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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

Lifetime Terms are Lifetime Sentences of Partisanship

Lifetime Terms are Lifetime Sentences of Partisanship

Sydney Teh, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

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...

Planned Obsolescence, The Cause of Bad-teries

Planned Obsolescence, The Cause of Bad-teries

Mian Hua Zheng, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

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”...

Public Housing Goes Downhill

Public Housing Goes Downhill

Malika Akter, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

Cold wind crept inside the apartment, while droplets of water fell beside the young girl. A furry rat brushed against her face, jolting her awake. Feeling parched, she rose to fetch a glass of water. But the liquid that came out of the faucet was murky. The disturbing scenario is the life endured by...

Quitting Coal

Quitting Coal

Alysa Chen, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

Over the past century and a half, coal has enjoyed a lucrative presence in the United States economy. The little black rock, derived from millions of years of dead organic material, has had its fair share of introducing millions of tons of carbon and sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere and solid waste...

“Where Are You From?”

“Where Are You From?”

Estee Yi, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

Over the summer, I went on a trip to Quebec with my family. When we arrived at the hotel, we were told that our room was not ready, so we waited in the lobby. One hotel staff member approached us to let us know that our room would be ready shortly. There was a moment of awkward silence until he asked,...

Our Future With Artificial Intelligence

Our Future With Artificial Intelligence

Christina Pan, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

We are in the age of technology and, more specifically, artificial intelligence. From self-checkout to face recognition systems, technology has advanced from its birth in the 1950s to its peak today, where it belongs in nearly every industry in the world. Even though technology has become a major...

Contacting the Uncontacted

Contacting the Uncontacted

Jing Mae Wang, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

For some, a world before smartphones is unimaginable. Others can’t fathom life without electricity. However, no one can say that they remember a time before modern civilization. Or rather, nearly no one. To many, it may be a challenge to imagine living within a tribe of only a few dozen, sleeping...

New Title IX Rules Harm More Than They Reform

New Title IX Rules Harm More Than They Reform

Sadia Haque, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

Betsy DeVos became the Secretary of Education under the Trump Administration in 2017. Since the beginning of her term, she has been a controversial choice for the position. During her confirmation hearing, she showed a lack of knowledge on many pedagogical issues, such as the “growth vs. proficiency”...

Is El Niño the Cause or a Contributor to Climate Change?

Is El Niño the Cause or a Contributor to Climate Change?

Anisa Persaud, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

2019 may turn out to be the hottest year in recorded human history. This is due to the eighty percent chance that another El Niño event is on its way, egged on by continuing climate change. El Niño, and its counterpart, La Niña, are the warm and cool phases of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO)...

Private Firemen? Inmate Firemen

Private Firemen? Inmate Firemen

Jenna Ye, Staff reporter

March 25, 2019

Since its inception, the United States of America has been viewed as a beacon of justice for the rest of the world. It has always been proudly referred to as the “land of the free.” We can date such thoughts back to various famous historical instances, from John Winthrop’s famous “City Upon a...

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