and the Problem of Anti-Asian Hate Crimes In America

Carolyn Chui, Staff Reporter April 23, 2022

As anti-Asian hate crimes continue to skyrocket in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, many seem to believe that these senseless and unprovoked acts result solely from scapegoating for the COVID-19 virus...

In 2021, protesters lined up outside the COP26 Climate summit in Glasgow to advocate for more strict guidelines and regulation on large corporations, in order to limit greenwashing.

Greenwashing: An Unsustainable Facade

Ayshi Sen, Staff-Reporter April 18, 2022

 Kristin Jones and Andrew Ginzel’s Climate Clock launched in 2015 reflected the growing concern about the climate crisis. The clock is displayed in many major cities such as Berlin, New York, Glasgow,...

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts work together but with separate organizations.

The Scout Wars: The Persisting Conflict Between Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts

Monica Reilly, Staff Reporter April 5, 2022

When I was in middle school, there was a period when my brother and I were in our respective scout troups at the same time. One Friday, he had a Cub Scouts meeting in which he learned how to use a knife...

Here is Alison Bechdel, in a photograph at the Boston Book Festival in 2011, where she spoke on a panel about graphic novels. Her first graphic novel, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, spent two weeks on The New York Times bestseller list.

“One, Two, Three, Bechdel!”

Lily Zufall, Staff Reporter April 4, 2022

“One, two, three, Bechdel!” Sitting in my eighth period journalism class, I overheard this. Two of my classmates, Yasmine Salha '24 and Sela Emery '23, were trying to have a five minute conversation...

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