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From ‘Killing Eve’ to Almost Winning an Emmy

From ‘Killing Eve’ to Almost Winning an Emmy

Olivia Chen, Staff Reporter

December 24, 2018

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

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

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...

Should Crimes Strip American Citizens of Their Right to Vote?

Should Crimes Strip American Citizens of Their Right to Vote?

Tobias Dohlin, Staff Reporter

December 24, 2018

In over ten states, six million felons who have served their sentences still cannot vote. These felons must adhere to a complex, strenuous, and biased process to regain their constitutional right to vote. Many people believe that felonies only apply to violent crimes, such as rape or murder, yet oth...

Debt, Political Conflict, and Broken Signals: What’s the MTA Way to Fix NYC’s Subway System?

Debt, Political Conflict, and Broken Signals: What’s the MTA Way to Fix NYC’s Subway System?

Mian Hua Zheng, Staff Reporter

December 24, 2018

$40,044.08. This shocking number is the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (MTA) debt, according to its online published debt budget as of 2018. The MTA is known for its delayed subways, but its debt has gone largely unnoticed. To understand this debt, it is important to know where it stems from, wh...

The 2018 Emmys Talked a Lot About Diversity, But Did Not Actually Deliver

The 2018 Emmys Talked a Lot About Diversity, But Did Not Actually Deliver

Sarane James, Staff Reporter

December 24, 2018

The 2018 Emmy Awards opened with a musical number about diversity, a theme which was not reflected in the winners selected throughout the night. The skit, “We Solved It,” was performed by Kenan Thompson and Kate McKinnon, who were joined by Kristen Bell, Sterling K. Brown, Tituss Burgess, Andy Sam...

Virginia and New York Lead the Path to Mental Health Education Laws

Virginia and New York Lead the Path to Mental Health Education Laws

Abby Cheng, Staff Reporter

December 23, 2018

The prevalence of Americans with mental health issues has become a growing problem. Suicide rates have increased in all but one state from 1999 to 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; suicide is now the third leading cause of death among fifteen to twenty-four-year-olds. &...

Defining Feminism: What Does It Mean to Bronx Science Students?

Defining Feminism: What Does It Mean to Bronx Science Students?

Leann Goldberg, Staff Reporter

December 22, 2018

Feminism, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.” Despite there being a set definition, many people still define the movement based on their own experiences and the media’s portrayal of feminists.   I inte...

The Dress Code Controversy

The Dress Code Controversy

Suzie Yu, Staff Reporter

December 22, 2018

On a typical school day, Brooklyn Latin student, Rachel Huang ’20, wears a purple-and-gold striped tie, a white button-up, flats with black socks, and a khaki skirt as part of her school uniform. The Brooklyn Latin School is the only New York City specialized high school that requires its students to w...

A Well Deserved Break: Take a Mental Health Holiday

A Well Deserved Break: Take a Mental Health Holiday

Toni Ouyang, Staff Reporter

December 21, 2018

Monsters walk the halls of Bronx Science. Ghosts, goblins and ghouls roam the classrooms. In the cafeteria, a loud bass shakes the basement. Zombies rush down the stairs for seats at the blood-splattered tables. They’re not hungry for brains, they’re hungry for candy. As Halloween approached and...

Harvard, Why the Bias Against Asian-Americans?

Harvard, Why the Bias Against Asian-Americans?

Christina Pan, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2018

Courage. Likability. Kindness. These traits were among the many used to negatively rate Asian-American applicants and deny them acceptance to Harvard, as claimed by a group in a lawsuit against the school. Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), the plaintiff representing many rejected Asian applicants,...

Bigger Than Trump

Bigger Than Trump

Adam Israelevitz, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2018

The amount of attention on America’s judicial system is almost unprecedented; the media coverage and exposure to the Court’s nomination process has not been seen since Anita Hill’s hearing in 1991. In today’s political climate, every issue is immediately polarized. Whether it is in forums on...

A Hunger for Halal

A Hunger for Halal

Eshika Talukder, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018

The New York City Department of Education (DOE) recently announced that breakfast and lunch are completely free for all public school students. If this is progress towards school meal accessibility for the over 1.1 million public school students of NYC, then why are nearly 38% of these students still...

An Empirical Affliction

An Empirical Affliction

Pietro Topa, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018

On Monday, September 24, Donald J. Trump and his administration announced a new batch of tariffs on products imported from China. These tariffs, which are levied on a litany of foreign goods, start out at ten percent but are set to rise as the year comes to a close. It is unclear at this point what economic...

Advice with Artea and Payel: First-Year Edition

Advice with Artea and Payel: First-Year Edition

Artea Brahaj and Payel Islam

December 12, 2018

Tests, homework, and projects, oh my! It’s no secret that adjusting to the pace and rigor of high school can be difficult, and at times, overwhelming. If this is your first year at Bronx Science, rest assured because we have some helpful tips to help you breeze through this adjustment period. One...

Serena Williams: A Victim of Herself

Serena Williams:  A Victim of Herself

Michael Ho, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018

This year’s U.S. Open has seen its share of controversies. In the first round, Alize Cornet of France was given a code violation for “unsportsmanlike conduct” when she briefly took off her shirt (revealing a sports bra underneath) in the back of the court even though notable male players like Novak...

Nationwide Gender Bias within the Sciences

Nationwide Gender Bias within the Sciences

Artea Brahaj, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018

The numbers speak for themselves. Ten girls across Ms.Thomas’s two AP Physics C sections. Nine, twelve, and thirteen girls, respectively, across Ms. Lerohl’s AP Calculus BC classes. Approximately 25% of Engineering majors in the United States are women and 31.5% of Math and Computer Science majors ar...

Serena Williams Facing a Dishonorable Ruling

Serena Williams Facing  a Dishonorable Ruling

Christina Huynh, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018

Serena Williams, in pursuit of winning her record-breaking twenty-fourth Grand Slam Title, lost to Naomi Osaka of Japan. Williams was penalized several times during this year’s U.S. Open Women’s Final including a code violation for illegal coaching, a point penalty for racket abuse, and an entire...

Why Students Aren’t Eating Healthy Foods

Why Students Aren’t Eating Healthy Foods

Jing Mae Wang, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2018

When Bronx Science students leave school to grab a quick bite, the first thing they see are three food trucks - Jay’s, Michelle’s, Ned’s - all selling almost exclusively fast food. With students largely eating breakfast, lunch, and snacks at school, they are pushed into choosing these food truck ...

Columbus Day is Imperfect, But Now What?

Columbus Day is Imperfect, But Now What?

Ula Pranevicius, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2018

After Columbus Day recently passed, its history and what it stands for was brought into question. In our increasingly politically-correct world, there has been a growing opposition on this topic. Not everyone believes Columbus is a hero, or even close to one. To understand the reason for the opposition,...

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