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The Dress Code Controversy

The Dress Code Controversy

Suzie Yu, Staff Reporter

December 22, 2018


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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,...

The Most Important Meal of the Day

The Most Important Meal of the Day

Abigail Aronson, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2018


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With only nine periods in a day, many Bronx Science students have trouble fitting all of the classes they want to take throughout the year into their schedules. As most classes are daily and every science class has at least two double-period lessons per week, creating a schedule that consists of all...

An Argument For Taking Regents or Advanced Placement Exams, Not Both

An Argument For Taking Regents or Advanced Placement Exams, Not Both

Kieran Aug, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2018


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Diligent students sit in silence in the Bronx Science library. Textbooks in hand, they are running on a few hours of sleep, as they face a difficult task before them: standardized testing day.  For many students, taking standardized tests is a yearly ritual, as students in Advanced Placement classes ar...

Losing Momentum – Gun Reform Advocates Face Overwhelming Apathy

Losing Momentum – Gun Reform Advocates Face Overwhelming Apathy

Audrey Hill, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2018


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It’s been 7,161 days days since the school shooting that began the cycle of gun violence in American schools. Since the beautiful April morning when two teenagers opened fire on Columbine high school in Littleton, Colorado, leaving thirteen dead and a nation shaken. It’s been 219 days since anot...

“Hi. I’m Henna, I Don’t Think We’ve Met.”

“Hi. I’m Henna, I Don’t Think We’ve Met.”

Rahma Tasnim, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2018


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Henna tattoos, a trend that has been a mainstay of the festival and party scene during recent years, are being seen at many high profile events such as Coachella. While henna tattoos are something that have recently gained traction in the Western hemisphere, making them has been practiced for centurie...

We Stress College Prestige, But Is It Really Worth It?

We Stress College Prestige, But Is It Really Worth It?

Arona Islam, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2018


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Pressure to study diligently and get into a top-tier institution is at its peak; the worry becomes amplified with every question in a prep book. Students spend hours hovering over tiresome math problems and seemingly endless passages, all with the intention of raising their SAT or ACT scores. After ...

Is There Justice in One Game?

Is There Justice in One Game?

Katherine Doss, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2018


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“Strike three, you’re out!” After baseball’s long and grueling 162 game season, the playoffs are baseball’s ultimate award for excellence.. Fortunately for some, a few teams qualified for the playoffs. The playoff levels, known as the Division, League Championship, and World Series are played...

Self-Driving Cars

Self-Driving Cars

Jason Cheung, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018


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On March 18, 2018, in Tempe, Arizona, Elaine Herzberg was struck and killed by a self-driving Uber car. She was the first pedestrian on record to be killed by an autonomous vehicle. The advent of self-driving cars has been coming for years. Many big tech companies such as Tesla have done extensive r...

Chinese AI Succeeds American Technology

Chinese AI Succeeds American Technology

Kelly Xiao, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018


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Artificial technology is a developing innovation of the twentieth century that has made massive gains both investment-wise and attention-wise. In 2017, global investments in artificial intelligence technology rose dramatically into the range of the billions; now, in 2018, focus into this specific field ...

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