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Days off for Diwali? An Op-Ed Column

Days off for Diwali? An Op-Ed Column

Lakhsmi Chatterjee, Staff Reporter
March 24, 2017
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Last year, the NYC Department of Education introduced two days off from school so that Muslim students and their families can celebrate the holy holidays Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. This was a big step for the NYC Department of Education, as officials finally recognized the need for Muslim students to...

An Analysis of President Trump’s Cabinet

An Analysis of President Trump’s Cabinet

Charlie Brownstein, Staff Reporter
March 24, 2017
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Soon after his inauguration ceremony in January 2017, President Donald Trump released his picks for his cabinet. Many of these positions required senate approval, and all were approved in February 2017 by the senate (in Republican control) soon thereafter.  Below is my analysis regarding their ...

The Electoral College, America’s Unsung Guardian

The Electoral College, America’s Unsung Guardian

Maximilien Steiker, Staff Reporter
March 20, 2017
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It's common to forget about something that helps us, when it is successful in doing so. For instance, we disregard the good work that custodians do in this school to keep our school environment clean. It is just as easy, and far more common, to forget about the great deal of benefits that the electoral ...

Uniform or MULTIform Midyears?

Uniform or MULTIform Midyears?

Abonee Hossain, Staff Reporter
March 20, 2017
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Each year, as the school year inches towards mid year exams, we all start scrambling to gather our notes from September. We start filling our calendars with chapters that we’re going to study each week and start texting our friends so that we can meet up and freak out together. But then we realize t...

Tear Down This Wall

Tear Down This Wall

Jeffrey Ko, Staff Reporter
March 20, 2017
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For decades, the physical barrier between North America and Mexico and the rest of South America has stood as an oppressive divide. As time progressed, the border has become more overtly militarized with installations such as gun towers, sensors, radars, and drone surveillance. Not only is this border a comic...

The Deal With Drones

The Deal With Drones

Masato Hirakata, Staff Reporter
March 20, 2017
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A breathtaking view of a herd of zebras prancing across the African savanna. A criminal, located in mere minutes after he has committed a crime, thanks to watchful eyes in the sky. A family, saved by a bundle of emergency supplies, dropped in on demand. These are just some of the things that unmanne...

“Huh?” An Advice Column, February 2017

“Huh?” An Advice Column, February 2017

Ryan Foo and Sophia Xian
February 16, 2017
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We would like to wish everyone at Bronx Science a Happy New Year! Of course, with a new year comes new resolutions. Here are some suggestions to help you stay on track for the beginning months of 2017. For seniors, this is the time that college decisions start rolling in. If you got into your dream...

Popular Vote: A Popular Opinion

Popular Vote:  A Popular  Opinion

Jason Qu, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2017
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On November 9th 2016, a United States presidential candidate won the majority of the electoral votes without securing the majority of the popular vote. Our pillars of democracy, the institutions that ensure that the voices of citizens are heard and represented, have gone against the will of the people,...

Fake News Plagues Social Media

Fake News Plagues Social Media

Tasnim (Zara) Kabir, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2017
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Don’t believe everything you read on the internet. In an era where the truth is harder to find than falsehoods, the media grows more untrustworthy with each passing day. But this time, media outlets seem to have been beat in the category of public mistrust. Spurred on and intensified by an unusual,...

LGBTQ Representation Matters in the Media

LGBTQ Representation Matters in the Media

Gloria Ngan, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2017
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Same-sex marriage has been legalized since 2015, but the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, (LGBT) community still faces severe discrimination and harassment. In thirty states, it is still legal to fire someone on the basis of their sexuality or gender identity. In the past year, the LGBT community...

Marching Toward Equality

Marching Toward Equality

Sophie Malki, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2017
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On January 21st, 2017, over four million Americans mobilized for the Women’s March, making it the largest protest in modern United States history. Crowd scientists estimated that the Women’s March on Washington had three times more people than President Donald Trump’s inauguration held a day...

Another ‘Fair’ Increase?

Another ‘Fair’ Increase?

Brandy Chen, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2017
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In 2007, the MTA charged $2.00 for a subway or bus ride. Fast-forward ten years, and the current fare is $2.75. That price may soon be subject to change, however, as the MTA has proposed two fare-hike proposals, one of which is set to take effect on March 19th, 2017. Under Plan A, the $2.75 fare stays...

“Huh?” An Advice Column, November 2016

“Huh?” An Advice Column, November 2016

Ryan Foo and Sophia Xian
November 23, 2016
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We know there are ups and downs to being a student at Bronx Science. We are here to guide you through your years here. This issue’s column is primarily directed toward freshmen. Do not worry, we will be addressing all of you this year. For all the freshmen out there, you are already more than two...

Test Optional Schools: A Big Mistake

Test Optional Schools: A Big Mistake

Samuel Shapiro, Staff Reporter
November 23, 2016
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As it stands today, over 870 American colleges and universities are what have become known as test optional or test flexible, meaning that they don’t require or take into serious consideration scores from the SAT or ACT when admitting applicants. The list now includes numerous elite, small liberal...

The Survey Strip

The Survey Strip

Emma Gometz, Guest Artist
November 23, 2016
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Blame Democrats for Their Loss

Blame Democrats for Their Loss

Ronin Rodkey, Staff Reporter
November 21, 2016
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On November 9th, 2016, the nation awoke to a startling new reality: President-Elect Donald Trump, who won the election by narrowly flipping once heavily left-leaning states like Michigan and Wisconsin with an appeal to rural, working-class voters. In both Michigan and Wisconsin, however, Hillary Clinton...

We Demand Too Much From the MTA

We Demand Too Much From the MTA

Shanzana Rashid, Staff Reporter
November 21, 2016
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As Bronx Science students, we live busy lives, traveling from school to extracurricular activities to home on a regular basis. This constant shuffle from borough to borough leaves us heavily reliant on New York City’s public transportation system. Most high school students are given a free New York...

To Blame or Praise

To Blame or Praise

Eric Baker, Staff Reporter
November 21, 2016
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Following the September 16 release of Snowden, the Oliver Stone thriller based on real events, there has been a revival on the debate about whether or not this 'hacktivist' acted in the United States’ best interests. In addition, there has been controversy regarding whether or not he should be pardoned...

A Pipeline for Change

A Pipeline for Change

Jeffrey Ko, Staff Reporter
November 21, 2016
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Rising in the heartland of the United States is a powerful movement aimed at settling a historic dispute. The construction of the North Dakota Access Pipeline is but a new spark in the ongoing territorial disagreements between the federal government and various domestic dependent nations. For generations,...

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