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Abolishing the SHSAT

Abolishing the SHSAT

Byul Sak, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2019

As the school year begins, thousands of eighth graders among the 1.1 million students of New York City are preparing for the Specialized High School Admissions Test, which has stirred up controversy among middle schoolers, high schoolers, and their parents. Last year, Mayor Bill DeBlasio released a ...

The Race of the Century

The Race of the Century

Sazida Marzia, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2019

The 2020 election coming up next November, and it’s important to get to know the 21 candidates running. The Republican Party has only has three candidates, current President Donald Trump being one of them. With his popularity, the hopes of another Republican candidate passing through the primaries a...

Are Introverts Being Penalized by the American School System?

Are Introverts Being Penalized by the American School System?

Arianne Browne, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

  “Humans are very complex and their behaviors and preferences change over time and in different contexts,” said biology teacher Mr. Chomet. I believe that you cannot categorize people into perfect, little boxes and expect them to thrive. In this article, I will be exploring the opinions of Br...

New Polio Cases Afghanistan & Pakistan

New Polio Cases Afghanistan & Pakistan

Tyler Pelayo, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

Unlike smallpox, polio- the debilitating virus that saw many in the 20th century to the infamous iron lung- is still at large. One might associate this with the emerging Anti Vax movement in the United States. However, the Anti Vax movement is not solely an American phenomenon; regime intervention, religious ...

Should Bronx Science get Mental Health Days?

Should Bronx Science get Mental Health Days?

Dorothea Dwomoh, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

This July, Oregon passed a law that allows five mental health days in a 3-month period during the school year. Furthermore, Utah now allows mental health days to be considered excused absences. Today, with high-schoolers dealing with school-related stress and anxiety, such laws and bills are a big s...

A Not-So-Surprising Supporter

A Not-So-Surprising Supporter

Jillian Chong, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

On September 12, 2019, Shane Gillis lost fans, and Andrew Yang lost supporters. Just two weeks before the start of the new season of Saturday Night Live (SNL), the seemingly joyful announcement of a new cast member, Shane Gillis, resulted in a multitude of questions from fans.  Many brought up concerns ab...

Should Democrats Pack the Courts or Pack their Bags?

Should Democrats Pack the Courts or Pack their Bags?

Josephine Kinlan, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

The world of politics has become one that many seldom wish to discuss. It causes much discomfort, and a divide amongst those who may have once called themselves friends. Nevertheless, Democrats and Republicans continue their squabbles, grabbing at each other’s throats with language ranging from that...

Adding Color to Black and White Pages

Adding Color to Black and White Pages

Taylor Chapman, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

I’ve always loved literature, but even I think of summer reading as some of the most mentally taxing assignments Bronx Science students struggle through. All of the books we’ve read at school are works of art, but in the eyes of many, there’s another word that could easily describe the majority: D...

Problem, Solution, or Neither?

Problem, Solution, or Neither?

Darya Lollos, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

When under 11 percent of the ninth-grade seats for NYC specialized high schools were offered to black and Hispanic students (with only 7 out of 895 seats at Stuyvesant being offered to black students), the SHSAT system came under fire for being discriminatory against students of color. In response to this d...

Blinking on Brett Kavanaugh’s Impeachment

Blinking on Brett Kavanaugh’s Impeachment

Kate Reynolds, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

Everyone has an opinion about Brett Kavanaugh. Ever since Christine Blasey Ford accused him of sexually assaulting her as a teenager, Kavanaugh’s name has become synonymous with the polarization of American politics. His is the story of how one man, his reputation tarnished by claims of misconduct, could ...

The Survey Strip

The Survey Strip

Ria Cha, Guest Cartoonist

June 14, 2019

Pro : Green New Deal

Pro : Green New Deal

Alysa Chen, Staff Reporter

June 11, 2019

On November 13th, 2018, hundreds of young people from Sunrise Movement, a new youth-led grassroots movement for climate action, occupied House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office to demand that the Democratic Party refuse fossil fuel lobbying, introduce climate policy through the Green New Deal, and establish...

Con: Everything Wrong With AOC’s Green New Deal In 900 Words

Con: Everything Wrong With AOC’s Green New Deal In 900 Words

Pietro Topa, Staff Reporter

June 11, 2019

On the seventh of February, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) introduced a bill to Congress titled: “Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal.” This bill, which is now sitting with the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, details a number of goals for the...

Tony’s or Jerome’s?

Tony’s or Jerome’s?

Eytan Stanton, Staff Reporter

June 11, 2019

This is the question that Bronx Science students have been debating for years. In this article, I will consider factors such as distance, variety, interaction quality, sauce options, and pricing in an attempt to determine whether Sam’s or Tony’s halal truck reigns supreme. Tony’s Halal Truck is lo...

Do We Need NATO?

Do We Need NATO?

Sydney Teh, Staff Reporter

June 11, 2019

President Trump has recently come under fire for condemning one of the U.S.’ longest standing alliances: NATO. In one of his most circulated tweets, he argues that other member states in the organization are not pulling their weight. With the country’s eyes on him, his words have consistently been...

Time To Shorten the Campaign Season

Time To Shorten the Campaign Season

William Fisher, Staff Reporter

June 11, 2019

The date was July 28th, 2017. In a Washington Post opinion piece, United States Representative John Delaney (D-MD) had just announced his candidacy for the 2020 presidential election. While few major presidential candidates began their campaigns as early as Delaney had, this trend of premature declarations...

Bronx Science Sustainability: What We Can Do

Bronx Science Sustainability: What We Can Do

Eytan Stanton, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

In 2005, the New York Power Authority financed the installation of 146 solar panels on the roof of Bronx Science. For the past fourteen years, these photovoltaic cells have converted sunlight into an electric current. The new inverter, installed during the 2016-2018 renovation of the roof, displays real...

Genetic Modification: Is It Worth the Risk?

Genetic Modification: Is It Worth the Risk?

Taylor Chapman, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

According to Chinese scientist He Jiankui, the first genetically modified humans using Crispr technology now walk among us. Or, rather, crawl: twin girls Lulu and Nana were born this past November 2018. Both girls were genetically modified to be resistant to the HIV virus, which their father has and...

A Tax On The World’s Poor

A Tax On The World’s Poor

Benjamin Oestericher, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

Africa is on the cusp of a revolution. While the populations of America, Japan, and all of Europe are set to shrink with aging workforces, the UN estimates that the world’s poorest countries will see their populations dramatically expand, tripling from from less than one billion to more than 3.2 bi...

The Survey Strip

The Survey Strip

Ria Cha, Guest Cartoonist

March 25, 2019

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