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The NYCDOE Overstepped Its Authority By Openly Supporting the NYC Climate Strike

The NYCDOE Overstepped  Its Authority By Openly Supporting the NYC Climate Strike

Montana Lee, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2019

On September 12, 2019, at 9:32 AM, the Mayor, on behalf of NYCSchools, tweeted, “New York City stands with our young people. They’re our conscience. We support the 9/20 #ClimateStrike.” The NYC Department of Education followed up by writing, “We applaud our students when they raise their voices...

The Survey Strip

The Survey Strip

Ria Cha, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2019

The Debt We’re Owed

The Debt We’re Owed

Cameron Leo, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2019

Outdated textbooks, cuts in arts programs, and decaying buildings — New Yorkers know the hallmarks of an underfunded school when they see it. Yet for those of us who are only observers of these schools, it is rare that we find ourselves wondering why such insufficiencies have been normalized. I...

Climate Strike or Math Test?

Climate Strike or Math Test?

Yi Lan Zhang, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2019

On September 20th, 2019, many students walked out of Bronx Science to protest the blind eye that Congress turns to big, environmentally-unfriendly corporations. Working with the ‘Fridays for Future Coalition,’ Azalea Danes ’20 and other vocal students got the DOE to pass a citywide policy: On September...

Is It the Government’s Job To Pay For Our Education?

Is It the Government’s Job To Pay For Our Education?

Saamiya Ahmed, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2019

As Bronx Science students start the college process, they may start to worry about how they will be able to afford it. Colleges nowadays are becoming more and more expensive, so money can be a large concern when applying. Everyone wants to go to the best college they can, but nobody wants to graduate...

Should Democrats Pack the Courts or Pack their Bags?

Should Democrats Pack the Courts or Pack their Bags?

Josephine Kinlan, Staff Reporter

December 17, 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...

Universal Healthcare: Is it Feasible?

Universal Healthcare:  Is it Feasible?

Michael Toscano

December 17, 2019

How often do you worry about your healthcare? Probably not often. As a young adult, it is a topic which you may not have given much thought to, or even fully understand. It’s something that your parents provide for you, and a burden that you don’t have to worry about yet. For insured Americans, receiving...

The Rising Sun Must Set

The Rising Sun Must Set

Estee Yi, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2019

A red circle for the sun and red rays over a white background represent the flag known as the Rising Sun. For Japan, it is a source of nationalism and pride. For South Korea, it is a grave reminder of the atrocities of Japanese colonial rule and of a bitter relationship that only continues to grow worse. In...

Education Has Set The Record A Little Too Straight

Education Has Set The  Record A Little Too Straight

Edie Fine, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2019

When Lennox Gregoire ’20 was in eighth grade, her literature class read ‘A Separate Peace’ by John Knowles. During one discussion, she raised her hand to say that it felt to her as if the main character was “struggling to reconcile his romantic love for his best friend with his inferiority complex...

Hong Kong Protests For Democracy

Hong Kong Protests  For Democracy

Pinkey Lam, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2019

Police violence, tear gas, and rubber bullets fill the streets of Hong Kong as a bill threatens its freedom. First introduced in April by Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, the bill allows extradition to China, forcing people convicted of a crime to be sent to China for trial and giving mainland...

Kode with Klossy Keeps the Momentum Going

Kode with Klossy Keeps  the Momentum Going

Raitah Jinnat, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2019

When supermodel Karlie Kloss is not walking on the runway, she is earning titles as a philanthropist, entrepreneur, and coder. Taking on the roles of entrepreneur and coder, Kloss began a non-profit coding camp. This summer, a group of girls and I participated in this two week program, Kode with Klossy. In...

Get the Shot! The Debate Concerning Vaccinations

Get the Shot! The Debate Concerning Vaccinations

Estee Yi, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2019

The word vaccination, to me, just meant another trip to the doctor, another shot that I didn’t want, and another simple task that I had to do every year. I never thought twice about it, until now. For years, there has been a debate concerning vaccinations and their benefits, risks, and overall impacts on s...

Adding Color to Black and White Pages

Adding Color to Black and White Pages

Taylor Chapman, Staff Reporter

November 24, 2019

I’ve always loved literature, but even I think of summer reading as some of the more mentally taxing assignments that Bronx Science students are given. 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...

New Polio Cases in Afghanistan & Pakistan

New Polio Cases in Afghanistan & Pakistan

Tyler Pelayo, Staff Reporter

November 24, 2019

Unlike smallpox, polio, the debilitating virus that saw many in the 20th century have to use 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...

The Race of the Century: The November 2020 Election

The Race of the Century: The November 2020 Election

Sazida Marzia, Staff Reporter

November 24, 2019

The 2020 election is coming up next November 2020, and it’s important to get to know the twenty-one candidates running. The Republican Party 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...

Social Media’s Influence on the Anti-Vax Movement

Social Media’s Influence on the Anti-Vax Movement

Annie Liu, Staff Reporter

November 24, 2019

The increasing prevalence of misinformation dispersed on social media and throughout the web has allowed the anti-vaccination movement to gain immense traction in the past few years. Although controversy surrounds whether or not an individual has the right to refuse vaccination, it is clear that getting vaccin...

Blinking on Brett Kavanaugh’s Impeachment

Blinking on Brett Kavanaugh’s Impeachment

Kate Reynolds, Staff Reporter

November 24, 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 ...

“There Are No Borders Within Us:” Mexican Airlines Delivers a Powerful Message in Their New Ad

“There Are No Borders Within Us:” Mexican Airlines Delivers a Powerful Message in Their New Ad

Audrey Hill, Staff Reporter

November 24, 2019

In today’s hyper-polarized political climate, it is often difficult to change the minds of those who disagree with you, and even more so to change your own. As political figures and members of the media fan hateful and anti-immigrant sentiments, it is all the more important to listen to those who disagree...

Is the SHSAT the Problem, Solution, or Neither?

Is the SHSAT the Problem, Solution, or Neither?

Darya Lollos, Staff Reporter

November 24, 2019

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

Abolishing the SHSAT

Abolishing the SHSAT

Byul Sak, Staff Reporter

November 24, 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 ...

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