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Planned Obsolescence, The Cause of Bad-teries

Planned Obsolescence, The Cause of Bad-teries

Mian Hua Zheng, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2019


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When my 50% battery turned into 5% within a few minutes, I could scarcely hide my disappointment with the time it took to charge compared to the time it took to run out of battery. The green light of a healthy battery became a rare sight on my iPhone. Instead, I saw the yellow light of “low power”...

The Dwight Howard Controversy and LGBTQ+ Rights

The Dwight Howard Controversy and LGBTQ+ Rights

Arona Islam, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2019


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On November 24, 2018, author Masin Elijè took to Twitter to express his outrage against his alleged ex-boyfriend, NBA star Dwight Howard. According to Elijè, Howard had cheated on him in a series of “heartless” events, and acted nonchalantly towards Elijè’s suffering. At first glance, Howard seemed ...

Is Gentrification Getting Rid of Chopped Cheese and Dumplings?

Is Gentrification Getting Rid of Chopped Cheese and Dumplings?

Rahma Tasnim, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2019


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The little things in life are what help us get by: the dumplings from the Chinese shop down the block, the bacon, egg, and cheese we grab every morning on our way to school, or even the chopped cheese we have for lunch. This is the new side of gentrification: “Christopher Columbus Syndrome.” It has be...

Lifetime Terms are Lifetime Sentences of Partisanship

Lifetime Terms are Lifetime Sentences of Partisanship

Sydney Teh, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2019


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Our constitution was founded on the principles of checks and balances. However, it is now clear that our Supreme Court has become anything but balanced. For far too long, partisan politics have divided our democracy, and it is time for a change. One of the biggest problems with our judicial branch is the lack...

A Tax On The World’s Poor

A Tax On The World’s Poor

Benjamin Oestericher, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2019


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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 American Dream

The American Dream

Sanford James, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2019


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All Americans share a common belief, a belief in the American dream.  It is in the pursuit of the American Dream that has caused people across the globe to leave their homelands behind to immigrate to the United States, and some have done so illegally.  “Some major factors which lead to ill...

The US-China Trade War: New Century, New Storyline

The US-China Trade War: New Century, New Storyline

Oliver Chin, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2019


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Political analysts, economists, news reporters, and even the media in not only the U.S., but the entire West, view and cover China with a particular scorn, arguably rightfully so. Trade with China was initiated in the 1980s under the framework of unequal agreements and treaties in order to accelerate...

Tweet Tweet! Trumps’ Twitter is a Major Problem

Tweet Tweet! Trumps’ Twitter is a Major Problem

Max Jaffe, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2019


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“Hater!” “Loser!” “Sad!” These are the kind of outbursts that Americans are used to waking up to and reading on a daily basis. On average, President Donald Trump tweets out his feelings with disregard for fact-checking over ten times a day. Whether it’s picking fights with the media or spreadin...

Border Crisis

Border Crisis

Marina Mengual de Souza, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2019


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Thousands of families are fleeing their homes in Mexico to come to the United States, many of them running from danger in an attempt to better their lives and those of their children. Desperation, urgency, and fear define their plight, but of a better life hope keeps them going. The U.S. - Mexi...

The Next Steps of Mueller

The Next Steps of Mueller

George Crooks, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2019


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At the outset of the Trump administration, the one thing that a lot of #TheResistance was holding onto was Robert Mueller. The man who lead the special counsel created to investigate the dirt that caked the president received a nearly cult-like following by anyone who still had a stake in the politi...

In the era of “Alternative Facts,” George Orwell’s ‘1984’ Rings Truer than Ever

In the era of “Alternative Facts,” George Orwell’s ‘1984’ Rings Truer than Ever

Cameron Leo, Staff Reporter

December 26, 2018


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In July of 2018, the president of the United States made a declaration to a group of veterans that would set off alarms around the country. “It’s all working out. And just remember, what you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening,” proclaimed Trump confidently. At its...

