The Science Survey

Journalist Attacks: A Free Press at Risk

The importance of freedom of the press in a democracy cannot be emphasized enough, as the students in Bronx Science's Journalism class know well. Here, the editors of 'The Science Survey' newspaper proof the latest issue of the print edition.

Audrey Hill, Staff Reporter

June 5, 2020

A free press is the lifeblood of a healthy democracy. But in the past decade, the global political climate has seen a growing trend towards authoritarianism, with more than a third of the world’s population living in a backsliding democracy. As people’s civil liberties are stripped away, and corrupti...

Pandemic Productivity is Not a Priority

My mother and I take this time to support each other through the ever-changing circumstances and ever-persevering stressors We spent Mother's Day in quarantine by giving each other makeovers.

Eshika Talukder, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2020

There’s a buzz from your phone, rested on overdue paperwork. It’s on the desk next to the spring cleaning attempt that seemed like a great, productive idea just last night. Or was it last night? Time seems to move differently now. You eat when you feel hungry or just bored, you work when you feel g...

COVID-19 Poses a Threat for the Chinese Uighers

Natahsa Zarrin ‘20 discusses the many issues that lie within the camps in Xinjiang. “China has been downplaying the threat of the coronavirus in order to maintain the illusion of a capable country,” said Zarrin.

Afifa Areya, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2020

The year 2020 began with many misfortunes. With the tension between the United States and Iran, the seemingly never-ending Australian wildfires, and most recently, the outbreak of Coronavirus around the world. Named COVID-19, this virus is known to lead to many respiratory diseases (pneumonia, influenza,...

We Have to Be Bold in Reimagining the World After COVID-19

Students marched for Climate Change in New York City on September 20, 2020. We must similarly re-imagine the world in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Audrey Hill, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2020

The tension between tradition and progress has always been an integral part of the American story. There have always been those with their feet firmly planted in the status quo, clinging to the familiar, afraid to step into the unknown. It is not easy to tear ourselves away from how things have alway...

What is the Next Step For the Youth Climate Justice Movement?

Student climate justice activists from across New York City organized the September 20, 2020 Climate Strike, the largest day of environmental action to date.

Azalea Danes, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2020

After a year of furtive protesting, climate activists across the world took to their laptops to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day. The original marches and demonstrations were replaced by an online platform following the onset of social distancing regulations due to the Coronavirus pandemic....

How are Bronx Science Students Dealing with Isolation During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

With more time on their hands than ever, Bronx Science students are learning to make some of their favorite foods at home.

Kaitlyn Romanger, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2020

During these trying times, staying home is the least that we can do to protect one another. For the safety of our communities, especially those who are most vulnerable to Covid-19 infection, it is important that we find ways to keep busy while we are inside. However, with schools shut down and varying d...

An Open Letter to the Class of 2020 During the Coronavirus Pandemic

One of the many senior events of the 2019-2020 academic year, the Senior Scream, celebrated the end of many college application deadlines. It was a moment of unity, allowing the Senior Class of 2020 to scream out their frustrations and continue their final year with a weight off their shoulders.

Arona Islam, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2020

Nobody thought that our senior year would end up this way. For the past three to four years, many of us dreamed of the day that all of our hard work and sleepless nights would pay off. We were excited for the plethora of upcoming events — the thrill of Assassins, the infamous Spork Wars, the weeks...

The New AP Exam Structure During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Here is a screenshot from the College Board’s website that reads “Updates for AP Students Affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19).”

Leann Goldberg, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2020

The onset of the Coronavirus has severely changed the way that school runs, and by extension, how Advanced Placement (AP) exams will be conducted. This year, rather than hosting the traditional three-hour in-person tests with a mix of multiple choice and free response questions, the College Board wi...

The Virus Of Fake News During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The platforms above have been flooded with fake news concerning COVID-19.

Margaux Reyl, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2020

Fake news has created confusion about the state of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fake news has also spread misinformation about precautions to be taken as well as possible cures. But even before the outbreak of the virus, fake news was already a very serious issue. Before the outbreak, a report from the Ame...

Struggling Businesses and the Coronavirus Pandemic

A May 2020 photo of idle construction equipment highlights the impact that the Coronavirus pandemic has had upon every sector of business.

Sanford James, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2020

Since mid March 2020, many states across the nation have issued stay at home orders due to the Coronavirus pandemic, leading to an unprecedented economic shutdown.  The rapid downfall of  a bustling economy, which President Trump hailed as the "best economy we've ever had in the history of our ...

COVID-19 and America’s Medical Crisis

During the Coronavirus pandemic, people line up six fee apart, maintaining recommended social distancing guidelines, in order to receive medical treatment at a medical clinic in New York City.

