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A mural of a cleaner erasing a gorgeous painting. Although its only a mural, it displays how for the sake of banality and conformity, gorgeous works of art can be removed, and the people behind it can be deemed vandals.

Don’t Touch the Art!

Tiankuo Zhang, Staff Reporter December 2, 2021

Have you ever created something that you’re proud of, such as a short story, a work of art, or a song? It may have been something that you spent years creating, as you drafted and deleted and re-designed...

The introduction of advanced automation into the workforce could erode labor power, ultimately leading to stagnant wages and unemployment for the working class.

The Rise of Automation Within the Workforce and What to Do About It

Karishma Ramkarran, Staff Reporter December 2, 2021

Among workers globally, the mention of automation prompts fearful images of a robot apocalypse, in which humans are held to the whims of Terminator-like machines.  Is this fear irrational? The...

A homeless man sits on the ground on a New York City sidewalk, enjoying a coffee and a small bite to eat. This is an example of how public spaces are currently being used by the homeless community.

Those Without a Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Sarah Infante, Staff Reporter December 2, 2021

Almost every day New Yorkers are met with the solemn faces of those who do not have a home, those who have to put their dignity aside to ask people passing by for money or for something small to eat. Anyone...

A photo taken from the highway of a few ferns growing against a metal fence.

The Overlooked Beauty of New York

Nehla Chowdhury, Staff Reporter December 2, 2021

Located on 75 West 205th Street, Bronx Science is a whopping 6 miles away from my house. My time before school is spent with my rapid awakening at 6:00 am, racing out of my house by 7:00 a.m. and finally...

For many Bronx Science students the subway is one of the only reliable ways we can get to school, Yvonne Fong ’23 said.

The Need For Infrastructure Improvement in the New York City Subways

Ayshi Sen, Staff Reporter December 2, 2021

On September 2nd, 2021, all 36 subway lines shut down due to intense flooding after Hurricane Ida. This left thousands of New Yorkers stranded late at night at subway stations all over the city, forcing...

An Amazon driver in Los Angeles works to complete his deliveries.

Why You Should Not Shop From Amazon This Holiday Season

Jacey Mok, Staff Reporter December 2, 2021

Thanks to e-commerce giants like Amazon, it’s never been easier to purchase a product — with a few taps of a button and 48 hours, virtually any item can be right at your doorstep! In 2020, Amazon...

Instagram is one of the most used social media platforms in the world, with over one billion active users. Over 37 percent of these users are younger than 25, the age where the rational part of a brain becomes fully developed.

The Potential Negative Impacts of Social Media Consumption Amongst the Young

Grace Mao, Staff Reporter November 24, 2021

When opening popular social media apps like TikTok and Instagram, you are most likely to be met with posts showing social media’s unrealistic beauty standards -- a defined face shape, chiseled jawline,...

“I started to realize how valuable my culture and identity were when I started to go to Bronx Sciences Vivo Latino Club. It made me feel safer about how I talked, and the people in the club made me feel like I had family right in school,” said Eldisa Rosario ’22.

The Harmful Impact That Categorization Has Upon People

Camila Kulahlioglu, Staff Reporter November 22, 2021

You will inevitably get categorized in life, whether by age, race, or perceived gender. Still, the outdated stereotypes accompanying those labels can outweigh the benefits of belonging to a community. As...

The addictive nature of Twitter causes many users to scroll for hours at a time.

How Many Words is a Tweet Worth?

Monica Reilly, Staff Reporter November 16, 2021

The amount of toxicity on Twitter has inspired a lot of chaos online. There is always a new celebrity being canceled, a new reason to hate a YouTuber you have never heard of, or a new controversial tweet...

Any student using a computer in any school worldwide using the schools network makes them open to the institution being able to track their activity.

Spying: Legal or Illegal?

Sydney Lee, Staff Reporter November 16, 2021

Due to COVID-19, technology use in the homes of students skyrocketed for classes and meetings.  Although this may have made life easier by allowing students to attend class in their  pajamas,...

Graduation is cause for celebration, although for many, a college diploma comes at a hefty price.

Taking Capitalism Out of College: The College for All Act

Jiada Valenza, Staff Reporter June 22, 2021

As another academic year in school year is coming to a close, some students may have their sights set on summer plans. But for college-bound seniors, this excitement may be shrouded by the oncoming financial...

Click on the link to read the advice of your Bronx Science peers!

A Letter to Little Me

Arianne Browne, Staff Reporter June 22, 2021

Join clubs! Make friends! Take lots of A.P. classes! Stand out from the crowd! Prioritize your mental health! This is all advice that I have received over the past few years of high school, as I am...