A Bridge Too Far: Cambridge Analytica and the Surveillance Market

A Bridge Too Far: Cambridge Analytica and the Surveillance Market

Oliver Chin and George Crooks

December 26, 2018


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In March 2018, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat before a senate committee, and testified on the case of data being stolen by marketing firms. Arguably the biggest but certainly the most prominent is Cambridge Analytica, now operating under the name Emerdata. Cambridge Analytica rose to prominence in...

Plastic is Our Problem to Fix

Plastic is Our Problem to Fix

Alysa Chen, Staff Reporter

December 26, 2018


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On April 23, 2018, Governor Cuomo introduced a bill banning single-use plastic bags in New York State. It was passed after the publication of the New York State Plastic Bag Task Force Report in January 2018, which identified the concern with continued use of single-use plastic bags and opened options...

Fade to Black: Why Hollywood Is Dying And How We Can Fix It

Fade to Black: Why Hollywood Is Dying And How We Can Fix It

Skylar Kleinman, Staff Reporter

December 25, 2018


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Storytelling has been a major means of creative expression for humans for centuries, and in the Digital Age, different narratives are easily accessible at our literal fingertips. Entertainment is a currency but, as of late, Hollywood is paying the price. Even though many recent releases have been a...

Excluded From the Form: Why is the Middle Eastern/North African Identity Left Out?

Excluded From the Form: Why is the Middle Eastern/North African Identity Left Out?

Celeste Abourjeili, Staff Reporter

December 24, 2018


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Today, many American members of the Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) community find themselves confused and excluded while checking off their race on census forms and other demographic-based survey questions. Proclaimed Caucasian by the Census Bureau, many feel misrepresented and even invisib...

The Sunrise Might Be Pretty, But That Doesn’t Mean Teenagers Should Be Seeing It

The Sunrise Might Be Pretty, But That Doesn’t Mean Teenagers Should Be Seeing It

Yanny Liang, Staff Reporter

December 24, 2018


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“Oh my gosh, you live in Staten Island? What time do you wake up?!” go the usual inquisitions, accompanied by wide eyes and gaping mouths. “Too early,” is often my reply. As someone who lives in Staten Island and commutes to the Bronx every day on public transportation, I am far too familia...

The European Union Approves Internet Censorship

The European Union Approves Internet Censorship

Jason Cheung, Staff Reporter

December 24, 2018


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In this day and age, everyone uses the internet, especially Bronx Science students. We use it to conduct research for papers, to watch videos on YouTube, to read news online, and to post funny memes on social media. But the internet is in danger, and so are your memes. On September 12th, 2018, un...

From ‘Killing Eve’ to Almost Winning an Emmy

From ‘Killing Eve’ to Almost Winning an Emmy

Olivia Chen, Staff Reporter

December 24, 2018


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You might know her as Cristina Yang, the sarcastic genius surgeon from Grey’s Anatomy. Born on July 20, 1971, Sandra Oh has been in multiple noteworthy roles, but none are of the same magnitude as her most recent role as Eve Polastri. Killing Eve is a thriller and a drama focused on two women who ar...

Healthy Stress

Healthy Stress

Abigail Yoo, Staff Reporter

December 24, 2018


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Stress, an all-too-familiar word, is certainly on the minds of many students here at Bronx Science. As they attempt to balance a multitude of academic tasks, students feel pressured to also keep up with the educational standards in the school system. In spite of the stress, and maybe even because of...

Start of a New Era? Unified Korea Prepared to Make Joint Bid on 2032 Olympics

Start of a New Era? Unified Korea Prepared to Make Joint Bid on 2032 Olympics

Jake Goldsmith, Staff Reporter

December 24, 2018


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In a political atmosphere where diplomacy has often been ignored, the possibility of North Korea and South Korea can making a joint bid on the 2032 Olympics is a refreshing return to diplomacy. The Korean War was the first war that demanded the attention of the United Nations, it cost the United Sta...

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