Carolyn Chui, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2020

Our medical system is in crisis. The costs of drugs, medical care, and health insurance have been dramatically increasing to the point where, according to 'The Fiscal Times,' most Americans simply cannot afford it. There are countless reports of patients being charged absurd amounts for simple treat...

Seaworld Should be Closed

Orca whales should not be kept in captivity as it greatly shortens their natural lifespans.

Anastasia Diakolios, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2020

 In 2013, the documentary Blackfish was released, directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite with the support of CNN films. It tells the story of orca whales in captivity and unveils the systematic issues within the sea theme park industry. The film induced major backlash against SeaWorld. The inhumane c...

Trump’s Coronavirus Briefings: His Newest Reality Show

President Trump points to a reporter during one of his Coronavirus press briefings.

Michael Toscano, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2020

Have you watched television lately? If so, you have probably seen Trump’s newest reality show! It airs every night from five until he abruptly walks off the stage. Yes, I am talking about the daily White House coronavirus briefings. In true reality show fashion, the president has chosen to spread...

Social Distancing and Its Effect Upon Mental Health

The Bronx Science Guidance Department currently has online office hours and events to catch up with and to support students during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Victoria Diaz, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, people from all across the world have been ordered to either remain at home or to use appropriate safety precautions in order to control the spread of the virus. While it is our responsibility to follow these rules, many people around the world have found that it...

At a Snail’s Pace: How the Federal Government Responded to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Angela Phuong, Editorial Columnist.

Angela Phuong, Staff Reporter

May 11, 2020

Within the chaos of the current COVID-19 pandemic, many things have been left up in the air, leading to even more chaos and confusion. No one knows what exactly is going on. No one knows for sure of the origin of this pandemic, and no one knows what will be our future as more and more terrible news ...

A Critique of the ‘Open America’ Movement During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Jing-Mae Wang '20 has found it to be an adjustment in adapting her schedule under the new quarantine restrictions in place to combat the Coronavirus pandemic.

Scott Ernsberger, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2020

The quarantine lifestyle forced on us by COVID-19 is not one that is easy to adapt to.  It has caused a massive shift in our regular schedules, and that massive shift will take some getting used to.  Jing-Mae Wang '20 noted, “Without needing to physically go to class every day, it's been h...

An Endless Nocturne During COVID-19 Quarantine (But With A Twist)

“My mom might be one source of distraction. She frequently asks me to help her, usually in the kitchen. Another is my phone because when I start watching one YouTube video, I end up clicking another one to watch and it becomes a never ending cycle,” said Amayel Ka ’22.

Melanie Lin, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2020

Everyone knows about the screen time tracking feature in the settings app on your iPhone, but how have the statistics for that particular app changed since quarantine began? People have reported being on their phones much more out of pure boredom. Whether this is on social media platforms or on game apps...

The November 2020 Election Is Bigger Than Biden

Adam Osman-Krinsky ’21 was a supporter of Bernie Sanders before the senator dropped out of the presidential race in April. Now that Joe Biden is the presumptive Democratic nominee, Osman-Krinsky believes the party must rally behind him. “I would honestly cry in the ballot box while doing so, but I would vote for Biden,” he said.

Kate Reynolds, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2020

If President Donald Trump wins re-election this coming November 2020, it will not be because he ran a particularly smart campaign or is a uniquely popular leader — his consistently low approval ratings speak for themselves. Instead, it will be thanks to a coalition of Democratic voters who vote for him...

COVID-19: Never Again

Schools remain empty as Mayor Bill de Blasio has closed schools for the rest of the 2019-2020 academic year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Akshay Raju, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2020

After 9/11 Americans vowed, “never again.” Our government vowed that the United States will never be hit with a terrorist attack and that it would take all of the steps that it could to prevent another one. As of May 7th, 2020, 76,048 people have died of the coronavirus in the United States, with 26,9...

Quaran-clean: Becoming a Minimalist During Quarantine

The “Bronx Science Buying and Selling Girls' Clothing” Facebook group is used by female students who are looking to get rid of old clothing. “I’m selling these clothes because I don’t wear them anymore, and I’d like for someone else to put them to good use… [the group] is a great way to make some cash or get some cute new clothes!” said Ley Len Ching ’21.

Celeste Abourjeili, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2020

For over a month now, COVID-19 has left us all stuck at home with nothing to do. While many have taken up new hobbies to pass time, lots of students have decided to clean their rooms.  After a month and a half of quarantine, many have found that material goods are not that valuable after all. T...

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