Here is a view of the Woodlawn Cemetery.

Living Near the Historic Woodlawn Cemetery

Fahim Zaman, Staff Reporter June 22, 2021

Where others had their Central Park, I had the Woodlawn Cemetery. I was raised overlooking a cemetery. It was located right across the street from my apartment building.  “Almost every day, we...

Light falls on the corner of the building of the Supreme Court, where the six conservatives Justices recently handed down a decision that makes it easier to sentence juvenile offenders to life in prison without parole.

The Supreme Court Changes Course on Juvenile Justice

Kate Reynolds, Staff Reporter June 22, 2021

Brett Jones is not exactly a sympathetic martyr.  At 15 years old, Jones killed his grandfather in a brutal murder that prompted a Mississippi judge to sentence him to life in prison without parole....

The famous “Surgeon’s photo” of the Loch Ness monster, purportedly taken by Robert Kenneth Wilson in 1934 during a fishing trip north with his friend, Maurice Chambers.  It is by far the most famous photo of Nessie, and helped to skyrocket the cryptid’s popularity after being sold to the Daily Mail in 1934 after popular sightings of Nessie in 1933.  After Chambers passed away in 1994, personal papers revealed that the photograph was a hoax, having been taken by hunter and filmmaker Marmaduke Arundel Wetherell, having been a sculpture of wood and plastic made by sculptor Christian Spurling that was attached to a toy submarine.  Spurling corroborated the story at the age of 90 in 1993, with the group deciding to have Wilson be the one to put the photo forth to lend credibility to the story as he was a physician.  In spite of its proven falsehood, the Surgeon’s photo is still what many first think of when they hear of the Loch Ness monster -- and could you blame them?  The hoax went on for over 60 years, only definitively ruled out because of testimony by its producers.  The lighting allows the centered figure to remain obscure, yet establishes an iconic silhouette that many recognize.  There is no scale to be given by anything surrounding the subject, so we cannot gauge size, creating more ambiguity.  While color photography did exist in the form of Autochrome, it was rare, and thus understandable that Wilson, just going on a fishing trip, would not have it on his person, with the black and white coloring further obscuring detail and amassing any seams on the sculpture into a single silhouette.

A Dive Into Famous Folklore Monsters, or Cryptids, Their Origins, And If They Really Exist or Not

Scott Ernsberger, Staff Reporter June 22, 2021

Cryptids -- we have all heard of them, even if we do not know them by that name. Cryptids are, as the name implies, cryptic creatures, monsters whose existence is, at best, in contention, with the most...

The C3 Corvette was one of the defining cars of the 1960s and 70s.

Finding Mechanical Solace in Classic Cars

Alex Tembelis, Staff Reporter June 16, 2021

Wake up. Log in. Join Zoom class. Complete homework. Sleep. Repeat. For over a year, this is the cycle that I, and many other students worldwide, have grown accustomed to. During the Coronavirus pandemic,...

From Alaska, Wyoming, North Dakota, to Pennsylvania, our representatives voice their opinions to The Science Survey on the Joe Biden infrastructure plan.

Biden’s Infrastructure Plan: A Nationwide Perspective From Six Elected Officials

Ryan Ahmed, Staff Reporter June 15, 2021

The Joseph Biden administration introduced The American Jobs Plan, initially a $2-trillion infrastructure proposal that attempts to address the growing call for further investment and revitalization down...

“I think that misinformation surrounding the Coronavirus vaccines is definitely contributing to vaccine hesitancy, and I do not believe that we are doing nearly enough as a nation to combat this misinformation”, said Sandy Gallo, a retired teacher from New York State.

COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: The Final Hurdle

Michael Toscano, Staff Reporter June 15, 2021

Since President Biden took office in January 2021, there is no doubt that the vaccine effort has made great strides. In January 2021, only 3 million Americans in total were vaccinated, and the Coronavirus...

Federal and local governments across the United States are working to increase the number of fully vaccinated Americans who are protected against COVID-19.

The Frustrations Behind the Lack of Finished COVID-19 Vaccinations

Andrew Zhang, Staff Reporter June 15, 2021

In the United States, the current vaccines that protect against COVID-19 authorized under an Emergency Use Authorization are those offered by Pfizer-BioTech, Moderna, and  Johnson & Johnson. Out...

Instagram is a platform used by millions of people to regularly share updates on their lives through photos and videos.

Why ‘Finstas’ Offer the Ultimate Social Media Experience

Aissata Barry, Staff Reporter June 15, 2021

Born and raised in an era of social media, one of the first lessons Gen-Z is taught is that what is posted on the internet stays there forever, even long after a delete button has been pressed. Most embrace...

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